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Reverse The Effects Of Sedentary Lifestyle Through Chiropractic

  Many of us spend a great deal of work time sitting at a desk/station every day . The damage that is occurring to the spine and body can turn into a chronic condition. Chiropractic can reverse the sedentary effects of too much sitting and not enough moving. Between work and relaxation time, an individual can spend from 8 to 16 hours a day sitting, often with poor posture. The body needs to stay active to maintain health and high quality of life. Sitting Too Much Being sedentary can affect the body's total health. Some of these effects include: Heightened increase in the risk of chronic diseases, like heart disease and diabetes Chronic pain Poor flexibility Spinal misalignment Lower metabolism Weight Gain can lead to obesity straining the organs and joints Bone health diminishment increasing the risk of osteoporosis Increased risk of mental health issues like anxiety and depression Increased risk of certain cancers, specifically colon and breast Chiropractic Chiropractors are exp

The Body's Joints and Protection From Rheumatoid Arthritis

  Rheumatoid arthritis is said to affect around 1.5 million individuals. Recognized as an autoimmune condition that presents with chronic pain in the body’s joints. It commonly affects regularly used joints like the shoulders, hands, and feet. The condition can begin to present in individuals in their 30s. Concerns that come with a rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis are the condition's effect on the spinal facet joints. These joints are susceptible to attack from a dysfunctional immune system, leaving them prone to weakness, inflammation, and nerve compression. Chiropractors understand the manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis. They can pinpoint at-risk facet joints and provide corrective relief before more dangerous symptoms begin to present. Facet joint risks There are two facet joints that connect each vertebra to the one above and below. Their objective is to stabilize the spine, whether in a neutral position or engaged in flexion/extension movement. When targeted by the body’s

Chiropractic Treatment or Physical Therapy: What Are My Options?

  Chiropractic treatment and physical therapy are treatment methods/approaches that are conservative, non-invasive, and are both practical options . Both address health concerns, like various types of pain , automobile, work, sports, and personal injuries. Both are focused on helping individuals achieve long-term results and maintain health. Chiropractic and physical therapy are usually done in combination, as they complement one another. There are benefits and similarities between the two treatment options. Here are some general guidelines to decide which treatment option is best for your needs. Primary symptoms Chiropractors are known for the ability to provide quick relief to individuals dealing with pain and stiffness in the joints, particularly the spine. They are experts in spinal realignment and proper posture. If flexibility is limited or the joints are locking up, a chiropractor is the recommended choice. Physical therapists or PTs are the experts in body biomechanics and so

The Benefits of Regular Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments

  Individuals tend to think of chiropractic treatment for pain relief, injury recovery, and help with poor posture. This is correct, but regular chiropractic spinal adjustments can provide numerous benefits to feel your absolute best and improve an individual's quality of life. Doctors of chiropractic/DCs perform a thorough physical and neurological evaluation of the individual to diagnose the root cause of spine pain. The proper diagnosis is essential to the individual's customized treatment plan. Benefits of Regular Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments Chiropractic spinal adjustments address a variety of health-related issues. A chiropractor will work with the individual to determine the most beneficial treatment possible. This includes posture training, exercise, stretching, massage therapy, and more. Below are a few of the benefits of chiropractic spinal adjustments: Better joint health and mobility Enhances physical and athletic abilities Restores muscle balance which is seco

Supporting A Spouse, Partner With Chronic Pain

  For individuals that have a partner or spouse with chronic back pain , life can feel like it revolves around the pain. For the individuals going through the pain, it does. The pain can be debilitating to the body, emotional and mentally. The physical and emotional exhaustion of chronic pain can affect a partnership. But with the right support, treatment can be enhanced making the couple's life a lot better. Partners and spouses with Chronic Pain Individuals unhealthily deal with chronic pain communication in two ways. The first is, the individual dealing with the pain talks frequently about it . This can be viewed as constant complaining, resulting in their spouse or partner becoming irritated, cold, resentful, and frustrated by not knowing or being able to help. The second way is, again the individual dealing with the pain wants to avoid sounding needy, never talk about the pain. This means instead they deal with the pain in silence. However, this wears the individual down p

Diabetic Back Pain: Ways To Bring Relief

  The diabetic disease processes can be a contributor to chronic back pain. Diabetes can damage the human body from the eyes to the feet if left untreated, and the spine/back is a prime target. Data from 11 studies consisted of individuals over 18 years of age diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The results showed individuals with diabetes had a 35% increased risk of experiencing lower back pain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 34 million people were found to have diabetes in 2021. Diabetes primarily impacts blood sugar/glucose levels. However, the disease can affect several of the body's systems . It is a state of chronic inflammation. Diabetic Back Pain Connection The connection between diabetes and back pain include: Neuropathy Diabetic neuropathy happens when constant high glucose levels damage/injure the nerves. The result is symptoms like pain, tingling, and numbness. It affects up to 50% of individuals with diabetes and can lead t

Pelvic Pain and Chiropractic Relief

  The pelvis is designed to bear and distribute the weight of the body along with regular everyday movement. It is built to properly distribute weight between the upper and lower body that utilizes the core muscles, ligaments, and joints creating a complex pelvic girdle that helps the body function properly. The bones of the pelvis house and protect organs like the: Reproductive system Bladder Below the digestive tract When pain in the pelvis presents, daily physical activities can become difficult to get through. Chiropractic treatment combined with lifestyle adjustments can bring pain relief and strengthen the pelvis muscles/bones to maintain optimal function. Causes of Pelvic Pain When pain presents there can be a variety of underlying causes contributing to it. Certain causes are more serious than others. This is why seeking professional medical guidance is highly recommended for the best outcomes. Possible causes include: Core weakness Spinal misalignment Injury from falls, auto

Lifestyle Adjustments and Chiropractic Enhancements

  Individuals are realizing the enhancements that chiropractic produces along with lifestyle adjustments. Chiropractic is about total body health. This includes: Alleviating pain from injuries and musculoskeletal conditions Reversing low energy levels Healthy lifestyle adjustment support Neck Pain Back Pain Chronic Pain Herniated Disc/s Headaches Migraines Sciatica Sports Injuries Healthy living and regular chiropractic adjustments will elevate the body's health to new levels. Chiropractic unlocks the body's potential Getting to the root cause of any symptoms that are presenting and addressing them is essential before the body can be at its optimum. A common root cause of pain, low energy, and various general health complaints is spinal misalignment. Poor spinal alignment leads to poor nerve energy flow and poor blood circulation. When the body and nervous system function incorrectly , there is interference with the body’s ability to process normal functions that leads to v

Ways Chiropractic Treats Whiplash Effectively and Successfully

  A whiplash injury can cause pain for months, even years after the accident/incident. It can cause persistent pain in the neck, shoulders, back, as well as, headaches, and sleep problems. Waiting to see if it will go away is not recommended. Chiropractic treatment can effectively and successfully expedite the healing process getting back to normal life as quickly as possible . Chiropractors treat whiplash successfully using a combination of techniques, approaches, and exercises for pain relief, recovery, and long-term spinal health. The extent and severity of the whiplash injury determine what type of chiropractic treatment will be implemented. The Severity of a Whiplash Injury Whiplash injuries are often the result of: Automobile accidents Work injuries Sports Amusement park rides It is primarily an injury of the neck muscles and ligaments, but can also damage the vertebral discs. It is not considered a serious or life-threatening injury, but it can cause long-term complications and

Belly Fat Can Cause Back Pain and Injury

  Belly fat is a gateway to back pain/spinal issues that can lead to various health problems. The bulging belly population has grown a bit since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. 37% of individuals have gained weight since it began, according to a global Ipsos survey. If back pain is presenting and there is excess weight around the abdomen known as abdominal obesity , this could be a contributing factor. Belly fat and posture When the natural curves of the spine are normal, the core is stable and well-supported. Excessive weight, including a large abdomen, shifts these curves out of correct alignment. Excessive abdominal fat has been associated with lordosis , which is an excessive inward curve of the spine toward the lower back. One study found that severely obese individuals had pain and changes in posture. This was especially visible in the spine, knees, and feet. Front-loading shift The back pain felt from a bulging belly can be caused by a shift in posture and body mecha

ATV Accidents, Injuries, and Chiropractic Treatment/Rehabilitation

  Many individuals enjoy riding all-terrain vehicles, or ATVs. It is a fun pastime and it gets individuals outdoors. However, when driving/riding any type of motor vehicle there is potential for crashes and accidents that can result in severe injuries . Unfortunately, many individuals get on an ATV without properly understanding how the vehicle operates, safety measures, and what to do in an emergency. Several facts about ATV accidents, provided by the Consumer Product Safety Commission : 130,000+ individuals are injured every year from ATV accidents Over 700 individuals are killed in these accidents every year Around one-third of the individuals killed are under the age of 16. Many of the accidents could have been prevented if proper safety protocols were followed Many of these accidents are based on negligence or recklessness of the driver or other individual/s doing the same in close proximity. The causes range from: Speeding recklessly Steep hill-climbing Rollovers Drunk driving E

Sciatica Pain and Symptoms Improvement

Determining if sciatica pain and symptoms are showing improvement can be as simple as the pain significantly reducing or it could be a bit more complex, depending on the severity of the condition. Chiropractic treatment keeps track of the location and movement of the pain as a reliable indicator that complete relief is getting closer. When the pain retreats up the leg, it is a sign of improvement even with back and buttock aches/pain that feel like it's worsening. Various Symptoms The most common symptoms include: Tingling Numbness Sharp pain Dull pain Radiating/spreading pain A feeling like insects crawling or water trickling down the leg Changing sensations in the buttock, back, leg, or foot Does It Get Worse Before Getting Better? Sciatica can get worse before it gets better. This is known as centralization where the pain moves or retreats back towards the midline of the spine after repeated movements or guided/chiropractic positioning and adjusting. It can be misleading, ma

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