GENERAL ADVICE AND TIPS

Dr PENNER'S TOP 8 TIPS FOR HEALTHY LIVING

Doctor Penner delivers his top 8 tips to keep you healthy and happy.

THE BENEFITS OF A CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT

Doctor Penner, demonstrates the benefits of a chiropractic spinal adjustment.

IS SELF ADJUSTING SAFE?

Dr Penner explains the difference between stretching and adjusting, and how self-adjustments are probably not a great idea.

WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH PAIN KILLERS?

Dr Joshua Penner, makes some suggestions for appropriate use of common pain killers for dealing with back pain and neck pain.

STRETCHES AND EXERCISES

BEST EXERCISE FOR RELIEF FROM LOW BACK PAIN

These modified yoga positions can do wonders for low back pain.They are a great way to warm up in the morning, and can be helpful at the end of a long day as well.

EXERCISE BALL FOR RELIEF FROM LOW BACK PAIN

Using an exercise ball can be a great way to strengthen the muscles that support your core and keep you spine moving and healthy.

EXERCISE FOR REDUCING NECK PAIN

This is the best exercise for helping build the muscle that maintains stability in your neck.

STRETCH FOR RELIEVING LOW BACK PAIN

Dr Penner shows how to stretch those difficult-to-reach lumbar paraspinal muscles. Performing this stretch regularly will open up the nerve endings in your low back, allow flow of blood and decrease swelling in the area.

STRETCH FOR RELIEF FROM SCIATICA

This is a perfect stretch for loosening the piriformis muscle, which sits overtop the sciatic nerve. When this muscle is tight it puts pressure on the sciatic nerve, and can cause pain down the leg and even all the way to the foot.

STRETCH FOR COMPUTER USERS

Working at a computer for hours a day produces consistently tight levator scapula muscles, which produce neck and shoulder pain for many people. Dr Penner displays a simple stretch you can do right at your desk to help loosen that muscle and reduce pain.

STRETCH FOR RELIEF FROM UPPER BACK PAIN

This is one of the simplest and most effective stretches for general upper back and neck pain.

TRAPEZIUS STRETCH FOR COMPUTER USERS

The trapezius muscle is another one that tightens up often for computer users, causing pain and stress in the neck and shoulders. This stretch is a great way to loosen those muscles and reduce pains in the neck (won't help with your boss).

BEST SLEEPING POSITIONS FOR PAIN RELIEF

Learn the best sleeping positions for reducing back and neck pain.