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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Taking Control of Your Lower Back Pain – Pt 1
Back Pain, Sciatica, Sciatic Nerve

The Most Common Pain in the World There is not that much else more common than back pain. It’s so common that 80% of all people will experience a bad back at some point in their lives. It’s so bad that it’s now the leading cause of disability in the world. The good news it that even if you suffer from back pain, there are steps you can take to reduce that pain. Over the next three weeks, we’ll look at steps you can take to reduce your chances of suffering from undue pain in your lower back. Today, we’ll … Continue reading “Taking Control of Your Lower Back Pain – Pt 1”

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Sciatica and Upper Cervical Chiropractic
Back Pain, Sciatica, Sciatic Nerve

Sciatica is a disorder which causes a set of symptoms including pain in the derrière or leg that becomes worse when sitting, standing or squatting, also it can cause a burning or tingling “pins and needles” sensation in the leg, weakness, numbness, difficulty of motion in the foot or leg.  The sciatic nerve runs from the spine through the buttocks, and down the leg on both sides of the body.  It is not abnormal for symptoms to manifest only on one side of the body.     Causes of Sciatica   Back pain and sciatica can be caused by disc … Continue reading “Sciatica and Upper Cervical Chiropractic”

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Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Jaw Pain
TMJ, Jaw Pain, Upper Cervical

Jaw Pain The lower jaw is connected to the skull by the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) which is located in front of each ear. These are complicated joints which allow the lower jaw to open, close, slide and rotate. On an average, the TMJ is used over 5000 times each day when we we chew, swallow, yawn, smile, laugh, eat and speak! TMJ pain is mainly caused due to damage to the joint itself. Any kind of trauma can affect the TMJ can cause immense pain and dysfunction. Mostly sports injuries, car accidents, dental work may be the reason of TMJ … Continue reading “Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Jaw Pain”

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Your Job can be Hard on your Back
Back Pain, Sore Back, Workplace Injuries

Your Job and the Risks you Take So, if your job requires you to sit at a desk for several hours a day, you might not think too much about the long term effects. You may think work place injuries are something only people who work in construction or other manual labor jobs need to worry about. The truth is even people who sit at desks for the better part of eight hours a day may suffer from workplace injuries. According to a news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the most common workplace injuries involve the shoulder, back, … Continue reading “Your Job can be Hard on your Back”

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On the Job Causes of Back Pain
Back Pain, Sore Back, Workplace Injuries

Your Job and the Risks you Take So, if your job requires you to sit at a desk for several hours a day, you might not think too much about the long term effects. You may think work place injuries are something only people who work in construction or other manual labor jobs need to worry about. The truth is even people who sit at desks for the better part of eight hours a day may suffer from workplace injuries. According to a news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the most common workplace injuries involve the shoulder, back, … Continue reading “On the Job Causes of Back Pain”

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Signs of a Weak Spine
Back Pain, Sciatica, Sciatic Nerve

If you have ever had the urge to crack your back, have someone hug you and crack it for you, or crack your neck, you are not alone. Self-cracking one’s spine or neck is something most people, or perhaps everyone, has done at one time or another. Though, one’s ability to crack their neck or back does not mean it is a good practice. It is a sign that their spine is not aligned, and that they need to seek an evaluation from an Upper Cervical Specialist. Below are some other signs that it is time to come in for … Continue reading “Signs of a Weak Spine”

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Upper Cervical can Help Argo star Ben Affleck

Many Celebrities and Athletes Struggle with Migraines  “Ben Affleck Out of Poker Championship due to Migraine” was the headline in the New York Post back in July of 2010. The star of oscar award winning Argo has struggled with migraines for years frequently showing up in the media. We see many athletes, artists, and celebrities getting migraine headaches including NFL giants Terrell Davis, Percy Harvin and Troy Aikman, tennis great Serena Williams, basketball superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and baseball stars Jonathon Papelbon and Johnny Damon; actors Ben Affleck and Whoopi Goldberg. Upper cervical doctors frequently see a 90-95 % success rate … Continue reading “Upper Cervical can Help Argo star Ben Affleck”

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Scoliosis can Start with a Fall Down the Stairs

When a 2-year-old little girl falls down the stairs what is the typical response? The parents would pick her up and check on her see if there are any notable injuries. If they were concerned about her in any way the parents would take that little girl to the emergency room and get her checked out medically. They may perform X-Rays, a Cat Scan, and other testing. If all those tests come back negative then they would release her back to her parents and tell them that she is going to be okay. But what if she wasn’t okay? What … Continue reading “Scoliosis can Start with a Fall Down the Stairs”

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Tingling and Other Signs of a Herniated Disc
Back Pain, Sciatica, Sciatic Nerve

When you take your thumb, lightly press it against one of your fingers, and rub it, do you feel a tingling sensation? Or do you experience a tingling sensation anywhere else in your body? If you do, might you have a herniated disc, also called a slipped disc. Here are other symptoms of a Herniated Disc: Herniated Disc Symptoms Arm or leg pain – Where the pain is depends on whether the affected disc is in your neck or lower back Numbness or Tingling – This occurs to the nerves affected by a herniated disc Weakness – The weakening of … Continue reading “Tingling and Other Signs of a Herniated Disc”

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