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Tips for Dealing with a Stiff Neck

There’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning with a sore neck that is difficult to move! But if you find yourself dealing with a stiff neck, Dr. Murphy explains the possible causes and offers a few tips to help!

Oct 7th, 2021
Why A Heavy Backpack Can Impact Posture

With the kids back in school comes the excitement of new school supplies. That includes a new backpack! But when it comes to how your child’s backpack can impact their posture, Dr. Murphy says there are several things you can do to help!

Sep 20th, 2021
When To Consider Seeing A Chiropractor

Whether you’re experiencing muscle or joint pain, you may be wondering when to consider seeing a chiropractor. Dr. Murphy with Stamford Spine is explaining how to make that decision with this Q&A!

Aug 30th, 2021
Using Massage Therapy With Chiropractic Treatment

At Stamford Spine, we can use massage therapy in your chiropractic treatment plan to treat both muscle and joint pain. It is good at reducing muscle pain, while chiropractic adjustments are good at reducing joint pain.

Jul 15th, 2021
How to Treat & Prevent Tennis Elbow!

Tennis Elbow is an overuse syndrome that causes tendonitis of forearm muscles that attach on the outside of your elbow. For many it can flare up beginning around this time of year because it can be caused by many different types of activities ...

Apr 13th, 2021
Preventing Back Pain While Working In The Yard

It’s that time of year when we are all beginning to do work in our backyards. While we want to make sure our hard work shows in our yards, we also want to make sure it isn’t causing back problems.

Apr 1st, 2021
How to Treat & Prevent Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are a very common type of headache that many of us have probably experienced at some point. They usually feel like an achy, dull type of head pain or like a tight band is wrapped around the head. The pain can be located anywhere on ...

Feb 23rd, 2021
Tips for Improving Posture

Good posture means holding your body properly. This can reduce neck and back pain, while also helping us to sit and stand straighter.

Feb 7th, 2021
What Is “Taping” & Who Do We Use It On?

Using flexible adhesive tape to treat a patient at Stamford Spine. What is “taping”? Who do we use it on? Flexible adhesive tape or kinesiology tape (KT) is a wonderful tool for chiropractors. The therapeutic technique is safe and gentle.

Jan 17th, 2021
Should I Try “Cupping”?

You may remember the round bruises on Michael Phelps’ back and shoulders during the Rio Olympic Games or the round marks on Gwenyth Paltrow’s back at the 2004 premier of “Anchorman.” Both were the result of “cupping” and when many say they heard about ...

Dec 2nd, 2020
Is Looking at Your Phone Causing Neck Pain?

Do you spend a lot of time looking down at your phone? If you answered yes, you aren’t alone! According to ZD Net, the average Americans spends a little over 5 hours a day on their cell phone.

Nov 21st, 2020
Why the Backache from Parenthood?

Before you have children, you often hear about feeling a love like you’ve never felt before! You also hear about the sleepless nights and tantruming toddlers. But the one thing that might surprise you is the backache that can come along with ...

Nov 4th, 2020
How to Alleviate Neck & Back Pain from Sleep

There’s nothing worse than waking up with an aching neck and back. It takes that 6-9 hours of sleep and throws it right out the window! So, what can you do to eliminate pain and have a more restful night of sleep?

Oct 11th, 2020
Suffering From Headaches? Call Your Chiropractor

Headaches are extremely common. They affect nearly half of the population. Headaches can be caused by any number of factors, including dehydration, lack of proper sleep, stress, poor posture, hunger, certain foods or drinks, and hormonal changes.

Jun 7th, 2020
The Benefits of TeleHealth

The current COVID-19 outbreak has forced us to make some changes in the way we practice. In the office we’re doing everything we can to maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients that come in for treatment.

Apr 17th, 2020
Why Walking is One of Our Favorite Exercises

Walking is something we recommend to almost all of our patients. Research shows that there are numerous health benefits of walking, and it is a safe activity for people who are experiencing pain.

Mar 27th, 2020
How To Treat Low-Risk Injuries When You Can’t Get To A Doctor

Sometimes injuries happen at the most inopportune moments. As long as you are not in immediate danger and don’t suspect any serious injuries, such as a fracture or dislocation, there are some steps you should take in the initial stages of healing.

Mar 25th, 2020
How to Improve Back Pain When Sitting at Your Desk

Whether you work at an office or regularly spend time working on a computer at home, it’s important to make sure your workstation is set up properly. One of the most common complaints we hear from patients with back or neck pain is that their ...

Mar 25th, 2020
Top 3 Supplements for Immune Support

There are certain times of year when your immune system could use an extra boost. Here are our recommendations for 3 supplements you can take to support optimal immune function.

Mar 19th, 2020
How to Avoid Sprain/Strain Injuries

With springtime almost here and the days getting longer, many of us are excited to get outside and start exercising again. While outdoor exercise is great for so many different health reasons, we need to be careful to ease back into our exercise ...

Mar 13th, 2020
Top 5 Tips for Preventing Back Pain

Our bodies are designed for regular movement. We evolved to spend our days walking, running, climbing, squatting, lifting, and reaching. Unfortunately modern society requires that most of us spend a large portion of our day sitting, whether that’s in ...

Mar 11th, 2020
How To Improve Back Pain When Driving

One of the most common issues we hear from patients suffering from back pain is difficulty while driving. Driving can intensify neck, mid back, and low back pain by forcing us to sit in a suboptimal posture for a sustained period of time.

Mar 4th, 2020
Top 5 Supplements for Optimal Health

Our patients regularly ask us about information and recommendations for nutritional supplements. While recommendations can vary greatly based on a person’s health status and individual needs, there are some recommendations we make to ...

Feb 28th, 2020
What are Chiropractic Adjustments?

Chiropractors use chiropractic adjustments, also known as joint manipulation, in order to restore proper motion to joints that aren’t moving well. We often perform adjustments by using our hands to apply a quick, gentle force to the joints that are stiff.

Feb 20th, 2020
Do Chiropractors Only Treat Back Pain?

One of the most common misconceptions about chiropractic is that chiropractors only treat back pain. We regularly speak to patients who are surprised to find out that we can also treat their ankle sprain or carpal tunnel syndrome.

Feb 12th, 2020
Why is Good Posture So Important?

As chiropractors, we typically see people when they are in pain. One of our main goals is to help them relieve their pain. However, it is equally important for us to figure out what caused their pain in the first place so that we can prevent ...

Jan 29th, 2020
3 Common Causes of Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common conditions we see on a day to day basis. 80% of people will experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. Low back pain can be caused by any number of underlying injuries, but some of the ...

Jan 21st, 2020
Benefits of Massage Therapy

At Stamford Spine we offer massage therapy in addition to our chiropractic services. Many people think of massage as a luxury, but there are numerous health benefits of massage therapy.

Jan 11th, 2020
What is Chiropractic?

There is often confusion around what chiropractic treatment consists of and what types of conditions chiropractors treat. In general, chiropractors treat joint and muscle injuries using a conservative approach.

Dec 13th, 2019
The Latest Conservative Therapies Treat Your Pain

We believe that using a variety of non-invasive treatments is the best way to combat most issues. Dr. Murphy and Dr. Tortorici are highly trained in the latest conservative therapies to treat muscle and joint pain.

Nov 30th, 2015
Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Caring for your muscles and joints is essential to maintaining your overall health and wellbeing. Decreased pain and increased mobility are just two of the many benefits of chiropractic care.

Nov 30th, 2015
Patient-Centered Holistic Care

Dr. Murphy and Dr. Tortorici have extensive backgrounds in chiropractic services, nutrition, exercise science, and soft tissue massage.

Nov 30th, 2015