If it's been a while since you shopped for a mattress, the game has changed! Finding the right mattress has become a daunting task. Try going to a local mattress store and you'll see what I mean. First you have to deal with the overzealous sales person who's job it is to sell you the most expensive mattress in the store. Then you'll have to lay down on at least 15-20 mattresses in order to find a mattress that is "comfortable". If and when you do find a mattress that you & your significant other like, then it comes down to pricing. How much do you want to spend? Here's my recommendation: Sleeping is 1/3 of your life and greatly affects your overall health so spend as much as you can afford. A mattress is NOT a place to go cheap!
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Ergonomics is about staying healthy and productive by working in a way that induces the least amount of strain on your body in the long term. This means that your workstation needs to be designed around you, not the other way around. It means working from a neutral position—think about how we contort ourselves to fit our keyboards, mice, and desks.
With this information...is your current workstation ergonomic? Do you hold your body in a way to suit your workstation or was your workstation designed for your body? Depending on how many hours you work per week, this can make all the difference when it comes to longevity.
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With chronic back pain, an often overlooked cause is compression in the spine. Depending on the area of pain (neck, middle-back or lower back), inversion therapy can help to decompress the spine to alleviate pain.
Most likely, you've seen the commercials on TV about the Teeter Inversion Table. If you haven't, check it out. With this device, you will be able to invert your body which will help to decompress your the discs in your back. When done as directed, this therapy can be very effective.
Back pain as you know can be very debilitating! Instead of simply taking medications when your back hurts, try working on the structure! Of course, you should always consult with a physician before trying any therapy for neck or back pain, but when you are given the green light, Inversion therapy can really help!
Click the link below for more information on Inversion Therapy.
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Neck pain can be caused by many factors, but a common thing that most doctor's fail to address is your pillow. If you wake up with neck pain every day, there is a good chance that your pillow may be part of the problem. Is your pillow too soft? Do you use more than one pillow? Do you sleep on your stomach? All of these questions will help to determine if your pillow is causing your neck pain.
Before we get too far into the cause of your neck pain, have you had any type of treatment for your neck pain? Have you addressed the issue with your medical doctor or chiropractor? In many cases, having some x-rays taken can answer some of these questions. Have you ever had a whiplash type injury? Did you play contact sports when you were younger?
Once you get your history figured out, and consulted with a professional regarding the cause of your neck pain, then you should address your pillow. Choosing a new pillow can be overwhelming. This will depend on how you sleep (stomach, back or side) and the size of your frame. Make sure to do your due diligence when choosing a good neck pillow and don't just buy anything. Remember, it's a third of your life, so choose wisely!
If you suffer from chronic lower back pain try touching your toes. Wait...before you do it, sit down on the floor and stretch out your legs in front of you. Now with your lower back straight (not curved forward, that's cheating!), can you touch your toes? If not, your hamstrings are tight and this could be a factor with your lower back pain.
Disclaimer: Depending on your history of any past injuries or even a surgery, you might have to consult with your physician before trying to stretch your hamstrings.
What's the connection? You see, when your hamstrings are tight, they are pulling on the ischial tuberosity causing your pelvis to rotate backwards. This in turn puts extra pressure on the lower back. By stretching your hamstrings and keeping them nice and limber, this relieves pressure off the lower back.
Here's a good video on how to stretch your hamstrings from the folks at Bowflex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOf2AOpG4qM
Good luck and I sincerely hope this information helps to alleviate your lower back pain!