Laser Spine Institute Wellness

Can vitamins increase my energy? 

Holding vitamin capsuleWho doesn’t want extra energy? This is why most of us grab an afternoon cup of coffee just to make it through our days. The good news is that you don’t need caffeine to supercharge your energy levels. Here, Dr. Anthony Gross, DC, CCSP, FIAMA, of Laser Spine Institute explains how a vitamin-rich diet can naturally increase your energy levels and give you that extra boost to accomplish more every day. Continue reading

Why sciatica gets on your biggest nerve

Infographic_SciaticaThe American Academy of Pain reports that 26 million Americans live with chronic back pain, with many suffering from a condition known as sciatica. Twenty-eight percent of those dealing with low back pain find it difficult to move freely. Sciatica is one of the most common symptoms of low back pain and makes it extremely difficult for some to participate in basic tasks such as sitting, standing or even walking.

Why is your sciatica such a pain?

Sciatica is officially described as a pain that affects the lower back, hips and legs and is caused by the sciatic nerve being pinched. The sciatic nerve begins at the base of the spine and extends down each leg. Continue reading

6 ways pizza can help reduce inflammation

garlicPizza is one of those foods that calls to you —in happy times and sad times. Pizza is always there to celebrate a milestone or soothe your tears it seems. Despite its delicious taste, pizza is known for it’s considerable carbohydrate count, even higher calorie count and all around unhealthiness. When it comes to neck or back pain, the ingredients in pizza can some times increase inflammation and worsen chronic pain. What can we do if we still want to enjoy one of our favorite foods? Continue reading

How to prepare for fall yard work with back pain

Life Style-women-play with child and dog_IS-000013479941The fall of autumn leaves paints a beautiful scene – and the potential of stressful yard work for homeowners. With a few weeks left to enjoy this colorful season before getting down to work, here are suggestions on how to prepare for yard work and minimize your risk of back pain.

Have a plan. Approaching yard work without a clear plan can be overwhelming and result in projects left uncompleted. Prioritize three primary items to work on, and think through what you will need to complete those tasks. Continue reading