I’m a Workplace Chaplain by profession. Like an ol’ Methodist Circuit Rider Preacher, I range all over the Great State of Texas for a company with ten facilities and over 500 employees. I have put nearly 20,000 miles my brand new car in six months. I thank God that I’m able to serve in this way; it was not that long ago that such a job would have been impossible for me.
Start small by replacing one bad habit with one good one. Don’t try to do it all at once. If you drink soda, replace one soda a day with one bottle of water, then two, three or however many you drink. If you eat huge portions, start using a smaller plate at one meal, then two and three. If you watch too much TV, start walking in place during the commercials of your favorite show, then during the whole show, then other shows. Hopefully, you’ll eventually want to walk outside away from the TV. The point is to start small.
The muscles will get overworked and irritated, causing swelling that results in a back pain that is sometimes very hard to treat. Physical therapists recommend gentle exercise and abundant stretching as the best way to relieve and treat upper back pain. Rest if the exercise becomes painful. Medication may help to bring down the swelling.
I did an examination, reviewed cryptically scrawled chart notes and some very non-specific x-rays. I wanted to be thorough because I didn’t want to mess up and have this guy in a wheelchair within 9 years instead. In the end I had to be honest… his case, while painful, was pretty simple. A few adjustments and some muscle work and he would probably be just fine. He was shocked. How could he receive to totally different responses to his problem? He didn’t become a patient for about a month but after 3 visits he was pain free. He is still a patient today but only comes in every 6 weeks because adjustments feel great, not because he’s afraid of being crippled.
Most, who are looking to buy second hand, read ads but they never think of posting their own. Advertising can be a good and effective way of buying a used item. The world is full of people who buy something on the spur of the moment or were given something as a present but decide for all sorts of reasons that it isn’t right for them. These unwanted items can sit idle for years in people’s homes. It’s from such people that you can find the best used chair at the best price.
Last Summer, while sheetrocking my ceiling, I sprained my back. When I told my Christian zetland chiropractic about the A.S. diagnosis, he was amazed because, he told me, I had a “textbook spine” with no sign of any disease at all. Well, I’m 47 now and strong as an ox. I carry things I probably shouldn’t, swing hammers, dig post holes and load and unload trucks as my wife and I have physically done home repairs, remodeling and landscaping on three houses in nearly as many years.
Your spine. Your spine needs movement and, for that matter, it needs a LOT of movement. Keep your spine limber, in shape and feeling comfortable and relaxed by performing these two exercises.
Upper back pain is usually more serious than lower back pain. If during pregnancy you experience pain in the upper part of your back, it is likely just a result of the additional weight. Rest and speak with a doctor if the pain is unbearable. Upper back pain is typically moderate to serious and requires consulting with a doctor.