Chiropractic: When to Seek Care for Low Back Pain.
The majority of people will experience an episode of low back pain at some point in their life. The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends seeking treatment if you have the following symptoms: pain that radiates down your leg below your knee; leg, foot, or groin numbness; fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, or weakness; difficulty going to the bathroom; low back pain caused by an injury; pain so intense that you can't move; and pain persisting or worsening after two weeks.
Chiropractic: Spinal Manipulation Benefits Common Low Back Conditions.
A recent study investigated the effects of spinal manipulation of the lumbar and sacroiliac joints in twenty patients with lumbar disk herniation combined with lack of sacroiliac motion (hypomobility). The patients received five spinal manipulations over a two-week period, which led to significant improvements in back and leg pain that persisted up to one month following their final treatment. The results show that spinal manipulation can be beneficial in the management of pain and functional disability in patients with lumbar disk herniation and concomitant SIJ hypomobility.
Chiropractic: Looking Down May Increase the Risk for Neck Pain…
Among a group of 38 young adults with no history of neck, shoulder, or back pain, researchers found that engaging in just ten minutes of static neck flexion (looking downward at a smartphone, for example) resulted in potentially harmful changes in cervical sensory motor control. More specifically, the research team observed that prolonged neck flexion led to impairments in both the participants’s ability to return their head to a neutral position and to quickly make adjustments to compensate for movement elsewhere in the body. The research team concludes, “These changes in sensory-motor control may be a risk factor for neck pain and injury.” Type your paragraph here.