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    Self-Care for Tight Hip Flexors: Part 1

    Jul 05, 2018 by spinalcare

    Self-Care for Tight Hip Flexors: Part 1 One of the most common questions we are asked post treatment is, “How do I keep this from happening again in the future?” This blog will focus on preventing low back pain caused by tight hip flexors. Many low back issues can be linked to tight hip flexors,

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    Sleeping Away Your Pain

    Apr 04, 2018 by spinalcare

    Many people wake up in the morning with all sorts of aches and pains that can take all day to loosen up, if at all. If you can relate to this, take a second to think of what position you sleep in. Do you curl up in the fetal position in a huge pillow fort?

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    SCIATICAAAAAAAA

    Dec 17, 2017 by spinalcare

    “Doc, I have Sciatica!” Not so fast…… We live in a world where the information is at our fingertips. When we need directions, we Google.  When we want to know the weather, we Google.   When we want to find out what movie won Best Screenplay in 1975, we Google.  Turning to Dr. Google is no

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    Back Packs are a Back Trap. How to Avoid Pain and Injury of School Bags

    Sep 14, 2017 by spinalcare

    It’s that time of year again! Parents go school shopping to get the latest and greatest trends for their kiddos. An essential for many school-aged kids is a back pack. However, the proper way to wear a back pack is not well understood by most parents and can lead to neck, back, and shoulder pain

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    Headaches: Why Live in Unnecessary Pain?

    Aug 01, 2017 by spinalcare

    Headaches seem to surface at the worst of times, but then again, when is there a ‘good time’ for a headache?  Half of the battle in fighting headaches lies in understanding them.  The second half of the battle lies in taking action.   There are two classifications of headaches according to the International Classification of

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    Part 2: The Anatomy of a Herniated Disc and Why it Might Not Matter (2 Part Series)

    Jun 19, 2017 by spinalcare

    This is the second in a 2 part series on herniated discs.  If you have not read Part 1 in last month’s post, it might be helpful to do so prior to starting Part 2.   Many people (doctors included) rush to get an MRI when there is back pain.  (This rush to order imaging

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    Part 1: The Anatomy of a Herniated Disc & Why It Might Not Matter (2 Part Series)

    May 16, 2017 by spinalcare

    To understand low back pain, you have to have start with the anatomy of the spine. Between every vertebra of the spine is an intervertebral disc which provides flexibility while absorbing load we put on our spine. (See Figure 1). A disc is comprised of an inner nucleus pulposus and an outer annulus fibrosus. Think

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    The Impact After the Impact: Why even minor fender- benders have a long-lasting impact on joints and pain.

    Apr 26, 2017 by spinalcare

    There is no doubt that improvements in vehicle safety over the last decade alone have made the roads a much safer place to be. According to the IIHS, “The chances of dying in a crash in a late-model vehicle have fallen by more than a third in just three years” (1).  Cars are now primarily

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    New You, New Goal.

    Mar 07, 2017 by spinalcare

    If you haven’t seen the hashtag, #NewYearNewMe, you may want to think about coming out from the rock you live under. January was the time of year when New Year’s resolutions were made. Now, two months later, it is time to check-in. It’s no secret gyms were packed on January 1st and by now year-round gym-goers

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    Domino Effect of Posture

    Feb 13, 2017 by spinalcare

    Do you remember as a kid, dressed in Sunday best, feeling like a princess, and smiling for a picture when out of nowhere, you would hear that maternal shriek, “Sit up straight”? That voice was right.  Just as moms always are. But for most of us, we don’t always listen to that voice. We may think about

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