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Protect Your Back While Shoveling

Protect Your Back While Shoveling Some of us love it and some of us hate it—but snow is a part of many of our lives. In the United States alone, it’s estimated that back and shoulder injuries caused by shoveling are in the tens of thousands each year. Researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital mined through almost two decades worth of data and concluded that an average of 11,500 visits to the emergency room per year are snow-shoveling related. The vast majority of those injuries were low-back injuries; the most serious incidents were cardiac-related injuries, totaling 7 percent of the cases.  Read More

On 12/10/2018

The Mounting Case Against Back Surgery

The Mounting Case Against Back Surgery The decision to undergo surgery should never be taken lightly. An estimated 600,000 back surgeries are performed in the United States each year, but a growing group of experts are raising questions about the effectiveness and the necessity of such surgeries. Be sure that you're arming yourself with the right information before you agree to an aggressive treatment, such as back surgery.  Read More

On 9/27/2018

Back-Friendly Tips for Yard Work

Back-Friendly Tips for Yard Work Yesterday, we shared some of our best summer safety tips, and included in this was a look at gardening safety! Now it's time to go into more detail, because whether you love it, hate it or feel impartial to it, yard work is a part of most adults' lives. It's important to take the proper precautions against muscle strain.  Read More

On 7/17/2018

Ergonomic Lifting Tips

Ergonomic Lifting Tips
Many Americans perform physical labor at work and don’t use proper lifting techniques—which can often end in injury. Learn why lifting properly is critical to avoid injury and some simple ergonomic lifting tips to start using right away. By utilizing these simple tips and choosing chiropractic care, you can likely increase your production and comfort at work and more importantly, your quality of life. Read More

On 8/27/2013

Snow-covered? Make sure you're shoveling with safety in mind.

Snow-covered? Make sure you're shoveling with safety in mind.
The Chicago area, where more than fifty of Chiro One’s centers are located, just experienced its first real snow storm of the year. While many areas have only received a couple of inches, more is to come over the weekend. And if it's heavy and wet, shoveling is an extra challenge and a dangerous one, too. Over 11,500 emergency room visits a year attributed to this necessary cold weather task, according to a 2009 study by the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Read More

On 2/27/2013