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postheadericon How to Crack Your Upper Back

How to Crack Your Upper Back

Four Methods:Crack Your Own BackCrack Your Back With a Medicine BallHave Someone Else Crack Your BackOther Ways to Crack Your BackCommunity Q&A Cracking your back is quite simple. You may crack it by yourself naturally, with props or have a friend do it for you. Repeated cracking may make adjustments at the chiropractor much easier, and can help with back pain. Method 1 Crack Your Own Back 1 Place your hands behind your back, one on top of another. Press on your spine as high up as your hands will…

postheadericon How to Crack Your Back

How to Crack Your Back

Three Parts:Safely Stretching Your Back MusclesTrying Low-Risk ExercisesUsing Riskier MethodsCommunity Q&A Cracking joints (also called joint cavitations) often feels good because it can release tension and increase range of motion. Cracking or releasing the spinal joints of your back is usually safe if done in a controlled manner and within the normal planes of motion of the spine.[1] Rotation and extension of the spine are the movements that usually create the cracking sounds of the small spinal facet joints. However, seeing a joint specialist such as a chiropractor or osteopath…

postheadericon How to Counsel Underage Drinkers to Stop Drinking

How to Counsel Underage Drinkers to Stop Drinking

These days, young people are being influenced to drink by their parents, siblings, other family members, and their peers. It may seem like a cool thing to do in the moment, but it’s not. Here is how to help teens gain the strength to resist peer pressure and stop drinking. 1 Let them know that drinking at a young age can be very dangerous. When you’re young, your body is still developing and bad things could happen. Your brain and other parts of your body are in danger because of…

postheadericon How to Count Your Sugar Intake

How to Count Your Sugar Intake

Three Parts:Reading the Food LabelCounting Your Total Sugar IntakeAdjusting Your Sugar IntakeCommunity Q&A Sugar is everywhere. It’s loaded into our soft drinks and candy; we add it to our coffee in the morning; it’s hidden in frozen foods and soups; and even in health drinks that are supposed to be so good for us. Sugar is fine in moderation. However, too much of it can cause weight gain which may lead to diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease. Figuring how much sugar you eat in a day requires you…

postheadericon How to Cope With Vicodin Addiction

How to Cope With Vicodin Addiction

Three Parts:Receiving Medical AttentionConsidering Vicodin Addiction TreatmentEngaging in Harm ReductionCommunity Q&A Vicodin is an opioid (in the same class as heroin and morphine) and is composed of a mixture of hydrocodone (opioid analgesic) and acetaminophen (Tylenol).[1] Vicodin is the most common pain-killer prescribed and most individuals who use Vicodin were first prescribed the pain-killer by a medical professional.[2] However, Vicodin use can be a serious issue if it is abused, used against its instructions, or not prescribed or managed by a medical doctor. To cope with an addiction to Vicodin,…

postheadericon How to Cope With Trochanteric Bursitis

How to Cope With Trochanteric Bursitis

Four Parts:Changing Activities and ExercisesCoping with Trochanteric Bursitis at HomeGetting Medical Treatment for Trochanteric BursitisIdentifying Common SymptomsCommunity Q&A Trochanteric bursitis is inflammation of the fluid-filled bursa sac that surrounds the top part of the femur bone, called the greater trochanter.[1] The trochanteric bursa helps connective tissue smoothly glide over a joint at the outer point of the hip,[2] which is why it’s also commonly called hip bursitis when it flares up. Trochanteric bursitis is a common cause of hip pain, making it difficult to walk, run and be active. Coping…

postheadericon How to Cope With Weight Changes when Recovering from an Eating Disorder

How to Cope With Weight Changes when Recovering from an Eating Disorder

Three Methods:Focusing on Healthy BehaviorsDeveloping a Positive Body ImageTrusting Your DoctorsCommunity Q&A Recovering from an eating disorder takes a great deal of planning and commitment. You must learn to adapt to and accept both mental and physical changes. One worry of many young women, or men, who are in recovery is the weight gain that will happen after returning to healthy (and safer) diet and exercise levels. It is possible to stop obsessing over your weight and sustain your recovery after an eating disorder – learn how. Method 1 Focusing…

postheadericon How to Cope With Wearing Nappies As a Person with a Disability

How to Cope With Wearing Nappies As a Person with a Disability

Some disabled people are obliged to wear nappies (diapers) for a variety of reasons, including incontinence, inability to use a bathroom unaided etc. It is not a stigma; it is simply a reality that some disabled persons must do this as a means to ensuring more convenient everyday living. For those who are not aware that they will need to do this, or who feel uncomfortable with the fact when they realize it, it is important to encourage understanding and the ability to work with this particular need. 1 Ask…

postheadericon How to Cope With Scent Sensitivity

How to Cope With Scent Sensitivity

If you are sensitive to scents, you are not alone. More than 2 million people are thought to have scent sensitivities that cause allergic-type reactions and symptoms, or even trigger asthma attacks. You can’t avoid all scents at all times, so learning how to cope with scent sensitivity is key to improving your quality of life. 1 Try to figure out which scents you are sensitive to by keeping a journal to track your symptoms. Write down where you were and what you smelled. This can help you determine what…

postheadericon How to Cope with Sleep Paralysis

How to Cope with Sleep Paralysis

Three Methods:Handling Sleep ParalysisTreating the SymptomsTrying Preemptive TreatmentsCommunity Q&A Sleep paralysis is a condition where people are physically paralyzed at the onset of sleep or upon waking, but mentally awake. It is a disorientating condition that may also cause vivid and terrifying hallucinations. The feeling of total body insensitivity during sleep paralysis is often associated with other symptoms, such as sense of suffocation, decreased heart rate, feeling as though there’s an evil person in the room, or a sense of being dragged around.[1] It may be associated with other sleep…