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Posture and back pain

Posture is a Contributing Factor to Neck and Back Pain

Between 20 and 40 percent of elderly adults experience kyphosis, also known as a curvature of the spine causing a hump-like appearance in the upper back. Causes of the curvature include degenerative changes, compression fractures, muscular weakness and altered biomechanics. Poor posture is also a cause – just 20 minutes of bad posture can cause negative

Postural Distortion

Homberg Chiropractic’s Answer to Postural Distortion

In last week’s Homberg Chiropractic blog, we addressed poor posture and overall back pain. But did you know poor posture also leads to low back pain? The impact of gravity on our bodies cannot be overlooked. Nothing on earth escapes gravity’s powerful, constant force. When the body is in balance, when the head is aligned

Joint Injuries Can Affect Your Coordination

Proprioceptors are sensory receptors on nerve endings found in muscles, tendons, joints and the inner ear. These receptors relay information about motion or position and make you aware of your body’s position and movement in space. Therefore, proprioception is being able to move around without consciously focusing on where you are. For example, raise your

Neck Pain in Kids is Becoming More Common

It is becoming increasingly common that I see teenagers in the office who are suffering from neck pain. Upon reviewing x-rays of the patients, I see that the typical curve in the neck is reversing and their disks are resembling that of a person in their 70s! I realize keeping kids away from their phones

Heatstroke Prevention

We were blessed with a beautiful Fourth of July in East Tennessee, but unfortunately much warmer weather is on the way. But no matter how hot it is, it’s just too nice around here to stay inside, right? That’s why I want to focus on the dangers of heatstroke. Heat exhaustion and heatstroke occur when

Can Chiropractic Help with Pain in My Feet?

Who hasn’t complained of achy feet in his or her lifetime? We cram our feet into shoes that are sometimes too small (and don’t even get me started on high heels), and some of us are on our feet all day with our jobs. Therefore, those two appendages are supporting the weight of our bodies

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