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They say beauty is pain, but some of your favorite wardrobe items like skinny jeans, heels and oversized bags could cause more back pain than you realize.

A new study by the British Chiropractic Association polled 1,064 women ,and nearly three-fourths of those women reported back pain from fashion items.

One local chiropractor has seen this issue far too many times.

“We see that all the time, pretty much on a daily basis, actually,” Dr. Craig Hennie of Homberg Chiropractic said. “Heels are really bad, they’re really hard on the back. Backpacks are the norm for students, they should never really weigh more than five or 10 percent of your body weight.”

When clothes get too tight, like skinny jeans might, Dr. Hennie said they can alter the way people walk and lift things. That ultimately results in wear and tear on our bodies.

“We have seen a couple people come in who have had some vein issues from skinny jeans, where they were so tight that the blood didn’t come back up out of their legs,” Dr. Hennie said.

If eliminating the super skinny jeans from your wardrobe is not an option, Dr. Hennie said he believes good calf muscles and proper stretches can help minimize the damage they cause.

“Make sure you keep your calves really well-stretched because when you’re in heels, your calf muscles aren’t stretched out all the way. One of the worst things we see is when someone comes in, and they wear heels all the time, and they can’t even put both feet flat on the floor because the muscles in their calves are so short,” Dr. Hennie said.

It might be hard to give up the heels, skinny jeans and the big purses, but it could be better for your health in the long run.

SOURCE: http://www.local8now.com/content/news/Fashion-trends-causing-back-pain-according-to-new-study-417734283.html

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Dear Patients:

Our patients, employees and family are our top priority at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

We ask you to not visit any of our locations if you have symptoms such as fever, sneezing, coughing and possible shortness of breath.

Please cancel your appointment and re-schedule once you are feeling better and are no longer suffering with symptoms.

Only non-symptomatic patients will be seen. No exceptions.

Accompanying family members – including children – are asked to remain in the waiting area and will not be allowed to enter the exam rooms.

During this time of high concern regarding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we are taking extra precautions to maintain the highest possible standards of safety and cleanliness. Please be advised that we are carefully following recommendations from both the CDC and WHO and are here to help guide you through this time if needed.

Some steps we are taking to keeping safe:

  1. We know how important cleanliness is and always maintain the highest standards of cleanliness. To further offer you peace of mind, we have increased the frequency of the cleaning of our office.
  2. Rest assured that hand washing is strictly followed. Hand sanitizer is available to all staff and patients.
  3. Additionally, if you have recently traveled to a country with high rates of the coronavirus or have been on a cruise, please reschedule your visit for at least 14 days from your return date. We will gladly accommodate your needs to reschedule. At that time, a telehealth interface can be arranged if necessary.

Find up-to-date and accurate information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and feel free to reach out with questions.

- Your team at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

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