What is a Cervical Herniated Disc?

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If you’re experiencing pain in your neck and tingling in one or both arms, one of the likely culprits is a herniated disc in your neck. Herniated discs are fairly common, especially in older adults. While it can be dealt with by a licensed chiropractor, swift action is necessary to keep the disc from deteriorating further. Certain exercises and stretches …

What Happens if a Herniated Disc Remains Untreated?

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Herniated discs are a troublesome yet common part of growing older. Adults as young as 35 can experience these discs, especially if they have poor posture or are overweight, but they also occur in professional athletes. Though the symptoms of herniated discs are easy to ignore at first, they will gradually grow worse until they start to have an impact …

One Minute Exercises for Sciatica Pain Relief

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Sciatica can be draining and debilitating, sapping energy from everyday life with its pain. Here are some sciatica exercises for pain relief that can fit into even the busiest of schedules. But first, let’s define sciatica and talk about how a chiropractor can help fine-tune these exercises to best suit you. What is sciatica? Sciatica refers to pain due to …

Falls and 6 Other Causes of Back Pain

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Lower and upper back pain can be triggered by a variety of things and doesn’t just occur in older adults. Even healthy young adults and teens can have back pain, especially if they play sports or work in manual labor. National Falls Prevention Awareness Day is on September 23rd, 2019, and it’s a great time to learn more about the …

Can Stenosis Cause Leg Pain?

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Leg pain can be caused by a variety of sources and can affect young people and older adults. One of the most surprising causes of leg pain is stenosis, which typically starts in the lower back. If you are experiencing leg pain and haven’t had any recent injuries like sprains or falls, stenosis may be the culprit, as it develops …

7 Exercises to Prevent Upper Back Injuries

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Upper back injuries occur more often when the muscles and other tissue surrounding your joints are weakened. Like any muscle, your back muscles require some exercise to keep their strength up and decompress to reduce wear and tear. Whether you work in an office or as a laborer, special exercises targeting your upper back can help prevent herniated discs and …

4 Sciatica Exercises to Alleviate Pain

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The sciatic nerve is a large nerve located in the lower end of your spinal cord and runs down the back of both legs and down your thigh, splitting at the knee joint. When this nerve becomes pinched, damaged, or inflamed, it can result in intense pain. Some of the more common causes of sciatic pain are an injury, damage …

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

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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?

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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 …