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Is Your Back Pain Caused by Facet Pain?

Is Your Back Pain Caused by Facet Pain?

by Shearly (SU)
Your spine is comprised of bones, cartilage and nerves. There are small joints between all but the top vertebrae are called facet joints. They provide stability and allow for movement. If you suffer from back pain, especially if it comes and goes, it could be caused by facet joint syndrome.

Is Your Furniture Causing Your Back Pain?

Is Your Furniture Causing Your Back Pain?

by Shearly (SU)
Most people experience back pain at some point in their lives, almost as if it’s a rite of passage. Many of us sit at a desk in front of a computer when we do our jobs. But is your furniture to blame for back pain? This isn’t just about office furniture, either, because the wrong mattress or an odd chair can precipitate making your back pain worse. Find out what you can do to minimize back pain by choosing the right furniture.

Is Your Back Pain Caused by Your Job?

Is Your Back Pain Caused by Your Job?

by Stephanie Meadows
It is not always intentional, but many jobs end up putting their workers at a high risk for back pain and injury. Information from the World Health Organization's International Labour Office reveals that the problem is global. The organization lists “musculoskeletal diseases” as common, and part of 268 million non-fatal workplace accidents in which employees miss work. According to Everyday Health, back pain is one of the most common medical problems in the United States, and the leading cause of disability cases. If you have chronic pain or back pain in general, these statistics alone should let you know that you’re not alone. Back pain is a common problem, more than people even realize.

Will Dry Needling Help Your Back Pain?

Will Dry Needling Help Your Back Pain?

by Stephanie Meadows
You may be one of the 100 million Americans suffering from chronic pain, defined as pain that lasts longer than six months. Chronic pain can be mild or excruciating, episodic or continuous, merely inconvenient or totally incapacitating. With chronic pain, signals of pain remain active in the nervous system for months, or even years. This can take both a physical and emotional toll on a person. For many people living with chronic pain, finding pain relief can be tough. A lot of trial and error is involved to find a pain treatment that works.

Benefits of Dry Needling for Pain Relief

Benefits of Dry Needling for Pain Relief

by Shearly (SU)
Dry needling is a physical therapy technique that relieves myofascial muscle pain. As a component of modern acupuncture, dry needling is recognized as a safe and effective way to manage or eliminate even severe chronic pain through trigger point release. Learn more benefits of dry needling and how it could help you, below.