Sciatica is a condition commonly seen by chiropractors and although mechanical back pain is way more common, there is always a steady flow of patients with sciatica making their way into chiropractic offices. The Sciatic Nerve Sciatica essentially refers to compression of the sciatic nerve, the largest and longest nerve in the human body. The [...]
They say there are two types of people, those with back ache and those that are going to get it!!! That basically translates to the fact that lower back pain is basically an epidemic. The most common type of lower back pain is what is referred to as mechanical lower back pain. This relates to [...]
Acute Phase (Phase I): The first phase of care is designed to improve the motion and flexibility of the involved segments of your spine. During this phase, with improved joint mobility, there will be decreased swelling, inflammation and muscle spasm, leading to decreased pain. The frequency of care during this period is high, typically 2-3 [...]
Here’s a double bonus for this week.. 2 tips !! We’re getting there; only 2 to go after this.. 7. Undertake regular maintenance therapy Mechanical back problems are unfortunately not curable as they are related to lifestyle situations, e.g. stress, posture, lifting, carrying and driving, which are all things that are a part of life. [...]
Exercise The spinal joints rely on the muscles to support them, therefore regular back strengthening exercises provide great support for the vertebral joints and definitely help to prevent both the chronic, on going lower back pain, as well as the potential to strain the joints when lifting, carrying etc.
A dramatic new expert study from leading US Health Economists from Mercer Health and Benefits and Harvard University analyses chiropractic management of back and neck pain and reports:
For years I have been incorporating clinical nutrition as the third component of my practice, the other 2 are chiropractic (durr, obviously) and, thirdly, aspects relating to how psycho – emotional issues have a direct effect on our physical well being.
Backache is an age-old phenomenon that has plagued mankind for thousands of years. Ancient Chinese, Egyptian, Greek and Roman history bears witness to this, with numerous references to the treatment of spinal problems using various ‘mechanical’ techniques. Fortunately techniques have progressed somewhat since those early times! Why is back pain such a problem, costing individuals [...]