Head and Neck

COVID-19: A Pain in the Neck (Tips for how to manage your headaches, neck, and shoulder pain.)

These are trying times for all of us, let’s face it. Even more challenging is the total lack of physical exercise that we are ALL suffering from. Personally, I went from exercising over an hour every day to being proud of myself for getting up and going to the fridge. What a change. Unfortunately, with increased sedentary lifestyle changes tends to come increased levels of pain. Of these increased pain, neck pain can be some of the most common and

Taking Care of my Body while Bartending

Many years ago, I decided to get a part-time bartending job at a local brewery. I was looking to purchase my first home here in Asheville and like many Ashevillians know, the struggle is real. It’s expensive to live here! So I figured the extra income would be helpful. Little did I know how difficult and taxing my little part-time bartending job would be on my body. Luckily, the knowledge I have gained over the past

Neck Osteoarthritis (OA)

What is Neck Osteoarthritis (OA)? Arthritis is defined as the presence of swelling, effusion (The escape of fluid into another part), or the presence of 2 or more of the following signs: limited range of motion(ROM), tenderness, pain on motion, or joint warmth. In this article we will specifically discuss neck osteoarthritis. Degenerative changes are common in neck or cervical spine. In some degree they are found almost universally in persons over 50yrs of age. Once you hit 70 years

5 Natural Inflammation Remedies

5 All Natural Ways to Soothe Joint Inflammation So you suffer from arthritis or some other form of joint inflammation, but you are unable to take medication or undergo surgery to alleviate your pain.  What can you do?  This short article will provide you will 5 suggestions for cooling inflammation without the use of invasive measures.  As always, you should consult your doctor or physical therapist before making changes to any existing treatment program.  Enjoy and be well! 1.  

Sitting is slowly killing us

Sitting is slowly Killing all of us Things just aren’t what they used to be in many ways. As a culture, we used to fill our days with standing, working on crops in our fields, gathering or hunting for our food then later came standing working in factories or mills. With modern advances such as computers, television and desk jobs, many of us sit for the majority of the day and recently we have discovered some staggering statistics. The average American now sits for 9.3 hours

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