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Neck pain seems to be everywhere. If you look around your office or talk to your co-workers, you likely see someone rubbing their neck, adjusting their posture or getting an ergonomics consult to try to get more comfortable. This seems to have become more prevalent as more people have been working from home using dining tables or even their bed as their office. You probably find yourself rubbing your neck and shoulders thinking “this is just tension or a headache” or,&nbs...
Posted on 2021-08-30
It’s about that time when the teacher sends out school supply lists, parents are back-to-school shopping and kids are desperately trying to hold on to what’s left of the summer but, at the same time, they’re excited to pick out a new backpack! We all know the importance of the right color or cartoon character on the backpack but the type of backpack is also extremely important to help maintain your child’s posture and prevent them from experiencing any unnecessary back, n...
Posted on 2021-08-16
Did you know that 8 in 10 adults will experience lower back pain? It is the single greatest cause of lost time from work in the world. So why is back pain so common? The back has many different structures involved in supporting us in all different positions and movements. There are muscles that move only 1-2 joints and muscles that move 10 joints. Between each vertebrae there are 5-6 ligaments connecting them. There are intervertebral discs that sit between each vertebrae, pro...
Posted on 2021-05-04
Osteoarthritis of the knee occurs when two types of cartilage at the knee wear away. The articular cartilage is the cartilage that lines the bones that make up your knee joint to help decrease friction. The fibrous cartilage acts as a shock absorber at the knee. This is also called the meniscus. Once the cartilage has worn away, the bones move closer together and can rub against each other during knee movements. This can lead to painful and sometimes audible popping, grinding or clicking with mo...
Posted on 2021-03-24
Osteoporosis (porous bone) is a disease that affects the bones, causing them to break easily. The breaks occur because the body is unable to make new bone, loses too much bone or both. This can lead to fractures that occur as the result of a fall or from something as simple as a cough or sneeze in more serious cases. Those who suffer from osteoporosis may experience the following symptoms: Loss of height over time A stooped posture Fractures of the hip, spine or wrist The Nati...
Posted on 2021-03-10
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