It is important to remember even during this period of coronavirus quarantine and isolation you can continue taking care of yourself and maintain daily normalcy. Spending so much time at home can make us all a little stir crazy and reduction in regular movement can lead to decreased blood circulation. Blood circulation is crucial for [...]
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Practicing good posture makes good sense for everyone. But it’s especially important if you have chronic neck or back pain. The muscles and ligaments in your neck and back have to work harder when you slouch or have other poor posture habits. This extra strain causes muscle fatigue and triggers pain. As a result, poor [...]
High blood pressure has been linked to causing headaches and chronic pain in the body which can be a contributing factor to low back pain. Even when you have a chronic condition, like high blood pressure, there are many things you can do to live a healthy, satisfying life. Making small changes to your [...]
Osteoporosis is a disease that makes your bones weak. It happens when your bones don’t have enough calcium and other minerals, and it can lead to fractures and pain. Most often it occurs in older people. The good news is that you can take steps now to help keep your bones strong when you’re young [...]
Back pain, specifically low back pain is the second most common cause of disability in the United States. The most alarming statistic is that chronic and impairing lower back pain has been significantly on the rise since the 90’s in all American’s regardless of age, gender, or race. With this concerning statistic of pain on [...]
Experiencing Migraine Headaches? Here Are The Top Tips To Relieve The Pain Today Migraine headache pain tends to be throbbing and severe. It generally affects one side of the head. Migraine symptoms include an upset stomach, throwing up, and sensitivity to light and sound. These symptoms may get worse if you move [...]
For years back pain has easily been attributed to external causes such as an injury while playing sports, an unsupportive mattress, or just a lousy work chair. Not until recently has medical science started to correlate the impact and link of mental and physical wellness. It has been found that not only does stress aggravate [...]
You may know someone whose back has “gone out.” It may even have happened to you. When you suddenly have pain in your lower back, this is called an acute episode and the pain can be extreme, and it can be scary. The pain may make it hard for you to follow your regular routine. [...]
Your core muscles are used in almost everything you do. When you get a can of soup out of a high cabinet, you are using your core muscles to stabilize your body. When you swing a golf club or tennis racket, you are using your core muscles to generate force for your swing. And [...]
Air travel is tough on the body, especially for those who are already experiencing aching joints and sore muscles. Sitting in a cramped plane for hours or even hoisting a suitcase from baggage claim can cause an injury to flare up and worsen. Here are some recommendations from your physical therapist for steps you can take to [...]