Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I Have Leg Pain, Is It Coming From My Back?



There is a good chance. Have you had any images for the lower back. An MRI will show the discs. An X-ray will show us the disc spaces.

On either image you may see jagged edges or misshaped bones telling us there's been degeneration or arthritis.

At the office a complete consult or history will tell us if the pain originates from the leg or if it's from the back. An exam will tell us exactly. So the next best thing may be a consultation and exam from your doctor. He will order the appropriate tests too ( an MRI for example).

If you are suffering from back or leg pain or even both contact us today. The Back Dr’s specializes in pain relief for the neck and the lower back. We will help you have better posture, get better sleep and help you be more comfortable. Helping you find natural remedies for your active lifestyle.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The XRay Report Said Spondylosis, What Does That Mean?



Spondylosis means degeneration. So on an X-ray or MRI it may mean some arthritis, disc space flattening, jagged edges on bones, etc...

As we get older and spinal misalignments have been there longer, there is a very good chance we have built up some arthritis.

Of course the longer things have been that way, the more severe the breakdown occurs. It also becomes more difficult to fix. Don't get me wrong though, it can still be improved and/or fixed. Start by using the Arc4life Traction Neck Pillow each night.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A Simple Stretch That Can Keep the Back Loose...



Every morning make it a priority to do they need to chest stretch. Do one side then do the other, and then do both legs at the same time. My recommendation is to hold for about 30 seconds and relax. Repeat the stretch again another two times. Holding underneath the knee may work best whereas people who have knee problems or a replacement may have trouble holding on top of the knee.

The knee to chest stretch works well laying down but you can do one leg at a time standing as well.

So there you have it, the knee to chest stretch, a great stretch to loosen the back and hamstrings.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Spine Predicts "text neck" Epidemic From Phone Usage...



Yep, another person I know got rid of their house phone. That means they just use the cell phone. Hey, one friend I have must leave his house phone off because I call it and no one answers. The cell, on the other hand, he picks up right away...

A problem for many is that they develop something called text Neck or in other words tek neck! This happens when one always has their head down creating forward carriage or loss of the Cervical curve. So if you're always on your smart phone texting, on the internet, or whatever, watch out for neck problems.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

"How Does Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Work?"



The way it works is to pull the discs back into place, taking pressure off of the nerves. Those discs or disc that is injured causes inflammation which puts pressure on the nerves.

Once the disc is back in place it has a chance to heal. Think of the disks as "jelly donuts"; a thicker crust on the outside and jelly on the inside. If we put the jelly back and seal up the crust it will, for the most part, be okay.

That's what drx non-surgical spinal decompression does. It helps to put the disc back in place allowing it to heal.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

What is the difference between a disc herniation and a disc bulge?



Let's define each and this will explain the difference. Keep in mind that both of these could cause severe pain. The pressure can cause pain but also nerve pressure could be become numbness and tingling, or burning and more.

When you have a disc bulge that tells me that the outer disc literally "bulges" outward much like a tire or balloon that gets pumped up too far; you can see part that expands out. Where as a herniation or protrusion the inner disc comes out or breaks out causing pressure and closes much of the space the nerve travels in.

In the case of the herniation, the inner disc or the nucleus pulposis breaks out or crosses the annulus fibrosis or out of disc boundaries. Whereas, in the case of the bulged disc, the outer disc, or annulus, expands out.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Back Pain Caused By My Dog



I've definitely heard this a number of times. Whether it's from bending over to fill the food bowl or scoop up something or even Pain from the dog sleeping up against you.

I thing one of the biggest culprits of back pain is when they take off unexpectedly and you are holding the leash! Can you say "body whiplash"?

The bottom line is that we've had many people come into the office for a Chiropractic adjustment. If it's a disc issue they can also use drx9000 non-surgical spinal decompression.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

"I Get Back Pain Leaning Over The Counter"

That posture where you are leaned a bit forward can get you. Especially when you do it for a longer period of time.

This applies to leaning over the counter or sink cooking and washing but may be leaning over folding clothes or screwing something in.

Leaning forward slightly can push the discs back. The neuralfor Ramen are more towards the back of the third bay with this with their roots come out also when the disc comes straight back there possibly can be crowding into the spinal canal which actually puts pressure on the spinal cord.

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