Postural Fitness

With over 2 million Australians experiencing back pain annually, it’s obvious that a preventative & proactive approach is desperately goodvsevilneeded. A great proactive approach is through postural fitness – having optimal spinal alignment & function. This helps improve things like balance, coordination, strength and endurance which can aid in preventing back & spine injury relapses.

This year’s Spinal Health Week focus – Let’s Get Back To Our Best – addresses this topic. This topic resonates well with our treatment approach at Green Door Chiropractic as this is a strong focus everyday with our patients.

Some ways to improve your postural fitness include:

– Exercise (yoga, pilates, functional endurance & strength training, swimming)

– Posture awareness at work (sitting back into your chair to maintain correct posture, not sitting too long in one position but rather moving around to use different muscles)

If you’re unsure what to do, Dr. Tass can assist with what would be best for you.

Co Q10 and muscle pain

Depletion of coenzyme Q10 can cause muscle pain in people taking statin (cholesterol) drugs for high cholesterol. Muscle pain is a common side effect of statin medications, with a whopping 75% of physically active patients taking statins experience pain. The cause of the muscle pain has been unknown up until now.

Statin drugs lower coenzyme Q10 levels so it’s wise supplementing with coenzyme Q10 if you are taking statin drugs. However, always check with your healthcare professional if you are taking other medications, such as warfarin.