What Happens When You Crack Your Back?

what happens when you crack your back

Have you cracked your back by moving a certain way, stretching, or with the help of a friend? Sometimes cracking your back helps relieve pain or stiffness. At other times, hearing the pop and snap just feels satisfying. So, what exactly happens when your back cracks? Is it dangerous?

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How to Prevent Tech Neck in 5 Easy Steps

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Could reading this article hurt your neck? If you are using a computer or handheld device to read this, you may be increasing your risk for tech neck, a painful condition that develops when you look down at your phone, tablet, or laptop.

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Chronic vs. Acute Inflammation & How Laser Therapy Helps Both

chronic and acute inflammation

The inflammatory response is part of the immune system, which kicks in when you have an injury or infection. Once your body has recovered, inflammation should go away. Sometimes inflammation does not go away, though, and this can lead to other health issues. Fortunately, laser therapy can help alleviate inflammation and address the underlying issue that causes inflammation.

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10 Health Benefits of a Daily Walk

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Warmer weather means more opportunities to go outside. Many of us have spent plenty of time inside this winter and in this past year. Let’s shake off that winter stress with a walk, and reap some of the rewards a daily walk can have on our overall health.

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How Do We Feel Pain?

how do we feel pain

Pain is universal – everyone feels pain at some point in life. The level of pain they feel can vary, of course, from the severe pain of a broken bone to the minor insult of a paper cut. Pain can be the result of a wound, overuse injury, muscle spasms, or a long-term illness.

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Guide to Overuse Injuries & Tips to Prevent Them

guise to overuse injuries

Caused by doing repetitive motions, overuse injuries can even develop in those who are typing for too long, or engaging in their favorite hobbies, such as knitting or video gaming. Overuse injuries can take you out of the game—they can also prevent you from working or engaging in everyday activities. Fortunately, you can prevent overuse injuries by taking a handful of precautions.

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How to Manage Winter Joint Pain in 8 Steps

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Do you have a “weather knee” that hurts every time the temperature drops? You’re not alone – many people experience joint pain associated with seasonal and weather changes. A number of health conditions can cause joint pain, stiffness, and inflammation, but no matter the underlying cause, it’s always important to listen to your body and treat joint pain and inflammation before it causes permanent damage.

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7 Ways to Beat the Pain From Digital Device Overuse

beat pain over digital device overuse

Computers, tablets, and smartphones have added a whole new dimension to our lives—we have instant access to a whole world of information and the ability to communicate with others no matter where they are. In this era of COVID-19, digital devices have allowed us to learn and work remotely, reducing our risk of viral transmission. But digital technology also comes at a cost: increased risk of pain, depression, insomnia, among other disorders.

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