Dr. Grace Walker, a certified clinical nutritionist and holistic healthcare practitioner, has spent nearly four decades as director of the Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center. A graduate of the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions as a Doctor of Occupational Therapy and a Doctor of Physical Therapy Dr. Grace Walker Gray has had over 35 years of experience with low back pain as the Director of Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center In addition to her Doctorate degress in Therapy, Dr. Grace Walker has achieved a diverse range of certifications, including a Master of Aromatherapy certification, a Holistic healthcare certification and a Nutritional Consult and Certification. from the Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy. Her soon to published book,is entitled “Bye Bye Back Pain, 9 holistic Solutions for Long Term Relief from Sciatica, Lumbago Slipped Disc and Backache
How old is that mattress you’ve been sleeping on? Is your mattress still as good for you as the day you purchased it? Sleep is recuperative both physiologically and psychologically and encourages healing and repair, whereas sleep deficiency is linked to loss of work production, increased sick days, greater absenteeism, loss of efficiency, and higher injury rates. Researchers found that new bedding systems increased sleep quality and reduced back discomfort, factors that may be related to abatement of stress-related symptoms. While a new mattress is pricey, it is an investment. Consider your quality of sleep next time your back pain concerns you.
So, what can you do if you’re already experiencing back pain? Consider holistic treatment approaches; physical therapy, chiropractic, massage, pressure point releases, supplements, laser therapy,diet and nutritional approaches and aromatherapy can all be helpful tools to alleviate back pain. Other options you can consider on your own at home include yoga, tai chi, walking, hydrotherapy, and Pilates. Perhaps some exercise each day might be just what the doctor ordered!
Dr. Walker can be reached at PhysicalRestoration1.com