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Yoga has become a popular way for people to stay healthy. The combination of stretching, exercise, and improved core strength can prove to be beneficial to the body and the mind. However, a recent study reviewed individuals with osteoporosis and yoga positions they should avoid to prevent injury. Benefits of Yoga Many people enjoy yoga […]

4 Simple Stretches for Back Pain

March 15th, 2019 Posted in Treatments

Physical therapy is a common nonsurgical treatment for chronic back and or neck pain. An important part of physical therapy is stretching. Let’s take a look at what stretching is and why play such an important role in treating chronic pain associated with the spine. image Why is Stretching Important? When people suffer from chronic pain they tend to become less active. This is understandable. But, […]

Back pain can be caused by numerous things: an injury, congenital condition or simply from aging. In addition, recent studies are looking to see if back pain can be related to diabetes! What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition in which the levels of glucose in your blood are too high. Glucose is a sugar […]

Today were going to talk about three conditions of the spine known as scoliosis, lordosis and kyphosis. Each of these conditions relates to an abnormal curvature of the spine. Let’s take a look at what each of them are and who is at risk for them. Spine Anatomy…with a Twist If you’re a loyal reader […]

A History of Spinal Injury Treatments

February 19th, 2019 Posted in Treatments

The first known record of a spine injury is from about 3000BC. It makes you wonder…how did they treat spinal injuries back then? Here’s a brief glimpse into the history of spinal injury treatments. Early History of Spinal Injury Treatments Spinal Traction There wasn’t much documentation about the treatment methods for these injuries back then. […]

Humans are not the only ones to suffer from spinal conditions. Animals can suffer from spinal injuries, issues related to spinal degradation and can be born with spinal deformities. One example of the latter is Short Spine Syndrome, a rare condition that only about 30 dogs around the world have. Meet Cooper Meet Cooper. Cooper […]

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become brittle and can often lead to painful spinal conditions. Let’s take a look at how osteoporosis and the spine are related. What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition in which the individual has weak and or brittle bones. This makes them more prone to bone fractures. […]

Negativity Hurts / Positivity Heals

January 24th, 2019 Posted in Treatments

What role does mood play in your chronic pain? As it turns out, your mood can play a significant role in how you perceive and cope with pain…and positivity helps! Chronic Pain and Depression – The Downward Spiral Pain can put you in a negative frame of mind. Not surprisingly, studies have shown that chronic […]

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