Monday, January 16, 2017

After Neck Surgery

So many people call me and ask me: "what pillow should I use after surgery?" The answer is the Cervical Linear Traction Neck Pillow. Why? Really, because it holds you in place. The traction will be so minimal it won't affect anything. Also, we want the neck in as good alignment as possible.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Should I Take Vitamin D?

I must say, D has become the super vitamin. It may help a lot, and be an immune system helper. We know also that it works with other vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K and calcium.

The best way to get it though, is from the sun. That does depend on the time of year and your latitude. In the summer you get more of course. If you live in the north, you probably get vitamin d in the summer months. The sun is higher and has more direct rays.

We don't all get vitamin D all year so we may need to supplement...

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

"Staying At Your Best Health"

What do we need to do to be your best health? There's some major things we need to do: Eat right - and that encompasses a few things, Exercise - just get up and move. Get good sleep - the Traction Pillow helps. Manage stress level - it may not directly cause anything, but it can affect everything. Last, get your spine checked - seeing your chiropractor and getting adjusted regularly keeps your spine in good shape. I'll go into more specifics in our next blog...

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Monday, December 19, 2016

I Met Many People Who Use A Pretty Flat Pillow...

Why is using a pretty flat pillow no good? You have curves in the spine that should be maintained. A "C" curve in the neck, a curve the opposite way in the mid-back, and a "C" again in the low back (more of an ellipse though). This is when looking at our body from the side of course. From the front view - we are straight up and down.



To maintain those curves we need support when we sleep. A flat pillow is flattening out the curve. Also, if we have no curve or even an accentuated curve in part of the spine, it affects the rest of the spine. For example, if the head is perched forward it will often cause the lower back to extend backward more.

Lastly, any deviation from the normal, puts pressure on nerves an causes unwanted imbalances.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Improve The C-curve Of The Neck...

Using my cervical linear traction neck pillow helps my neck's c-curve; what else can I do?:

Try these neck exercises to accentuate that curve as well:



I would recommend this along with true neck traction and periodic chiropractic adjustments as well.

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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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