High Heels: The problem in Cannes
Several women were turned away from movie premieres at the Cannes Film Festival simply because they had on flats rather than high heels, ironically at female-themed films. Although festival spokesperson Christine Aime eventually clarified that women should not have been... Read More
The joints are designed to be able to handle huge amounts of pressure. Inside every joint is synovial fluid (containing hyaluronic acid), which protects the cartilage. The cartilage itself makes it possible for bones to move adjacently. Lack of nutrition, getting older, and hereditary factors... Read More
Joint pain is incredibly common. The mechanics of the body are very similar to that of a machine: oil can become depleted, pieces can degrade, components can get stuck, and the alignment can become skewed.
The nerves in the area get aggravated, resulting in pain. Inflammation... Read More
Many have a pain in the neck
Since about 1900, it has been common to refer to a particularly vexing situation as a “pain in the neck.” The phrase makes even more sense today: chronic pain is itself irritating, with neck and shoulder pain becoming particularly... Read More
When looking at options for chiropractic care, Birmingham residents often have questions about the nature of chronic pain.
If you want to understand the experience of extended pain, the first step is to realize that it’s not just about aching and discomfort. Here are five other... Read More
Wearing down of the joints
Chiropractic care is often used to treat the chronic pain associated with osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs in the joints of the body (hips, knees, fingers, etc.); it is also referred to as wear-and-tear arthritis and degenerative joint disease. If you suffer from... Read More
How chiropractic integrates a children’s song
To quickly identify each of the parts of our body, we have names for them. The importance of being able to designate a specific region of our anatomy is evident in the children’s song, “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” –... Read More
Many book lovers are familiar with the bestseller co-authored by Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. The basic premise of the book is simple: in order to succeed in the work world and strike a balance between career... Read More
It’s not easy to pass when you’re asked if you want cake at a party or pie at a restaurant. However, part of the reason we want dessert so much is sugar addiction. Medical research suggests that our desire for sugar is a bottomless pit:... Read More
You may know that massage can help to alleviate neck and back pain. However, it isn’t always easy to budget for appointments with a licensed massage therapist.
California physiotherapist Nadia Perez recently suggested a quick and simple trio of tactics that offer a structured DIY approach... Read More
Neck pain has become increasingly common in recent years.
One of the main issues is text-messaging, as revealed by research that showed how the angle with which a person looks at a cell phone can increase cervical spine force by as much as 500% (increasing it... Read More
Natural neck alignment is simple: when you are facing straightforward, your ear should be directly above your shoulder. However, many people don’t maintain that strong, healthy stance. If your ear is positioned in front of your shoulders, that’s called forward head posture, and it puts... Read More