The Power of Sleep

By |2018-10-18T08:43:46+00:00October 18th, 2018|Parent Category I|

"There may not be a single body system that can't be improved by getting sufficient sleep." -Keith Poorbaugh Sleep is one of the most important things we do, or don't do enough. We spend approximately 1/3 of our lives sleeping. Proper or improper sleep plays a role in every body system. Insufficient sleep can result in increased pain perception, depression, and impaired motor skills just to name a few. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates 50-70 million [...]

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My Back Hurts- should I rest?

By |2018-10-09T11:21:21+00:00October 9th, 2018|Parent Category I|

Plain and simply: "no." Research says that if you have low back pain, maintaining your normal day-today activity will help.  The worst thing you can do is lay around, let your muscles and bones get weak, lose your endurance, etc.  The best thing you  can do is remain active; be aware of good ergonomics ("neutral spine") with lifting, sitting, sleeping.  For new or "acute" pain, ice is preferred for the first 3days (20minutes maximum at a time.)  After [...]

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