When you are living with chronic or acute pain, you may feel like your best hope lies in traditional pain medications. Although these medications can sometimes be effective, they come with some dangerous side effects and a serious risk of addiction. More and more people are turning to alternative therapies for natural pain relief due to these risks. Continue Reading ->
There are very few things in life that we look forward to more than settling in for a good night sleep after a long day. But if you manage to snag eight hours of downtime yet still wake up tired and in pain, your bed may be to blame.
Keep reading for more information on why your mattress matters. Continue Reading ->
A Promising Treatment for Athletes, in Blood
Two of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ biggest stars, Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu, used their own blood in an innovative injury treatment before winning the Super Bowl. At least one major league pitcher, about 20 professional soccer players and perhaps hundreds of recreational athletes have also undergone the procedure, commonly called platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP therapy).
Experts in sports medicine say that if the technique’s early promise is fulfilled, it could eventually improve the treatment of stubborn injuries like tennis elbow and knee tendinitis for athletes of all types. Continue Reading ->
Injections to Kick-Start Tissue Repair
The human body is held together by a network of connective tissues that are highly vulnerable to injury – through exercise, accidents and even the normal lifting, pulling and pushing of daily life.
Few of us, for example, get through life without spraining an ankle. And as many sadly know, once an ankle is badly sprained, it may be sprained again and again. That often happens as well with other body parts: shoulders, wrists, neck, back, jaw, feet, even fingers and toes, all of which are subject to arthritic changes after an injury. Continue Reading ->
Healthy eating and exercise can do much more than trim your waistline. It can do more than help you fit into those jeans you haven’t worn for years. When you make nutrition and exercise a priority, you benefit in not only weight loss but creating healthy habits. If you’re struggling to stay motivated and make healthy choices throughout the year, the following benefits may give you the incentive you need. Continue Reading ->
It is unfortunate that many cases aren’t identified until the curve of the spine is too advanced. At that moment, treatment becomes more arduous and the risk of progression increases threefold. Continue Reading ->
We all know that exercise is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. Many of us are involved in recreational or competitive high-impact sports such as running, basketball, football or soccer. Yet just as important as staying in shape, is making sure the spine is protected and looked after. What is a high impact sport? What impact does it have on the spine? Continue Reading ->
In the sports world, repetitive movements and muscle overuse eventually lead to strain and injury.
The consequences of staring down at our cell phones day in and day out? Text neck. It’s the poor posture that results from your forward head posture and adding tension to your cervical vertebrae that make up part of your spine.