Category: back injury

Sciatica: a Big Pain in the Buttocks

Sciatica is when pressure is put on the sciatic nerve, the large nerve that runs from the lower back through the hips and down each leg.  The pain can be mild or severe, intermittent like an electric shock or constant. Sciatica is not a disorder itself, but rather a symptom of a disorder, and in …

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Auto Accident Injuries and You

No one wants to be in an automobile accident but even for the safest, most cautious drivers, they’re almost inevitable.  You can do everything right but you have no control over the other drivers, weather conditions, or wild animals that may cross your path.  Even a small fender-bender that causes minimal damage to your car …

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Auto Accident Injuries

If you’re a tennis player, it’s common to get tennis elbow.  Runners get shin splints. Football players tear their ACLs. There are specific injuries that most commonly occur with certain sports because of the way in which the body typically moves while participating in them.   The same can be said for automobile accidents.  Even …

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Scoliosis

For most people, sometime around the age of 10 or 11, they visited their school nurse or had a checkup at the doctor where they were checked for scoliosis, a curvature of the spine.  Although rare, they may even remember someone needed to wear a rigid back brace to correct the problem. Unless you were …

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Back Pain and Pregnancy

Pregnancy should be a time of joy and anticipation of the new arrival but unfortunately, for more than ⅔ of all women, pregnancy is full of discomfort and back pain.  And it’s no wonder―pregnancy increases your weight changing your center of gravity, causes fatigue, muscle strain, and hormonal changes, all of which can lead to …

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Is Your Child’s Backpack Setting Them Up…

…for a Life of Back Pain? Backpacks have become a necessity for every school-aged child, as has to fill them with every heavy book and school supply imaginable. Their overstuffed packs can weigh 30 lbs. or more and they carry them all day long.  They walk around like turtles, schlepping their substantial packs from one …

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Why Visit a Chiropractor After a Car Accident

If you have been in an accident you have been through a traumatic experience.  You may still be in shock or may be dealing with the stressful aftermath.  In the hustle and bustle of insurance claims and auto repairs you might be tempted to put off medical treatment, especially if the injuries aren’t obvious. When …

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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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