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Category: spinal health

Relieving Migraine Headaches

The Bottom Line Few things can ruin your day as much as a headache. Relieving migraine headaches in particular can feel impossible. They can seemingly appear out of nowhere, though they may hint at their arrival with two other heavy hitters: visual discomfort and nausea. Whatever the symptoms, a migraine is one visitor you don’t…
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What You Need to Know About Sciatica

Bottom Line:Let’s dive right into what you need to know about sciatica. To understand what sciatica is, it helps to think of sciatica more as a set of symptoms than a condition. When you hear someone say they “have sciatica,” what they have is pain, numbness, or tingling that starts in their low back or…
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Postural Stress: The Link Between Tech Neck and Pain

Bottom Line:While it’s true that your anatomy can contribute to the levels of postural stress you experience, so can many of the small decisions you make each day. You’ve probably seen an article or two floating around the web about the relationship between tech neck and pain. You may have even seen an uptick in…
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How to Stretch Your Way to Better Health

Bottom Line:Life is motion.“Motion is lotion” for your body. You get the idea. The point is that moving every day is crucially important to your overall health and wellness, and stretching (and knowing how to stretch properly) is just as important to making sure you’re moving well. The truth is, stretching is an often overlooked…
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The Surprising Link Between Posture and Depression

Bottom Line:Posture can either work for or against us.Take it from the leading posture correction specialist in Apple Valley, MN. Each day we’re learning more and more about new health conditions associated with prolonged sitting, ill-positioned technology, and even furniture that may have been repurposed to suit the frantic requirements levied at the start of…
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Improving Your Posture to Keep Your Spine Healthy

Bottom Line:Spending more time on the couch, at your computer, and on your mobile devices has probably led you to visit Google to search for ways to start improving your posture a time or two. Those searches have probably also left you wondering… what exactly is posture? Well, posture is the position that your body…
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Is There a Perfect Posture?

Bottom Line:“Sit up straight and stop slouching!”We’ve all heard (or said) it a million times in the name of having perfect posture. You’ve likely heard this since childhood, and for good reason. Poor posture as a kid can create health challenges later in life. Rounded shoulders (scapular protrusion), swayback (lumbar hyperlordosis) and a hunched upper…
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The Most Common Injuries After a Car Accident

Bottom Line: Whether you are just driving to work or taking a big family vacation, an unexpected car accident can cause painful injuries that impact you for months and years to come. The weight of your vehicle combined with motion and speed can create a tremendous amount of force. Even low-speed collisions can generate enough…
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How to Recover from Whiplash After an Auto Accident

Bottom Line:Your spine is a long chain of bones, discs, muscles, and ligaments that extend from your skull down to your tailbone. The cervical spine (your neck) is designed to support your head and protect the nerves that go out to your face, shoulders, and arms. Postural changes, arthritis, and sudden injuries are a few…
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Whiplash: How These Injuries Can Cause Chronic Pain

Bottom Line:Whiplash is the term used to describe the injuries that occur as a direct result of a forceful, uncontrolled, and rapid back and forth motion of the neck. These injuries can occur during sports, slip and fall, or auto accidents. Most of us have heard of this type of injury. Most of us know…
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