Category: back injury

Backpacks and Back Pain

Pain in the lower back is one of the most common reasons for missed work.  Around 31 million Americans are suffering from pain in the lower back.  Many people have grown accustomed to the pain and no longer realize that most lower back pain is not “just a part of life,” it is something with …

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Basketball and Chiropractors

While you are watching basketball this month remember that your chiropractor can help with sports related health!  The benefits of regular chiropractic work can be shown in the way it helps pro sports teams, both in addressing injuries and preventative maintenance.  The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress reported how pro-basketball performance was enhanced, including both endurance …

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Winter Weather and Whiplash

The holidays are a wonderful time to spend with family and to reflect on everything we have to be grateful for.  Watching the snow fall is beautiful, but the weather outside can be frightening too!  Almost one hundred million Americans will be traveling this holiday season and one patch of ice or a moment of …

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St. Louis, Sports, and Chiropractors!

St. Louis is a city of sports.  We follow baseball with enthusiasm, hockey with energy, and who needs a football team anyway.  We have softball leagues through work and football at family gatherings.  We like to play.  Here at North County Pain Relief, we want to be on your team! Everyone in our office wants …

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Strengthen Your Lower Back!

The lower back is an area that is engaged in most activities, if something isn’t right you are going to feel it!  Many of the back injuries that doctors and chiropractors see relate to the lower back region.  There are many different things that can cause back pain, but strengthening your core can help prevent …

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Lower Back Stretches

If you are waking up every morning with a stiff and painful lower back, you can either continue to wake up every morning with discomfort and tension, or you can choose to do something about it.  There are a variety of things that can cause you to feel pain in your lower back in the …

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Morning Lower Back Pain

Waking up to back pain is a rough way to start the day.  The aches, stiffness, and discomfort can make it difficult to get moving in the morning.  Simple things like bending over to put on socks can become a problem, even getting out of bed can seem daunting.  If you don’t remember a specific …

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Office Ergonomics

  Americans work a lot.  We tend to work longer days, take less vacation time off, and retire later than most of the rest of the world.  If you spend so much time at work you should make sure that your work environment is as healthy and body friendly as possible.  Read our “Tips for …

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Springtime Aches and Pains

It is spring, and garden season is upon us.  Flowers are beginning to bloom, grass is growing quickly, and people are spending more time outside, mowing lawns, weeding and planting.  If you have been relatively sedentary all winter be careful that you don’t overdo your springtime activities without warming up your body. Before you get …

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Back Pain – Prevention

Back pain is a widespread issue.  It is estimated that four out of five people will experience back pain sometime during their lifetime.  About half of those people will suffer the pain in their lower back.  Many things can contribute to back pain, poor posture, “text neck”, a work injury or hours in the same position …

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