While office culture may have shifted in the last few years, it hasn’t changed the fact that most people are stuck working at a desk for most of their day. According to the American Heart Association, “sedentary jobs” have increased a whopping 83% since 1950! Maybe you are one of the lucky ones who aren’t desk-bound,Continue Reading »
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Category: Back Pain
Working In Tech Doesn’t Have to Limit Your Back Health.
Currently, in the U.S. there are roughly 12.2 million people who work in the tech industry in well over 585,000 companies. Since the beginning of COVID-19, in early 2020, many corporate jobs and businesses have shifted to a remote or hybrid work environment. Working from home became the new normal. From 2019 to 2021, theContinue Reading »
Title: 3 Q’s about CrossFit + Low Back Pain
Since High Intensity Functional Training (HIFT) is relatively new, I thought it would be helpful to share my thoughts on this type of training. If you are unfamiliar with this term, perhaps you’ve heard of CrossFit – which is, by and large, the most popular form of HIFT. CrossFitters and non-CrossFitters alike have inspired theContinue Reading »
Revealed: What actually happens when you get your back cracked (and why it feels SO good)
Is it OK to get your back cracked? Dr. Alex Earl explains all you need to know. There is something satisfying about hearing the sound of the spine “popping”. As a chiropractic physician, I was taught how specifically we can get with our treatments to best help serve the needs of our patients. But withoutContinue Reading »
Do Discs “Slip”?
While taking new patients medical history, we frequently hear a phrase in our Carol Stream clinic: “I’ve had a bad back ever since I slipped a disc.” This is really an interesting way of communicating a complex system of the body. While providers typically don’t always agree with how patients and society word or phraseContinue Reading »
10 Do’s and Don’ts for Active Individuals With Low Back Pain
5 Do’s:1. Do understand your pain is very realOftentimes, persistent pain involving the lower back is quite complex. This can be caused with or without the presence of tissue damage. Since our tissues might not incur any new damage, this can lead many people suffering with back pain to feel as if their pain isn’tContinue Reading »