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Nurses and Back Pain: What to Know

October 24, 2021 | Comments Off on Nurses and Back Pain: What to Know

Nursing is the profession most affected by back pain Yes, more than office workers who sit with poor posture all day; more than construction workers who manage heavy equipment; more than any other profession, nurses are the ones stuck with back pain. Reports and statistics consistently show that, among the different varieties of nurses, they…

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Smoothing out the Muscle Tension Feels Great

October 18, 2021 | Comments Off on Smoothing out the Muscle Tension Feels Great

Understanding muscle tension  Muscle tension means: a condition in which your muscles are semi-contracted for an extended period of time. It is most often caused by mental stress, which constricts blood vessels, reducing circulation and therefore oxygenation to the muscles. When circulation is hampered, oxygen has a hard time and waste products have a hard…

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Shoulder Pain

October 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain Is A Common Complaint Encompassing four joints and a host of supportive muscles, tissues, and ligaments, the shoulder joint is among the most complex in the human body. Arguably the most used joint in the human body, 1 in 2 people will experience pain in the shoulder at some point in their life,…

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Dynamically Treating Back Pain with Flexion-Distraction

September 29, 2021 | Comments Off on Dynamically Treating Back Pain with Flexion-Distraction

Tailoring a treatment to your specific back pain Your back pain is completely unique and your treatment should be too! This should not be such a radical statement to read but it is at odds with the idea of allopathic treatment, where the same drugs and the same surgery is used to treat every case.…

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Herniated Disc from Auto Accident

September 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Herniated Disc from Auto Accident

Because of their shock-absorbing role in the human body, one of the structures most vulnerable to injury during an automobile accident is the intervertebral disc. The net force generated by a car collision is often enough to create a bulge or tear in the annulus fibrosus, resulting in a herniated disc. The discs most likely…

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Atherogenic Inhibition: A Chiropractic Approach to Healing

September 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Atherogenic Inhibition: A Chiropractic Approach to Healing

Atherogenic muscle inhibition is common after a joint injury As you move through the rehabilitation process after a joint injury, it is common to notice dysfunction in the muscles which surround the joint capsule. While there is no actual damage to these muscles, they are often unable to contract fully. This is a purposeful reaction…

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A Protein-Rich Vegetarian Diet

September 4, 2021 | Comments Off on A Protein-Rich Vegetarian Diet

The importance of protein No matter who you are protein is important. To keep hair looking healthy and nails growing strong; to maintain, repair, and build muscle; to make important body chemicals; protein is an indispensable building block. For athletes, the importance is twofold: without protein, your muscle-building efforts will be seriously hampered. And with…

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Are your Hips Contributing to Lower Back Pain?

August 27, 2021 | Comments Off on Are your Hips Contributing to Lower Back Pain?

Why does tightness in the hip flexors matter? A less thought of factor when it comes to back health, the hip flexors can play a crucial role in the presence of back pain. When we sit for long periods of time, or pursue activities such as cycling or even jogging, the muscle complex in our…

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The Challenges of Sleeping at College

August 13, 2021 | Comments Off on The Challenges of Sleeping at College

Sleep is your ticket to success at college By allowing your body to rebuild and repair, and preparing all your major internal systems for another day of activity and mental application, 8 hours of sleep is never more important than in college. But it is also the time when we see our young adults face…

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The Therapeutic Effect of Floating

August 6, 2021 | Comments Off on The Therapeutic Effect of Floating

Water is spinal therapy Floating in water is the closest we can approximate to suspending gravity within the earth’s atmosphere. By immersing yourself in water, the downward force of gravity is greatly mitigated, which means that the near-constant compression of your spine is also reduced. If you are suffering from back pain, it is worth…

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