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Is Your Altered Breathing Pattern Causing Your Pain?

Not many people realize it, but the way you breathe can impact you from a musculoskeletal perspective. It can lead to neck pain, core stability issues, low back pain, and other issues.   From a trusted resource, ChiroUp, which provides many resources in its white paper on this topic.   “Patients with dysfunctional breathing may […]

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Sleep Positions and Mattress Selection for Pain Reduction

Disclaimer: This is a podcast transcript and grammar will not be ideal, but the info is valuable! Consider subscribing to our podccast here: www.moderndeskjockey.com Hey Desk Jockeys, it is Dr. Kevin Christie with you again today for another episode of The Modern Desk Jockey. Today am going to talk about a topic I get requested […]

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Wallet in Your Back Pocket Causing Your Back Pain?

From an early age, we are taught that wallets go into our back pockets. However, no one tells us that this can create problems for our bodies and is terrible for our sitting posture. Sitting with a wallet in your back pocket causes one hip to sit higher and creates a tilt of your pelvis. […]

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Is Your Child Overtraining?

Overuse injuries, overtraining, and burnout among child and teen athletes are a growing problem in the United States. Overuse injuries can be classified into 4 stages: pain in the affected area after physical activity; pain during the activity, without restricting performance; pain during the activity that restricts performance; and chronic, unremitting pain even at rest. […]

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Recommendations For Airplane Travel With Back Pain

Experts estimate that as much as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some point in their life and one-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year. It is a growing issue in today’s society, and a main contributor is the increase in sedentary lifestyles. Back pain […]

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The Effects of Sitting and What To Do About It

The Realities of Sitting Computer workstation ergonomics cannot be discussed without also discussing sitting and the adverse health effects it has on us. With the advances in technology over the past two decades, we are now sitting more than ever before. On average, we spend about 9.3 hours a day sitting, while only 7.7 hours […]

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Entering and Exiting Your Vehicle

Entering & Exiting Your Vehicle Entering and exiting your vehicle is a potential risky activity for low back pain sufferers. Follow these tips to limit problems: To enter the vehicle, open the door and stand with your back to the seat, legs close to the side of the vehicle. For larger vehicles, you may wish […]

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Are You a Chest or Stomach Breather?

Respiration Assessment Test (Supine) This easy to perform test will give you an idea if you are a Chest breather (Bad) or a Stomach breather (good). Chest breathing refers to breaths from the top lobes of the lungs that use the chest muscles to inflate the lungs by pulling on the rib cage. In chest […]

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What is Ergonomics?

What is Ergonomics? The word ‘ergonomics’ comes from the Greek words ‘ergon’ which means work, and ‘nomos’ which means natural laws. Ergonomics can thus can be defined simply as the natural laws of work. More specifically, ergonomics is the scientific study of designing the job and workplace to fit the worker, keeping in mind their […]

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The Difference Between Referred vs Radiating Pain

Many patients come in with pain located in a different area than where the actual cause is located. Very common! One of the biggest differentiators that we look for is if it is a nerve radiating type pain, or a referred pain pattern from such things as trigger points or joint segmental dysfunction. This key […]

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