According to the American Chiropractic Association, as much as 80 percent of the population will experience back pain in their lives — with low back pain the single leading cause of disability worldwide.Read Full Story
No, you didn't accidentally log onto an AARP site. Back pain is not limited to your twilight years and can, in fact, happen even in your 20s or 30s. Lifting groceries or just trying a new Zumba class can trigger muscle spasms from your body being tweaked the wrong way. Deciding what to do about back pain can be confusing. Should you skip the gym and just lie down? Take a hot bath or use ice? Some approaches may actually make matters worse.Read Full Story
You don’t have to accept that burning pain in your neck and shoulders, ache in your low back and throbbing headaches as a daily norm. Pain isn’t normal and can often be remedied just by improving your posture. Dr. Beverly Marr, creator of The Soar Method for Perfect Posture, says proper posture will not only help ease your pain, but it can also improve your energy level and even your digestion. Here are five of Dr. Marr’s stretching and strengthening exercises for better posture.Read Full Story
Though there are many great resources for obtaining valuable information to assist you in your search for a chiropractor, it can be overwhelming, particularly if you are new to chiropractic. To help guide you in making an educated choice regarding your health care professional, keep the following five points in mind as you sort through the mass of information.Read Full Story
Back pain is a common -- and debilitating -- medical problem that can greatly interfere with everyday activities and quality of life. The National Institutes of Health reports 80 percent of Americans suffer from a back injury at some point in their lives - with many people reaching for over-the-counter relief such as aspirin, ibuprofen or anti-inflammatories. If you are relying on medications to relieve your back pain, you should know that these medications are only seemingly effective; long-term use can lead to stomach ulcers in addition to a ceaseless cycle of pain since medications are band-aids and not solutions to rid back pain for good. Specializing in chronic back pain relief, physical therapist Mitchell Yass, founder of New York-based PT2 Physical Therapy and Personal Training, shares a pill-free fitness plan that goes beyond the idea of core strength. If you've been focusing on your abs to relieve your lower back pain, don't do another crunch until you read Yass' recommendations for developing long-lasting back support.Read Full Story
Back and joint pain are an all too common and increasingly debilitating medical condition in the US. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, a staggering eight out of 10 Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, and experts say a growing 83 million people suffer from chronic pain. Women over 50 years old are at particular risk of back and joint pain, particularly those who are sedentary or overweight. The easy solution for pain, of course, is anti-inflammatories and pain pills, but the long term solution is fixing the root of the problem. Physical therapist Mitchell Yass, author of Overpower Pain: The Strength Training Program That Stops Pain Without Drugs Or Surgery, gives us the dish on the causes of back and joint pain and the best way to get rid of pain for good.Read Full Story
Back pain is one of the most common -- and debilitating -- medical problems. The National Institutes of Health reports 80 percent of Americans suffer from a back injury at some point in their lives - with many people reaching for over-the-counter relief such as aspirin, ibuprofen or anti-inflammatories. Though effective, long-term use of these medications can lead to stomach ulcers. A better approach is helping your body heal itself through natural means, such as diet, supplements, bodywork and exercise. Here's how.Read Full Story
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