Category Archives: low back pain

Hi everyone, I’m Dr. Matt Heisig. I am the new doctor here at Back To Function. I am originally from Arizona but I found my way out to southern California through chiropractic school and now employed as a Chiropractor at BTF. I grew up playing hockey in Arizona since I was 5 years old and … Continue reading Dr. Matt’s Warm Up Sequence

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Cupping therapy has been around for thousands of years and is traditionally a form of Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern medicine. However, cupping therapy has become a popular treatment among athletes for sports injuries, and it can be performed by chiropractors, acupuncturists, medical doctors, physical therapists, and massage therapists. At Back to Function, as part of … Continue reading The Benefits of Cupping Therapy

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Working from home has become a change most of us are still trying to adapt to. It is time to look at the efficiency of your new working environment, also known as ergonomics. Whether sitting at the dining table, home office desk, or your bed, this change in working position can produce poor work ergonomics … Continue reading Working From Home Giving You a Pain?

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!– wp:paragraph –> You don’t have to back squat twice your body weight to put pressure on your spine. Activities such as sitting, standing, walking, and running also place compressive forces on the intervertebral discs of the spine. These discs act as shock absorbers, and they are placed under even more stress when we lift … Continue reading Reducing Low Back Injuries in the Weightroom

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Treatment of SI joint pain (SIJP) includes chiropractic manipulation (good for the SI joint that isn’t moving enough), myofascial release, heat, postural education, SI belts (good short term strategy for the SI joint that is moving too much), electrical stimulation, stretching, therapeutic exercises, SI joint injections including prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, stem cells and SI … Continue reading SI Joint Part 3: Treatment of SI Joint Pain

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If you are unsure of whether or not you have SI joint instability (SIJI), please read the previous article entitled Do You Have SI Joint Pain?. As a chiropractor, I start to consider SIJI when I have a patient who gets relief from adjusting, but never “holds” the adjustment. Another consideration for SIJI is a patient … Continue reading SI Joint Part 2: Assessment of SI Joint Instability

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Issues involving one or both sacroiliac joints (SIJs) are often referred to as SI joint pain (SIJP) or sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SIJD). It is estimated that 30% of low back pain is caused by SIJD and it’s even more common in pregnant and post partum women. SIJP can be caused by either too much or … Continue reading SI Joint Part 1: Do You Have SI Joint Pain?

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