I suffer from ongoing neck pain. My favorite ‘adjustment’ at the chiropractor’s office (up til now) has been what I refer to as ‘the neck crack’ or ‘that one that twists your neck’. Then, I read about the dangers of having a chiropractor crack your neck, so I studied up on it. Here’s what I’ve learned about neck manipulation — both from having it done myself and from talking to my chiropractor and others about it.
Many healthy people suffer with back pain. It's one of the most debilitating pains -- because it's felt during nearly every activity you do. Here, people share their personal experiences and favorite treatments for back pain. See what it's like to have an MRI to diagnose the source of your pain, plus natural home remedies to treat back pain -- including visiting a chiropractor, meditating, and getting massage therapy.
Do you like getting massages? I do, in fact it’s my favorite personal treat. There are many different types of massages to choose from — each has different benefits. From deep tissue massage to hot stone massage, there’s a style and unique benefit for everyone. Here’s what you can expect from each type of massage.
Acupuncture benefits those of us who prefer a holistic approach to medical issues. We live in an over-medicated society and sometimes alternative approaches (like an acupuncture treatment or two) are a better option than prescriptions. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of acupuncture therapy. Does your dog or cat have aches and pains? See how acupuncture can help your pets, too!
I see a chiropractor for back, neck, and shoulder pain. My chiropractor gave me his tips for the best sleep positions, how to keep your body in alignment yourself, and how to treat lower back pain — so I’m sharing them with you.
Having an MRI scan? I just had my first one and here are the 13 things I wish I had known before having an MRI. Between the clothing removal and the hammering sounds, I was nervous. But you don’t have to be — here’s why…
What boosts your mood, lowers your stress, benefits your health, and is FREE & available to anyone? These are benefits of meditation & reasons to meditate daily!
Michael Phelps, Justin Bieber & Jennifer Aniston do it – do you? Cupping therapy is a form of acupuncture. I’ve got some tips to see if it’s right for you.
Anyone can fall victim to prescription drug abuse without even realizing it… I did! I’m proof these tips will get you through prescription drug addiction.
Many who are suffering from fatigue & muscle pain are quick to assume they’ve got fibromyalgia. 5 other illnesses have the same symptoms. Here’s how to tell
Do you have an office job? Sit behind a computer for a living? You can avoid the most common desk job health risks with these 5 simple tips.
There are many ways to reduce the aggravation of job fatigue, so here a few tips that I would like to share to make your day in the cubicle less physically burdensome.
I absolutely love my microwave heating pad. It works for all of my aches and pains. My favorite is the large sectioned microwave heating pack from Thermal-Aid. It’s actually a heating AND cooling pack in one! It comes in lots of shapes and sizes and conforms to your sore body parts. I also got one of their cute heat/ice packs for children shaped like cuddly teddy bears. These have become my favorite new heating pads!
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 to make a heating pad yourself. A microwavable heating pad is great to use whenever you need to apply some indirect heat for pain relief, comfort, or warmth. Follow these step-by-step directions to make your own heating pads and don’t throw away the stray sock that shows up after you’ve thrown it’s pair out!
I was actually very, very VERY skeptical of chiropractors at first. But, after visiting a chiropractor for nearly 2 years now, I’m now singing the praises of chiropractic care. Here’s why.