What To Do About Degenerative Neck Pain

Neck pain is one of the chief areas of concern for chiropractors. While sudden injuries to the neck are often painful, slowly developing conditions that cause chronic pain and fatigue are even more common. This month, we’re going to take a look at some of the common reasons for persistent soreness, conservative treatment options, and what lifestyle changes patients can make to manage or prevent symptoms.

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Nicole Schmitz
Sleeping Positions for Aches and Pains

If you’ve ever lost a wink of sleep because your legs feel restless or your back is a bother, the problem may stem from your sleeping position. It’s easier said than done to change the way that we sleep, especially after we’ve habitually done so for several years, but it doesn’t hurt to try. If you suffer from sciatica, degenerative disc disease, or mild to moderate back pain, and you’ve exhausted your pain management options, allow us to encourage you to reevaluate your posture during sleep so that you can improve your quality of rest.

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How Stress Really Affects Our Bodies

Acute feelings of worry may arise if we are late for a meeting or struggling to reach a deadline. For immediate, short-term situations, stress can be beneficial to a person because it may help them increase productivity, or cope with potentially serious situations. When the stress response doesn’t stop launching itself, these levels will become chronic and affect a person’s behavior and overall well-being.

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Pregnancy Aches and Pains: How Chiropractic Can Treat Them

Body aches are a common complaint throughout pregnancy. Whether the pain is affecting a specific area such as pelvic pressure, or the patient feels sciatic nerve pain in the lower back and legs, chiropractic care will help maintain spinal health and correct misaligned joints. Chiropractic is a non-invasive, safe, and beneficial way to support your body in the midst of this magical time.

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Natural Pain Relief Suggestions

Once you receive a pain assessment from your doctor or chiropractor and determine what’s causing your physical pain, there are natural pain relief options that can help more than a pill ever could. First and foremost, come and visit your chiropractor so they can help you to determine the cause of the pain.

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Easy, Healthy Choices to Make During the Summer

There are plenty of ways to make get in better shape, improve your skin, and strengthen your bones all summer. When general soreness starts affecting your body from all of your activities, we encourage you to see a chiropractor who can offer many health benefits.

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How Chiropractic Care Can Help Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is the longest and the widest nerve in the human body. It originates in the lower spinal cord, and extends through the lower back, each hip, the buttocks and legs. This nerve connects the spinal column to the legs and feet, making it responsible for any pain or sensation to the lower extremities. Chiropractic care always aims to restore the best possible function to the spinal cord and nervous system, and helps alleviate sciatic nerve pain.

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Your Brain and Emotional Stress

Back pain is the second leading cause of disability in the United States, and still many people overlook how profoundly their mindset is influencing the pain. Your attitude can contribute to your back pain or make it worse, based on how you view the pain and if you let it control you, but you can also take mastery over it. Chiropractors can help improve back pain with spinal adjustments and other treatments, but the wellness-centered, holistic approach of chiropractic will always consider your mindset toward your body and if that can also be improved.

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Why Standing All Day Leads to Back Pain (It's No Surprise!)

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people miss work, and it’s no secret that work often contributes to back pain. Chiropractors often treat cashiers, hairdressers, nurses, security screeners, custodians, and other people who are on their feet all day, but preventive measures are necessary to stop the problem from recurring.

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How Cell Phone Use Strains the Neck

As a society, we have all become more reliant on the use of cell phones and handheld devices. We stay connected and informed, but at what cost to our health? The amount of time you spend looking down at the screen on your phone or device strains your back and especially your neck. You may have even heard the term “text neck”, as the problem becomes more prevalent. We can make smarter choices about how to use devices every day, and reduce strain on our bodies without having to unplug and disconnect.

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Back Pain and the Gluteal Region

When we think of lower back pain, we may think of problems in the spinal column itself. It is true that slipped lumbar discs, inflammation in the facet joints, and strains in the muscles attaching directly to the vertebrae are all common causes of back pain. But in many cases, pain radiates to the back from the pelvic region. Problems in this area can also cause pain, tingling, or numbness further down the leg, so it is important for patients to understand the importance of maintaining the health of the muscles in their gluteal region.

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Workplace Habits and Poor Posture

As we age, bad habits at the office such as slouching and lack of exercise during the day can cause muscle fatigue and tension. Some signs that you might have bad habits at work include rounded shoulders, a potbelly, your head leaning forward or backwards, back pain, muscle fatigue, headaches, and bent knees. With some lifestyle adjustments, you can improve your posture and spinal health.

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The Connection Between Whiplash and Concussions

But there’s one type of injury that is of increasing concern to parents for which chiropractic is an often-overlooked treatment: concussions. Mild traumatic brain injuries are often accompanied by whiplash, making musculoskeletal specialists crucial to recovery.

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Chiropractic Treatment for Migraine Headaches

Everyone has had a headache at some point and we are all familiar with the throbbing feeling that can linger and really slow down your day. But there is more than one type of a headache, and chronic migraine sufferers will tell you they experience many other symptoms that can put a screeching halt to all activity for hours and even days. Migraines come with the throbbing sensation but also cause sensitivity to light and noise, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, and stomach pain.

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Why Chiropractic Care is Beneficial for Children of All Ages

Chiropractic care is safe and effective to practice on patients of all ages and chiropractic care for kids has gained popularity. Kids are starting athletics at a young age, parents are more cautious about doctors that over prescribe medication, and we all know kids are prone to stumbles and falls! Chiropractic is a method to both defend against injury and heal from accidents without the use of drugs or surgery.

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How a Chiropractic Approach Can Improve Arthritis

Chiropractic is much more than spinal manipulations. It is a philosophy of medicine that emphasizes the use of noninvasive, non-addictive means of treating pain and allowing the body to heal itself. This approach means that most chiropractic offices offer a variety of treatments designed to improve overall wellness. This is particularly helpful when addressing one of the most common sources of pain: arthritis.

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Is Your Back Pain Worse in Cold Weather?

Many people who suffer from frequent pain in their backs and joints can testify that their soreness is worse in cold weather. While the reasons for this vary depending on the condition, treating and preventing pain during the winter months is of major importance to chiropractors, particularly as patients may be at increased risk of injury if their movement is restricted.

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