A study of over 7000 young adults between the ages of 20 and 24 showed persistent neck and upper Back Pain associated with time spent text messaging. Accelerated neck and mid-back spinal degeneration becomes a likely side effect of the forward head flexion often experienced through texting. The increase in disc pressure during flexion contributes to disc degeneration and poor spinal health. Chiropractic remains one of the most important and effective interventions to minimize and reverse the negative effects of texting. Research clearly proves a connection between text messaging and adverse Conditions in the neck and shoulders. The spine’s intimate relationship with the central nervous system directly links optimal function and well-being to the status of the spine. The nervous system becomes imbalanced whenever spinal position or mobility becomes altered or misaligned. The resulting host of unwelcome Conditions and symptoms includes: problems with immunity, digestion, attention, concentration, energy, breathing, Headaches and even heart problems. Chiropractors detect and correct spinal misalignments to remove stress from the nervous system and allow the spine and body to function like it should. What Can You Do To Prevent Text Neck? Here are Simple Strategies to Prevent or Minimize the Effects of “Text Neck” 1) Hold cell phones (and all electronic devices) at eye level a
The main cause of Back Pain is sleeping on a surface that doesn’t provide adequate support. In the lower back, the lumbar spine is curved into a C-shape. When that curve starts getting pushed out of shape by pressure on the bones and muscles in the back, it can cause chronic pain. Support of the shoulders and head are also important because pressure in that area can lead to upper back pain, Neck Pain, and even cause Headaches. Choosing a mattress that provides support to the hips, shoulders, and neck is important for eliminating the pressure that causes pain. Back Pain is a common symptom that many people deal with. There are a few different causes for this type of discomfort but the main culprit for many is a badly chosen mattress. When it comes to finding the perfect mattress, the large array of options available can make the process a daunting one. A mattress that is too soft can cause pain because it doesn’t offer enough support to the sleeper while a mattress that is too firm can put too much pressure on the body and also cause pain. The ideal mattress for most people is something in between. Memory foam mattresses are growing in popularity. They are made of layers of foam that mold to the contour of the sleeper and eases stress on the pressure points. Due to the ability to mold to whomever is laying on them, foam mattresses are very good for support. However, the
you can have low back pain that is really “referred pain” due to other problems in the body. Many internal abdominal disorders – such as appendicitis, aneurysms, kidney diseases, bladder infections, pelvic infections and ovarian disorders, amongst others – can cause pain referred to the back. Note that many of the following are rare, or occur in conjunction with other obvious symptoms. So if you suspect “referred pain” always check in with your doctor to rule out serious problems. Some of the most common causes of lower back pain due to other problems (referred pain) in the body include: Kidney stones Cancer of the prostate Stomach infections Parasites Pancreatitis Gall Stones Peptic Ulcers Inflammation of the pelvic organs Occlusion of the aorta or main arteries
Sometimes Conditions or diseases of the reproductive organs in the pelvis may cause lower back pain. In women, endometriosis and fibroids in the uterus are two of the most common causes. If endometriosis is the condition, there may be pain in the low abdominal area before or during periods, and better afterwards. Some women will have painful sexual intercourse, or pain with urination or bowel movements related to problems in the female reproductive organs. Enlargement of the uterus due to the growth fibroids may also cause an aching or dull lower back pain by pressing on the muscles and nerves of the low back. Fibroids may cause a feeling of heaviness or pressure in the pelvic region, frequent urination, and a sometimes a sensation of rectal pressure with bowel movements. Unusually long or heavy menstrual periods are common, and may cause anemia. Although not as common, men could also have low back pain due to their reproductive organs. For example, prostatitis, a bacterial infection, can start in the prostate gland surrounding the urethra; in one of the testes, the infection is called orchitis. The mumps virus can be the cause of an infection in the system and may result in long-lasting fertility problems. The most common reproductive problems that cause low back pain include: 1 Endometriosis 2 Fibroids 3 Prostatitis 4 Trauma from gynecological operations 5 Prolapse of the Ute
The most common cause of lower back pain is a muscle strain or soft tissue problem. This includes loss of flexibility, mobility, strength and or damage to the muscles, ligaments and tendons in and around the structures of your spine.
It’s no secret that humans are spending more and more time indoors. As a species, we were genetically selected to be running around, hunting animals, chasing deer, climbing rocks, picking berries and walking great distances every day. Today, we are sitting at workstations for several hours at a time, standing all day long on hard concrete or wood surfaces and staring at screens in poor postural positions, sitting, staring down at phones and hunched in front of a work station for most of the day.
Because of our daily habits and routines, we are not getting the amount of movement necessary to keep our muscles, ligaments and tendons strong, flexible and healthy. Eventually this leads to structural imbalances in our muscles and of course low back pain.
Are you deficient in vitamin b12
In India, 60-70% of the population is believed to have lower vitamin B12 blood levels, with nearly 80% of urban middle class having this deficiency. Low levels of vitamin B12 contribute to the higher incidence of vascular diseases and with low folate levels accounting for higher prevalence of hyperhomocysteinemia, (characterised by high levels of protein, homocysteine in the blood ) among Indians. Hence, vitamin B12 & folate are essential for heart health.
Alert: 8 out 10 Indians are vitamin B12 deficient
Most surprising to the researchers was the fact that low B12 levels were as common in younger peopleas they were in the elderly. B12 deficiency is often missed for two reasons. • It’s not routinely tested by most physicians. • The conventional serum B12 test that most doctors run only picks up a small fraction of people who are actually B12 deficient. This test measures the total amount of B12 in the blood and does not rule out functional B12 deficiency, which means low levels of active B12. The low end of the laboratory reference range for serum B12 is too low. Many people who are B12 deficient have so-called normal levels of B12. For example, the lab reference range goes down to 211 pg/mL in most cases,
If You Want To Improve Performance- You Need To Learn How To Rest. There are two sides of fitness and performance – working OUT (exercise) and working IN (rest and recovery). your body requires regular tune ups. The good news is that we all come upgraded with our own self-tuner (the brain), yet all the “self-tuning” depends on the type of daily programming (movement and stimulation of the spine) that many of our “tuners” are out of whack. “These are natural positions for the human animal. If your body doesn’t work the way a body should, movement will suffer.” 5 Resting Positions that Improve Performance What we haven’t explored, is how super-simple and effective it is to incorporate ground time in your day-to-day life to also improve performance. I argue that floor sitting requires no additional time in your day and yes – you can do it at work. This practice requires no change in your day to day activities including: reading, eating, watching Netflix, typing up TPS reports or studying. Floor sitting integrates seamlessly into your time outside the gym with amazing benefits to joint health. Even miniscule changes in body position create a change in joint loading. (http://www.hindawi.com/journals/tswj/2012/184016/)
Sports chiropractors take a multidisciplinary approach to treat their patients. They also have an extensive knowledge of sports and sports-related injuries. This means that they’re uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat an athlete’s body without the use of drugs or invasive surgical procedures. Because chiropractic medicine is defined by its “hands on” approach to healing and the belief in caring for the entire body, it’s becoming an increasingly popular way to stay in the game without relying on drugs or surgeries. Sports chiropractic is a highly specialized field that typically focuses on professional or aspiring athletes. If you don’t spend a good portion of your life participating in a sport, you probably don’t require that level of specialized care. Your local chiropractic team is trained in the same type of spinal manipulation and pain relief techniques as a sports chiropractor, and can perform the same techniques as a specialist. They’re also able to offer a more general approach to your overall health.
#1 Chiropractic Improved Movement and Response Time
In a study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, individuals who received chiropractic care noted a nearly 10% increase in improved movement and response time compared to those not under chiropractic care!
#2 Chiropractic Improved Brain Function
Diastasis symphysis pubis is the separation of normally joined pubic bones, as in the dislocation of the bones, without a fracture. Excessive lateral or anterior movement can be seen secondary to pubic diastasis and this can further lead to pubic symphysis dysfunction.External forces such as falling from a horse or a car accident can result in this type of injury to the symphysis pubis. Under hormonal stimulation during pregnancy, there is widening of the symphysis pubis and the sacroiliac joints. Diastasis wider than 15 mm is considered subdislocation and is generally associated with pain, swelling, and occasionally deformity. It is most commonly associated with pregnancy and childbirth, though trauma may occasionally be a culprit. In general, one in four women are affected, to a varying degree. The reported prevalence of nontraumatic diastasis varies from 1 in 300 pregnancies to 1 in 30,000 pregnancies. The inter pubic cartilaginous disc and the anterior pubic ligament are the most important structures maintaining stability of the joint. The physiologic width of the normal cleavage differs with age, ranging from 10mm at the age of 3, to 6mm at 20 ye
Ankylosing Spondylitis is in inflammatory disease which affects more men than women. In this, the vertebrae in your back tend to fuse together causing a hunched posture and lack of flexibility. In some cases, ribs may also get affected causing difficulty in breathing.
More than 1 million cases per year (India)
Early signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis might include pain and stiffness in your lower back and hips, especially in the morning and after periods of inactivity. Neck pain and fatigue also are common. Over time, symptoms might worsen, improve or stop at irregular intervals. The main presenting complaints in the early stages are lower back pain with morning stiffness that often wares off dur