Smooth tissue called cartilage and synovium and a lubricant called synovial fluid cushion the joints so bones do not rub together. But increasing age, injury (even sitting the wrong way or poor posture can ultimately […]
Backpacks are getting bigger and heavier and not in proportion to the size of children. You can recognize when a child’s backpack is too heavy if he or she has to lean their head forward […]
Postural deviations lead to improper joint wear, arthritis, muscle imbalances, disc degeneration, and often to metabolic disease. Not to mention how they physically affect the way you present yourself and the degree of confidence your […]
According to a study done by Kenneth K. Hansraj, MD, “when your spine is in neutral position, the head weighs about 10-12 pounds. At 15 degrees [forward], the neck sees 27 pounds. At 45 degrees, […]
Most of us will claim that arthritis is a disease of aging people. However, bad posture can cause arthritis even within a younger demographic. Osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage that acts as a cushion […]
Getting a sound night’s sleep is an incredibly important part of optimizing your health and well-being, and one facet of restful sleep is the position in which you sleep. Most people naturally favor one sleep […]
Billions of people are now bent over their smartphones (notice that they never say ‘Smart-People?). The perils of texting include accidents, exposure to EMF radiation, unconsciousness, and new to our growing list is ‘text neck’. […]
Shoulder pain is the ‘new’ common complaint among children, particularly during adolescence. Some causes of shoulder pain in young people include poor posture, inappropriate forms of exercise and carrying heavy schoolbags. However, if the pain is persistent, and felt in the same place, take your child to see a specialist. Since children with shoulder pain may become adults with a potentially permanent condition, it is important to encourage sensible back care in young people.