Posts tagged spinal health
Beat Your Low Back Pain!

If you've ever suffered from recurring low back pain, you know that things seem to be going just fine for a while and then all of a sudden, you are experiencing that pain again! You might even be stuck lying flat on your back with an ice pack because you can't even move. We've heard of this scenario more times than we can count, and there are some constant factors to this and tips to avoid it. 

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Five Spinal Secrets

Unless you spent some time studying anatomy, you probably don't know too much about your spine. The spine runs from the base of the skull to the pelvis. Not only does it support the body's weight, but it also protects the spinal cord. I think the spine is fascinating, which is one of the many reasons I became a chiropractor. Spine nerding-out aside, there are some very interesting and little-known facts about your spine that I think you should know! 

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Your Spine: A Shock Absorber

Your discs, aka the "shock absorbers" of your body and spine, work with the natural curves of your spine to reduce stress and pressure as you move. They are similar to the shock absorbers on a car and, if worked too hard, can become damaged. The can bulge, herniate, tear, degenerate, but they don't "slip" (commonly used incorrectly).

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What Your Backpacks, Purses, & Bags Are Doing to Your Spine

You probably think nothing about carrying around a heavy backpack, purse, or bag with you throughout the day. However, backpacks, purses and other bags can all cause your muscles to be off balance. The muscle tension accumulates, and over time, can lead to spinal misalignment. Fortunately, we know what signs to look for:

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