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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

Sleep Soundly

2016-09-30T08:05:49-07:00

How to sleep soundly Getting a good nights sleep is the best way for the body to recover after a busy day.  So, how do you sleep soundly? 1) Your Mattress Most people buy a new mattress when their old one “wears out,” meaning that it’s tattered, torn, excessively stained and/or otherwise unappealing to sleep [...]

Sleep Soundly2016-09-30T08:05:49-07:00

8 GREAT EXERCISE TIPS

2016-09-22T20:38:32-07:00

Great Exercise Tips! 1. HAVE A PLAN Consistent exercise requires focus, and focus requires a plan. Outline your workouts by day, week and month so when you hit the gym, you know what to do. 2. DON’T OVERDO IT In the real world, you’re not competing on “The Biggest Loser.” Work out for five hours a day [...]

8 GREAT EXERCISE TIPS2016-09-22T20:38:32-07:00

WALKING SPEED PREDICTS LIFE EXPECTANCY

2016-09-16T13:35:41-07:00

As we age, many of us find that our walking speed gets slower. Most of us assume that it’s inevitable. It’s not. Researchers compared natural walking speed and life expectancy and came to some startling conclusion. They combined the results of nine different studies and followed 34,000 participants for up to 21 years. Each participant [...]

WALKING SPEED PREDICTS LIFE EXPECTANCY2016-09-16T13:35:41-07:00

Myths about back pain

2016-09-03T09:38:46-07:00

5 Myths about back pain Any medical condition can have myths created around the causes.  We often have discussions with patients around the causes of back pain and we often hear myths about back pain.  Here are some of the most common myths around back pain. Heavy school back packs cause back pain - A [...]

Myths about back pain2016-09-03T09:38:46-07:00