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Why the Right Running Shoes Can Have a Big Impact on Your Spine

July 15, 2020

If you're new to the sport of running, you may find yourself overwhelmed as you go to buy your first pair of shoes. You may have been ready to buy a new set of dedicated running shoes—but you may not have been ready to decide between "motion control" or "stability" or "cushioning"—or any of the dozens of other varieties of shoes on the market. Pick the best pair of shoes to get you out and moving safely and comfortably. Doing so can prevent a lot of damage in the long run—not just to your spine, but to other critical joints in your body as well. What Do My Shoes Have to Do With My Spine,...Continue Reading

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Easy Steps to Improve Your Posture

June 26, 2020

If you’re one of the 16 million adults in America that suffers from chronic back pain, chances are your posture is part of the problem. Posture refers to the way your skeleton and muscles hold your body up. Good posture achieves what’s called a “neutral spine.” That means all three natural curves of the spine, including the cervical or neck curve, the thoracic curve of your middle spine, and the lumbar curve of your lower spine, are in alignment. Maintaining a neutral spine is a challenge for most of us, though. Here are the common mistakes that lead to bad posture and what you can do to...Continue Reading

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Best Practices for Good Posture and a Healthy Back

December 17, 2019

Tight, sore shoulders and a bad back are just part of everyday life for many Americans. It might be a common problem for older adults, but not taking good care of your back can leave you with a host of health issues at any age. Take a look at these tips for taking care of your back and see if you can improve your health habits! Sleep Right Do you often wake up stiff and sore? Having the wrong support for your spine won't do your sleep or your back any favors. If you're a side sleeper, you may want to use extra pillows to support your head, side, and/or leg. The goal is to keep your spine...Continue Reading

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A Modern Day Arthritis: How to Prevent Text Neck

November 15, 2016

Technology has changed our lives, making everything from communication and sharing information to shopping and navigating more easily and more conveniently, which is why we're glued to our mobile devices more than ever. In fact, according to Informate Mobile Intelligence, Americans spend an average of 4.7 hours per day on their phones. So, it's really no surprise that with the evolution of technology, repetitive stress injuries have also evolved. One of these is commonly referred to as text neck, also frequently called tech neck. The Problem with Text Neck The average human head weighs 10-11...Continue Reading