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spine charging like a mobile device battery.

By |2017-02-13T00:04:53+00:00July 31st, 2016|Sleep, Spinal decompression|

Sleep is a beautiful thing. It recharges the mind and body. Did you know that the spinal discs lose a considerable amount of hydraulic height over the course of the day, to be regained by sleep? Spine charging is important. We know from the research done by Jazwinka and Adam [1. Jazwinska, E.C., Adam, K., 1985. Diurnal [...]

Medical Marijuana, Sleep and Spine

By |2017-02-13T00:04:55+00:00July 10th, 2015|Sleep, Spinal decompression|

I would like to quickly explain some recent outcomes I have seen with medical marijuana in conjunction with treatment of spine. A female (late 50s) approached our clinic with significant degeneration in the lumbar spine. This has been ongoing for many years but has been progressive in nature and now causing her pain that prevents [...]

Sleep twitching

By |2017-02-13T00:04:56+00:00August 24th, 2014|Sleep|

The Hypnic Reflex (published in the Journal of Sleep Disorders and Therapy) Have you ever experienced sudden body twitching when falling asleep? This phenomenon has many labels including : hypnic jerk, hypnagogic jerk, sleep twitching and night start...just to name a few. There are many theories as to what this twitch represents but none have made much sense.  Here [...]

Sleep and Spine

By |2017-02-13T00:04:56+00:00June 2nd, 2014|Sleep|

Sleep and Spine : the inter-relationship between physical recovery and REM sleep This document (although some revisions and new references have been added since) was submitted to The Lancet April 17, 2007. Lancet reviews are at end of document. Re-submission to The Journal of Circadian Rhythms and Acceptance Jan 5th, 2009.   Manuscript: Atonia, Gravity, and the [...]

Nap Time for Spinal Discs

By |2017-02-13T00:05:00+00:00June 2nd, 2014|Back Pain, Intervertebral disc, Sleep|

Resting Spine Hydraulics   Many of you heard me recommend napping as a form of spinal exercise. I often get that puzzled look from patients: “A nap for an exercise?” Yes, I say, and let me explain why.   Most forms of spine pain come with a prerequisite of spine compression. I was reading another [...]