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Can your back get hurt without really doing anything?

As a Chiropractor in Norwalk, CT, I see a lot of patients with back pain. Sometimes, figuring out the cause is easy. If you lift a load of bricks, and your back starts to hurt, you can safely assume that lifting something heavy was the cause. Other times, there doesn’t seem to be a reasonable
  • 8 Jan, 2019
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Does Chiropractic Work?

I personally see the value of chiropractic care every day. For instance, say I see someone that has been in pain for a few weeks or months. I adjust their spine a few times, and if their back starts to stay aligned, and the pain starts to go away, I can be pretty sure that
  • 21 Dec, 2018
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Are Laptops bad for your posture?

I talk a lot about posture with my patients. Part of those discussions is often an attempt to locate some issues in an individual’s life that are promoting poor posture. Looking at where we spend the most prolonged time in a day is a good place to start. Are you sitting at a desk with
  • 1 Oct, 2018
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Can a Rib Get Stuck Out of Place?

When we think about our ribs, if we ever do, we tend to picture them in front of our body, covering our heart and lungs. However, they attach to our spines in our backs though, and there are a few joints there between the vertebrae and the rib bones. Any time you have a movement
  • 18 Apr, 2018
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Whiplash

I recently had an experience in which a close family member was involved in a rear-end car accident. Luckily, I was able to take care of her immediately, and keep the damage to a minimum. But, she had many questions about whiplash, and I realized that this type of injury is often misunderstood. Here is
  • 15 Feb, 2018
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Can Cold Weather Cause Back Pain?

I see this phenomenon frequently in my office. When the weather gets cold or rainy, patients start to come in wondering if the bad weather has made their back pain worse. We have all heard stories of a relative who could predict a storm based on how her knee hurt. And many people move out
  • 3 Jan, 2018
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Chiropractic and Sports Injuries

As anyone who plays sports or exercises knows, some degree of pain and injury come with an active life. There is normal muscle soreness after exertion that lets you know your muscles are growing and strengthening. However, pushing ourselves too far can cross the line from soreness to nagging injury. Part of playing sports is
  • 18 Nov, 2017
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Should you use a standing desk?

Back pain is a common complaint at work, especially as many jobs are performed exclusively in front of a computer. Sitting posture is a very important component of limiting that pain, but alternative sitting arrangements have also become popular in recent years. Some options, like sitting on an exercise ball, are designed to force your muscles
  • 2 Oct, 2017
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How to Fix Your Posture

Posture I write a lot about posture, and I talk about it a lot to my patients. That is because trying to figure out how to fix your posture is one of the biggest ways you can limit and prevent all kinds of back and neck pain. There are actually recognized sets of symptoms that
  • 26 Jul, 2017
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Can You Get Addicted to Chiropractic Adjustments?

This is one of the common misconceptions about going to a chiropractor. Some people have the impression that once you start getting adjustments, something happens to your spine, making you dependent on it for the rest of your life. In reality, chiropractic is not addictive or habit forming. There are no effects on neurotransmitters in
  • 9 Jun, 2017
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