How to Prevent Winter Back Pain This Year

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Let’s be honest—winter isn’t your favorite season. At first, it can be fun to have a cold setting for the holidays with a nice, warm cup of hot chocolate or apple cider in the chilly weather, but the novelty quickly wears off. After the festivities are over, everything you don’t like about winter becomes obvious. Among these many reasons, back injuries are a serious concern this time of year. What exactly is the cause of back pain in the winter? What can you do to prevent hurting yourself? Read on to find out!

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Why You Should Sit Up Straight: Importance of Good Posture

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As you’re typing away on your computer, you feel that familiar ache in your neck. You know you should stand up and walk around to stay loose while you work, but you’re on a deadline! How can you continue to get things done without causing pain? Perhaps you need to correct your posture.

You’ve likely been told to sit up straight and not slouch while you were growing up. In this case, this advice from your parents or teachers is spot on. In this post, you’ll learn reasons why and how you should have good posture.

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4 Reasons Why Your Neck Pain Won’t Go Away

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It’s been several days, and nothing seems to help you feel better. Your neck pain just won’t subside, and it’s making you miserable. Unlike some aches and pains that come and go, neck pain tends to linger and can be more difficult to get rid of. Why is that? In this post, you’ll learn four reasons that neck pain can present a challenge and what you can do to fight back with the help of a chiropractor.

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Stiff Neck: Simple Ways to Prevent and Treat It

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After a long day, you get up from your desk and walk to your car, when you drive the long commute home. When you get there, you sit on the couch to relax and peruse Twitter and Instagram on your phone. Waking up the next morning, your neck is super stiff and painful. How did it get this way? What can you do to get function back? What can you do to avoid this again in the future? Read on to find out!

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3 Simple Tricks to Avoid Back and Neck Pain at Your Desk Job

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It’s been a while since you’ve gone into the office. Because of the pandemic, you’ve grown accustomed to working at home, where you almost always feel comfortable. Needless to say, it’ll be an adjustment going back to your workspace. You’re excited to see people face to face again, but you dread experiencing the familiar back and neck pain associated with having a desk job. It doesn’t have to be this way! Here are some tricks to preventing this discomfort so that you can enjoy going back to work in the office.

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4 Reasons Your Neck Pain Isn’t Going Away

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For months you’ve been struggling with neck pain and don’t know why it won’t go away. As you get older, you experience more aches and pains, but that doesn’t mean you should just accept this as part of your daily life. Why is your discomfort lingering? What can you do about it? Check out these four common reasons and how you can reduce your neck pain with the help of a chiropractor!

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Tension Headache? Here’s What Your Chiropractor Can Do

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After hours of staring at your computer screen, you start counting down to when you can clock out and go home. By quitting time, you feel that familiar dull ache wrap around your head. You’ve been getting tension headaches more often lately, and you’re running out of over-the-counter pain medication. Is there any other way to deal with this problem? Where can you turn for help?

Believe it or not, your chiropractor may be able to resolve the problem! While some other forms of headaches need to be addressed with a physician, tension headaches can be treated and prevented by this expert in alignment.

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6 Risk Factors for Sciatica

sciatica nerve triggering back pain in Richardson

At the “cooler” at work, a co-worker complains of excruciating lower back pain that doesn’t seem to be going away. This pain sometimes even extends into the buttocks and legs sometimes, which means that the most likely culprit of their pain is sciatica.

You two seem to have similar enough lifestyles that you wonder whether you could be at risk of getting sciatica as well. What are the triggers for this lower back pain, and can it be avoided? Below are the risk factors for sciatica and how you can treat and prevent it from happening to you.

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4 Ways to Loosen a Stiff, Painful Neck

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After a long day at work, you finally pack up your stuff to head home. You pile into your car, fasten your seatbelt, and put it in reverse. As you start to back up, you try to turn your head to see what’s behind you, but your neck hurts when you move it! If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. In 2010, about 29 percent of adults reported experiencing neck stiffness and pain. The good news is that you don’t have to simply endure your discomfort. Here are methods of neck pain treatment to help your neck become more flexible again.

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Easy Stretches to Relieve Sciatic Pain

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You can’t wait for your little one to arrive. You’ve been expecting for a while and have had to deal with morning sickness, weird cravings, and puffy ankles. But your excitement makes up for all of the challenges of pregnancy! Then, you feel it—that excruciating back pain.

After a quick Google search, you think you may have sciatica in Richardson. Is there anything you can do to relieve your discomfort? Although the best thing you can do is seek professional help from a chiropractor, you can also do stretches at home to keep your discomfort to a minimum. Read on to learn more about this condition and simple ways you can deal with it.

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Scoliosis: Not Just for Kids

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You’re definitely starting to feel your age with more aches and pains, but your back has been particularly troublesome over the last several years. When you meet with a chiropractor, you assume they’ll adjust your back and send you on your way, but then they tell you some surprising news—you have scoliosis.

In middle school many years ago, your gym teacher looked at your spine to check for this condition. Isn’t scoliosis just a problem for children? Not at all! In fact, it is estimated that 60 percent of patients over the age of 60 have mild degenerative scoliosis. Below you’ll learn more about this condition, the four types of scoliosis in Richardson, and how your chiropractor can address this problem and enhance your quality of life, no matter your age.

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