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Is There a Perfect Posture?

By Dr. Jason Crist / May 5, 2022 / Comments Off on Is There a Perfect Posture?

Bottom Line: “Sit up straight and stop slouching!”We’ve all heard (or said) it a million times in the name of having perfect posture.You’ve likely heard this since childhood, and for good reason.Poor posture as a kid can create health challenges later in life.Rounded shoulders (scapular protrusion), swayback (lumbar hyperlordosis) and a hunched upper back (thoracic…

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Improving Your Posture to Keep Your Spine Healthy

By Dr. Jason Crist / May 5, 2022 / Comments Off on Improving Your Posture to Keep Your Spine Healthy

Bottom Line: Spending more time on the couch, at your computer, and on your mobile devices has probablyled you to visit Google to search for ways to start improving your posture a time or two.Those searches have probably also left you wondering… what exactly is posture?Well, posture is the position that your body maintains while…

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The Surprising Link Between Posture and Depression

By Dr. Jason Crist / May 5, 2022 / Comments Off on The Surprising Link Between Posture and Depression

Bottom Line: Posture can either work for or against us.Take it from the leading posture correction specialist in Franklin, TN.Each day we’re learning more and more about new health conditions associated with prolonged sitting, ill-positioned technology, and even furniture that may have been repurposed to suit the frantic requirements levied at the start of the…

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How to Stretch Your Way to Better Health

By Dr. Jason Crist / May 5, 2022 / Comments Off on How to Stretch Your Way to Better Health

Bottom Line: Life is motion.“Motion is lotion” for your body.You get the idea.The point is that moving every day is crucially important to your overall health and wellness, and stretching (and knowing how to stretch properly) is just as important to making sure you’re moving well.The truth is, stretching is an often overlooked element of…

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Whiplash: How These Injuries Can Cause Chronic Pain

By Dr. Jason Crist / April 6, 2022 / Comments Off on Whiplash: How These Injuries Can Cause Chronic Pain

Bottom Line: Whiplash is the term used to describe the injuries that occur as a direct result of a forceful, uncontrolled,and rapid back and forth motion of the neck. These injuries can occur during sports, slip and fall, or auto accidents. Most of us have heard of this type of injury. Most of us know…

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Pro Tips to Keep Your Spinal Discs Healthy

By Dr. Jason Crist / March 23, 2022 / Comments Off on Pro Tips to Keep Your Spinal Discs Healthy

Bottom Line: Not everyone spends their entire week preparing to “play on Sunday.”Our “big game” for the week is more likely to take place in a conference room or on a Zoom callthan in a stadium.Yes, most of us are probably not going to start our professional lives playing in the NFL – or theNBA,…

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How Inflammation Affects Your Body

By Dr. Jason Crist / December 22, 2021 / Comments Off on How Inflammation Affects Your Body

Bottom Line: While the inflammatory process is extremely complex, the solutions aren’t. Reducing pain and inflammation naturally is simple with the right strategy. Maintaining a healthy weight, eating a balanced diet, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly are all ways that have been shown to effectively reduce pain and inflammation naturally. Why it Matters: Your…

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How Inflammation Affects Your Body

By Dr. Jason Crist / December 15, 2021 / Comments Off on How Inflammation Affects Your Body

Bottom Line: Inflammation is like a check engine light for your body. It tells you that something isn’t quite right, and you should pay attention. The first step in discovering the cause of the problem is determining whether you have acute or chronic inflammation. Acute inflammation is short-term and plays a critical role in healing…

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Most Chronic Diseases are Linked to Inflammation

By Dr. Jason Crist / December 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Most Chronic Diseases are Linked to Inflammation

Bottom Line: One of the most important health discoveries of the past 20 years has been that the immune system and inflammatory process are involved in nearly every mental and physical health problem we encounter today. It’s safe to say that chronic inflammation is a leading cause of chronic disease. Why it Matters: Chronic inflammation…

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What Causes Inflammation?

By Dr. Jason Crist / December 1, 2021 / Comments Off on What Causes Inflammation?

Bottom Line: Chronic inflammation is one of the most significant health issues many of us will face today. It’s been linked to everything from chronic pain to a wide range of other mild and serious medical conditions. It’s important not to mistake acute inflammation for chronic inflammation. Acute inflammation describes your body’s natural defense mechanism…

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