X-Flame

X-Flame The time of year is here to be working in the yard, playing summer sports, and traveling for vacations. This is also the time of year when aches and pains may be increasing due to the change in activity. Do you find yourself taking Ibuprofen, Advil, or Aleve a few times a week because…

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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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Gardening Techniques

gardening

Gardening Techniques April showers bring May flowers! Here we are closing in on the end of April which means in the next few weeks gardening will be on everyone’s mind. While gardening can be a fun way to plant flowers, grow crops, and spend time outdoors after being cooped up all winter…it also presents an…

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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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Shin Splints

Shin Splints Regardless of exercise level or daily routine, shin splints are something that most active people will experience at some point in their life. Shin splints can be painful and a nuisance. Sometimes the pain can be so intense that it causes people to stop their activity.  If shin pain is bothersome or stopping…

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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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Raking Leaves

raking leaves

The crisp cool air, the beautiful foliage, bonfires, football games, pumpkin patches…all perfect descriptions of autumn! While most enjoy all the wonders that autumn brings to our area, it does not go without an increased chance for low back pain. As those beautiful leaves start to fall, raking begins. Using proper mechanics while raking can…

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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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