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9 Easy Stretches to Release Lower Back and Hip Pain

By Dr. Jason Crist / January 11, 2021 /

If you are suffering from lower back or hip pain, you are not alone. More than 26 million Americans, between the ages of 20 and 64, experience back pain (1) and, very often, lower back and hip pain are related. In our current age of technology, many of us find ourselves sitting in front of…

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How To Set Up The Most Ergonomic Home Office Ever

By Dr. Jason Crist / July 15, 2020 /

Whether you’re working from home because of the coronavirus pandemic or remote full-time, here’s what you should know about setting up the best (most ergonomic!) office in your casa. Working from home (WFH) seems like the perfect time to switch to an anything-goes mindset, especially when it comes to your seating arrangements. After all, there’s something so…

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Home Office Hacks

By Dr. Jason Crist / June 1, 2020 /

If you’ve spent the quarantine working from home at length, you probably know it can be a real pain in the neck — and back, and hips, and shoulders. After all, many of us don’t have proper home office setups. Which means working from the couch or kitchen table, and that can get uncomfortable. But…

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How to Ease Your “Work From Home” Aches and Pains

By Dr. Jason Crist / April 28, 2020 /

“Sit up straight and stop slouching!” You’ve likely heard this since childhood, but is there such a thing as perfect posture? The answer is a bit complicated. The latest research shows that it may be more important to think about a “balanced” or “dynamic” posture than perfect posture, and we’re also discovering that our ability…

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Man sitting at his desk in pain caused by a bulged disc.

How Can a Chiropractor Help With My Bulged Disc?

By Dr. Jason Crist / May 9, 2019 /

Bulged Disc vs. Herniated Disc Some people think bulged discs and herniated discs are the same thing. However, this is not true. A herniated disc cracks along the annulus, which is the outside part of the disk. This type of crack occurs in a small section of a disc causing a rupture. Then the soft…

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Can a Chiropractor Help my Sacroiliac Pain?

By Dr. Jason Crist / April 16, 2019 /

Sacroiliac pain is that nagging pain in your lower back and hips. It can worsen during weight bearing activities such as walking.  The pain is a result of inflamed sacroiliac joints, which are located in the “dimpled” area at the base of your spine.  This is where your sacrum connects to your pelvis. These sacroiliac…

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Spinal Decompression: Your Questions Answered

By Dr. Jason Crist / March 28, 2019 /

More than 80% of North Americans report back and neck pain.  That’s a pretty significant number of people in constant pain; stiffness, discomfort and disability may linger on long after the original injury is healed. Most back and neck pain can be traced to the discs within the spine with herniations, bulges, and degeneration most…

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pregnant woman

Can I Use a Chiropractor to Relieve Back Pain When I’m Pregnant?

By Dr. Jason Crist / March 20, 2019 /

Back pain tends to be a very common complaint among pregnant women. Because of their pregnancies, it can be more complicated to treat.  Gentle and non-invasive treatment works best for pregnant women. For back pain, gentle chiropractic adjustments and massage work wonders. Chiropractic care focuses on the entire body as a whole. This includes the…

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Woman injured after a car accident.

Can Back Pain from Car Accidents Be the Result of a Herniated Disc?

By Dr. Jason Crist / March 6, 2019 /

After car accidents, it’s not uncommon for someone to experience pain and stiffness. What if your back pain from car accident is more than just a little discomfort? After all, you weren’t going that fast, so how bad could it be? The truth is, it doesn’t matter how fast you were going. Serious injury is…

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man grabbing his lower back from pain likely caused by piriformis syndrome

What is Piriformis Syndrome?

By Dr. Jason Crist / February 27, 2019 /

Do you have sciatic nerve pain? Did you know piriformis syndrome can cause sciatic nerve pain? The piriformis muscle is found in the buttocks around the top of your hip joint.  This band-like, flat muscle rotates the thigh and stabilizing the hip joint.  Without this muscle, we would be unable to maintain balance, shift our…

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