Back Pain

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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The Battle Against Back Pain

By |2017-02-24T13:21:35+00:00November 2nd, 2015|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Pain|

My chiropractic patients often blame their back pain on poor quality mattresses. Sadly, they wake up sore in the low back, hips, and shoulders. The mattress they invested too much money on just a few years ago seems to be the culprit. Before ditching an expensive mattress for a newer model, it is important to [...]

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Ergonomics

By |2016-11-15T18:03:19+00:00August 25th, 2015|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Pain|

Sitting is the New Smoking “Sitting is the new smoking” is a catch phrase that is presently circulating rehab and chiropractic circles. As a practitioner who specializes in curing injuries that are caused by repetitive movements and prolonged bad posture, I can assure you that sitting can be just as dangerous as smoking. Sitting at [...]

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Patient Appreciation Week June 22-26

By |2016-11-15T18:03:19+00:00June 15th, 2015|Allergies, Back Pain, Chiropractic Care|

11 Years of Service This month I am fortunate to say that I have been in practice for 11 years! The time has flown by, but what an amazing journey it has been! Little did I know how rewarding this career would be when I started down this path many years ago. It's exciting to [...]

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Epidural Steroid Injections: Pros and Cons

By |2016-11-15T18:03:19+00:00February 16th, 2015|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care|

Over the past few years, epidural steroid injections have grown in popularity. Both doctors and patients have opted for this less invasive treatment. Often, steroid injections have been chosen over surgery despite the lack of clinical evidence for their effectiveness and safety. Considering the lack of evidence, it is prudent to take a critical look [...]

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