Pregnancy can be a wonderful time of anticipation. Whether you and your partner are looking forward to welcoming your first child, or to expanding your family with an addition, it’s a joyous wait. That doesn’t mean it’s all roses for the expectant mama. Along with the glow, pregnancy can bring a host of discomforts. One of the most common of these is back pain. Even women who have never before experienced back pain can find that they’re struggling, especially once they hit the halfway mark in pregnancy.
If you’ve experienced pain that radiates from your lower back through your hips, buttocks, and down one leg, you’ve experienced sciatica pain. The sciatic nerve is a large nerve in humans—as well as in other mammals—and compression can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort. While not a distinct condition, sciatica pain is a set of symptoms that many adults will experience at some point in their lives.
With the back-to-school routine in full swing, it’s time to leave the carefree days of summer behind and get back into the routine. For many kids and teenagers, that means long days—and heavy loads. Heavy backpacks and the backpack pain they cause can contribute to lasting changes in spinal column compression and curvature in the lower back. Those changes are dangerous for anyone, especially growing children.
For better or worse, your body is the house you live in. If you experience chronic pain, you’re naturally not going to be comfortable in that house—and your discomfort can affect all areas of your life, from mobility to sleeping to the activities you enjoy.
While the golden days of fall can still be quite warm, it’s clear each and every day that winter is around the corner. That means flu season is also ahead. Flu season is defined as the period each year when influenza activity rises and peaks.
Lauren at our front desk worked many years in retail and was on her feet for 8 hours per day. This led to back pain. She wishes she had known more about the chiropractic lifestyle before she worked for a chiropractor.