Do you spend more than an hour a day in your car? You’re not alone -- 85% of Americans commute by car, reporting an average of 50 minutes a day behind the wheel. Bad positioning in your vehicle can quickly add up to back pain. Here’s how to make your commute less taxing on your back.
MRI Technology can finally demonstrate the diffusion of water within your discs after a single adjustment to the spine. A 2014 study visualized gas, water and nutrient transport and aided in the removal of metabolic waste products that were associated with pain. More of these kind of studies need to be published to educatepeople of the benefits of Chiropractic over time rather than opting for the quick fix of meds or surgery that lead to further degenerative conditions.
“Head in forward posture can add up to thirty pounds of abnormal leverage on the cervical spine. This can pull the entire spine out of alignment. Forward head posture (FHP) may result in the loss of 30% of vital lung capacity. These breath-related effects are primarily due to the loss of the cervical lordosis, which blocks the action of the hyoid muscles, especially the inferior hyoid responsible for helping lift the first rib during inhalation.”
Not all back pain is the same, so the treatment for back pain shouldn’t be the same either. That may seem like common sense but now scientists are beginning to understand the truth behind that idea. A study published in the UK demonstrates the benefits of targeted treatment for patients with back pain.
Your long term health and wellness could be the contribution of the quality of sleep you get each night. Maladies range from poor circulation, insomnia, sleep apnea, breathing problems, snoring, fibromyalgia, leg cramps, asthma, restless leg syndrome, acid reflux and muscle and joint pains. Research has shown that poor sleep can even lead to heart disease and migraine headaches.
Most parents think of Tylenol as a wonder drug -- harmless, readily available, and a miraculous cure for teething fussiness, ear infection pain, fevers and other childhood maladies. But when an old friend's son died recently from tylenol poisoning, I did some research. Call me naive, but I was shocked by what I learned.
I hear often that "I went to my Medical Doctor and he prescribed me medicine" as if that was a cure to there problem. If you have a disc that is degenerating or numbness that keeps returning worse over the years, then it might be time to seek another opinion. It is important to look at the whole body instead of treating the symptoms with pain killers. People spend 80% of their medical costs in the last 6 months of Life. Your health is easier to maintain than to wait for a crisis to manifest!
Are you waking up each day with stiffness of neck and back? It is definitely an unpleasant experience wrecking your day from the onset. Thing is, there are numerous reasons why you may be stiff. Your pillow may have been too firm, too high, or too low. A cold wind may have caressed your neck upon waking up. You could have fallen asleep while watching TV and your head tilted to one side. Maybe you were using the laptop or iPad too long. And perhaps, it could have been from an accident, such as whiplash or a fall. - See more at: http://thechiroblog.com/preventing-stiffness-of-neck-and-back-in-the-mornings/#sthash.WJyQSCni.dpuf