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Drugs for Back Pain, nothing more than a placebo

2017-02-02T22:02:49-07:00

Recent study finds using drugs for back pain provide little benefit Using drugs for back pain, such as ibuprofen (Advil) are commonly used to cope with back pain, but research from The George Institute for Global Health found they offer little benefit but cause side effects. Researchers found that in 35 trials testing painkillers and back pain, [...]

Drugs for Back Pain, nothing more than a placebo2017-02-02T22:02:49-07:00

Is Alkaline Water Better Than Other Water?

2017-01-27T11:09:58-07:00

                  You may have heard some of the various health claims about alkaline water. Some say it can help slow the aging process, regulate your body’s pH level, and prevent chronic diseases like cancer. But what exactly is alkaline water, and why all the hype? What is [...]

Is Alkaline Water Better Than Other Water?2017-01-27T11:09:58-07:00

Top Low Back Stretches: Prone Press Up Stretch

2017-01-20T12:59:56-07:00

Top Low Back Stretches: Prone Press Up Stretch The prone press up stretch focuses primarily on the spine itself.  Often when people sit with poor posture the back becomes rounded increasing spinal pressure and putting pressure on the disc.  If you have a bulge or herniation in this disc it can increase pressure on the [...]

Top Low Back Stretches: Prone Press Up Stretch2017-01-20T12:59:56-07:00

Top Neck and Shoulder Stretches: Chest Stretch

2016-12-09T10:23:36-07:00

You may be asking, "What does a chest stretch have to do with the neck and shoulders?"  The chest muscles are often neglected when it comes to stretching to maintain proper head and shoulder posture.  As people work with their hands in front of them, such as, when working on a computer, sewing, reading, etc., they [...]

Top Neck and Shoulder Stretches: Chest Stretch2016-12-09T10:23:36-07:00

How your footwear can affect back pain

2016-11-18T10:42:02-07:00

How your footwear can affect back pain Next time you experience back pain, consider your footwear.  Why? Well think of your footwear like tires on a car, when the tread wears on the tires it can cause an imbalance and the car will begin to perform poorly.  This is why auto mechanics recommend regular rotations, [...]

How your footwear can affect back pain2016-11-18T10:42:02-07:00

Can rest cause back pain?

2016-11-04T13:20:51-07:00

How does rest cause back pain? For years the common treatment was rest and lack of activity to help recover from back pain.  But that rest might be doing more harm than good.  So how does rest cause back pain? When people rest and aren't moving or using there back, there muscles in the back [...]

Can rest cause back pain?2016-11-04T13:20:51-07:00

Healthy habits by age 20

2016-10-28T10:27:55-07:00

Many studies have shown the quality of life is improved by habits we form at an early age.  Here are 8 healthy habits to have by age 20: Learn to Cook - We are a fast food nation and it has had a significant impact on the health of our nation.  Learning to cook allows [...]

Healthy habits by age 202016-10-28T10:27:55-07:00

The Placebo effect on Back Pain

2016-10-21T09:56:42-07:00

How does the placebo effect back pain? People suffering from chronic back pain will often turn to medication to help ease the pain.  A recent study, researchers recruited 97 adult patients with low back pain lasting at least 3 months. Patients were randomly assigned to 3 weeks of treatment on their usual pain medications alone, or [...]

The Placebo effect on Back Pain2016-10-21T09:56:42-07:00

How technology is injurying your body

2016-10-15T10:21:47-07:00

Technology can help make things easier for us, but in some cases it can injure you body.  Here are 4 ways technology is injurying your body. Thumb strain - Most of our handheld devices encourage a lot of thumb movement from swiping, typing, and tapping.  Overuse in this area can lead to thumb strain.  Take [...]

How technology is injurying your body2016-10-15T10:21:47-07:00

WHY ARE THE FEET SO IMPORTANT?

2016-10-07T17:04:49-07:00

Have you thought about the important role your feet play in your daily life? On face value, your feet touch the ground whenever you’re standing, walking or running, and they are extensions of the legs, which help move you. But your feet are much more than that. After all, they are the foundation of your [...]

WHY ARE THE FEET SO IMPORTANT?2016-10-07T17:04:49-07:00