As chiropractors, we are well known as being neck and back doctors. But what about the rest of the body, particularly your feet? Most don’t realize just how important your feet are in relation to your spine. You run, walk, stand, and sit all throughout the day — there might be times where your shoes don’t fit quite right or are particularly tough on your toes (we’re talking about those high heels!), and then you wonder why you are experiencing back pain. It is about time to show your feet the appreciation they deserve. Here’s what you need to know:
Holiday travels can be stressful, frustrating, and complicated. As if traveling isn’t already enough, add in that you’re doing it during the busiest time of year. If you are suffering from back pain, your travels will be particularly brutal. Back pain and traveling can put you in a negative frame of mind before you even arrive at your destination and interrupt your family fun. Here are our suggestions to avoid back pain this holiday season.
You probably don't think anything of carrying around your heavy backpack, bag, or purse with you throughout the day. But those bags can all cause your muscles to be off balance. Over time, muscle tension accumulates, which can lead to spinal misalignment. Fortunately, we know the signs you need to look for.