Category Archives: Health & Wellness
One of the most popular health fads these days is the paleolithic diet, typically referred to as the caveman diet or paleo diet.
Understanding the paleo diet
The nutritional framework – popularized by the work of best-selling author Loren Cordain, PhD – is intended to emulate the dietary habits of humans who lived more than 10,000 years ago, prior to the development of agriculture and the concept of livestock.
Millions of men and women worldwide are stricken with sleep disturbances and back pain. Since both of these problems are so incredibly common, Israeli researchers from the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and University of Haifa sought to expand our understanding of the connection between the two disorders.
Is your sciatica keeping you up at night?
According to the Virginia-based National Sleep Foundation http://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-disorders-problems/pain-and-sleep, 15% of American adults say that they are suffering from chronic pain. The number is significantly higher among senior citizens, with one in two stating that they experience regular discomfort.
We are all aware that it’s important to limit the amount of salt that we eat, and part of the problem is literally in our heads. High intake of sodium contributes to head pain, according to a new study that appeared in the December 11 issue of the UK’s BMJ Open. The connection between dietary salt and headaches is strong in another, separate way as well: high sodium causes blood pressure to rise, which in turn leads to headaches.
Smart phones may be smart, but they are weighing us down. Our heads are drooping to check our mobile devices, and we are paying the price with additional back pain. The angle we tilt our heads to read our phones and devices can put severe pressure on the back and neck. Discover how to avoid this unnecessary pressure and strain on the neck and back.
To start out the new year, it’s common to write down a few resolutions, ways we intend to change our behavior and improve our lives. However, many of these “resolutions” prove themselves to be failed attempts. About 45% of us make resolutions each year, according to the Washington Post, but only one in four people who do make resolutions stick with them for the first week. In other words, many people are already letting their 2015 personal development goals slip.
According to WedMd, “Tendinitis (also called tendonitis) is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon, a thick cord that attaches bone to muscle.” Tendonitis is most often caused by repetitive, minor impact on the affected area, or from a sudden more serious injury. Repetitive activities that cause tendonitis can be anything from gardening to shoveling, from painting to golf. Bad posture at work or home and not stretching properly before or after exercise and activities can also cause tendonitis
Below, Dr. Mike Seifried introduces the Pain Stop recipe for a natural and great-tasting way to alleviate pain and promote overall health! The Pain-Free Smoothie is a simple recipe that will help reduce inflammation in the body as well as build up immune function. Making this part of your daily or even weekly routine will help reduce inflammation and thus pain and give you more energy!
When a patient walks into a pain management clinic for the first time, it is natural to be unsure of what to expect. You may have certain ideas from what you have heard from other patients, or advertisements you have seen online or on TV. But in this vlog today, we want to give you a basic guide as to what your expectations should be and the kind of standards we at Pain Stop believe anyone should be able to rely on as a pain-management patient.
Here is part two of our 3-part strengthening exercise series. These strengthening exercises will help anyone with bad posture begin to correct it by strengthening the muscles you need for better posture…which leads to overall better health and less pain! If you or someone you know has bad posture, it could be causing neck and back pain as well as headaches. There are so many reasons to practice better posture, and these exercises will help you start and maintain. Please pass this along to anyone you know who has bad posture that’ is causing neck and back pain!