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Many people believe that when it’s cold and raining there is an impact on their bodily aches and pains. Some will even say they can tell when snow is coming. But, to date, there have been few scientific studies on this phenomenon, and the studies that have been done have not proved conclusive. However, there […]

Can Back Pain Cause Depression?

January 23rd, 2023 Posted in Back Pain

Back pain is a common condition, with four out of five adults experiencing some sort of episode in their lifetime. It is also one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Research has found that those who suffer from chronic back pain are more likely to develop depression compared to those who do not experience […]

Chances are, If you’ve slipped a disc, you’ll know it immediately because it’s often (though not always) quite painful. A herniated disc, also known as a slipped or ruptured disc, occurs when the gel-like center of a spinal disc bulges out through a tear in the outer ring of the disc. This can put pressure […]

A Pain in the Butt

January 11th, 2023 Posted in Leg Pain

Piriformis Syndrome We’re all familiar with emotional pain in the butts, but what is going on when we actually experience a physical pain in the butt? Pain in the buttocks can mean you have Piriformis Syndrome. The piriformis muscle is located in the buttocks near the top of the hip joint. It keeps the hip […]

The spine plays a number of very important roles in maintaining proper posture, movement, and overall day-to-day health. And, as many people know, without good spine function, moving around can become painfully difficult. The spine, also known as the vertebral column, is made up of a series of bones called vertebrae, which are stacked on […]

Can Exercise Help Back Pain?

December 27th, 2022 Posted in Exercise

Studies show that if you are physically active you are less likely to have lower back pain, because physical activity strengthens the bones and cartilage of the spine, protecting against the degeneration that increases as we age. Also, physical activity increases blood flow to cartilage discs in the spine that are not as likely to […]

Yes and no. The fact is, back pain is one of our most common health problems. It’s estimated that around 30 million people suffer from this issue. It’s the top reason why people of all ages miss work. However, spine issues can develop and worsen as we get older, due to degenerative changes in our […]

Ask most people and the answer you are likely to hear is, “Get as firm a mattress as you can take.” That’s mostly an urban legend. But one thing’s for sure, the right mattress can make a difference when you’re trying to find solutions to your back aches and pain. It’s just that the right […]

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