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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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Strategies for Healthy Desk Sitting

By Dr. Jason Crist / April 24, 2018 /

We truly believe the first step of preventing pain and injury or achieving optimal health, is first to understand how pain, injury and poor health occurs in the body. When we sit for long periods, we tend to lose our discipline and slouch, look down with a very poor head posture, and we forget to…

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feet hanging off the bed which could cause low back pain from sleeping position on stomach

How Sleeping Could be Giving You Low Back Pain

By Dr. Jason Crist / April 17, 2018 /

Do You Have Back Pain From Sleeping Low back pain while sleeping can make it tough to get a good night’s sleep. At the same time, how you sleep could make things worse — while certain sleep positions put strain on an already aching back, others may help you find relief. Experts believe that people…

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11 Tips for Improving Your Posture at Work

By Dr. Jason Crist / October 3, 2016 /

80% of the American population will experience back pain or back problems at some point in their lives. At any given time, there are approximately 31 million Americans suffering from low-back pain specifically. With more and more people working long hours at office jobs or having sedentary jobs in general, the issue of chronic back…

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Are Your Children’s Backpacks Causing Spinal Misalignment?

By Dr. Jason Crist / August 17, 2016 /

“Oh, my aching back” is usually something you hear an adult say, who then attribute it to old age or too much sitting or lifting. Parents, unfortunately, are hearing their children utter similar phrases more frequently and wondering why a school-aged child’s back would hurt. If you’ve ever picked up your child’s backpack and realized…

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A Franklin,TN Chiropractor Explains Text Neck

By Dr. Jason Crist / August 10, 2016 /

Nearly everyone has a smartphone or mobile device these days, and while there is some merit to this technology by keeping us more connected – at least virtually – it is wreaking havoc on our bodies. When you look at the posture that people assume when texting, reading email, or browsing social media while on…

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