"Chiropractic Tips & Information"

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Posture Exercises

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Health Tips/Information | Comments Off on Posture Exercises

Posture Exercises

Exercise #1:  Chin tuck

Translate the head back over the shoulders without changing eye level. Do this by focusing on a fixed point in the distant horizon. This will realign the ear over the shoulder. When this movement is executed properly, it promotes the “double chin” look.

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Sleep Ezzzzzzzzz!

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Health Tips/Information | Comments Off on Sleep Ezzzzzzzzz!

Sleep Ezzzzzzzzz!

One primary tenet of chiropractic is that the body’s resources are utilized to heal itself. Sleep is thought of by many to be restorative process during which we heal the mind and body. Sleep is thought of by many to be restorative process during which we heal the mind and body. It is common knowledge that we often sleep better after regular adjustment of the spine. When our spinal column is in the proper alignment, our nervous system is happy and all of its resources are available to make us well.

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How To Use A Tennis Ball

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Health Tips/Information | Comments Off on How To Use A Tennis Ball

How To Use A Tennis Ball

A tennis ball is useful to massage body parts with very little effort. Place the ball between the body part to be massaged and the wall. For example, the back, lean your back against the wall and press against the tennis ball. Bend your knees or move your hip to get the ball to massage against the muscle desired. Avoid the spine or other bony parts as that will hurt. The ball will compress the tight muscle causing blood flow out, then back into the muscle, aiding in circulation and healing. If the wall does not give enough resistance, you may perform this on the floor.

Do every other day once for 3-5 minutes or until skin is too sensitive. Do over clothing.

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Cryotherapy during the Acute Phase of Injury

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Health Tips/Information | Comments Off on Cryotherapy during the Acute Phase of Injury

Cryotherapy during the Acute Phase of Injury

The use of chiropractic to allow for an interference free nervous system is the first line of defense against injury. Adjustment of the spine minimizes the effort put forth by the body to let it heal itself. This is especially important when an injury is acute (see “A.R.I.S.E. Sheet” for further assistance).

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Posture

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Health Tips/Information | Comments Off on Posture

Posture

Why should we have good posture? So the nerves can exit and thereby carry messages properly all the way down to the spinal column to all muscles, organs and glands in the body. Appropriate postural alignment in the sagittal plane is paramount to good health. What is meant by that statement is that when looking at a person from front to back, one should observe the nose, chin, Adam’s apple, sternum and navel in a straight line. Somewhat likewise, the earlobes, shoulders and hips should be level.

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Help Your Body With Nutrition

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Health Tips/Information | Comments Off on Help Your Body With Nutrition

Help Your Body With Nutrition

Whenever a person is injured, the body requires extra nutrients to heal properly and rapidly. You can help your doctor do a better job by following these simple guidelines.

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Muscle Stimulation

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Health Tips/Information | Comments Off on Muscle Stimulation

Muscle Stimulation

The use of physiotherapy in chiropractic can be an important addition to your treatment. What is physiotherapy? It involves the use of therapeutic agents (i.e. muscle stim., ultrasound, etc.) to effect changes in injured tissue. It is important to realize that without chiropractic, only half of the benefits of any therapeutic program can be gleaned. To put that another way, if one was only to fix the potholes in an unsafe and curvy road, danger would still be present. Now, if one was to straighten out the roadway and fill in the potholes at the same time, the safety of motorists would be insured. The use of physiotherapy along with chiropractic is much the same as the condition of the roadway; if the joints of the body are placed in proper alignment to support the muscles, the tissues are being treated as a whole and the changes made can be lifelong.

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Meditation

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Health Tips/Information | Comments Off on Meditation

Meditation

Meditation has been practiced around the world for thousands of years because it works. Its effects are immediate and long lasting when practiced consistently. Regular meditation and chiropractic care go hand in hand. Chiropractic care allows for an interference free nervous system while meditation facilitates a calm and ready mind. After an adjustment of the spine, chemicals called enkephalins (somewhat like endorphins) create a feeling of well-being. Meditation can effectively change brain wave activity. When a chiropractic adjustment is coupled with mediation, we have powerful tool to fight stress.

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Massage

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Health Tips/Information | Comments Off on Massage

Massage

Massage is one of the oldest, most useful and easily administered forms of treatment used for the relief of pain and other symptoms of disease or injury. It is often employed by the doctor or a massage therapist to help relax the muscles and the mind. Massage can act directly upon a specific area, reflexly in other areas not being worked on or in both ways simultaneously. The goal is to reduce stress within the body so that it may heal quickly, without hindrance.  There are many different types of massage all having wonderful therapeutic value. For instance, the University of Miami’s Touch Research Institute studied the effects of massage therapy on job stress. Twenty-six adults were given fifteen-minute chair massages twice weekly in their offices for a five-week duration. Immediately after the massage, subjects experienced a change in brain waves in direction of heightened awareness, better problem solving ability, reduced job stress and less depressed mood state. Hence, massage can be performed to energize an exhausted person, or relax an agitated person.

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Heat

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Health Tips/Information | Comments Off on Heat

Heat

We all have heard about using “hot packs” or soaking in a hot bath to help alleviate muscle soreness. Our mothers seem to have known best, as is often the case. The therapeutic  benefits of warming an injury are many. The use of heating agents during specific periods of convalescence is of the utmost importance. Heat helps allow tissues to relax so they can receive fresh, nutrient-rich blood. Heat is a terrific adjunct to chiropractic treatment of chronic conditions. It is important to note that heat must not be used in cases of acute injury as it may exacerbate the painful effects of swelling.

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