Finding Ways to Alleviate Neck Pain Naturally
Neck Pain, Neck Ache, Neck Injury, Neck Trauma, Neck Alignment, text neck, texting

Neck pain is extremely common. In fact, it will afflict 2 out of 3 people at some time, meaning it is nearly as common as back pain. Neck pain is difficult to diagnose and care for because this area of the body houses many blood vessels, muscles, and nerves. One thing that seems to stand out when it comes to finding out why neck pain occurs is uneven weight distribution of the head. The head can weigh up to 14 pounds and is stabilized by the neck. In order for the head to remain balanced properly, bones and muscles must … Continue reading “Finding Ways to Alleviate Neck Pain Naturally”

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Synergy Chiropractic – Helping Torticollis and Scoliosis
Neck Ache, Back Ache, Pinched Nerve, Numbness, Tingling, Muscle Ache, Torticollis

A link has repeatedly been seen between a misalignment in the upper neck and the conditions of torticollis and scoliosis, possibly due to trauma at birth. Dr. Gutmann has been researching this very subject since the 1960’s and published his research in 1987. It clearly reveals that upper neck problems create a variety of illnesses in children such as ear infections and colic, as well as torticollis. Another doctor, Dr. Biederman, published further research in 1992. By combining the children observed with these two doctors, it amounts to over 1,000 babies who were studied. Dr. Biederman’s research once again linked … Continue reading “Synergy Chiropractic – Helping Torticollis and Scoliosis”

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What One’s Posture Indicates About the Future
Posture, Ergonomics, Back Pain, Neck Pain

Whether or not a person has a healthy spine and correct posture can indicate if he may need nursing home care or other assistance as he ages. If scoliosis is present, there is a greater chance that one will need future care. The angle at which the spine is curved is the main factor that comes into play when determining how a person’s future will play out. A study done at Toho University located in Japan measured the spines of 800 people by using a non-invasive computer program to determine the angle of the spine. Out of these 800, all … Continue reading “What One’s Posture Indicates About the Future”

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The Effect of a Birth Injury on a Baby
birth injury, birth injuries, spinal cord injury, spinal cord injuries, newborns, infants,

A baby can actually endure a birth injury to the spine. This can be caused by a number of factors. Even something as simple as the mother pushing while lying flat on her back and the doctor assisting by pulling the baby can have a profound effect on the health of the infant’s spine. Sometimes more intense measures are required during birth, such as using forceps, vacuum extraction, or a C-section. These can easily cause a misalignment in the child’s spine. It is assumed that when a baby is crying, he or she is hungry or needing to be changed. … Continue reading “The Effect of a Birth Injury on a Baby”

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Sitting While on the Job Can Lead to Neck Pain
Neck Pain, Neck Ache, Headache, Headaches, Migraine, Migraines, Neck Injury, Neck Trauma,

It may be surprising to learn that sitting for prolonged periods of time can actually be the cause of neck pain. Most people are aware that sitting is not good for their health. It can lead to such things as a weakening of the muscles, improper circulation, and even an increased risk for heart problems. In addition, sitting for a long time can cause a person to have a number of aches and pains. Often, when one thinks about the conditions associated with sitting, he is referring to low and mid-back pain or even pain in the hands or wrists. … Continue reading “Sitting While on the Job Can Lead to Neck Pain”

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Shocking Concussion Link to Alzheimer’s Disease

Concussions are a common injury in sports, car accidents, and falls, and the damage may not stop at a few hours of wooziness. According to Radiology¸ a medical journal, the neural abnormalities seen in Alzheimer’s patients is shocking similar to that found in an MTBI, or mild traumatic brain injury.   One reason for this connection that was postulated by the researchers is that concussions create difficulty in focusing on specific sounds. It has been long established that hearing problems increase the risk of the development of Alzheimer’s.   Another issue that is often set off by a concussion is problems with … Continue reading “Shocking Concussion Link to Alzheimer’s Disease”

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Help for Sciatic Pain
Back Pain, Sciatica, Sciatic Nerve

If you have ever had sciatic pain, you know it is nothing to laugh at. The sciatic nerve runs from the spine through the buttocks and down the leg on both sides of the body. Sciatica is a disorder that causes pain in the buttocks or legs that becomes worse with squatting, standing, or sitting. What are some other symptoms?  A burning or tingling ‘pins and needles’ feeling in the leg  Weakness  Numbness  Difficulty in moving the foot or leg  Affects both sides of the body  What Medical Treatments Exist?  Usually, your doctor will begin treating sciatica with an anti-inflammatory, … Continue reading “Help for Sciatic Pain”

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Everyday Causes of Back and Neck Injuries
Neck Pain, Back Pain, Concussion, Whiplash, Neck Injury

After Your Concussion or Whiplash If you were recently in a car accident, took a recent fall, or suffered from a sports related accident, then you should be aware of the damage your body may have sustained. We understand it may be tempting to think that because you feel fine you are fine. You may also think that all you need to do is ice your injury, but there is so much more to it than that. Sometimes, the pain from that injury your suffered will not manifest itself for days, weeks, months, or even years after that accident. It’s … Continue reading “Everyday Causes of Back and Neck Injuries”

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Taking Control of Your Lower Back Pain – Pt 3
Back Pain, Sciatica, Sciatic Nerve

Creating a Team Over the last few weeks, we’ve talked about steps you can take on your own to reduce your chances of suffering from lower back pain or quickening the healing process. There are many times in a person’s life that a person needs to surround themselves with other people in order for that person to become a healthier person. With that said, this week’s blog will explore those team members who can help restore your body to optimum health, so you can live the life you were meant to live. This may mean a mindset change for some … Continue reading “Taking Control of Your Lower Back Pain – Pt 3”

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Taking Control of Your Lower Back Pain – Pt 2
Back Pain, Sciatica, Sciatic Nerve

Last week we explored how the food you eat can cause inflammation throughout your body and lead to lower back pain. The truth is that not only can many processed foods cause inflammation, but that extra weight you carry in your stomach is extra weight your spine needs to support. Now that you’ve cut out at least one of the items we listed in last week’s blog, the next step you can take to improve the health of your back is such a simple one that you can do it in your sleep. That’s because it is the position in … Continue reading “Taking Control of Your Lower Back Pain – Pt 2”

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