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Advice from the National Spine Health Foundation

September 21st, 2020 by Lauren

The National Spine Health Foundation recently released advice for those of us who are working or learning from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their guide, named Save Our Spines, or SOS, outlines a few simple tips to help keep a healthy spine in these new times. In this guide SOS not only stands for “Save […]

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Are Backpacks Bad For Your Back?

September 11th, 2020 by Lauren

It’s back to school time. Although this year may look significantly different than other years, some things won’t change. One of those things is that, if a child attends school in person, they’ll probably bring with them books, supplies, and possibly even a laptop. The backpack has been the go-to bag for most students. But, […]

Foods for a Healthy Spine

August 28th, 2020 by Lauren

Different foods can be good for spine health. Let’s talk about a few foods for a healthy spine. Foods with Anti Inflammatory Benefits Reducing inflammation helps minimize pain throughout the body, including in the spine. Too much inflammation can put pressure on sensitive nerves around the spinal column or stiffen the many joints in your […]

Watch your posture. Sit up straight. Don’t slouch. We’ve probably all heard these sayings before. Buy why is posture so important? Because poor posture can damage your spine and cause aches and pains throughout your body. Anatomy and Curves of the Spine Our spine is made up of many vertebrae. In between each vertebrae is […]

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Have you suffered from more back pain since the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine began? If so, here’s an important tip to help you minimize your back pain and possibly prevent new flareups. How Our Lifestyle Changes During Quarantine May Be Affecting Our Bodies Most of our lives look very different now that we are quarantined […]

3 Tips to Avoid Neck Pain Working from Home

April 24th, 2020 by Lauren

During the COVID-19 pandemic many of us have found ourselves working from home. That can mean hours in front of a computer, oftentime from a makeshift office setup. Bad setups and poor posture can wreak havoc on your body and you may find yourself suffering from new aches and pains. If you’ve suddenly found yourself […]

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3 Habits for a Healthy Spine

February 21st, 2020 by Lauren

Trouble with your spine can lead to pain in your neck, lower back, and even arms or legs. Keeping your spine healthy can go a long way to help prevent this chronic pain. Here are some easy habits for a healthy spine. Tips to Keep Your Spine Healthy Posture, Posture, Posture You’ll see this theme […]

3 Reasons Skiing May Lead to Back Pain

February 8th, 2020 by Lauren

Winters are cold in upstate New York. Without a winter hobby, they can also be terribly long. While skiing is a popular winter sport, some find that they have more back pain after skiing. Why? Back pain from skiing is often considered an overuse injury. What’s an Overuse Injury? An overuse injury is an injury […]

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