Exercises to Help Relieve Your Back Pain

By David J. BenEliyahu, DC, DABCSP, DAAPM

BNP Exercise Blog PhotoIt is a common misconception that if you have back pain you should avoid exercising. This misconception allows people to rely too heavily on pain medication and inactivity.  For most back problems exercise and movement are essential to the healing process. Controlled, gradual, and progressive exercise-as opposed to bed rest and inactivity- is part of long term treatment for reducing back pain and preventing future episodes.

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Sound Asleep but Wide Awake

Sleep Paralysis Blog PhotoHave you ever lain in bed wide awake, aware of what’s happening around you – but you couldn’t move a muscle? If the answer is yes, then you’ve probably experienced the bizarre phenomenon that is sleep paralysis.

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10 Tips & Tricks for a Successful Run

RunningWhether you’re an avid runner, or just starting out, here are some quick tips and tricks to help you have a successful run: Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning: 5 Health Benefits to Decluttering Your Life

DeCluttering Blog PhotoIf you have a closet that is starting to overflow and take over your bedroom or junk drawer that has gradually started to expand from the drawer onto the kitchen counter top, then you’ve likely felt some level of stress brought on by piles of unnecessary junk. All of that stuff can be annoying to look at so it’s important to take control of your clutter.

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What You Should Know About Diabetic Foot Ulcers

By Joseph C. White, MD, FAAFP

hbot-blog-photoA diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that commonly appears on the bottom of the foot and occurs among 15% of people with diabetes, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).

Diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower extremity amputations in the United States, and the APMA reports that approximately 14-24% of patients with diabetes who develop a foot ulcer will require an amputation.

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Relieving Itchy Dry Skin This Winter

dry-skin-blog-photoThe cold weather has arrived, and our skin has begun to feel the effects.  Due to the cold temperatures and low humidity levels, we are left with dry, irritated skin.  But the problem is more than cosmetic; there are dangerous health risks that are associated with dry skin.  As the skin dries it becomes more susceptible to cracking, which in turn creates an entryway for germs into the body.  To avoid exposure to infections and other diseases, it is important to take care of your skin throughout these winter months.  Here are some tips to help your skin feel healthier and better protected.

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Colder Weather Does Affect Chronic Lower Back Pain

By David J. BenEliyahu, DC, DABCSP, DAAPM

cold-weather-back-pain-blog-photoIf you have noticed that cold weather worsens your pain, you are not alone. According to a recent study by the European Project on OsteoArthritis (EPOSA) of 800 people with arthritis, 67% stated that the weather adversely affected their pain. In another study published on PLoS One by Penny Moss, those who had arthritis reported greater sensitivity to cold and barometric pressure than control subjects without arthritis. It appears that chronic pain may alter the way nerves respond to stimuli, and increases their sensitivity.

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