We do it all the time, but just because we are breathing, it doesn’t mean we are doing it correctly.
Proper breathing involves using your diaphragm – a muscle located at the base of the lungs separating the chest and abdominal cavities. When you breathe with your diaphragm the muscle works like a pump drawing air into the lower lung spaces. During inhalation you should notice your belly move forward and the lower ribs expand out the side.
In Western society Sciatica is a common aliment, particularly in the 30-50 year age group. It describes a set of symptoms that include hip, buttock and leg pain radiating from the low back along the apth of the Sciatic Nerve. This nerve is formed from the L4-S3 spinal nerves which join up as they exit the low back. It runs through the buttock, down the back of the thigh and leg, into the foot.
Chiropractic patients often experience unexpected improvements in many aspects of their health after commencing treatment. Patients who have received chiropractc adjustments over a period of time will often claim they feel more relaxed, have more energy or a greater sense of wellbeing.
Nowadays pillows are made from of a range of materials – foam, feather, cotton, latex; and come in different shapes and forms – standard, pre-contoured, adjustable and even water pillows. Consequently choosing the pillow that’s best for neck and shoulder pain can be a bit confusing.
Arthritis is a condition that effects the musculoskeletal system, and in particular the joints where two or more bones meet. Over 100 different forms of arthritis have been identified and classified.
The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. This is considered a degenerative condition related to wear and tear, as opposed to most other forms of arthritis that are considered inflammatory conditions.