Not everyone spends their entire week preparing to “play on Sunday.” Our “big game” for the week is more likely to take place in a conference room or on a Zoom call than in a stadium.
Yes, most of us are probably not going to start our professional lives playing in the NFL – or the NBA, NHL, MLB, Premier League, Champions League, etc. (though you never know!).
Instead of lifting weights and working with the coach on a new play, your weekdays may be spent sitting at a desk performing mental jumping jacks for hours at a time. And we can all agree that whether we’re working out or just working, it’s no fun doing it in pain!
Now, you may be wondering why we’re comparing professional athletes to “office” professionals.
Research has shown that all the hours we spend sitting at our desks can place more stress on our spines than working out all day long!(more…)
Many people think that surgery can “fix” an area of their spine that is injured. While in rare cases that is true, the permanent changes that surgery makes to your anatomy can cause a host of new problems in addition to the trauma and risks that inherently go along with low back surgery.
Low back pain is something that over 80% of us will deal with at some point in our lives… but what exactly causes low back pain? Usually, it’s not just one thing that causes low back pain, but there are some trends and information that we’ve uncovered about the primary causes, and most importantly, what you can do to avoid them.
Slipped or herniated discs happen when the inside of your spinal disc pushes through the disc’s exterior. Believe it or not, most herniated discs don’t cause any pain or symptoms. However, if you are struggling with sudden pain after lifting or twisting, a herniated disc certainly may be to blame.