Moving your neck from side to side, forward and back is a range of motion that many of us take for granted until unrestricted motion is gone. For athletes, the cervical region’s health should be a priority; after all, how can you perform with a stiff neck?
Sinuses are air filled cavities located in the forehead, cheeks and nose. They allow air to circulate through the nose which helps to drain mucus from the nasal passageways. If they are working properly, you probably don't notice; it's when they become blocked that trouble begins. When the sinuses become backed up with mucus, less air can flow through, creating a breeding ground for bacteria that leads to sinus infection: this is what we call sinusitis, as the infection creates swelling and inflammation.
There should be no back and forth- the western diet of meats-and-sweets is a broken lie that was peddled by a commodity-crazed food industry and its time is coming to an end. It's time we demand that our food and health industries place importance on real, nutritious foods rather than processed, imitation flavors that are devoid of nutrients.
This holiday season, give yourself and your family the best gift possible by taking control of your wellness. Holidays are the best time for you to focus on wellness factors like reducing stress by increasing the amount of time you spend with family and friends. But on the opposite side of the coin, the holidays can actually increase stress as we worry about finances and social commitments on top of an already busy schedule. Balance, as ever, is of essential importance. Balance is at the core of chiropractic theory and we want you to benefit from our expertise.
Strengthening your back muscles supports you in the here and now and goes a long way toward mitigating future discomfort from back pain. At our office in Milpitas, we focus on strengthening the back muscles as a means of supporting the spine, especially the segment in the lower back which is responsible for weight-bearing activities. Focusing on strength here allows you to minimize the toll that compression takes on your spine.