Back Pain

10 Best Exercises to Strengthen Your Neck & Back

By |2018-06-26T11:16:09+00:00June 25th, 2018|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Pain, Sports Injuries, Videos|

As a chiropractor, I am often asked for the best spine-strengthening exercise. This is a difficult request because the answer is dependent on the needs of each individual patient. A more accurate quest is for the exercises that produce the best posture. Additionally, there are exercises that EVERYONE should avoid. Sit-Ups: The exercise everyone should [...]

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Understanding Disc Bulges

By |2017-12-14T13:10:47+00:00December 13th, 2017|Acupuncture, Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Pain, Videos|

A pinched nerve, sciatica, carpal tunnel, nerve stinger, and herniated disc are all descriptions of a serious nerve condition that affects thousands of people each year.  This painful condition is often described as a tingling and burning sensation that radiates down the nerve of an extremity to the hands or feet.  Nerves are important [...]

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How to Choose the Right Pillow for You

By |2017-10-23T11:15:12+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Allergies, Back Pain, Pain, Sleep|

There are many factors that affect the quality of the sleep you get each night. Most of us will immediately think about our mattress and whether or not it is appropriate for our needs, but what about your pillow? Choosing the wrong pillow can exacerbate headaches, neck and shoulder tension, arm and hand numbness, [...]

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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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