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How Desk Jobs Affect The Spine

According to recent reports, sitting more than 11 hours a day can increase a person’s risk of premature death by 40% compared to those who sit for less than four hours a day. Other studies have found prolonged sitting can lead to certain cancers, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. Simply stated, the longer a person sits, the shorter their lifespan.

Sitting for long periods of time can also have a negative impact on a person’s spine. Poor sitting posture combined with a person’s body weight puts extra pressure on areas of the spine, causing misalignment. Unfortunately,...

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Can Pinched Nerves Be Permanent?

Pinched nerves can cause pain and numbness in the back and neck, as well as other parts of the body. If you’re suffering from a pinched nerve, you may be wondering when it will get better. And what if it doesn’t get better? Can a pinched nerve become permanent?

The answer is most of the time a pinched nerve will get better with rest and over-the-counter medications. It can, however, become a chronic condition, so you should see a doctor if you don’t see improvement within a few days.

How does a nerve get pinched?

We have nerves all over our body to...

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Is Cracking Your Back Safe?

There’s no better feeling than stretching your stiff muscles after a long, stressful day, right? During certain stretches, you probably hear a few popping or cracking noises. This is normal and usually harmless, but if you’re purposefully stretching your back just to hear that sound, you may be doing more harm than good to your spine.

First of all, self-adjusting the joints in your body is relatively normal and can help keep your spine and other bones flexible and in alignment. When you twist or bend your joints a certain way, you’ll likely hear a pop or crack. Why? Well, the joints...

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