Spine Health: Recommended Items
By Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC
Promote spinal health with these therapeutic items. They make great gifts for yourself and others. Help prevent and manage back pain by correctly utilizing these valuable items.
Zero-Gravity Recliner: The zero-gravity chair places the spine, hips and knees at very specific angles. These angles are the exact position the body naturally moves into when floating in zero-gravity. The zero-gravity position decompresses the spine, decreases muscle pull on the spine and improves lower extremity circulation.
Inversion Table: Traction your spine and reduce muscle tension with inversion therapy. The inversion table is a therapeutic apparatus that places the legs higher than the head. The weight of the upper body decompresses the spinal column, stretches the back muscles and lessens nerve impingement.
Lumbar Support: A lumbar support for the car or office chair reduces the possibility of back pain. A lumbar support pillow provides a strong base for correct sitting posture. Lower back support helps the user maintain good sitting posture by providing additional support to the lower back. A lumbar support pillow helps prevent muscle fatigue and lowers the risk of symptoms.
Ice Pack: The ice pack is the best tool to reduce swelling and lessen pain. Ice packs are available in a variety of sizes for different regions of the body. The proper application of ice therapy is the first recommended form of self-treatment to decrease back pain and limit swelling.
Heat Pad: Apply heat to reduce muscle tension and pain. Proper heat therapy application expedites the healing process. Heat should never be applied to a new injury. Its effects are useful once the initial swelling dissipates. Utilize heat to relieve the pain and soreness of tight muscles.
Movement Computer Application: Motion is the most vital ingredient to spine health. The Movement is a software program developed to combat the negative effects of prolonged sitting at the computer work station. The application provides video breaks every hour and leads the viewer through simple stretches to lower the risk of pain and injury. Learn more at http://www.themovementonline.net/
Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC
Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC is the owner and treating doctor at Championship Chiropractic. 2595 S. Cimarron Rd, Suite #100, Las Vegas, NV 89117. His web address is www.ChampionshipChiropractic.com. He can be contacted at (702) 286-9040 and DrO@ChampionshipChiropractic.com.
Dr. Donald A. Ozello’s mission is to educate and inspire others to live healthier, fitter, more functional lives.
Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC writes a weekly health, fitness, exercise and nutrition column for The Las Vegas Informer. He is published in OnFitness magazine,Livestrong.com, SpineUniverse.com and eHow.com.
Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC is an award-winning public speaker. He has spoken to numerous groups on health, fitness, exercise, ergonomics and nutrition.
Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC loves to exercise. Bike riding and kettlebell training are his current favorite types of exercises. He credits Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno and Sly Stallone as major influences during his teens and early twenties.
Before pursuing his career in Chiropractic, Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Bremerton, SSN 698.