Chronic Back Pain? It Could Be a Herniated Disk

May 3, 2021

There’s a lot to be said about self-reliance, individualism, and toughing things out. Sometimes that’s the only way forward. However, when it comes to chronic pain, these same characteristics can become your worst enemy. Pain is a signal from the body that something is not right. Chronic pain, especially in the back and especially when…

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Need Help Recovering from Lumbar Spine Disk Herniation? Try These 4 Exercises

April 5, 2021

A lumbar spine disk herniation can be very painful and cause neck and back pain, shooting arm pain, and tingling, numbness, or weakness in the leg, foot, or one arm. This condition occurs when the soft jelly in the middle of the disk slips out beyond the tough exterior of the spine. Surgery is generally…

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New Study Using fMRI Scans Sheds Light on Spinal Cord Function

March 1, 2021

The spinal cord is a vital part of the body, transmitting information back and forth between the various limbs and the brain. It’s only a centimeter and half in diameter, but its importance in the human body is huge. Proper spinal cord function is essential for health and wellbeing. Physicians and scientists have researched and…

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Trees and Greenery Close to Home Will Improve Your Mental Health

February 1, 2021

A fascinating research study was published last month that found a positive correlation between proximity to trees and improved mental health. The study was conducted in the German city of Leipzig. Researchers found that people who have trees within 100 meters of their homes were less likely to need prescription antidepressant medication. This has fascinating…

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Health Goals to Strive For in 2021

January 4, 2021

We made it to 2021! Even though it’s just turning a page on the calendar, it feels like something of an accomplishment to have made it through 2020. After the huge challenges of the last few months, most people aren’t planning huge resolutions for 2021. However, most of us could stand to set a few…

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