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Crosby Chiropractic St. Peters

Lower Back Pain and Chiropractic Care

Many studies have shown that the use of Chiropractic care is safer and often more effective than surgery. A common pain-sensing nerve of the spine is located in the facet joints,  two interlocking joints at each disc level that are located to the left and right behind the disc. The normally smooth surfaces on which…
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Rest is not Best for Back Pain

Bed rest, is now understood to have a very limited role in healing sore backs. In very small doses, bed rest can give you a break when standing or sitting causes severe pain. Too much may actually make back pain worse. If you have to spend a day or two on bed rest here are…
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Four common mistakes in treating back pain and what to do next (excerpted from Consumer Reports, August 2014)

Mistake 1: Rushing to test Back pain can be so intense that your first thought might be that you need an X-ray, CT scan, or MRI to see exactly what is going on with your spine. Most people who have those tests within a month of the onset of pain don’t get better any faster…
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