Is There A Better Way To Sit?

It is well documented that prolonged sitting is detrimental to back health. It is also well documented that we live in a world driven by technology, leaving most of us working behind a computer most of the day, and curled up with our laptops and iPads most of the evening. So what exactly does prolonged sitting do to your back? Here is what the most current biomechanics studies say:

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The Benefits of Spinal Manipulation Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

The Benefits of Spinal Manipulation Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

Low back pain is the number one reason for a visit to the doctor, and with a lifetime incidence of 85%, most of us are likely to suffer some degree of low back injury during our lifetime. While a certain percentage of low back pain will resolve on its own, the development of chronic low back pain has major implications for quality of life, and is the primary motivation for most people seeking chiropractic care. The patients of the Back In Motion Clinic are no exception, and our unique style of combining spinal manipulation with soft-tissue therapy, therapeutic exercise, and physical therapy modalities was largely developed to combat the low back epidemic we are currently seeing in a society dominated by hours sitting behind a computer and/or tablet. So how can chiropractic care and spinal manipulation help with your low back pain?

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The Benefits of Spinal Manipulation for Neck Pain

The Benefits of Spinal Manipulation for Neck Pain

The positive benefits of spinal manipulation for neck pain have long been known to chiropractors and their patients, however, for some time the research evidence was lacking, which was somewhat of a black eye for the profession and prevented full integration into the modern medical model. Luckily the times are changing, and their exists a growing body of quality research definitively showing the benefits of spinal manipulation in treating both chronic and acute neck pain. In fact, what was once regarded as quackery and unsafe is now being embraced by other healthcare professions, most notably physical therapists.

The physicians at Back In Motion Chiropractic & Sports Rehab in Beaverton, Oregon practice evidence-based conservative medicine, taking the most current research that exists and applying that to how we evaluate and treat musculoskeletal conditions. Following is a summary of a great article from 2012 showing the benefits of spinal manipulation in treating neck pain over the use of medication.

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Graston Technique - How Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Therapy Can Help

Graston Technique - How Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Therapy Can Help

Graston Technique® is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes.

The technique uses specially-designed stainless steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments also are used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain.

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