8 Clothing Items to AVOID If You Suffer Neck or Back Pain

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Sometimes the causes of neck and back pain are obvious – hours spent hunched over your steering wheel or computer … an injury from a weekend basketball game … or wrenching your back while digging in your garden, for example. Other times, your neck and back may ache and you have no idea why. This is perhaps most frustratin … Read More

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

Rock Star DESPERATE for Pain Relief Tries This (check out his amazing drum solo!)

His band, Del Castillo, "pull together Latin music's romance and rock's grit," according to Billboard Magazine. They lay down "infectious Latin rhythms with mind-boggling solos. They whip crowds into a frenzy," according to Guitar Player Magazine, and display “eruptions of technique and taste (that) conjure images of Eddi … Read More

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

Is Back Pain More Likely If You’re Tall?

There are many risk factors for back pain that you can control – like your weight, posture, and even the position you sleep in. Your height, however, is not among them, yet it can influence your risk of back pain. Adults have the same number of vertebrates in their spine regardless of height, but they’re generally larger … Read More

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

Should You Keep Working (or Playing) If You Have Back Pain?

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Michael Brantley, a star outfielder for the Cleveland Indians, suffered back pain even before the season began. Like many others in professional sports, he apparently was -- and possibly still is -- trying to "play through the pain." Meanwhile, many, many others who work in other jobs suffer back pain and similarly try to … Read More

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

A Little-Known “Cheat” for Powerful Targeted Pain Relief

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One in five Americans struggle with chronic pain, according to a 2014 survey.[i] Of the nearly 35 million adults with persistent pain, 67 percent said their pain is “constantly present” while more than 50 percent said the pain is sometimes “unbearable and excruciating.” If you’re facing this daily battle, you know it’s no … Read More

Filed Under: Far Infrared Heat, Heal-n-Soothe, Pain Relief
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Stop Telling Your Story: How to Derail the Thought-Pain Cycle

By Steve Hefferon, CMT, PTA Today what I want to say to you is… Stop telling your story. Stop letting subconscious influences act on your body and cause you pain. Perhaps you wonder, How can my mind create pain in my body? It's very simple. Let's give an example. Say you are stressed out about your job, and that stress c … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: CurtisLanglitz,

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,

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,

Less Sleep = More Pain (new study)

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Chronic pain is a major cause of sleep loss and is associated with insomnia. For instance, the National Sleep Foundation points out that if you have lower back pain you might experience intense “microarousals” throughout the night. Microarousals are changes in your sleep state to a lighter stage of sleep, and they often l … Read More

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

Smoking Increases Back Pain!

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If you’re a smoker and you have chronic back pain, it may not have occurred to you that one might be related to the other. In fact, smokers are three times more likely than non-smokers to develop chronic back pain, in part because of the way it impacts your brain. New research from Northwestern Medicine revealed that smok … Read More

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