According to the National Headache Foundation, over 45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches, and 28 million suffer from migraines. Headaches and migraines are often triggered by stress, which is the cause of 75% of all physician visits in the U.S. Poor sleep can also result in headaches and migraines as well. While many medications are out there to help relieve headache symptoms, alternative treatments also exist. Cranial sacral therapy tends to be one of those treatments. What is Cranial Sacral Therapy? Cranial sacral therapy, also sometimes referred to as craniosacral therapy or CST, is a non-invasive and gentle form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal.
Arthritis is the leading cause of disability among adults in the U.S. By conservative estimates, roughly 54 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis with osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) leading the pack. While you can’t always prevent arthritis, there are recommended best practices you can incorporate to help prevent arthritis from becoming a chronic pain disorder down the road. Some of these best practices can even be used to help alleviate pain as well. Diet, exercise, and posture are three, in particular, I’d like to go over today. Diet Let’s tackle diet first. I classify foods as either being inflammatory or anti-inflammatory. Certain foods can trigger a.
Similar to getting routine maintenance on your vehicle, routine maintenance for your body is important to help improve life longevity. This is especially true as life situations throughout a calendar year can throw a curveball and cause chronic stress. And if left untreated, chronic stress can take a major toll – emotionally and physically. As I’ve written before, 75% of all physician visits are stress related. Routine stress, such as pressures of work, school, or other daily responsibilities can wear you down. Stress brought on by a sudden negative change, such as a divorce, illness, or losing a job can also take a huge toll. And so can traumatic stress.
The start of a new year can be an exciting and challenging time. For many, this is a time of year to begin focusing more on goals – personally and professionally. This is also a time of year in which many people begin implementing healthier lifestyle habits to reduce stress and prevent or overcome chronic pain. Since I’ve written a lot on the topics of stress and chronic pain in 2018, I figured I’d do a quick recap featuring some of my most popular articles on these subjects. These can be used as a valuable resource guide to help you get an excellent jump start to a healthier you in.
While chronic pain is an unfortunate widespread issue in the U.S., what you may not know is the exact reason why you are experiencing the pain. It is easy to drown out pain or to medicate to temporarily alleviate the symptoms. However, going this route can create many long-term health problems, which can also cost you in financially, physically, and emotionally in the long-run. Below are three common mistakes to avoid when needing to heal from chronic pain: Poor Posture Poor posture is harmful to your body. This is especially true when it comes to poor posture in the sitting position as this can be detrimental to your lungs and.
Many Americans suffer from moderate to high stress. Whether its money, work, family responsibilities, or health concerns, if stress is left untreated, it can become chronic. And chronic stress can lead to all sorts of long-term health issues. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of death: Heart diseases Cancer Lung ailments Accidents Cirrhosis of the liver Suicide Moreover, 75% of all physician visits are stress related. So, how do you eliminate stress? Before I share some tips on how you can best mitigate and overcome stress, I would like to point out a few things you shouldn’t do when trying.