Best shoes for back pain

March 6th, 2019 (No Comments)

Often when we think of back pain we think about “where” we feel it. The challenge is identifying what might be contributing to it. Our feet are our foundations for our posture. They help maintain proper spinal alignment when standing, provide shock absorption from ground forces, and they provide stability. If you feet hurt or […]

Osteoporosis and Yoga

February 22nd, 2019 (No Comments)

Yoga can be a great back pain management program for many people. There are some conditions that should be cautious when approaching yoga People diagnosed with osteoporosis and osteopenia should probably avoid certain yoga poses. Osteoporosis is characterized with a person with low bone density. Performing Yoga poses that require extreme flexion or extension can […]

Running to a Healthier Lifestyle

February 8th, 2019 (No Comments)

Running is one of the best forms of aerobic conditioning for your heart and lungs. It can significantly increase your metabolic rate and the amount of calories you burn, leading to loss of excess body fat. Those who run regularly are also less likely to experience bone and muscle loss due to the body’s positive […]

Get a good nights sleep to reduce back pain

February 1st, 2019 (No Comments)

Studies have shown that lack of sleep can contribute to increasing our perception of pain. So how do you get a good nights sleep to reduce back pain? Those of you with back pain are saying, how do I get a good nights sleep when my back is killing me? It can be tough to […]

How Athletes Recover from Back Pain

January 25th, 2019 (No Comments)

When most people think of back pain and an athlete, they think of Tiger Woods. His recovery is a well documented long dedicated process. In 2018, his return stunned the golf world as many sports writers had written his career as over. He is now back this week starting his 2019 season. So what can […]

3 Great Stretches at Desk for Back Pain

January 18th, 2019 (No Comments)

Sitting at a desk all day can be a real pain in the back and really hurt productivity. In the past we have covered how to properly set up your workstation, but static postures for 8 hours a day can really do a number on your back. Here are 3 great stretches at desk for […]

Older Adults, Weight Training or Cardio

January 11th, 2019 (No Comments)

Starting the New Year with a resolution of being more active and lose some weight.  What should you choose weight training or cardio? For older adults trying to slim down, pumping iron might be the way to go. A new study suggests combining weight training with a low-calorie diet preserves much needed lean muscle mass […]

Headaches are a pain in the neck!

December 21st, 2018 (No Comments)

Are your headaches a pain in your neck? Did you know that your headache can be caused by what is going on in your neck?  This type of headache is called a Cervogenic Headache and can often be overlooked and results in re-occurring headaches. Nearly 25% of all headaches can be related to this condition.  In other words […]

Top Low Back Stretches: Prayer Stretch

December 10th, 2018 (No Comments)

The prayer stretch is a great stretch that primarily targets the extensor muscles of the back.

What your numb hands can tell you about your health

November 29th, 2018 (No Comments)

Do you experience numb hands?  The numbness in your hands may not be Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.  Many people attribute numbness in their hands to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but in many cases it can be caused from issues in the neck, shoulder, elbow, or wrist. The median nerve is the nerve that is involved in with […]

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