Relieve Heel Pain From Plantar Fasciitis

Exercises to relieve heel pain from plantar fasciitis includes stretching the Achilles tendon and the calf muscles. This can be accomplished by placing one foot 6 to 12 inches in front of the other, and slowly squatting while keeping both heels on the floor. Lean against a table or sturdy chair to maintain balance. When the heel of the rear foot […]

After Pregnancy Care Of The Lower Back

Always remember to lift properly with your “nose and toes” in alignment to prevent lower back pain. If you’re lifting with the baby in front of you, the lower back is stronger than if the lift occurs with the lower back twisted. This is very important when using an infant car seat. The use of a […]

How Can I Sleep Better?

Your browser does not support the audio element. I am asked many times “what can I do to get a better night’s sleep”? There are many factors that influence our sleep habits and ability to fall asleep. Back and neck pain are adversely affected by poor sleep. Some issues are well known, but others are less evident. […]

Decrease Neck & Back Pain by Improving Sleep Habits

There are a number of factors that you can control to help you obtain a good and restful night of sleep. This article will examine proven methods that can be used to help you sleep and decrease your neck and back pain. Have you been having a problem obtaining a restful night of sleep? What helps […]

Posture At The Computer

Technology is changing rapidly in our culture. More and more companies are allowing workers to be at home using their computers and interfacing with others at work or a company client. Work posture is important for many reasons, not only at the job site, but at home. Poor posture results in increased headaches, neck pain […]

Posture When Driving

If you have ever been on a long distance car trip, you may recall all the aches and pains caused by sitting for long periods of time. Your posture while driving can make a difference. This article discusses some tips and ideas to make your next car trip more enjoyable. The information can result in […]

Comfort During Airline Travel

Airline passengers are all too familiar with the uncomfortable seating on airplanes. This article includes useful suggestions for packing, lifting and carrying your suitcase, as well as in flight and post flight tips to help ease neck, back and extremity discomfort. Hopefully these ideas will make your air travel as comfortable as possible. Lifting and […]

Air Travel, Jet Lag, and Sleep Disturbance

Long distance air travel is becoming more common. Americans are traveling overseas and crossing many time zones as a result. Distance travel is exciting, but there can be side effects to the body. Jet lag affects us by altering the circadian rhythm our body is accustomed to in our normal time zone. East to west travel is […]

Upper Back Pain

There are many causes of upper back pain, but one problem that often escapes detection is a bursitis problem under the scapula or shoulder blade. Many times this is a source of chronic and episodic flare-up pain that can be disabling from work or sport. The condition may become acute with trauma or an event […]

How Important Is Spinal Disc Nutrition

Proper nutrition to the spinal intervertebral disc is necessary to minimize and slow the degenerative process of the disc. Oxygen and glucose are necessary for the life of the cells within the disc, but other nutrients are needed to maintain the integrity of the disc material. Studies have shown that if there is a loss […]

Stretching Exercises for the Neck and Upper Back

This article outlines a few basic stretches for the Neck and Upper Back. These stretches are meant to provide you with some daily stretching activity that can provide relief for stiffness and tightness in the muscles and joints. Basic stretching exercises are easy to perform and the results can be helpful in controlling intermittent neck and upper back […]

Preparing For Fall Yard Clean Up

Preparing our yards or cleaning the shed or garage for the winter months presents us with additional activities that seem to bring on back or neck pain. It can be a new injury or a flare-up of an old problem. Nevertheless taking a few minutes to prepare yourself before you begin your task can save […]