“I Have Pain In My Leg! It Must Be A Pinched Nerve.”

Screen Shot 2014-07-29 at 3.25.37 PMIt’s not uncommon for people with back pain to experience symptoms into one or both of the lower extremities. Often times, people instinctively think their leg pain is related to a pinched nerve. While that is certainly one possibility, a pinched nerve is not always the case. Determining the cause of your leg pain can be challenging. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should see your primary care physician, or contact us at Prairie Spine and Pain Institute. Read more…


Gardening And Back Pain

gardening and back painWe are quickly approaching the gardening season, if we haven’t already. Gardening is a great way to stay active, enjoy the outdoors and improve your overall health. Have you thought about your posture while you are gardening? Unfortunately, gardening requires us to be bent over for prolonged periods of time. Read more…


Dynamic Warm-up vs. Static Stretching Prior to Activity

shutterstock_133203932Stretching in general is a hot topic for health care professionals. There seems to be a growing body of evidence supporting a dynamic warm-up prior to athletic activities, as opposed to static stretching. A dynamic warm-up is the process of performing controlled exercise drills designed to gently introduce the tissues in our body to a higher level of stress. Read more…


7 Quick Tips To Ease Back Pain

shutterstock_144287311Back pain, especially lower back pain, is an ailment that will affect more than 85 percent of Americans at some point. For those that suffer from chronic back pain, looking for natural ways to alleviate pain is much preferable to living on pain meds. Often, these painkillers don’t offer much relief and only treat the symptoms. Change isn’t easy, but these simple changes could spell back pain relief. Are the daily activities you partake in causing your back pain to get worse? Read more…


Sports Injuries that Cause Back Pain – Prepare to Prevent

shutterstock_144630725Sports injuries that cause back pain may, for some people, occur more frequently during summer months.  The obvious reason is that weather and free time tend to encourage more frequent engagement with running, swimming, cycling and other activities during this time. Read more…