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Swinging Your Arms While Walking Offers Several Benefits Improves Balance: Arm swinging helps maintain balance and stability as you walk. This is especially helpful on uneven surfaces. Increases Speed: Swinging your arms helps propel your body forward, which can increase your walking speed and efficiency. Enhances Spinal Rotation: The natural rotation of your torso when […]

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Is Pickleball Bad for the Spine?

August 10th, 2023 by itmc

Many people play pickleball because it’s not one of those overly demanding sports that seem more likely to leave us injured and sidelined. But the fact is that pickleball has the potential to cause various types of injuries, including injuries to the spine and shoulders. Types of Back and Spine Injuries from Playing Pickleball: Low […]

Can Exercise Help Back Pain?

December 27th, 2022 by itmc

Studies show that if you are physically active you are less likely to have lower back pain, because physical activity strengthens the bones and cartilage of the spine, protecting against the degeneration that increases as we age. Also, physical activity increases blood flow to cartilage discs in the spine that are not as likely to […]

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Exercises to Avoid With Back Pain

August 20th, 2021 by Lauren

Exercise is a common element in back pain treatment plans. However, not all exercise is appropriate if you have a spinal condition. Here are some exercises to avoid with back pain. Situps Situps can be a great way to strengthn your core but can put pressure on the discs in the spine. This pressure can […]

3 Ways to Stay Active with Back Pain

April 2nd, 2021 by Lauren

You may have heard that exercise is good for back pain. But how can you stay active with back pain bothering you? Why Staying Active is Important The federal government releases recommendations with respect to physical activity. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans lists numerous health benefits to staying active. They include mental benefits such […]

Using a Tennis Ball to Relieve Back Pain?

March 26th, 2021 by Lauren

Have you heard of using a tennis ball to help relieve your back pain? Tennis ball or foam roller therapy is a form of self-myofascial release. What is Myofascial Release? Fascia is a connective tissue that runs throughout our body. Think of it like a 3-dimensional spiderweb holding all of our organs, blood vessels, and internal […]

Exercises for Neck Pain You Can Do At Home

June 24th, 2020 by Lauren

Do you suffer from neck pain? If you were involved in an accident or had neck trauma you should see a doctor for your neck pain. But, if you’ve got a stiff neck or a pinched nerve, there are exercises for neck pain that you can do at home. Try a few of these. But, […]

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3 Stretches for Lower Back Pain

January 10th, 2020 by Lauren

If you suffer from lower back pain doing some regular stretches can help ease the pain. Here are some simple stretches you can try at home. As with any new stretching or exercise regime, consult your doctor prior to beginning and stop immediately if your pain worsens. Stretches for Lower Back Pain Stretch #1 Kneel […]

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