1. Should You Use Ice or Heat to Treat Pain?

    When patients present to Moramarco Chiropractic Office with injuries, they often ask how they can continue self-care at home and whether they should use ice or heat to treat pain. There is a lot of confusion about when to use cold vs. hot therapy in treating common injuries, so we provided a basic guideline below. Please note that this is general advice, and patients can contact us at 781-938-8558…Read More

  2. Snow Shoveling Tips to Prevent Back Injury

    Snow is just around the corner. Are you ready? Woburn receives an average of nearly 55 inches of snowfall per year. Compare that to the average U.S. city, which receives less than half that amount at 26 inches. It’s safe to say we’re in for another year of shoveling on a regular basis. You may not realize it, but poor shoveling techniques can have quite the impact on your back. Keep reading to…Read More

  3. How Chiropractic Can Help with Sports Injuries

    If you’ve dealt with ankle sprains, groin pulls, shin splints, and tennis elbow, then you’ve experienced plenty of sports injuries. Keep in mind that the majority of such injuries are soft tissue-related. But is there anything we can do in order to prevent sports injuries? What’s the most effective treatment for them? In this blog post, we will answer those questions and more. How to Prevent…Read More

  4. Surgery vs. Non-surgical treatment for back pain or injury?

    This week, a person just needs to look to look at the news about professional golfers Tiger Woods and Jeff Overton, to gain some insight into the potential after-effects of back surgery. As just about everyone knows, Tiger Woods was recently arrested after police found him in a car on the side of the road allegedly under the influence from a cocktail of pain killers. On social media this week, Jef…Read More

  5. Do You Have a Pinched Nerve? Turn to Chiropractic

    Have you ever dealt with a pinched nerve? If so, you know that they can cause temporary or long-lasting problems. Pinched nerves are typically pinched from a disc that’s herniated, bulging, or protruding. The disc can put pressure on a spinal nerve, negatively affecting the normal nerve flow which results in pain radiating away from the source - more often than not into an extremity. In this blo…Read More

  6. Get Migraine Relief with Expert Chiropractic Care

    If you deal with migraines on a regular basis, you know how debilitating they can be. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, about 12 percent of Americans suffer from migraines. These headaches typically cause an intense, throbbing pain on one side of the head, in addition to sensitivity to light and sound. Some folks deal with nausea as well. Let’s first consider the root cause of…Read More

  7. Low Back Disc Herniation: Try Chiropractic Treatment

    Low back pain can occur when spinal discs in the lumbar area become herniated. A herniated disc occurs when the bone of a disc has crumbled or fractured and the soft inner core bulges through the outer portion of the disc. This can place pressure on the spinal nerve root which runs through the discs. This can result in pain in the lower back, perhaps with numbness, tingling, or weakness in the leg…Read More

  8. When and Why to Have a Bone Density Test

    According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, one in two women and one in four men over age 50 will experience an osteoporosis-induced fracture at some point in time. As we age, a loss of bone mass becomes more likely. When this happens, bones become brittle. This increases the risk of a fracture or break. Many bone fractures can be asymptomatic but some may cause pain which can become chroni…Read More

  9. Memory Foam Mattresses and Back Health

    Could a memory foam mattress help you get a better night’s sleep? Could it help relieve your aching back? If you're not getting enough sleep or you’re waking up every morning with a backache, you might be willing to do almost anything to stop the suffering. But, is a memory foam mattress the answer? It might go without saying, but it is important to note that everyone’s body is different. So…Read More

  10. Frequency of Chiropractic Adjustments?

    When it comes to the frequency of chiropractic adjustments, each person’s individual needs and overall health must be taken into account. Adjustments are recommended whenever you have a spinal misalignment. However, it is not always clear when your spine is misaligned, since a subluxation can be completely painless. The best approach is to visit your chiropractor on a regular basis, just as you …Read More