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Can Psychological Factors Contribute to Back Pain?

Can Psychological Factors Contribute to Back Pain?

Standing on your feet for long periods of time; improperly lifting heavy objects; sitting too long–these are common physical occurrences that can lead to back pain, particularly evident in the workplace. But what about psychology? How about social factors? Could there be factors outside the physical realm that affect low back pain, specifically? A group of psychologists conducted a study…

What Happens During a Sports Physical?

What Happens During a Sports Physical?

Whether you play football, soccer, hockey, basketball, softball or any sport for that matter– you’ll likely need a sports physical. This goes for both adults and kids. But what exactly is a sports physical and what does it entail? Being in sports puts your body through a lot of vigorous activity. Sports physicals can help an athlete make sure their…

How Does Being Obese Affect Back Pain?

How Does Being Obese Affect Back Pain?

Is there a connection between weight and back pain? Quite simply–yes! It goes without saying that being overweight is unhealthy. But aside from increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc., those with those extra pounds are at risk for lower back pain, too. Further, a study published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism found that overweight and…

6 Ways to Ease Your Back Pain

6 Ways to Ease Your Back Pain

Lower back pain is a persistent throbbing ailment that will limit quality of life, especially after mid life. You’ve either experienced this and can attest, or you will at some point in life. According to health.harvard.edu, lower back pain affects about 80% of the population, usually in older age. It is a natural progression of living life as the bone…

6 Benefits of Chiropractic Care

6 Benefits of Chiropractic Care

If you’ve never tried chiropractic care, you may simply be unaware of the benefits it can provide. The term “chiropractor” is derived from the Greek word for hand (“cheir”) and “praktos” which means “done.” From that description, one can glean that chiropractor medicine is one that is done by hands. More specifically, chiropractors utilize spinal manipulation and adjustments to the…

Highly Rated Chiropractic Center in Everett

Highly Rated Chiropractic Center in Everett

  Everett Spine & Rehab is grateful to serve its patients and proud to have wonderful feedback and reviews from these very people. As of September 29, 2019, our center has an outstanding 5/5 rating on Facebook, 4.8 stars Google rating, and 5 star Yelp rating. Read Milaina W.‘s review of Everett Spine & Rehab on Yelp Read Dawn Z.‘s…

Why Do My Joints Hurt When It’s Cold or Hot Outside?

Why Do My Joints Hurt When It’s Cold or Hot Outside?

  Have you ever noticed that when the temperature outside changes (like when the season changes or there is a significant temperature shift), you begin to feel a bit more pain (or achiness) in your joints? Osteoarthritis (commonly referred to as a “wear-and-tear” arthritis) sufferers seem to lament on this specific issue. In a study of European osteoarthritis sufferers, approximately…

Is Stretching Beneficial to Your Health?

Is Stretching Beneficial to Your Health?

To stretch, or not to stretch? Does stretching provide any benefits? The short answer? Absolutely! In fact, the American Heart Association recommends inlcuding strengthing and stretching exercise as part of your moderate and intense aerobic activities for maximum benefit. The American College of Sports Medicine includes flexibility exercises under their exercise recommendations. Specifically, that “Adults should do flexibility exercises at…

Does Yoga Really Help for Back Pain?

Does Yoga Really Help for Back Pain?

The practice of yoga is an ancient one—the earliest form dates back to approximately 3,000 BC. Today, yoga is synonymous with exercise and healthy living. You may have heard it’s great for building flexibility and strength (and a whole host of other health benefits). But you’ve got back pain and you want to know will it help?     The good news is that studies have evidence that yoga…

Back to School Shouldn’t Mean Back Pain

Back to School Shouldn’t Mean Back Pain

The summer months are winding down…and just like that, school is almost back in session! While you glaze over your child’s school supplies list, you’ll notice the usual–pens, paper, pencils, binder, etc. But one thing that probably isn’t on that list is a backpack. We want to take this opportunity to give a few tips on shopping for backpacks and…