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Mother Knows Best—Fix Your Posture to Avoid Back and Neck Pain

October 30, 2020

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man who needs to fix bad posture

Don’t slouch. Sit up straight. You remember your mother’s admonitions well. It may have felt like nagging at the time, but this advice is actually essential now that you’re an adult. Your posture is about much more than how you look—it can affect your quality of life! In this blog post, you’ll learn how to recognize bad habits, the importance of good posture, how to sit properly, and how to fix your posture.

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Want to Avoid Back Pain with Cold Weather? Try These 4 Tips

October 14, 2020

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woman with back pain wearing an orange sweater

It’s October, and you know what that means: pumpkin spice lattes, football, and cooler weather. But for some, even here in Florida, when the temperature goes down, it brings aggravation for their back pain or a higher risk of a neck or back injury. If you find yourself in this situation, you don’t have to dread the upcoming winter season. Here are some ways you can protect yourself and your spine and reduce your back pain.

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4 Things You Didn’t Know about ScoliBrace

September 28, 2020

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child getting checked for scoliosis

Your child comes home from school one day with a note from their PE teacher—it looks like they have scoliosis. When you take a closer look, you can clearly see a sideways curve to their spine. You immediately start worrying about your child’s long-term health. Will they struggle with back pain their whole life? Will they need to have surgery to fix the problem? There’s actually another solution to consider, one that is less invasive but just as effective. The ScoliBrace has been utilized by doctors around the world for many years now, but you may be unfamiliar with it. Here are some quick facts you need to know!

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How Long Does Chiropractic Treatment Take?

September 12, 2020

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chiropractor treating a patient with back pain

One day, after finishing yard work, you feel your lower back start to tense up and spasm. It becomes difficult and painful to move, and you want relief fast! You make an appointment with a chiropractor, but you wonder—how long will treatment take? Well, the answer may be more complex than you think. Every patient is different, has a unique situation, and, therefore, needs to be treated according to their needs. Here are the questions you really should be asking and some advice for finding lasting relief from back pain.

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4 Tips for Maintaining Your Active Lifestyle as You Age

August 27, 2020

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smiling older woman stretching

While you and your family are visiting your parents, you get to talking about the “joys” of getting older. It seems like back pain, stiff joints, and little aches and pains have become their new normal. You start to worry that one day you won’t be able to accomplish everything you want to when you’re older and retired. Will you be able to stay active? How can you make sure that you have the lifestyle you want as you age? Growing older doesn’t have to mean you lose your freedom and abilities. Read on to learn how you can keep your active lifestyle for years to come!

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Lower Back Pain: How You Got It and How You Can Stop It

August 13, 2020

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man with back pain

You’ve had a long day at work, and you’re excited to see your kids. As you lean down to pick them up, you feel a sharp pain in your lower back. They don’t weigh that much, so why do you have back pain? Is there anything you can do to steer clear of it? In this blog post, you’ll learn about the potential causes of back pain and how you can avoid it in the future.

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3 Effective Treatments for Sciatica

July 27, 2020

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man with lower back pain from sciatica

When you get to your desk at the office, you sit down and immediately start working. You’re anxious to start your eight hours and get back home, so you forget to empty your pockets. Your phone and wallet remain in your back pockets for hours at a time as you sit in front of the computer screen. Then, when it’s time to get up for a meeting, you feel a sharp pain in your leg and lower back. You know you haven’t pulled a muscle just sitting. What could be wrong? Does this scenario sound familiar?

It could be sciatica. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, starting in the lower back and going through to the foot. As a result, you can feel excruciating discomfort basically anywhere along this nerve when it becomes pinched or compressed. This can occur because of lumbar subluxations, pregnancy, constipation, diabetes, bulging or herniated discs, or sitting on your wallet for prolonged periods. Read on to learn how this problem can be addressed with your chiropractor.

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Avoid Back Pain by Ditching Your Flip-Flops This Summer

July 14, 2020

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feet with flip-flops and back pain

When you were a kid, did you run around barefoot, especially during summer, and hate wearing shoes? Some kids grow out of that as they age and become accustomed to covering their feet. Others don’t and often wear the bare minimum—flip-flops. Convenient and airy, flip-flops seem like the perfect solution, but it can come at a price. Do you also experience consistent lower back pain? This is a common symptom of those who frequently don flip-flops instead of more supportive footwear. In this post, you’ll learn how these sandals can impact your well-being and your fun this summer.

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Is Chiropractic Treatment for All Ages?

June 29, 2020

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child with back pain getting an adjustment

When you go into your chiropractor’s office, you’ll likely see several adults of various ages seeking treatment for neck pain, back pain, and other ailments. Perhaps you’ll see a few children now and then as well. But do you have to be a certain age or experience a certain level of trauma to receive chiropractic treatment? Can chiropractic procedures be performed on young patients as well? When is it ideal to catch these kinds of issues? Find out the answers to these questions in the information below.

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Sit Up Straight! Reasons to Keep Proper Posture

June 16, 2020

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woman with bad posture

If you’re like most kids, at some point growing up, your parents or teachers told you not to slouch multiple times. They may have also said that your face can get stuck if you cross your eyes too much. As you’ve become an adult, you realize that some things grownups told you simply aren’t true. Although you can cross your eyes as much as you want without fear, they were absolutely correct about the importance of maintaining your posture. In this blog post from your chiropractor, you’ll learn four reasons you should keep your back straight.

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