The "Helpful Tips on Staying Healthy and Pain Free" Blog

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

When migraines interrupt your life, it can last for several days. Sounds are louder, lights are brighter, and the pain is debilitating. Over-the-counter medications used to address pain include analgesics, NSAIDS, caffeine, aspirin, naproxen, antihistamines, ibuprofen and acetaminophen. With prolonged use of these medications, especially NSAIDS, your migraines can actually get worse. Before you reach for that bottle of pain medication for your headaches, consider these natural alternatives:

Monday, February 15, 2016

When back pain gets so severe it is difficult get into or out of bed, most people reach for a bottle of pain medication for temporary relief. Pain medication only masks the symptoms; they don't treat the cause of the pain. As the efficacy of these drugs diminishes, you may need to take more pills or a stronger dose to mask the pain again. This pain management strategy can be very toxic to your body.

Friday, January 15, 2016

A vehicle accident at 25 mph may not do much damage to an automobile, but the passengers could suffer injuries from the collision. The human body does not tolerate the same forces of impact as a machine. When seated in a car, the person's legs, buttocks and back are usually supported by the seat. However the neck and head are rarely supported by the head rest. In an accident, the unsupported neck and head move quickly and may therefore tear and disrupt tendons, ligaments, discs, muscles, nerves and joints.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

With only a few days left in 2015, holiday shopping is ramping up to a frenzied pace. As you rush around to take care of your last-minute tasks, bear these tips in mind to prevent back-related injuries from occurring:

Monday, November 16, 2015

Sharing time with family and friends during Thanksgiving often puts us in a state of overdrive. When planning your festivities, keep in mind this story of (let's call her Jodi):

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Your back muscles are hard at work for most of your waking hours. While standing, your back muscles are flexing to support your upper body. They make sure your spine does not shift too far forward or back, or side to side. You can give your legs a break while seated, but your back muscles continue to keep your back properly aligned. The only time your back muscles get to rest is when you lie down to sleep at the end of the day.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The new school year is now upon us and with it children are vying for computer time to complete their homework. An improperly designed work area may cause problems for your child. Poor posture can distract your child from doing the homework, and train the spine for back pain later in life. This guide will help you set up their workstation so they maintain (or develop) a healthy posture.