Thursday, December 1, 2016

Stretches To Help Low Back Pain

I thought of these because I used to often recommend a stretch routine for a number of low back pain patients I saw.

My dad hurt his back a bit dragging a small tree that was uprooted during a storm. P.s. It was still heavy. We got him adjusted but he needed something he could do at home.

Two stretches that work really well:

#1 - Knee to Chest - here's how to do it: lay on your back and pull the knee to the chest. Hold for 20 seconds. Do each leg and do some with both legs. Repeat each way 3 times. *if the knee hurts or is injured then hold under the knee.

#2 - Seated, Reach to the Floor Sitting - spread your legs out and reach to the floor. You often can reach a bit further each time. Repeat 3 times and hold for 20 seconds.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Lower Back Stretch Routine!

Activ Chiro may look familiar; that's because I liked his video for the neck curve. I found he has a low back stretches too ---



A good stretch routine for the body really helps to keep you limber and prevent injury... The Back Dr’s specializes in pain relief for the neck and the lower back. We will help you have better posture, get better sleep and help you be more comfortable. Helping you find natural remedies for your active lifestyle.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Two Pillows In One!



It's hard getting the right pillow. Is it too hard? Does it have enough support? The list is endless. This is one reason the Cervical Linear Traction Neck Pillow is so popular. Not only does it give you a great nights sleep, it's just the right firmness, and it gives you good support. I've spoken with a number of people who have loved it so much they have called to thank me. I'm not saying it's for everybody; but it does seem to make most people happy.

So don't be one of those people who stacks another pillow in their closet. If it doesn't work for you, please send it back to me. However there's at least a 9 out of 10 chance you will be very satisfied... The Back Dr’s specializes in pain relief for the neck and the lower back. We will help you have better posture, get better sleep and help you be more comfortable. Helping you find natural remedies for your active lifestyle.

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Jaw Trigger Point Massage...

Have you ever went to bite that apple? Or opened your mouth and heard a big pop? If you look in the mirror opening and closing the mouth, it may seem awkward. Instead of straight up and down your jaw may veer sideways even creating a "Z" pattern. You can often fix this by massaging the muscles. Here's a video on massaging the jaw:



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Friday, September 23, 2016

Check out this detox video. I believe chelation is fine; I wouldn't take medication though...so I wouldn't do that one they are eluding to. I also usual recommend drinking a lot of water. My same rules for the best health applies. Eat right, get good rest, manage your stress levels, exercise, and get your spine adjusted.



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Thursday, September 1, 2016

What Is Cervical Spondylolsis?

This is degeneration of the neck spine. Cervical refers to the neck or C-spine. Spondylolsis means degeneration or break-down.

You may be asking yourself: Do I have any? Unfortunately, most people will get degeneration. Another common term for this break-down is "Arthritis".

What's the best remedy, especially if there's pain. One major key is to align the spine. This keeps the nerves free from pressure and prevents break-down.



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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Standing At Your Desk...

Many people tell me how they only have pain when they get up from a seated position or are seated to begin with. This can be a very low cost way that helps you or your employees. So many I talk too want to rush into a surgery. This will often take a long time to heal, not to mention, cost more than you anticipate. The average back surgery cost tens of thousands and isn't always fully covered. And don't forget, the results aren't always stellar either...

Now they have standing desk stations. Yes, you can attach it to your current desk and stand to work comfortably. This also works well for someone who must move often. No more getting up and down; you are already ready to go. The only negative is if you were planning to nap at work. It's often hard to sleep standing up!

You can even walk on a treadmill and work (Isn't for me) or stand on a balance board. Just as long as your productivity doesn't change...

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Motion Is Life!

Yes, you heard it right. This is a very true statement. Every joint in the body can move, without it there's a problem.

How can we lose that motion? One big one is arthritis. The joints build up degeneration in the form of bone. With this buildup comes reduced motion.

To some extent there is a double edge sword. If you don't move, arthritis more easily builds up. If you have bad motion then arthritis can build up...

In other words we need to exercise, but do it with proper motion and good posture. Not just the joints but other parts of the body work better when we have motion. Blood flows, nutrients flow, waste gets removed, all the way down to the cellular level.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Botox Injections for Neck Pain...



Many who read this won't take any medication for their pain. However sometimes somebody may try something to get over that proverbial 'hump'. I myself like to do as much natural as i can but if that doesn't work - try the meds. That does depend a bit on the side effects. For example someone may get good results taking the Botox for Migraine headaches, but if it's causing severe neck pain?...

Most issues can be solved by correcting your spine and way of life. Typically, what I mean by way of life is diet. what you are doing every day and what you eat on a regular basis can make a huge difference...

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