Gardening With Back Pain

With gardening season in full swing, it’s the perfect time to share a few tips to help prevent back pain. Gardening can be great exercise, meaning it might actually help prevent or alleviate back pain when done correctly. 

Benefits of regular exercise include:

  • Helps reduce the frequency or severity of flare-ups in your pain
  • Keeps the spine both functional and mobile
  • Burns calories to help you maintain a healthy weight
  • Produces endorphins (nature’s painkillers) to elevate your mood and fight depression

Keep reading for several tips on gardening with back pain.

How Stress Affects Back Pain

April is National Stress Awareness Month, meaning it’s the perfect time for us to talk about how stress affects back pain. Stress is incredibly common among working adults in the US. A recent study found that on average over 60% of working adults feel stressed three or more workdays each week. This finding means that on any given workday,

Resolve To Maintain A Healthy Spine

Welcome to 2020! Who’s determined to make this their best year yet? We know we are! To kick off the year with a bang, we decided to provide you with some reasonable resolutions to make if you’re suffering from back or neck pain.

Resolutions can be difficult to maintain throughout the year, but we believe slow implementation is the key.

What Is A Healthy Weight For Your Spine?

What is a healthy weight for your spine? We know there is plenty of information to be found online regarding what a healthy weight is. You’ve probably heard that excess weight can cause certain health issues, but did you know that it can stress your spine?

Being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing back pain,

Desk Spine Health

Now that school is back in full swing and those lucky enough to have had the summer off from work are back to the daily grind, it’s time to talk about desk spine health. Did you know that the average American spends 13 hours a day sitting? Between sitting at a desk, in the car,

Tai Chi: Prevent Back Pain

Tai Chi is a form of exercise that is often referred to as meditation in movement. It embodies three main components: movement, breathing, and meditation. In practice, it consists of slow, deliberate movements of the body that involves more movement than yoga, but is less jarring than traditional aerobic activities like running.

In theory,

Water Exercises For Back Pain

Exercise is incredible for keeping your body healthy. But we’ve had more than a few patients tell us how difficult it is for them to exercise with back pain. So, we’ve decided to put together a few water exercises for back pain.

These water exercises will give you all of the benefits of exercising on land,

Meditation For Back Pain Relief

Several recent studies have found meditation for back pain relief an effective treatment. One of the most noticeable differences between meditating for back pain relief and other treatment options is that with meditation, you aren’t having something done to you like a surgery. Instead, you’re doing something for yourself.

Study Results

  • Participants’ perception of pain significantly decreased after just three 20-minute sessions.

Love Your Spine

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we think it’s only fitting to talk about how to love your spine. We know it sounds strange, but showing your spine a little love in a few small ways can have a big impact on your spine health.

So, this Valentine’s Day we encourage you to love yourself by implementing just one of these small changes.

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