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5 Low Back Pain Myths

August 8th, 2017

Low back pain is a regularly occurring affliction among people world wide. On average, an estimated 80% of people will deal with a significant bout of back pain which causes them to miss work or prevent them from doing regular activity at some point in their lives. The economic impact of low back pain is …

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Infant Carrying/Feeding Tips

May 9th, 2017

A good number of my patients are getting to that age where they are having their first children, and more recently a couple of them have come in complaining of neck/shoulder and back pain that they have developed from caring for their newborns. Since this topic was top of mind, I figured I would share the …

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Low Back Pain Stretch – Quadratus Lumborum (QL)

January 3rd, 2017

Give this stretch and mobility work a try if you have low back pain! It may help ya out. If not, make an appointment with us to get your pain figured out.

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Sleeping Positions

September 6th, 2016

Chances are that if you have come to see me that you and I have discussed this topic, but I wanted to outline the different positions that I recommend, the one I don’t, and the reasons why. Let’s jump in with the absolute worst way to sleep. Stomach Sleeping The one position that has pretty …

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Avoiding Plane Pain

August 9th, 2016

For those of you who travel regularly for work, to those of you who occasionally fly for fun, we all know that sitting on a plane for a couple hours or more can be a real pain. I just wanted to share a few basic recommendations to help prevent in-flight and post flight neck and …

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Using the Hip Hinge to Prevent Back Pain

April 7th, 2016

Use the simple maneuver outlined in this video when picking things up, or when working at your desk to help prevent back pain!

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A Case For Backpacks

March 9th, 2016

Backpacks. They’re not just for kids anymore! I recently had my own little bout of back pain, which seemed to come on with no known cause. I went to stand up one morning and all of a sudden it felt like someone had a death-grip on my spine. Fortunately, I was able to work through, …

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Tips for Pain Free Driving

May 5th, 2015

Tips for Pain Free Driving Road trip season is right around the corner, and your car seat could end up being a major contributor to aches and pains if you aren’t careful. I want to talk first about how to set up your car seat appropriately to minimize stress on your spine. After that I …

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Low Back Pain Triggers to Avoid

April 8th, 2015

Avoid Common Low Back Pain Triggers Since it has been warming up, people are starting to get more active. With that I have seen a lot more acute low back pain coming into my office in the last month or so than usual, so I thought I would outline some interesting findings from a recent …

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Spine Stability Exercises – The Quadruped Track

March 5th, 2015

This exercise is part of the progressive rehab program I use here at the clinic. Give it a try!

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