Do you have pain near the two ‘dimples’ in your lower back? This is the location of your sacroiliac (SI) joints – the points where your spine meets your pelvis. Pain in this area is common because your SI joints support the entire weight of your upper body when you’re… read more »
Sciatic nerve pain, or sciatica, is hard to mistake. It’s severe shooting pain that radiates from your lower back all the way down the back of your leg (typically only one leg).
The pain occurs when your sciatic nerve (the largest and longest nerve in your body) becomes compressed, which may… read more »
Aches, pains, coughs, cuts and burns needn’t send you to the drug store in the middle of the night. Often you can soothe what ails you using plants, herbs and foods you already have at home.
But the best part about using home cures isn’t the convenience factor – it’s the… read more »
By Dr. Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc
Depression can take away a person’s sense of self and also severely impair the quality of life of the people around them.
Affecting about one out of every 10 people, the World Health Organization ranks it as the second most burdensome disease in the world, meaning… read more »
By its very nature, exercise puts stress on your body. This is actually a good type of stress, though, one that will help your muscles to become stronger. However, it’s important to refuel your body properly after a workout in order to replenish lost nutrients and energy stores.
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Pain is the most common reason why Americans visit their doctors. It’s also a leading cause of disability (including the leading cause of long-term disability).[i]
Costs relating to pain – including health care costs, lost income due to decreased function, and more – are estimated to reach up to $635 billion… read more »
Here at The Healthy Back Institute, we’re dedicated to helping you live a pain-free AND happy life. I stress happy because, really, it’s all about the quality of your life as much as the quantity, right?
But did you know the two actually go hand in hand? The happier you are… read more »
Health fads can be quite tempting to try, as they often promise you weight loss, better health and energy, and countless other benefits.
But you know what they say … if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Such fads get tricky, though, when they seem to make… read more »
By Susan Bratton
Pain can severely impact your libido, but it doesn’t have to destroy your intimacy.
Pain numbs your sex drive because desire is “life force.” Desire can get used up battling illness or negative emotions.
Pain medications, including anti-depressants that use SSRI’s produce a state of satiety due to raised serotonin… read more »
Here we go again! We’ve been telling you for a LONG time to beware of acetaminophen (Tylenol, etc). Recently the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally started to catch up. They just finished asking health care providers to stop prescribing acetaminophen in doses higher than 325 mg, for fear… read more »