Low Back Pain – Seasonal Injuries

Every season brings unique activities that require us to perform some physical activity we may not want to do but have no choice.  In the winter, shoveling snow comes to mind (at least in some parts of the country) while spring, summer and fall may include yard clean up, mowing, and raking.  All of these…

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Chiropractic Care For Low Back Pain – What Does The Research Say?

There has been a debate for years regarding the use of spinal manipulation and its benefits in the treatment of low back pain.  Since the founding of chiropractic in 1895, the initial reaction against the early pioneer chiropractors resulted in doctors of chiropractic (DC’s) being incarcerated for “…practicing medicine without a license.”  But chiropractors kept…

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Low Back Pain and the Hamstrings

Have you ever considered how important your hamstrings muscles are in relationship to the low back?  Most people do not think about those tight muscles on the back of the upper leg / thigh as having much to do with low back pain (LBP).  However, it is one of the most important muscles groups to…

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Have You Lost Work Time Because of Your Back Pain?

“I can’t believe how much my low back hurts! I don’t know if I can go to work with it like this!”  Does this sound familiar?  Have you ever missed work because of low back pain?  Well, if you have, you’re certainly not alone!  In fact, over 80% of the general population seeks some type…

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The Many Facets of Low Back Pain

Have you experienced low back pain lately?  There are many causes of low back pain which need to be properly and thoroughly evaluated.  The obvious cause may be attributed to specific activity, especially one that has not been performed in quite some time.  This may include a sports injury, gardening or yard work related injury,…

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