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The Top Causes of Sciatica Revealed

Sciatica is pain caused by the irritation or compression of nerves in your lower back. When a nerve is compressed or irritated by a spinal disc, bone spur, or ligament overgrowth, it can become inflamed and painful. This can occur due to age, the stress of gravity on your skeletal system, or injuries to your back. Stenosis (spinal column narrowing), disc herniations, or degenerative disk disease are other common causes of sciatica.

How to Prevent Sciatica Pain

It's easy to understand how lifting a heavy object at work could injure your back, pinch a nerve, and cause sciatica. But, surprisingly, research has shown that too much sitting may be the worst thing you could do for your back. When you spend hours per day sitting down, the muscles that support your low back can start to deteriorate or atrophy. Without strong, stabilizing muscles to support your discs and nerves, it's no surprise that you are more likely to injure your back, even when lifting lightweight items around the house.

What is Sciatica?

Nearly everyone will have back pain at some point in life, but with sciatica, you'll know something is different immediately. Pain that begins in your back travels down to your buttocks, and shoots down your leg is a classic sign of sciatica.

What You Need to Know About Sciatica

Sciatica is leg pain, numbness, or tingling that originates in your low back. And wow, can it hurt!

 Postural Stress: The Link Between Tech Neck and Pain

Postural stress occurs not only because of your anatomy but also because of the decisions you make each day. Believe it or not, many spend 2 hours or more daily on their smartphones or tablets. That adds up to hundreds if not thousands, of hours each year! The position we hold our heads in while using these devices is referred to as "tech neck." And over the past few years, the pain associated with these positions has been growing by leaps and bounds. 

The Surprising Link Between Posture and Depression

Have you ever been able to tell someone's mood just by how they walked into a room? We all have! It's a great example of how our posture and attitude are connected. Within seconds, you can look at someone and tell whether they are confident, depressed, withdrawn, or happy. Emotions, posture, and pain sensitivity are all influenced by each other. 

Improving Your Posture to Keep Your Spine Healthy

Posture is the position that your body maintains while standing, sitting, or lying down. Most  experts would agree that "good" posture reduces the stress on your spine by balancing the  load placed upon the muscles and ligaments that support it. 

Is There a Perfect Posture?

"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  thinking about a "balanced" or "dynamic" posture may be more important than a perfect one.  And we're also discovering that our ability to change positions and move may be more critical  than our static position while standing or sitting. 

Finding Relief After A Car Accident Without Drugs Or Surgery

Screech. Bam. Uh-oh. You've been involved in a car accident. Your day has been thrown upside down, and a million thoughts are racing.

Shoulder Pain After a Car Accident: What Does it Mean?

You may be surprised to learn that shoulder injuries and whiplash are some of the most common challenges after a car accident.