Sometimes the answer to pain relief isn’t to dose yourself up on pills (although for many, that is the easiest and yes, most effective, option). Similar to the way massage can help relieve sore muscles and improve flexibility, chiropractic decompression is an option for relief when it comes to back pain. What Exactly Is Chiropractic Decompression? It doesn’t sound like a very gentle procedure, does it? Thankfully it doesn’t necessarily involve invasive surgery. Instead, decompression is achieved by using a traction table or a similar motorized device. Despite this scary-sounding…Read More
Category: Back Pain
What to Do About Ongoing Chronic Low Back Pain
A large percentage of the population of the United States will experience a significant episode of lower back pain before the age of 40. Significant lower back pain is defined as more than the mild soreness one gets after physical activity like gardening or vacuuming the house. Low back pain of significance is a very intense to excruciating pain and keeps one from normal activities such as sleeping well, being able to do chores at home or in the yard, interfering with job duties, taking care of children and family…Read More
Tips to Choose a Good Chiropractor
If you want to choose a chiropractor, you can follow the steps given in this article. The experience of the professional is not the only factor that you may want to consider when making this selection. By following the tips given in this article, you can choose a chiropractor that can best fit your needs and budget. Types of Treatment First of all, the chiropractor you are going to choose should offer different types of treatments, such as rehabilitation exercises, spinal decompression, nutrition counseling, and deep tissue muscle exercises. Long-Term…Read More
I Am Afraid My Back Will Go Out
“If I do almost anything, I’m afraid my back will go out”. This is the statement I heard the first time I met with Michael. It is also a statement I’ve heard many times in my 34 years of chiropractic practice. Michael was a 30-year-old married patient with two young children. In the past year he’d had five times when, playing with his kids or doing yard work, his lower back would suddenly seize up, causing extreme pain and terribly incapacitating him for the next two weeks. He had been…Read More
MSM Power: Saving People Suffering From Back Pain
Among many types of elements people using to fight back pain, Methylsulfonylmethane or MSM is one of the most popular ones being used. Classified as an organic sulfur compound, MSM is naturally derived during the rain cycle. MSM’s sulfur content is a very important component and beneficial in different bodily functions. Our body’s energy will decline if we lack enough sulfur in our cells. And although sulfur can be found in numerous unprocessed foods, this type of sulfur can be lost during the cooking process. There are various ways MSM…Read More
Can MRIs Reveal Back Pain?
The prospect of undergoing an MRI scan can be extremely daunting. In addition to the fact that a scan could mean that there may actually be something amiss in your body, the thought of lying alone in a noisy, confined space is a frightening prospect for many. Like many medical contraptions, an MRI is something most of us will endure for the sake of achieving a correct diagnosis. But are they really useful in diagnosing the majority of lower back conditions? What’s interesting in using MRI scanners as a diagnostic…Read More
What Is The Neck Roll Of A Pillow?
It is the “Roll” that makes it a “Neck Pillow”. A neck pillow is simply a regular pillow that gives your neck the needed support. Some other common names are a Chiropractic Pillow, Cervical Pillow, and an Orthopedic Pillow. It is often called Chiropractic pillow because Chiropactors are all about spinal alignment. It’s called a Cervical pillow because it supports your neck or Cervical spine. Orthopedists are all about the spine and other bones, hence the name “orthopedic pillow”. The most important aspect of any neck pillow is the “neck…Read More
How To Overcome Irreversible Back Pain?
According to the study carried out by world health organization (WHO), pain in the lower and upper back is the major cause of disability for persons under the age of 45 in the world. Many people are spending billions of money looking for solutions to aching backs. On a daily basis, many people experiencing severe or moderate pain in their lower back or upper back tend to find temporary ways to relieve their pain instead of knowing the real cause. It affects people of all ages, although a study carried…Read More
Degenerative Disc Disease and Back Pain
The spinal discs are a unique structure. They are round(ish) in shape, with a flat top and bottom that attach securely to the vertebra above and below. The discs consist of 2 parts, a tough outer ring (anulus fibrosis) and a softer, fibrous inner component (nucleus pulposus). There are 23 spinal discs in our spinal column. Their primary function is to act as a shock absorber between the bones in our spine (the vertebra) to stop them banging or rubbing against each other. They also hold the vertebra together and…Read More
Lumbar Spondylosis and Sciatica – Two Poorly Understood Terms
Low back pain is worldwide one of the biggest reasons of loss of work. Increasing sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise, lack of awareness about normal physiologic posture and obesity has remarkably increased the prevalence of troublesome back pain. Back pain at one point or another affects everyone. However, back pain that is significant enough to cause loss of work, needs attention. There are numerous causes of pain ranging from common muscle spasms, disc disease, to instability from weaknesses in ligaments or bony integrity. Covering different causes of back pain is…Read More