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Back In Motion Welcomes ChiroHealthUSA

Back In Motion Chiropractic & Sports Rehab in Beaverton is excited to announce a new partnership with the ChiroHealthUSA discount medical plan to serve both our uninsured and underinsured (high deductible or no chiropractic benefit) patient population. 

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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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Do Back Belts Work?

The popularity of back support belts is undeniable, both in the athletic world and as part of a low back pain management plan. Purported benefits include: reminding people to lift properly; support shear loading on the spine; reduce compressive loading of the lumbar spine; enhance proprioception, and reduce muscular fatigue. However, most of these claims are made from manufactures in an industry with no regulatory requirements to conduct controlled clinical trials similar to those required of other medical devices. Following is a sampling of the most current research on the effectiveness - or lack thereof - of low back support belts. 

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Common Myths In Treating Low Back Pain

Common Myths In Treating Low Back Pain

Common Myths In Treating Low Back Pain

There exist as many "cures" for low back pain as there are backs in the world. Below are some of the most common misconceptions in the treatment of low back pain based on the studies of Stewart McGill - arguably the world's preeminent low back pain researcher.

1. Strengthen muscles in the torso to protect the back. Many rehabilitation plans include specific low back strengthening exercises. However, torso strength has not been shown in research studies to be a good predictor of low back pain.

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