What is the Best Sleeping Position for Back Pain Relief?

A good night's rest - it's supposed to make you feel relaxed and invigorated. Then why do so many people awaken with a stiff neck, strained back or even agitation to existing problems, like a collapsed disc? The fact is, we often don't choose the best sleeping positions for lower back pain and other aches. Do you know which is the best sleeping position for neck pain? If you don't, you're not alone! When we're sleeping, we all contort our bodies. But the wrong position can place added strain on (read more...)

Is Your iPad an iPain in the Neck? Tips to Prevent Neck and Upper Back Pain

They give us directions, entertainment and immediate Internet access, but could our tablets and smartphones also be giving us back pain? Yes, says a recent study out of Harvard. Researchers found the very thing that makes us love our mobile devices—their mobility—can also promote poor postures that strain the upper back, neck and shoulders. The study, highlighted in the Harvard Health Letter last month, also determined that simply limiting how long you use your device per sitting and investing (read more...)

Guest Blog: How to Avoid Seasonal Back Injury

Winter is rapidly approaching. The nights are drawing in and the shops are growing full of Christmas displays and decorations. It’s a pretty busy (and exciting!) time of year for everyone. It’s certainly not the time to be slowed down by back pain which could be avoided. Read on for advice on the most common causes of winter back pain and what you should do to prevent being struck down by a back injury in the run up to the festive season! Deck the Halls I love putting up the Christmas decorations. (read more...)

Can Inversion Therapy Soothe Your Back Pain?

Most back pain patients aren’t head over heels about their condition: Agonizing pain that intensifies with each movement can be completely debilitating, especially when the problem involves a herniated disc. But what if getting “head over heels” – literally – could actually provide some relief? Inversion therapy – physically flipping a patient upside down – is said to work by taking gravitational pressure off the nerve roots and discs in a patient’s spine. It’s a less orthodox (read more...)