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Healthy Back with Dr. Scott Russo — spine RSS



Why am I sore after treatment?

You may ask yourself, why am I sore after treatment?  Remember, nerves have been compressed and inflammation will go away over time. Here are some home care therapies that are helpful for your next steps in your health journey.  Tip #1 | Ice, Ice, Ice Do not forget to ice your body for 10 minutes, 3 times a day. When icing, make sure to wait an hour apart sessions. Tip #2 | Do not use heat No heat on the back except for a hot shower. The American College of Sports Medicine (A.C.S.M.) Guidelines do not recommend heat treatments. Tip #3 | Make sure to stay active  The best physical activity to participate in is walking, a smooth bike ride (such as a stationary bicycle),...

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Steps to Alleviate Pain - Stretches and Exercises

At Spinal Health Institute we want to provide exceptional care and give you the tools on how to alleviate back pain, strengthen abdominal muscles, and sciatic pain. We will be giving you a step by step guide on how to help stretch and strengthen your body when you are not coming into the office. Spinal Health Institute wants to help you on your health journey to feeling better! For all exercises please do not cause any pain or discomfort. Upper Back Stretch  Sit in a chair with your feet flat. Relax your shoulders and keep your head level. Your weight should be evenly distributed between your buttocks and feet. Make sure to relax your neck. Curl your neck, upper back,...

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Spine + Nervous System

Doctors at the Spinal Health Institute focus on the inherent ability of the human body to heal itself. Focusing on the spine and nervous system, the job of the doctor is to help the patient by removing barriers to healing. The nervous system is the control system of your body. The job of the brain is to monitor, run, and control the functions in your body, and it uses the spinal cord and nerves of the body as its communication lines.

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