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How to Avoid Back Pain, Neck Pain & Headaches While Flying (part 2 of 2)

How to Avoid Back Pain, Neck Pain & Headaches While Flying (part 2 of 2)

This week, I’m back with part 2 all about ways to avoid things like back pain, neck and headaches while flying.

If you caught the blog/video last week, I shared 8 tips to help you avoid pain in general. (click here to see that post)

And today, I want to share some specific stretches with you.

There are 5 in the video. The first 3 are for your neck and back, and the last 2 are for your leg muscles.

I hope you enjoy the video and that the stretches help you stay out of pain while flying!

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How to Avoid Back Pain, Neck Pain & Headaches While Flying (part 1 of 2)

How to Avoid Back Pain, Neck Pain & Headaches While Flying (part 1 of 2)

Earlier this week, as I was returning to Spokane from sunny Orlando, I had plenty of time to do some thinking…

And as I was looking at the people around me, it occurred to me how painful flying can be for some people.

Between the uncomfortable chairs, the prolonged sitting, and the awkward neck posture, it’s easy to see how flying can be so hard on your body.

This led to the inspiration for today’s video, which includes 8 tips to help you reduce back pain, neck pain and headaches while flying.

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Car Accidents: 5 Keys to a Quick Recovery!

Car Accidents: 5 Keys to a Quick Recovery!

If you’ve ever been involved in a car accident, you might already know that the recovery process can be painfully slow. While some people bounce back quickly, others will suffer with their pain for months on end. These people can be some of the most challenging patients we work with in the clinic, as things like annoying headaches, neck and shoulder pain, back pain and sciatica tend to linger due to the overall inflammation caused by the accident.

So if you or a love one have been involved in a car accident, I want to share 5 key points that will help you recover as quickly as possible. Here they are:

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Simple Ergonomic Tips to Reduce Back Pain, Neck Pain & Headaches

If you work in an office and end up sitting for 6 or more hours a day, you’re probably familiar with tension and pain in your neck and shoulders.

Often times this will lead to headaches, especially if you work in front of a computer.

Lower back pain is also very common for office workers, due to the amount of compressive pressure on the joints and discs.

During this presentation, I lay out a simple 3-step process to adjust your workstation to help you reduce these types of pain.

And I also share 4 other simple tips to help you keep things like back pain, neck pain and headaches at bay. Enjoy!

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“Do I Need an MRI?”

“Do I Need an MRI?”

This is one of the most common questions the therapists and I get at clinic on a weekly basis, second only to “What’s going on, and can you fix it?” And while the answer varies depending on the situation, I’m going to do my best to answer the MRI question for you today.

Here’s the simple answer: No, you don’t necessarily need an MRI.

Now let me explain: Let’s say you’ve been having shoulder pain for several months, and you suspect that you have a rotator cuff (RC) tear. It might make sense to get an MRI to see if you do in fact have a tear, especially if you think you might need surgery.

But before you opt for the MRI, stop and consider a few things…

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