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Low Back Pain

Low back pain is extremely common, and usually caused by poor body mechanics, whether bending, lifting, sitting or standing incorrectly. In general we sit too much and exercise too little. Being overweight compounds the problem. When we lift it is often the wrong way and we do too much in one go. Let’s face it, we often abuse our backs. Most people do not even give their back a second thought until it starts to hurt. The most common type of low back injuries are spinal joint and ligament injuries. If there is more damage, one or more of the

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Neck Pain

Neck Pain Considering the stresses and strains the neck is subjected to every day, it is not surprising so many people suffer with neck pain. Generally speaking, chiropractic treatment is very effective for this condition. Some of the most common causes of neck pain have a postural foundation. Incorrect sitting posture for hours at a time, day after day, will inevitably cause abnormal wear and tear on the neck. Eventually neck pain and stiffness will be the result. Proper workstation ergonomics to support good back and neck posture is important to avoid cumulative stress on the neck. Looking down at

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Sciatic Nerve Pain The sciatic nerves are the largest, longest nerves in the body, extending from the low back and branching all the way down each leg to the toes. The sciatic nerve has its roots from the 3rd lumbar to the 3rd sacral vertebrae in the lower spine. Sciatic nerve pain, or sciatica, is often described as tingling, pain or numbness in the buttock or leg, usually on one side. This is caused by irritation or compression (pinching) of the sciatic nerve roots where they exit from the spine. Compression of one or more of these delicate nerve roots

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