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4 Different Types of Headaches – General Description

Symptoms Illness Sickness Healthcare Headache ConceptHeadaches are one of the most common medical complaints that can affect any one regardless of age, gender, race or ethnicity. According to data presented by WHO (World Health Organization) approximately half of the population around the globe is expected to suffer from headache in a given year.

Headaches can range from milder forms which can be self-managed with over the counter pain medications, massages, exercise and other lifestyle modifications, while there are others which are more complicated and require consultation and treatment from a health professional.

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6 Myths About Back Pain and Truth About Them

myths or facts written by hand, hand writing on transparent board, photoBack pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders affecting people. Unfortunately, there seems to exist a considerable gap between the knowledge of healthcare professionals about back pain and the beliefs of the general public about them. Research studies have shown that perceptions and attitudes of people towards back pain can significantly impact their management and prognosis. Here, we will address common myths regarding back pain and reveal the truth.

Myth: Your spine is delicate and easily injured

Truth: Contrary to what people think,

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5 Tips To Improve Your Posture

Woman with impaired posture position defect scoliosis and ideal bearing.How we sit or stand greatly affects our posture. Poor posture is a source of continuous stress compromising our spine. This could cause deterioration of vertebra over time due to poor circulation and may also result in chronic fatigue and early exhaustion of muscles. Strain of a bad posture may lead to chronic neck, shoulder or back pain.

Most of the common reasons for a bad posture in everyday lives are; sitting and working on desks or computers for long hours, tilting the head or slouching the head forward while using cell phones, slouching while driving or travelling in a train or plane, prolonged use of heavy backpacks, previous injuries to neck, shoulder or back and use of improper shoes.

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What Can Cause Arthritis?

Chiropractor looking at OsteoarthritisArthritis is an inflammation of a joint that can develop stiffness, warmth, swelling, redness and pain.  Did you know that there are 100s of different types of arthritis?  The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

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Tips For Traveling With Less Pain

Car travelingTraveling, whether for business or vacation, can play havoc on your body. Long hours in a car or on an airplane can leave you stiff, tired, stresses and sore.

The American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Occupational Health states that traveling, even in the most comfortable settings, puts pressures and forces on the body due to awkward positions that can result in restricted blood flow. When you sit for long periods of time pressure builds up in the blood vessels in your lower legs causing problems for your system.

As silly as it sounds you should treat traveling like an athletic event and do some warm up exercises before getting in a car or on a plane. Once you reach your destination do cool down exercises by taking a brisk walk to stretch your hamstring and calf muscles.

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Why your head feels like it weighs 60 lbs!

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In today’s world everyone from children to seniors have endless technology at their fingertips. With the press of a button, we can Facetime with a friend across the country.  We can get a map to a destination with a couple clicks and play games on the go. Ultimately, we can have instant gratification for both knowledge and entertainment. As technology continues to evolve, we seem to be forgetting about the toll it is taking on our bodies.  We were not designed to be looking down all day long at our phone or computer.

Did you know that the head weighs about 10-12 lbs.? Therefore, when you are standing properly your head is not putting any undue pressure on your cervical spine and neck, which houses the spinal cord that send messages from your brain; the control center for your whole body. The moment we tilt our heads to look at our electronic device, we add quite a bit of pressure to the neck.

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