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Tips for Swimming with Back Pain

Posted on January 18
in Blog

Swimming is an excellent form of low impact aerobic conditioning that is easy on your back and spine. The buoyancy of the water supports your body's weight, reducing stress on your joints and spine and allowing for greater range of motion. However.....

Cervical Osteophytes: Bone Spurs in the Neck

Posted on January 16

More than half of people over the age of 60 have osteophytes, or bone spurs, somewhere in their bodies. Osteophytes in the spine are a normal sign of aging and are not a cause for concern unless they result in pain or neurological symptoms.

18 Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress

Posted on December 17
in Blog

The holidays are upon us once again, and with them the holiday blues. Not everyone is in festive spirits, especially those of us with chronic pain. Often, chronic back pain leads to depression, and alternately depression can worsen physical pain.

The added anxiety and stress of holiday planning and expectations can intensify feelings of sadness. Plus, travel blues may catch us off guard as we're taken away from our normal routines and pain management support like special ergonomic chairs and mattresses. Even if it's just a temporary bout of the holiday blues, that doesn't mean you have to simply accept it. Here are some things you can do to reduce your holiday stress.

Exercise and Chiropractic Therapy

Posted on November 22
in Blog

Cardiovascular and strengthening exercises combined with chiropractic care are important in the management of low back pain.

If a patient has a history of heart problems, it is important for the patient to consult with not only the doctor of chiropractic but their primary care physician to be certain that they can tolerate cardiovascular fitness-promoting activities. Specific instructions are given by the chiropractor with respect to proper exercise for the patient's condition before beginning any exercise program.

In general, a reasonable amount of exercise performed daily and utilizing enjoyable activities is recommended for patients undergoing chiropractic treatment.

Mattress Guidelines for Sleep Comfort

Posted on October 03
in Blog

The right mattress can really help one have a good night's sleep and wake up feeling rested and refreshed. Sleeping on the wrong mattress can cause sleeplessness, back pain, and overall aches and pains. For people with a back problem, a mattress that isn't a good fit can make the pain worse.

When searching for the best mattress, remember that mattresses are largely a matter of personal preference. There is no single type of mattress or bed that works well for all people, and there is no best mattress for back problems. Likewise, there is no single sleep position known to be best for all people. This is due to several factors:

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