It’s August, like many people, you are probably getting ready to start your back-to-school shopping if you haven’t already. One of the essentials on your list is undoubtedly a backpack. Since backpacks are no longer just for students or the outdoor enthusiast, while you’re at it, you may pick one up for yourself as well. … [Read more...] about Back to School Backpack Safety
Cracking Your Neck – Is It Safe? Neck cracking is the subject of much debate, especially since it was recently reported by Mercy Hospital that a 28-year-old from Oklahoma had suffered a stroke after cracking his own neck. While this is apparently a very rare occurrence, cracking your own neck is definitely a risk that most medical professionals will advise against. … [Read more...] about Is Cracking Your Neck Safe?
It is that time of year again. People are packing up their cars to go on road trips. This year gas prices are expected to be lower than last summer, and according to a research survey conducted by AAA, this may translate into more family vacations. According to the report, driving will account for about 53% of the modes of transportation for family vacations this year. If you suffer from back pain, that may not sound fun. However, there are some ways to help ease back pain caused by driving. … [Read more...] about Ergonomic Driving: Travel Comfort Tips
Unfortunately, for a lot of people, neck and back pain are a constant battle. Traction therapy is a non-surgical option that can relieve neck and back pain by stretching and realigning the spine for many people. Essentially, the purpose is to reverse the effects that gravity has on the spine. … [Read more...] about Traction Therapy in Chiropractic Care
So many people are experiencing back pain at one time or another during their lifetime. A core stabilization exercise, commonly known as the plank, has been building a reputation around the fitness community as a great way to help reduce your risk for back injury and back pain. When performed correctly, plank exercises are touted by many medical professionals and fitness professionals and enthusiasts for helping relieve lower back pain as well. … [Read more...] about Will Doing Planks Help Your Back Pain?