If you sit at a desk most of the day, you probably have experienced tightness in the upper back and neck. Here's another great video tip from Dr. Brumbaugh on how to combat that back pain and tightness from being hunched over a desk.
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Another great tip from the doctor!
Do you suffer from TMJ pain and discomfort? Get some tips from Dr. Brumbaugh on how to relieve TMJ pain below. We also encourage you to schedule regular chiropractic care for TMJ issues.
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Sitting can have negative effects on your back health. That's why it is important to have proper posture and take breaks.
In this video Dr. Brumbaugh gives some tips on how to avoid pain and discomfort from too much sitting.
If you are experiencing back pain due to injury, occupation or recreation, please give us a call at 330-800-9009 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brumbaugh. We proudly serve the Akron, Ohio and Fairlawn, Ohio areas.
It's that time again! More helpful, wellness tips from the doctor!
Do you sit a lot? Whether it is for work or in your leisure time, sitting can impact your spine health. If you are experiencing pain, watch this video for a few tips!
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If you suffer from upper back pain, you need to take a quick look at today's tip from Dr. Corey Brumbaugh. Sitting on the job and looking down at our phones can cause pain in our upper back, but get some relief with this simple movement!
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Are you experiencing neck pain or stiffness? Do you have a desk job that causes you upper back pain? This is a quick video for you!
The American College of Physicians just published this week a new guideline in regards to treating low back pain. The article highlights what many already know: and that is that low back pain is effectively treated with non-invasive, non-drug ways more effectively than their medical counterparts. The new guidelines published in the Annals of Internal Medicine state… “physicians and patients should treat acute or subacute low back pain with non-drug therapies such as superficial heat, massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation. If drug therapy is desired, physicians and patients should select non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or skeletal muscle relaxants.”
This new studies merely highlights what we as chiropractors already know, that the above mentioned therapies are highly effective, and that as a first option of care, it is highly efficient and best for the overall whole health of the patient suffering from low back pain. What is also encouraging is that as a practitioner, I am seeing more primary care physicians directly refer patients to my office, knowing that we are a highly effective form of care for low back pain, head aches, and neck pain. The new study from the American College of Physicians merely drives home this concept.
Don't be caught up in the Ibuprofen cycle. Pain medication is merely a band-aid and does not remedy the cause of lower back pain. Call our Fairlawn chiropractic office today to make an appointment and get on the road to wellness. We can be reached at 330-800-9009.
Pregnancy and Pain
I get asked on a weekly basis whether I work on children and pregnant women. My answer is always an enthusiastic YES! The main enthusiasm behind this answer is that these two groups often respond quickly to care and are generally more in tune with their bodies. For pregnant women, why do we see an increase in low back pain, and what can we do about it?
Weight is carried more forward during pregnancy, which can result in postural imbalances and extra stress on the spine and joints. Combined with increased hormonal release of Relaxin, a hormone responsible for allowing tissues to increase elasticity to allow passage of the baby, pregnant women can experience extra stress on the spine and joints.
Now we know why pregnant women deal with extra back and hip pain during pregnancy, what can be done about it? Medical intervention during pregnancy can be tricky, as medications can interact with the growing child. A more natural approach is the safer alternative. Staying active with low impact exercise such as yoga, swimming, and walking can help tissues stay moving and healthy. Wearing flat, comfortable shoes will also help avoid any extra stress on the low back brought on by pregnancy. Additionally, sleeping on your left side with a pillow between your knees will help decrease extra tension. And last but not least, see your chiropractor!
If you are pregnant and are experiencing back pain, hip pain or other various pains, please call us today so we can get you on the road to feeling better. We are conveniently located; offering chiropractic care in Fairlawn and the greater Akron area.
“ All chiropractors are trained to work on women who are pregnant. Investing in the fertility and wellness of women who are pregnant is routine care for most chiropractors”
- American Pregnancy Association
Hip mobility and Low Back Pain
Often times patients mention to me low back pain, is accompanied with an extra pain source, the hips. Whether in the SI joints, or outer thigh area, the “hip” is a broad term, but can be an extra, and annoying source of pain.
Patients concerns over an extra injury are often unwarranted, due to shared muscle and ligament attachments such as the pirfifromis, psoas, IT band, and glutes that share attachments at the hip and low back. The question is now, what can we do with tight hips, often brought on by extensive sitting that is ever more prominent in our culture, to help release those tight muscles, and help prevent low back injuries?
Static stretching is the best place to start. It is difficult to push beyond anatomical limits with this type of stretch, and is a good start at getting loose, and warming tissues up for activity.
-Supine Piriformis stretch
The next step in getting loose, the post-isometric-relaxation technique takes some effort, from a friend, and allows one to stretch tight muscles further than alone.
Lastly, the most overlooked tissue to be stretched, the joint capsule. Often difficult to stretch with other techniques, this technique allows joints to be “gapped” or increased space within the joint, and stretch the soft tissue components that make up the joint, bathing the joint in lubricating fluid.
These are great exercises to start at home. Remember, we are only a phone call away if you need professional Chiropractic care. Our number is 330-800-9009.