The number of young people seeking help for back or neck pain has risen 60 per cent in the past year, driven by sedentary lifestyles and the use of technology. Nearly half of young people are suffering from neck or back pain because of the ‘sedentery epidemic’ and the rise in laptop technology. Increasing numbers of under 30s are seeking chiropractic help because they are spending up to 10 hours a day sitting down, often behind screens. The number of 16 to 24-year-olds who no
Some people like the sound of knuckle-cracking and others loathe it, but for years there has been disagreement among scientists about what actually causes it. Researchers said on Wednesday they have settled the issue of what occurs inside knuckles to trigger the familiar popping sound, thanks to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) experiments that they jokingly dubbed the "pull my finger study." It turns out the cracking is caused by the rapid formation of a gas-filled cavity wi
"He thanked his caddie, his family and even his chiropractor, and paid homage to fellow Texas Longhorn Ben Crenshaw, who played his last competitive round at the Masters this weekend. Spieth won the Masters after finishing second the previous year. That last player to do that: Crenshaw in 1984, so it was fitting that fans near the clubhouse shouted, “Hook ’em, ’Horns,” as Spieth walked past."
I recently had a patient come in for a consultation regarding a lower back disc injury. He had already seen his medical doctor and one of the local "Spinal Decompression Specialists" you hear about. His care was going to cost him more than $8,000.00 ----CASH! There is no insurance coverage for this particular form of spinal decompression, so he has to pay the full amount up front. When he discontinued treatment due to worsening pain. Even though the treatment didn't help, he
If you have a slipped disc, then you are likely no stranger to pain. Fortunately, there is a treatment option that offers promising results for helping with slipped discs, thereby working to relieve your pain—and that is spinal decompression. Slipped discs: What are they, and how do they happen? The average spinal column is made up of 33 vertebrae separated by 23 discs. These discs have a strong outer covering and a gel-filled inside, and they are necessary for providing cush
Entry Text Sitting is that time in high school when your parents walked in. Sitting is your friend who took the last slice of pizza even though you paid for the pie. Sitting is, according to experts, the lit cigarette stuck between your lips. The negative side effects of sitting, both prolonged and immediate, are by now well known. In the past few years, there have been numerous articles and books sharing countless statistics. As a brief refresher, here are some facts. As soo
Although any amount of exercise offers health benefits, a new study suggests that rigorous physical activity may be key to boosting longevity. Australian researchers found that middle-aged or older people who get at least some high-intensity exercise that makes them sweaty and winded may reduce their chances of dying early by up to 13 percent. The researchers concluded that doctors' recommendations and public health guidelines should encourage participation in some vigorous t