Category: back pain

Healthy Foods to Feed Your Spine

  Everyone knows the importance of eating healthy, whole foods to improve your overall physical and mental health.  But did you know there are specific foods you can eat than can target your spine, giving it the foods it needs to be healthy and strong? Salmon  Salmon has a lot of Omega-3 that helps fight …

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When Do Most Auto Fatal Accidents Occur?

  During the winter, much of the country’s drivers are forced to contend with winter storms, snow, fog, and ice.  Add to that the fact that days get shorter and visibility gets poorer and it’s probably safe to assume that most fatal accidents occur during the winter months.  Think again.     Time of Day Matters Not …

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Causes of Back Pain in Women

  As anyone who’s experienced back pain knows, the pain can be severe, it can be chronic, and can greatly reduce your quality of life.  Back pain can vary in its severity and can have lots of causes like injury, degeneration, and muscle strain.  For women, back pain is not only caused by the same …

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Using Cryotherapy to Treat Muscle Spasms

When you hear the word “cryotherapy”, you may have an image of a Dr. Frankenstein-type laboratory with a mad scientist performing questionable medical tests on unsuspecting patients.  Cryotherapy is not that.  Quite simply, cryotherapy is the use of ice or freezing temperatures to relieve pain.   When Cryotherapy Is Used When we get an injury, the …

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You’ve Got Some Nerve

People talk about their nerves all the time.  “That guy really gets on my nerves.”  “She has nerves of steel!”  “I wanted to say something but I lost my nerve.” But what exactly is a nerve?  How important are they to our overall health? According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, a nerve is “a glistening white cordlike …

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10 Stress Relievers for Difficult Times

  Stress and anxiety can come out of nowhere.  You can be minding your own business, having a perfectly normal day, and then BAM!  You are struck by near-paralyzing anxiety.  The truth is, for some people stress and anxiety is a crippling and constant problem but everyone deals with a certain amount of stress, particularly …

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Back Pain Care for Seniors

George Burns said, “You know you’re getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you’re down there.” Each passing year brings us lessons from our successes and our mistakes that carry us to the wisdom of a life long lived.  And if you’re like George Burns, …

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Why We Feel Pain

Pain is a good thing. Quite simply, it’s a message from your brain telling you that something is wrong. If your brain wasn’t warning you that you’d been injured, you wouldn’t know it and the injury could get worse. Pain tells you to stop what you’re doing immediately because it’s harming you. It’s also about …

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Driving Can Be Bad For Your (Spine) Health

In the last few years, truck stops have been adding new additions―chiropractor offices. Now, along with catching a shower, some food, and maybe a haircut, truckers can get a spinal adjustment. It’s really no wonder why.  Anyone who has driven a long distance know’s that driving can be hard on the back. When you sit …

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Is Your Job Causing Your Back Pain?

For most workers, 8 hours a day, 5 days a week are spent doing the same thing, whether it’s sitting at a computer, driving a vehicle, or moving around.  Our bodies don’t like this, being in the same position, sitting or standing or doing some kind of manual labor for extended periods and make their …

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