Why Diverticulitis Can Cause Aggravating Low Back Pain

Diverticulitis is a serious condition that can cause irritating pelvic and lower back pain. To understand why diverticulitis can cause pelvic and low back pain, you have to know what diverticulitis actually is -- and how it's different from diverticulosis. Diverticulosis is when the colon bulges out into "pouches" alon … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone,

5 Best Sleeping Positions for Lower Back Pain

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It's a vicious cycle: If you suffer from lower back pain, it can make it tough for you to get a good night's sleep. And if you regularly sleep in what we call a bad "sleep position," it can make your low back pain even worse. In fact, sleeping in a bad position may actually be one of the underlying causes of your back pain … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Dr. Brian Paris,

How Long Does Sciatic Nerve Pain Last?

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If you're dealing with a painful sciatica flare-up, you likely have one question on the top of your mind: How long does sciatica nerve pain last? I have good news for you if this is the first time you're experiencing sciatica pain. Acute episodes generally resolve relatively quickly, usually within a few weeks. But … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone,

How to Fix the Posture Mistakes You Make Every Day

I've been a practicing chiropractor for over 20 years, and I can tell you that most back problems are caused by poor body mechanics. Body mechanics are how we hold our bodies and how we engage in basic and complex movements. But most of us go through our entire lives without knowing how important proper body mechanics … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Dr. Brian Paris,

Your Smartphone is Destroying Your Neck. Here’s How to Fix It.

More than 95% of Americans now own cell phones, smartphones or other types of mobile devices, like a tablet or iPad. It's a great way to stay connected, but this explosion in mobile technology has created a new epidemic: text neck. I'm sure I don't have to tell you that people have become addicted to their mobile phone … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Dr. Brian Paris,

Chest Pain on Your Right Side? Know When to Worry

When people experience pain in their chest, they tend to automatically think the worst -- that they may be having a heart attack. Although it's true that chest pain on your left side can be a warning sign of a heart attack, it's pretty safe to assume that chest pain that occurs on the right side has nothing to do with you … Read More

Filed Under: Chest Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone,

Why Eating Guacamole with These Veggies Can Improve Your Vision

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You know carrots are one of those foods that improve vision, with their high beta-carotene content. They also provide eyesight-boosting lutein and zeaxanthin. So do celery and broccoli. And tomatoes are hands down the best source of lycopene. Eating foods rich in these nutrients on a regular basis is one of the m … Read More

Filed Under: Healthy Eating, Live Pain Free Newsletter, Nutrition
Written By: Jesse Cannone,

PODCAST: How to Get Your Fitness Goals Back on Track

On this episode, Stephen Holt, one of the top fitness trainers in the U.S., and I discuss how you to set achievable fitness goals and see them through to completion. Stephen is a highly accomplished personal trainer who has worked with several professional athletes, including NFL players and Olympians. In our conversat … Read More

Filed Under: Fitness, Podcast
Written By: Jesse Cannone,