Stretching for Pain Relief

One of the first things a personal trainer will teach you is the importance of stretching. Stretching is believed to be a critical tool for preventing injury, and has the ability to increase flexibility. But stretching may have additional benefits as well. One such benefit is pain relief. Stretching has many positive advantages to the […]

How Acupuncture Works to Ease Neck Pain Stiffness

When you examine the biology of the neck, it’s easy to see why neck pain and stiffness can occur. Your neck is tasked with balancing the weight of your head and skull on the top of your spine. The muscles, tissues, and joints in your neck are under extended pressure, especially if you have had: […]

When to See a Doctor for Neck Pain

Temporary aches and pains are surprisingly common, even in the fittest of individuals. From sleeping in an uncomfortable posture to walking with your head down for too often, there are many situations that can cause mild and moderate neck pain that will simply go away with a good night’s sleep or a few very simple […]

Stretching Tips to Avoid Back Pain After Working Out

The idea that you should stretch before working out is a myth. Known as “static stretching,” this type of exercise has not been shown to prevent injury, and can actually reduce the benefits you receive from working out by tiring the muscles before you’ve had a chance to use them. However, stretching itself is considered […]

How to Avoid Holiday Back Pain

  It’s the holiday season, known for its bright lights, presents, family time, and celebration. But here at SpineCenterAtlanta, it’s also known for its surprisingly high spike in back pain. Holiday back pain is a common challenge that affects thousands of Atlantans every year. For those that already struggle with back pain, make sure you […]