Monthly Archive:: November 2014

Is weight lifting harming your spine?

A popular training technique, the squat lift, may be putting undue stress on your spine, according to research presented to the North American Spine Society. Trainers and coaches have long blamed spinal fractures on incorrect lifting form. But

Poor sleep could lead to fibromyalgia

Scientists have added yet another reason to seek medical attention if you suffer from sleep disturbances or insomnia. Poor sleep may lead to fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Fibromyalgia is a complex chronic pain syndrome that primarily affects women.

Chronic Pain? Check Your Vitamin D Levels

Being in constant and chronic pain may send you in search of “traditional” treatment methods like heat, ice, rest, and sometimes even pain medication. However, research recently published in the Journal of Parental and Enteral Nutrition reveals

Is Texting Hurting Your Neck?

On average, how many minutes a day do you think you spend on your smartphone texting, checking your email, playing games, or searching one of your many downloaded apps? Ten? Twenty? Sixty? More? A recent study from the

What Causes Sciatica?

Sciatica is frequently the result of spinal conditions that lead to irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, and runs from the lower back through the upper buttocks and

Chiropractic Care for Kids with Migraines, Neck Pain, and Vertigo

Many people know chiropractic care is an effective treatment for adults, but did you know it can also be a powerful pediatric treatment? A recent study demonstrates just how much chiropractic care can benefit children and adolescents. One

Improving Health with Vitamin D Supplementation

In a recent summary on the proven benefits of vitamin D, the author offers plenty of evidence for the advice to get “sensible sun exposure along with vitamin D supplementation.” As the author explains, the body responds to

Importance of Parent-Child Relationship

An interesting study looked at how the quality of their parental relationships impacts the ability of youths to deal with conflict. Researchers specifically examined how young people (ages 10-17 years) reacted to marital conflict and “social evaluative