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The Brain + Spine Connection

By Dr. Jason Crist / August 17, 2022 / Comments Off on The Brain + Spine Connection

Bottom Line: Odds are, you’ve pondered on the brain-body connection a time or two here and there, and for good reason. Every thought and movement in your life occurs through your brain or spinal cord – commonly referred to as our central nervous system. The spinal cord both carries nerve signals from the brain to…

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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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Postural Stress: The Link Between Tech Neck and Pain

By Dr. Jason Crist / May 5, 2022 / Comments Off on Postural Stress: The Link Between Tech Neck and Pain

Bottom Line: While it’s true that your anatomy can contribute to the levels of postural stress you experience,so can many of the small decisions you make each day.You’ve probably seen an article or two floating around the web about the relationship betweentech neck and pain.You may have even seen an uptick in commercials for neck…

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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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Why Does My Neck Hurt?

By Dr. Jason Crist / February 9, 2022 / Comments Off on Why Does My Neck Hurt?

Bottom Line: Believe it or not, the average weight of the human head is a full 11 pounds.That may not seem like a lot, but imagine you had to actually hold that weight in your hands andup above your shoulders all day every day for the rest of your life. That’s exactly the job your…

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How to Get Rid of a Stiff Neck

By Dr. Jason Crist / February 1, 2022 / Comments Off on How to Get Rid of a Stiff Neck

Bottom Line: A stiff neck can often be traced to postural issues that contribute to weakened neck muscles.The majority of us are working on computers and staring down at smartphones for hours on endeach day, and that’s left an estimated 20% of us living with daily neck pain over this past year.That’s because weakened muscular…

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