28 October 2015
Visiting a massage therapist can be an effective way to successfully manage anything from everyday aches and pains to injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident. What you might not know, however, is that your local massage therapist can provide positive results for a variety of other health issues. If you've experienced positive results in the past with massage and are looking for a way to deal with your current health complaints without the use of medication, seeking massage therapy might be the answer.
27 October 2015
Whether you're young, old, or somewhere in between, chances are you've experienced the sensation of your back tightening up. Perhaps when you stand, reach down, or otherwise stretch, your back makes cracking or popping noises. The sensation of back tightness can come from lack of movement, age, or poor posture, but a massive life change isn't required to improve the problem. If your back feels tight or stiff, try these simple steps to loosen yourself up.
29 September 2015
Back pain is an incredibly common problem in the United States; in a period of 90 days, around a quarter of adults have at least one day of back pain. And one of the difficulties with back pain is that it can have so many potential causes. That means many people must both spend time managing symptoms while also trying to find or treat the underlying cause of their pain.
28 September 2015
If you struggle with pain in your lower back and it's starting to affect how you work and live your life, it's time to find treatment for your injury. If you don't want to take medication on a regular basis and the doctors don't have any options other than surgery, it's time to see an alternative medical professional. You'll want to start by seeing a chiropractor, and then trying these other options as well.
25 September 2015
Acupuncture, Valerie Hobbs of BabyCenter explains, is safe during pregnancy. In fact, Valerie even notes that it can be helpful in reducing stress, morning sickness, pain, depression and other issues women face during pregnancy. If you're pregnant and going for acupuncture, though, make sure to let your acupuncturist know you're pregnant -- even if it's early in your pregnancy. Tell Your Acupuncturist You're Pregnant Anytime you go to an acupuncturist while pregnant, you should mention that you're carrying an unborn infant.
23 September 2015
Martial arts practice can be hard on your back even if it doesn't get hit or kicked. While an impact related injury is the most obvious danger to your back, there are other activities that may cause back injuries or aggravate an existing problem. Potential causes of back issues include: Falls Martial arts styles such as Judo, Aikido, and Jiu Jitsu emphasize throws and control of an opponent through joint manipulation.
23 September 2015
If you've ever been to a back pain specialist, you know that nutrition plays a big role in your body's ability to ward off pain. Eating well can energize your body, make exercise easier, and help you lose weight, which reduces the strain on your joints and back. What you may not realize is that some foods actually help reduce inflammation, and that can also ease your back pain. The meal described below is made almost exclusively from foods reputed to reduce inflammation and strengthen bones.