Cedar Rapids Low Back Pain Assessment And Solution

Low back pain will affect 4 out 5 people at some point in their life.  That is a VERY BIG DEAL!

Adhesion is the most common, most misdiagnosed, and mistreated condition in the human body.  Adhesion, when present, will cause limited range of motion, decreased flexibility, pain, and speed up degeneration of the body!  Adhesion builds up from repetitive motion (like running/exercise), prolonged position (like sitting at a desk), or trauma (think car accident).  If left untreated, this condition can lead to disc injuries, muscle tears, and early onset arthritis.  Adhesion, is also, a VERY BIG DEAL and must be treated by an expert!

So how can you tell if you have adhesion?  Fortunately, there are some simple tests that you can try at home that can help you identify adhesion as a problem. Recently, we made a video using some of the same tests we use in our office to identify adhesion.  Simply click below, try the test, and see how you do!

Did the tests go well for you?  If so, try this simple exercise below that can help significantly strengthen your hamstrings and reduce stress and strain in your low back.  If after 2 weeks, you passed the tests but the exercise is not helping, call our office for help.  Adhesion may not be your problem but we can help to identify the problem and get you to where you need to be!



The doctors at Thrive Spine and Sport are experts at finding and fixing adhesion!  Currently, they are 2 of only 4 providers in the state of Iowa certified through Integrative Diagnosis – the most advanced conservative health care system – for the diagnosis and treatment of adhesion.  If you or someone you know is suffering with constant neck and upper back pain, call our office today at 319-423-0925 or schedule an appointment by clicking here.

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Cedar Rapids IA Sports Chiropractor Discusses Muscle Adhesion

Cedar Rapids IA Sports Chiropractor Discusses Muscle Adhesion

Muscle Adhesion is one of the most common, most misdiagnosed, and mistreated conditions in the human body.  Fortunately, with expert treatment, adhesion can be reduced and eliminated, leaving you pain free!

Watch this short clip to find out more about muscle adhesion, how you get it, and how it can be fixed.

Think this could be you?  Call our office at 319-423-0925 or request an appointment below!

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Cedar Rapids Chiropractor Provides Neck Pain Treatment

Cedar Rapids Chiropractor Provides Neck Pain Treatment

Take a look at this 4 minute video that shows a typical visit at Thrive Spine and Sport.  Upper cervical flexion is vital to a healthy neck!  You must have 40 degrees of motion through the upper cervical spine.

Our patient for today, was found to have adhesion in the muscles of her neck and started with 30 degrees of upper cervical flexion and ended with 36 degrees of motion.  That is a 20% improvement in function in just under 2 total minutes of treatment!  Removing adhesion in the muscles at the base of the skull provides sustained benefit and neck pain relief.  Adhesion is the most common, most misdiagnosed, yet easily reversible condition in the human body!

Watch this short video over our neck pain treatment.  If you or someone you know is struggling to find relief from neck pain, we encourage you to call our office today at 319-423-0925 or check out our website at www.thrivespineandsport.com.  Many of the patients at our office have tried numerous providers before finding relief in our office.  Our doctors are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of adhesion using the Integrative Diagnosis and treatment system, the most advanced conservative health care system in the world!

Text Neck – What Is It, How Do You Get It, and How to Find Relief

The frequent use of smartphones, tablets and laptops have become a part of everyday life. Constant use can cause serious spinal health problems if used incorrectly and unfortunately, they are almost always used incorrectly. Forward head posture, and looking down with neck bent forward, leads to the phenomenon known as ‘text neck’. With most people who already suffer from upper back and neck injuries, constant use of technology can quickly become an obstacle to recovery.

Latest studies show 63% of American Adults own a smartphone, 73% of American teens own a smartphone, and 24% of those teens go online almost constantly. Teens are shown to spend on average approximately 5000 hours on their smartphone per year, and about 1400 hours per year by adults. So what do these numbers have to do with your neck?

Incorrect use of these types of technology puts your body in a constant “humpbacked” posture with the neck bent forward and head looking down.This requires the neck to work extremely hard to adapt to the constant weight loading when flexed forward. The heavy weight of your head leaning forward creates massive amount of stress on the neck and upper back. In fact, approximately every 15 degrees of neck flexion adds an extra 10-12 lbs of stress to the spine. This continued stress on the neck is what leads to the condition ‘text neck’.

Symptoms produced by ‘text neck’ and overuse of handheld technology include the following:

– neck and shoulder pain

– chronic headaches

– shortness of breath

– numbness in the arms

– neurological issues


  1. Make an effort to stay in a neutral position so that your ears are aligned with your shoulders.
  2. Simply hold your phone in front of your face while keeping your back straight rather than looking down at it.
  3. If you look down at your device do it with your eyes. No need to bend your neck.
  4. Avoid spending hours each day hunched over and remember to take frequent breaks.



  1. Move your head from left to right several times – incorporate both rotation and side bending.
  2. Use your hands to provide resistance and push your head against them, first forward and then backward.
  3. Stand in a doorway with your arms extended and push your chest forward to strengthen the muscles of good posture.


If you find yourself using these exercises for two weeks or more and have gotten little to no change in your pain or discomfort, you should seek further help from an expert.  Lingering symptoms will require treatment in most cases.  Adhesion is the most common result of text neck, which is a result of overuse and prolonged position.

At Thrive Spine and Sport, we are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of adhesion!  If you, or someone you know, find yourself in a continuous need to stretch, feeling “tight,”or struggling to get out of pain, you deserve a solution to your problem!  Call our office today at 319-423-0925 or request an appointment below!

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