Neck and Upper Back Pain

Neck and upper back pain doesn’t have to be a daily ocurrence.  Here’s an easy exercise you can do for relief:  

Do I Need Back Surgery?

Do I need Back Surgery? Chiropractors are experts on the back, and our answer is typically, “Try chiropractic first.”  

Back Pain Causes - Sacroilitis

There are a lot of causes of back pain and chiropractic care is an effective treatment for the majority on of them.  Lower back pain is the second most commneurological complaint behind headaches (which chiropractic care is also great for!)  Today we’ll look at sacroiliitis, a complaint that presents to our Cary, NC chiropractic office frequently.  

Low Back Pain and Hip Pain in High School Hockey

Hockey is becoming an increasingly popular sport in the Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, and Raleigh area for high school aged kids. Lately,   I’ll cover the common issues I’m finding so you know how to spot them and identify when to see a chiropractor for treatment.  

Neck Flexibility Exercises

People often ask me “What kind of stretches and exercises can I do for neck pain and stiffness?”  In fact, I had a friend ask me that question today.  I love getting this question, because rehab is a part of our treatment plan in 95% patients.  Patients are usually surprised to hear this because other chiropractors they’ve been to usually deliver a neck adjustment and tell them when to return for another visit.  

Research Update: Tylenol Actually Not Effective for Low Back Pain

New research is making a big splash in the treatment of low back pain. A recent study published in The Lancet (2014 Jul 23) found that acetaminophen (Tylenol) was no more effective than a placebo in relieving the symptoms of chronic low back pain.