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In most cases, too much immobility both contributes to the back pain in the first place and fuels the pain during injury. Here are some of the problems that accrue when you spend most of your time sitting:
Furthermore, sitting for long periods of time is usually performed with poor posture, compounding the stagnation by putting pressure on the cervical and lumbar vertebrae. Degenerated and herniated discs (separate conditions) are likely outcomes of a highly immobile lifestyle.
Unfortunately, as humankind progresses, it is more difficult to unplug from the noise and distraction than ever. City people especially are finding it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep, which negatively impacts their daily operations and contributes to a poor overall quality of life. What better way to combat these modern sleep dilemmas than with the help of an ancient healing art?
These infections usually begin when colds or allergies cause swelling in the mucus membranes. Mucus production then increases, causing congestion. A good indicator of bacterial infection is if discharge is colored yellow or green instead of clear. Sinuses are located all throughout the head, meaning that the increased pressure often leads to headaches. Traditional Chinese Medicine is useful in mitigating sinus congestion, encouraging drainage and relieving pressure that leads to headaches. According to this tried and true philosophy, sinus problems are most often associated with disruptions of the gallbladder, spleen, lungs and qi stagnation.
Stress is ever on the rise in this wild 21st century- beyond the struggles of work and managing our lives, we are now almost constantly bombarded by depressing news and social pressures through social media. At our office in Park Slope, we want you to feel great mentally, emotionally and physically. But we know that you can’t feel wholly great unless all three areas are addressed and balance is established. I want to give you some substantial reasons to use chiropractic as a therapy for stress.
Cold air makes life difficult. To start with, it makes breathing harder and affects articulation. Traditional Chinese Medicine tells us that "cold wind" is responsible for a number of maladies, both seasonal and long-term. What this tells us is that simple things like wrapping up warm and drinking hot, nourishing liquids like tea actually make a huge difference during winter time. And if winter wellness starts with small, simple factors like this, then chiropractic and acupuncture should also be considered.
The awkward angles and the extra weight combine to add more pressure on to an already imbalanced system. We recommend you take a proactive approach to preventing back pain from breastfeeding, thereby mitigating the additional mental stress and fatigue that results from physical pain. Here are our tips for keeping the pain away.