Everyone is starting to spring into action. But sometimes those spring-time activities can trigger spine pain. After a few months of winter hibernation, your body might not be quite ready for a sudden burst of activity. So before you start cleaning with vengeance, swinging clubs like no tomorrow, or traveling all over hill and dale; here are few suggestions to help keep the spring in your step.
Spring is usually synonymous with cleaning. Vehicles, garages, houses, and yards; all need a thorough sprucing up once and a while. If you expect to do everything at once, you will likely pay a price for doing too much. By setting a sustainable pace, everything will get done without undoing you. Not only pacing yourself, but also practicing good body mechanics is an important way to get things done without causing a pain flare-up. Bending the knees, moving the feet, and minimizing the reaching can greatly assist your spine especially when using tools like the shovels, rakes and vacuums. ...
A recent task force has determined that women are at higher risk for developing neck pain than men. What accounts for this gender difference? A number of factors contribute to neck pain including coping skills, personalities, work environments and physical activities. But, as a patient eloquently stated while lifting her shirt, "What about these?" Are breasts a major contributor to the higher incidence of neck pain in women? In 1996, our judicial system examined the evidence and determined (Bancroft v Tecumseh Products) that breast reduction surgery was indeed medically necessary to relieve headache , neck pain and shoulder pain. This verdict establishes the cause and effect relationship between breasts and neck pain.
A closer examination into the breast risk factor can illuminate a multitude of reasons why size A, B, C, D, or DD really matters to the spine. Let's think in terms of triple "B's".
B reasts :
Are your breasts big, small, not at all (absent) or just righ...
We’ve heard a lot about concussions in the news, whether it’s pro football players, college football players, soccer players or others. But how seriously are the powers-that-be taking the risk of concussions in players. Based on a story by the Houston Chronicle , I’d say it’s pretty seriously.
Reporting on the concussion protocol used to assess Houston Texan wide receiver Andre Johnson, Houston Chronicle reporter David Barron detailed an extensive process that has been put in place to protect players. For instance, an observer in the upper reaches of the stadium scans the field to identify players who may require an assessment for a possible concussion. Players are assed by an independent neurological observer who is assigned to each sideline and who is not affiliated with a team.
The independent observer uses a sideline assessment tool that reviews a player’s orientation, memory, concentration, balance and symptoms if a player is suspected to have having ...
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