The Best Ways to Sit at Your Desk When You Have Sciatica

Kate Keenan blog

It can be difficult to deal with sciatica while at a sedentary job, even if you perform sciatica stretches and exercises whenever possible. When it comes to spending long hours at your desk, it might seem as though there is nothing you can do. However, there are a few simple changes you can make to the way you sit that …

Is Your Smartphone Causing You Back Pain?

Lisa Gladman blog

For all the reasons you could have back pain – your smartphone being the source is probably way down the list. But think about it for a moment. We spend our lives hunched over our mobile phones using them while walking or sitting down, and all this use has had a dramatic effect on our postures – and a poor …

How Stretching Before Physical Activity Can Prevent Back Pain

Kate Keenan blog

Whether you are a fitness novice or a top-tier athlete stretching is a vital part of any fitness routine. If you choose not to stretch before working out, you increase the chance of injury to your knees, shoulders, and back. Learning the benefits and some exercises for lower back pain can go a long way to preventing damage – no …

How a Chiropractor Can Help with Muscle Strains in Your Lower Back

Lisa Gladman blog

Struggling with lower left back pain and not sure why? Dealing with pain and strain in lower back muscles can add a lot of extra challenge to everyday activities, making simple actions like carrying a child or performing work duties seem like Herculean tasks. Many problems can be caused gradually through repetitive strain, but then lead to injury and muscle …

11 Tips to Alleviate Back Pain on Long Road Trips

Kate Keenan blog

If you are one of the many who require treatment and exercises for lower back pain, you may find yourself dreading long road trips. Hours spent sitting upright can be extremely painful, and cannot always be avoided, particularly if your work involves driving. Try these 11 tips and tricks to help reduce your discomfort. 1. Adjust your seat angle An …

11 Tips for Sleeping with Sciatica

Lisa Gladman blog

Although sciatica stretches, exercises and treatments can help relieve the pain of this condition; it can still trouble you at night. Lying with an incorrect posture can exacerbate sciatica, and the pain can even affect your sleeping habits. If you are struggling to sleep with sciatica, try these simple tips. 1. Lie on your back Lying on your back can …

5 Ways to Avoid Back Pain While Gardening

Kate Keenan blog

Back pain is the single leading cause of disability throughout the world and is one of the most common reasons for missed work. Gardening is one of the primary causes of back pain. Most people don’t associate gardening with exercise, yet thousands seek medical advice every year after experiencing an injury while tending to their gardens due to all the …

Sciatica: Exercises to Try and to Avoid

Lisa Gladman blog

Sciatica is a debilitating condition that affects millions of people every year, preventing them from working, socializing, or even performing simple daily tasks. According to experts, up to 40% of people will experience sciatica at some point in their life, and those with prior back pain are more susceptible to developing sciatic nerve pain. Fortunately, there are many exercises, and …