Thursday, February 16, 2017

Why Is The Neck Roll So Important?



One of the biggest Neck misalignments out there is loss of the cervical curve. If you have a straight curvature, otherwise known as a military neck. Then there is a reversed curve or kyphotic neck. This is where the spine goes in the opposite direction.

A kyphotic area like the thoracic or dorsal spine is a curve that opens towards the front of our body. A lordosis or a lordotic curve opens (the neck or low back) towards our posterior or towards our back.

The body is made like this to keep our spines as healthy and strong as possible.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The NecK Roll...



Here I am showing you how to do a good neck roll. I learned it from my Chiropractor, now I wanted to share it with all of you... 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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Thursday, February 2, 2017

How important Is It I Have A neck Roll?

It is very important your pillow has a neck roll and gives you good support. Often if your pillow is too soft or old, it has lost its support. We need the neck roll because it keeps A "C" curve in the neck. When you have a "C" curve of the neck, the nerve fibers have no pressure. But when we lose that curvature we get pression nerves which could lead to problems. This may not just be in pain it may also mean tingling, numbness, weakness, or something else. The bottom line here is that for our bodies to work like they should we need to have the nerves free of pressure because any pressure equals a problem. A pillow that doesn't give support allows your neck to flatten out - exactly what you don't want. 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, 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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