Chris Sztuka

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11 Effective Solutions For Sciatica Pain

When it comes to sciatica, there's no shortage of treatments.<p>Sciatica is leg pain caused by a pinched nerve in the lower back. Although the pangs begin in nerve roots located on either side of the lower spine, they then course through the sciatic nerve, which runs the length of each leg from the …

Massage Therapy

6 Ways a Massage Will Improve Your Health Immediately (Reduced Anxiety Included!)

Thinking about getting a massage? Treat yo self! But here's the thing — it's not just a treat, it's an imperative wellness practice that you should be integrating into your monthly (if not weekly!) routine. We talked to on-demand massage service Zeel's Eva Carey — massage expert and national …

What's the difference between muscles, tendons and ligaments?

<b>Soft tissues refer to parts of your body that are not bones or vital organs and while there are many, the three main ones we will focus on (and you</b> …

The best sleep positions for whatever type of pain you're experiencing

When you’re in pain, all you want to do is rest; if you can’t sleep due to pain, this becomes frustrating. In order to help you get those …

Pain

Everything you need to know about back pain in 11 minutes

510 Shares<p>Family physician Mike Evans is famous for his terrific whiteboard videos, where he distills complex medical ideas to its most …

6 Ways Running Improves Your Health

Running is not only great for the soul but good for your well-being.<p>You’ve probably heard it said that exercise is medicine. Well, it’s not just a saying; it’s the truth. There’s a raft of scientific evidence that proves that regular exercise (150 minutes per week, which is about 30 minutes five …

This Is What Looking Down at Your Cell Phone Does to Your Spine

Our cell phones and tablets have transformed the way we hold our bodies—and not for the better. Looking down at your device is like having a 60-pound …

Introducing the One-Minute Workout

We get it, you’re busy. But it turns out you don’t need very much time in the gym to improve your health. In fact, it might only take one—yes …

Movement Health – What is it? And what is its role in injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Movement health is highly topical right now as the leading lights in this field underline the need to consider movement professionals as lifespan …

Physical therapy may be as good as surgery for common back problem | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Physical therapy may work as well as surgery for easing symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis, a common cause of nerve damage and lower back pain among older people, a study suggests.<p>“Surgery is a riskier procedure, with about a 15 percent complication rate, and half of those are …

The Incredibly Simple Fix for Plantar Fasciitis

New research reveals how you can cure this common running injury twice as fast<p>If you feel sharp pain in your heel, you may have plantar fasciitis, an overuse injury common among runners, says Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Ph.D., of Denmark’s Aalborg University.<p>To treat the ailment, the common advice …

Scientists have discovered why running makes you happy

If you're a big runner like me you know what I'm talking about when I describe that euphoric feeling you get in the middle of your workout — when your feet feel like they are floating over the ground and you can almost hear the air dancing past you.<p>It turns out it's not all in your mind.<p>Scientists …

This type of exercise may guard against dementia

Working out is good for you in more ways than we can count, but a new study may have uncovered a new perk for people with memory problems.<p>Researchers from the Wake Forest School of Medicine found that aerobic exercise appears to boost thinking skills and brain volume in adults diagnosed with mild …

Stretching Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis—What Is It?<p>Plantar fasciitis is a painful foot condition that affects many people. Typical symptoms of plantar fasciitis …