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.
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.
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.
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.
Sleep is something that we need and do everyday. Our body's need the rest to function properly. But as much as we need to sleep daily, the reality is that most people don't get enough shuteye. Chronic sleep deprivation has been linked to many ailments and health conditions including muscle pain, headaches, cardiovascular disease, migraines, respiratory issues and numerous other conditions.
Halloween is coming up in a few days which means many adults will be taking their children out trick-or-treating. While the walking is great exercise, it can also cause pain and discomfort in the lower back. Here are some tips to help you have a pain free Halloween while walking around your neighborhood.
Anxiety is a normal emotion that almost everyone feels at one point or another. Life changing events, new situations, stress and major decisions can leave us feeling anxious. While some of these feelings are completely natural, they can also be very unhealthy and start to interfere with our daily life.
Halloween is coming soon and for many kids, this is one of their favorite holidays. It’s exciting to dress up in costumes, attend class parties, go trick-or-treating, and collect a bag full of candy. Many kids start to get excited about this sugar-fueled, sweet holiday as soon as October starts.