Laugh Your Way to Pain Relief

By Steven Hefferon, CMT, PTA, CPRS A man rushed into a veterinarian's office carrying his limp, lifeless dog. The vet examined the animal and told the man the dog was dead. The man asked if there was any way the doctor could revive the dog. The doctor left the room and returned with a cat, who sniffed the dog from head to … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain, General Health
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Why Not to Wear Heel Lifts

By Steve Hefferon, CMT, PTA   Here at the Healthy Back Institute we discourage people from going straight into heel lifts. Sufferers need to understand why wearing lifts might end up prolonging their pain. Heel lifts can work against you achieving the physical balance necessary for a pain-free pelvis or back. Knowing … Read More

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

7 Everyday Activities that SURPRISINGLY Cause Back Pain

Up to 84 percent of Americans will suffer from low back pain at some point during their lives.[i] Sometimes there’s an obvious precursor to the pain, like a car accident or arthritis … but much more often, there is not. The pain is labeled “non-specific” back pain in these cases, which is another way of saying the cause o … Read More

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

Standing Can Reduce Back Pain?

standing to reduce back pain

Anyone who works at a desk for a living knows how difficult it is to maintain proper posture, and thereby avoid back pain as a result. Others, like truck drivers and sales people who spend long hours in the car or on planes also know this well. Prolonged sitting puts a strain on the lumbar region of your back, and this is of … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain, Back Pain at Work
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

The Myths, Lies & True Causes of Arthritis

There are three big myths surrounding arthritis. Myth #1: Chronic joint pain is a part of aging and only affects the elderly - If you look around it is easy to see how this myth formed and took hold. There are plenty of elderly afflicted with arthritic conditions. But by keeping the immune system strong and stable, eating … Read More

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

The Myths, Lies & True Causes of Cancer

The biggest myth of cancer is that tumors are cancer. That doesn't tell the whole story. Tumors are actually a SYMPTOM of cancer. And that means destroying them (via surgery, chemotherapy, or other means) doesn't not address the root problem. Think of it like a kid blowing soap bubbles. You could pop bubble after bubbl … Read More

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

The Myths, Lies &True Causes of Fibromyalgia

The problem with fibromyalgia is that it is used when doctors can't identify a clear medical problem. They know something is wrong, but they just can't get a bead on it. Because of this "murky" diagnosis, it is tough separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to Fibromyalgia. But one of the biggest lies is that f … Read More

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

The Myths, Lies & True Causes of Migraines

Like an avalanche barreling down the side of a mountain, some problems in life can't be stopped. For these, the only way to stop them from occurring is with prevention long beforehand. So it goes with migraines. That's why you should be skeptical of anything that promises to get rid of your migraine while it is happeni … Read More

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

The Myths, Lies & True Causes of Chronic Back Pain

There are six dangerous myths about back pain floating around, starting with... Myth #1: You “Throw Out” Your Back - Physical activity can trigger a pain episode, but by itself, it isn’t the underlying cause. If your back is in a compromised state something as simple as picking up a pencil, or sneezing can be the "straw t … Read More

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

The Myths, Lies & True Causes of Osteoporosis

If a calcium deficiency was the cause of osteoporosis, then all you would need to do is take calcium supplements. This is clearly not the solution. One of the biggest myths surrounding osteoporosis is that it is caused by a calcium deficiency. However, bones are made up of dozens of minerals...just one of which is c … Read More

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