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Fitness Fundamentals to Prevent Low Back Pain

In October, I investigated the topic of fitness training and prevention of low back pain with a few of the leading fitness professionals in Boca Raton, FL. I was able to interview Matt Close of Pure Health & Fitness, Paul Christopher of Gravity & Oxygen Fitness, and Wade Waddick of Evolution Fitness and they provided […]

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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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Piriformis Syndrome Causing Your Sciatica?

What is Piriformis Syndrome? Piriformis syndrome arises when the sciatic nerve gets compressed as it passes underneath a deep muscle in your buttock called the piriformis. Your piriformis muscle attaches from the lowest part of your spine (sacrum) and travels across diagonally to your hip. The muscle primarily functions to assist in rotating the hip […]

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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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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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Physical Activity is More Important than Previous Back Pain Issues Regarding the Future

Methods. Participants answered questions about physical activity and low back pain, and performed physical fitness tests at the age of 16, 34, and 52 years. The fitness test battery included tests of endurance in the back and abdominal muscles, a submaximal bicycle ergometer test to estimate maximal oxygen uptake, and measurements of hip flexion, thoracic […]

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Breugger’s Stretch: How You Can Combat the Effects of Sitting

The majority of America works sitting at a desk. The human body was designed to move and we now know that prolonged inactivity such as sitting at a desk all day increases your morbidity for many diseases. Fortunately there’s a way for you to relieve tight and sore muscles and improve your posture without leaving […]

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Low Back Disc Herniation and What to Know

Low Back Disc Herniation Diagnosis Sheets Last year, each one of our Chiropractors, in our Boca Raton and Miami offices, wrote up 10 different Diagnosis Sheets for our patients. That has given us about 40 different different Diagnosis Sheets ranging in topics. Below is an informational blog from Dr. Larry Masarsky on Lumbar Disc Herniations. […]

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