Is Popping Your Own Back Bad?

Is Popping Your Own Back Bad?

Some of us have formed a habit of “cracking” or “popping” our own backs or necks. And some of us will actually get some temporarily relief from doing so. We often get asked the question:” Is cracking my back bad?”

The popping sound that one hears, or as we say in Chiropractic, an “audible release” is called cavitation. It is caused by the sudden release of gases (primarily nitrogen and carbon dioxide) from the joint fluids that surround each joint, when the joint space is suddenly increased.

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Best Exercises for Your Brain

Best Exercises for Your Brain

Being healthy is not just focusing on the physical side of things, you have to stimulate your brain as well if you want to live a long, healthy and prosperous life. Exercise will have a serious positive effect on bulking up your brain.
But what type of exercise is most effective? Is it weight training, high intensity interval training or endurance exercise, like running?

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Top 5 Chiropractic Myths Busted

Top 5 Chiropractic Myths Busted

It’s possible you’ve heard a few myths about chiropractic. Maybe at one point, you may have even believed a few of them yourself. That’s ok! We want to shed a little light and share some information on some of the more common chiropractic myths.

If you have any questions that aren’t listed on this infographic, please give us a call at 303-776-6767. We love answering questions and helping you feel as comfortable as possible before coming in to see us!

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How to Choose the Best Mattress for Spinal Support

How to Choose the Best Mattress for Spinal Support

Ashely Little, our friend over at Mattress Advisor , wrote us this great article on helpful tips for choosing the best mattress for your spine. You spend a significant portion of your life in your bed. It’s important to choose a mattress that will best support you and not be a detriment to your health!

“We think about our posture during the day while we’re sitting and standing, but it’s not something we can be conscious of in our sleep. Keeping correct posture is vital to protecting our back, neck, and joints from strain. How are we supposed to take care of that while we sleep?

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How a Visit to the Chiropractor Can Help You Sleep

How a Visit to the Chiropractor Can Help You Sleep

Difficulty falling and staying asleep, restlessness, and early waking are all problematic symptoms of insomnia. If you're struggling to get the seven to nine hours of sleep you need, a chiropractor can help you identify the source along with a treatment plan. While a chiropractor takes a holistic approach to your sleep health, we’re covering just three areas – pain, sleep position, and breathing issues – where chiropractic treatments may bring relief.

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Best Sleeping Positions

Best Sleeping Positions

Many people, regardless of age or physical stature, will wake up in the morning stiff and suffering from back pain. Some may even struggle to get out of bed. Their solutions is to take a few painkillers and then get on with their day the best they can. Many back problems, like this, are caused by poor sleeping positions. They can easily be improved with just a few changes to the way you lie in bed and help from your local Longmont Chiropractors

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