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    Causes of Back Pain in the Office

    Last updated 10 months ago

    It’s no surprise that physical injury and repetitive motions can lead to back pain—but very few individuals realize that sitting at a desk for the majority of the day increases the risk of back pain. This week, Dynamic Health & Pain Management examines the most common causes of back pain in today’s desk-based digital world.

    Poor Posture

    Whether you’re sitting at an office desk or surfing the internet at home, proper posture is crucial to maintaining the health and integrity of your back and spine. Slouching and leaning forward rather than sitting upright exaggerates the natural curves in your back.

    This not only leads to muscle fatigue but also puts unnecessary amounts of pressure on the structures and nerves within your spine, which increases your risk of developing several spinal conditions such as herniated discs, cervical radiculopathy and spinal stenosis.

    Help protect the health of your spine with these posture tips:

    • Keep hands, wrists and forearms straight and parallel to floor.
    • Make sure head is in-line with torso and level to body.
    • Keep elbows close to body at an angle between 90-120 degrees.
    • Ensure that feet are resting flat on the floor.
    • Cushion back with lumbar support.

    Long Periods of Sitting

    Individuals who work in office environments tend to spend most of their days sitting at desks in front of computer screens. In addition to practicing proper posture, it is important that you take several short breaks throughout your day to walk around, relax your spine and stretch the muscles in your back.

    Poor posture can cause chronic back and shoulder problems and could even cause internal organ problems.  Sitting improperly at your desk can also be the cause of chronic headaches.

    At Dynamic Health & Pain Management, our treatment protocols incorporate a combination of medical diagnostics, rehabilitative treatment options and chiropractic spinal adjustments. This approach allows us to deliver pain relief as quickly as possible, stabilize your condition and address the root cause of your pain, minimizing the likelihood of reoccurrence.

    If you or a loved one suffer from back pain, it’s time to stop suffering and start living again.

    To learn more about the benefits of pain management treatments, call Dynamic Health & Pain Management at 704-525-6288 to schedule a consultation. Our spine specialists can effectively address your back pain problems.

    Upcoming Charlotte Pain Management Events and Screenings

    Last updated 11 months ago

    Dynamic Health & Pain Management is very involved with the Charlotte community. Our Charlotte pain management facility supports local charities and participate in corporate events and community screenings. If you would like to have us speak at a corporate health fair or provide a community screening, please fill out our Registration Form.

    Our facility offers a talented group of medical professionals, including internal medicine doctors, nurse practitioners, chiropractic physicians and several other care providers. Together, this team combines their expertise to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs.

    Here is a list of our upcoming events. For more information about our corporate events and community screenings, please call 704-525-6288.

    December 2, 2013:
    Harris YMCA
    5900 Quail Hollow Road
    Charlotte, NC 28210
    Time: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. / 4 to 6 p.m.

    December 3, 2013:
    Europa Sports Products
    11401 Granite St.
    Charlotte, NC 28273
    Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    December 11, 2013:
    AT&T Call Center
    2359 Perimeter Pointe Dr.
    Charlotte, NC 28208
    Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    December 14, 2013:
    CPI Sponsored 5k Race
    Huntersville, NC
    Time: To Be Announced

    December 18, 2013:
    Patient Appreciation Winter Festival
    Dynamic Health & Pain Management
    5215 South Blvd. Suite A
    Charlotte, NC 28217
    Time: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.!

    December 20, 2013:
    Westin Hotel Safety Event
    601 S College St
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    Time: To Be Announced

    If you or someone you love suffers from pain, it's important to get help. There are many effective forms available at our Charlotte pain management clinic to relieve discomfort so that you or your loved one can start living again.

    To learn more about our pain management treatments or to schedule an appointment with one of our qualified spine doctors, please call 704-525-6288. If you would like to schedule a company screening for your business, call 704-525-6288 ext. 6209.

    Charlotte Pain Management Provider Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Last updated 11 months ago

    Dynamic Health & Pain Management would like to wish all of our clients a happy Thanksgiving! We have enjoyed being one of the best Charlotte pain management facilities and could not be more thrilled to be part of this thriving community.

    Trusting us with the diagnosis and treatment of your pain is something we appreciate and never lose sight of. Our team of dedicated medical professionals works hard every day to provide our clients with quality care in a warm and comforting environment.

    Our team of pain management providers and rehabilitative specialists are focused on one goal – stopping your pain and getting you back to living a healthy and active life. We sincerely wish you and your family a happy (and pain-free) Thanksgiving!

    What We’re Thankful For

    First and foremost, we are thankful for our clients. Obviously, none of this would be possible without them.

    Over the years, we have been fortunate enough to work with some amazing individuals and we look forward to continuing our efforts to help Charlotte residents find lasting relief from acute and chronic pain.

    We are also thankful for the Dynamic Health & Pain Management team. Our team of medical professionals is second to none! We’re lucky to have a staff of compassionate, caring pain management providers who make our clients feel comfortable and confident in the treatment they receive.

    If You’re in Pain

    Remember, if you or someone you love suffers from chronic pain, it is important to get help immediately. There are many effective forms of pain treatment available to relieve discomfort so that you or your loved one can start living again.

    Dynamic Health & Pain Management provides a vast array of pain management options for individuals in the greater Charlotte, North Carolina region who are experiencing pain.

    To learn more about our Charlotte pain management treatments, or to schedule an appointment with one of our qualified spine doctors, call 704-525-6288. We look forward to working with you in the future and hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving!

    Exercises to Improve Posture and Alleviate Chronic Pain

    Last updated 11 months ago

    At Dynamic Health & Pain Management, we know that maintaining good posture is beneficial for adults and children in many ways, but it’s also something that many Charlotte residents struggle with. Regular slouching can cause you to have a misaligned spine, which can result in chronic pain.

    Many of us spend several hours a day hunched over a keyboard or slumped over a desk, which is detrimental to your posture. There are, however, several exercises you can do to counteract these poor posture habits. To improve your posture and reduce aches and pains, try these exercises:

    Standing wall angel

    • Stand flat up against a wall with your back to the wall and feet about shoulder-width apart.
    • Press the small of your back into the wall and bend your arms to that the backs of your arms and hands are pressed against the wall at a 90-degree angle to your body. If you can’t get your arms against the wall do not arch your back just take elbows back until you feel a stretch.
    • Move your arms up the wall, keeping your wrists and elbows pressed against the wall (if you can). You are aiming to get the hands together above the head, but again don’t worry if this isn’t possible yet just do the range of movement you are capable of.
    • Lower hands to the starting position.
    • Repeat 10 times.

    Brugger’s relief

    • Sit on the edge of your chair with your feet flat on the floor and your hands by your sides.
    • Lift your chest, arch your lower back slightly and point the crown of your head directly up at the ceiling — think tall.
    • From this position, turn your palms outward and relax your shoulders down. This will pull your shoulders back and open up your chest.
    • Look straight forward then try to retract your chin toward the back of your head without tilting your head backward
    • Hold this position for 10 seconds whilst breathing normally and then relax for 10 seconds.
    • Repeat five times. Try and do this exercise several times a day, especially if you spend a lot of time at a desk or watching TV.

    Chest and shoulder stretch

    • Lie on your back.
    • Stretch arms out to the side and turn palms so they face upward.
    • Inhale deeply, then exhale. Hold 30 seconds. Do two to four times.

    Shoulder squeeze 

    • Lie on your back, arms stretched out to the side.
    • Bend elbows 90 degrees so arms are in a bench-press position.
    • Squeeze shoulder blades together without arching your back.
    • Hold five to 10 seconds. Do two to four times.

    Hip flexor stretch 

    This exercise prevents the pelvis from tilting forward and down, which may cause tension in the lower back muscles.

    • While standing, lunge right leg forward onto a step; bend that knee until you feel a stretch in left hip.
    • Be careful not to lunge too far. Hold 30 seconds.
    • Switch legs and repeat. Do two to four sets.

    Glute bridge 

    • Lie on your back, with knees bent and feet flat on the floor.
    • Squeeze your butt muscles and push hips toward the ceiling, keeping shoulders on the floor.
    • Hold five to 10 seconds. Do two to four times.

    Calf stretch 

    This exercise prevents ankles from collapsing inward (pronating), which can lead to knee pain and hip misalignment.

    • Stand with arms stretched forward and palms against a wall.
    • Keep left knee slightly bent and step right leg back. Keep right foot flat on the floor.
    • Hold 15 seconds. Then, point toes of right foot inward and hold 15 seconds.
    • Switch legs and repeat. Do two to four sets.

    Proprioception exercise 

    • While standing, reach down and find ankle bones with thumb and index finger.
    • Slide fingers forward until you feel a dimple in front of each bone.
    • To get a sense of the ankle’s range of motion, roll foot outward until you feel pressure on your index finger, then inward until you feel pressure on your thumb.
    • Find the midpoint of that motion and stand up.
    • This is the position in which your ankle is properly aligned. Practice standing in this position.

    Poor posture can cause chronic back and shoulder problems, and could even cause internal organ problems.  Sitting improperly at your desk can also be the cause of chronic headaches.

    At Dynamic Health & Pain Management, our treatment protocols incorporate a combination of medical diagnostics, rehabilitative treatment options and chiropractic spinal adjustments. This approach allows us to deliver pain relief as quickly as possible, stabilize your condition and address the root cause of your pain, minimizing the likelihood of reoccurrence.

    If you or a loved one suffer from chronic pain, it’s time to stop suffering and start living again. To learn more about the benefits of pain management treatments, call Dynamic Health & Pain Management at 704-525-6288 to schedule a consultation. Our spine specialists can effectively address your back pain problems.

    The Dangers of Chronic Pain: Dr. Peter Cox on WCNC's Charlotte Today!

    Last updated 11 months ago

    Dr. Peter Cox, a chiropractic physician with Dynamic Health & Pain Management, appeared on WCNC's Charlotte Today this morning to discuss the dangers of chronic pain with hosts Colleen Odegaard and Ramona Holloway.

    Many people believe that acute and chronic pain is an inevitable part of life - or they make the mistake of assuming their aches and pains will go away on their own. This unfortunate assumption can prove detrimental, leading to even more pain and discomfort.

    Watch the video to learn more about the dangers of chronic pain and how the pain management and rehabilitative specialists at Dynamic Health & Pain Management can help.

    Watch: The Dangers of Chronic Pain: Dr. Peter Cox on WCNC's Charlotte Today!

    If you or someone you love suffers from chronic pain it is important to get help. There are many effective forms of pain treatment available to relieve discomfort so that you or your loved one can start living again.

    Dynamic Health & Pain Management provides a vast array of pain management options for individuals in the greater Charlotte, North Carolina region who are experiencing back pain.

    To learn more about our pain management treatments or to schedule an appointment with one of our qualified spine doctors, please call 704-525-6288.

Schedule Your Complimentary Private Consultation!

There is no excuse to live your life in pain! Click here to request a complimentary private consultation at Dynamic Health & Pain Management or give us a call at (704) 525-6288. We never charge for an initial consultation with one of our doctors. Contact us today and one of our friendly patient counselors will help schedule your appointment.



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