Dietary intake of magnesium has gone down dramatically over the past 100 years. It is estimated that 68 to 80 percent of Americans are magnesium deficient. In places where water is harder, levels of magnesium are higher, and the incidence of coronary artery disease is lower. It appears, however, that 8 million deaths from sudden […]
Many judge the status of their health by the number of medications they are taking. The fewer, the better. Obviously this can lead to some erroneous conclusions. While we cannot drug ourselves to good health, we can be proactive about optimizing our nutritional status. Here are five “pills” that everyone should be taking.
Being active and pursuing fitness can be a challenge on many levels. Bad weather, hectic schedules, and traffic congestion unavoidably get in the way of our best intentions and efforts. On the other hand, setbacks from injuries and overtraining are often avoidable, if armed with the right information. So whether you’re training to walk a […]
Manual therapy is one of the many types of effective treatments that may be prescribed at Cole Pain Therapy Group. Pain Conditions that involve muscles, ligaments, and fascia (a tightly woven, tough connective tissue found throughout the body) respond well to manual therapy. Trauma, poor posture, illness, and stress cause fascia to develop adhesions/scars and […]
Have you ever noticed how you breathe when you’re stressed? Stress typically causes rapid, shallow breathing. This kind of breathing sustains other aspects of the stress response, such as rapid heart rate and perspiration. If you can get control of your breathing, the spiraling effects of acute stress will automatically become less intense. Relaxed breathing […]
With spring weather here, most of us are spending more time outside working in the yard or the garden. Gardening can provide pleasure and a great workout, but there are some tips you should follow to prepare your body for this work and to avoid injuries. The doctors of Cole Pain Therapy Group offer these […]
The spine is a highly complex mechanism of bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and nerves that work together in a beautifully integrated way. It bears the weight of our body and supports our arm and leg movement. It protects the spinal cord and nerves that connect our brain to every other part of our body, and […]
Most people familiar with spinal manipulation as a helpful treatment of spinal problems have experienced a clicking sound during treatment. A doctor of chiropractic presses on your neck or back and, click, something happened. Later when someone asks you what happened at the doctor, you respond, “my neck popped,” or “my back clicked.” But what […]