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There are many factors that can contribute to back pain, such as heavy lifting and excessive body weight. However, if you have an office job that requires long hours of sitting, your chair may also play a role in your back pain. The ideal office chair minimizes the stress on your spine by enabling proper posture. One of the most important features to look for in a chair is lumbar support. The lumbar region—or lower region of the spine—curves inward slightly. Select a chair with additional support or cushioning in this area to prevent slouching.
Orthopedic doctors recommend choosing an office chair that allows for adjustments. For example, you should be able to adjust the height of the seat to allow your feet to lie flat on the floor, with your thighs parallel to the floor. Your arms should be able to rest comfortably on the desk, with your shoulders relaxed.
If you experience back pain, you could benefit from non-surgical back treatment methods such as chiropractic care, acupuncture, and massage therapy. Non-Surgical Orthopaedics, P.C. is a leader in effective, non-surgical pain management techniques. Schedule an appointment by calling (888) 610-1870.
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Regular physical activity is essential for your overall health and recovery from injuries. If you are currently on a rehabilitative, non-surgical treatment program, talk to your physical therapist before beginning a running program. Your physical therapist will likely have you perform several stretches before running, such as the calf stretch. Place one foot in front of the other, with the toes propped up against a wall. Push yourself forward with your back leg for about 30 seconds, and then repeat with the other foot.
Watch this video for several more helpful stretches for running. You’ll see a fitness instructor demonstrate the piriformis stretch, hamstring stretch, and more. He also explains the benefits of these stretches, such as greater flexibility in the hips.
Physical therapy is an important component of a non-surgical treatment program. Schedule your appointment today by calling Non-Surgical Orthopaedics, P.C. at (888) 610-1870. We also offer holistic injections.
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Acupuncture is a complementary and alternative medicinal practice that has been used for centuries in Eastern cultures. This technique has long been used for pain management and more patients than ever before are turning to acupuncture for non-surgical treatment of certain medical conditions. If you are considering non-surgical, complementary treatment, keep reading to learn more about acupuncture and the conditions it can help treat.
How It Works
An acupuncturist inserts very fine, sterile needles into specific points along the body’s meridians. The particular acupuncture points that are used for a patient depends on that person’s unique healthcare concerns. For example, the gallbladder meridian corresponds with the location of pain involved with gallbladder problems. When the needles are inserted, the body releases certain chemicals in various parts of the body to diminish the perception of pain and stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself. Neuroimaging studies have demonstrated that a person undergoing acupuncture has reduced activity in the pain center of the brain and heightened activity in the areas of the brain that pertain to recuperation. Furthermore, acupuncture is useful for reducing inflammation and promoting healthy blood circulation.
What It’s Used For
Pain management is one of the primary reasons why people seek acupuncture treatments. It may also be used for non-surgical treatment of conditions such as osteoarthritis, tennis elbow, and low back pain. You could benefit from this treatment if you have migraines, fibromyalgia, or dental pain, and many other conditions. Additionally, acupuncture is used as a preventative technique to promote overall physical and mental well-being.
What Its Benefits Are
One of the key benefits of acupuncture is its usefulness for such a wide range of health concerns. Additionally, there is no recovery time required. The needles themselves cause very little discomfort and do not generally produce side effects when inserted by a skilled practitioner.
Dr. Arnold J. Weil of Non-Surgical Orthopaedics, P.C. offers his extensive training in acupuncture to patients of our orthopedics clinic. To learn whether acupuncture is right for you, schedule a consultation by calling (888) 610-1870. We also invite patients to click through to our blog for more information about the non-surgical treatment of various conditions.