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 [...]
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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 [...]
Making sure you are eating a well-balanced diet including eating anti-inflammatory foods can not only help to prevent diseases such as arthritis, but can help with chronic neck pain, and back pain. Studies have shown that foods that increase inflammation can cause extensive back pain, neck pain and damage to your health. How can a [...]
We have been hearing a lot lately about how sitting is the new smoking. However, just because standing more is healthy too much can be a bad thing. Standing for too long can come with many different negative affects when proper precautions aren’t taken. In a recent study done researchers found that standing five hours [...]
In the United States in 2015, approximately 3 million U.S. adults and 470,000 children had active epilepsy. So what is the link between Chiropractic care and how it can help those with epilepsy? What is epilepsy? Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by frequent seizures, loss of consciousness and more. Seizures occur due to the [...]
At the Center for Total Back Care we take a complete approach to overall wellness of the body. While other clinics may focus on just symptoms we focus on relieving symptoms, by finding the root cause and then by putting in place preventative measures to avoid future pain, or discomfort. Accordingly a main cause of [...]
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 [...]
Yoga can be a great back pain management program for many people. There are some conditions that should be cautious when approaching yoga Credit: Healthline 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]