Each day our bodies are subject to many stressful activities..…mowing the lawn, lifting a box, walking to class, prolonged sitting at a desk, loading the dishwasher, mopping the floor, taking out the garbage, lifting the groceries, making the bed…just to name a few. While these tasks may seem small, they can have great impact on the spine, ultimately influencing your quality of life. It is important to learn to navigate daily tasks in a pain-free manner and without injuries in order to live life optimally. By implementing some small technical changes in your activities, you can protect your body and reduce the risk of injuries. As part of your treatment at Auburn Chiropractic Associates Dr. Hartford may discuss specific occupational and recreational risk management and promote preventive modifications to avoid injuries.
Whiplash is one of the most misunderstood mechanisms of injury, leaving most people confused or unaware of the severity is has caused. So, what is whiplash? Whiplash is a mechanism of injury causing cervical strain and sprain injury to the cervical spine. It often occurs as a result of the muscles and other soft tissues being hyper-extended or hyper-flexed.
Receiving any type of diagnosis can be difficult if you don’t know how to cope with it or understand how it impacts your body. It is important to understand how a health condition, such as scoliosis, affects your day-to-day life.
Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that typically occurs after puberty and develops gradually. It is possible for it to go undetected since it develops slowly and is sometimes unnoticeable. A chiropractic assessment is important for early detection. Symptoms of scoliosis include:
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest and widest nerve in the human body and it runs from the lower back, down the legs and ends just below the knee. Sciatica is often associated with general back pain, but it is capable of affecting much more than just the back. According to Medical News Today, some experts say that up to 40% of people will experience sciatica at some point in their lifetime.