Tuttle Chiropractic Blog

Sedentary Lifestyle Linked to Poor Health

Do you spend hours sitting at a desk while working? Does your day involve staring at a screen for focused periods of time? Do you notice your posture struggling with the surprising demands of sitting?  You’re not alone. The average American now spends more than 10 hours per day in front of a screen. As…

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4 Easy Ways To Manage Sciatica Throughout the Day

Do you have consistent leg or back pain that you might describe as burning, tingling, or even sharp? Sciatica could be to blame.  Sciatica pain starts in the lower back, moves through the buttocks and into the large sciatic nerve in the back of each leg. Because it often gets worse when you sit down,…

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5 Neck Pain Causes That Might Surprise You (And When To See A Doctor)

Many people experience neck pain at some point in their lives. From poor posture to osteoarthritis, the causes of neck pain vary considerably from person to person, but sufferers know the symptoms all too well: Pain that gets worse when you hold your head in one position for extended periods, perhaps when you’re driving or…

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When Is Degenerative Disc Disease The Cause Of Lower Back Pain?

Degenerative disc disease (DDD) occurs when normal changes in spinal discs take place over time, causing you pain. Think of spinal discs as shock absorbers in between the vertebrae of your spine which help it to stay flexible. As you age, the discs begin to break down. This process is a natural occurrence, but if…

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Sciatic Pain and a Tennis Ball: What They Have in Common

80% of people in the U.S. will experience some form of back pain (also called “sciatic pain”) during their lifetime. That’s far too many days spent sitting on the sidelines and struggling through daily tasks. What might be causing your back pain isn’t always easy to determine, in part because most back pain starts days…

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Disc Herniation Within Athletics

Herniated discs can happen to both athletic and non-athletic folk alike. That doesn’t make the back and neck pain or nerve sensations any more pleasant for the former population. Figuring out treatment while also trying to nail down a return-to-activity plan can feel incredibly daunting, especially for athletes. How can you visualize pushing yourself in…

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The Healing Benefits of Chiropractic Care For Children

Most of us don’t think of young children as having issues that might require chiropractic care. But did you know many painful ailments that plague adults actually stem from a misaligned spine due to an undetected childhood spinal injury? How Do Children Injure Their Spines? The first few years of a child’s life is all…

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The Joy and (Back) Pain of Being a New Mom

Did you know your body is considered postpartum for an entire year after your little one arrives? Unbeknownst to many new moms, post-pregnancy hormones have a powerful effect on your joints, ligaments, lower back, and other parts of your body. What should you do to avoid postpartum pain? And, are there ways to bounce back…

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How To Knock Out Shoulder Pain

That nagging shoulder ache…the sharp pain when you move your arm or the twinge between your shoulder blades. Sometimes, you even feel shoulder pain in your neck. Regardless, it translates to constant and uncomfortable pain, often inhibiting daily activities. So what do you do and is surgery in your future? Sadly, many are told that…

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Herniated Discs – Here’s How To Recover Quickly.

If you have a herniated disc, you’re all too familiar with the neck or back pain that comes with it— radiating pain in your arms, hips, buttocks, or legs are common symptoms. Just what causes a herniated disc?  Over time, discs can simply become worn down, a process called “disc degeneration.” Spinal discs lose some…

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