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Autonomic Nervous System: Don’t Let Anything Get on Your Nerves!

Autonomic Nervous System: Don’t Let Anything Get on Your Nerves!

Autonomic Nervous System: Don’t Let Anything Get on Your Nerves!The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) controls organ function and overall balance of the body. The ANS adjusts or modifies body function in response to things like stress, regulating the heart, blood pressure, and breathing, stomach function, salivation, insulin level, and sexual function.

The ANS has generally been divided into two parts, the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the para-sympathetic nervous system (PNS). The SNS is the bodies “flight or fight” mechanism, which kicks in in times of stress. The PNS is the “rest and digest” system, which is responsible for longer-term functions such as digestion.

These systems need to work in harmony and synergy with the SNS being something like a gas-pedal and the PNS being similar to a brake.

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MRI’s and Low Back Pain

MRI’s and Low Back Pain

For medical practitioners, MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging is one of the most valuable tools, which allows them to make images of soft tissue and organs with no exploratory surgery.

In the last two decades, there has been an augmented availability of MRI service, and this corresponded to a noticeable increase in surgeries for treating lower back pain. The technology of MRI services is useful in examining soft tissues like muscles and spinal discs.

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Heavy School Backpack Puts Child’s Health at Risk

Heavy School Backpack Puts Child’s Health at Risk

So it’s back to school again. Along with the excitement brought about by the opening of the academic year— new clothes, shoes, lessons and activities, it is also very common to see kids carrying oversized backpacks on their shoulders. A typical bag of school children contains textbooks, writing materials including notebooks, pens, markers, paper, and organizers; as well as lunch, snacks, water bottles, and gym clothes among others.

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The Connection between Neck Pain and Headache

The Connection between Neck Pain and Headache

Neck pain provides limited neck motion and makes your simple daily tasks difficult. There are approximately 70% of people who will experience neck pain during their lifetime. It is not surprising that with the advent of technology, many individuals tend to suffer from different kinds of pain and ailments. Working long hours using computers, tablets and cellphones, injuries, accidents and jobs activities that involve forward head posture are just some of the causes of neck pain. The Use of Smart phones particularly while texting places major stress on the neck.

One more detail about neck pain is how it is linked to Headaches. Research shows that there is a key correlation between neck pain and headaches. In fact, neck pain is found to be one of the symptoms in many types of headaches which can radiate pain to the head. Muscles which radiate pain from the neck can transmit this pain throughout the parts of the head. Certain regions of the neck are associated with specific pain patterns and headaches. This indicates that something is wrong and should be assessed.

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Are Your Genes Responsible for Your Lower Back Pain?

are genes responsible for your lower back pain - gold coast chiropractor

As you get older, pain in the lower back, tends to become a common complaint. Lumbar disc degeneration or LDD is a syndrome that causes back pain due to compromised disc, and affects many individuals, as they get older. Once the proper motion is lost for extended periods, the disc between vertebrae will dehydrate and lose height. The disc must have proper motion above and below the vertebrae, including the regular movement related with a healthy lifestyle to stay healthy.

The bones of the vertebrae can sprout tiny, bony growths called osteophytes or spurs. This further reduces the movement and increases the pain from the decreasing ability of the spine to perform its job well. 65 to 80 per cent of those people who suffer from chronic back pain from lumbar disc degeneration have a genetic link that makes them more susceptible to the condition. So, could your genes be responsible for your back pain?

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Most Common Lifting Mistakes and Effective Lifting Tips

Most Common Lifting Mistakes and Effective Lifting Tips - Gold Coast dentist

One of the most known causes of back pain is improper lifting. Back pain is a common complaint among patients who seek help from their chiropractors. Instances like moving the couch down the stairs then something popped, or bending down to pick up your child and your back suddenly hurts are just some of the scenarios that can trigger an aching back, and worse, may prevent you from doing normal activities for a long time.

These injuries can be avoided if people recognise and apply the basic principles of lifting such as planning ahead before you lift, picking up the load close to your body, bending your knees and keeping your back straight and lifting the load with your legs. If you feel you are straining, get help immediately. Before discussing the five useful lifting tips, let’s first list the common mistakes of lifting most people make.

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