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All Posts in Category: Chronic Back Pain

For pain: heat, ice or neither?

For pain: heat, ice or neither?

It’s one of our most frequently asked questions. For muscle and joint pain, what’s best—heat or ice? As in much of medicine, the answer—it depends.

First, it’s important to make the distinction between treating the problem and the symptoms. For the most part, heat and ice work on symptoms. It’s been studied and some research suggests a therapeutic benefit, but those results are very limited and not well established.

Neither will do much to mitigate the cause of the pain. But for a pulled muscle, back spasms, twisted ankle or soreness after intense activity—ice or heat can help you feel better. And there’s a third option: nothing. Sometimes it’s best to just leave it alone.

Let’s break it down.

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Getting ahead of the curve: dance and lordosis

Getting ahead of the curve: dance and lordosis

The spine has to support every other part of the body. When viewed from the side, it has normal curves that strengthen it and keep the weight of other body parts in balance. But sometimes, those curves can become exaggerated. When that happens in the lower back, it’s called lumbar lordosis, also known as swayback.

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Working From Home - Back Pain

Working from home can be a real pain. A plan to prevent pain and stiffness.

Technology is a godsend for those of us lucky enough to have kept our jobs during the pandemic. But working from home can leave joints and muscles aching by day’s end.

Since the COVID-19 crisis unfolded quickly, few had the opportunity to prepare for working from home, long-term. Many are making do with what’s on hand – working at the kitchen table, from a laptop or even the coffee table.

Since most of us do not have a fully equipped home office, problems crop up in the neck, back, shoulders, hips and other spots. Fortunately, relief comes down to common sense, making small adjustments to prevent trouble and taking action to keep your joints and muscle limber and healthy during the quarantine.

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COVID-19 an opportunity for education

COVID-19 an opportunity for education

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating new challenges for just about everybody in the western world. As we work to stay healthy – we’re going to unprecedented lengths to help protect the most vulnerable in the community and slow the spread of the virus to lessen the load on the healthcare system.

At the urging of both state and federal authorities, we have closed all five of our offices to do our part. Our first priority remains and always will be the well-being of our patients and their families.

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Chiropractic Care at Dr. Mark Kemenosh and Associates

Chiropractic care at Dr. Mark Kemenosh and Associates chiropractic clinic can diagnose and treat problems that affect the nerves, muscles, bones, and joints of your body, in the back and spine, or in the extremities as well. At a basic level a chiropractor will gently adjust your spine which often times brings relief of back […]

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Dr Mark Kemenosh and Associates – Chiropractic Clinic – Bulging Discs – Herniated Discs

Bulging Discs – Herniated Discs – Slipped Discs – Back Pain – Sciatica Have you ever heard of a slipped disc? It’s a misnomer. Discs almost never truly “slip”, but they can often times bulge or herniate. When they do, our team can almost always be able to help. Intervertebral disc disorders are referred to […]

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Sciatic pain HELP! Suffering with pain down your leg, please read this following blog post!

Sciatic pain HELP! Yes, our office can almost always greatly improve that pain you are struggling with! Sciatica is a condition that is often misdiagnosed and attributed to any intense lower back pain. Any pain in the lower back that limits your movement or stops you from enjoying life requires attention, but not all lower […]

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Atrophy of gluteus maximus among women with a history of chronic low back pain

Saw a nice article recently post from our neighbors over at Department of Physical Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2 School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 3 Department of Biomedical Education and Anatomy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Article Title: Atrophy of gluteus maximus among women with a history […]

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New research shows that Omega-3 supplementation can help prevent childhood asthma!

If you listen to our docs long enough you will note that a very common theme in our office is “take your Omega 3’s, they pretty much have some benefit for everyone”.  With the new information presented in the YouTube video embedded above, the University of Waterloo has again helped the public health world proving […]

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The Dan Patrick Show – Dan Patrick brings a Chiropractor to the studio for low back pain with sciatica!

You should probably know know who Dan Patrick is, but if you don’t, he has his own sports talk show that is nationally syndicated across the country and currently hosts NFL Sunday Night pre-game and post-games shows on NBC.  Before that however, we worked several years as one of the ESPN anchors who more or […]

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