Monthly Archives: October 2014

      If it’s true that 75% of people that have an episode of back pain can’t recall an incident or accident that brought it on, then where does back pain come from?   A great deal of back pain comes from what we call in the business “body mechanics”.  Body mechanics is how your muscles, joints and discs work together to produce smooth, pain free movement.   If your body mechanics are faulty, over time this can produce pain and dysfunction.   Let’s… Read more »
    Curcumin – the yellow pigment of turmeric (Curcuma longa), the spice that is the chief ingredient in curry, has demonstrated significant anti-inflammatory activity in many experimental studies, but its clinical effects have been limited because of poor absorption in humans. Theracurmin, a special, highly bioavailable form of curcumin, represents a major breakthrough in the clinical use of this natural product.   Now, a new study with Theracurmin conducted by researchers from the Orthopedics Division at Kyoto Medical Center in Japan, is the… Read more »
In the past it was recommended that you stretch before your workout because it would help your performance and reduce the risk of injuries.  The science behind this thinking has changed. Numerous research studies have shown that some types of stretching can enhance your workout while others do not improve or reduce your athletic capabilities.   There are different methods of stretching but the two main types are static and active.   Static stretching is a type of stretch whereby a person stretches… Read more »