Spinal stenosis occurs when one or more bony openings (foramina) within the spine begin to narrow and reduce space for the nerves. This process can occur within the spinal canal (where the spinal cord runs down the center) and/or in the intervertebral foramina where spinal nerves exit the spinal canal.Read more →
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Stress. Anxiety. Low moral support. All of these and other psychosocial factors have been linked as potential causes of neck pain. When tension and stress build in the neck, muscles may feel tight or achy. Neck pain may also spread to the shoulder or be accompanied by a headache. Let’sRead more →
Stretching for Back Pain Relief
Regularly stretching the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that support the spine is an important element of all back exercise programs. Stretches designed to alleviate neck and back pain are likely to be prescribed by a doctor, physical therapist, or spine specialist.
Chiropractic is a health care profession dedicated to the non-surgical treatment of disorders of the nervous system and/or musculoskeletal system. Generally, chiropractors maintain a unique focus on spinal manipulation and treatment of surrounding structures. Many studies have concluded that manual therapies commonly used by chiropractors are generally effective for theRead more →
Lower Back Spinal anatomy is a marvel of nature, holding our bodies up while we bend, twist, and carry heavy objects. Most of us take this juxtaposition of strength, structure, and flexibility for granted, until something goes wrong. The lower back, or lumbar region, is the most frequently injured areaRead more →