Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Article in the NY Times!

A pillow we recommend has gotten the attention of the NY Times...

You guessed it...The Cervical Traction Neck Pillow. My interviewer noted she has often struggled with getting the right pillow. She gave this pillow a try and had good things to say.

Read her article here:

NY Times H&G

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  • Wednesday, February 4, 2015

    The Eight Hour Sleep Myth...


    In the past we really didn't sleep 8 hours at a time, it was broken up into two 4 hour chunks. Anyway that was the subject of a BBC news magazine article I read... Here's the link: "BBC News Magazine" What I have learned is that people will typically sleep around 6-9 hours a night. If you wake up rested and usually feel good you are probably doing alright. I will recommend a neck pillow however because you may sleep ok for 8 hours, but is it the best sleep you can get?


    The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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    Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    How To Use A Lumber Belt

    Here's an example of my low back belt...I I couldn't explain it better than I could show it...

    The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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    Monday, January 5, 2015

    Your Doctor Isn't GOD!


    Some docs think they're like God; watch out for those guys.  I know many people that are almost afraid to go to their medical doctor for fear they get prescribed something dangerous or that doesn't work, maybe both, they get sent for unnecessary tests, or go under the knife with little chance of improvement, in fact, big chance of being worse.


    Some things may seem obvious to you but if there was no professional study on it, your doc may not take your word for it... So if your doctor alway has to be right or doesn't really listen to you, pleas see another one.

    Captain Obvious video: (this one might be for hotels.com)



    The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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    Monday, December 22, 2014

    "I Strained My Back Putting Up The Tree..."

    There are a whole lotta ways we strain our backs. Keep in mind that, it usually been building up, which is why it can happen quite easily. For example, you may think: "I wasn't really doing anything, why does my back hurt". When, in fact, you got in a small fender bender, shoveled the driveway two times in the last week, and sat for exorbinate amounts of time at work for the last three days. All of these things may have predisposed you for a major back pain episode to occur. So you see, it wasn't just getting set for the holiday, but a number of things leading up to this point.

    The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    Dr David Katz on "The Doctors"

    Thought this was interesting - this is a supplement that has been shown to give a lot of joint pain relief! Watch the video as Dr Katz explains it!


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    Monday, December 8, 2014

    I'm Making A Long Car Ride, What Is Best To Take?



    When making a long trip, the key is to be prepared.  So besides the usual, got gas, got water... You need to make sure your back has what it needs too! 

    I would recommend an ice pack.  Take one of those soft coolers; you can easily put the ice pack in there.  Take a bottle of Biofreeze; that's always good to have and easy to travel with.

    The main thing is to take periodic breaks, where you get up and move around.  The same thing goes when you're on a plane.  If you're having a current episode a tens unit may be good to take too.  I don't know if you should have it out on a plane...but if you're driving somewhere it's good to have.


    Lastly, your car probably has a good lumbar support, but if you feel like you want more support or just a better support, bring something like a Sitback rest or slim rest along.

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    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    Why Torture Yourself...


    Here's the scenario; you wrench your back moving somefurniture.  Use that heat pack and/or Biofreeze you have.  Why Torture Yourself just trying to keep going or toughing it out for days.

    "I'm just too busy to stop and sit with the heat or put gel on my back, besides I can't reach anyway."

    C'mon now, let's not make excuses.  Let the hot shower soak on the back, have someone apply it for you, etc... And take a break, heal your wounds.  If not, you may be worthless for days?


    So next time this sort of thing happens, do the right thing and tend to your body.  If you give you back love, it will love you back.

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    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    Your Returning Neck Pain Might Be Due To Your Pillow?

    Chiropractic adjustment help to align the spine but if you constantly work to undo those treatments, you are not doing yourself any favors.  It's sort of like walking up the down escalator; it takes a lot of work to go anywhere.

    If you feel good after your treatment but keep waking up the next day with pain, you have to ask yourself: "what may I be doing?"  A recent person described to me a pillow that wasn't giving him support anymore.  On his side, he literally had a huge neck and head tilt...  Keep doing that at night and this will become your posture.

    The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

    How Does Stretching Help My Back?

    Stretching may alleviate pain in the back.  It can do this for 3 reasons:
    1) it keeps things loose and mobil - motion is a big key.  They often say "motion is life".  When an area moves like it should #'s 2 and 3 increase.
    2) it increases blood flow - when an area can get more blood it can get all the nutrients it needs. Healing cells likes macrophages, and other white blood cells, water, and more.
    3) it increases oxygen flow to the area - oxygen is a major player when it comes to healing.  Oxygen is known to heal and revitalize many tissues, muscle is just one of them.


    These are the technical reasons it can help with back pain, but if you know it feels good, you'll most likely do it for that reason alone.

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