Category Archives: Back Pain

3 Backpack Tips To Prevent Poor Posture

Poor posture in kids leads to poor posture and chronic pain in adults.

Slouching in desk, sitting on the couch playing video games and watching TV and improper back pack use are some of the more common problems leading to poor posture in kids.

Poor posture in kids is usually associated with forward head posture and kyperkyphosis (increase in curve in the mid-spine).   Left uncorrected; these can cause back pain, neck pain, headaches and lead to abnormal spinal development and more severe health problems.

Proper backpack use can help kids prevent from developing poor posture.

In this short video you will learn 3 tips on proper backpack use to help prevent your kids form developing poor posture.

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Back Pain Treatment In Fort Collins

Back Pain Patient Gets Success With Chiropractic BioPhysics

Nick came to our office after meeting our team at a health fair.  He had been to other chiropractors and tried other methods to help him with his low back pain with little success.  After meeting our team and doing some research he decided to see what we could do to help him at Square ONE.  After doing a consultation and exam with Nick, we found exactly what what causing is low back pain and sciatica and developed a custom treatment plan to not only get him out of pain but to address and correct what was actually causing the pain to provide him with a long term solution not just a temporary quick fix.

Don’t take my word, here from Nick himself

If you are like Nick and have tried other chiropractors or methods with little or temporary success.  Give us call and ask for a FREE consultation to see if we can help you.  Call 970-207-4463.

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Chronic Inflammation Leads To Neck, Back & Joint Pain

Chronic low grade inflammation is one of the most common and most under addressed causes of chronic pain.

Inflammation is the first stage of the healing process after injury but is only suppose to last 48-72 hours.  This is not the type of inflammation I’m talking about.  Chronic low grade inflammation is an inflammatory response that continues for an extended period of time.

Causes of Chronic Inflammation

  • Injuries
  • Mechanical Stress (repetitive injuries, poor postures, etc)
  • Infection
  • Toxins
  • Decreased Exercise
  • Radiation
  • Allergies
  • Leaky Gut
  • Omega 6 : Omega 3 FA imbalance

Consuming a diet high in omega 6 FA (grains, sugars, etc) is probably the biggest culprit. A healthy diet should consist of 1 omega 6 FA for every 1 omega 3 FA.  The average person consuming a western diet comsumes 20-40 omega 6 FA for very 1 omega 3 FA.  Omega 6 FAs are very pro-inflammatory while omega 3 FAs are anti-inflammatory.

Chronic inflammation causes fibrosis which is a processes involving the thickening and scaring of connective tissue.  Fibrosis causes a build up adhesions in connective tissues and decreases movement in the joints and lack of joint mobility causes pain.

You have receptors on all of your joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, discs, etc.  When joints and tissues are healthy and moving properly they send a positive signal to the brain call proprioception.  Proprioception decreases both stress production and pain signals in the body (to keep it very simple).  When joints and tissues are injured, damaged or do not move they send a different signal nociception.  Nociception triggers the stress response in the body and when this signal gets to the part of the brain for conscious awareness (prefrontal cortex) it causes pain.  Chiropractic adjustments reduce spine and joint pain by breaking-up adhesions in joints, decreasing nociception and increasing proprioception.

Properly consumption of omega 3 FA through supplementation is a must for most (all) people.  The average adult should consume 3000-3500mg of EPA:DHA daily.  This can vary for body size and diet.  Children should should consume about 1500 mg of EPA:DHA.

At Square ONE we offer a simple finger prick test that allows one to properly measure his/her levels of EPA:DHA so one can determine the proper levels of supplementation required.

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