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Back To The Future by Dr. James E. Moylan

Posted on July 19, 2011 at 9:06 AM Comments comments (0)

The period of rapid development during pregnancy coupled with hormonal changes, laxity of connective ligaments and shifting of weight bearing structures may cause women to experience low back pain-radiating symptoms through the legs, generalized fatigue and postural changes.

The American Pregnancy Association points out that chiropractic care is safe during pregnancy. And that a misaligned pelvis can make development and delivery of the baby difficult.

Pregnancy causes several phy...

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Important Fact #1

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 12:18 PM Comments comments (0)

Daily Occurrences that can cause low back pain:

  • Sitting on a wallet all day at work
  • Sleeping on your stomach
  • Wearing uncomfortable and unsupportive shoes
  • Slouching in a desk chair at work
  • Smoking tobacco and other bad habits

 

A few choices that can be implemented in everyday life:

  • Exercise daily to help increase blood and oxygen flow in the body
  • Eat foods that are rich in vitamins and nutrients
  • Don't...
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Important Fact #2

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 12:14 PM Comments comments (0)

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, "Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain, the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work. Back pain is the second most common neurological ailment in the United States-only headache is more common. "

Important Fact #3

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Chronic Back Pain

Low back pain is considered chronic if it lasts longer than three months. This does not mean that the injury is more severe or acute. There are possibilities that chronic pain can develop from degenerative disorders, scoliosis, or bone disease, but the percentage of people that suffer chronic pain from severe conditions is much smaller.

Important Fact #4

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 12:04 PM Comments comments (0)

Acute Low Back Pain

Acute low back pain is considered to be any discomfort in the lower back region, lumbar muscles, or pelvis that lasts three months or less.

Important Fact #5

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 12:03 PM Comments comments (0)

Eighty percent of the population of the United States, at some point in their life, is going to have back pain.

The Back Nine

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 9:59 AM Comments comments (0)

Here are a few suggestions to make your game a little more comfortable:

1. Before your game, do some basic stretches. Stretch out the hamstring and groin area. Perform neck stretches. Stiff neck muscles inhibit the rest of the body from turning freely.

2. Put a club across your shoulders and lean left and right 5 to 10 times. Hold for 5 seconds.

3. Hold a club behind your back and raise it upward, stretching your shoulder muscles. Repeat 10 times for 5 seco...

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