Posts in Tips for Your Spine
Say Goodnight to Morning Stiffness

One of the most common complaints we hear from new patients is that they suffer from stiffness in the morning. “First movement” pain or morning stiffness is usually present for anywhere from 15-45 minutes. As the day progresses, the stiffness subsides, only to come back with a vengeance in the evening. Here’s what you need to know about morning stiffness and how we can help.

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May is Correct Posture Month!

What better way to celebrate Correct Your Posture Month than by taking care of your spine? The spine is the central support system of the body, meaning it puts in a lot of hard work. It’s important that we show our spine some love, and one way to do that is by maintaining proper posture. When you practice great posture, you can improve not only the health of spine, but of your body as a whole! Here are our tips.

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The Epidemic of Text Neck

Technology is at an all time high level worldwide. Tasks and jobs are easier than ever thanks to the advancement of electric, computer and smartphone technology. Things that used to take hours or even days are now being completed in a matter of minutes or even seconds. However, like almost everything else in life, with the good comes the bad. In “exchange” for this simplicity of life comes a degeneration of proper posture. Here’s what you need to know about text neck.

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Too Much Standing?

As a patient at our chiropractic practice, you’ve probably heard us talk about how important it is to maintain proper posture. Whether you are sitting, standing, walking, or even laying down, good posture helps us to position ourselves so the least amount of strain possible is put on our muscles and ligaments. For those that have to spend the majority of the day standing, here are our tips for proper posture.

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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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