Health Tips

Beyond The Spine

When most people in San Diego consider chiropractic care, they think of relief from neck and back pain. Assessment of the spine is an integral part of chiropractic treatment, but doctors who specialize in sports injuries also treat and adjust extremities. An extremity is any part of your body outside of the spine, for example, shoulders, elbows, hips, ankles, ribs, etc. [continue reading]

New Year’s Resolutions For A Healthy Spine

1) Improve your posture- There are three curves in your spine: cervical, thoracic, and lumbar. The curves help balance the weight distribution of your body and minimize a negative impact on your spine while partaking in various activities. [continue reading]

Choose Your Sleeping Position Well

Neck and back pain can develop simply by sleeping in a position that is not optimal for spinal alignment. Certain sleeping positions can place a great deal of pressure on your nervous system and strain in your muscles. By making slight modifications, you can help reduce pressure on your body and prevent pain from occurring.[continue reading]

Ergonomics for Everyday Life

What is ergonomics?
Ergonomics is the science related to man and his work, embodying the anatomic, physiologic, and mechanical principles affecting the efficient use of human energy. For you this means how pan or injury can be prevented, and how to make it through the day more comfortably. Using proper lifting techniques, proper posture, and appropriate seating position are just a few examples.[continue reading]

Nutrition for Exercise

Timing of a Meal Before Playing a Sport
In general, the closer you are to the time of exercise, the less you should eat. Waiting at least 1 hour after a small meal is a good rule of thumb, but it can take up to a few hours depending on how much food was consumed. If it is less than 1 hour before going out to play, a liquid meal (protein smoothie) is a better idea because your stomach is able to digest it faster than a solid meal. [continue reading]