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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 […]

According to studies, women with large breast sizes are more prone to back, shoulder and neck pain than those with smaller breasts. Heavy Breasts Dr. Kenneth Hansraj, the spine doctor and researcher most noted for coining the term “text neck“, performed a study on the effect of breast size on the spine. In his study […]

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 […]

Back Pain and Mattress Selection

June 4th, 2018 by Lauren

If you have back pain what should you look for in your mattress selection process? Which is the best mattress for those who suffer from back pain? Several studies done on the subject have concluded that a medium firm mattress (MFM) is the best choice. Study: Effect of Mattress Selection on Muscle and Joint Pain […]

How Does Weight Affect Your Back?

April 20th, 2018 by Lauren

Logic (and a quick google search) tells us that obesity and back pain are related. But what do the experts say? Does weight affect your back? Let’s take a closer look. Does Weight Affect your Back? A few studies 3,4 have confirmed the popular theory that being overweight can cause back pain. These studies have […]

7 Effective Pinched Nerve Remedies

June 2nd, 2017 by Lauren

A pinched nerve in your lower back or neck can be debilitating.  Treatment can vary but in this article we’ll discuss some common pinched nerve remedies. What is a Pinched Nerve? A pinched nerve occurs when something (bone, ligament, muscle, etc) puts pressure on a nerve. This can limit the nerve’s ability to function and […]

Anti Inflammatory Drugs for Back Pain

April 4th, 2017 by Lauren

In this article we’ll discuss the use of anti inflammatory drugs for back pain. More specifically, we’ll review a common form of these drugs, NSAIDs, and how they’re used to treat back pain. What are NSAIDs? Non-steriodal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are designed to block specific enzymes in the body that, among other things, promote inflammation1. […]


November 14th, 2016 by Andrea

The idea of having surgery can be frightening for anyone, no matter what age. Some individuals assume that they will be unable to participate in many activities post surgery. However, dozens of famous athletes have proven this statement wrong and have thrived following the conclusion of their back/neck related surgeries. For instance, in more recent […]

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