8/13/2015

The Difference Between Soreness and Pain



What is the difference between being sore and being in pain? Soreness is often a good thing; you are building muscle or stretching out ligaments, etc...

Those are two perfect examples actually. Let's say I do neck traction for too long or too many pounds; I will be sore. The body just isn't used to it and ligaments and/or tendons are being stretched. It'll feel like an ache.

Just like when you go work out or maybe lift weights for the first time in awhile, you may be sore.

That's or main tell-tale sign - what were you doing that precipitated this painlike sensation. If you over-did a workout, or did it for the first time, you are using new muscle groups or at least using one that haven't been worked like that in a while - that's soreness, and is normal. Now if this persists for days and started following a awkward movement it can be pain.
 


My suggestion is to take a break or take it easy on that body part for the next week or until it feels better.

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7/30/2015

Why Do A lot of People Recommend Warm Water in the Morning?


Well, don't just drink warm water but put a lemon or lime wedge in there too.  Why you may ask?  First off it's a good body detoxifier.

The warm water seems to be preferred by body organs and aids in digestion plus helps get rid of waste. Lemon is also a good detoxifier and then in the body converts it to a base. Remember that alkaline diet...

Next, it stimulates the bodies digestive tract.  This helps digestion and improves nutrient absorption.

It is also said to help weight loss.  Now I can tell you that I've met a few people who really don't enjoy drinking water.  The lemon can give nice flavor to the water and help one get away from using sugar.

It seems to soothe the stomach.  The hot water cleanses the body and the lemon contains elements that reduce stomach acidity.

After a good night's s sleep on my cervical pillow, I wake up and have a glass of warm water.





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7/15/2015

Some Crazy Things You May Do In Your Sleep!



Who knew that we do anything but sleep, move around a bit, and maybe get up to go to the bathroom. Well, the fact is there are a bunch of things people do while they snooze that you wouldn't believe.

Here they are:

  1. Sleepwalking - I apparently did it once when I was a kid and tried to get out of the house.  Probably good I didn't, but the banging on the door woke everyone up!!!
  2. Talk or Scream - just recently someone I know was telling me they did this and it kinda freaked her and her husband out a bit.  My mother-in-law talks in her sleep; once you're used to it it doesn't really bother you, and she seems fine.
  3. Send text messages.  I think I could imagine some people doing this.  They do it all the time when awake, during sleep too - jeez...
  4. Drive.  This can happen when a sleep-walker makes it out of the house.  Also, be careful with sleep medications too.
  5. There is something called sleep sex or sexsomnia - Having sex while awake is probably better?
  6. Prepare and Eat Food
  7. Act Out Their Dreams - I'll never forget the story my grandfather told when my uncle was a kid.  My uncle thought he was in a base ball game and my grandfather played along with him.  "You hit a homer- run the bases".  Then he would put my uncle back to sleep.  No harm, no foul - no pun intended.

So why does this happen?  I think we need to examine what we are eating, taking, and our sleep patterns. After that I would use the traction pillow.  Having good neck alignment and a good night's sleep fixes a lot...

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6/30/2015

Wow, Who Knew Coconut Oil Was So Good For You...



That's right there are so many benefits.  Not only is it great to cook with, it smells nice, and tastes good.  I actually use it when cooking popcorn, it has a higher burn temperature and works great.  I've also been using it for an occasional massages - it's actually helped get rid of scars, and darkens my hair!

Besides these superficial things, it's been shown to reduce some cancer and improve your heart as well as digestion.  I'm sure there are other benefits too!

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6/18/2015

Neck Stretches for Pain Relief

I recently saw this article on yahoo.  It had some great neck stretches we don't always use.

1. Seated Neck Release
2. Seated Clasping Neck Stretch
3. Behind The Back Neck Stretch
4. Grounded Tipover Tuck
5. Seated Heart Opener
6. Bridge

I could explain each one but this article has a nice write-up and pictures for each one!

6/04/2015

What Am I Looking At On My XRay?

Lumbar XRay Normal -



Lumbar XRays Abnormal -



So you can see on the abnormal versus the normal, the AP view shows the spine is not straight up and down like it should be. On the lateral picture we should have a smooth flowing elliptical curve (that's like the curve of an oval vs. a circle). we also will see defined edges on the normal picture instead of jagged edges or bone spurring as on the abnormal. We also will see clear and fairly even throughout disc spaces on a normal lumbar xray. Do you see the clear differences in the normal and abnormal picture? Visit Arc4life.com for your online selection of cervical support neck pillows, orthopedic pain relief products and Home traction units. Products for pain relief. Add to Technorati Favorites Delicious Bookmark this on Delicious Stumble It!

5/22/2015

Neck Pain In The Car...

Have you ever noticed how taxi drivers very still. I have a family member who is driver and I must say he always seems so relaxed and in control behind the wheel. They don't even flinch. Whereas I'm turning my head, my body, even both to look here, there, blind spots, you name it.

I guess if you're a driver and you move around a lot, there's a greater chance you can throw something out of whack. More alarming is having a horrible posture that you do everyday in the car; your body will start to conform to that posture. You know, that posture where you have a low right shoulder, that arm on the gear shift, and the left shoulder high with that arm up on the steering wheel.

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