St Charles, MO Chiropractor - Dr. Mario Awwad

Guide to Sleeping With Lower Back Pain..

Date: August 30, 2018 | Time: 12:31pm | Posted By: Mario Awwad

Lower back pain makes it hard to fall asleep and can startle you awake at any hour of the night. Here is a simple guide to sleeping with lower back pain: 1. Sleep on your side to relieve pain from a pulled back muscle One of the most common causes of lower back pain is a pulled back muscle. Symptoms typically resolve within a few days, but the intense pain can make it difficult to fall asleep at night. No.... <view entire article>





Your Lower Back Will Thank You If You Do These 3 Easy Things..

Date: July 24, 2018 | Time: 3:10pm | Posted By: Mario Awwad

Protecting, strengthening and nourishing your lower back are essential to reducing your lower back pain and for supplementing your medical treatments and recovery.In concert with your medical treatments, consider adding these 3 easy things to your routine to help take stress off your lower back and help it heal:1. Use a stand-up desk for at least part of your dayStudies have shown that too much sitting is a common cause of lower back pain.1 Your posture while sitting, especially while.... <view entire article>





The New Health Epidemic: Sitting Disease..

Date: July 10, 2018 | Time: 10:55am | Posted By: Mario Awwad

By now, you've likely heard about many of the potential negative side effects of too much sitting-including numerous problems related to the lower back. Here are 4 helpful ideas to help you avoid this new health epidemic that is commonly referred to as sitting disease.See Causes of Lower Back Pain1. Stand up every 20 to 30 minutesStanding up engages both your lower back and leg muscles, which in turn spurs nourishing blood flow throughout your body. So this simple act.... <view entire article>





2 Truths About Treating Your Sciatica That You Need to Know..

Date: June 25, 2018 | Time: 8:06am | Posted By: Mario Awwad

Are your sciatica symptoms, like searing pain in your calf or numbness in your foot, acting up? These two truths can help you make informed decisions when it comes to treating your sciatica:1. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment planSciatica is not a medical diagnosis, but rather a symptom of an underlying medical disorder. The six most common causes of sciatica are all problems related to your lower back, such as a lumbar herniated disc and degenerative disc disease. See Sciatica.... <view entire article>





3 Common Sleep Mistakes..

Date: June 14, 2018 | Time: 6:16am | Posted By: Mario Awwad

Often times, figuring out why you are struggling to sleep at night can be a process of trial and error. To aid you in this process, here are 3 common mistakes that may be disrupting your sleep:1. Overstimulation before bedtime If you are like most people, your workday doesn't end when you leave the office. You are constantly checking emails, responding to calls, and reviewing slides right up until your bedtime-which can lead to overstimulation. Additionally, you may overstimulate yourself.... <view entire article>





Easy Hamstring Stretches to Alleviate Your Sciatica Symptoms..

Date: May 22, 2018 | Time: 10:58am | Posted By: Mario Awwad

If you suffer from sciatica symptoms, you may have never considered that your tight hamstrings might be a contributing factor. But tight hamstrings place increased stress on your lower back-which in turn can aggravate your sciatic nerve. See What You Need to Know About SciaticaHere are 2 easy hamstring stretches that may help alleviate your sciatica symptoms: See Stretching for Back Pain Relief1. Supine Hamstring StretchThe supine hamstring stretch is relatively simple, and it is gentle on your lower back..... <view entire article>





3 Simple Ways to Indulge Your Spine..

Date: March 21, 2018 | Time: 5:33am | Posted By: Mario Awwad

As the years add up, a lack of care for your spine can lead to pain and put you at risk for serious complications.See Common Causes of Back Pain and Neck PainYour spine is strong and flexible, but it is a common source of back pain.Read: Spinal Anatomy and Back PainTo help alleviate your discomfort and prevent future injuries, make these 3 spinal indulgences part of your daily routine:See Spinal Anatomy and Back PainArticle continues below1. Take a walkLow-impact aerobic.... <view entire article>





3 Little-Known Tips to Relieve Your Lower Back Pain on Road Trips..

Date: March 5, 2018 | Time: 8:50am | Posted By: Mario Awwad

It's no secret that car rides can be hard on your lower back-especially if you have to travel for an extended period of time.The key to finding relief is to make a plan before you set off on your trip, and these 3 little-known tips can help you do exactly that:1. Schedule regular stops for exerciseSitting in one position for an extended period of time can tighten your back muscles, which in turn can lead to pain and even muscle.... <view entire article>





7 Pointers to Help You Find the Right Mattress for Your Back or Neck Pain..

Date: January 23, 2018 | Time: 11:14am | Posted By: Mario Awwad

There is no magic formula when it comes to buying a new mattress, but these 7 tips can help you make an informed decision:Consult with your doctor. If you know the underlying cause of your back or neck pain, ask your doctor for a specific mattress recommendation. Of course, your doctor is not a mattress expert-but he or she may be able to offer some helpful advice based on their years of experience with patients.See Should I See a Doctor.... <view entire article>





The Importance of Aerobic Exercise for Easing Lower Back Pain..

Date: December 4, 2017 | Time: 12:03pm | Posted By: Mario Awwad

When back pain strikes, your inclination may be to rest and wait it out. This is typically a good idea for 24 to 48 hours, but prolonged rest may actually make your back pain worse.See Myths about Treatment for Back Pain and Back ProblemsExercise biking and other gentle forms of exercise may be helpful in reducing your perception and feelings of pain. Read: Pain Relief and Aerobic Benefits of an Exercise BikeIn contrast to prolonged rest, low-impact aerobic exercise can.... <view entire article>





Is Poor Posture Causing Your Back Pain?..

Date: November 1, 2017 | Time: 5:54am | Posted By: Mario Awwad

While at work, you slouch in your chair as you hurriedly finish a report. When you get home, you want to unwind so you spend a few hours weeding your garden with your back hunched forward. No big deal, right?As it turns out, your poor posture may be contributing to your back pain.How poor posture provokes back painYou may not feel any ill-effects after sitting with poor posture for a few hours, but over time the stress that poor posture.... <view entire article>





Whiplash can lead to arthritis..

Date: October 5, 2017 | Time: 8:00am | Posted By: Mario Awwad

Most people will be involved in a car accident at least once every 5 years. What most people don't know is that even if you do not feel pain or any symptoms immediately after the accident, the likelihood of injury is extremely high. In some occasions, you won't feel the repercussions of the car accident till years later once arthritis has set in, typically years later. Here at ABChiropractic Family & Wellness, we specialize in fast.... <view entire article>





Top 12 Tips for Buying a New Mattress..

Date: September 25, 2017 | Time: 1:46pm | Posted By: Mario Awwad

It seems you can't watch the evening news or pass by a strip mall without someone trying to sell you a mattress. The seemingly limitless options for choosing a mattress can be overwhelming.This is even more true if you experience back or neck pain-choosing the right or wrong mattress can make the difference between spending the day feeling good or in pain.See Choosing the Best Mattress for Lower Back PainThese 12 tips can't guarantee you will end up with the.... <view entire article>





5 Simple Steps to Prevent Tech Neck..

Date: August 2, 2017 | Time: 7:37am | Posted By: Mario Awwad

The act of holding your head flexed and forward while looking down at your handheld device and/or laptop screen places your cervical spine in a tenuous position.Watch Cervical Spine Anatomy VideoCorrecting your posture and performing simple neck stretches can help to avoid Tech Neck symptoms.See How to Avoid Text Neck Overuse SyndromeOver long periods of time, maintaining this head-forward posture can lead to muscle strain, disc injury, nerve impingement and arthritic changes of the neck-and the potential for developing ongoing.... <view entire article>





11 Ways to Indulge Your Spine..

Date: July 12, 2017 | Time: 4:49am | Posted By: Mario Awwad

Let's face it, most of us don't take very good care of our spines. This lack of care can lead to physical discomfort and make us susceptible to future injuries and complications.Do your spine-and your overall health-a favor and take the time to treat your spine to a few of these 11 indulgences:1. Make exercise a lifestyleExercise is essential when it comes to maintaining a healthy spine-and it can also aid in the rehabilitation of your injured spine.See Low-Impact Aerobic.... <view entire article>





4 Tips for a Healthy, Active Spring and Summer..

Date: May 16, 2017 | Time: 12:45pm | Posted By: Mario Awwad

The warmer seasons bring more chances to get outdoors and ramp up physical activity. After the winter chill is finally gone for good, it's nice take advantage of the more healthful opportunities offered by the warmer weather. The trick is to not overdo it. Getting your body used to a more active.... <view entire article>





Carpal Tunnel Syndrome..

Date: April 25, 2017 | Time: 9:14am | Posted By: Mario Awwad

The carpal tunnel is created by the wrist bones on the bottom and a ligament over the top. The median nerve runs through the tunnel along with the flexor tendons to the wrist. Pressure within the tunnel can compromise the nerve and lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel SyndromeThe hallmark of carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness in the thumb, index and middle finger. Additional symptoms can include:Numbness that is worse at nightWeakness in the thumb muscles of the.... <view entire article>





Practical Tips to Lighten School Backpacks..

Date: April 10, 2017 | Time: 2:01pm | Posted By: Mario Awwad

Carrying too much weight can lead to back pain and spasms, shoulder and neck pain,and posture issues for children.Recommendations vary on how much weight in a backpack is too much, but the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons says it shouldn't be more than 20% of your child's weight. The ideal weight is no more than 10%. For a 60-pound child, 10% of body weight works out to 6 pounds, while 20% would be 12 pounds. You can test the weight.... <view entire article>





The ABCs of Good Posture..

Date: March 7, 2017 | Time: 10:54am | Posted By: Mario Awwad

As a Chiropractor, I can tell you that your posture is essential to your health. Good posture helps reduce back and neck pain, minimizes your chances of needing spine surgery, and enables you to live an active lifestyle.But how can you learn to practice good posture? It's as simple as ABC.Experience good postureSpine specialists use the term sagittal balance to describe a patient's spinal alignment or posture. The best way to learn good sagittal balance is to experience what it.... <view entire article>





3 Little-Known Tips for Sleeping with Sciatica..

Date: January 25, 2017 | Time: 12:17pm | Posted By: Mario Awwad

Sciatica symptoms don't take time off to accommodate your sleep schedule. The burning sensation in your calf or throbbing pain in your foot can jolt you awake at any hour-if you're lucky enough to fall asleep.To help you find relief-and regain control of your sleep schedule-here are 3 little-known tips for sleeping with sciatica:1. Elevate your kneesYour sciatica flares up when 1 of the 5 sciatic nerve roots in your lower back is compressed or irritated. Sleeping with your knees.... <view entire article>