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The Problems of Obesity

The Problems of Obesity

A body mass index of 30 or higher is categorized as obesity. The CDC has reported that about 42.4 percent of adult Americans are obese. That has increased by 30 percent over two decades. Obesity is linked with certain health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and even certain cancers.  Obesity can also cause […]

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Shoulder Pain Therapy v Exercise

Shoulder Pain Therapy v Exercise

SAIS (Subacromial impingement syndrome) is a very common cause of shoulder pain and functional restrictions. It occurs when tendons of the rotator cuff, head of the biceps brachii, and the subacromial bursa are pinched/ impinged during movement activities. This causes you to feel pain and reduced motion/function in affected areas.  A lot of people think […]

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How to Help Migraines through Lifestyle Choices

How to Help Migraines through Lifestyle Choices

Did you know that migraine headaches are the main cause of disability for people under the age of 50? Today, we will be talking about the underlying causes of migraines. A major cause is inflammation. Let’s look at some healthier choices we can make to avoid these headaches. Let’s start with some background on inflammation. […]

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Stop Low Back Pain from Becoming Chronic

Stop Low Back Pain from Becoming Chronic

About one and seven adults in the United States suffer from chronic low back pain. Chronic low back pain is described as pain that lasts longer than three months. It has a large effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal activities. So, this makes it important to figure out which factors are associated […]

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Our Favorite Fitness Apps Part 2

Back and Body Medical Fitness Apps

So following on from the first five fitness apps from the last post, we’re next going to be looking at our final top 5 apps. Following the pandemic, so many people have switched to virtual training so it’s hardly surprising to see so many apps on the market. It has to be something unique to […]

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Back and Body Medical Top 10 Fitness Apps Part 1

Back and Body Medical Fitness App

At Back and Body Medical, our treatment protocols are very beneficial to sports and active people. Indeed, Dr Perna is a keen athlete himself and has even worked with the Men’s bobsleigh Olympic team, so the team at Back and Body is very well versed in sports injuries and how to deal with them. The […]

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How Many Steps a Day Should You Walk?

How Many Steps a Day Should You Walk

Some recent studies have found risk factors for premature death such as reduced cardiorespiratory fitness, obesity, smoking, diabetes, heart disease, pulmonary disease, and others. Out of each of these, poor CRS appears to be the leading risk factor for premature death. Today, we will be looking at the question: does walking help with CRS? And, […]

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Relationship Between the Feet & Hips

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During an examination for hip pain and other musculoskeletal conditions, chiropractic doctors will expand their focus beyond just the hip area. This is because there could be other areas in the body that could be causing the pain you feel in the hip. Anything that affects normal locomotion may lead to compensatory changes/ abnormal motion […]

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How Do We Diagnose Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Did you know that while carpal tunnel syndrome is very common, it can be very difficult to diagnose? This is because it shows symptoms similar to other conditions. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the tunnel in the wrist that the median nerve travels through becomes crushed and it infringes on the nerve, producing pain or […]

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Back and Body Medical Hamstring Strain

Back and Body Medical Hamstring Strain

Hamstring injuries can be difficult to diagnose because the pain you feel comes on slowly. You might feel this pain in your thighs and upper buttocks region. It is usually worsened by sitting for long periods, and repetitive actions such as running, rowing, and biking. Hamstring injuries become chronic when a damaged tendon does not […]

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