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Complications Poor Posture

  As the body gets older, slouching, little to no physical activity, and regular stretching cause muscle fatigue, weakness, tension, leading to poor posture complications. The complications include: Back and neck pain Rounded shoulders Spinal dysfunction Joint degeneration Sleep problems Chronic pain Posture can be improved along with overall spinal health and a better quality of life through chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic will improve posture through adjustments, postural exercise training and stretching, education on ergonomics , and nutrition to strengthen the body. Complications Poor Posture Symptoms Symptoms vary as they depend on the severity of the case and condition. Muscle fatigue/weakness Body aches and soreness Back pain Rounded shoulders Standing and/or walking problems Headaches Potbelly Mechanisms Poor posture leads to dysfunction and interference with the body's postural mechanisms . These include: Slow-twitch and fast-twitch muscle fibers Muscle strength and

Spondylitis Anti-Inflammation Diet

  Spondylitis Anti-Inflammation Diet : Individuals who have a chronic back pain condition can be recommended to have two or more vertebrae fused to correct the problem/s and alleviate the pain. However, a form of inflammatory spinal arthritis can cause the vertebrae to fuse by themselves, known as ankylosing spondylitis. One recommended way to bring pain relief is by eating an anti-inflammatory diet. Studies have shown that a low-inflammatory diet can help improve spondylitis symptoms. Spondylitis Anti-Inflammation Diet Ankylosing spondylitis is a progressive inflammatory disease that primarily affects the spine; however, individual symptoms vary . Symptoms include stiffness and pain in the neck, hips, low back, and fatigue. There is no definite pattern meaning: Symptoms can improve. Symptoms can worsen or flare up. Symptoms can stop for a period of time. Women are affected more often than men with no known cause . There is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis, but treatments and self-

Elderly Sciatica

  As individual bodies age, the nerves and muscles begin to degenerate, especially in the lower spinal region . This can cause sciatic pain and muscle weakness. Elderly sciatica is very common as the nerves and muscles have gone through a lot. Bending, lifting, carrying, reaching, twisting, and natural wearing and tearing make the sciatic nerve and surrounding muscles prone to injury. For overweight seniors, the risk of developing sciatica is higher. Elderly Sciatica The main reason for elderly sciatica is that as the body ages, the discs/cartilage between the vertebrae/bones in the spine dry out, losing their cushioning ability, which can lead to the bones shifting out of place more easily, rubbing against each other, and compressing nerves. On average, the body loses about 1 centimeter in height every ten years after 40. Risk Factors Diabetes Diabetes affects the entire body. Not keeping blood sugar in check can cause widespread symptoms that affect the nerves and organs. Individuals


  Anybody can become dehydrated if they don’t take care of themselves and drink plenty of water. Being dehydrated happens when there is insufficient water in the body or increased water loss through sweating, vomiting, and/or diarrhea, along with certain medications, can increase urination and dehydration. Older adults have an increased risk of dehydrating because their body’s fluid reserves decrease, and their body’s ability to signal that they are thirsty does not work as effectively, especially those with memory problems. Dehydrated Symptoms Signs of dehydration include: Muscle cramps. Dry mouth Dry cough. Tiredness/fatigue. Flushed red skin. Swollen feet. High heart rate but low blood pressure. Dizziness, weakness, light-headedness. Headache, delirium, confusion. Loss of appetite with a sugar craving. Heat intolerance or chills. Constipation. Dark-colored urine. Urine should be a pale clear color. Dehydration Levels Dehydration is categorized as: Mild The body needs more fluids to

DOMS: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

  Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness - DOMS is when muscle pain or stiffness develops a day or two after playing sports, weight lifting, exercise, or work that involves concentrated physical activity like lifting and carrying objects . DOMS is considered a normal response to extended exertion and is part of the adaptation process that the recovering muscles experience as they undergo hypertrophy or an increase in muscle size. It is common in individuals who have just started exercising, increased the duration or intensity of their workouts, or just beginning a physically demanding job. DOMS When muscle contracts as it lengthens is known as eccentric muscle contractions, which is most associated with DOMS. It is related to increased stress in muscle fibers as they are exerted excessively. This also happens when engaging in movements the muscles are not used to, like a new exercise or helping a friend move heavy boxes, furniture, etc. Examples include: New exercise or unusual physical task.

Pregnant and Chiropractic

  Pregnant and Chiropractic: Many women experience back/pelvis/leg/feet swelling, soreness, achiness, and pain during pregnancy. A growing belly added weight and changes in connective tissue can cause a variety of musculoskeletal strains and misalignments. Chiropractic care provides health maintenance of the spinal column, discs, nerves, joints, muscles, and bones. It is an art and science of adjusting a misaligned body, reducing stress, and promoting health throughout the body.   Pregnant and Chiropractic With a primary doctor's clearance, chiropractic can provide safe adjustments. Chiropractors trained to work with pregnant women utilize techniques that avoid applying pressure on or around the abdomen. Benefits of chiropractic during pregnancy include: Restores and maintains spinal alignment and balance. Helps control symptoms of nausea. Improves energy levels. Relieves body pain. Helps reduce labor time and delivery. Restores pelvic positioning and balance, improving standing,

Do's and Don'ts After Chiropractic Adjustment

  Everybody is different in how the body reacts to a chiropractic adjustment. Body misalignment often leads to spinal misalignment or vice versa. Misalignments occur over time; individuals do not notice until soreness and pain begin presenting. Depending on the injury and/or condition, getting the full potential from a chiropractic adjustment means knowing the dos and don'ts following treatment. This involves maintaining a healthy posture, staying hydrated, getting proper rest, and staying active. Adjustments Adjustments are highly effective for the body. Benefits include: Pain relief. Restored full range of motion. Increased strength. Increased energy. Improved sleep. Lowered blood pressure in individuals with hypertension. Do's and Don'ts Stay Properly Hydrated One of the best things for the body is plenty of water every day . Water helps: Circulate nutrients and oxygen to your cells. Flush bacteria from the bladder. Assist with digestion. Prevent constipation. Normalize

Volleyball Strength Workout

  Volleyball is a dynamic game that requires players to be fast on their feet. Players have to be able to quickly shift into various position/s, make quick movements in any direction quickly and reach the ball. Volleyball strength workouts focus on power development and maintaining safe positions when exploding through the plays. Many players include resistance training exercises in their training programs to maximize power and set a solid foundation. Volleyball Strength Workout A well-rounded volleyball workout will help players strengthen and maintain optimal body health. Good Mornings This exercise is ideal for gluteal strength, hamstring strength, and improving vertical jumps. It is recommended to do three sets of 10 reps. Single-Leg Roman Dead Lift to Overhead Press This volleyball workout works the hamstrings and glutes. Helps improve balance and increases jump strength. It is recommended to do three sets of 10 reps. Lunge With a Twist This volleyball strength workout builds up

Pinched Nerve Healing Signs

  A pinched nerve may not feel like it is healing. This is because of the soreness, aches, discomfort, and tingling feelings/sensations around the affected area. This could be the neck, shoulder, arm, hands, back, legs, and feet. However, when the achiness and tingling move around and shift, it is a sign of the pinched nerve healing. Amount of Time For Pinched Nerve Healing Waiting for the nerve to heal is not a recommended treatment option, as most pinched nerves do not fully recover on their own. A pinched nerve usually takes around six weeks to heal with proper treatment . The longer the nerve stays pinched, the more likely there will be permanent damage. To keep the pinched nerve from returning and getting worse, individuals are recommended to incorporate a pre-habilitation plan that involves continuing rehabilitation exercises to strengthen and keep the muscles, ligaments, and nerves loose, and adjusting posture, work, exercise, and diet habits to prevent re-injuring the nerve or

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