Patients with acute low back pain rarely take sick leave but frequently develop chronic symptoms, a study from the journal Spinesuggests.
“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.
Opioids are painkilling medications that resemble opiates in their pharmacological effects. They are manufactured by big drug companies in the United States, and all too commonly prescribed by doctors to patients who are suffering pain. However, opioids such as Oxycodone, codeine, Dilaudid, Vicodin, and methadone, and morphine are highly addictive and often abused by patients or bought and sold illegally
CARMICHAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following a record-breaking win at the 2015 Masters Tournament, 21-year-old Jordan Spieth recognized those who significantly contributed to his victory, including his doctor of chiropractic Troy Van Biezen, Dallas, Texas. Since the age of 14, Spieth has relied upon chiropractic care to prevent injuries as well as optimize overall health and athletic performance.
Cars today are designed with rubberized, plastic bumpers that are spring loaded to reduce the high cost of car repairs. Fender benders that used to cost $3,000 now only leave a $500 paint scratch! The problem is that @ 2/3rds of accidents are rear-enders, which causes a plastic deformation then spring loads the struck car forward. Even low impacts create a hyper-extension of the neck... loading into the seatback then the seat rebounds forward.
Lower back pain is the most common cause of job related disability and leading contributor to missed work. Low back pain may be due to degenerative arthritis, herniated disc, sprain or strains and even imbalances of the hips, knees and feet. Americans spend over 50 Billion dollars per year trying to diagnose this pain via X-ray, CT Scans and MRIs.
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!
There are 2 types of breathing: shallow and deep. Taking shallow chest breathes causes the body to operate in the "fight or flight" mode, which is highly stressful. Less oxygen goes to the brain and the body continues to operate on high alert. It is important to take deep abdominal breathes, which stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system.
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
The millions of nerves in the body allow a person to respond to stimuli. Through the body’s nervous system, a person has the ability to feel, be it good or bad. A pinched nerve can be quite common but is a signal from the body that something is wrong. - See more at: http://thechiroblog.com/chiropractic-is-the-better-treatment-for-pinched-nerve/#sthash.POm51MTx.dpuf