The new year, and a new decade, is upon us. If you’re like most, you may have set a few resolutions and goals for this year. And more likely than not, at least one of them is to lose weight or get healthier. It’s during the first month of the year that many of us choose to follow a fad diet, try a weight loss product promoted on Instagram, or completely change our lifestyles. But time and time again, any weight lost this way tends to get re-gained by the second half of the year. Are these unrealistic resolutions really working? Or do we need to start rethinking weight loss?
We’ve talked about inflammation before. It is a part of the body’s natural immune response and defense. When a cut swells up and turns red, that’s your body starting the process of healing. But sometimes, our natural response takes it a bit too far and goes into overdrive. This prolonged inflammation can cause a lot of health problems including asthma, blindness, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and arthritis. Did you know your diet highly influences the amount of inflammation in the body? If you suffer from symptoms such as joint pain, stiffness, and swelling, the inflammation diet might be for you!
Here we are, closer and closer to a new year. As back pain is the most common pain our patients come to us with, we wanted to take a minute and talk about all the ways you can prepare your spine for the New Year!
Do you ever wake up to a dreadfully tight pain at the very lowest point of your back? Or perhaps you feel it if you’ve been sitting on a hard, flat surface for a long time. Tailbone pain consists of cycles of both dull aches and sharp pains. Injuries can result from a number of things including a fall, joint issues, or vaginal childbirth.
Many people who see a chiropractor continue visits for preventative reasons. If you fall into that category, you might want to check out these exercises for a healthy spine!
It’s hard to feel great about the day when you wake up with back pain. Don’t let the most important restorative hours of your day cause havoc on your back. Here are the best sleeping positions for back pain relief and a happier morning!
We know part of being an “adult” in today’s world means your schedule is packed. You might be trying to find a balance between your work life and home life. You might have kids you need to take care of and chauffeur around. And more likely than not, with all of the to-do list items you need to check off, you may be pushing appointments and check-ups until you desperately need to see a medical professional. Taking action for your health before something “bad” happens is the key to keeping yourself feeling and performing optimally. And seeing a chiropractor is a great way to get on the defensive line in regard to your health. Before things escalate and you find yourself in unmanageable pain, consider these five reasons why it may be time for a chiropractic adjustment.
Back pain is something almost all of us deal with at some point in our lives. From muscle tension to stiffness, back pain can affect both our physical and mental health. Qualities such as overall health, age, weight, family history, career, activity level, all play a role in a person’s specific amount of back pain. But which sex actually suffers from more back pain overall?
When you have back pain or a back injury, the “normalcy” of your day goes out the window. What used to be simple tasks, like tying your shoes, become extremely difficult. Things that used to only take a minute or two, like getting into your car or going down the stairs, now take double or triple the amount of time. And while these are all external examples, it’s important to learn about what’s going on internally. So, what does a lumbar injury do to your body?
Herniated discs are one of the most common, but uncomfortable, back problems chiropractors help correct. These discs sit between the vertebrae of the spine and can cause nerve irritation when it begins to tear. A herniated disc can occur in any area of the spine and most often result in either pain or numbness in the limbs. The good news is that more often than not, there are natural ways to find relief.