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Why Don’t My Usual Stretches Help My Back Pain?

Like most health conditions, low back pain is a chronic problem. Patients with low back pain typically suffer off and on for years. Back pain seems to come on when we overexert or do something out of the ordinary, such as moving boxes or when returning to a sport we have not tried since

9 Ways to improve your quality of sleep

9 Ways to improve your quality of sleep This month, we will look at ways to improve your sleep quality, which in return, will reduce your LBP. There are many ways we can improve our sleep quality. Here are some of them: Turn off the lights: Complete darkness (or as close to it as possible)

Neck Pain – Where Does it Come From?

Neck Pain – Where Does it Come From? Neck pain is a very common problem that can with a number of possible causes. It can come from laying crooked while watching TV, it can come from sleeping in a draft, it can come as a response to a cold or flu, it can hurt because

Snow Shoveling Tips From Dr. Ralph at Livingston Chiropractic

SNOW SHOVELING TIPS FROM DR. RALPH AT LIVINGSTON CHIROPRATIC With any large snow storm with significant accumulation, snow shoveling can be dangerous!  It isn't a myth that people get injured from shoveling snow. In fact, according to a recent study by the CIRP, there are more than 10,000 medical emergencies each year related to snow and

Headache and High Blood Pressure: A New Link?

Headaches are one of the common health complaints for which people seek out treatment. High blood pressure is also very common, affecting about 50 million Americans. Could the two be linked? Yes, but not in the way you may think. While some doctors question whether taking pain pills actually corrects the cause of the headache,

What Exercises Can I do for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the leading cause of numbness to the middle three fingers and thumb and affects millions of Americans each year. There are MANY potential causes of CTS, and these causes can be unclear or multi-factorial. We have discussed the importance of night splints and what chiropractic can do for CTS in


DEBUNKING THE KNUCKLE CRACKING MYTH A recent study completed by the UC Davis Health system said that more than 25% of adults crack their joints. A first of its kind, the study was completed on 40 men and women between the ages of 18 and 63 years old using ultrasound to see what causes the

Do I have a migraine or is it just a bad headache?

There are MANY different types of headaches, of which migraines are a common type. This discussion will concentrate on some unique characteristics that are associated with migraine headaches. This information may help you understand what type of headache you’re having. A unique feature of migraine headaches is that prior to the start of the headache,

Low Back Pain and Pregnancy

Did you know that 50-72% of women have low back pain (LBP) and/or pelvic pain during their pregnancy but only 32% do something about it? Let’s look closer! Pregnancy-related low back pain (PLBP) can be a highly debilitating syndrome that accounts for the most common cause of sick leave for pregnant women. In 2004, Americans

Do Chronic Sinus Problems Cause Headaches?

DO CHRONIC SINUS PROBLEMS CAUSE HEADACHES? Many of us have had sinus related headaches, right?  You know, these are the headaches that hurt over the sinuses (above the eyes or in the cheek bones next to your nose) and, when you blow your nose, it’s not pretty!  Sinus infections often lead to sinus headaches –