Inversion table therapy: does it work? Stay up late enough watching TV and you’ll no doubt catch them: late-night infomercials advertising tables that lock your ankles in, flip you upside down and promise to alleviate chronic lower back pain, poor circulation, sciatica and even scoliosis. Or you may have seen their more infamous cousin, gravity […]
Cortisone Shots: The good, the bad and the ugly. Cortisone has been one of the most commonly-prescribed treatments for joint and tendon injuries, as well as for the pain caused by osteoarthritis, since it was developed in the 1940’s. It’s no surprise why: corticosteroid injections are often more effective than any pill, and can provide […]
A big wallet can cause big back problems! When it comes to your wallet, size matters. In fact, carrying a thick wallet in your back pocket can cause just as much trouble for your spine and pelvis as walking around with one shoe on and one shoe off.
Mainstream medicine has failed people with low back pain. Low back pain is one of the top reasons people seek medical care in the US – it’s certainly the most common reason patients seek us out at Ascent Chiropractic – and it affects a whopping 29% of adult Americans. It’s also the leading reason for […]
Full disclosure: This post was 100% my wife’s idea. With many women now in the full swing of working from their kitchen tables and couches, there’s been much talk among the fairer sex about the new lack of requirement to – ahem – put on a bra. For millions of women still working from home […]
Let’s get the facts straight about back pain! Despite billions being spent, and millions of patients being prescribed opiates or surgery every year, back pain remains the world’s leading cause of disability. However, much of what people think is common knowledge about back pain may actually be making things worse. Misinformation about back problems abounds. […]
Not just pain relief – it’s pain prevention! Most patients at Ascent Chiropractic only make that first call when their back pain or neck pain is at a place where it’s seriously affecting their daily lives. They’re usually under the assumption that if they don’t feel any pain that there’s nothing wrong with them – […]
Got back pain? And if so, have you been told that your back pain is being caused by an annular tear to the spinal discs? You’re not alone – studies have shown that the prevalence of disk bulges in the general population is over 70%, even in those who are totally symptom-free! Let’s explore what […]
The Case For Chiropractic! If you’ve recently visited a medical doctor for low back pain, research says you definitely want to consider seeing a chiropractor as well.
Diclofenac vs. Chiropractic Care For Back Pain Researchers from Spine Journal recently concluded a ground-breaking study that showed astounding results when comparing chiropractic adjustments against Diclofenac, one of the most popular and commonly-prescribed anti-inflammatory medications available.
Does sitting on an exercise ball actually do anything? About a decade ago, the Swiss ball (the giant inflatable rubber stability balls you’ll find in any well-equipped gym) moved from fitness centers to the office in a big way. Desk jockeys rolled them into their cubicles en masse, convinced that sitting for eight hours straight […]
Backpack Misuse in Children Can Lead to Chronic Back Pain With the new school year starting last week for Brookfield students, it’s a good time to talk about backpacks and the disturbing back pain trend that’s emerging among U.S. kids. There’s been a marked increase in the number of children visiting chiropractors for back, neck […]
Tylenol & Back Pain The 160 million Americans who suffer from low back pain every year, especially those whose go-to for relief is acetominophen (aka Tylenol/Paracetamol), might be surprised to find out that the medications they’re taking are causing more problems than they’re fixing.
Are Spinal Injections Worth The Risks? Did you know that recent research says that spinal injections can dramatically increase your risk of a vertebral fracture? The scary part? Over the past decade, epidural steroid injections have exploded in popularity, with over 9 million injections given every year for spinal pain! Corticosteroid injections tend to be […]
Pain During Pregnancy Isn’t “Normal” It’s surprisingly common for pregnant patients suffering from back pain to not seek help because it’s seen as a “normal” part of pregnancy, but it’s important to know that dealing with debilitating pain that affects your ability to perform day-to-day activities is anything but normal, even when you’re pregnant. One […]
The Global Burden of Disease Study A recent series of studies spearheaded by the World Health Organization present a disappointing irony: while we’ve done a tremendous job battling fatal illnesses, we are now living with more health problems that cause permanent pain, impair our mobility, and decrease our quality of life. According to the Global […]
Get Off The Computer! Kids are spending more time now than ever before sitting in front of computer screens as they work on homework, check social media, surf the internet and watch videos on YouTube. However, all that computer usage is taking a toll on teens’ spines, as recent studies show that children and teenagers […]
The Bottom Line: Chiropractic care relaxes muscles and reduces pain thresholds. At Ascent Chiropractic we frequently use chiropractic manipulation to treat patients’ lumbar spine conditions. Many studies have shown that lumbar spine adjustments are one of the most effective treatment options for those suffering with pain in their low back. But how do chiropractic adjustments […]
A Turning Point in the Treatment of Back Pain For decades following the inception of the chiropractic profession in 1895, Doctors of Chiropractic and Medical Doctors were often at odds with each other. It culminated in a ruling by a federal judge that the American Medical Association had engaged in an unlawful conspiracy “to contain […]
Avoiding Back Pain As we age and our bodies become more susceptible to damage from every day activities, back pain can become increasingly problematic. Minor aches and pains can progress to long-term damage if we are not careful how we carry out certain activities. Consider these tips when engaging in daily activities to keep your back […]
“My Physician Diagnosed Me With A Disc Herniation. Can You Help?” I hear the same question from patients suffering from disc herniations every week. They’re dealing with sharp, debilitating back pain, perhaps even with sciatic pain down the leg, and their MRI came back with the diagnosis of a bulged or herniated disc. Fortunately, the […]
Chiropractic Named The Top Choice For Back Treatment It’s no secret that back pain is one of the most prevalent and costly health conditions in the US and has also proven to be one of the most difficult to treat. The good news is that a new Consumer Reports survey ranks manual therapy, in particular […]