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Is Your Altered Breathing Pattern Causing Your Pain?

Not many people realize it, but the way you breathe can impact you from a musculoskeletal perspective. It can lead to neck pain, core stability issues, low back pain, and other issues.   From a trusted resource, ChiroUp, which provides many resources in its white paper on this topic.   “Patients with dysfunctional breathing may […]

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Sleep Positions and Mattress Selection for Pain Reduction

Disclaimer: This is a podcast transcript and grammar will not be ideal, but the info is valuable! Consider subscribing to our podccast here: www.moderndeskjockey.com Hey Desk Jockeys, it is Dr. Kevin Christie with you again today for another episode of The Modern Desk Jockey. Today am going to talk about a topic I get requested […]

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Posture Exercises Phase 2

Posture Exercise Phase 2: Modern Desk Jockey Podcast Transcription Hey, Desk Jockeys, this is Dr. Kevin Christie. I’m going to keep it real short today on the intro. I want to jump into the posture exercises phase 2 that I promised you after our posture phase 1 episode. If you have any questions on any […]

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Posture Exercises Phase 1

How Posture Exercises Improve Your Health Hey desk jockeys, this is Dr. Kevin Christie again today – excited about today’s show on posture exercises. This will be a two-part series on posture and today will be episode one. And we’re going to jump into three things today that will help you with your overall posture. […]

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Wallet in Your Back Pocket Causing Your Back Pain?

From an early age, we are taught that wallets go into our back pockets. However, no one tells us that this can create problems for our bodies and is terrible for our sitting posture. Sitting with a wallet in your back pocket causes one hip to sit higher and creates a tilt of your pelvis. […]

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Piriformis Syndrome Causing Your Sciatica?

What is Piriformis Syndrome? Piriformis syndrome arises when the sciatic nerve gets compressed as it passes underneath a deep muscle in your buttock called the piriformis. Your piriformis muscle attaches from the lowest part of your spine (sacrum) and travels across diagonally to your hip. The muscle primarily functions to assist in rotating the hip […]

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Is Your Child Overtraining?

Overuse injuries, overtraining, and burnout among child and teen athletes are a growing problem in the United States. Overuse injuries can be classified into 4 stages: pain in the affected area after physical activity; pain during the activity, without restricting performance; pain during the activity that restricts performance; and chronic, unremitting pain even at rest. […]

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Recommendations For Airplane Travel With Back Pain

Experts estimate that as much as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some point in their life and one-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year. It is a growing issue in today’s society, and a main contributor is the increase in sedentary lifestyles. Back pain […]

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The Effects of Sitting and What To Do About It

The Realities of Sitting Computer workstation ergonomics cannot be discussed without also discussing sitting and the adverse health effects it has on us. With the advances in technology over the past two decades, we are now sitting more than ever before. On average, we spend about 9.3 hours a day sitting, while only 7.7 hours […]

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Entering and Exiting Your Vehicle

Entering & Exiting Your Vehicle Entering and exiting your vehicle is a potential risky activity for low back pain sufferers. Follow these tips to limit problems: To enter the vehicle, open the door and stand with your back to the seat, legs close to the side of the vehicle. For larger vehicles, you may wish […]

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