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Pinched Nerve in Your Back

July 14, 2018 |

What is a Pinched nerve in your Back? A pinched nerve is one that has disruption of function by pressure applied to it from adjacent tissues like bones, muscles, cartilage and tendons. Although pinched nerves can occur anywhere along the back, the most common cause is due to a herniated disk in the lower spine…

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Herniated Disc. What is it?

January 27, 2018 |

Spinal Motor Unit is described as two vertebrae and the disc between them. What is the disc (IVD)? The IVD disc is a horizontally positioned cushion comprised mainly cartilage. Most of the disc is made of strong crossed circular fibrous tissue. The center or nucleus is comprised of a gelatinous material. The back of the…

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BACK SPASMS: Can Chiropractic Help?

January 27, 2018 |

Oxford Dictionary: A sudden involuntary muscular contraction or convulsive movement. A good explanation for back spasm is the involuntary contraction or tensing of the muscles in the back. Spasms may be mild and short lived or longer lasting including severe reactions sometimes due to an underlying spinal condition or pathologic. Back spasms may have a…

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How to Travel for the Holidays with Arthritis

January 31, 2017 |

 How to Travel for the Holidays with Arthritis By Brian Acton Millions of Americans travel for the holidays every year, using every combination of transportation available to get to their friends and family. The Automobile Association of America is estimating more than 103 million Americans will travel in the year-end holiday season. And while traveling…

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Five Ways to Wake Up Without Caffeine

January 27, 2017 |

Five Ways to Wake Up Without Caffeine By Brian Acton When Americans need to wake up, they overwhelmingly turn to caffeine. Around 83% of U.S. adults drink caffeine, and for many of us there’s no better pick-me-up. But if caffeine’s not your thing – or you’re considering cutting back – there are other ways to…

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Four Housework Tips for People With Back Pain

January 15, 2017 |

Four Housework Tips for People With Back Pain By Brian Acton Consistent or recurring back pain can make even the most simple, mundane household chores a hassle. Cleaning activities that include lifting, bending or crouching can cause pain flare-ups or injury. But your trash still needs to be taken to the curb, your corners still…

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