Each year, as the multiplicity of consumerism increases, and the streets get marginally thicker with people, the stress of christmas shopping becomes more palpable. For many of us, the holiday season is a balance between the simple joys of life like family and more outstanding concerns such as the toll on our wallets. This holiday season in full swing, take steps to ensure your sanity above all else!
The recipes we love are full of sugar and saturated fats, two of the worst culprits when it comes to inflammation. If you suffer with chronic back pain, but baking is your family's christmas tradition, take care this season to monitor your intake of inflammatory ingredients. Avoing inflammation is a critical way of mitigating back pain, especially if you suffer from autoimmune disorders including:
If your joints are stiff and inflamed, take a look at our tips for mitigating inflammation this holiday season.
You've worked hard all year to reach the plateau of 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise per week. But with the holiday season in full swing, you have noticed a dip in activity levels. This is likely going to accelerate as the month moves along, culminating in a week of festivities and feasting around Christmas that leave you with even less time to exercise. Amidst all the baking, socializing and shopping, some people quit their fitness plans completely. Don't let this be you this holiday season! Read on to find our tips for finding exercise amidst the chaos of Christmas.
When considering what to gift the serious athletes in your family, consider the gift of heat. Every athlete is pushing their body and very few of them can afford to be sidelined for days waiting for their muscles to recover. For many athletes, the holiday season is a time of slowing down and relaxing in the living room with family. What better time to turn them on to the benefits of heat for healing?
Sciatica is a blight on your everyday health. We are always surprised to find how long people let it linger before they seek help. The number one way to overcome sciatica is to address it as soon as possible; letting it linger only compounds the problem and makes the recovery process longer. Sciatica is usually an easy diagnosis; the simple leg-raise stretch can usually give us a good indicator as to the prominence and severity of your sciatica. A full physical examination will tell us exactly where the problem is originating and guide our course of action.
Once we determine that sciatica is the true source of your lower back pain, we get you started on a four-step plan for overcoming it:
When you have decided that you've had enough of the sciatic nerve pain affecting your life, give our office in Milpitas a call. We are standing by to help you overcome sciatica or any other condition that is causing you back pain.