Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

Unless we are mandated to close for a period of time, or unless I get sick, I will keep the office open. I’ll explain why and I’ll let you know what we are doing in response to the concerns.  Before I get to that, I’ll mention something on a...
Is it okay to crack my own neck?

Is it okay to crack my own neck?

  For 20 years I’ve been hearing people say, “I crack my own neck.” If you crack your own neck or have a friend walk on your back—STOP! When you crack your own neck, you may hear the same “popping” noise you hear when a chiropractor adjusts you. (That’s air...
Should I Do Yoga If My Back Hurts?

Should I Do Yoga If My Back Hurts?

So your back hurts. Maybe you can’t even remember the last time it didn’t hurt. You’re popping Ibuprofen like they’re Skittles, and you’re wondering if you might get a little relief from yoga. Is it safe to practice yoga when your back hurts this much? Well, maybe....
What Are The Best Exercises For Lower Back Pain?

What Are The Best Exercises For Lower Back Pain?

PLANKS. Planks engage the abdominal muscles and back muscles, stabilizing the spinal column and mimicking proper lumbar alignment. To do them right and protect your back: Start on your forearms to avoid shoulder strain. Keep your abs tight the entire time. Do not let your back sag. Square your hips with the floor. Have someone take a picture or set up a timed photo/video so you can check whether your back is straight. This is a better way to confirm your posture than using a mirror, because the mirror requires you to twist your neck in the middle of the pose.

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