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On The Go Wellness Chiropractor Miami: The Most Common Strength Training Injuries and How to Avoid Them- Part 1
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Dr. Nichole A. Walz

The Most Common Strength Training Injuries & How to Avoid Them: Part 1

Damned if you do…damned if you don’t. That’s life for you cupcake! Just kidding, kind of. Sometimes it feels that way though doesn’t it? For instance, strength/resistance training; it’s amazing for you, it’s arguably necessary, but what is up with all these sports injuries?? If it’s good for you, why do people get hurt so often?

It happens. All we can do is try our hardest to avoid these injuries and reap only the benefits of a challenging exercise regimen. Here’s a positive twist on sports injuries though: they’re preventable for the most part. Unlike a car accident or a bad fall, you can PLAN to avoid most sports injuries (not all, that’s just life, sorry) and in most cases, precautionary measures for those of us that aren’t competitive powerlifters or Olympians should be enough to keep us healthy and injury free.

So here are some of the most common strength training injuries and what you can do to prevent them:

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On The Go Wellness Chiropractor Miami: How To Lift Those Moving Boxes Correctly
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Dr. Nichole A. Walz

How To Lift Those Moving Boxes Without Breaking Your Back

Spring cleaning season is upon us! Do you know what this means? It’s the season of moving, helping friends move, rearranging your living room on a whim, throwing out the clutter in your life, and introducing new clutter (I’m just being honest…did you really need that new pair of shoes?). HOWEVER, just because it’s the season of “out with the old, in with the new” doesn’t mean you get to just throw out your health and forget all those healthy habits you try to stick to the rest of the year.

One of the most common reasons we see patients are sports injuries, including weightlifting. Spring cleaning can be similar to this and other sports because it often involves heavy things being lifted and moved, which often leads to injuries, and leads YOU into our office! This certainly does not have to be the case (the injuries part, we can’t do much about the rest). Lifting things properly is easy if you remember a few key components.

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On The Go Wellness Chiropractor Miami 5 Easy Ways To Prevent Back Pain While Sitting At A Desk
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Dr. Nichole A. Walz

5 Easy Ways To Prevent Back Pain While Sitting At A Desk

Do you have back pain or would like to prevent from ever feeling any?

Are you desk bound throughout the day at home or at the office?

If you’re sitting at a desk all day, then you obviously need to be doing it PROPERLY! You may not realize it now, but after YEARS of sitting at your desk with poor posture you’ll more than likely suffer some health issues along the way.

Poor posture has been linked to neck pain, headaches, back pain, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer, reduced energy, increased stress and even premature death.

The first thing I do with my patients when they’re in my office is request a photo of their workstation so we can modify things properly to meet their needs. DO NOT adjust to your desk, ADJUST your desk to YOU!

The following are 5 easy tips to help prevent you from ever having back pain desk while sitting at a desk!

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On The Go Wellness Chiropractor Miami How Long Will It Take For Me To Heal
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Dr. Nichole A. Walz

How Long Will It Take for Me to Heal?

“Your Body Is Not Amazon Prime. It Takes More Than Two Days To Heal.”

The number one question patients always want to know when coming to the office, other than what the diagnosis is, is how long will it take them to get back to their regular life?

Fortunately, we’ve got you covered with all the answers, but you may not 100% love to hear all of them.

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On The Go Wellness Chiropractor Miami 3 Habits to Break to Help Your Back Pain
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Dr. Nichole A. Walz

3 Habits To Break To Help Your Back Pain

Back Pain…if you’ve had it, you know that it can truly be debilitating! An estimated 8 out of 10 people will experience it at some point in their lives.

I’ve outlined three habits that you NEED to break in order to reduce or prevent back pain and I have a feeling that they’re not exactly what you’re expecting.

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on the go wellness chiropractor miami 5 natural treatments for degenerative disc disease
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Dr. Nichole A. Walz

5 Natural Treatments for Degenerative Disc Disease

Have you been diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease? Sometimes the diagnosis can be quite scary, especially if you’re in a lot of pain and the degeneration is quite severe.

Dr. Josh and I have been treating patients for years and we’re here to tell you that THERE IS HOPE! We’ve seen SO many patients who were told that surgery was their only answer.

After committing to one or more of the following alternative therapies, they’re living pain free, happy lives now!

We’ve outlined 5 natural treatments to help decrease pain from Degenerative Disc Disease and prevent further wear and tear on your spine.

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on the go wellness chiropractor miami 8 stretches to help sciatica
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Dr. Nichole A. Walz

8 Stretches To Help Sciatica

Do you have lower back pain or sciatica? It’s been estimated that 80% of the population will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives and over 3 million cases of sciatica are reported yearly in the USA.

Dr. Josh and I have put together 8 VITAL stretches that will surely help you with your lower back pain/sciatica or simply prevent the pain from showing up in the first place!

Do note that if you just hurt your back recently, sometimes stretching can worsen things or if you perform these stretches and feel intense pain, then you need to seek professional help with the issue. It’s always best to seek help from a chiropractor or physical therapist, as there may be something else going on. Be smart and listen to your body!

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on the go wellness chiropractor miami 10 exercises to strengthen your back and improve your posture
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Dr. Nichole A. Walz

10 Exercises To Strengthen Your Back & Improve Your Posture

Do your back muscles need to be stretched and strengthened? If you’re posture is looking like it’s in need of some serious improvement, I’m here to tell you that there isn’t any fancy brace you can buy to fix it.

The ONLY way to fix your posture 100% is to stretch and strengthen those weakened back muscles that are causing you to slump forward.

So, it’s going to take some work and effort, but you’ll surely see signs of improvement within four weeks.

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5 everyday habits contributing to your pain
Back Pain
Dr. Nichole A. Walz

5 Everyday Habits Contributing to Your Back Pain

It may seem like a no brainer, but most of our patients don’t realize that the things we do every day can either help us or hurt us. Poor choices can lead to back pain, which isn’t fun for anyone.
We’ve listed 5 simple and easy changes that you can make in your daily routine to help ease back pain or prevent it from ever arising!

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