Posts in Tips for Your Spine
Could Cell Phone Use Be Hurting Your Posture?

Cell phones provide us with the ability to communicate with our family and friends, search the internet, take photographs, and play games all from the the palm of our hand. So what could be wrong with these convenient and easy to use mobile devices that are such a large part of our day-to-day lives?

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Is Your Back Pain Caused By Dehydration?

When you’re dehydrated, water is taken from the spinal discs that are located between every other vertebra, causing your back to ache. When these discs aren’t properly hydrated, the spine ends up taking on the full shock of the body’s movements, which results in pain. Here’s what you need to know.

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Tips For A Healthy Spine

When you think about a healthy lifestyle, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it food? Exercise? Those components are incredibly important, but if you aren’t thinking about your spine, then you are missing out on a key element of good health. Here are some tips to help promote good spinal health.

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Avoid Injuries from Overuse

Whether you’re new to chiropractic or not, you probably already know how important upper body and core strength is to proper posture. With a strong core, you will be well on your way to a healthy spine! In order to maintain that strength, you have to be on the lookout for overuse injuries. Here are our tips to avoid those injuries.

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The Importance of Sitting Up Straight

Remember when you were a kid, and your mom would tell you not to make funny faces, or your face would freeze like that? Okay, that one's not true, but she was right when she told you to sit up straight! In today's world, so many people are working sedentary jobs that require them to sit for hours on end. Whether you're sitting at your desk at work, at a baseball game, or in front of the TV at home, good posture is imperative...your spine's health depends on it! Furthermore, poor posture is a leading contributor to back pain.

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Love Your Spine This Valentine's Day!

Valentine’s Day is here, and we are feeling the love! Usually, we spend this day showering our significant others with love, affection, gifts, cards, and candy. In fact, millions and millions of dollars are spent on Valentine's Day in the U.S. But this year, we are doing things a little bit differently. We challenge you to show your spine the love it deserves! Here are a few suggestions.

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The Situation with Over-Sitting

It is common knowledge among experts that pain in the lower back is related to sitting for extended periods of time. In today's world, the majority of us spend most of our day doing just that: we sit during the commute to work, we sit while we work at our desks, we sit while we watch TV to relax. We sure do spend a lot of time sitting!

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4 Tips for Runners

It may seem like it's too hot out to enjoy a nice run, but soon enough we'll be enjoying the fall and spending more time outside. Running is a great way to get in your cardiovascular exercise. Whether you're new to running or just getting started, it's important to ensure you're taking care of your knees and spine so that you can keep running for many years to come. Here's what you need to know:

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Is Your Pain Hurting More Than Just You?

Low back pain is most commonly associated with jobs that involve physical labor. However, over 80% of the U.S. population complains of low back pain. While those with physical jobs are easily excused from work due to low back pain, those who spend most of the time at a desk are not. If your back pain is at a level where you're thinking about missing work, it is affecting more than just you and it's time to correct the problem instead of just masking it with pain killers.

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5 Tips to Tackle Back to School

Back to school started last week, and if you have college students will be going on over the next couple of week. This means many trips to the store, heavy backpacks, books, and much more. This is great for you and your kids but the heavy backpacks coupled with bad posture can hurt your kids in the long run. So, here are 5 back to school tips to keep you and the family healthy:

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How to Deal With Neck Pain

Most of us go through each day with some kind of ache or pain that we are essentially ignoring. Pain is a sign that something isn't quite right, and neck pain can be particularly debilitating. Neck pain is usually caused by muscle strain. You'll typically feel it on one side of the neck more than the other. The most common course of action is stretching and taking pain relievers and hoping it sorts itself out. However, if your neck pain is accompanied by other symptoms it may be a cause for concern. Here's why:

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Are Your Feet To Blame For Your Back Pain?

Anyone who has suffered from back pain knows how debilitating it can be. With over 80% of the U.S. population complaining of back pain, it is a pretty common occurrence, and therefore, important to understand what causes it. Your feet are likely the culprit. Here's why:

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Which Yoga Style Is Right For You?

As a chiropractor, I am regularly recommending stretches to patients to relieve pain and tension in problem areas. I am often asked if yoga would help. The answer is usually yes depending on the patients condition. But it is not as simple as that because there are actually many different types of yoga. Some styles are better for beginners while others styles work well for certain conditions. Yoga is meant to be a de-stressing activity so I wanted to take a moment to point you in the right direction by breaking down the top seven yoga styles.

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The Effects of Travel

Summer is here which likely means travel is in your future. While vacationing is a lot of fun, trips can cause a lot of stress and strain on your body. I like to think of it as travel is the toll worthy paying to get to the destination. However, if you can avoid the strains even better. So here are some of the common strains from travel and my recommendations to reduce the toll they take on your body:

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