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Jun 18 2018

Back pain is a modern epidemic. More than 80% of Americans will experience severe low back pain at least once during their lifetime. Chiropractors have helped millions of people with back problems, often saving them from a lifetime of pain, disability, drugs, and surgery with a natural low back pain treatment. This is the difference between a life of health and comfort or a life of pain, disease, and disability.

Here are a few tips to help prevent severe low back pain from beginning:

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May 21 2018

First of all, you may be asking, “What is spinal decompression therapy?” This may be a question you need answered if you are suffering from chronic pain in your lower back. To put it in simple terms, spinal decompression therapy is a safe and effective back surgery alternative, used to relieve back pain and other problems associated with spinal disc injuries.

Traditional treatments for back and spine problems include surgery, medication, or chiropractic care. Spinal decompression therapy is an alternative FDA-approved treatment option that has shown very good results. It is non-invasive and provides gentle decompression of the disc through the use of a decompression table that applies a distraction force to the targeted area of the spine (the compressed disc). A computer controls the distraction force which is applied in between periods of relaxation. This gently elongates the spine, creating a small vacuum between the vertebrae which then helps pull the disc back into shape.

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Mar 19 2018

Has winter left you feeling stiff and out of sorts? If you’ve been suffering from chronic back pain, you know how it can affect your ability to be active. It can make it difficult to get through the day. You may be starting to realize how back pain affects your life.

  1. Overall Health - The most obvious health issue is weight gain. A prolonged lack of physical activity, especially in combination with poor eating habits, can have dangerous implications on your health.
  2. Job - Not being able to comfortably sit through meetings or at a desk, difficulty standing or lifting, may just be the beginning of your hardship when working through chronic back pain. Your condition can impact your job performance and even cost you your job in some cases. Making adaptations to job functions or your work environment, or changing jobs within the company if possible, may help.
  3. Friendships - Not seeing those you care about or having a social outlet for long periods of time can be difficult to deal with. Think of all the dinners, movies, shopping trips, sporting events, and vacations you could be missing out on. 
  4. Family - Often, the impact of chronic back pain can put stress on our family. Have you found that your pain makes you less likely to participate in family activities? Do the other family members have to pick up the slack because you aren’t well? Do you find yourself retreating to bed instead of taking part in family activities? Be open and honest with your family about your condition and the steps you are taking to manage it.
  5. State of Mind - The physical and emotional toll of living in constant pain leads nearly a third of people with chronic pain to become clinically depressed. Stress and pain can turn into an inescapable cycle. Trying to cope with the pain can affect every aspect of a person’s life and cause conflict between what their mind wants to achieve and what their body allows them to do. 
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Apr 23 2018

Eighty percent of Americans will experience disabling low back pain at least once during their lives. Many people do not know where to look to find the best treatment for lower back pain so they continue to suffer through their days and nights. Help is just a phone call away to schedule an appointment with a specialized back chiropractor!

Chiropractors have helped millions of people with low back problems, often saving them from pain, disability, drugs, and surgery. It has been proven that chiropractic treatment (spinal manipulation and spinal decompression therapy) are among the most preferred and most effective methods of care for acute adult low back pain. Extended bed rest (more than four days) has been found to be harmful, and that muscle relaxants and surgery can be unnecessary and, in some cases, harmful.

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Feb 19 2018

There are a few patients that a chiropractor may actually recommend for back surgery to relieve their lower back pain. You may want to know how long will it take to recover from back surgery when making your decision. This will depend on your overall health, the degree of symptoms you had before surgery, and the type of procedure you have done.  Generally speaking, It can take from six months to a year for your backbone to heal.

Here is the typical process that back surgery patients experience:

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