Backpack Safety

backpack

Backpack Safety  Another summer has come and is almost gone. It’s back to school time! Preparing for a new school year often includes shopping for new supplies such as pens and pencils, folders, notebooks, etc. Often, a new backpack is on the shopping list as well. Did you know that selecting a good backpack can…

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Thoracic Outlet

Thoracic Outlet Do you ever get numbness and tingling into the arms when sleeping at night, reaching overhead, brushing your hair, or driving your car? Well, there may be an explanation for that numbness sensation! It is called thoracic outlet syndrome and is quite common. What is thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS)? Did you know that…

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Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis Neck and back pain are unfortunately ailments that a large amount of people will experience in their lifetime. However, when that pain starts to result in numbness, tingling, and weakness into the arms and legs, concerns arise. There are a variety of reasons that symptoms into the arms and legs can occur and…

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Snow Shoveling

snow shovel

Snow Shoveling Winter is here and the snow is starting to fall! As beautiful as a fresh white blanket of snow is, it cannot lay perfect forever. Shoveling snow is one of the biggest reasons people struggle with low back pain in the winter. Lets “melt” those pesky bad habits away and shovel our way…

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Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction Low back pain will affect more than 80% of the population at some point in their life. There are a variety of reasons that low back pain can present. Most often, the low back becomes painful due to an acute injury or a mechanical strain/sprain. When the low back musculature becomes strained,…

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Tips for Reducing Back Pain While Traveling

Tips for Reducing Back Pain While Traveling Traveling for work or vacation can be exciting! You can get relax, enjoy the company with you, and listen to your favorite music or audiobook.  However, if you suffer from low back pain…traveling can be a dreaded experience. Here are some tips to try and reduce present back…

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Scoliosis

scoliosis

The spine is meant to have curves. It is the curves that give us the typical “S” shape we commonly think of when we think of our spine. These natural curve gives us our body shape and supports our weight adequately. The neck and low back have the same curve, called a lordosis. The mid-back…

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Lumbar Radiculopathy

Lumbar Radiculopathy

Lumbar Radiculopathy – Low back pain will affect more than 80% of the population at some point in their life. Pinched nerves are unfortunately a common reason that low back pain occurs. When a nerve becomes compressed, it can cause the low back and even the legs to feel pain, weakness, and numbness. What can be…

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Ice versus heat – what to use for pain relief

ice vs heat

Ice vs Heat – Should I use ice? Should I use heat? Will one help or hurt me? The use of ice or heat is one of the most controversial topics in health care. It has been studied over and over again. It is also one of the most commonly asked question patients ask us, whether…

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Shoulder Impingement

shoulder impingement

What is Shoulder Impingement? Shoulder pain is one of the most common physical complaints people experience. The shoulder is a complex structure consisting of several components. Let’s take a moment and have an anatomy lesson to further explore all these important structures. The shoulder is a “ball and socket” joint, which gives us all the…

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