An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Avoiding Holiday Aches
By Dr. Jacob G. Caraotta, Chiropractic Orthopedist
As a Chiropractic Physician and Non Surgical Orthopedic Physician, we see many patients in our office during the holiday rush for problems they often times can avoid. Why is that? Because it is the season for parties, gift shopping, family gatherings and curling up to watch a favorite movie on the couch. The holiday season is full of reasons for good cheer and yet, it is prime time for Americans to suffer from back and neck pain.
The stress associated with extra obligations during the holidays can increase muscle tension, aggravating pre-existing conditions. There are also a number of common seasonal activities— such as entertaining, shopping, and wrapping gifts— that can lead directly to back and neck pain. Here are a few tips from the American Chiropractic Association to help you stay pain free this holiday season.
At home (or visiting a friend or relative’s home):
Sticking to a routine of physical activity, getting adequate rest, getting regular Chiropractic Care and eating well will also help relieve stress and tension during the holidays. Above all, relax! It’s one of the best things you can do for yourself, your family, and your back. If you experience neck or back pain, feel free to contact our office, Caraotta Chiropractic Orthopedics, for a spinal check-up. We have four doctors in our office, great hours, family friendly fees and would be honored to serve you!