Carpal Tunnel Prevention Techniques
Wrist Pain, Wrist Ache, Carpal Tunnel, CTS

Rather than dealing with carpal tunnel treatments, it is better to work actively against getting this chronic syndrome in the first place. We are going to discuss some preventative methods you can employ if your job or other activities put you at risk for carpal tunnel.   Periodically Take a Break – If your arm and wrist are feeling strained, it is time to step away from the keyboard for a few minutes. Also, be cautious about neck strain. We will consider later in the article how nerve pain relates to carpal tunnel. If you are worried about what your boss … Continue reading “Carpal Tunnel Prevention Techniques”

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Improving Posture when Sitting to Avoid Neck Injuries
Posture, Neck Pain, Neck Injury, Neck Ache, Sitting at Work

You and Your Posture If you are reading this while sitting with poor posture, then your lungs will not be able to expand to their full capacity. That can result in various injuries, but the scariest part is that sitting with poor posture can begin to feel normal, which can lead to increased muscle tension. That increased muscle tensions can then lead to a person wanting to alleviate that pain by slouching again and soon the cycle become normal. A major cause of poor posture when sitting is the use of a computer, as those who sit and work at … Continue reading “Improving Posture when Sitting to Avoid Neck Injuries”

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Signs of a Weak Spine
Back Pain, Sciatica, Sciatic Nerve

If you have ever had the urge to crack your back, have someone hug you and crack it for you, or crack your neck, you are not alone. Self-cracking one’s spine or neck is something most people, or perhaps everyone, has done at one time or another. Though, one’s ability to crack their neck or back does not mean it is a good practice. It is a sign that their spine is not aligned, and that they need to seek an evaluation from an Upper Cervical Specialist. Below are some other signs that it is time to come in for … Continue reading “Signs of a Weak Spine”

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How to Improve Posture and Prevent Neck Injuries When Sitting
Back Pain, Sore Back, Workplace Injuries

Posture Poor posture can hamper the ability of the lungs to expand and is the primary risk factor in a number of injuries. After a while, poor posture begins to feel normal and proceeds to regress even further from good posture, this is a vicious cycle that leads to muscle tension that leads to even more slouching and slumping. When bad posture feels normal it will become even harder to correct. Who knew that a little slumping and slouching at your computer could lead to so much damage? Computer use is definitely problematic when it comes to posture. Computer users … Continue reading “How to Improve Posture and Prevent Neck Injuries When Sitting”

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5 Steps to Improve the Health of Your Back
5 steps to improve the health of your back

Does Your Back Hurt? If you have back pain you know how debilitating it can be. Back pain is extremely common with 80% of people experiencing back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, back pain is now the single leading cause of disability worldwide. So if you have back pain, what can you do about it? Well, here are 5 simple steps to help you conquer that nagging back injury. Clean up Your Diet Nutrition can play a major role in chronic conditions like lower back pain.  Minimizing your intake of processed foods containing trans fats, sugar, … Continue reading “5 Steps to Improve the Health of Your Back”

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Can Arthritis after Whiplash Injuries Be Prevented?
Can arthritis after whiplash injuries be prevented?

Whiplash Leads to Accelerated Breakdown of the Spine Accidents and injuries will tear loose the connective tissue (Muscles, ligaments and tendons) that holds the spine in place.  This will create a weakness, which will allow the spine to breakdown and lock into a stressed position.  The longer the spine is misaligned the more wearing down of the spinal joints, discs, muscles, etc will take place.  Frequently in upper cervical chiropractic offices we will see patients who have been involved in car crashes.  Not only recent car crashes…but car accidents that have occurred 5, 10 or 15 years before or even longer.  Based on the … Continue reading “Can Arthritis after Whiplash Injuries Be Prevented?”

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