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  • Minding Your Spine: As Featured in BellaNYC
    nagging pain in the neck understanding slipped discs Workplace Design and Ergonomics The workplace can take a heavy toll on your spine Pay attention to your back s position in your chair If you are hunching leaning frequently or find yourself squinting at the monitor you will need to make adjustments so that your body is not compensating Sunlight and Daylight Be sure to get enough exposure to sunlight to keep your body s master clock functioning optimally People with sufficient exposure to daylight are awakened by a combination of hormones causing them to stand up straighter and focus more on their spine and posture Nap and Meditation Between 2 to 4 p m your brain needs a nap Napping is beneficial in restoring alertness boosting mood improving productivity and prolonging life With deep rest you are better able to achieve good posture of the spine and are inclined to have better focus enhancing overall performance blog chronic neck and upper back pain relief Exercise Is Medicine Getting at least 2 3 hours of exercise per week is ideal Walking is fantastic since it works the spinal nerves and the spinal facet joints which are just as important as hip and knee joints and need to be moved just as often for optimal spinal health Wholesome Diet Be thoughtful about what you eat Dr Ken says a high protein diet organic meats and fresh vegetables are best along with a daily multivitamin vitamin B complex Omega 3 glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate to improve the metabolism of hip knee and facet joints He also suggests avoiding emotional eating and planning meals in advance to outsmart temptation to binge Topics Spinal Health Real Spine Surgery On the forefront of spinal surgery Dr Kenneth K Hansraj is a spinal and orthopedic surgeon specializing

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  • Yoginis had significantly less degenerative disc disease
    and 18 non yoga practicing asymptomatic individuals randomly selected from a health checkup database A validated grading scale was used to grade the condition of cervical and lumbar discs seen in magnetic resonance imaging of the spine and the resulting data analyzed statistically The mean number of years of yoga practice for the yoga group was 12 9 7 5 The overall cervical lumbar disc scores of the yoga group were significantly lower indicating less degenerative disc disease than those of the control group P 0 001 The scores for the cervical vertebral discs of the yoga group were also significantly lower than those of the control group P 0 001 while the lower scores for the yoga group in the lumbar group approached but did not reach statistical significance P 0 055 blog sleep without stiffness newyou The scores for individual discs of yoga practitioners showed significantly less degenerative disease at three disc levels C3 C4 L2 L3 and L3 L4 P 0 05 Magnetic resonance imaging showed that the group of long term practitioners of yoga studied had significantly less degenerative disc disease than a matched control group Topics Spinal Health Real Spine Surgery On the forefront of spinal surgery Dr Kenneth K Hansraj is a spinal and orthopedic surgeon specializing in cervical thoracic and lumbar procedures for example laminectomies and spinal fusions Dr Hansraj believes in tailoring the operation to the patient using the latest spine technologies stem cell usage in spine surgery bloodless spine surgery minimally invasive approaches advanced bone grafting techniques spinal navigation to assess instrumentation placement modern operating tables nerve monitoring during spine surgery Subscribe to Email Updates Recent Posts Saudi Arabia Has a 3 5 USD Billion Spine Problem Spain Has a 5 10 Billion US Dollars Spine Problem Spain Has a 5

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  • SLEEP WITHOUT STIFFNESS (NewYou)
    Dr Kenneth Hansraj New York Orthopedic Surgeon and author of Keys to an Amazing Life Secrets of the Cervical Spine shares with New You readers the best ways to avoid a stiff neck and sore back while sleeping Do Stretch before sleeping Take a long hot shower before sleeping Wear loose comfortable clothes to bed Try using a firm base pillow and a softer top pillow Hydrate before bed Don t Leave on electronics Watch the news before sleeping Go to bed angry or tense Sleep in a cold room Sleep on an old worn out mattress http www newyou com tips and trends daily tips sleep without stiffness blog ohhh that nagging pain in the neck understanding slipped discs Topics Spinal Health Real Spine Surgery On the forefront of spinal surgery Dr Kenneth K Hansraj is a spinal and orthopedic surgeon specializing in cervical thoracic and lumbar procedures for example laminectomies and spinal fusions Dr Hansraj believes in tailoring the operation to the patient using the latest spine technologies stem cell usage in spine surgery bloodless spine surgery minimally invasive approaches advanced bone grafting techniques spinal navigation to assess instrumentation placement modern operating tables nerve monitoring during spine surgery Subscribe to Email Updates Recent Posts Saudi Arabia Has a 3 5 USD Billion Spine Problem Spain Has a 5 10 Billion US Dollars Spine Problem Spain Has a 5 10 Billion US Dollars Spine Problem Portugal Has a 833 Million 1 7 Billion US Dollars Spine Problem Ty s Peek A Boos Protecting The Posture Necks of Children Meet UPRIGHT Your personal Posture Trainer Art of the Long Spines Return To Play in an Elite Athlete Neck Strain or Disc Injury Return to Play Elite Athlete 1 Level Posterior Cervical Decompression Return to Play In An Elite Athlete 1

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  • Worry Less, Save Your Back: Weightwatchers Magazine March/April 2014
    cause pain Taking deep full breaths opens the lungs bringing in oxygen and allowing the joints and nerves to move more freely explains Kenneth Hansraj MD author of Key to an Amazing Life Secrets of the Cervical Spine Amazon Digital Services 2012 blog chronic neck and upper back pain relief blog ohhh that nagging pain in the neck understanding slipped discs OUTSMART PAIN Make sure you are breathing fully and deeply and practice alternate nasal breathing daily Sit tall in a comfortable position and breathe in fully your torso should expand on the inhale then pinch your nostrils together holding in the breath Release your right nostril and exhale Then inhale deeply through your right nostril pinch it closed Hold then release your left nostril and exhale Repeat working up to at least 5 minutes a day Topics Spinal Health Real Spine Surgery On the forefront of spinal surgery Dr Kenneth K Hansraj is a spinal and orthopedic surgeon specializing in cervical thoracic and lumbar procedures for example laminectomies and spinal fusions Dr Hansraj believes in tailoring the operation to the patient using the latest spine technologies stem cell usage in spine surgery bloodless spine surgery minimally invasive approaches advanced bone grafting techniques spinal navigation to assess instrumentation placement modern operating tables nerve monitoring during spine surgery Subscribe to Email Updates Recent Posts Saudi Arabia Has a 3 5 USD Billion Spine Problem Spain Has a 5 10 Billion US Dollars Spine Problem Spain Has a 5 10 Billion US Dollars Spine Problem Portugal Has a 833 Million 1 7 Billion US Dollars Spine Problem Ty s Peek A Boos Protecting The Posture Necks of Children Meet UPRIGHT Your personal Posture Trainer Art of the Long Spines Return To Play in an Elite Athlete Neck Strain or Disc Injury Return

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  • Chronic Neck And Upper Back Pain Relief
    mindfulness and anatomically at the base of your skull Most people don t realize that spine health and superior posture start at the jawline and nape of the neck thread through the cervical spine plus neck vertebrae and end up weaving south toward the lumbar spine and through the end of the spinal column or tailbone commonly called your coccyx Maintaining proper posture throughout your day can help you tire less easily and sidestep neck injury Many simple exercises designed to improve posture are also a great way to help increase your back and core strength It all starts with awareness of your body in space how you sit during a long commute how you stand in line at the bank even your walking gait Poor posture and ensuing neck or upper back pain in fact may reflect more on your overall health than you might think Recent research finds a connection between poor or unhealthy posture and a variety of serious health conditions including depression breathing problems hormone imbalances and sleep disorders Much research shows that a painful range of motion in your neck or chronic pain in the upper back and neck may be soothed by one of more of these fixes A hot pack on the area several times per day to soothe chronic aches Aspirin Advil Aleve anti inflammatory pain medications Turmeric ginger and other spices or supplements known to battle inflammation Occupational therapy or a series of gentle stretches designed to increase your range of motion Daily supplements of B6 and B12 vitamins that can increase the health of the nerves along the spine and A regimen of gentle stretches that target the area and stabilize the spine or even better performing stretches in a long hot shower to loosen your neck muscles Could this Be Neck Arthritis Oh yes that chronic neck pain could be neck arthritis and it s extremely common with age Women are almost twice as likely as men to develop degenerative arthritis osteoarthritis in the neck However risk factors are the same for both sexes and include age past trauma genetics sedentary lifestyle and even excessive body weight the lower spine endures the brunt of excess weight but modified gait and posture in obesity can affect the neck spine too blog ohhh that nagging pain in the neck understanding slipped discs Symptoms of neck arthritis may include chronic neck pain muscle weakness numbness stiffness especially in the morning or after a long rest headaches and even balance problems Your first big tip off will be painful neck and upper back muscles lasting for weeks or months at a time Other signs of osteoarthritis in your neck may include Chronic stiffness that worsens with exercise or activity Sounds or feelings of popping in the neck when you move Involuntary muscle spasms that cause pain Sharp headaches that initiate from the neck Numbness and weakness in the arms and hands Irritability and difficulty working and Fatigue and disturbed sleep Read more at

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  • "Ohhh!! That Nagging Pain In The Neck: Understanding Slipped Discs"
    Loss of bowel or bladder control is an emergency Seek immediate medical attention Understand about massage physical therapy medications yoga pilates spine surgery Traditional treatments include early motion traction physical therapy massage modalities acupuncture osteopathic manipulation chiropractic care pain management activity avoidance and activity with job modifications Heat in the form of long hot showers sauna and heat packs can help reduce pain Application of cold packs and gels could also offer some relief Medications in the classes of aspirin non steroidal anti inflammatories muscle relaxants oral steroids antidepressants and narcotics could also be recommended External stabilization in the form of a brace might prove to be beneficial in the short term When the patient is less symptomatic specific treatments such as cervical stabilization will often assist with the resumption of function and endurance Yoga and Pilates may be used to strengthen core muscles while Medx treatment might help to strengthen neck muscles Cervical injections such as epidural steroid facet blocks or radiofrequency ablation may be recommended Cervical spine neck surgical treatments include anterior cervical discectomy and fusion ACDF and posterior foraminotomy or decompression fusion and instrumentation Learn EVERYTHING ABOUT IT in my book Keys To An Amazing Life Secrets Of The Cervical Spine BOOKS Topics Bloodless Spine Surgery Spinal Stenosis Herniated Disc Spine Surgery Revision Spine Surgery Spinal Decompression Spinal Health Real Spine Surgery On the forefront of spinal surgery Dr Kenneth K Hansraj is a spinal and orthopedic surgeon specializing in cervical thoracic and lumbar procedures for example laminectomies and spinal fusions Dr Hansraj believes in tailoring the operation to the patient using the latest spine technologies stem cell usage in spine surgery bloodless spine surgery minimally invasive approaches advanced bone grafting techniques spinal navigation to assess instrumentation placement modern operating tables nerve monitoring during spine surgery Subscribe

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  • Groom’s Guide to Posture & Fitness: from ‘Will you?’ to ‘I do.’
    plenty of water not soda or other sugary drinks Avoid cold feet with a post workout cold shower Once you settle into a habit of healthy eating you should start to see the pounds drop off and that s when it will help to hit the gym says Rowley who should know At the Brooklyn gym he ran he hosted such famed weightlifters as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno Make sure you focus on resistance exercises and weightlifting he says You don t have to look like Arnold but the more muscle you have the faster your metabolism Read 10 Forms of Resistance Training That Strengthen Your Muscles Going to the gym three days per week is enough to see results Rowley says As for routine he advocates working out your chest shoulders and triceps on Monday legs on Wednesday and your back on Friday The whole workout should take about 20 minutes he says and you can tack on 15 minutes of cardio afterward Just make sure not to rest more than 20 to 30 seconds between sets Let s face it no one wants to see their beer belly sticking out of their tuxedo in their wedding pictures But Rowley says one of the biggest mistakes grooms make is trying to target their belly fat by doing sit ups and crunches There s no way to target fat to lose he says Some people might lose it from their belly first but others lose it from their hips or their face first It s based on your body Do it long enough and you ll see the results where you want them Be flexible in marriage and with your spine But just being in shape isn t enough to look good for your wedding day You need to improve your posture as well says Kenneth Hansraj an orthopedic surgeon at Mid Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center in New York No one wants to see a hunched over groom standing at the altar he says Posture is king So what is good posture It s positioning your ears above your shoulders and your shoulder blades back Practice this position frequently and it will become a habit And once it does you ll notice that you ll not only look better but feel better too Studies show that when you take people and correct their posture Hansraj says their testosterone levels increase and their levels of the stress hormone cortisol goes down Read 3 Ways to Find Your Wedding Zen In addition to practicing the position do some stretching exercises to help improve your posture Posture is all about flexibility Hansraj says Bend your head and neck forward and backward and side to side feeling your spine stretch as you do Then do the same with your back while standing up Say I do to working out together While following this advice will help you look your best on your wedding day doing it alone is a missed

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  • Please Join Me In Poughkeepsie For A Book Signing
    Dr Ken s Book Signing August 15 2015 1 3 pm by Rail Trail Gold s Gym Topics Book Signing Real Spine Surgery On the forefront of spinal surgery Dr Kenneth K Hansraj is a spinal and orthopedic surgeon specializing in cervical thoracic and lumbar procedures for example laminectomies and spinal fusions Dr Hansraj believes in tailoring the operation to the patient using the latest spine technologies stem cell usage in spine surgery bloodless spine surgery minimally invasive approaches advanced bone grafting techniques spinal navigation to assess instrumentation placement modern operating tables nerve monitoring during spine surgery Subscribe to Email Updates Recent Posts Saudi Arabia Has a 3 5 USD Billion Spine Problem Spain Has a 5 10 Billion US Dollars Spine Problem Spain Has a 5 10 Billion US Dollars Spine Problem Portugal Has a 833 Million 1 7 Billion US Dollars Spine Problem Ty s Peek A Boos Protecting The Posture Necks of Children Meet UPRIGHT Your personal Posture Trainer Art of the Long Spines Return To Play in an Elite Athlete Neck Strain or Disc Injury Return to Play Elite Athlete 1 Level Posterior Cervical Decompression Return to Play In An Elite Athlete 1 Level Cervical Spine

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