We are quickly approaching the gardening season, if we haven’t already. Gardening is a great way to stay active, enjoy the outdoors and improve your overall health. Have you thought about your posture while you are gardening? Unfortunately, gardening requires us to be bent over for prolonged periods of time.
Stretching in general is a hot topic for health care professionals. There seems to be a growing body of evidence supporting a dynamic warm-up prior to athletic activities, as opposed to static stretching. A dynamic warm-up is the process of performing controlled exercise drills designed to gently introduce the tissues in our body to a…Details
Back pain, especially lower back pain, is an ailment that will affect more than 85 percent of Americans at some point. For those that suffer from chronic back pain, looking for natural ways to alleviate pain is much preferable to living on pain meds. Often, these painkillers don’t offer much relief and only treat the…Details
Sports injuries that cause back pain may, for some people, occur more frequently during summer months. The obvious reason is that weather and free time tend to encourage more frequent engagement with running, swimming, cycling and other activities during this time.
There is some evidence that heat will help decrease low back pain. There is little proof that cold will help, but, some people do find that heat or cold help them. Follow these suggestions if you would like to try heat or cold for low back pain.