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    Our blog is dedicated to the description, reduction, or elimination of pain through Holistic Chiropractic procedures, exercise and nutrition.

    Bone Density Test

    Shelley Coughlin - Friday, December 07, 2012

    Osteoporosis is one of the most prevalent conditions among older people.

    According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, one in two women and one in four men over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-induced fracture at some point in their lives. ....[Read the full post]

    Low Back Pain

    Shelley Coughlin - Saturday, August 18, 2012

    Ever since we evolved to stand upright on two legs, the lower back has been an anatomical weak point in humans. Rather than body weight being evenly distributed between both arms and legs, the entire upper torso is supported by the lower back, which rests on the pelvic girdle.

    Although the lower back muscles generally do a pretty good job, sudden twisting movements of the body can cause muscular strain and damage, leading to pain and incapacitation. Estimated four (4) of five (5) people will suffer lower back pain (or lumbago) over their lifetime.  Lower back pain is one of the leading reasons for time off work in the developed world. 

    The lower back is defined as the area below the rib cage and above the sacrum. Anatomically speaking, this comprises the lumbar vertebrae of the spine, L1-L5, and their associated intervertebral discs, which allow movement and act as shock absorbers. Spinal discs do, however, shrink with age, resulting in movement becoming more restricted and injury more likely. ....[Read the full post]

    Choosing the Right Lumbar Support

    Shelley Coughlin - Thursday, August 16, 2012

    One of the greatest contributors to back pain is using the wrong type of chair for your body. Surfaces that are too hard or too soft do not encourage proper posture and do not provide adequate support for your back.   

    Lumbar back support products are designed to help prevent neck and back pain.

    Many of these products are pillows or cushions that offer additional support when you are seated for long periods of time.

    The lumbar region of the spine is usually referred to as the lower back. It is the area just above your tailbone and below the thoracic (middle back) region. The lumbar area includes your spine and all the muscles, ligaments and tendons surrounding your spine. If your ligaments are pulled or torn, you will experience a lumbar sprain or strain, which can lead to muscle spasms and significant pain in your lower back. ....[Read the full post]

    Chronic Back Pain

    Shelley Coughlin - Sunday, August 12, 2012

    Back pain can be acute, happens suddenly, lasts 6 weeks or less and often clears up on its own.


    Back pain can be chronic, comes on gradually and lasts 3 months or more. 

    Chronic back pain can be particularly debilitating and can limit movement and mobility. 

    About a third of the millions of people who make appointments with chiropractors every year seek relief from back pain. ....[Read the full post]

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