Category: Sleep Hygiene

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Position Yourself For Sound Sleep With Back Pain

El Paso, TX. Chiropractor Dr. Alex Jimenez looks at sleep posture for back pain.

Whether you got back, neck, or pregnancy pain, your slumber posture makes a big difference in the way you feel each morning.

Great posture is a key to a healthier spine, but posture isn’t just about sitting or standing straight. Your sleep bearing has a significant effect on neck and your back. While some postures allow you to feel refreshed morning, come, others can leave you stiff, sore, and in pain.

Believe neutral, as it pertains to locating the very best sleep pose to your back and neck. Postures that put your spine in a neutral, or direct, alignment place the smallest amount of pressure on your own back and neck. Learn which postures set your back in a neutral state and those who must be prevented below.

The Very Best Sleep Posture For The Back: On Your Own Back

Sleeping in your back is for putting your spine in a neutral alignment, the very best, but only 8% of peopl

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CDC: Teenagers Need More Sleep

Getting more sleep will likely help middle and high school students in Nevada and across the country do better in school, be healthier and make healthier choices, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Epidemiologist Anne Wheaton with the CDC says only one in eight students in Nevada gets the recommended amount of sleep, between eight-and-a-half and nine-and-a-half hours per night. She says sleep deprivation is linked to drinking alcohol, smoking tobacco and using drugs as well as poor academic performance.

“If you haven’t had enough sleep and you’re sitting in the first period of school, you have a harder time paying attention and your memory doesn’t work quite as well,” she says. “If you don’t get enough sleep.”<img class="wp-image-10168 alignright" src="https://www.elpasobackclinic.com/wp-content/uploads

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Incorrect Posture Can Alter Overall Health

In the modern day, individual’s sit for extended periods of time, whether its for work or for leisure time. Although you may not be aware, the posture we take throughout this time period can tremendously influence our overall health and wellness. Posture is the position in which people hold their body when sitting or standing. Although the body can take a specific posture according to what feels comfortable or how the individual’s attitude is expressed, a proper posture is necessary to maintain overall well being.

 

We’re all constantly reminded about the importance of having good posture. It’s been embedded into our culture that sitting tall while holding your head high reveals health, poise, and professionalism from each individual who practices proper posture, but besides visually looking well, good posture is essential because it keeps us healthy from within.

 

When an individual maintains a proper posture, the muscles and other tiss

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Chiropractic Treats Low Back Pain from Incorrect Posture

Low back pain is a common symptom reported among the majority of the population. Generally caused by direct trauma from an injury or as a result of an aggravated condition, low back pain can greatly restrict an individual’s daily activities, affecting their overall physical as well as mental performance. Although there’s a variety of factors which can lead to back pain along the lumbar area of the spine, an incorrect sitting posture over an extended period of time has been known to be one of the leading causes for this well-known symptom.

Sitting is one of the most difficult positions for the body to maintain. Improper sitting postures for prolonged periods of time while hunched over in a chair can build excessive pressure on the spine and affect the blood circulation in the legs. For an individual that spends their workdays sitting down, the long term result of an improper posture can greatly alter the individual’s overall health.

Proper Posture While Sitting

Sitting

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Posture Awareness & Correction: Time For You to Take The Lead!

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It’s obvious that Posture has become the new buzzword surrounding physical health and wellbeing over the past few years. We don’t have to look very far to understand why. Though there are many potential causes for poor posture, there’s no doubt the most widespread cause of our current posture dilemma is a direct result of our obsession with and our dependence on mobile devices. Tablets, smartphones and other technologies are not only a luxury but a necessity in our day-to-day lives.

It’s nearly impossible to avoid the onslaught of news articles and video segments cautioning the public of the harmful effects of long-term mobile device use on spinal health. As a result, our patients (and potential patients) are becoming increasingly aware of this issue as well.

This is great awareness, right?

The media is doing the hard work for us by effectively and efficiently reaching millions of