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Healthy Outside Starts From the Inside

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Prioritizing your back pain through nutrition 

Between exercise and nutrition, you have two essential tools for avoiding and managing back pain. Nutrition is perhaps the more potent of the two because it deals with the ingredients that you provide your body- the building blocks of success. Nothing in the human body works without the right inputs, which help explains why the importance of nutrition is tenfold for people who suffer with back pain. People with back pain need extra nutritional support to keep inflammation down and support healing in the affected joints and tissues. Nutrition can also help augment the success of exercise in helping you manage back pain. Exercise helps boost circulation which brings nutrient and oxygen-rich blood to an injurious region. But what if we aren’t providing our body with those nutrients in the first place? 

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Dos and Don’ts For Back Pain Sufferers

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Exercise is the best thing you can do for your back pain

For back pain sufferers, exercise is an indispensable tool in managing the symptoms. It‘s effect can be as powerful as pain medication with the crucial difference being that exercise and stretching are targeted to specifically ease the pressures on the root cause of the pain. That being said, there are a host of exercises that will do the back pain sufferer no favors, and certain ones that will actually increase the pain. When starting any new exercise plan for your back pian, you should always consult with a medical professional. At Associates in Chiropractic, we work with your specific back pain condition to develop a safe and effective program for stretching and strengthening the region’s that matter for managing pain. 

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Handy Tips for Hand Health

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Life is miserable with hurting hands

So take note when your fingers start to ache after a day of office work. The intensive typing and clicking involved in computer work are taking a toll on your hands that could come back to bite you in the future! Office workers are at risk for the development of serious hand disorders including carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis which is an irreversible condition. The problem is repetitive micro-trauma- the same thing that happens to our lower body joints when we walk, bike and run occurs in the tiny joints of our fingers and the rather larger wrist joint. It’s time to stop ignoring pain in the fingers and hands and take action to prevent hand conditions from defining your old age. 

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