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Prevent Spring Back Pain

Prevent Spring Back Pain

Get Outdoors and Soak Up That Sunshine After a long winter of up-and-down temperatures, high winds, and snow, Spring is a welcome relief. Spring is the time to throw open the windows to air out your home, get outdoors, and yes, clean! Spring maintenance generally surrounds yard work: cleaning gutters, clearing and planting your garden, mulching, raking the lawn, setting up patio furniture, and prepping your pool for summer. In fact, most people increase their physical activity once the warm weather strikes because they finally get out and walk or run, ride a bike, roller skate, skateboard, play tennis, you ...
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Stay Hydrated To Prevent Back Pain

Stay Hydrated To Prevent Back Pain

Water and Wellness One of the most common tips for staying healthy is to drink plenty of water and keep your body hydrated. But why? Why is water so important? It's a fact that: Water is the source of all life. Your body is 45-60% water. Every system in your body requires water to function. If your body doesn't have enough water, it can't perform at its best. Dehydration can lead to fatigue, dizziness, muscle cramps, headaches, and back pain. Water is the most important thing to drink for a healthy back. It allows nutrients to travel to the major ...
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Love Your Spine By Building Strong Bones

Love Your Spine By Building Strong Bones

Love Your Spine As a child, you learn to drink milk because "milk builds strong bones." It's actually the calcium within milk and other dairy products that builds bones and maintains bone structure, even the ones located in your spine. According to American Bone Health, 75% of Americans do not get enough calcium. But why is calcium so significant? Spinal Structure The main part of your spine is made up of 24 bones, called vertebrae, that are held together by muscles, joints, and ligaments to form the spinal column: The Cervical (Neck) Region contains 7 vertebrae. The Thoracic (Chest) Region contains 12 vertebrae. The ...
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Prevent Winter Back Pain

Prevent Winter Back Pain

The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway Unless you're Elsa, those suffering from back or neck pain may notice that their symptoms worsen in cold weather. While the exact science is uncertain, the reason could be that muscles, joints, and ligaments stiffen in lower temperatures. Your spine is made up of over 120 muscles, 100 joints, and 220 ligaments that work together to keep your spine stable and maintain your flexibility and range of movement. Because of this, it's important to treat your spine right and practice good posture when sitting, exercise and strengthen your core muscles, and eat a balanced diet ...
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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Dashing Through The Snow When it comes to Buffalo's weather system, anything is possible. There are times where it feels like we've experienced all four seasons in a handful of days, times when we think the high temperatures will never break, and times when we fear winter is never going to end. But one thing you can always count on is the snow! While we've been fortunate with mild temperatures and minimal snowfall, we are only on the cusp of winter, meaning the snow is coming. So as we sing about how "the weather outside is frightful, but the fire ...
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Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Trick-Or-Treat Yourself To Some Pumpkin No, we're not joking. Pumpkin, a member of the gourd family, has become one of the most iconic symbols of Halloween. While your children, nieces, and nephews, are busy thinking up new things to carve into their pumpkins, you should be thinking up new ways to add pumpkin to your diet! After all, regular physical activity and a healthy diet improve both your overall health and your spine health. Your spine is instrumental in providing the body with strength, support, flexibility, and a range of movements. Treat your body right and reduce the chance of ...
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Prevent Autumn Back Pain

Prevent Autumn Back Pain

Falling leaves aren't the only thing to worry about this season. Football. Bonfires. Comfy sweaters. Pumpkin spice. Halloween. There are so many things we associate with fall, and yet back pain generally isn't one of them–but it should be. Back pain can occur along any part of the spine, usually as the result of injury or overuse of muscles, ligaments, and joints. Running. Jumping. Bending. Twisting. Lifting. These movements all put additional stress on the spine which can result in sprains and strains that, when combined with inflammation, can cause chronic pain that can continue or worsen over time if not ...
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Foods To Help Reduce Inflammation

Foods To Help Reduce Inflammation

Suffering From Chronic Spine Pain? According to the American Chiropractic Association 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time. Why does this statistic matter? It's a reminder to anyone suffering from chronic pain that they are not alone. Back or neck pain can happen to anyone at any age, of any ethnicity, at any level of fitness. There is no "one size fits all" solution to reducing chronic pain, because each person is different. However, there are several things you can do to help reduce or prevent back pain. The spine has an excellent memory. It's true! Your ...
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Preventing Summer Back Pain

Preventing Summer Back Pain

Whether it is the humidity or increased activity, summer can be a time of increased back pain for some. With the beautiful weather and unlimited activities, it is only natural that you want to soak up as much outdoor time as possible. However, if you have back pain, the warm weather can bring more opportunities to injure your spine. While spending time enjoying the fresh air, remember to keep your back in mind. Here are some tips for preventing back pain during some of your favorite summer activities. Travel For those with back pain, traveling can be anything but fun ...
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Small Changes for Lower Back Pain

Small Changes for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain can be debilitating. For those of us who suffer from daily pain, we know the key to relief is protecting, strengthening, and nourishing our lower back. However, what if we told you there were three easy things you can do every day to take stress off your lower back and help it heal? These basic routine changes are effective for treating mild or acute pain, as well as reducing the effects of chronic, severe pain. It's time to change up your daily routine and add these simple things to help with pain relief and recovery. Use A Stand-Up ...
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