Is Your Smartphone Causing You Back Pain?

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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 a Chiropractor Can Help with Muscle Strains in Your Lower Back

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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 for Sleeping with Sciatica

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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 …

Sciatica: Exercises to Try and to Avoid

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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 …

What Can I do to Alleviate Sciatic Nerve Pain?

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Over 40% of people will experience sciatic nerve pain during their lifetime, and depending on the severity of the condition, the pain can be debilitating and prevent people from completing simple daily tasks. The sciatic nerve is the widest and longest nerve in the body, running from the lumbar spine, through the buttocks, down the leg and ending at the …

3 Stretches for Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief

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Sciatic nerve pain can be debilitating and seriously interfere with your everyday activities. When the sciatic nerve becomes compressed or pinched, it sends out distress signals to the surrounding muscles, causing them to become inflamed and swollen. Long-term compression and inflammation of the nerve can lead to tissue damage in the nerve and surrounding muscles. While surgery can relieve the …

What is Cervical Radiculopathy?

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Cervical radiculopathy is the medical term for a pinched nerve in the neck. While either degenerative changes or trauma usually causes it, many people don’t notice the symptoms until they wake up in the morning and experience pain, tingling, and numbness in their shoulders, arms, and hands. Cervical radiculopathy can be treated with proper chiropractic care, targeted exercises and stretches, …

The Complete Guide to Sciatica

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Sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain, can be extremely painful. This back and leg pain is widely experienced and may affect up to 40% of the population. For some, the pain may be slight, but others may suffer significantly from its debilitating effects. It is important to understand the possible causes of sciatica, as well as the symptoms, so you can …

Spinal Stenosis: What You Need to Know

Spinal Stenosis: What You Need to Know

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Natural treatments are available for those suffering from sciatica nerve pain or a herniated disc. All too often people rush off to surgery or start living…