A Healthy Diet for Spine Health

It’s practically a job in itself to have to alter your diet for every little thing. Whether it’s fighting allergies, losing weight, or helping relieve pain, there seems to always be something.

With spine health, there’s always the reaction of “I think I’ll need surgery,” but truth be told, you might not. In fact, sometimes it just takes some minor adjustments to your diet to make sure you have the health of your bones in mind. After all, your spine is a pretty important part of your body! Here are a few things for you to keep in mind.

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Three Easy Tips for Preventing Osteoporosis

As you grow older, your bones begin to thin and cannot be stopped completely. Because of this, their ability to break is heightened, and the concern regarding osteoporosis becomes more evident. 

However, it’s important to remember that osteoporosis isn’t “just another part of aging.” In fact, there are many ways that you can work to maintain bone health and prevent osteoporosis from childhood through adulthood. Here are three simple tips to remember that can help!

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What Parents Need to Know About Sports Injuries and Concussions

As parents, we often spend a lot of time worrying over the safety of our children. This is especially true for parents with kids that are involved in sports. But, what can you know about sports injuries and concussions that may help ease your mind just a bit?

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Should You Exercise Through Lower Back Pain?

Man swimming in poolAccording to the American Physical Therapy Association, two thirds of Americans have lower back pain sometime during their lives. It’s what to do with and about that pain that matters.  Should you exercise through lower back pain? The common sense answer to you now may be:  if “it hurts when you do this,” then don’t do it.   Continue reading

Preventing Falls In the Fall

Couple walking outside

A fall can happen anywhere and at any time, but sadly, according to the CDC an older adult dies every twenty minutes from a fall, and they mostly happen in the home. Since September 22 –  28 is Fall Prevention Awareness Week, it’s the perfect time to inventory your own home and those of loved ones. Preventing falls in the fall and every other season just takes some thoughtful evaluation and a few adjustments.

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Can Foods Help Fight Osteoarthritis Pain?

Back PainOsteoarthritis is a degenerative chronic condition, and 27 million Americans suffer from its painful symptoms everyday. If you don’t have osteoarthritis, it’s likely you know someone who does. With age and overuse, the cartilage between the bones in our joints begins to deteriorate causing stiffness, loss of flexibility, and pain.

It is typically found in the hands, hips, knees, lower back and neck. Of late, researchers are beginning to consider osteoarthritis a disease of the whole joint.

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How to Protect your Spine in Warm Weather

Spine IssuesWhen it’s warmer outside, it is natural to spend more time being active outside. Along with all of the benefits of sunshine, fresh air and exercise, warm weather also brings more opportunities to tweak or injure the spine.Here are some tips to protect your neck and spine while still enjoying the outdoors and all the activity it brings. Continue reading