Men, look into getting a murse (a man purse)
“I see men all the time keeping their wallet in their back pocket. The problem is that every time they sit they are creating a postural distortion to the lumbar spine which then affects the entire spine and nervous system. This bad habit over time can create weakness and instability, especially in the lumbar spine and lower back.” —Gena Bofshever, DC
I know when you’re lying about exercising
“Most people know they should be exercising, or at least stretching, each day. But many feel like they don’t have the time so they skip it. However, I can tell if you’re not taking at least five to 10 minutes a day to exercise as you improve after treatment but regress in between sessions because you aren’t doing enough to help yourself.” —Mark El-Hayek, D.C., owner of Spine and Posture Care in Sydney, Australia
Check out how these hidden muscles are causing you a lot of pain.
Stop waiting so long to come in
“Too many people wait to seek help until their pain is severe. But pain is the last signal in the body to turn on to let us know that something is not right. Addressing symptoms early on can change the duration of a treatment plan. Patients often want a quick fix, and that is more likely to happen by paying attention to what your body is telling you, and seeking care in a timely fashion.” —Rubina Tahir, DC, host and producer of The Rx on mynewphilly.com.
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