Low-Back Injuries

May 2013
Pain Low Back      
Low-Back Pain

It's that time of year when we start doing all kinds of activities that can really irritate our lower backs. Golfing, Gardening, Fishing, just to name a few. 

Americans spend $50 billion annually on back pain treatments!

An estimated 80% of Americans experience low back pain during the course of their lifetime. It is the single most common reason people seek help from our office. It is also the most common reason for lost time at work. Most of these cases are mechanical in nature, meaning the pain is not due to a serious medical condition such as arthritis or fracture. Rather, the pain is a product of poor posture and improper movement.

Many of the flare-ups we see in the spring are due to the forward flexed position, typically seen with gardening, fishing, and golfing. The most pressure we can place on their lumbar spine, is to be in forward flexion.


If back pain affects 8 out of 10 people,

what can we do to prevent it?

1)  Get adjusted BEFORE you feel pain. (Once Per Month)

2)   Exercise regularly.

3)  Keep your back and abdominal muscles strong.

4)  Always stretch before and after strenuous physical activity.

5)  Don't slouch when standing or sitting.

6)  Sit in chairs or car seats with good lumbar support.

7)  Wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes. (Consider Custom Orthotics)

8)  Change position often and periodically walk around

to relieve muscle tension.

9)  Sleep on a firm surface and on your side to reduce

curving of the spine.

10)  Maintain a proper weight.

11)  Stop Smoking, as it reduces blood flow to our lower spine,

causing degeneration.

12)  Lift with your legs, keeping your back straight.

13)  Optimize Vitamin D levels to promote bone strength.

-14)  Drink plenty of water to enhance the height of intervertebral discs.

Treatments Available In Our Office:
- Chiropractic
- Massage Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Traction
- Electrical Stimulation
- Cold Therapy / Ice
- Casted Orthotics
Fresh Fish!

Got some fish to eat from Opener?

It couldn't be easier to make it in a tasty and healthy way!


Dr. B's Walleye:

1 or 2 Tablespoons of Garlic olive oil (www.oilerie.com)

Dash of Lawry's Season Salt

Season with Dill

[Variations = Lemon or Lemon Pepper]


Cook in pan, over medium heat, for roughly 2 minutes on each side.

Done when flaky.

Dead Bug         

No, we aren't here with the answer for those pesky Boxelders. But, we do want to show you our favorite strengthening exercise for the low-back.


For this, you lie flat on your back with your feet on the ground and your hands by your side. The action is the same for every level of difficulty. From this starting position, you raise your hips in the air until your thighs, pelvis and chest are in a straight line. You hold for one count and relax. 3 sets of 15 is a good starting place. If that feels easy for you, you can hold one leg bent at a 90 degree angle up in the air and repeat the action of raising your hips. If that stage is easy, you raise your leg and you hold both arms strait up in the air in front of you.

In This Issue:
Recipe Of The Month
Home Care Advice
Supplement Of The Month
 Oil of the Month


Pan-Away Oil can help

reduce pain from Auto Accidents, Sports Injuries, Sprains, Strains, Muscle Spasms, Arthritis, Rheumatism, Tendonitis,

and Sciatica.

It can also be used to increase circulation, disinfect, stimulate the immune system, and can help calm bumps and bruises.

Apply to the area of concern, spine, or bottoms of feet.


Note: This oil has even been used to relieve pain during surgery with no anesthetic.

Supplement Of The Month
Ligaplex 1 & 2:

When dealing with aches and pains of springtime injuries, we recommend

2 products. These both contain nutrients that provide support to acute ligaments and muscles. They also help tp maintain healthy connective tissue.


Ligaplex I supports especially with

acute/new pain.


 Ligaplex II for when long term support is needed

for chronic issues.



 Available for purchase at Scheideman Chiropractic.
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