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5 Surprising Reasons You Have a Headache

Sometimes we get headaches and have no idea what the trigger could be. There are few reasons related to muscle and spinal health that might have to do with your headaches though. We’ve listed a few surprising reasons you might have a headache and ways chiropractic care can help.

Woman with pinched nerve in neck

What is Cervical Radiculopathy?

Cervical Radiculopathy is termed as pain or numbness radiating from an irritated nerve in the cervical spine or neck. It’s caused by compression or irritation of a nerve as its leaving the spinal column and can cause a lot of pain if not treated.

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Can Back Pain Cause Stomach Pain?

Many adults experience back pain on a somewhat frequent basis. While back pain can be triggered by a number of stimuli, there seems to be a connection between stomach and back pain, especially when abdominal bloating is involved. But why does this connection exist? Again, there are multiple reasons, but each one demonstrates just how interconnected the stomach and spine truly are.

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Foods To Avoid While Experiencing Back Pain

If you are experiencing back pain, then it is important to follow a healthy diet. Eating nutritious foods can help you heal faster. On the other hand, eating unhealthy foods can slow down the healing process. Unhealthy foods can trigger inflammation, which will make pain worse. There are many foods that you will need to avoid.

A spinal view of bulging disc degeneration and the pain associated with bulging discs.

Ways to Deal with Bulging Discs

The discs in your spine are made of cartilage and help cushion all the vertebrae in your spine. You can think of them as small jelly donuts just the right size to fit in between your vertebrae. Their purpose is to protect the vertebrae from shock and absorb any of the impact that happens with general motion. However, bulging discs, also known as herniated discs, happen and can be very uncomfortable. Here’s are some ways to deal with bulging discs if you’re having issues with them.

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How to Deal with Sciatica Pain

Sciatic pain, that shooting, tingling pain or numbness running down one of your legs, is a common occurrence that happens to almost half of people sometime in their lives. While there’s no magic treatment that will make your sciatic pain go away immediately, there are ways to deal with your sciatic pain.

A person experiencing pain from carpal tunnel syndrome after typing at their desk.

Carpal Tunnel Prevention in the Office

Carpal tunnel syndrome happens when a nerve is pinched in your wrist, leading to numbness, tingling or other symptoms in your wrist, arm and hand. Without treatment, carpal tunnel can drastically impair your hand and wrist movement.

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Is Cracking Your Neck and Other Joints Actually Bad for You?

Remember when you were young and you used to crack your knuckles to make others cringe? Maybe you were adept at cracking your neck and back as well. It’s more than likely that at least one person, if not several, told you that cracking your bones was bad for you and could lead to arthritis.

Two teenagers on their cell phones texting while using poor posture, possibly resulting in posture pain.

Texting and Posture Pain

Hours of daily texting can overtax wrists and hands, while bending over to look at phones can strain spines. Fortunately, there are often simple and effective ways of remedying such issues. The Importance of Posture If your posture is poor, you may begin to experience headaches, cardiac disease, and other ailments. Plus, poor posture could…