Stress in Today’s Supercharged Climate, in America, and how Chiropractic Can Help!

In today’s world, it’s very easy to find things that cause stress in our lives. In today’s hotly charged political environment with discussions of safe spaces on college campuses, what is one to do. Stress and anxiety can be alleviated with chiropractic care regardless of political affiliation.
Additional causes of stress in our lives today include some of the following. The pressure at work, loan troubles, health and wellness dilemmas, relationship troubles, media overload as well as lots of various other aspects of life can stress us out. We also produce anxiety internally. This can be caused by dietary habits and other factors such as lack of sleep.
More than three-fourths of Americans face the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety, and one third identify their anxiety degrees as extreme. Every chiropractor sees clients that have had their health and wellbeing devastated by persistent tension, stress, and anxiety.
Whether emotional or environmental, tension and anxiety create damage to the body and soft tissue. It disrupts can destroy our quality of life and can result in lasting problems such as spinal misalignment. Stress and anxiety can be a contributing factor in a lot of modern diseases. Some experts estimate it makes up half the country’s healthcare-related expenses according to multiple sources.
Regardless of the cause, stress, and anxiety start a fight-or-flight response that impacts virtually every component of the body. Negative thoughts caused by stress and anxiety can elevate the heart rate, increases blood pressure as well as diverting blood away from the gastrointestinal system. The chemical function of the adrenal glands can be disrupted, including improper amounts of adrenaline, epinephrine, and nor-epinephrine being released. Over time this imbalance can wreak havoc on an individual’s health. In addition, improper nerve and muscle function can occur leading to tension and misalignment of the spinal column.
Chiropractic doctors have many effective tools to treat stress and anxiety. By treating the spinal column, chiropractors can assist their patients to better cope with stress. Chiropractic adjustments help calm the nervous system, decrees muscle spasms, and increases the circulation of blood and oxygen. While it’s difficult to entirely get rid of anxiety, routine chiropractic treatment can assist negate some of its results and protect against long-term damages to the body.
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I often get asked about Sleep. What Happens to Your Body When You Don’t Sleep

Young man in pose#Sleep is good for us we all know that. Many of us struggle making sleep a priority and this may be livable for a few days, but over time when your body doesn’t get enough sleep it increase the likelihood of type two #diabetes, high blood pressure, weight gain, heart disease, #memory problems (short and long Term), concentration difficulties, and increased #stress.

Spine Health has a great article if you want more information.

https://www.spine-health.com/blog/what-happens-your-body-when-you-dont-sleep

I often get asked: How Much Water Do I Need to Drink?

MineralwasserWell #spine health has come up with a great article to explain this. Drinking #water helps with many health conditions and may even help keep your low back in shape and healthy. Are you getting enough water daily?  The recommended daily fluid intake is 3 liters for men and 2.2 liters (roughly 8 cups) for women. See the full Spine Health article for more information and tips on drinking more water.

https://www.spine-health.com/blog/how-much-water-do-i-need-drink

Weekly Quick tips 04/03/2017: Neck Pain, Low Back and SI Joint Dysfunction and Sleep Tips

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A #stiffneck is typically characterized by soreness and restricted movement. Find out what causes a stiff neck and what should be done to remedy the situation.

http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/neck-pain/stiff-neck-causes-symptoms-and-treatment

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Learn about the symptoms of sacroiliac joint dysfunction—a commonly overlooked cause of #lowerbackpain.

http://www.spine-health.com/blog/understanding-sacroiliac-joint-dysfunction-and-pain

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#Chronicpain can make falling asleep a struggle. Avoid these 3 common practices for a more restful night’s sleep.

http://www.spine-health.com/blog/3-common-sleep-mistake

It is all about the quality of life. Chiropractors can help with neck stiffness, Low back pain and improve quality of sleep here are three great articles from spine health to tell you all about it.

Cervical Nerve Functions

dreamstime_xl_19355064If you ever wanted to under stand how neck injuries can affect your life spine health just put out a great article on the spinal nerves and what they affect. It is a great way to understand your spinal injures better. The more you understand the better you can manage your condition. Chiropractors have a high success level of removing mechanical impact to these nerves restoring your quality of life. Consult with your #chiropractor today.

<img src=”http://b.scorecardresearch.com/p?c1=2&c2=18767362&cv=2.0&cj=1″ /> Cervical Nerves In addition to the seven cervical vertebrae, cervical anatomy features eight cervical nerve roots (C1-C8) that branch from the spinal cord and control motor and sensory abilities for different parts of the body

How to Get to #Sleep and Stay Asleep: 11 tip video

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Watch this short video from spine health on sleep. It highlights many of the suggestions I give to my patients about sleeping and sleeping with low back and neck pain. Sleep is one of the most important activities and is not just to rest the body but also to rejuvenate the mind. he suggestion about keeping cool is a good one and also finding 15 min. a day to relax and deal with your stress.

Go to Spine-Health.com to view the video

How #stress triggers pain

Neck and hip jointStress can often be hard to manage and it can be the cause of your neck and back pain or it can magnify your neck or back pain. “Stress-induced neck pain is defined as pain that is either triggered or worsened by psychological or emotional factors.” Spine Health gives Six tips for dealing with stress induced neck pain in there article. 

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Knew this one was coming soon: “The Latest Cause of Neck Pain: #Pokémon Go”

dreamstime_xl_18568027The latest in a series of how technology can lead to pain when body Bio-mechanics are not properly understood. Spine-Health has a great article on Text Neck and how to avoid Pokémon Go injuries. First it was how we read our books, then it was our computer monitors and their locations, and now it is our smart phones. It just goes to show you that proper spinal hygiene is an ongoing responsibility see your chiropractor today.

 

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By: Dr. Paul R. Mahler

read an in-depth article at Spine-Health

Cold #Laser Therapy #Pain Management Treatment

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Pain Relief and Cold Laser

Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is thought to help accelerate the healing process. It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality.

Low-Impact #AerobicExercise

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“Along with specific back exercises, aerobic exercise that increases the heart rate for a sustained period is very beneficial for helping back problems. Aerobic exercise increases the flow of blood and nutrients to back structures which supports healing, and can decrease the stiffness in the back and joints that lead to back pain. While many patients with back pain are able to participate in vigorous exercise like running or step aerobics, others find it easier to engage in low-impact exercise, which does not jar the spine.”

Could Bone Spurs be Causing your #Headache?

#Headaches are a major problem for many patients but they can often be very complex in ther cause and cure. They are often managed with over the counter medications but this is not allwdreamstime_xl_48989184ays the best way to deal with chronic or prolonged headaches. Many of your chronic headaches often have bio-mechanical causes stemming from the musculo-skeletal system and these headaches are often best controlled and treated through simple gentle chiropractic care .

One such headache may be caused by bone spurs in the neck.

Over 50% of patients age of 60 and over have osteophytes also known as bone spurs, somewhere in their bodies. Osteophytes in the spine are more common the older we get and may not be a cause for concern unless they result in pain or neurological symptoms.

Cervical osteophytes or bone spurs that grow on any of the  vertebra in cervical spine, also referred to as the neck. may be found from the 7th cervical vertebra to the base of the skull to the base of the neck (C1 – C7 vertebrae). It is these osteophytes that may be responsible for a patients headaches.

To find out more read the article on spine health, Cervical Osteophytes: bone spurs in the neck.

DJD what is it? #Degenerative joint Disease

 Watch this video to better understand #Degenerative joint Disease #DJD.

Chiropractic Techniques Why so Many

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#Chiropractic is a large and varied profession. There are at lest 100 different types of chiropractic adjusting techniques used world wide. The typically, chiropractor utilize 8 to 10 different techniques in there practice. It is in this way that chiropractors can approach many different problems.

All chiropractors uses these different approaches to with similar intents in mind. The universal goal of most chiropractic care is to restore or to improve joint function, with the end result of resolving joint inflammation and reducing pain. Some chiropractic techniques use minimal directed force often referred to as spinal manipulation, while others spinal mobilization, a series of gentle force procedures designed to free up the joints so they move on there own.

Diversified technique or the high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) thrust is one of chiropractic more traditional forms of adjusting the spine. Newer approaches typically are variation from an existing technique and as they evolve they are often often named after the Doctor who developed that particular approach.

For more information on the different techniques visit the article, Understanding Spinal Manipulation.

This weeks posts exercise and chiropractic, sciatic treatment, and review of adjustable beds

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#Exercise and #chiropractic care go hand in hand as part of a comprehensive treatment plan to back or neck recovery.

http://www.spine-health.com/treatment/chiropractic/exercise-and-chiropractic-therapy
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When someone is suffering from #sciatic #pain, the first treatments should be heat or ice, chiropractic manipulations, massage, medications, and acupuncture, followed by exercises.

http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/sciatica/sciatica-treatment

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Back pain patients also often suffer from troubles with #sleep and look to find the best type of #bed for them. An adjustable bed can be best for people with certain spinal conditions where reclined or forward-bending positions are the most comfortable.

http://www.spine-health.com/wellness/sleep/review-adjustable-beds

#Exercise: Low-Impact Arobics for #BackPain

“Along with specific back exercises, aerobic exercise that increases the heart rate for a sustained period is very beneficial for helping back problems.” This is according to Spine Health. Aerobic exercise is healing What to do when you have a sports injurybecause it increases the flow of blood and nutrients to the injured areas.

Spine Health Goes on and lists 5 benefits of Aerobic Exercise for relief of pain.

See Full story: http://www.spine-health.com/wellness/exercise/low-impact-aerobic-exercise