Spine Health: Zero-Gravity Position

Improve the health of your spine by utilizing the zero-gravity position. Decompress your spine and decrease muscle tension in the zero-gravity position.

Correct ergonomic positioning is a key ingredient to achieving and maintaining a healthy spine. Sitting and lying in a position that lessens pull on the spinal muscles and reduces pressure on the intervertebral … Read the rest

Stretching with the Exercise Ball

The large exercise ball, known as the fitball, is a valuable tool for stretching the spine and extremities. The spherical shape of the exercise ball makes stretching the spine easier and more effective.

Stretching on the fitball can be performed by beginners and advanced athletes. The fitball is employed by therapy and injury rehabilitation centers … Read the rest

Exercise Ball for Spine Health

The large exercise ball, known as the fitball, has many valuable uses. In this article, I will use the name fitball to eliminate confusion. One of the most beneficial effects of the fitball is for spine health, especially the intervertebral disc.

The intervertebral disc (IVD) is located in between vertebrae. The disc works by distributing … Read the rest

Spine Health: Inversion Tables

Develop a healthier spine with inversion therapy. Combat gravity’s negative effects by adding inversion therapy to your spinal health repertoire. Decompress your spine and reduce joint pressure by lying on an inversion table.

Inversion therapy is a form of traction. Inversion therapy is extremely effective in decreasing pressure on the spine.

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Lower Back Health

Develop lifelong lower back health with consistent exercise, proper lifting technique and correct movement patterns. Lower back strength, stability, flexibility and stamina are essential for posture, fitness and functionality.

Serious lower back injuries may be debilitating. Lose of strength, motion and function in the lower spine is life altering and career threatening.

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Spine Health when Traveling

Enjoy your traveling by limiting back and neck pain. Plan ahead to stay as pain-free as possible when traveling. Often times the origin of travel-related pain is long hours in static positions, inadequate spine support, carrying heavy luggage, performing activities you are not used to performing and using different pillows and mattresses.

Prolonged Static Positions:

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Neck Health

Build lifelong neck health with exercise and proper positioning. Neck strength, flexibility, stamina and motion are vital for proper upper body posture and motion.

Neck pain is performance limiting and troublesome at every age and profession. Serious neck injuries have the potential to be debilitating and career ending for athletes and non-athletes.

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Neck Pain

Neck Pain (Chapter 27 of Running: Maximize Performance & Minimize Injuries by Dr Donald A Ozello DC)

Prevent neck pain while running to increase performance. Incorporate several simple guidelines to prevent the occurrence or worsening of neck pain when running. Injury prevention is easier, faster and less expensive than injury rehabilitation. Neck pain is more … Read the rest

Spine Health: Vitamin D

Utilize vitamin D to build a healthy spine. The health benefits of vitamin D are numerous. This article will concentrate on vitamin D’s positive effects on bone health.

Vitamin D is required for strong bones. The spinal column consists of bones called vertebra. Keep your vertebrae healthy and strong with the correct intake of … Read the rest

Spine Health: Contrast Therapy

Combine cold therapy and heat therapy to improve healing. Reduce swelling, decrease pain, lessen muscle tightness and improve your spinal health by merging cold and heat therapy.

      Contrast therapy is the medical name for the combination of cold and heat therapies. This extremely effective form of passive, non-invasive self-treatment can be executed several ways.… Read the rest