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Date: May 20, 2019 | Time: 9:00am | Posted By: Rasmussen Wellness - We've Got Your Back

The Bowling Ball and the Pin: How Poor Posture Causes Neck Pain Bottom Line:The average human head weighs about 8 pounds. Each day we all walk around with a bowling ball (our head) balancing on a toothpick (our neck). We are designed this way to allow for the full range of motion we all know and love. Even under the best circumstances, this places a lot of stress on our spine. But leaning forward even just 15 degrees pushes that.... <view entire article>





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Date: May 13, 2019 | Time: 9:00am | Posted By: Rasmussen Wellness - We've Got Your Back

Taking Control of Your Health: Slowing Down the Degenerative Process Bottom Line: The dreaded degenerative disc disease. Well, it may not be so dreaded after all. You may be surprised to learn that degenerative disc disease is a part of the normal aging process. As we age, our discs lose some of their water content and become less supple. This makes them appears darker on an MRI. And when they appear darker on MRI, you guessed it; they are labeled.... <view entire article>





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Date: May 6, 2019 | Time: 9:00am | Posted By: Rasmussen Wellness - We've Got Your Back

Is Your Cell Phone Causing Tech Neck? Bottom Line:Staying connected to friends and family is easier than ever with social media. The trade-off is that your daily screen time may be 1, 2, 3 hours or more. And let's face it, a lot of those hours online are spent in an awkward forward head posture that experts have begun to call "tech neck." It can result in neck pain, headaches, spinal disc issues, and even pinched nerves.Why it Matters: Each.... <view entire article>





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Date: April 22, 2019 | Time: 9:00am | Posted By: Rasmussen Wellness - We've Got Your Back

How to Prevent Spinal Disc Injuries Bottom Line: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". I often wonder if the author of that quote happened to have a disc herniation. By investing in a pro-active approach to your spinal health now, you may be able to avoid suffering from a disc injury later in life. And, while there is no specific protocol to guarantee you will never have a disc herniation, there are a few action steps.... <view entire article>





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Date: April 15, 2019 | Time: 9:00am | Posted By: Rasmussen Wellness - We've Got Your Back

Hot Spinal Discs: Can an Inflamed Disc Heal? Bottom Line: It's called a "hot" disc for a reason. Disc herniation's cause a tremendous amount of inflammation that can irritate nearby nerves and cause pain. But, did you know that inflammation is actually...a good thing? In fact, inflammation suggests a high likelihood of relief with conservative care. Confused? Well, the inflammatory process is the first step of the healing process! A disc that is "hot" or inflamed is a sign that.... <view entire article>





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Date: April 8, 2019 | Time: 9:00am | Posted By: Rasmussen Wellness - We've Got Your Back

Finding Lasting Relief from Disc Herniation's Bottom Line:So, you've suffered a disc herniation, and it's causing severe pain. Do you need an injection or surgery? What type of doctor should you see? Can a Chiropractor make it...worse? These are all common thoughts that may race through your mind after you've experienced a spinal injury. First, take a deep breath and relax. Leading research journals have shown that you made a smart decision by choosing Chiropractic care. Many leading health organizations.... <view entire article>





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Date: April 1, 2019 | Time: 9:00am | Posted By: Rasmussen Wellness - We've Got Your Back

A Spinal Disc Bulge or Herniation: What's the Difference? Bottom Line: The bones, discs, ligaments, and muscles of your spine are designed to help you maintain proper spinal alignment, posture, and movement. Between each set of bones or vertebrae is a small rubbery disc. These discs act as small shock absorbers for your spinal bones and nerves. They have a tough, rubber-like outer layer called the annulus fibrosis and a soft jelly-like center that is called the nucleus pulposus. As.... <view entire article>





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Date: March 28, 2019 | Time: 9:00am | Posted By: Rasmussen Wellness - We've Got Your Back

Bottom Line:It's difficult to find a single sporting event where you won't see an athlete wearing colorful tape somewhere on their body. You may have wondered what it is, and more importantly what it's used for. The tape is called kinesio tape and was initially developed by a Chiropractor about 40 years ago. It works by stimulating proprioception, which is the medical term for knowing where your body is in space. Why it Matters: Your skin is the largest.... <view entire article>





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Date: March 25, 2019 | Time: 9:00am | Posted By: Rasmussen Wellness - We've Got Your Back

Bottom Line:Foam rolling has exploded in popularity over the past few years. No longer used only by athletes and trainers, foam rolling (or myofascial release) is now used by people at all levels of fitness. The goal of foam rolling is to improve muscle function, performance, and range of motion. When a tight muscle or trigger point is released, you're better able to move freely, move with less pain, and improve your overall performance. Why it Matters: Activity, age,.... <view entire article>





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