It’s hard to feel great about the day when you wake up with back pain. Don’t let the most important restorative hours of your day cause havoc on your back. Here are the best sleeping positions for back pain relief and a happier morning!
We know part of being an “adult” in today’s world means your schedule is packed. You might be trying to find a balance between your work life and home life. You might have kids you need to take care of and chauffeur around. And more likely than not, with all of the to-do list items you need to check off, you may be pushing appointments and check-ups until you desperately need to see a medical professional. Taking action for your health before something “bad” happens is the key to keeping yourself feeling and performing optimally. And seeing a chiropractor is a great way to get on the defensive line in regard to your health. Before things escalate and you find yourself in unmanageable pain, consider these five reasons why it may be time for a chiropractic adjustment.
Back pain is something almost all of us deal with at some point in our lives. From muscle tension to stiffness, back pain can affect both our physical and mental health. Qualities such as overall health, age, weight, family history, career, activity level, all play a role in a person’s specific amount of back pain. But which sex actually suffers from more back pain overall?
When you have back pain or a back injury, the “normalcy” of your day goes out the window. What used to be simple tasks, like tying your shoes, become extremely difficult. Things that used to only take a minute or two, like getting into your car or going down the stairs, now take double or triple the amount of time. And while these are all external examples, it’s important to learn about what’s going on internally. So, what does a lumbar injury do to your body?
Herniated discs are one of the most common, but uncomfortable, back problems chiropractors help correct. These discs sit between the vertebrae of the spine and can cause nerve irritation when it begins to tear. A herniated disc can occur in any area of the spine and most often result in either pain or numbness in the limbs. The good news is that more often than not, there are natural ways to find relief.
Age isn’t necessarily kind on the body. As we age, we see many side effects on the outward appearance of the body. Age lines and wrinkles begin to appear. A number of individuals swear they have gotten shorter (usually due to posture). But our bodies are aging internally as well. Our bones are getting less dense. And our joints don’t move as quickly as they did during youth. Elderly chiropractic care is a great way to continue aging as gracefully as possible.
Electrical Stimulation (E-stim) is a tool often used by both physical therapists and chiropractors. When used correctly, and can relieve pain, spasms, inflammation, and even muscle weakness. In other words, E-stim mimics muscle contraction. Electrodes attached to the skin carry these neurological impulses. Starting at a low frequency, the impulses will get slightly more intense to get to an effective, but still comfortable range. E-stim can help with things from headaches to ankle sprains. Read more
You might have noticed the trend of athletes sporting bright tape on specific areas of their bodies. Kinesiology tape (KT tape) is often used by those either recovering from or wanting to prevent an injury during intense physical exertion. If you’ve been curious about the “magic muscle tape”, today we’re diving into all the ways KT tape is suitable for your injuries.
Have you ever been minding your own business when all of a sudden, the muscles in your neck decide to tense and spasm? These involuntary contractions can be so severe that they cause pain. Unfortunately, this pain isn’t standard and can last anywhere from minutes to days once the initial spasm occurs. The best approach to relieving neck spasms is an inclusive remedy. Combining tools like temperature, stretching, massage, and medication is the best way to stop them.
Although all bodies are different and most of us love this fall season, there are a number of people who dread what fall weather does to their sinuses. During the fall, the air becomes cool, crisp, and dry. Hay fever is rampant. And symptoms like sinus headaches, runny noses, and “face” pain become more and more apparent. What may seem like allergies can become sinus infections when left untreated. Which is why we wanted to take some time and talk about how chiropractic care can help your fall sinus symptoms.