Tag: movement

According to the NY Times, we all have movement signatures; can this be why we hurt?

According to the NY Times, we all have movement signatures; can this be why we hurt? The NY Times recently published an article called Something in the way we move.  The Journal of Applied physiology recently published a paper authored by French and Australian researchers who developed algorithms to determine whether individual movement patterns exist that are unique to us.   80 healthy men and women of different physiques were studied in a human performance lab while they biked and walked on a treadmill.  They were hooked up to electrodes to help the scientists develop the data from each participant.   The Read More »

Back pain, movement and the reason many of us hurt; here are three things you can do now to get relief.

Back pain, movement and the reason many of us hurt; here are three things you can do now to get relief. By William D. Charschan DC, CCSP, ICCSP If you suffer from back, neck, and shoulder pain and have seen a physical therapist, a chiropractor, a pain management specialist, or countless other degreed professionals without getting the problem resolved, you are not alone. If you read John E. Sarno’s book on Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection you may think that his approach is the right one for you and the problem is all in your head. The truth is, Read More »

Can shoulder problems make your lower back spasm in pain?

Can shoulder problems make your lower back spasm in pain? It seems like everyone has a cure or a solution to the problem of back pain, yet, the record for back pain treatment by most therapists, medical providers, and even some chiropractors sometimes is often less than desirable, failing to give us long term relief of pain. Can an underlying shoulder problem make your lower back spasm in pain? The truth about back pain is that most of the time, the back pain is merely the symptom. Why your back hurts needs to be properly diagnosed before offering an effective Read More »

Why we must get our exercise and the importance of movement to your health

Why we must get our exercise and the importance of movement to your health Today the NY Times reported on why it is important to keep moving (read the article here). Recent studies have shown that sitting for long periods actually statistically leads to shorter lifespans. Many of the diseases we have in today’s society have to do with a lack of movement. A while ago, it was reported that sitting on airplanes for long periods of time could cause thrombosis in the legs and other problems. We must get our exercise. Most people are unaware that their heart actually Read More »