Ice vs. Heat – Which is Better for Pain?

workplaceHot and cold therapy is a natural, effective way to combat chronic pain. But which should you use for back pain, arthritis, or injuries such as strains and sprains?

Read on to learn when you should turn up the heat or cool it down.

Arthritis. Apply moist heat to stiff, tight joints to help relax muscles and ease pain.
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5 Tips for a Pain-Free Commute

Sovereign-Logo-Facebook1There are few things worse for back, neck, shoulder, hip, and knee pain than a long commute. But that trek back and forth to work is an unavoidable reality for many of us.

To help make your commute pain-free, consider some of these tips:
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Five Pain-Relieving Power Foods

SovereignLogoFigureWhether it’s minor body aches, chronic lower back pain, or the pain that comes from recovering from an injury or condition, studies have shown that food really can help you feel better.

When you incorporate nutrient-packed fruits, vegetables, and grains into your rehabilitation plan, you increase the likelihood of recovering more quickly and feeling better faster.
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10 Super Simple Ways to Improve Your Health

slider1It can be daunting to make those big changes we think we need to make when it comes to losing weight, staying active, or eating healthier. Goals like, “lose 20 pounds this month,” or “No more sugar in my diet,” seem huge and unattainable, and that can make it hard to find the motivation to even get started.

The truth is though, when it comes to your health, lasting change is made through a serious of tiny, conscious choices made every day – things that are so simple and small, you might already be doing them!
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