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What is Spinal Stenosis? Part 2

October 24, 2016

Spinal Stenosis and the Aging Spine Spinal stenosis is related to degeneration in the spine and usually will become significant in the 5th decade of life and extend throughout every subsequent age group. As it is a gradual process and rarely causes immediate symptoms, the subtle changes of spinal stenosis often result in a gradual...  read more

What is Spinal Stenosis? Part 1

Some people are born with a congenital form, but most develop spinal stenosis as part of the degenerative cascade. A few do not feel any effects of the narrowing, but as part of the aging process, most people will eventually notice radiating pain, weakness, and/or numbness secondary to the compression of the nerves or spinal...  read more

Minor Back Injury & Pain: How To Get Back on Your Feet

September 26, 2016

This textbook dictionary definition eloquently explains what falling means. Gravity is constantly pulling us towards the ground with profound effect on posture and overall health. Throw the likelihood of traumatic falls and you have unlimited potential to cause bodily harm. It’s safe to assume that each of us will experience some type of fall in...  read more

12 Tips for Avoiding Low Back Pain While Raking Leaves

September 9, 2016

There are many things to look forward to as Fall arrives; cooler temperatures, comfy sweaters, the smell of a fire burning in the fireplace and the changing colors of the trees, to name a few. Raking leaves on a crisp autumn afternoon can be an enjoyable way to spend a fall afternoon soaking up the...  read more

A Beginner’s Guide to Joint Health

September 6, 2016

We know that we have joints, and we know that they help us move, but many of us don’t pay as much attention to them as we should. A recent survey found that nearly seven in 10 Americans over age 34 experience occasional joint stiffness, and 62% of Gen Xers—now in their late 30s and...  read more

8 Ways to Keep Bones Healthy and Strong

August 8, 2016

Osteoporosis can make you weak, but here are ways to keep bones healthy and strong. As many as half of all women and one­-fourth of all men older than 50 will fracture a bone at some point due to osteoporosis. Whether you are young and still building bone or older and trying to preserve it,...  read more

10 Ways to Build Healthy Bones (and Keep Them Strong)

July 25, 2016

Weak bones may seem like a problem of aging, but there’s plenty we can do early in life (in our teens and 20s) to make sure bones stay healthy down the line. Bones are quite literally the support system of the body, so it’s super important to keep them strong and healthy. Bones are continuously...  read more

Best Foods for Healthy Bones

July 8, 2016

What are the best foods for healthy bones? Eat these to help fight osteoporosis. Build a strong structure When it comes to building strong bones, there are two key nutrients: calcium and vitamin D. Calcium supports your bones and teeth structure, while vitamin D improves calcium absorption and bone growth. These nutrients are important early...  read more

Swimming Exercises for Lower Back Pain

June 21, 2016

Most lower back pain results from strained muscles or ligaments, and though often painful, usually resolves on its own. Structural problems in the spine, such as herniated discs, sometimes require surgical intervention. Swimming provides a nonweight-bearing environment in which to exercise the large muscles in the back and the smaller muscle groups that help support...  read more

Back Pain and Summer Heat

June 3, 2016

Whether or not you love the heat, here’s how the hot weather may affect your back pain. How weather affects pain levels Pressure. Changes in barometric pressure are commonly linked with pain. When there is high pressure in the atmosphere, it pushes on your skin and the liquids in your body to be smaller. Low...  read more

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