Some injuries can affect more than just the one place you were injured, such as a bone or muscle. Often with major injuries, a person must allow their body time to heal by restricting movement of the injured area. However, this can lead to muscle atrophy, which causes weakness, and loss of muscle mass and […]
If you have ever tried to lose weight, then you know it can be quite the battle to reach your weight goals. That battle isn’t all just mental either. Did you know that your body actually pushes back against weight changes? The body wants to hold onto weight and may go into starvation mode, holding […]
After overindulging during the holidays, you might be ready to crack down on a new diet and exercise routine. You’re excited to get going, but if you push your body too far too fast, you’re liable to injure yourself. If this happens, you’ll be forced to put your exercise plans on hold until you heal. […]
Summer is a popular time to focus on getting in shape. The warmer temperatures make it easy to exercise outside, and you have more motivation to feel confident in a swimsuit and summery clothes. If you’ve never tried a formal summer exercise program before, follow these tips to prevent injuries and setbacks from derailing your […]
As you lace up your running shoes for another heart-pounding workout, consider this: while moderate physical activity lowers your risk of death by at least 30 percent, the Copenhagen City Heart Study published two years ago found that exercising too much raises your mortality risk to the level of people who live a sedentary lifestyle. […]
If you’re a runner and also have an underlying lower back problem, you may find that jogging for a long period of time causes pain. The types of injuries you may experience vary, but fortunately, you have options for preventing and treating lower back pain so you can continue your running regimen. Lower Back Injuries […]
Keep your back healthy this winter with these simple ideas. The winter months are upon us and that means all of those fun winter activities: snow shoveling, sledding with the kids, and negotiating those icy paths. Along with these activities can come the propensity for winter injury.
Warm up your back with the spinal rotation exercise to prevent injury and help back pain. To perform the spinal twist exercise Sit on the edge of a level surface Put your arms straight out in front of you and cross your arms Please sit up tall during this exercise to avoid damage Twist to […]
The six-way neck stretch is great for warming up your muscles, and treating neck pain. At Spine Correction Center, our techs take our patients through this stretch as a part of most visits.
The piriformis stretch is useful for helping relieve sciatica pain if done correctly. Most of the stretches illustrated on the Internet are not specific to the Piriformis, and many of them are not particularly safe.