Back Pain

Lower Back Pain Relief – Rest may not be the answer

Have you ever been told to “just rest” while you are in need of some lower back pain relief? Rest may not be the answer to fixing your back pain in the short or long term. When you initially hurt your back and you are in acute pain and can barely move. At this stage, …

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How do I know if I have arthritis & what can I do about treatment?

Do you find yourself asking “How do I know if I have arthritis?”, and you want to know what to do about treatment if you do? Arthritis affects all of the joints of your body and there are many forms of arthritis. How Do I Know If I Have Arthritis? To determine if you have …

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Why does my back hurt sitting at my desk?

We often get asked why does my back hurt sitting at my desk? Sitting in an office chair or any chair for extended periods may lead to adverse effects on your lower back, neck, shoulders or may even aggravate a pre-existing back issue. The reason is that sitting down for a long period of time …

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Cracking your back! Is it actually good for you?

It is very common to crack your back, neck, fingers, toes, and knuckles. But why do we do it? There are many people who crack themselves to relieve tightness and others do it out of habit. But is it beneficial? Cracking your joints can give you temporary relief however doing it frequently, incorrectly, or too …

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ICE VS HEAT: What is better for an injury or pain?

ICE VS HEAT What is better for an injury or pain?   Ice packs and heat pads are one of the common treatments used by Chiropractors. But we often have patients using the wrong treatment for their injury or pain. It can often be confusing if you should use ice or heat. We will be …

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How core exercises can improve lower back pain?

How can core exercises be beneficial in lower back pain? A chiropractor answers your questions!  There are many causes of lower back pain including overuse, muscle strain, and/or injuries to the muscles, ligaments, and discs that support the spine. If you suffer from lower back pain, you may have heard that core exercises can bring …

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8 Total Body Stretches To Do At Home

Stretches have great benefits on the body such as improving your mobility, reducing your risk of injury, improving your flexibility and overall, enables your muscles to move effectively. Stretching is so important that it would be beneficial to include it into your everyday life by regularly taking time out to do a quick stretching routine. …

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Proper Ergonomics When Working From Home

As most of us begin to work from home, we’ll have to start getting used to our new routine and that means, paying more attention to proper ergonomics and how we interact with our home workspace. As home is a place of flexibility and comfort, you might become acclimatised to your home environment and notice …

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Text Neck: Is Your Phone Effecting Your Neck?

Text Neck is a term used to describe neck pain as a cause of looking down at your phone, tablet and other handheld devices frequently for long periods of time. Of course, the ‘bending of the neck’ posture to look down hasn’t just occurred in recent years with the rise of handheld devices, but the …

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5 Minute Easy Exercises to Help with Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain can be a fickle thing that can impact our everyday movements. This is why it’s important to do a few easy exercises to help lower back pain which will strengthen and further help alleviate and prevent back pain. These stretches and exercises can also increase blood flow into the lower back area, …

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Our Advice: Top 4 Ways to Manage Lower Back Pain

Our Advice: Top 4 Ways to Manage Lower Back Pain Have you found yourself in a tricky position after you’ve bent the wrong way lifting your child? Maybe you’re starting to notice a dull pain in your lower back after a run on the soccer field or you have a chronic condition like arthritis. It …

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Healthy Backs for Kids- Back to school with Back to Basics

As January rears to the end and we enter February it’s time for the rush of getting the kids back to school. We understand as chiropractors the importance of healthy backs for kids. It is a fact that one in three kids experience back pain at one time. Lots of spinal problems with children besides …

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Spring Cleaning Pain- Watch out!!

Spring cleaning is always great to start fresh and give you the intensive you need to clean. However, it does have the ability to lead to strains, aches and pains on the body. Spring cleaning pain is one thing that can easily be avoided.  Here at Back to Basics Chiropractic we see so many patients coming …

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Sciatica, what is it?

Sciatica, What is it? Sciatica is a sensation of consistent pain that refers from the buttocks down through one or both legs. This pain is often aggravated when seated and can feel like a tingling or burning sensation. It can also generate numbness and weakness. In some cases, it can even create pain when trying …

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