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Low back pain from extra body weight

February 21, 2013
Recent research confirms what most people already suspected-that overweight and obese adults are at increased risk for low back pain. Specifically, the extra weight significantly increases the risk for lumbar spine disc degeneration. The study, which involved more than 2,600 men and women over the age of 21, revealed that narrowing of the disc space was more pronounced among obese individuals. As a result of excess stress being exerted on the discs, which function as "shock absorbers" between vertebrae, they degenerate (bulge and herniate). Fat cells may also play a role in back pain by causing chronic low-grade inflammation and low back pain. It is hoped that these findings give overweight individuals added reason to rid themselves of excess pounds.

If you have health reasons to lose weight, add regular chiropractic care to your other health practices.Chiropractic places and emphasis on nutritional and exercise programs, wellness and lifestyle modifications Quick read more or view full article for promoting physical and mental health. Come to Lyn Lake Chiropractic and Call us at 612-879-8000. The answers you need. The care you deserve.

P.S. A bulging/herniated disc may impinge on an adjacent nerve root, resulting in pain, numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, and/or organ dysfunction in any part of the body served by the nerve in question. Read Less

Lower back pain and sitting.

February 19, 2013

 A new study reveals that sitting in a chair can actually increase a person's risk of dying.  While previous studies have linked sedentary behavior with chronic diseases such as heat disease, breast and colon cancers, diabetes, osteoporosis, and anxiety/depression, researchers from the American Cancer society recently focused on the activity of sitting.  They found that, over a 14-year period, women who sat six (or more) hours per day had a 37% increased risk of dying compared with women who sat three hours or less.  One explanation is that prolonged sitting relaxes the largest muscles, and muscle contraction is needed to increase glucose uptake and stimulate the release of an enzyme (lipoprotein lipase) that metabolizes triglycerides and manufactures HDL (good cholesterol.)

 
It's so important to stay active as prolonged sitting can lead to weakening of the body.  In order to improve better body wellness, chiropractic offers and array of effective rehabilitative therapies Quick read more or view full article in treating low back pain.  To schedule and appointment, please call our chiropractic clinic.  at 612-879-8000. Located Minneapolis, Minnesota., our office offers the latest state-of-the-art chiropractic techniques.  We offer custom rehabilitative exercise combined with gentle chiropractic adjustments.  By living a wellness lifestyle, you can enrich your life with vibrant health.  The answers you need.  The care you deserve.
 
P.S.  The adverse effects associated with prolonged sitting even apply to "active couch potato" types, those who exercise regularly but still sit for hours at a time.

If you have any questions, please call us anytime- Lyn Lake Chiropractic at 612-879-8000

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carpal tunnel syndrome

February 19, 2013
When numbness,tingling, and muscle weakness occur on the "thumb side" of the hand, carpal tunnel syndrome is usually suspected. This repetitive motion injury involving the hand and wrist is caused by pressure exerted on the median nerve, which runs through the "carpal tunnel" created by the hand. Chiropractors also know to look elsewhere to find the cause of symptoms. Specifically, the "brachial plexus" is a network of nerves that originates in the neck and shoulders and controls the hand, wrist, and elbow along with into the fingers. If there is pressure on any of these nerves, the result may cause symptoms similar to those of carpal tunnel syndrome due to pinching of the nerves.

Chiropractic can be of enormous benefit in treating carpal tunnel syndrome and similar wrist pain and hand pain.

Please call Lyn Lake Chiropractic (612) 879-8000. We are dedicated to helping you achieve the optimal, most positive results from your treatment. Come to our Quick read more or view full article _fcksavedurl="http://www.lynlakechiropractic.com" href="http://www.lynlakechiropractic.com">Minneapolis chiropractic clinic and get the answers you need. The care you deserve.

P.S. "referred pain" is pain experienced at a location in the body that is different form the site of the painful stimulus. Read Less

Shoulder pain

February 18, 2013
People aged 40 years and older, and women in particular, are more likely to experience shoulder pain "frozen shoulder," which can be caused by injury to the rotator cuff that leads to immobility. Adhesive capsulitis (the medical term) involves inflammation of the watertight sac, known as capsule, which bathes the shoulder in nutritious fluid. When irritation caused by throwing leads to chronic inflammation, scar tissue may develop within and around the joint. Adhesive capsulitis can progress to the point where the shoulder is rendered immobile, hence the name "frozen shoulder", causing shoulder pain. The key to effectively treating this condition is early intervention. Proper shoulder function and motion can be restored by addressing both joint mechanics and supporting muscles.

Chiropractors have helped many people experiencing the immobility and pain from a "frozen shoulder." visit Lyn Lake Chiropractic  2937 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis, Mn 55408 and discuss your treatment options. Call 612-879-8000 Quick read more or view full article for an appointment. Most insurance accepted. We offer custom rehabilitative exercise combined with gentle chiropractic adjustments. The answers you need. The care you deserve.

P.S. "Active release" muscle therapy's aim is to reduce the scar-tissue "stickiness" associated with "frozen shoulder" by "breaking up" scar tissue with precisely applied tension in combination with specific patient movements.  Read Less

Low Back Pain is Not Limited to Adults

February 18, 2013

 It is often pointed out that up to 80% of adults experience back pain during the course of their lives. While this statistic may cause many to think that the problem is largely age-related, the fact is that children suffer from low back pain as well. According to epidemiological studies, about one-third of children and adolescents experience low back pain at some point in their young lives. However, a recent study involving nearly 3,000 patients reveals that, in the case of three-quarters of adolescents with mechanical low back pain, the source is non-specific and self-resolving. This finding argues for a minimalist approach, which chiropractic care can provide. Even in 7% of cases involving spondylosis (spinal osteoarthritis), the conservative approach is preferred.


Come experience precise, safe, gentle, and effective relief form the pain and discomfort of lower back. Call our Lyn Lake Chiropractic,
612-879-8000. Most insurance accepted. Our mission Quick read more or view full article is to improve the quality of you an your family's health an well-being. The answers you need. The care you deserve.


P.S. When back pain experienced by children is sports-related, the chiropractor can check the youngster's bio-mechanics in hopes of isolating the cause and determining effective treatment.

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Lower back pain and sitting.

February 18, 2013

 A new study reveals that sitting in a chair can actually increase a person's risk of dying.  While previous studies have linked sedentary behavior with chronic diseases such as heat disease, breast and colon cancers, diabetes, osteoporosis, and anxiety/depression, researchers from the American Cancer society recently focused on the activity of sitting.  They found that, over a 14-year period, women who sat six (or more) hours per day had a 37% increased risk of dying compared with women who sat three hours or less.  One explanation is that prolonged sitting relaxes the largest muscles, and muscle contraction is needed to increase glucose uptake and stimulate the release of an enzyme (lipoprotein lipase) that metabolizes triglycerides and manufactures HDL (good cholesterol.)

 
It's so important to stay active as prolonged sitting can lead to weakening of the body.  In order to improve better body wellness, chiropractic offers and array of effective rehabilitative therapies Quick read more or view full article in treating low back pain.  To schedule and appointment, please call our chiropractic clinic.  at 612-879-8000. Located Minneapolis, Minnesota., our office offers the latest state-of-the-art chiropractic techniques.  We offer custom rehabilitative exercise combined with gentle chiropractic adjustments.  By living a wellness lifestyle, you can enrich your life with vibrant health.  The answers you need.  The care you deserve.
 
P.S.  The adverse effects associated with prolonged sitting even apply to "active couch potato" types, those who exercise regularly but still sit for hours at a time.

If you have any questions, please call us anytime- Lyn Lake Chiropractic at 612-879-8000

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