Many Americans suffer from back pain brought on by arthritis or mechanical issues, including posture and how you move. These cases of back pain can often be treated with stretching and strengthening exercises.
With temperatures dropping, the urge to sit inside and curl up on the couch is becoming harder to deny, especially if you’re feeling stiff or sick from the cold. However, it’s important to make sure that you are taking care of your body and staying healthy throughout all seasons.
It’s that time of year again where we all promise ourselves to make more frequent visits to the gym, eat healthier, and shed a few pounds. But how successful is this overdone New Year’s Resolution? Sure, it sounds great on paper but is it really enough motivation to get us to the gym at the crack of dawn?
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain at some point in their life, with most thinking they’re just inevitable. However, there are many precautionary measures people can take to improve back health now and make for a much more comfortable future.
There are many races in the Triad area this fall, from 5Ks to marathons. No matter what kind of race you’re training for, or even if you’re running for the fun of it, here’s what you need to know about injury prevention and treatment.
An abnormal curve of the spine, resembling an “S” or “C” may be scoliosis, a common musculoskeletal disorder. Scoliosis is especially common in adolescents, but can affect adults as well, often for varying reasons.
Trampolines are commonplace in many backyards across the country. Children spend countless summer hours on trampolines, but the danger of trampoline use was put back into the spotlight recently after a three-year-old boy in Florida was injured on a trampoline and required a body cast for recovery.
Even the busiest person can find a spare minute in their day to exercise. That’s good news because a recent study has found that women who get just one minute of exercise per day had four percent higher bone density. If you have two minutes, that’s even better! Those who exercised for over two minutes had a bone density six percent higher than those who exercise under one minute per day.
The discs in your spine are shock-absorbing rings that allow enough flexibility and movement, while still protecting your spine. Each disc has a dense wall around the inner fluid component which adjusts to the pressure placed on your spine.
Arthritis could be caused by about 100 different diseases, but it all leads to one main symptom: inflammation of the joints. Inflammation is the body’s way of fighting off injury or infection, and it is completely healthy for short periods of time. However, arthritis can cause severe, long-term inflammation which will eventually kill joint tissue.