Jogging May Be Good for Your Back

Jogging May Be Good for Your Back

People who often run or walk briskly seem to possess healthier discs in their spines than folks that do not stay active or do not exercise.

The human spine is a complex mechanism, consisted of bones and discs in between. These discs, formed like little cushions, contain a viscous fluid that compresses and absorbs pressure throughout the movement, keeping the back in good shape.

Slower walks and standing in place were not as effective. The sweet spot for spinal disc health is somewhere between fast walking and jogging.

You may run if that is what your preference is, but a fast walk is all your spine needs to be healthy.

Of course, jogging, fast walk, or running isn’t a treatment for your spinal disk health issues, but it definitely helps in maintaining that needful balance of a healthier “spine mechanism”.

Hydrate, But Not Too Much!

Hydrate, But Not Too Much!

There can be too much of a good thing.

As we all already know, the average person needs to drink about two litres of water a day. We have seen people drink a lot more than that. This is not always a good thing unless you are in a desert and you need to stay hydrated.

Excessive water or fluid intake, particularly if this happens quickly, could cause hyponatremia (low sodium levels) that leads to brain edema and death. Keep in mind that urine that is clear as water usually indicates an excessive amount of fluid intake.

People with a heart condition or kidney disease need to be extra careful with the excessive fluid intake.


Identifying And Treating Nerve Tension Pain

Nerve tension is a pain that occurs because a nerve is being compressed or stuck in its surrounding tissue which prevents it from moving as it normally does.

This can happen for a variety of reasons. A tight muscle surrounding the nerve could compress and restrict the movement of the nerve causing a great deal of pain and discomfort.

Nerve pain is characterized by a sharp pain and/or burning sensation. The pain may come and go and is usually triggered by certain movements or positions.

If you are experiencing these symptoms, please see one of our massage therapists and we will be happy to help. You may book your first initial appointment online or call our clinic.