Kyphosis (also known as neck hump, dowager’s hump, and buffalo hump) is an exaggerated, forward rounding of the back that causes a hump like appearance in the upper back. Fatty tissue develops around the spine to protect it from too much pressure. This condition can happen at any age to anyone, sometimes without any serious medical issues. Doctors say that a leading cause of this […]
Your sleep-deprived friends may swear by it and you’ve probably read about it online or seen it on drugstore shelves. But is melatonin all it’s cracked up to be, or are you better off just counting sheep to get some ZZZ’s First, the basics: Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone in the brain that your body uses to help regulate your circadian rhythm. That’s the 24-hour […]
For centuries, humans have blamed the moon for our moods, accidents and even natural disasters. But new research indicates that our planet’s celestial companion impacts something else entirely — our sleep. In a paper published Jan. 27 in Science Advances, scientists at the University of Washington, the National University of Quilmes in Argentina and Yale University report that […]
Ever woke up in the morning and just feel as if something just feels different. As you sit up to stretch, you find yourself wincing at an unpleasant feeling in your lower back just above your waist, the uncomfortable sense of pain. You also notice that the pain intensifies when you try to rotate your arm. […]
As the leading experts in the musculoskeletal system, chiropractors are many athletes’ top choice for ongoing preventative and performance-based care. Used widely across many sports, chiropractic adjustments and therapies can help to boost overall performance, decrease downtime due to injury and keep athletes in top shape. If you workout consistently, you are an athlete. This does include you!! So give back to […]
• Eat a healthy breakfast that includes unsweetened bran cereal topped with berries. Bran feeds the good bacteria in your gut and the berries are rich in antioxidants and flavonoids that improve the health of macrophages and other virus-eating cells.
• Take a brisk walk. Immune cells circulate the body during exercise for […]