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Posts Tagged ‘diet’

Spine Tips for Back to School

August 26th, 2022 by Lauren

In the spirit of back to school time we’ve put together a list of tips to keep your spine healthy in the upcoming school season. Don’t overpack a backpack. Carrying a heavy backpack can cause back pain. Read more about backpacks and your back. Watch your posture during long reading or studying sessions. Sitting hunched […]

A scientific study by 2 Indian doctors examined the possible use of potassium rich foods as a treatment for individuals dealing with pain from rheumatoid arthritis.  Though not yet conclusive, their studies showed some promising results. What is it about potassium that could help ease arthritic pain? Could it help people who deal with arthritic […]

5 Ways To Be Good To Your Spine

February 11th, 2022 by Lauren

A healthy spine is a happy spine (and hopefully, pain-free spine). Here are five ways to keep a healthy spine. 5 Paths to a Healthy Spine 1. Watch Your Posture One of the major functions of our spine is to help support the body. However, if we practice poor posture, we can aggravate the tissues […]

Dehydration and Your Spine

May 14th, 2021 by Lauren

We’ve all heard it’s important to drink water throughout the day. Some people specify drink 8 cups a day. It’s true, water is important for many parts of your body, including your spine. Let’s take a closer look at why hydration is important for your spine. Spinal Discs The spine is composed of a few […]

Are You More Prone to Back Pain Than Others?

January 8th, 2021 by Lauren

Are you frustrated that your back pain is back? Does it seem like you’re more prone to chronic back pain than others? Well, you could be. Chronic Back Pain What do we mean by chronic back pain? Back pain can mean different things to different people. For example, middle back pain is different than lower […]

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 […]

Do Supplements Help With Back Pain?

March 6th, 2020 by Lauren

The number of dietary, vitamin and herbal supplements available seems to be constantly growing. Can any of these supplements help with back pain? Possibly. But there are also risks associated with taking supplements. Let’s talk about those first. Supplement Risks Natural Doesn’t Always Mean Safe Just because a supplement comes from a plant doesn’t mean […]

Could Your Diet and Chronic Pain Be Related?

October 15th, 2018 by Lauren

Yes. Scientists say your diet and chronic pain could be related! A typical American diet can make the body susceptible to pain, while some diets can do the opposite. The Link Between Diet and Chronic Pain Taking anti-inflammatories is a common recommendation for those who suffer from back or neck pain. That’s because the reduced […]

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