Simple Strategies for Total Body Management

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The simplest things can cause a chain reaction throughout your body. The way you sit, stand, walk and lay down are significant contributors to keeping you healthy and pain-free. The real question is, are you doing these things correctly? Posture Did you know your posture matters? It’s the way you hold your body but is needed to align body parts against gravity correctly. It is especially crucial as you sit, stand, lie down, or walk to keep the muscles working correctly and efficiently. Good posture also helps prevent back and other muscle pain and strain.How can you correct this? Sitting Try and take...

What is Whiplash?

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There is no actual medical condition called “whiplash.” It’s a colloquial term used to describe neck sprain or strain. The name comes from the sudden back and forth movement of the head and neck during an accident, much like the cracking of a whip. This hyperextension of the neck involves ligaments, muscles, nerves, or discs. The formal term for whiplash is cervical acceleration-deceleration syndrome (CADs).Whiplash victims may initially think they are fine after an accident. The pain and stiffness may not occur for up to 48 hours after the incident causing whiplash. While most people recover from whipl...

Why Should I Get a Chiropractic Adjustment Now?

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When it comes to the health and wellness of your family, you want safe and practical solutions. Consider chiropractic care. This is a holistic approach to prevention, treatment, and pain relief for all ages that does not involve drugs or surgery. Here at the Health First Injury & Pain Centers, we offer comprehensive chiropractic care including chiropractic adjustments. Find out more about the different ways adjustments can benefit you. Pain Relief With Chiropractic Treatment The most common type of pain relief with chiropractic adjustments is spinal pain, according to the Harvard Medical School. Spinal adj...

Protecting Your Spine and Back With Ergonomic Chairs and Desks  

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Sitting for prolonged periods of time can take a dramatic toll on your health. Unfortunately, if you are an office worker, you may have no choice but to sit for several hours a day. All that sitting could lead to extremely painful back problems. Luckily, there is something you can do – use ergonomic chairs or desks. Discover exactly how ergonomic chairs and desks help promote good health.Health Benefits Of Using Ergonomic Office Furniture An ergonomic chair or desk can do everything from help prevent back pain to reducing overall fatigue. The following are some of the health benefits you could receive wh...

Best Exercises for People with Back Pain

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If you are one of the 20-30% of people who are experiencing back pain, you may feel like curling up and not moving, but you shouldn't. Numerous studies have shown that engaging in low impact exercise can actually help reduce back pain and even keep it from returning should it ever go away.The following are some of the best exercises you can do if you are suffering from back pain. It is important to note that before trying any of these exercises, you should always consult with a doctor or other healthcare provider. Core Strengthening Exercises A stronger core can dramatically help with back pain. It is ...

What Exactly is Whiplash?

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Whiplash is a relatively common acute pain injury that can affect a person's neck, shoulders, and upper back. As many as 2 million people are suspected to get whiplash every year in the United States, though it's possible that even more go undiagnosed.Our pain management doctors of Dallas, Arlington, Fort Worth, and Cleburne, TX find that many people don't realize just how nuanced whiplash can be. Fortunately, most cases of whiplash respond well to treatments including chiropractic care and physical therapy. Causes of Whiplash Whiplash is a syndrome caused by sudden and rapid flexion and extension of the ne...

3 Drug-Free Ways to Improve Lower Back Pain

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Lower back pain is exceedingly common. According to data referenced by the World Health Organization, it's considered one of the top 10 diseases worldwide and a leading cause of disability. In fact, estimates show that about 7 out of 10 of us will experience at least 1 lower episode of back pain within our lives.If you're currently dealing with an acute or chronic episode of lower back pain, know that you're not alone. It's also understandable that you may not want to become overly-reliant on drugs to manage your symptoms. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to live drug-free with lower back pain-...

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