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Don’t get used to lower back pain!

Find out how flexion distraction therapy can help.

 

Lower back pain is extremely common here in America. Other than upper respiratory infections, back pain is the most common reason for visiting a doctor.

But just because pain, numbness, tingling, or other symptoms have become a part of your daily life, doesn’t mean things should stay that way. And your friendly neighborhood chiropractor can help.

At Oviedo Chiropractic, one of the (many) methods we use to relieve pain is a technique called flexion distraction. In this article, we’ll discuss what this technique is, who it can benefit, and why you’ll want to give it a try as soon as possible.



February 22, 2021 Back Pain

You sit at a desk all day…so why does your back hurt so much?

Lower back pain when sitting is common, but that doesn’t mean it’s unavoidable.

 

Two hundred years ago, working at a desk job was a privilege afforded to only the top 1% of society. Nowadays, technological advancements (not to mention a global pandemic) mean that the majority of the country works, plays, and spends the bulk of their lives in a seated position.

But that doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Sitting is extremely hard on your back.

If you’re among the millions of people who experience lower back pain when sitting, you might be confused. After all, how can you back hurt when you’ve been relaxing all day?



Chiropractic adjustments feel so great, you might wish you could do them at home.

But before you figure out how to crack your back on your own, there’s something you should know.

 

You love the relaxed, limber feeling you get after an adjustment. Cracking your back felt so amazing, you want to feel like that every day!

If you’re like most of our patients, this invariably turns into researching how to crack your back at home to get those same benefits on a daily basis.

Not so fast!

Turns out, there’s a reason why chiropractic care is a $12 billion dollar industry: it’s not a good idea to crack your own back at home.



2020 was the year that most of us started working from home…and your back probably paid the price.

Here’s how to set up an ergonomic workspace anywhere that will help—not hurt—your body.

 

This year has brought a lot of changes into our lives. Not only are we all getting accustomed to wearing masks everywhere, many have switched to working remotely. And while you probably enjoy skipping the commute and wearing pajamas to work, we’ve noticed that a lot of home “offices” aren’t exactly ergonomic. 

Prior to the pandemic, if you worked from an office, you probably had everything set up the way you like it: a comfy chair, computer at the perfect height, and maybe even a footrest. Now? Some of you have had to make do with a TV dinner tray on the couch. 

What’s the good news? With only a few handy hacks, you can have an ergonomic workspace that will alleviate your “Self Isolation Syndrome” pains. Read on for the top five areas that are most important to your chiropractic health and what you can do to avoid potential injury or discomfort.



October 8, 2020 Back Pain

What causes back pain when breathing and (more importantly) what can you do about it?

 

You’re getting ready to relax after a long day when *yawn* OUCH!!!! Your deep breath caused a sharp pain in your back. You take another deep breath and sure enough, it’s still there.

Back pain when breathing is sometimes nothing more than a short-lived twinge, but what happens when it’s a nagging pain that won’t go away? Could it be something serious? Is something wrong with your lungs or heart?

Read on to discover the top causes for back pain when breathing and what you can do about it (and when to see a doctor!).



Is your sore back another sign of aging or something more serious?

In this article, you’ll learn when to worry about back pain.

 

After a certain age, it seems like everybody’s “check engine” light comes on. Your bunions are bothering you, you can’t eat or drink like you used to, and your back is constantly sore.

Many people may brush off this pain as normal (especially if they’ve been living with it for a while) and simply pop an anti-inflammatory and call it a day. But what if—just like your car’s check engine light—your back pain is a signal to see an expert?

If you’re unsure of when to worry about back pain, here are five signs to let you know when to seek medical treatment.



Chiropractic care is a great tool to have in your scoliosis management plan.

In this article, we’ll look at the many ways a chiropractor can provide scoliosis treatment.

 

An estimated 7 million Americans suffer from an abnormal curvature of the spine, a condition known as scoliosis.

Symptoms can range from unnoticeable to severe, but even those with mild scoliosis can find the condition to be painful detriment to their daily lives. But if you’re not a candidate for surgery, what options do you have?

Most people turn to a physical therapist, orthopedist, or primary care doctor for scoliosis treatment, but more and more are turning to chiropractic care.



April 27, 2020 Back Pain

Tylenol, Asprin, Advil…which is the best OTC to help your aching back?

As it turns out, there’s a drug-free alternative that’s better than the best OTC for back pain.

 

Your spine is incredibly amazing. It’s responsible for bearing your weight, protecting your spinal cord, holding your ribs in place to protect your heart and lungs, and remaining flexible enough to allow you to move.

But most people don’t give their spines a second thought…unless, that is, they’re feeling back pain.

An estimated 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. And most of those people will turn to an over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication for quick relief.

What is the best OTC for back pain? And are they really the best option?



Is the COVID-19 pandemic a (literal) pain in the neck? Don’t go to the hospital!

Here’s three reasons why chiropractors have been deemed an essential business.

Whether you’ve been treating your pain with medications or simply “powering through” it, you’re probably hesitant to do anything about it now.

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are at full capacity with patients who have been infected with COVID-19 and you’re trying to stay at home to help flatten the curve. You’d hate to increase the burden of doctors and nurses on the front lines or, worse yet, contract the disease yourself.

But musculoskeletal pain doesn’t schedule itself with global pandemics in mind. So what can you do about it?

The answer is simple: visit a chiropractor!


For some, chiropractic offers relief from pain. For others, it's about feeling and looking good. Call today and see what chiropractic can do for you!

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