Dr. Ken Hansraj Blog

Exercise Is Medicine: The New York Times 7 Minutes Prescription

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] EXERCISE IS MEDICINE®: A Global Health Initiative A CRITICAL CALL TO ACTION Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) is a global health initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) that is focused on encouraging primary...

Surgery Better for Herniated Discs According to 8 Year Study

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For patients with herniated discs in the lower (lumbar) spine, surgery leads to greater long-term improvement in pain, functioning and disability compared to nonsurgical treatment, an eight year follow-up study in Spine concluded....

Text Neck Versus Blackberry Neck

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Text Neck refers to the strain that occurs in the muscles of the neck and shoulders from constantly looking down to send or receive text messages. Texters should text with the neck in the neutral position. Texting from a neutral...

One Simple Thing: A small way to save your back while commuting

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Make sure your seat is at the proper height, right at the back of the head. You can also get a neck support like one for airplane travel, to keep the head centered. (Getty Images) By Alison Bowen Tribune Newspapers We already know we...

Back Pain? 7 Ways To Strengthen Your Spine

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] By Dr. Kenneth Hansraj, Special to CNN Slouching may be fashionable for some red carpet regulars, but it's one of several reasons why about 80% of us will have spinal problems in our lifetime. And yet, most of us can cure or even...

Skiing, Snowboarding & The Spine

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Skiing and Snowboarding Can Produce Or Worsen Back or Neck Pain How Skiing Causes Back Pain & Neck Pain Everyday people may arrive at the slopes de-conditioned and then start to use core muscles that have not been used in years....

Muscles, Strength, Beauty, Aging & The Spine

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Walking around without the protection of a good layer of muscles leaves one at risk in many areas of life. ENERGY: Muscle cells have more mitochondria (than fat) which is where energy is made. So using the Kreb’s cycle, then ATP...

OMG You’re Texting Your Way To Back Pain!!!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Preamble: Billions of people are using cell phone devices on the planet, essentially in poor posture. The purpose of this study is to assess the forces incrementally seen by the cervical spine as the head is tilted forward, into...

Meta-Analysis A Real Danger For Patients Who Need Spinal Injections

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Currently a Meta-Analysis was published by Chou at al ; "Epidural Corticosteroid Injections for Radiculopathy and Spinal Stenosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" DATA SYNTHESIS: 30 placebo-controlled trials evaluated epidural...

Zen commute can take you to a better place

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Obviously, you have to pay attention while driving, but you can create a climate in which you no longer dread the experience. (Martin Barraud / Getty Images) Commuters are sentenced to spend part of each day stuck in a compact...

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