Tightness, stress, and pain at the base of the skull has long been an issue that required hands-on therapy from a chiropractor or massage therapist. The sub-occipital release maneuver performed by these professionals can open up the space between the skull and spine. Patients with this type of pain pattern would ask, “Is there anything […]Continue reading
If you’re experiencing intermittent pain on the bottoms of your feet, here’s a simple solution: Buy a lacrosse ball. While more expensive alternatives exist, a solid rubber ball is the most cost-effective home remedy that I can recommend. You can use it while standing, as shown in the video below, or seated. I prefer to use it while sitting at […]Continue reading
In the video below, observe this person doing sit-ups. See how her hands are clasped tightly behind her head? Never do this, under any circumstances. The amount of strain she’s applying to the muscles of her neck is terrifying, and it will absolutely wreck the joints of her cervical spine. I’m not showing you this simply […]Continue reading
Here’s what you absolutely must know about sleeping on your stomach: No matter how good you think it feels, it will eventually backfire.
Turning your head to the left or right, and then resting it on a pillow is a movement/position that requires one side of your cervical muscles to work harder than the other. Over time, this creates a functional imbalance that alters muscle symmetry and thwarts midline stabilization.
Punishing the delicate joints/muscles of your neck in this manner, night after night, is a surefire way to create self-induced headaches and neck pain. When you fall asleep on your stomach, you’re basically giving physiology the middle finger.
If you’re paying for chiropractic care, one of the most unproductive things you can do is ignore this advice. Sleeping on your stomach after receiving a chiropractic adjustment is like rinsing your mouth with Mountain Dew after brushing your teeth.
So tonight, make a better decision and start sleeping on your back or side. Here’s how.