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Does Yoga Really Help for Back Pain?

Does Yoga Really Help for Back Pain?

The practice of yoga is an ancient one—the earliest form dates back to approximately 3,000 BC. Today, yoga is synonymous with exercise and healthy living. You may have heard it’s great for building flexibility and strength (and a whole host of other health benefits). But you’ve got back pain and you want to know will it help?     The good news is that studies have evidence that yoga…

Back to School Shouldn’t Mean Back Pain

Back to School Shouldn’t Mean Back Pain

The summer months are winding down…and just like that, school is almost back in session! While you glaze over your child’s school supplies list, you’ll notice the usual–pens, paper, pencils, binder, etc. But one thing that probably isn’t on that list is a backpack. We want to take this opportunity to give a few tips on shopping for backpacks and…

What Exactly is Sciatica?

You may have heard this term thrown around and you know it has to do something with back pain–“sciatic.” But what exactly is sciatica? If someone says, they have sciatica, they’re referring to the pain associated with their sciatic nerve. It’s not a condition itself, but a symptom of an underlying condition. The sciatic nerve is a major never that…

Do I Need Physical Therapy?

Do I Need Physical Therapy?

When is physical therapy actually required? First, let’s take a look at what physical therapy means and what it entails. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, physical therapists: “… help individuals maintain, restore, and improve movement, activity, and functioning, thereby enabling optimal performance and enhancing health, well-being, and quality of life. Their services prevent, minimize, or eliminate impairments of…

Be Kind to Your Spine: Sitting Tips

Be Kind to Your Spine: Sitting Tips

Want to be kind to your spine? Would you like to reduce the chances of back pain? Exert less stress on your spine by fixing the way you sit! Your posture matters. In today’s world, we often are sitting for hours in front of a computer screen with very minimal breaks in-between. Whether you’re at the office or at home,…