Back Pain Mattress Recommendations

One of the questions we get most here at the Healthy Back Institute is: "what's the best mattress for back pain?". A good mattress can make all the difference in the world for getting a good night's sleep. When sciatica or back pain makes sleeping difficult, picking the right mattress takes on even greater importance. Conv … Read More

Filed Under: Sleep
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Excess Fibrin, Blood Clots and Heart Attacks

Oxygen allows our bodies to grow and repair themselves. Along with food, it's the fuel energy our bodies need to function. It even helps white blood cells fight infection in the body. That's why good circulation is critical to good health, recovery from injury, preventing heart attacks and decreased pain. Red blood cells ar … Read More

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

Are Vaccinations A Sign Of Good Parenting?

The decision to vaccinate–or not vaccinate–children has become a huge controversy among parents. While some parents subscribe to the belief that the side effects of vaccinations (autism and brain damage) are more harmful than the diseases they are intended to immunize the child from, other parents view it is a must-do action … Read More

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

The Divided Mind – Book Review

Book Review: The Divided Mind by Dr. John Sarno One of Dr. Sarno's most comprehensive books on the subject of the mind and how it can create all sorts of pain. Watch this quick video review to see what we think about it... If you've read this book, please post your comments. … Read More

Filed Under: Meditation, Video
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Stress and Back Pain

Don't Let Stress Keep You in Pain Stress can do far more damage to your health than just make your shoulders and upper back tight. Few people realize that stress can not only cause many different health ailments like back pain, but it can also keep you in pain and prevent your body from healing. Our thoughts, emotions and … Read More

Filed Under: Stress
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Lemon Balm for Sleep

Lemon balm is a member of the mint family native to areas of the Mediterranean and western Asia. Going back to at least the Middle Ages, it has been used to treat stress, insomnia and intestinal discomfort. For ages it was mixed with wine to improve one's mood. Today lemon balm grows around the world and is commonly sold in … Read More

Filed Under: Sleep
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Top 5 Causes of Back, Neck and Sciatic Pain

One of the reasons so many people struggle with back pain and all the many variations of it, is because the majority of the treatments recommended by doctors don't address the main causes of the pain... So I wanted to make sure that you know what the most common causes are and how to address them... because it's highly un … Read More

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

Pros & Cons: Cortisone Injections

Cortisone shots are given as symptomatic treatment for a wide variety of repetitive stress injuries, arthritis, and other ailments. Commonly the injection consists of a mixture of a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory and a local anesthetic to minimize pain from the injected medicine. Most cortisone injections are conducted in … Read More

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

Ginger for Natural Pain Relief

Ginger has remained synonymous with Asian cooking for thousands of years. Its root spices up oriental stir fry dishes, is eaten pickled with sushi, and lends its unique zesty flavor to gingerbread cookies. But its remarkable healing properties and widespread availability have made ginger root the most widely used herbal r … Read More

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