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How Obesity and Back Pain Are Related

on Sep 18, 2019 4:35:50 PM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 0 Comments | back pain
If you ask 100 people if they think obesity can cause back pain, at least 90 of them are going to say yes. And they'd be right, right? It seems reasonable to suggest that obesity places undue stress on the pelvis, back, and spine, which would trigger the development of chronic back pain. However, the association between the two has long been a point of contention between researchers. You have one group of researchers who believe the cause-and-effect is clearly established. The excess weight pushes the pelvis forward and thereby strains the lower back. Then there's another group of researchers who believe that body mechanics alone is a far too simple explanation for a condition that varies significantly from one person to the next. Even people of similar age, body type, and experience will see varying differences in their back pain or lack thereof. In the article below, we will explain both groups stances, and find out of obesity and back pain are related, or if it's more complicated than that.
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6 Exercises To Improve Posture and Relieve Back Pain

on Aug 23, 2019 3:10:53 PM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 1 Comment | back pain
Are you sitting at a desk right now? Chances are you just answered yes, and that you've been there for a while, or you still have a while to go before you can leave your desk. And, there's also a chance you aren't completely comfortable. Maybe your neck or shoulders are stiff. Maybe your back hurts. No matter where you're feeling sore, it's most likely because you have to sit in that chair for too long. You likely have no choice, and you have to sit in that chair for that long, and that's where proper posture comes in. Good posture helps your muscles, bones, balance, internal organs, and it goes a long way in minimizing back pain. Poor posture and a weak core are two of the biggest reasons for back pain. Since you aren't likely able to ditch your desk, there are simple exercises and stretches you can do throughout the day to improve your posture and reduce your back pain. We'll talk about six of them below.
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Simple Household Items to Relieve Back Pain

on Aug 8, 2019 10:15:32 AM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 2 Comments | back pain
Everyday Items To Relieve Back Pain Fast These are some items everyone should have just laying around the house that can help provide relief to your back pain.
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7 Tips For A Healthy Spine

on Apr 17, 2019 4:45:10 PM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 1 Comment | back pain
To put it lightly, maintaining a healthy spine is important. In fact, one of the major things the spine does is protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord forms a vital link between the brain and the rest of the body and is part of the central nervous system. Along with your brain, the spinal cord controls bodily functions including movement and behavior. If your spine did nothing else, this would be enough reason to take excellent care of it. However, it also provides
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What Caused My Bulging Disc? | Symptoms, Causes & Solutions

on Mar 8, 2019 2:12:01 PM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 1 Comment | back pain
Back pain is normal. Just about every person on the planet will experience back pain at least once in their life. If you never experience back pain, you're one of the lucky ones. Most of the time, the pain goes away just as quickly as it came. Bad posture, poor lifting, or sudden impacts can all cause temporary back pain. However, some back pain can linger around longer than most. If this is the case, you probably have an underlying issue. When this happens, it's in your best interest to see your chiropractor. He can run some tests and do a physical exam to see what's going on in your back. If you need assistance that he can provide, he will refer you to the relevant specialist. One of the things your chiropractor is likely to find is a bulging disc. Below, we will talk about what a bulging disc is, and what causes them.   Article Table of Contents: What's A Bulging Disc? Symptoms Causes Aging Traumatic Injury Obesity Genetics Sports and Physical Activities Treatment
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6 Chiropractor Approved Ab Exercises That Are Safe For Your Lower Back

on Oct 11, 2018 2:37:56 PM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 3 Comments | back pain
Working Your Abs While Resting Your Back As summer is dwindling and the Fall months approach and all those wonderful holidays, it is easier to let yourself go a little. Hey, we've all been there. Unfortunately, you get to the other side of those holidays and have a little extra padding in the stomach area. So what is the most common exercise for the abs? Basic sit-ups, right? Have you ever sat up after your crunches and you feel more pain in your back than your stomach? That can be frustrating and likely to deter you from trying to exercise your abdominals again. So what can you do about? Thankfully, we have some effective and chiropractic-approved ab exercises that are safe and will not hurt your back.   Article Table of Contents: What is Chiropractic Care? Do chiropractors heal patients? Breaking Down Back Pain Why Chiropractic Consultation is Essential Before Engaging in Ab Exercises 6 Ab Exercises That Are Safe For The Lower Back Front Plank Stir the Pot Stomach Vacuum Exercise  Core Abdominals Towel Crunches That Protect The Lower Back Swiss Ball Crunches
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5 Facts About Back Pain That You Should Know About

on Oct 8, 2018 3:36:05 PM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 1 Comment | back pain
Back Pain Facts  The back is a complex structure of joints, ligaments, bones, and muscles. Unfortunately, it is all to common to sprain ligaments, irritate joints, strain muscles, and rupture discs, all of which will lead to back pain.  While accidents, work injuries, or sports injuries can cause back pain, sometimes simple movements like picking up a light object off the ground, can have very painful results. Back pain can also be the result of a disease such as kidney infections, blood clots, or bone loss.  We rely on the strength in our back to perform many physical tasks, even sedentary tasks such as sitting at a desk require our back muscles.  Regardless of age, occupation, and ethnicity, nobody is insusceptible to the risks of back pain.  The experienced Chiropractors at Florida Spine and Injury have come up with a list of 5 Facts about Back Pain that we think everyone should know. 
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What Is Causing My Back Pain?

on Aug 31, 2018 1:46:45 PM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 3 Comments | chiropractic care back pain
"What is causing my back pain?" is probably one of the most common questions physicians get from their patients who are suffering from soreness, stabbing pains, or stiffness in their back.  Some individuals know the exact cause of their suffering, while others can't seem to fathom why it is happening to them.  Therefore, we are writing this blog to help individuals who are in pain. Not only do I think you deserve some insight into the many potential causes of back pain, I also want to help you avoid common risk factors that can lead to more severe or even chronic back pain.  If you are already suffering, I will also touch on what doctor you need to go see immediately and why they are the best option when dealing with the spine and non-visible musculoskeletal injuries in general.    Article Table of Contents: Potential Causes of Your Back Injury and Pain Risk Factors That Could Potentially Lead to Back Pain What Kind of Doctor Can Help Reduce Back Pain?
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Failed Back Surgery: The Dangers of Back Surgery

on Jul 10, 2018 9:34:11 AM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 1 Comment | back pain
A study conducted at the UNC School of Medicine found that 80 percent of Americans suffer from back pain. This is an alarmingly high number of people. The same study also claimed that “low back pain is the second most common cause of disability in the United States and a common reason for missing work.” At that rate, you and your loved ones have a very high chance of being impacted by this chronic pain or injury, which will not only result in physical issues but also financial if you are required to miss work or spend an abundance of money on medical bills and treatment.  Back pain is nondiscriminatory and can impact people of all ages, genders, races, and socioeconomic status. Nobody is above its reach, and living with a back condition can severely impact your quality of life.  Most individuals will do anything they need to in order to relieve their symptoms, which means many people turn to surgery as their solution.  Learn about some exercises you can do to relieve back pain.  Although this is the solution often recommended by medical doctors, it should never be the first choice, except for extenuating circumstances.  Not only is back surgery dangerous, there is no guarantee that it will actually work.  Therefore, before taking this huge life-altering risk, you need to exhaust your other treatment options.   Article Table of Contents: Common Causes of Back Pain How to Prevent Back Pain and the Need for Surgery Treatment Options Before Opting for Back Surgery How Can You Prevent Failed Back Surgery
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10 Stretches You Can Do At Home To Help With Back Pain

on May 3, 2018 4:28:03 PM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 2 Comments | back pain
Having a sedentary lifestyle can be a real pain, especially for your back. Sitting all day in front of the computer won't give you the healthy lifestyle you want, despite being informational. Over time, you'll feel pain in the areas on and around your back. The spine isn't built to take too much strain for long periods of time. Whenever you're dealing with aches and pains on your back, it can sometimes stop you from doing simple tasks such as bending over to tie your shoes. If the pain is still bearable enough that you can move around, you can start doing simple stretching procedures to help ease and even treat the pain. See another blog from Florida Spine & Injury Chiropractors : Failed Back Surgery: The Dangers of Back Surgery. In this post, our Florida Chiropractors cover 10 stretches you can perform in the comfort of your home to help with back pain.  
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