Tuesday, November 24, 2009
It's been six months since my back surgery. After three months of recovery, therapy and exercising I returned to work on August 1st. Now three months after returning to work I feel great. It did take a while to get use to being up and about and having to sit a desk and drive to my clients offices. However I have continued with my exercise program and tried to walk each day.
The important thing is to move every fifteen to thirty minutes. It's easy to sit at a desk and work for an hour or two without moving. But if you do you'll be stiff and achy. Getting up and walking around a little or doing some simple stretches can really help.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009
Inversion tables are a safe, effective, non-invasive and proven method of managing back pain. I also discovered that there are several advantages to using inversion tables besides pain management. Below are a list of the benefits as you can see inversion tables are not just for your aching back.
1. Your circulation is improved: By inverting your body you are working with gravity to increase circulation. Inverting also helps the lymphatic system clear itself faster.
2. Slows down /prevents height shrinkage: Aging causes your spinal column to shrink as disc lose flexibility and elasticity. Regular use of an inversion table stretches your spine and helps to maintain your height.
3. Inverting is a great stress reliever: Like yoga inverting stretches joints, relaxing your body and helping you sleep.
4. Inverting sharpens your mind: Using an inversion table causes an increase supply of oxygen to the brain increasing mental sharpness.
5. Inversion helps your joints: Regular use of an inversion table helps keep your joints stay healthy and supple allowing you to maintain a more youthful lifestyle.
6. Better posture: Inverting and reversing the directional pull of gravity enables you to stand, move and sit comfortable.
7. Great for after a workout: Activities like golf, bowling, running, tennis etc can compress your spine and pull your spine out of alignment. Inverting naturally corrects minor misalignment's and helps you recover better from other activities.
All in all inversion tables definitely have their place in not only pain management but in overall health and fitness. Check with your local health club and see if they have inversion tables. If they not encourage the to buy some. Or consider investing in one for your own use.Click Here For More Free Info!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The thought of someone sticking a needle in my spine does not thrill me. Especially when the needle looks like something you would use on a horse instead of a human. But if a spinal injections can stop the back pain and let me return to a normal life I am ready to try it. If this sounds like you and you are desperately seeking a way to stop your back from aching then read on.
So exactly what is a spinal injection? Basically a needle is inserted into the epidural space surrounding your vertebra and a solution of anti-inflammation medication and or steroid is injected into the space. The idea is to block the pain, give you some relief and give your doctor a better idea of what the problem is. Although not as invasive as surgery there are risks and you should discuss these with your doctor.Click Here For More Free Info!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Try these other tips to ease the severity of your neck and upper back pain symptoms:
Take regular stretch breaks — try shoulder shrugs, raising your shoulders towards your ears to create a slight tension in your neck and shoulders and hold for 3-5 seconds; relax and repeat
Rub out knotted muscles and trigger points
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated (avoid coffee, tea, and other caffeinated beverages)
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Saturday, November 7, 2009
I have recently been "experimenting" with a technique called Tapping or EFT. EFT stands for emotional freedom therapy. Basically you tap with your fingers on key meridans located on your body. I find that it helps when I have some aches and feel crampy after a long day at work. I have also used it for other things like boosting energy, helping to settle down and get a good night's sleep.
The great thing about tapping is it's easy to learn, you can do it yourself, there's lots of free info and there are no side affects. The best source is http://www.emofree.com give it a try. Click Here For More Back Pain Relief Tips!