Millions of people participate in sports each weekend as a way to stay active and stay connected to their friends… but, inevitably, as we age, the likelihood of an unexpected injury creeps up.
So how can you stay healthy as a weekend warrior?
Taking proactive steps during the week to stay well can directly impact your ability to keep enjoying your weekend sports.
Although NSAID medications can be purchased over the counter, it doesn't mean they don't have risks and dangers.
It may seem odd to think that nagging leg, calf, or foot pain could be traced back to a low back problem…
But if you've had pain in your leg or foot, a pinched nerve in your low back may be creating your issue!
Pain that travels along a spinal nerve is called radicular pain, and it's one of the most common types of pain that occurs as a result of spinal nerve compression.
Movement is one of the best ways to recover from back pain.
In fact, science has shown us that medications and rest are actually a few of the least effective ways to find relief!
Your body is designed to move, and often it's a lack of daily movement (or chronic postural changes) that causes back pain to begin in the first place.
Low back pain is the number one reason people worldwide visit their doctor and miss work.
If you've dealt with it in the past (or maybe even right now), you know back pain can change your life in an instant.
Not being able to enjoy hobbies, difficulty in your ability to work, and a sneaking suspicion that you may never get "back to normal" are all normal when you're experiencing a bout of back pain.
So why do so many people struggle with back pain?
In many cases, your daily habits are a big contributor to your back pain.
Screech. Bam. Uh-oh... you've been involved in a car accident. Your day has been thrown upside down, and a million thoughts are racing through your head.
If you don't feel immediate pain, you may be tempted to think you don’t have a problem - but waiting too long to seek care has been shown to increase the chances you'll need more aggressive intervention later.
With the stress of an accident, calling the insurance company, getting a car repaired, etc. - it's not uncommon for people to make the mistake of putting their health and well-being last on the to-do list.
It may surprise you to learn that shoulder injuries, like whiplash injuries, are some of the most common challenges people face after a car accident.
If you’re driving and have your hands on the steering wheel at the time of an accident, the sudden forces created by the event can result in a torn rotator cuff.
Symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, back pain, headaches, dizziness, and confusion — none of these sound like a good time…
And if you've been involved in a car accident, you may be wondering how long these symptoms are going to last.
There’s good news! With a proper evaluation and early treatment, there’s a high likelihood of getting well within a matter of weeks.
Whiplash is an injury that occurs when your body is suddenly forced backward and forward.
It's the most common injury that happens during an automobile accident, and it's one of the leading causes of chronic neck and back pain.
While a fender bender may not seem like a big deal, new research has shown that even small accidents can result in significant injuries.
Ain't no one got time for back pain!
Proactively doing things today to help your spinal discs stay healthy in the future is a smart idea.
Every day, your spinal discs absorb stress related to gravity, your posture, and your movement patterns. Over time, this stress can cause wear and tear to your discs that can become painful.
The good news? There are a few key ways you can keep your discs healthy… starting today!