How we lift in our youth has links to back pain in our mid-life


A recent study out of Finland has shown links between how we lift and how we lift in our youth has links to back pain in our mid-life.  When we are younger we don't care as much about how we lift or what we lift because we rarely experience significant back pain. The study showed [...]

How we lift in our youth has links to back pain in our mid-life2016-08-25T21:48:03-07:00

Yard Work and Back Pain


Everyone loves a beautifully maintained yard, but most people don't love the maintenance part of the beautiful yard.  Yard maintenance, especially in an Arizona summer, can be grueling work and people with back pain need to take special precautions.  Use these tips to help address yard work and back pain: Use the right tool - [...]

Yard Work and Back Pain2016-08-19T06:40:44-07:00

What is Cupping?


Everyone watching the Olympics saw the large purple dots all over Michael Phelps and it started the buzz, what is cupping?  The interesting thing is that cupping is nothing new and is actually one of the oldest treatment modalities and has been used for almost 3,000 years! Like many therapeutic modalities its primary function is [...]

What is Cupping?2016-08-16T15:16:12-07:00

School can be a pain in the back!


Student Back Packs may not be causing student back pain Schools are heading back into session and everyone is hitting the local stores to get their kid's school supplies.  A recent study done out of the University of Lisbon, showed that almost 60% of children experience some form of back pain related to their school [...]

School can be a pain in the back!2016-08-05T10:38:22-07:00

Best exercise programs for people with back pain


What are the best exercise programs for people with back pain? One of the foundations we try to establish with our patients is the importance of proper exercise to keep your back healthy.  There are a lot of different programs out there, some are better suited with dealing with back pain.  We take a look [...]

Best exercise programs for people with back pain2016-07-23T08:56:46-07:00

Living with Series: Degenerative Disc Disease


What is Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)? Degenerative Disc Disease is the narrowing of the space between the vertebrae of the spine.  It sounds nasty, but is very common as we age and most people can be diagnosed with having this condition but don't have some of the symptoms that come along with it.  The disc's [...]

Living with Series: Degenerative Disc Disease2016-07-08T08:38:36-07:00

Living with Series: Scoliosis


How to live with scoliosis Living with scoliosis is a fact of life for some people.  Idiopathic Scoliosis is the most common form of scoliosis and often develops in early childhood.  Most cases of scoliosis are very mild and people experience little or no pain related to it.  If the spinal curvatures get more severe, it [...]

Living with Series: Scoliosis2016-07-01T09:49:37-07:00

Dehydration and back pain


Is dehydration making your back pain worse? The heat is on and one of the biggest challenges living in Arizona is staying hydrated during the summer heat.  Water is the liquid of life, 65% of our body is made up of it.  When the temperature gets above 100, our body's can lose up to 1.5 [...]

Dehydration and back pain2016-06-24T08:01:53-07:00

Dealing with back pain as we get older


The Wisdom of an Aging Back Ahh, the joys of getting older and dealing with back pain.  As our body and back changes as we get older, so should our behaviors. The challenge is to recognize these changes because they are affected by many different factors, including, physical activity, diet, weight, height, life experiences and [...]

Dealing with back pain as we get older2016-06-17T08:00:44-07:00

Is a standing desk good or bad for your back?


Is a standing desk good or bad? With recent research showing the dangers of sitting at a computer workstation all day we often get asked, "Is a standing desk good or bad for my back?"  The answer isn't as straight forward as it may seem.  The real issue about static postures.  As a chiropractic and physical [...]

Is a standing desk good or bad for your back?2016-06-10T09:30:05-07:00