Pain is an experience virtually every human has had. There are rare individuals who feel no pain, which can be the result of genetic mutations that interfere with pain signaling. While this sounds like a blessing, it’s actually a very dangerous condition because one of pain’s key purposes is to warn you of danger.
If you … Read More
It can be hard to find the time and motivation to fit in regular workouts, but 17 percent of women say they’ve skipped workouts because of a perhaps lesser-known reason -- their breasts.[i]
Breasts were actually the fourth greatest barrier to physical activity uncovered by researchers in a study published in the Journal o … Read More
Starting with Halloween and straight on through the holidays to the end of the year, we're in the "sweet season" … complete with its peppermint bark, chocolates, and candy canes (1.8 billion candy canes are made each season).[i]
Then, once this season’s sweets are behind us, up comes Valentine’s Day … then Easter (Easter … Read More
Any time you apply a chemical substance to your body, be it hand lotion, shaving cream or underarm antiperspirant, you run the risk of exposure to potentially harmful toxins. In the case of antiperspirant, one of the main “chemicals” of concern is aluminum (which is actually a heavy metal, not a chemical).
Aluminum is the … Read More
The hands-down most rewarding aspect of working here at The Healthy Back Institute is that we're making a positive difference in so many peoples' lives ... an extremely positive difference, in fact, because to take so many people from a "high" level of pain to a "low" to "non-existent" level of pain is as extremely positive … Read More
Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: November 4,2015
Did you know excess calcium in your diet promotes wrinkles and sagging skin, making you appear older than you actually are?
It’s true... it's actually as bad for your skin as too much sun, too much smoking, and too much sugar!
Yes, you can reverse this backward trend... and look many years younger in the process.
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America has very much become a “throwaway” society, but there’s one area where we may be holding on to an item for too long … our pillows. Most people use the same pillow for more than three years, according to a study by Ergoflex UK.[i] For some, it becomes like a security blanket, something you can’t possibly imagine sleep … Read More
"Should I get back surgery?"
Over the years here at The Healthy Back Institute it's easily one of the questions we've heard most.
However, another extremely common question we've heard is, "I've had back surgery but it didn't really help... is there anything else I can do?"
And unfortunately, another common question … Read More
Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: October 19,2015
Nearly half of U.S. adults (47 percent) struggle with at least one type of chronic pain, according to a survey of 353,000 people from Gallup-Healthways.[i] Among them, 31 percent have neck or back pain, 26 percent have leg or knee pain, and 18 percent have another kind of pain.
Further, among those in their late-40s to la … Read More
It’s nearly impossible to watch an episode of “Dancing With the Stars” (DWTS) without marveling over the sheer athleticism of the contestants. Competitive ballroom dancing is easily one of the most taxing, most demanding of physical feats. As reported by the Associated Press (AP):[i]
“Even Olympians have been felled by the … Read More