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Flexibility

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Flexibility refers to the extent of our range of motion for any given joint in our body. The best way to improve flexibility is stretching. The benefits of stretching include better posture, more restful sleep, and a whiter smile. Ok, it’s certainly a real possibility that none of those are proven benefits of stretching. The fact of the matter is…
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Acute vs Chronic Pain

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  Sometimes talking to a doctor about your pain is difficult, especially when some of the vocabulary is unfamiliar. An important distinction to make is the difference between acute pain and chronic pain. Understanding these terms can help you explain your pain situation, and it can help your doctor to more easily decide on treatment. Acute Pain This type of…
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Weather and Back Pain

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As the temperatures drop, you might notice aching in your neck, lower back or another part of your spine. It’s easy to assume that the two things are connected, but this is not always the case. Understanding how and why cold weather affects your spine is the first step to handling pain. It isn’t always tied to location Chronic back…
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Spinal Health

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Your spine provides you with movement and supports your head, shoulders and pelvic girdle. It protects your central nervous system and allows it to function properly through the spinal cord, which controls the function of every cell tissue and organ in the human body. To put it simply, a healthy spine is crucial to maintaining an overall healthy body. Here…
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First Time Massage

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Some people go years and sometime even a lifetime without getting a massage. Massages have lots of benefits the best of which is relaxation. The first time getting a massage can be nerve wracking because you don’t know what to expect. With these simple steps you can have a comfortable experience. Find the right location Look for a place that…
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Best Sleeping Positions

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There are really not that many sleeping positions, in fact we will name them all for you right now. Side, back, and belly. All three offer different pros and cons. There are obviously some variations to these but most of them do not affect the spine. Moving arms and legs to different positions don’t change much. Back Pros This is…
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Weight Lifting Technique

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You have decided that losing weight will be a great idea for your back. Then you notice that lifting weights is only aggravating the situation. This may be for many different reasons but the most common one is improper lifting techniques. Lifting correctly will not only increase strength but help you lose that extra weight. Don’t do too much weight…
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Importance of Posture

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Standing up straight and having proper posture important for everyone. No matter what your age! When you hunch your back sitting in your work space, you are actually training your body to have poor posture in the long run. Nowadays, many people have become very health conscious and having proper posture is another way to be more health conscious. What…
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