Why teens should sit up straight

How many times did you hear, “Sit up straight!” as a child? How many times have you said this to your own child? There’s  a reason behind that famous advice: poor posture early in life may lead to a number…

Chiropractic Patients Recover Faster, Spend Less Money

Back pain is an expensive health problem for both patients and businesses. A 2012 study reported that we spend about $635 billion on pain every year, with a significant amount of that spent on back pain. Over the years, quite…

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Chiropractic Effective for Tension Headache

With headaches being one of the most common nervous system disorders worldwide, affecting almost 50 percent of the population at least once annually, finding a way to relieve them is important to when it comes to improving quality of life…

Why Chiropractic is Superior for Musculoskeletal Pain

Countless studies have demonstrated that chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to treat musculoskeletal complaints like back pain, neck pain, or sciatica. Now a new study from Switzerland has looked at the relative benefits of chiropractic compared to…

Is your job triggering your sciatica pain?

Faster recovery with conservative treatment (Part 2 of 3)

This is part 2 in a series of 3 on active conservative treatment of sciatica. Often,  doctors opt to give patients surgery based on the belief that surgery produces faster recovery times. But results from a new study indicate that…

Staying active enhances conservative treatment of sciatica (Part 1 of 3)

This is part 1 in a series of 3 on active conservative treatment of sciatica. Studies have shown that conservative treatment can be just as effective as surgery in treating patients with low-back pain and sciatica. (1) But methods of…

Active vs. Passive Conservative Treatment for Sciatica (Part 3 of 3)

Previously, treatment for low-back pain consisted of bed rest or passive treatment methods. Now more studies are pointing to the benefits of staying active with pain thresholds. The word “active” is a double entendre though: not only does it mean…

Exercise and Chiropractic Cures Firefighter with Sciatica and Low-back pain

A combination of exercise and chiropractic care may be the missing link in your sciatica treatment. Recently, a case study illustrated the benefit of chiropractic care in a 47-year old firefighter with chronic back pain and sciatica. The patient had…