Back Pain / Sciatica

10 Factors That Put You at Risk for Back Pain

Back pain can feel so impossible to get rid of that many people seek an upper cervical chiropractor near Escondido to break away from the discomfort. Count yourself lucky if your back pain just comes and goes. Some people experience crippling, chronic pain, and over-the-counter painkillers don’t bring relief.  Certainly, you are not alone in your struggle. About 80% of people around the world may experience back pain at some point in life. Many factors can increase your chance of developing back pain. Listed below are ten of the risk factors for back pain. 1. Aging  Adults over the age [...]


5 Ways to Tame the Pain of Sciatica Naturally

The pain of sciatica can range from a subtle numbness in the leg or foot that comes and goes to a constant, searing pain in the lower back, buttock, thigh, or calf.  It can be a condition that slowly creeps in over a long period of time or it can come on suddenly like a strike of lightning. For some people, sciatic nerve pain can be a mild and infrequent annoyance, but for others, it can be severe and disabling. What accounts for the wide variety of possible presentations is the fact that the sciatic nerve is the largest single [...]


Pregnancy Research

The role of chiropractic in pregnancy. Vallone S. Int’l Chiropractic Assn. Review Summer 2002. p 47-51. “By encouraging regular chiropractic and maternal self care (which includes good nutrition, regular stretching and exercise and stress management) we can improve our patient’s probability of a successful natural delivery.” Follow-up of patients with low back pain during pregnancy. Brynhildsen J, Hansson A, Persson A, Hammar M. In: Obstetrics & Gynecology, Feb 1998; 91(2): 182-6. Women with severe low back pain during pregnancy have an extremely high risk for experiencing a new episode of more severe low back pain during future pregnancies and when [...]


Ten Back Pain Prevention Tips to Try Now

A vast majority of people, 75%-85% of the population by some estimates, will experience a back problem at some point in their lives. Any veteran back pain specialist in Escondido will tell you that back pain is one of the most common health complaints and one of the leading causes of missed work days and visits to the doctor. Back and neck pain are frequently caused by the accumulation of wear and tear from everyday bad habits.  These little things can add up to cause a great deal of strain on the muscles, joints, discs, and vertebrae of the spine. [...]