Braces, belts and tape are good, but our muscles are the best

We are often asked if a back brace or abdominal belt will help reduce pain or help with posture and if the application of Kinesio tape will assist in reducing the chance of injury while participating in sports. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix. Adding to this, the improper use an abdominal belt or postural brace may only further exacerbate your issues. And like most things, there are positives and negatives to using abdominal and back belts, postural braces and Kinesio tape. My goal in this post is to give you a better understanding of these products and whether they are right for you. Abdominal and Back Belts If you have a job that requires a lot of lifting and bending, most people will

The standard American diet is starving for potassium

Potassium is a vital mineral that is needed to maintain health. It is found in many whole foods and typically is absent in the standard American diet, which includes fast foods and processed foods. This post will cover common signs of potassium deficiency and the food sources that contain potassium to help address the deficiency. As someone who works in the health-care field and in a clinical setting with patients, I have seen a consistent trend in nutrition that focuses on finding a “new” compound or substance. Every year there is usually a new supplement that claims to produce some miracle cure or health benefit. It is common that these miracle supplements rarely deliver on their promise o

Chiropractors can play crucial role during cancer treatment

It would be difficult to focus on women’s health without touching on one of the biggest concerns facing women. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I would like to take a minute to review the screening guidelines as well as touch on what we can do here at Advanced Center For Pain And Rehab for our patients facing this disease. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women in the United States behind skin cancer, affecting 1 in 8 women. Support for breast cancer research has drastically improved screening, diagnosis and treatment, which has led to earlier detection and increased survival rates. Symptoms of breast cancer can include but are not limited to a lump in the br

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