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Video I am recommending: Pain-Free Flying
This week I am excited to embark on a vacation with my family during my boy’s spring break.  We will be doing a red-eye flight out of San Diego.  One of the most common things I hear from patients is how they struggle to maintain their spine health on flights.  A few years ago I created a YouTube video that shows you a comprehensive list of the essential things to pack in order to make your travel experience worthwhile.  If you are planning to travel via car, train, or plane over the next year, give this one a watch before you go!

Spine-health actions I am suggesting: Mirror Image Exercises
While I will be out of town from April 7th to the 12 I strongly suggest paying special attention to your body position habits, doing your mirror image exercises (postural exercises), and spending time on your home traction device.  These spinal hygiene tasks are great for year-round use but are especially important this next week to minimize the likelihood of a flare-up while I am unavailable. If you have questions about how to do these movements or need a refresher on your setup with your home traction orthotic, please give us a call or speak with a team member when you are in the office this week.  Thank you for taking the extra steps to ensure your continued success in my absence.  I really appreciate it!

Quote I am loving: “Collect moments, not things.” ~ Anonymous
I am three months into my year of “no personal purchases” and have been enjoying the process.  Every once in a while I catch myself daydreaming about buying a random item, but by asking myself a few simple questions, easily dismiss the notion.  Instead of buying things, I have been putting my resources towards experiences with my family.  This month we are headed to the Caribbean to a group of islands called Turks and Caicos.  This place holds a special place for my wife and I as this was the location of our honeymoon almost 17 years ago.  We have longed desired to take our kids to this place and are excited about the opportunity.  Thank you for being a part of helping make this dream a reality for us.  I am truly grateful.  I look forward to seeing you in the clinic on my first day back on Thursday, April 14th!  

Have a kick ass week everyone!
In Health,
Dr. Devin Shea, DC