If you have back pain you’ve, no doubt, had others recommend you strengthen your core. Exercises can be a great way to strengthen both your core and your back muscles. So, what are the best exercises for back pain? As it turns out, you can do many back exercises at home to help strengthen your […]

Pilates has become very popular in the United States. Can it be helpful for you? What about your back? In this article we’ll talk about pilates and the potential benefits of pilates for back pain. What is Pilates? Pilates is a type of physical fitness in which the individual performs controlled movements to strengthen their […]

Should you try acupuncture for back pain? How does acupuncture work and is it effective for treating lower back pain? In this article we’ll take a closer look at the concepts behind the practice of acupuncture and the debate about its effectiveness. What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a form of alternative therapy commonly performed in […]

When the weather gets cold here in Upstate New York a lot of people take to flight. If you’re making travel arrangements, take a break in your planning to read these tips on how to prevent back pain after flying. See also: Back Pain While Driving 1. Strengthen your Core If you have time before […]

A quick search on Google shows many articles and forum discussions about back pain after drinking alcohol. However, after doing a review of the scientific studies on the topic, Ferreira PH, et. al.1 noted there weren’t any available scientific studies showing a correlation between the two. However, they noted that “well-designed specific alcohol/low-back pain-centered studies […]

What tests are used to diagnose back pain? This is a common question of back pain sufferers. Doctors have many test methods at their disposal for diagnosing back pain. When evaluating a your symptoms in the office, a doctor may perform several physical examinations to help them understand your symptoms and/or make a preliminary diagnoses […]

Can My Weight Cause Lower Back Pain?

December 29th, 2017 Posted in Back Pain

The holiday season can often bring parties, gatherings, events and food. Lots of food. If you’re suffering from back pain after the holidays you may be wondering can weight cause lower back pain? Can Back Pain Be Caused by Being Overweight? Scientists do not yet have a method for measuring pressures and loads on the […]

Chiropractic care is commonly used to treat neck and back pain. But what exactly is a chiropractor and how do they treat their patients? Let’s take a closer look at the chiropractic treatment method. What is a Chiropractor? A chiropractor is a licensed healthcare professional who treats individuals through physical manipulation of the spine and […]

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