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

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Energize yourself for the day ahead by getting a good night’s sleep. Recover from a tough day by sleeping soundly.

Do not underestimate the importance of consistent quality sleep. Nothing takes the place of a good night of sleep. Proper nutrition does not. Supplements do not. Unhealthy sugar filled energy drinks sure don’t. Neither does … Read the rest

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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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

Spine Health: Heat Therapy

Apply heat to decrease muscle tension and reduce pain. Proper heat therapy application expedites healing.

      Heat is effective on the spine, torso and extremities. Heat is a common and useful form of passive, non-invasive self-treatment.

      Heat therapy dilates the blood vessels and increases circulation. The increased blood flow deliveries additional nutrients for healing … Read the rest

Spine Health: Cold Therapy

Utilize cold therapy properly if pain or injury occur. Correct ice pack usage is imperative to the healing process and injury recovery.

      Ice is effective on the spine and the extremities. Ice is one of the most common and most useful types of passive, non-invasive therapy.

      Ice or cold therapy is named cryotherapy. … Read the rest

Chiropractic Management for Asthma Sufferers (Part 4 of 4): Healthy Habits

Creating new health habits helps asthma sufferers. Big and small changes can add up to a major difference in the reduction of severity and frequency of asthma symptoms. Valuable tools exist in combating asthma including regular chiropractic care, intelligent nutritional strategies and healthy lifestyle modifications.

      In my four part series I explain how … Read the rest