9/14/2016

What Is A Neck Roll?


This is typically a pillow or support that goes under the back of the neck.    In a neck pillow, the neck roll maintains and improves the "C" curve of the neck.  We will sometimes tell an individual to use a towel rolled up to act as a "neck roll".  This can help them to be able to transition to a neck pillow when they are used to using something very flat.  That neck roll will also fill in the gap between the head and shoulders, when on their side.
The most important aspect of any neck pillow is the "neck roll".  Keeping alignment on your back and side...


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9/02/2016

Cervical Radiculopathy


Let's talk cervical radiculopathy... First, what is it?  A cervical radiculopathy is pain that travels from the neck to the arm and/or hand.  The nerve root (in the neck) down to the distal part arm/hand) of the nerve or nerves.

Can my radiculopathy show up as something else besides numbness and tingling?

What can I do to improve my symptoms?  Get the neck in alignment; that is essential.  You see, a neck that is in good alignment will leave the nerves free from pressure.  I will often recommend the Cervical Linear Traction Neck Pillow in these cases.  This will help you align that neck spine while you sleep...

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8/26/2016

You Get A New Body...


Who knew, may of our cells replace themselves pretty quick. The thing is - some will replace themselves that day, some you have forever. In other words, be good to your body, you may not get it back...

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8/12/2016

A Quality Pillow...

Someone recently told me they want a quality pillow. They said that they tried a couple pillows they saw on tv and were very disappointed (those actually weren't the exact words :-).



Some good news for you:

- The pillow is made here in the USA

We typically see better, more quality products her at home...

- The traction pillow is bought by many doctors. You can guess that pillows bought and sold by doctors are higher quality.

- This pillow has been in existence for almost 20 years...

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7/12/2016

Muscle Tension Headaches



These form of headaches typically involve muscle of the head, neck, and or upper back. Most common muscles include the occipitals, trapezius, SCM, spinous, and the semispinalis.

Tightness, spasm, and trigger points in these muscles often cause the pain that travels into the head.

The causes can be mental, physical, or even both. Things like a stressful situation at home or prolonged poor posture at work. Now, the muscles we talked about can pull vertebrae out of alignment creating more nerve pressure and pain.

Try to minimize stress levels and get the spine in alignment.

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7/10/2016

Spot Cleaning Your Pillow



Here at arc4life we have seen that if you constantly throw your pillow in the washer, it will start to break the pillow fibers down. This is one reason we like the dust covers. They work as a great protector, you can easily unzip it and throw it in the wash. That being said, let's say you don't have the dust cover on an you get a stain on the pillow. This is where spot cleaning comes into

Here's what you do:

1)get a toothbrush, get some ivory soap, wet the spot.

2)make a lather with the soap.

3)put it on the spot, scrub it with the brush.

4)clean with water, dry with hair dryer a bit, let it air dry fully.

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6/15/2016

Alarming Amount Of Sugar...

I had to write a quick post about the amount of sugar we may be getting... I found it quite a bit scary to learn that a Venti White Chocolate Mocha at Starbucks has 18 teaspoons of sugar. The American Heart Association recommends not consuming more than 9 teaspoons a day for a male and 6 for a woman. I was stunned when I learned a soda has about 9 teaspoons. They try to avoid this fact sometimes by cutting sugar and adding a fake sweetener - even worse!

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