There is a science and an art to lifting everyday objects properly. Keeping a NEUTRAL SPINE is key to avoiding long term or short term back pain. This same principle translates to weight lifting which we will visit in a later post but for now, let’s focus on the basics! We have outlined some tips to follow below:
Often times we see patients who spend an absurd amount of time sitting at their office desk. This can cause a myriad of musculoskeletal problems ranging from back pain to headaches. Our advice is always to break up the amount of time spent in any one particular posture but it also helps to modify your desk setup to be ergonomically friendly. We have outlined a few tips for you below.
Patients often have the misconception that an MRI scan of their back provides the most comprehensive illustration of the cause of their back pain. They will provide me with a computer disk enclosing their scan and, by no fault of their own, expect that as soon as I view it, I will suddenly know their source of pain. Unfortunately, only in rare cases is an MRI for low back pain really that effective. Read more ›
Ice vs. Heat – The Epic Battle!
You’ve just sprained your ankle, felt a strain in your back, or had an unfortunate fall. Do you apply ice or heat?
Heat might be the most comfortable of the two but, which is better for your recovery?
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Direct Billing Available
We are happy to bill your insurance company directly for your treatment to save you the headache of paying for your service and completing/mailing paperwork to be reimbursed. As of today, most major insurance companies allow for direct billing as long as you have activated that option on your plan. Direct billing is available for physiotherapy, chiropractic and massage therapy. For a complete list of insurance companies that participate in this program please call us..
More and more studies are showing the positive effects of acupuncture in treating arthritic pain, and it makes perfect sense! With a simple understanding of what arthritis is it is easy to see why acupuncture treatments have been shown to be so effective.
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Stand up straight! The advice our fathers gave us growing up still holds true today. Research has proven that good posture creates confidence, makes us appear more attractive to the opposite sex and promotes better breathing. We also will prevent many common lower back and neck injuries.
Here are 8 tips to keep you standing tall at any age.
There is nothing worse than trying to work with a headache! Thankfully, Acupuncture can be a safe, natural and effective tool to treat and eliminate that annoying throb in your head.
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