For better or worse, physical pain — from back and joint pain to headaches, muscle aches, and everything else — is a part of life. On one hand, pain is our bodies’ way of communicating that something is wrong and needs attention. On the other hand, too much pain can...
Between every bone in the human body, there is a joint — and they’re immensely important. Without them, our bones would grind each other down, making movement impossible. The spine is a prime example. Typically, every adult has 24 vertebrae, and each is separated with...
If you’re suffering through back pain, it may help to know the names of certain body parts and spinal conditions. Here’s a list of some spinal terminology worth knowing.
Dealing with back pain on its own can be tough enough as it is. But when other issues start to pop up in combination with that pain, it can often feel like to much to handle.
”Why does my back hurt?” If you find yourself asking this often, you’ve probably also done your share of reading on the issue. There’s a wealth of information online about back pain, but conflicting answers can sometimes make it hard to discern the truth.
Do you have back pain when it’s cold? Learn at home remedies for pain management with Texas Spine Clinic.
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Texas summers are intense and this year is no exception. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning in the San Antonio, Texas area and it may not be the last one this summer.
How our bodies age depends on a wide amount of factors, including our genetics and lifestyle choices. This is certainly true for the spine, which is usually the most affected by age, losing its thickness and elasticity as the years go by and causing issues with day-to-day activities.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is an effective way of completing a workout in less time by alternating between high-intensity and low-intensity exercises. Usually these workouts can be completed in 30 minutes or less, making them a great choice for those who wish to stay active.
Neck pain is a common yet frustrating issue. When you have a stiff neck, even the slightest head movements can be painful. The pain usually improves gradually on its own, but it may come back multiple times. If you have recurring neck pain or stiffness, it’s important to figure out the cause, which will help you prevent it from happening again.
When you have a headache, it might be difficult to know which type of headache from which you are suffering. Getting treatment for your headaches will help you know what type of headache you have and get relief from the symptoms. When you have a severe headache, you might think that you have a migraine, but tension headaches are actually more common than migraines.
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.
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.
Everyone knows being active and exercising is good for you, but do you know which activities affect your spine in a healthy or harmful way?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Back pain — a condition that affects eight in every ten people — ranges in severity, from a dull ache in the lower spine to chronic discomfort. If you suffer from this problem, your bed could be making it worse. Choosing the right bed, along with exercise and...
Backpacks provide a convenient, hands-free method for carrying around books, clothes, computers and other items. However, you may experience back pain when you pull one on as you head out the door. Causes of Backpack-related Back Pain The heaviness of your bag is a...
A good part of your day is probably spent sitting at a desk staring at a computer screen. Unfortunately, spending too many hours at your desk can lead to upper and lower back problems, as well as shoulder and neck problems due to fatigue. The good news is that you can...
While almost everyone experiences some type of back pain in their lives, knowing you’re not alone doesn’t make going through it any more comfortable. However, there is help available. Not all back pain is the same, so it’s important to be able to distinguish between true back pain and spinal pain to ensure your course of treatment adequately addresses the problem.
Do you suffer from common pain? Body aches create discomfort and stiffness in your joints, legs, arms, neck and back, and often occur as you age. WebMD found that 100 million people suffer from long-term pain, with causes ranging from old injuries to inflammation.
As pain sufferers are all too aware, traditional analgesic methods may offer only limited relief. If you have muscular pain in your back that isn’t appropriate for spinal decompression, or if your pain is located in your knees, ankles, wrists, or hands, you may have resigned yourself to simply living with it.
When you struggle with back pain, one of the best things you can do is exercise your spine to strengthen it and keep it limber. But where do you start to give your back the best workout without causing damage? Here are four simple yet unconventional spine exercises you can do to get your back in shape.
Here are four exercises you’ve probably been doing wrong, along with a how-to guide on correcting form, relieving pain, and avoiding pressure on your spine. Regularly stretching and exercising your back is a wonderful way to prevent back pain!
Did you know headaches are one of the most common issues treated in chiropractic offices? Some people assume that headaches can’t be addressed by chiropractic treatment since they are not neck or back pain, but that is simply not true.
At-home heat-based remedies for back pain reduce mild to moderate pain. Heat therapy is an effective supplement to physical therapy and spinal decompression.
Stretching throughout the day is profoundly beneficial for both body and mind. Muscle tone and elasticity decrease during everyday activity, especially for those who live sedentary lifestyles. Stretching restores proper muscle readiness and ensures the greatest elasticity for muscles. That’s why stretching is great for lower back pain.
While you should never deal with lower back pain without a professional assessment, some of us are just discovering our back pain and need a bit of comfort and a good night’s rest. Pain in any capacity is a common culprit for conditions such as insomnia.
Considering how much we rely on our spines, it’s interesting how much we generally don’t think about its importance. The human spine consists of 33 bones, 24 joints, and over 30 muscles connected to the spine. It is classified as the most complex structure in the skeletal system, and arguably the most important.
If you have ever felt severe discomfort in your office and didn’t know why, you might be a victim of bad ergonomics. Offices encourage sedentary lifestyles, which means a lot of limited movement. Certain areas become strained, bearing too much weight for too long.
People of all ages and walks of life can benefit from chiropractic treatment. One group that’s been popping up in demographic studies involving chiropractic care is older adults. An estimated 14% of chiropractic patients are 65 years and older, and the most common reason they seek treatment is for musculoskeletal pain, lower back pain in particular.
We recognize poor posture when we see it in others, but we often overlook our own slouching because it happens gradually throughout the day. Learning good posture is important for our health and prevents back and shoulder injury. Changing the way you sit and stand may feel challenging, but even making a few small adjustments can make a big difference.
Looking to improve your back health in 2015? Here are some tips from Texas Spine Clinic that can help you reach your goals!
What many people don’t realize about sciatica is that it isn’t an independent condition itself. Sciatica refers to pain or injury stemming from the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the body. This means that sciatica is actually a symptom of another medical problem.
Sciatica is a condition that affects the sciatic nerve, which is the longest nerve in our body. The sciatic nerve is developed from three separate nerve root levels in your spine and bundled together, exit through the buttock and then down the leg. There are different branches of the sciatic nerve. Depending on what branch is affected or pinched, will affect different parts of your leg. It can change your symptoms.
As trees shed their leaves and autumn sports leagues start up, don’t forget to take care of your muscles, bones, and joints! Our chiropractic office gets many calls from injured athletes and people who pull a muscle clearing leaves from the gutter and more.
It’s long been known that chiropractic care can be an effective treatment for back pain, neck pain, and a variety of other conditions affecting the muscles and joints. But did you also know that it can make a significant difference for athletes in maintaining top training form?
As we age, our bodies experience the natural wear-and-tear of daily life—something we notice readily in places like the skin or our vision and mobility. However, the spine is also subject to this process of degeneration. One of the most common conditions people experience as they age is spinal stenosis.
Exercise injuries happen to everyone from beginners to professional athletes. A surprising fact to most, preventing exercise injuries has more to do with how you exercise rather than how well you exercise. The following suggestions can help you get the most out of your physical activity, free of pain, injury, and incident
Neck and lower back pain are the two most common conditions we see in the office. Low back pain is definitely more frequent than neck pain, so we see more lumbar cases than we do neck cases.
Spondylosis refers to a degenerative condition of the spine, generally due to either aging or injury. Spondylosis occurs when the end plates of the bones start to change. This is normally due to weakening of the disc, which is the cushion between the bones.
With new technology rolling out every year and the internet changing daily, we here at the Texas Spine Clinic strive to find new innovative ways to get our information out to you! With that being said, we’re happy to announce the launch of our brand new website