The Key to Relieving Hip, Neck, Back, and Shoulder Pain

Do you suffer from any type of hip pain, lower back pain, upper neck, back or shoulder pain? The key to reducing pain and improving functional mobility is to restore balance to your musculature front to back and side to side. One of the ways we can do that is to work through some very simple motions that make you contr … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Steven Hefferon, CMT, PTA,

Are You Telling Yourself Health Lies You Believe Are True?

Do you know what the word confabulation means? I sure didn't until I heard Brené Brown discuss it... She defines a confabulation as a lie told truthfully, primarily to yourself. So a personal confabulation would be, I'm unlovable. A financial confabulation would be, I'm broke today, I'm going to be broke tomorrow … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Steven Hefferon, CMT, PTA,

The Single Best Stretch for Lower Back Pain

The other day we talked about how muscle imbalances are the cause of multiple sources of back pain, whether it's sciatica, herniated disc, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis. We talked about working at a root cause level to address the issue at a root cause. Today, I want to go over one simple stretch for lower back pain. … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Steven Hefferon, CMT, PTA,

Is One Muscle Responsible for Your Back Pain? Try the Test to Find Out

Can one muscle be responsible for your back pain, your sciatica, herniated disc, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis? Could it be responsible for you being unstable or unable to go in and out of bed, in and out of the bathroom, in and out of the car, walking, walking faster, walking up and down steps? Could one muscle b … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain, Back Pain Exercises
Written By: Steven Hefferon, CMT, PTA,

How to Safely Buy Food During the Pandemic

Visiting the grocery store right now doesn't have to be a super stressful situation. You can still safely and calmly shop for food during the Coronavirus pandemic -- but you will have to take some new precautions. By knowing how the virus spreads and understanding the risks, you can shop confidently when you need to go … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: HBI Editorial Team,

Pain Relief Meal Plan for Self-Isolation and Quarantine

Click here to download your anti-inflammatory meal plan (Includes a grocery list of foods available at most stores) Most people are stress eating right now, eating more junk foods like chips, ice cream and soda to take their minds off the pandemic.  All of that junk food may help relieve stress for a few minutes... Bu … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain, Healthy Eating, Nutrition
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

7 Tips to Stay Healthy, Calm, and in Control During Coronavirus Panic

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: HBI Editorial Team,

Want the Benefits of Inversion Therapy without the Equipment? Try These Exercises

spinal decompression at home

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: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,