Guidance Posts

Stay Hydrated to Reduce Back Pain

Staying hydrated is so important. We know, everyone says it, and we understand if you tune out right now, because staying hydrated is something that everyone tells you to do. Your doctor tells you to do it, your dentist probably tells you to do it, your trainer tells you to do it, everybody tells you to do it. We all try to do it, we just maybe sometimes fall short. But why is it so important? Why do we continue to harp on the hydration issue? How do back pain and hydration go together? You may have heard somewhere along the line that we are made up of a lot of water. By mass, we mean that the human body is over 50% water. As chiropractors, what we’re talking about is your back, and specifically your discs. Your discs...

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Is Your Mattress the BEST? Maybe it used to be…

Almost every week here at Nightlight Chiropractic, patients come in and ask us, “what mattress should I be sleeping on? What do you recommend as far as mattresses?” Getting a night of good sleep is so important, so we are going to give you soup to nuts, everything you need to know about mattresses. If you look at the best research that’s coming out of the industry, one key takeaway is that all mattresses fail. It takes about seven to fifteen years, and it’s based on how much sag you get. If it gets to about one and a half inches of sag, then the mattress has failed. However, you’ll start to feel increased back pain if your mattress sags half of that, which is 0.75 inches. Realistically, every seven to 15 years, you’re going to need to update...

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