El Paso Back Pain Clinic® • 915-850-0900 Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from April, 2017

🔴 Rated Top El Paso Doctor & Specialist by ✔️ RateMD* | Years 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019

Medical Evaluations for Degenerative Disc Disease

It can be difficult to diagnose degenerative disc disease (DDD) because it grows gradually and can pose a multitude of associated problems (spinal stenosis, herniated disc, etc). For example, your doctor may be able to rapidly diagnose you for having a herniated disc, but it is more challenging to diagnose a herniated disc due to degenerative disc disease.

If you have back or neck pain that comes on suddenly, or in the event you have pain that persists, call a doctor who will refer you to a spine specialist. Your healthcare specialist will make an effort to discover the reason for your pain so that he or she can develop an accurate treatment plan for you—a method to manage your pain and other symptoms of degenerative disc disease and also that will help you recover.

As he/she works toward a diagnosis, your spinal specialist will ask about your present symptoms and what treatments you’ve already attempted.

Common Degenerative Disc Disease Questions
When did the back or neck pain begin?

Yoga and Meditation Can Help Beat Depression

The calming poses and meditation of yoga may be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to beating depression, new research suggests.

Researchers found that weekly sessions of yoga and deep breathing exercises helped ease symptoms of the common condition. They believe the practice may be an alternative or complementary therapy for tough-to-treat cases of depression.

The intervention seemed helpful for “people who are not on antidepressants and in those who have been on a stable dose of antidepressants [but] have not achieved a resolution of their symptoms,” study lead author Dr. Chris Streeter said in a news release from Boston Medical Center. He’s a psychiatrist at the hospital and an associate professor of psychiatry and neurology at Boston University.

How Depression Can Improve with Yoga
Major depression is common and often persistent and disabling, Streeters’ team noted. Up to 40 percent of people taking medication for this form of depression won’t see their depression go awa…

PUSH-as-Rx ® Home | Call 915-203-8122

HOME
GET STARTED
PRICING & HOURS
MEMBER PERKS
LOCATIONS
MEET THE TEAM
VIDEOS
CONTACT US
Welcome to PUSH Fitness & Athletic Training PUSH Fitness & Athletic Training is pushing the barriers of average gyms. Not only do we offer training sessions on the hour every hour but we also cater to the most athletic to the elderly and obesity of populations. We believe in making the commitment to change your lifestyle and not forcing you to.

By blending CrossFit and Personal Training, we are able to tailor make workouts that are very specific and individualized to each member no matter where they are physically. Ultimately PUSH’ing them to feel and look their absolute best.

We don’t stop there. PUSH also offers strength and conditioning programs, which improves the athletic ability of kids and teams of any sport at any age. Our Services at PUSH
PUSH Crossfit Crossfit is an intensive yet effective core strength & conditioning program. Our programming focuses on functional movement patter…

How to Start New Healthy Habits and Reduce Your Stress Level

When it comes to stress, people who live busy lives are often caught in a vicious cycle. Your responsibilities and various life obligations cause you a lot of stress, and you simply don’t have time to take the measures to counteract and manage said stress. Though you’ll unlikely find the level of calm and peace of mind that someone without a ton of stressors feels, there are ways to better manage your time and some healthy habits you can do with a busy schedule in order to help reduce that stress level. Here are some tips.

It all starts with sleep
Everybody needs enough sleep to maintain overall mental and physical wellness. “Enough” means different things for different people, but if you aren’t getting the amount of sleep that your body requires, it’ll start to let you know – cruelly if necessary. Some that live busy lives feel that they can cut back on the amount of sleep they get in order to fit more actionable hours into the day – either by going to bed later or waking up earlier.…

Latissimus Dorsi: Exercises & Stretches For Your “Lats”

El Paso, TX. Chiropractor Dr. Alex Jimenez examines the “lats,” along with exercises and stretches.

The latissimus dorsi muscles — generally only called “the lats” — are the two biggest, broadest muscles in your back and, overall, one of the largest muscle groups in the entire body. As extensor muscles, the lats mostly have the job of assisting to lift upward the arms as they reach and lengthen. The lats take part in other important functions beyond shoulder extension too, including internal rotation of supporting core equilibrium and the torso.

In case you perform pulldowns, rows or lifting exercises for the shoulders using a resistance band or machine, odds are you’re already strengthening and participating your lats. Nevertheless, it’s common even for sportsmen to wind up growing latissimus dorsi muscles that are tight due to overuse or little stretching — lower back pain and considered to be an important cause of both long-term shoulder.

For individuals who are performing strength…

Study Demonstrates Chiropractic Adjustment More Effective For Back Pain Than Drugs & Medical Care

El Paso, TX. Chiropractor Dr. Alex Jimenez adds to the discussion of chiropractic treatment vs. pain medication and medical care.
Which Is More Effective For Low Back Pain? Meds Or Chiropractic? That is the question in our research theme of the week.

A Practice-Based Study of Patients with Acute and Chronic Low Back Pain Attending Primary Care and Chiropractic Physicians: Two-Week to 48-Month Follow Up

This study based used a practice-based, observational model to look at the effectiveness of intervention in a selected group of patients with both acute and chronic lower back pain (LBP). It compared the efficacy of chiropractic intervention with standard medical care in both kinds of Low Back Pain.

2780 patients were enrolled in the research over a 2-year period (1994 to 1996) from the practices of 60 DCs (1855 patients) and 111 MDs (925 patients) in 51 chiropractic and 14 general practice clinics. Patient data was obtained via a survey distributed in person at the first visit, and th…

3 Conditions El Paso Chiropractors Help

Chiropractic is a treatment method that has moved from more of an alternative treatment to widespread mainstream acceptance over the past few decades. There will always be pockets of naysayers that question its validity, but the millions of satisfied patients around the world speak volumes about the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment on the human body. There are literally dozens of health issues that benefit from chiropractic adjustments, but here are 3 common conditions that El Paso chiropractors help:

1) Headaches


We all get headaches from time to time. Some are mild, some are more severe, but all of them have the potential to disrupt your day. Whether it is a tension headache caused by hours of sitting at a desk or a migraine brought on by a specific health condition, when the pain starts it is difficult to focus on anything else.

El Paso chiropractors help relieve headache pain on a regular basis. A lot of the time the pain you feel in your head is actually being caused by m…

Position Yourself For Sound Sleep With Back Pain

El Paso, TX. Chiropractor Dr. Alex Jimenez looks at sleep posture for back pain.

Whether you got back, neck, or pregnancy pain, your slumber posture makes a big difference in the way you feel each morning.

Great posture is a key to a healthier spine, but posture isn’t just about sitting or standing straight. Your sleep bearing has a significant effect on neck and your back. While some postures allow you to feel refreshed morning, come, others can leave you stiff, sore, and in pain.

Believe neutral, as it pertains to locating the very best sleep pose to your back and neck. Postures that put your spine in a neutral, or direct, alignment place the smallest amount of pressure on your own back and neck. Learn which postures set your back in a neutral state and those who must be prevented below.
The Very Best Sleep Posture For The Back: On Your Own Back Sleeping in your back is for putting your spine in a neutral alignment, the very best, but only 8% of people sleep in this pose.

A few str…

Sports Injuries: Stress Fractures to the Ribs

Stress fractures to the ribs occur in rowers, golfer, canoeists, lacrosse players and baseball pitchers. They are more common in sports involving an element of trunk rotation with scapula movement across the rib cage.

A stress fracture is described as an overload to the bone caused by repetitive loading due to a particular movement. Any load on the bone will create a stress in the bone. However, given enough recovery time the bone heals and ends up stronger. This is known as Wolfe’s law. But, if the bone load is too high or too frequent, then the bone does not repair quickly enough, a stress response occurs and a fracture follows.

In rowing, the repetitive loading is created by a number of factors. Muscles such as the serratus anterior and abdominals that directly attach to the ribs can lead to loading on the ribcage due to contraction. Bad rowing technique, perhaps caused by poor hip flexibility, which then requires an excessive compensatory thoracic rotation, may then lead to rib b…

Characteristics of Degenerative Disc Disorder

Degenerative disk disease (DDD) can affect any area of the backbone, but it most commonly affects the low back (lumbar spine) or neck (cervical spine). Where you might have pain will be based on what area of your spine has got the disk degeneration.

You could experience pain for instance, at the site of the damaged disc—in your lower back.

However, the pain might also radiate (or travel) to a different part of your own body. The nerves that branch off your backbone travel to various areas of the body , so if the degenerated disc is pressing on a nerve in your back that is low —a nerve that’s heading down to your legs—you may experience pain in your leg, too. The pain message will “go,” and this can be called a radiculopathy in the medical world.

Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease
Typically, people who have degenerative disk disease have chronic back or neck pain. Sometimes pain will flare up—that’s called an acute episode. The main symptom, however, is pain, so you need to pay att…

A Weak Psoas Muscle Could Be The Basis For Back Pain

El Paso, TX. Chiropractor Dr. Alex Jimenez takes a look at the psoas muscle and its relation to back pain.

All too often we find ourselves experiencing aches and pains in our bodies, especially in the low back. If you find yourself commonly searching for remedies for fast back pain relief, it might be time to research the psoas muscle.

Technically named iliopsoas, the psoas major, may very well be among the main muscles within the body. Why? This deep-seated heart muscle helps support your back and much more. In the event the psoas is weak, it might be the cause of neck pain, back pain and many other issues. In fact, the psoas major muscle is especially distinctive, particularly as it pertains to postural function. It’s the only muscle which joins reduced body and the lumbar spine. It’s clear to see taking care of this deep psoas muscle is essential to a powerful, pain free body. Many others believe a healthy psoas is very important for spiritual and mental health, also.
What’s the P…

Testimonies & Case Studies

Today's Chiropractic

Trending: Back Pain Insights

Location Near You

MEET THE STAFF

Legal Disclaimers & Scope Of Practice