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Category Archives: Ergonomics

14 Dec, 2020

Results of Not Treating Neck Problems

Think back to the times when you have fallen asleep in an awkward position and had the unexpected pleasure of waking up to a “crick in your neck.” You know when you have an aching neck it makes it very difficult to turn your head to check your blind spots when driving, bend your head

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1 Jul, 2020

Ergonomics When Working From Home

With most people still working from home, one of the most common questions I hear at our clinic has to do with ergonomics. Specifically, how to set up your at home office.  If you are used to working in an office and are lucky enough to have a good work chair or even better a

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12 Jun, 2020

Pain from Posture: Get Relief TODAY!

Posture is something that we hear about all the time and it’s usually followed by “oh, I have terrible posture”. Postural weakness in the neck is a problem many of us struggle with. We spend a lot of time sitting whether it is at a desk or on a couch and 9 times out of

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13 May, 2020

Solution to that Back Strain

Are you feeling: Pain across the low back into the buttock and hip area Stiffness and limit motion Swelling Inability to maintain positions Muscle spasms If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you may be dealing with a lumbar strain.  A lumbar strain is when the muscles or tendons in the back get overstretched

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30 Apr, 2020

Forward Head Posture

Posture plays a huge role in all of our activities. We are so busy throughout the day that we usually don’t pay much attention to our posture, especially while we work, watch tv, or stand. The increased use of cell phones, tablets and computers has made forward head posture a problem for many and a

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27 Feb, 2020

The Chain to Low Back Pain

How Much Does Back Pain Impact Us? Chronic back pain and discomfort is a debilitating condition that will affect the majority of Americans at some point during their life.  In fact, chronic back pain is one of the leading reasons people go to the doctor and employees miss work. Chronic back pain can make it

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24 Jan, 2020

The Low Back Pain Epidemic

Generalized back pain continues to be rampant in many parts of the US and world-wide and does not seem to be decreasing despite many calculated efforts to do so. This particular diagnosis, sadly, has many attributes that makes it very difficult to pinpoint an exact cause. There is a substantial amount of literature on treatments,

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24 Dec, 2019

Desk Jobs and Neck Discomfort

Many of us have sedentary jobs at a desk and/or using mobile technology for day to day communications. It’s so easy for us to slip into a poor posture when we’re mindlessly reading emails or sending texts. The problem is that these poor postures are therefore creating more complaints of neck discomfort. Neck pain is

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16 Dec, 2019

Stretches to Alleviate Neck Pain and Improve Posture

Neck pain is a common ailment that is experienced by a large number of individuals. There are many causes of neck pain. Possible causes of neck pain include: Tight muscles Whiplash injuries that can be caused by car accidents Sports related accidents and injuries. Poor posture which is a result of everyday activities that most

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12 Dec, 2019

Avoid Back Pain When Shoveling this Winter

With winter here and the chance of snow right around the corner, it is important to know the proper way to shovel, in order to prevent back and shoulder injuries – ones we see frequently after a big snow. The good news though is that lower back and shoulder pain can be easily prevented by

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