Sitting Is The New Smoking With the average American sitting more than 9 hours a day for work, it’s no wonder why low-back  pain is one of the top reasons disability. We’re not just taking about ‘desk jockeys’ either, how you relax – or watch Netflix – falls into the same category. I’ll limit the amount…

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Neutral Posture Provo Chiropractor

The Truth About Posture. Part I Perfect posture exists at the end of every rainbow; all you have to do is “sit up straight, keep your shoulders down and back, and don’t slouch… or move… or breath..” The truth is, posture can be deceiving. It’s a messy and complicated subject that encompasses your entire body, head…

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Sciatic Nerve Glide Provo Chiropractor

The sciatic nerve can be a literal pain in the butt! The origin and location of this nerve makes it a common area to be irritated; here are 3 variations of a simple exercise that can help reduce or eliminate the discomfort and pain.   Nerve Glide/Floss:   This is a progression exercise and will…

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Do you have a “snapping hip,” or a hip that frequently pops? Worse yet, do you feel as if your low-back is always tight? And no matter how much you stretch, push, or pull nothing seems to change?   If you’ve answered yes to any of these, hopefully I can add some clarification. I’m going…

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The MedX Cervical Extension machine is used to strengthen the muscles and upper region of the neck. It accomplishes this by isolating the targeted muscles and neutralizing the larger muscles surrounding it. In order to do that, we have to eliminate any shoulder movement and forward/backward motions so the only movement comes from the neck.…

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The Lumbar Extension machine was created to treat chronic lower back pain. It targets your lower back function to decrease pain levels, restore spinal function, and improve your quality of life. This machine is designed to isolate and exercise the paraspinal erector spinae muscle groups of the lumbar spine. While there are other lower back…

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In general, most people do not have perfectly symmetrical features. One eye is more squinty than the other, our thumbs are different sizes, our smiles are crooked, etc. But have you noticed that your muscles are also imbalanced? What is Muscle Imbalance? A muscle imbalance happens when the size or strength of a muscle on…

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What exactly is MedX? MedX is a brand of advanced rehabilitation equipment designed specifically for the isolation and treatment of chronic back pain and dysfunction. It is considered the “Gold Standard” for treating and reducing back pain. MedX treats and reduces chronic back pain and dysfunction through specific spinal strengthening exercises using the MedX™ Lumbar…

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Causes: Any activity that causes the body to look down and forward for long periods of time can contribute to slumped shoulders. These positions disrupt how the muscles in the neck, back, and shoulders normally function. It is these muscles that control the way the body maintains its posture throughout the day. Daily tasks that…

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An anterior pelvic tilt is when your pelvis is rotated forward, which forces your spine to curve. It’s often caused by excessive sitting without enough exercise and stretching to counteract the effects of sitting all day. If you have an anterior pelvic tilt you may notice that the muscles in the front of your pelvis…

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