Inflammation is a part of life. While acute inflammatory conditions protect the body, chronically inflamed tissues will become harmful over time. Swelling of tissues is the body's natural way to defend itself from internal or external trauma. Acute or primary inflammation naturally protects the body from illnesses or injury. Chronic inflammation, however, can lead to illness and disease if not treated.
With Valentine's Day only a week away, many people are busy making restaurant reservations, buying chocolates, and ordering flowers. These traditional celebrations are classic favorites, but if you want to do something more extraordinary, here are seven ideas that are not only fun but healthy too.
An important but often overlooked part of maintaining a healthy back is diet. Eating a balanced, nutrition rich diet is essential foryour overall health, including your back. In today’s busy, convenient world, highlyprocessed diets high in fats, sugars, and preservatives have taken over naturalmenu selections. This has taken a toll on our bodies, including our backs.
Chiropractic medicine is one of the best and most sought after holistic medicines. Millions of people visit chiropractors every year for new injuries or as part of their regular health regiment. One of the reasons why this natural practice is so popular with people from all walks of life because it does not use medications or painful procedures to treat conditions.
Let's face it, winter can be a brutal season where snow, ice, cold, and high wind chills dominate most places. The frigid temperatures keep most people inside wishing for an early spring. But while winter can be a harsh time of year, there are also many advantages to the winter season. When it's not too cold to enjoy the outdoors, there are many winter activities that you can do that are not only fun, but also great exercise. Here are some of the best winter pastimes you can enjoy that will also strengthen your back muscles.
Getting in shape is one of the most common New Year's resolutions made. And while their intentions are good, most people give up on their promises within the first month. There are many reasons why people don’t follow through with their New Year declarations.
A new year means new beginnings. For many, those new beginnings come in the form of New Year's resolutions, or promises to ourselves to change bad or unhealthy habits. Sadly, most people don’t keep their resolutions and within weeks are back to their old patterns. Whether your goal is to lose weight, get in shape or quit smoking, there are things that you can do to help stay on track with your plans.
Christmas is only a few days away. While many are preparing to celebrate the holiday with their loved ones, the extra tasks that come with this time of year can add a lot of strain and pain to the back, neck, and shoulders. It’s important during this busy time to stay on top of your spinal health by visiting your chiropractor during the holidays.
As beautiful a season as winter is, the snow and ice can make very dangerous walking conditions. The uneven, slippery surfaces significantly increase your chances of falling and injuring yourself. At Stephen Nutt Chiropractic, this time of year is a busy time for us. Many patients that come to our offices are suffering from injuries to their bones, joints, hips and back from falls.
Tis the season to go shopping but it's also the time to experience a lot of pain. Not only will you feel the pain in your wallet, but your back is going to suffer too. Walking on the hard surfaces of the store and mall floors, lifting, carrying, pulling and pushing all add extra stress to the muscles and tissues in your lower spine. At Stephen Nutt Chiropractic, we can help you reduce your back pain this holiday season.