Avoid Slips & Falls this Winter

    Tips for Avoiding Slips and Falls This Winter Slips and Falls are the leading cause of nonfatal injuries in adults 45 and older, with the chances increasing during icy and snowy conditions. The New England winter can bring us rain, snow, ice, freezing temperatures and extreme wind which can make a short walk treacherous. With the winter months just upon us, it is important to start thinking about fall prevention techniques. Below you will find a list of  tips to protect yourself and loved ones from trips and falls this winter season.   Look Before You Step: The best way to...

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Work Pain Free With Computer Ergonomics

Many people spend hours a day in front of a computer without thinking about the impact on their bodies. Physical stress can happen daily without even realizing it by extending wrists, slouching, sitting without foot support and straining to look at poorly placed monitors. These practices can lead to cumulative trauma disorders or repetitive stress injuries, which create a life-long impact on health. Symptoms may include pain, muscle fatigue, loss of sensation, tingling and reduced performance. Ergonomics is a field of study that attempts to reduce strain, fatigue, and injuries by improving...

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Core Cures: Strengthening Your Abdominals For a Happy, Healthy Spine

We all know that core strength is critical for everyday activities like walking to the mailbox, carrying groceries, and even sitting at your desk. When your core strength is diminished, even sneezing may result in a serious spinal injury. Weakened core strength causes simple, daily physical activities to be problematic. When standing up from a seated position or getting into a car causes you to experience pain in your back, you should want to begin thinking about whipping that core back into shape. What Are Your Core Muscles? Many people mistakenly think that their “abs” or abdominal muscles...

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A Detox Bath Recipe For Health & Well-Being

In this day and age, our bodies are subject to more toxins than ever. They are in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the medications we take and in the water we drink. Toxins cause irritation, harm and destruction in the body if left unchecked. A detox bath is one of the easiest healing therapies we can do to facilitate our body’s natural detoxification system. Epsom Salts baths (or Hydrated Magnesium Sulphate) seem to be one of the most popular forms of detoxifying baths. They are cheap, readily available and help replenish the body’s magnesium reserves. Magnesium is an important...

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Attention Women! You could be having a heart attack – and not even know it.

A message from Lorie Greenwood, DC: We here at the Mosenthal Spine & Sport want all of our patients to be happy and healthy. Eating a good diet, exercising, getting a good night’s sleep and managing stress are all key behaviors that can lead to health. However, it also pays to know when things aren’t right, and when you should really call 911 for help. As you may have heard, women do have different symptoms related to heart attack than men. We recognize a heart attack as that classic pain in the left side of the chest with pain into the left arm that we see in the movies and...

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