The Surprising Link Between Posture and Depression

Bottom Line:   Have you ever been able to tell what someone's mood is just by how they walked into a room? We all have! It's a great example of how our posture and attitude are connected. Within seconds you can look at someone and tell...

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Postural Stress: The Link Between Tech Neck and Pain

Bottom Line:   Postural stress occurs not only because of your anatomy but also because of the decisions you make each day. Believe it or not, many of us spend 2 hours or more per day on our smartphones or tablets. That adds up to hundreds,...

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Improving Your Posture to Keep Your Spine Healthy

Bottom Line:   Posture is described as the position that your body maintains while standing, sitting, or lying down. Most experts would agree that "good" posture reduces the stress on your spine by balancing the load placed upon...

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Is There a Perfect Posture

Bottom Line:   "Sit up straight and stop slouching!" You've likely heard this since childhood, but is there such a thing as perfect posture? The answer is a bit complicated. The latest research shows that it may be more important...

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Beyond the Pill: Non-Opioid Care for Chronic Pain

Bottom Line:   One of the problems with pain medications is that they only treat the symptoms. In fact, they aren't doing a thing to resolve the source of your pain. And if you are looking for a long-term solution for pain relief, you...

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Opiates vs. Opioids: What's the Difference?

Bottom Line:   If you haven't heard about the problems that opioids have caused over the past decade, you must be living under a rock! Did you know that many of the people dying from opioids aren't recreational drug users looking for...

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The Chronic Pain Crisis is the Opioid Crisis

Bottom Line:   What began as a chronic pain epidemic has evolved into our current opioid crisis. For decades, opioids were marketed as a "safer" alternative to treat chronic pain. However, as the number of people with chronic pain...

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The Opioid Crisis: How Did We End Up Here?

Bottom Line:   About 30 years ago, there was a fundamental shift in medicine as to how pain was understood and treated. The number of people with chronic pain seemed to be rising, and it was thought that the options to address the pain...

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5 Signs Injured in a Car Accident

One of the biggest mistakes people make after being in a minor car accident is to assume they escaped without injury. If you are able to walk away from a fender-bender or a simple rear-end accident you may just feel like it’s your lucky day. But...

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