“Move it or lose it!”
I’m not really sure where that started, but it wouldn’t surprise me if the person who originally coined that phrase was a chiropractor… thinking about spinal disc health and proactive care. Seriously, it seems that so many of us just don’t realize movement can and is often the best medicine for the spine!
Did you know that our spinal discs actually don’t have a good blood supply running to and through them to help keep them healthy? It’s actually movement – yes, movement – that drives the intake of the vital fluids, oxygen, and nutrients that our discs need to maintain their optimal structure.(more…)
A neighbor of mine once told me “Getting old is not for the faint of heart,” and that’s always stuck with me.
After all, haven’t we all had one of those days where we wake up somehow having managed to injure ourselves in our sleep?(more…)
Many people think that surgery is the ultimate once-and-for-all “fix” for a problem area of their spine that has been injured.
They may believe that the answer to the question of when to have back surgery is if they’ve been living with it for more than a month or so.
And while in a very small percentage of back pain cases surgery has reportedly provided some level of relief… It’s also true that the permanent changes that surgery makes to your anatomy can cause a host of new problems to appear, and that’s in addition to the inherent risks that come along with such invasive procedures.(more…)
Yes, it’s true. Low back pain is something that a majority of us – well over 80% of the world’s population – will deal with at some point in our lives. It’s also true that a majority of our local community have considered seeking low back pain treatment in Hallettsville, TX.
But, what causes low back pain exactly?
Most of us mistakenly think that any back pain we experience must be attributed to a single incident.
The time you picked up a box that was just a little bit too heavy.(more…)