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Low Back Pain and Balance Exercises

Let’s look at ways to improve our balance by learning specific exercises that utilize the parts of the nervous system that regulate balance or proprioception

Jun 9th, 2022
Low Back Pain – Seasonal Injuries

If your back hurts after shoveling, use ice/rest followed by gentle stretching and modified activities – DON’T go back out and shovel (ie, don’t pick at your cut!). Some wise considerations for shoveling include warming up before starting.

Jun 8th, 2022
Low back Pain and Sleep

Low back pain (LBP) can arise from a lot of causes, most commonly from bending, lifting, pulling, pushing, and twisting. However, there are other possible causes, including sleep.

May 7th, 2022
Low Back Pain

Low back pain (LBP) has been a challenge to treat for centuries and evidence exists that back pain has been a concern since the origins of man.

May 4th, 2022
What kind of Headache do I have? (Part 2)

Previously, we discussed three types of headaches: tension headaches (the most common), cluster headaches (a vascular headache—less common, short duration but REALLY painful), and sinus headaches.

Apr 27th, 2022
A Connection Between Hip Pain and Limb Length

When it comes to the legs, most of us have probably never given thought to whether they are equal in length and if not, what problems that may cause. In a 2019 systematic review, researchers found that only about 1 in 10 adults have a leg length difference

Apr 8th, 2022
Does your walking shoe matter?

But what about the shoes we place on our feet when taking those steps? Are there shoe characteristics that may be best for the wearer?

Apr 7th, 2022
Low Back Pain – What To Do Immediately

Low back pain (LBP) will most likely strike all of us at some point , at least that’s what the statistics indicate. How we “deal with it” initially can be critical to its progression or cessation. Here are some “highlights” of what to do...

Apr 6th, 2022
Low Back Pain in the Older Adult

Last month, we addressed low back pain (LBP) in the younger patient (age 30-60), so it only seems appropriate to continue the discussion for those over the age of 60.

Apr 5th, 2022
Chiropractic Treatment for Neck Pain

Although it’s taken a little longer to compile the evidence, there is now substantial research to support that spinal manipulation for neck pain is equally effective as it is for low back pain in regards to improving pain levels and function!

Mar 27th, 2022
Core-Strengthening Exercises for Patients with Back Pain

It’s not uncommon for low back pain patients to reduce their activities in an effort to avoid their pain. Unfortunately, it’s likely their core muscles—the muscles that help support their midsection—will become deconditioned over time due to inactivity.

Mar 26th, 2022
Importance of the Cervical Curve

When looking at the neck from the left side, the cervical curve should look “C-shaped”, or lordotic. This develops when infants learn to lift and hold their head up while laying on their stomach and continues to progress when a child starts moving around.

Mar 25th, 2022
The Relationship of the Hip, the Low Back, and Knee

The hip is a very unique joint. The depth of the socket, the strength of the muscles and ligaments surrounding it, and the way it functions in weight bearing activities is unlike any other joint in the body.

Mar 24th, 2022
Its Just My Back.. it Can't be My Heart?!!

Have you ever said to yourself, “I’m in great shape for my age!” Or how about, “For the amount I exercise, I’ll live forever!” Well, I hope you are right and you have MANY great quality years watching your family grow and prosper ahead of you.

Mar 23rd, 2022
A Vascular cause for Low Back Pain

For the older adult, pain that radiates into the leg is a common complaint. This process, called neurogenic claudication, occurs when the spinal cord and/or nerve roots are pinched as they exit the arthritic spine (a condition called spinal stenosis).

Mar 21st, 2022
Jaw pain and chiropractic

Jaw pain can be very common Wirth clenching or stress but also with grinding at night. Jaw pain is a common complaint for many people

Mar 13th, 2022
Daily Health update

Tuesday daily health updated to give you informative knowledge about your health!

Mar 9th, 2022
What kind of Headache Do I Have?

This month, we’ll talk about the other headache types. So WHY is this important? Very simply, if we know the type of headache you have, we will be able to provide you with the proper treatment.

Apr 25th, 2022
Exercise Saves Lives

Exercise is saving lives everyday, there are benefits beyond the physical when it comes to consistently moving the body

Oct 27th, 2021
Scapular Dyskinesis

The shoulder joint is really four joints—glenohumeral, scapulothoracic, acromioclavicular, and sternoclavicular—that all work in a coordinated manner to maneuver the upper arm.

May 14th, 2021
Car Crash Characteristics and Whiplash Recovery

While many cases of whiplash that result from a motor vehicle collision (MVC) have a successful outcome, some experts estimate that up to 25% of whiplash patients will experience chronic pain and disability.

May 11th, 2021
A Vascular Cause of Low Back Pain

For the older adult, pain that radiates into the leg is a common complaint. This process, called neurogenic claudication, occurs when the spinal cord and/or nerve roots are pinched as they exit the arthritic spine (a condition called spinal stenosis).

May 10th, 2021
The Big Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Modern chiropractic care is a leading direction for best care for pain and injuries. It is also natural, and comparatively more effective, and less expensive than traditional care.

Nov 7th, 2018
Pain Evaluation Can Be Tricky

Most of the people that come to see us at ProActive Spine Care start off wanting some help with pain of some kind.

Dec 13th, 2015
The Importance of Alignment and Balance

At Proactive Spine Care, we have been the Tacoma chiropractor for thousands of people over the past 25 years, and many of those have had problems that developed or were made worse by misalignment in their musculoskeletal system.

Nov 29th, 2015
Kill the Overkill

At Proactive Spine Care, we are all about pain relief for our patients.

Oct 27th, 2015
Malicious Meats

On Monday, October 26, 2015, The World Health Organization unveiled a monograph that was shocking to some.

Oct 26th, 2015
Chiropractic is Best First Choice

With all the choices out there for where to go to get care for muscle and joint problems, it is smart to look at the study data that compares cost and performance among different approaches.

Feb 7th, 2015