Texting Thumb Pain: Causes and Treatments

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"Texting thumb" -- once called "blackberry thumb" in the early 00's -- is the layman's term now being used to describe thumb pain related to texting and constant smartphone use. It may sound funny, but it’s no joke, considering billions of texts are sent every single day, and countless hours are spent browsing and engagin … Read More

Filed Under: General Health
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Stomach and Back Pain: Common Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Woman With Stomach Pain

Medically reviewed by Dr. Brian Paris, D.C on Nov. 6, 2018. Are you experiencing lower back pain that radiates to your abdominal area? Stomach and back pain often go hand-in-hand. After all, they are two sides of the same coin. Stomach pain is very common among people who suffer from chronic lower back pain. Eith … Read More

Filed Under: Lower Back Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Why You Feel Lower Back Pain When You Have the Flu

Back Pain And The Flu

Medically reviewed by Dr. Brian Paris, D.C on Nov. 6, 2018. Is lower back pain a symptom of the flu? Is there a link between back pain and the flu? We get asked these questions a lot here at the Healthy Back Institute, especially during the winter. Every year millions of Americans take to bed stricken with a cold or … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain, Flu Vaccines
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

How Long Does Sciatica Last?

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Medically reviewed by Dr. Brian Paris, D.C on Nov. 6, 2018. If you're dealing with a painful sciatica flare-up, you likely have one question on the top of your mind: How long does sciatica last? I have good news for you if this is the first time you're experiencing sciatica pain. Acute episodes generally resolve rel … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Treating Back Strain Without NSAIDs: Is it Even Possible?

Medically reviewed by Dr. Brian Paris, D.C on Nov. 6, 2018. Did you know that back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor? It’s true… millions of Americans trudge into doctors’ offices, hospitals, and clinics every year, desperate for relief from back strains and sprains. And yet, they continue … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

The Healing Properties of Jade Stones

Even though more and more people are adopting holistic practices like acupuncture and drinking green tea these days, Westerners tend to be a bit skeptical of ancient medicinal practices -- especially when it comes to healing crystals and gemstones. But the use of gems and crystals has a long, rich history. And one of the … Read More

Filed Under: Far Infrared Heat
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Back Pain on Your Lower Right Side: What Causes It and How to Treat It

Man with Right Side Lower Back Pain

Medically reviewed by Dr. Brian Paris, D.C on Nov. 6, 2018. Would it surprise you if I said you might have a neurological disorder? If you have lower back pain on your right side, you do. In fact, back pain of any kind is the second most common neurological (or nervous system) disorder after headaches. And as of 2018, … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

5 Steps to Quickly Recover from a Pulled Back Muscle

Medically reviewed by Dr. Brian Paris, D.C on Nov. 6, 2018. If you haven’t already, you probably will at some point experience a pulled back muscle. They’re the most common cause of low back pain. It could happen during a game of golf, while cleaning the garage, or even on the dance floor. While we often tend to ref … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Herniated Disc Exercises: Everything You Need to Know

Targeted herniated disc exercises are one of the best herniated disc treatments if your goal is to permanently heal a herniated disc. The trick is knowing what kinds of exercise will help your herniated disc – and not make matters worse. I've helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world eliminate their back pai … Read More

Filed Under: Herniated Disc
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Why Diverticulitis Can Cause Aggravating Low Back Pain

Medically reviewed by Dr. Brian Paris, D.C on Nov. 6, 2018. Diverticulitis is a serious condition that can cause irritating pelvic and lower back pain. To understand why diverticulitis can cause pelvic and low back pain, you have to know what diverticulitis actually is -- and how it's different from diverticulosis. … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,