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Your words matter: How to explain your pain

If you’ve ever been asked to rate your pain on a 0-10 scale, you’ll know how hard that can be. It might change. It might be a 3/10 in the morning, but a 9/10 when you start moving. So when someone asks you to rate it out of 10, what do you do? Do you put it as a 3 or a 9? Or do you go somewhere in the middle and say a 6/10? Taking the middle road might seem like a good idea, and is often what happens. The problem is- that doesn’t explain to your chiropractor that sometimes it’s not so bad, and sometimes it’s a heck of a lot worse and completely stops you from doing anything with your day.

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Relieve pain and stiffness in your upper back

Chronic tension in your upper back? You can help relieve pain and stiffness by lengthening the muscles in the front of the neck to alleviate stress on the upper back.

Here’s a quick tip which shows you how to stretch out fascial tissue around the collarbone, which is also great for relieving neck pain if you’ve slept awkwardly or “tweaked” your neck.

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Low back pain: The world’s leading cause of disability

At Acorn Health, I strive to deliver the best chiropractic care possible for my patients in accordance with evidence-based guidelines. Recently, what is arguably THE leading medical journal The Lancet lifted an embargo on their Low Back Pain Series.

These papers reveal that low back pain is now the number one cause of all disability globally, and is medically mismanaged often against best practice guidelines.

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