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Motorcycle Crash Injury Rehab: El Paso's Chiropractic Team

  Injuries after a motorcycle crash include contusions, skin abrasions, soft tissue injuries to tendons, ligaments, and muscles, sprains, strains and tears, facial and jaw fractures, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, misalignment, neck and back injuries, and biker’s arm . The Injury Medical Chiropractic and Functional Medicine Team can develop a comprehensive view of the sustained injuries to create a personalized treatment plan to reduce inflammation, increase flexibility, correct misalignments, rehabilitate the body, relax, stretch, and strengthen the musculoskeletal system, and restore mobility and function. Motorcycle Crash Injuries Motorcycle crash injuries are not easy to recover from. Acute soft tissue injuries caused by sudden trauma are common, as well as herniated discs, pelvis, and spinal misalignments that can have a cascading effect on the rest of the body.  Pelvic Misalignment  The pelvis comprises the pubic joint in the front and two sacroiliac joints in the back.

Sleep Affects Gut Health: El Paso's Functional Chiropractic Clinic

  Viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa are the microorganisms that naturally live in the digestive tract . Sleep affects gut health and vice versa. A healthy gut microbiota consists of all kinds of microorganisms that produce thousands of compounds and coexist harmoniously. A healthy diet and lifestyle are the biggest factors influencing bacteria variety, and maintaining a varied diet preserves microbiota diversity. Everybody's gut microbiome is different; the more diverse the gut microbiome, the healthier sleep will be. The Injury Medical Chiropractic and Functional Medicine Clinic Team can develop a personalized nutritional plan to improve gut health and sleep patterns. Sleep Affects Gut Health Not having a diverse gut microbiome has been linked to autoimmune diseases, Parkinson's disease, and mental health issues like anxiety and depression. Not getting healthy sleep is associated with many diseases and disorders, including: Gastrointestinal disorders Infections Diabetes C

Peroneal Nerve Injury: El Paso's Chiropractic Team

  A peroneal nerve injury/peroneal neuropathy can be caused by direct trauma to the outer knee with symptoms and sensations of numbness, tingling, pins-and-needles sensations, pain, or weakness in the foot that can cause a condition known as foot drop . Chiropractic can perform spinal manipulation, realignment, and decompression to restore the nerve’s function. They can also help with walking and mobility by providing muscle strengthening and stretching exercises to correct abnormal gait caused by foot drop and increase the range of motion in the ankle. Peroneal Nerve Injury The peroneal nerve begins near the sciatic nerve at the glutes/hip and buttocks. It travels down the back of the thigh to the knee, which wraps around the front of the leg and extends into the feet to the toes. It provides sensory input from the lateral aspect of the lower leg and the top of the foot. It also provides motor input to the muscles responsible for lifting the foot off the ground lifting the toes and a

Increased Temperature and Circulation: El Paso's Chiropractic Functional Medicine Team

  Massage is part of integrative medicine and can be used for various medical conditions. In massage therapy, a therapist rubs and kneads the body's soft tissues, including muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and skin. The therapist varies the amount of pressure and movement. Individuals often start feeling the effects right away. One of the benefits is increased temperature. Increased temperature amplifies blood flow and circulation, enabling muscular and connective tissues to release restriction, and muscle tightness, relieve tension, and improve movement. A massage therapist will use different techniques to increase the temperature to treat various conditions. Increased Temperature Some patients want to know why their muscles heat up or burn during a massage. Muscles burn because of the accumulation of waste in the cells. The waste products are released as a result of massage. The muscles release lactate , a byproduct of glucose. The effects of deep tissue massage ar

Spring Allergy Tips: El Paso's Chiropractic Team

  Spring allergies are reactions by an individual's immune system to flowering buds, blooming trees, pet dander, weeds, etc. When coming into contact with the allergen, the immune system's reaction can inflame the skin, sinuses, airways, or digestive system. The severity of allergies varies from person to person. The spine and brain communicate with various body parts, including those that affect the immune system and how the body reacts to allergens. Chiropractic adjustments for allergy treatment can help regulate histamine and cortisol levels and offer spring allergy tips for prevention. Spring Allergy Tips An allergy occurs when the body's immune system sees a substance as harmful and overreacts (inflammation). The immune system produces substances known as antibodies. A lack of communication between the spine, brain, and other parts of the body can lead to lower immunity meaning the body has a harder time reacting to stressors. Symptoms Symptoms vary, but the most comm

What Happens To The Body After Eating Healthy: El Paso Chiropractic Clinic

  What happens to the body after eating healthy? Individuals report the effects of healthy eating, feeling mentally clearer and more focused, increased energy levels, experiencing decreased junk food cravings and hunger pangs, improved sleep, and the benefits of strong bones, cardiovascular health, and disease prevention. The Injury Medical Chiropractic and Functional Medicine Clinic Team can assist individuals working on making healthy lifestyle adjustments to make the transition easier and with professional support to streamline the process, allowing the individual to focus on getting healthy. What Happens To The Body After Eating Healthy It can take a little while for the body to adjust to a new nutrition plan. A healthy diet includes nutrient-dense foods from all the major food groups, including lean proteins, whole grains, healthy fats, and fruits and vegetables of various colors. Benefits The benefits of healthy eating include the following. Longer life. Maintains digestive hea

Cross Training For Runners: El Paso's Chiropractic Team

  Too much running can lead to burnout and injuries for even the most hard-core runners and running enthusiasts. Cross-training can be a great way to work through unmotivated phases . Beginners and experienced runners will hit periods when they become bored or uninspired to run. Individuals dealing with injuries need to take time off from running during recovery. Once they are healed enough to engage in physical activity, doctors, trainers, physical therapists, and sports chiropractors recommend low-impact cross-training activities, like swimming or water running/aqua jogging, to lessen the stress on the muscles and joints and help injured athletes maintain their fitness and cope with the frustration of not being able to participate. Cross Training Cross-training is any sport or physical activity/exercise that supplements an athlete's main sport. Whether a beginner or veteran, it balances the muscle groups because it strengthens muscles that don't get worked out and/or are use

Resistance Bands Injury Therapy: El Paso's Chiropractic Clinic

  Resistance band exercises can be very useful for injury rehabilitation. As a part of a chiropractic neuromusculoskeletal treatment plan, personalized rehabilitation exercises using resistance bands can be prescribed to strengthen targeted areas of the body that require retraining due to an injury or condition. Resistance band training can effectively rehabilitate neck, shoulder, back, leg, knee, and ankle conditions and offer several advantages, from improving strength and posture to increasing mobility and improving joint health. Resistance Bands Resistance bands are rehabilitation and exercise equipment that provide consistent resistance throughout a specific exercise . They are rubberized bands or elastic cables that can be color-coded (different brands may vary in color progressions) to signify the amount of resistance they provide. These bands are great for all types of injuries to the joints or muscles and have been found to be effective in the following types: Weakened neck

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