When you spend hours sitting every day, you could be doing damage to your spine unless it is properly supported. Long periods of sitting subjects the spine to large amounts of pressure. Your muscles and spinal discs are affected by this stress. Most individuals also have a habit of sitting hunched forward when they work. This position also adds more pressure to the spinal discs. Additionally, it may over-stretch spinal ligaments. (more…)
One of the major joys in a women’s life is bringing new life into the world. Many mothers cite pregnancy as one of their best experiences. It can also be a time of annoying or debilitating back pain. You may find yourself somewhere on that line of continuum, and the discomfort or pain may be interfering with your daily activities and wearing you down with fatigue. With accurate diagnosis and proper treatment, you can find relief and enjoy your pregnancy. (more…)
As you consider the source of your back pain, you may do a mental inventory of all of the activities that you did recently. Could it be attributed to that hard workout you had on Wednesday? Or could it be due to the heavy load you carried for a friend yesterday? However, there are times when your back pain has nothing to do with a strenuous physical activity you did. It could be due to improper sitting technique.
Listed below are some questions you can ask yourself to evaluate if your sitting position is attributing to your back pain. (more…)
When was the last time you complained of lower back pain? According to the American Chiropractic Association, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time. It is also the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010. You are not alone in your back pain. It is quite common, yet very disruptive to everyone’s life.
While back pain is very similar in location, and region of pain, it varies greatly in its severity. Back pain also varies greatly when it comes to what caused you to have back pain in the first place. Here are some common causes for lower back pain. (more…)
- Scoliosis is a condition of side-to-side spinal curves.
- Your spine will look more like a letter “S” or a “C” rather than a straight line.
- The curvature in your spine can make your shoulders, hips or waist appear unbalanced. One of your shoulder blades or trunk muscles may be more prominent as well.
- More than 80 percent of all people who suffer from Scoliosis have never suffered from an injury to cause it. When there is an undetermined cause for your Scoliosis, it is called Idiopathic Scoliosis.
- There are two other primary classifications of Scoliosis: congenital and neuromuscular.
You’re pregnant! Congratulations. Having a baby is one the biggest miracles you will experience in your life. There’s noting more exhilarating knowing that you have a baby growing inside of you. It’s a beautiful thing. However, along with that growth happening in your womb, there is often pain associated with it. You are not alone in your pain. Most pregnant women experience back pain, usually starting in the second half of pregnancy.