As chiropractors, we are known as doctors for the spine. Many of our patients are seeking back pain and neck pain relief, along with treatment for a variety of other issues. Many people don’t realize that as spine experts, we also work with your feet. Your feet are actually very important to the health of your spine. You sit, stand, walk, and move all throughout the day. Maybe there are times when your shoes don’t fit quite right or are particularly harsh on your feet (like high heels). Then you wonder why you are experiencing back pain. It’s time to show your feet the appreciation they deserve. Here’s what you need to know:
How often did your parents tell you to stand up straight? Whether they were complaining about your slouching or warning you about your heavy backpack, they understood the importance of good posture. Bad posture habits developed during the younger years can impact spinal health in the future. As chiropractors, we recommend the following tips to improve your posture.
When the shock absorbers in your car are overworked, they will suffer damage and the same theory applies to the discs in your body. They can bulge, herniate, tear, and degenerate…though they don’t “slip”, which is a commonly misused term. If you are suffering from low back pain, you could be experiencing a herniated disc or other disc-related issues and we can help!