Category: Back Pain

Back Injuries in Young Athletes

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Back Injuries In Kids Is More Common Than You Think By Dr. Jon DeGorter, DC As we get older most of us have experienced lower back pain. But back pain in young athletes is surprisingly common and back injury occurs more often than concussions. Low back pain is associated with...

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Do you have Shin Splints?

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By Dr. Jon DeGorter, Jonas Chiropractic Sports Injury Care Like most running injuries, shin splints is often caused by overuse. Also known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, shin pain can also result from worn out running shoes, poor running form such as heel striking, flat feet, high arches, weak dorsi...

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Is it Sciatica or Piriformis Syndrome?

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If you ever had a shooting pain down the back of your leg, you immediately think sciatica! But are you suffering from sciatica or piriformis syndrome? Either can be debilitating for a runner and very difficult to continue training through. Most athletes stop running for a long period to rest...

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Are You An Unbalanced Runner?

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Most people think runners are unbalanced. Despite what your mental state might be, your body may not be in complete alignment. Structural or muscular imbalance can lead to injury and pain. The area most affected by structural imbalance that can have a big effect on your running is your pelvis....

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Piriformis Syndrome is a Real Pain in the Butt

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A small muscle in the back of the hip, the piriformis is a common cause for hip, buttock, hamstring or sciatic pain in high-mileage runners. This muscle is responsible for the external rotation of the hip joint. When the piriformis is irritated, it can affect the sciatic nerve and is...

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Is It Plantar Fasciitis?

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That stabbing pain on the bottom of your foot near the heel usually indicates the common running injury plantar fasciitis. The pain is usually worst with the first few steps after getting out of bed, although it can occur after long periods of standing or getting up from a seated...

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Are you having Shoulder Pain?

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The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and mobility comes at the price of stability. Active sports like golf, tennis, and weight training incur shoulder injuries at a higher rate. Rotator cuff injuries are just one of more than a dozen separate problems that can affect the...

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3 Easy Stretches to Strengthen your Back

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Stretching minimizesback pain and prevents imbalances throughout your musculoskeletal system. Knees to Chest Lie on your back and bring both knees up toward your chest. Gently pull your knees up to your chest. Breathe deep hold for 20 to 30 seconds. Repeat 10-15 times. Side Knee Stretch Lie on your...

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Low Back Pain: Ice or Heat?

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Should you apply cold or heat to treat lower back pain? Cold packs reduce swelling and inflammation, and help reduce pain. Although most muscle injuries respond well to alternating heat and cold, back pain may respond better to heat1. The best solution is what works best for you. Try using...

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Lower Back Pain

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Eighty percent of people will experience back pain at some point. Everything from lifting too much weight to twisting in the wrong direction can lead to injury, muscle spasm, and disability in the low back. Active individuals, like runners and weight lifters, are at particular risk of sustaining low back...

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