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At the Healthy Back Institute, our mission is to help you stay healthy and pain-free. Right now is the most important time of your life to stay healthy. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we know you're concerned about how to do tha … Read More
Every minute you take in 15 to 20 breaths — that’s more than 20,000 breaths a day.[i] So it goes without saying that your lungs have their work cut out for them. With each inhalation, the oxygen you breathe in gets transferred from your lungs into your bloodstream and to each and every cell in your body, sustaining your v … Read More
If you're feeling stressed out right now, give this progressive muscle relaxation a try. Whenever I'm feeling overwhelmed, I take a five-minute break to practice this technique. All you need to do is lie down and feel. Here's the technique step-by-step. If you like, give it a try right now to feel relaxed and refres … Read More
As COVID-19 infections sweep the globe, you may be asking yourself... How can I boost my immune system right now? While there is no COVID-19 cure or vaccine, you can take several actions right now to up your body’s immune system. These include changes to your diet and lifestyle. When you have both a healthy immune s … Read More
Feeling fearful, uncertain, anxious, or even downright scared about coronavirus? It’s OK if you are. COVID-19, the disease caused by this new coronavirus, has the world and its markets in a frenzy. It’s normal to feel anxious and uncertain about your health and safety, and your family’s and community's well-being. … Read More
Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: March 9,2020
Every day, whether you’re standing or sitting, the force of gravity is pulling down on your spine, compressing the discs in your back, taxing your ligaments, and putting pressure on your nerves.
Over time, spinal compression can lead to upper and lower back pain, neck pain, stiff shoulders and neck and spine-related conditi … Read More
Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: September 9,2019
Moderation is probably at the bottom of your priority list during the Thanksgiving holiday because the holidays provide ample opportunity to conveniently forget about weight loss and fitness goals. The truth is that you can enjoy your holiday feast without over-indulging in fatty foods full of empty calories and no nutrit … Read More
"Texting thumb" -- once called "blackberry thumb" in the early 00's -- is the layman's term now being used to describe thumb pain related to texting and constant smartphone use. It may sound funny, but it’s no joke, considering billions of texts are sent every single day, and countless hours are spent browsing and engagin … Read More
Medically reviewed by Dr. Brian Paris, D.C on Nov. 6, 2018. Are you experiencing lower back pain that radiates to your abdominal area? Stomach and back pain often go hand-in-hand. After all, they are two sides of the same coin. Stomach pain is very common among people who suffer from chronic lower back pain. Eith … Read More
Medically reviewed by Dr. Brian Paris, D.C on Nov. 6, 2018. Is lower back pain a symptom of the flu? Is there a link between back pain and the flu? We get asked these questions a lot here at the Healthy Back Institute, especially during the winter. Every year millions of Americans take to bed stricken with a cold or … Read More