Back Pain

Can School-Age Children Benefit from Chiropractic?

By |2017-08-07T13:09:40+00:00August 4th, 2017|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Healthy Eating, Sports Injuries, Vitamins and Supplements|

Chiropractic for adults simply makes sense. As adults we work 40+ hours per week and then come home to do more work. If we have some free time as adults, we go and work out and stress our bodies even more. So chiropractic to reduce joint pain, improve soft-tissue function, and allow us to [...]

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Using Your Desk as a Gym

By |2017-08-02T11:41:06+00:00July 22nd, 2017|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Pain, Stress, Videos, Vitamins and Supplements|

If you’re like most Americans, you may spend hours every day sitting. You may sit at a desk, in a car, on a couch, or at a kitchen table any of which can cause harmful damage. Sitting appears to be minimally exertive but through our inactivity we are activating many muscles. Even those who [...]

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How The Mid-Back Causes Low-Back and Neck Pain

By |2017-07-10T16:37:26+00:00July 10th, 2017|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Pain|

Computers have definitely led to an increase in workplace efficiency. However, they have also had a major impact on American workers' long-term health and well being. American office workers are some of the most focused and hardest working employees in the world but the long sedentary hours are taking a toll. Even as future [...]

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Preventing Tomorrow’s Injury Today

By |2017-03-07T17:41:53+00:00March 6th, 2017|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Recipes, Uncategorized|

  What if you could prevent your next injury?  The injury that is going to keep you from working for a few days.  Or the one that disrupts your next vacation.  Perhaps the injury that keeps you from running the race that you have been training on for months.  What if you could prevent [...]

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Preventing Wintertime Injuries

By |2017-02-24T13:20:30+00:00December 11th, 2016|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Vitamins and Supplements|

Most of us are accustomed to the cold and icy winters in Virginia. However, winter recreational activities and chores can pose a predicament for the outdoor enthusiast whose body is not in condition. Winter activities like shoveling, hiking, skiing, and sledding, can cause painful muscle spasms or strains and tears. Getting around town, clambering awkwardly [...]

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The Standing Desk

By |2017-02-24T13:20:39+00:00October 31st, 2016|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care|

As a chiropractor in a busy office, I often witness trends in the healthcare field.  One of the latest trends has been the rise in popularity of the standing desk.  These desks offer the opportunity for our 80% sedentary workforce to perform their jobs while standing instead of sitting. There is no doubt that prolonged [...]

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Video: Improve Your Low-Back Endurance

By |2016-11-15T18:03:18+00:00August 9th, 2016|Back Pain, Exercise, Pain, Videos|

  Low back endurance is more important than low back flexibility or strength. Improve your low back endurance to prevent injuries at work or around the house. Click the image above to view the video.

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Low Back Pain and Fitness Myths

By |2016-11-15T18:03:18+00:00August 9th, 2016|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Pain|

Last year alone, 86 million dollars were spent treating back pain.  The past decade has seen a steep rise in treatment costs with little improvement in public health to show for it.  The majority of this increase is due to the rising costs of drugs, preventable surgeries, and unnecessary diagnostic imaging.  Many of these areas [...]

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Ice or Heat?

By |2016-11-15T18:03:18+00:00May 23rd, 2016|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Pain|

The question of “Should I use Ice or heat?” is one that chiropractors hear and answer multiple times a day. There is so much confusion about this issue, which is a shame because therapeutic icing and heating (cryotherapy and thermotherapy) are rational and cheap self-treatment options with minimal risks.  Unfortunately many differing opinions, based upon [...]

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Endurance Athletes and Active Release Technique®

By |2016-11-15T18:03:18+00:00December 1st, 2015|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Running|

Endurance athletes are among the healthiest human beings on the planet. They eat right, exercise, and work hard to get adequate rest. This well-oiled machine is capable of amazing feats when it is tuned properly. However, injuries still accrue despite the fact that the cardiovascular system may be in top-notch condition, muscles are well toned, [...]

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