Tag: low back pain

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Prevent Back Pain While Gardening

Gardening can either be a chore or a relaxing recreation.  Either way, its important to protect your back from injury.  Here are some safe gardening tips from your St George chiropractor. Causes of Back Pain Frequently, the injuries we suffer while gardening result from repeated, low grade stresses to the ligaments and small joints of […]

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Spinal Injections Only Marginally Effective

The Annals of Internal Medicine released a report on the effectiveness of steroid spinal injections.  The report showed “benefits were small and not sustained, and there was no effect on long-term surgery risk. Limited evidence suggested no effectiveness for spinal stenosis” (AIM, 2015). Whenever a patient must undergo a procedure, one must always weigh the […]

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Chiropractic Safe During Pregnancy

Is chiropractic care safe during pregnancy? There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy.   Some techniques and applications may be more tolerated than others.  All chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant. But if a chiropractor has not maintained that training since moving into practice, he may have to refresh […]

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The Three Stages of Healing

The three stages of healing are: Primary Inflammation Reparation and Cell Proliferation Soft Tissue Remodeling   1) During the initial inflammatory stage, which typically lasts three to five days, prostaglandins initiate multiple tasks: to stimulate the immune system, in order to ramp up the machinery used to fight infection. to build up platelets around the […]

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Non-Specific Lower Back Pain

Most of us will, at some point in our life, experience significant lower back pain. Often we look for a cause, a smoking gun. We think that if we can avoid the cause, we can avoid the injury. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Frequently adults will suffer a certain type of mechanical lower […]

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Another study proving chiropractic works for back pain

“Is this going to help?”  We all ask the question when it comes to a treatment for our pain.  I am happy to report to my patients that my approach to chiropractic care works.  Of course, I can offer plenty of anecdotal evidence of individuals and how they felt immediate improvement. One more study was […]

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Extended time in a car can cause sciatica

The seats of most cars do not fully support the lumbar spine. Sitting for more than two hours can cause sciatica.  I was reminded of this on a recent road trip.  My family went to Logan UT for the weekend.  The 6 hour car ride was peppered with stops so we could get out and […]

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Back pain affects about 90% of the population.  Some of us will be lucky and have only a mild case.  Others will endure weeks or months of sleepless nights and quality ice-pack time.   When it is your time to have a back ache, a chiropractic clinic is the first place to stop.  We all know […]

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