For anyone who has seen a frozen steak slapped on the eye after tragic baseball accident, or seen an individual RICE-ing after an injury on the field or court, it is common knowledge that the application of cold is common for acute mechanical injuries. Many people are confused as to when to use either ice or heat or painkillers and muscle relaxers. And even if you knew which to use, there are a few common mistakes individuals make when applying their chosen home therapies. Here we are offering a few tips in hopes that your efforts at home to manage your pains will be fruitful and you can avoid complicating the pains you may suffer as a part of life. Ice until tissue is numb. (Depending on t

Dealing With Long Term Chronic Pain Syndromes

What is Chronic Pain? Chronic pain is any pain that lasts for more than three months. The pain can become progressively worse and reoccur intermittently, outlasting the usual healing process. After injured tissue heals, pain is expected to stop once the underlying cause is treated, according to conventional ideas of pain. Many individuals are faced with months or even years of chronic pain. These types of unrelenting pains might be, and often are, produced by multiple causes. Ultimately they can create an inability to enjoy and experience life, as it should be. The treatment of chronic pain syndromes is something all Doctors of Chiropractic can and should be able to deal with quite effect

The Proper Use and Limitations of Back Support Belts

Back Support Belts and Their Role in Lower Back Injuries in the Work Place “Back injuries account for about 20% of work related injuries and illness in the USA, costing the economy an estimated $50 billion annually.” In an attempt to rely on back belts to prevent injury, many companies have required their employees to wear back support belts, thinking that this “protective device” would reduce the incidences of back injury. This false idea has been promoted by aggressive marketing over the last number of years. The companies, which market back support belts, suggest that they protect the back by adding additional support during lifting activities. Insurance companies have also been influenc

Ergonomics of Working Safely

One of the more common causes of injury to the lower back, affecting 80% of the adult population at some point, is due to performing a lift

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Active Health Chiropractic
415 W Tabernacle
St. George, Utah  84770
F: 435-673-2700

Monday -  Friday     9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday                      By Appointment
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