From Spine-Health: Read More on their site “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… Read More Low-Impact #AerobicExercise
Should I pick ice or heat? Ice is almost always safe, where heat can cause more damage to the area of injury. If you have an ice allergy or major vascular problem you should consult your physician first. Heat on the other hand is a great pain reliever but it increases inflammation. In conditions such… Read More Quick Tip Ice or Heat
What causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and who gets it? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), the most common repetitive-stress injury affects millions of people a year. It is a manifestation of nerve and tissue damage caused by fast, forceful and seemingly harmless repetitive wrist and hand motions. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is one of the most widespread occupational health… Read More What is a carpal tunnel and how to treat carpal tunnel syndrome?
Avoiding a rotator cuff injury Front of the Shoulder Stretch: Pector Elongator Maintaining open, fluid movement in the front of the shoulder during swimming will decrease compression in the joint. With biking and running, the shoulder tends to rotate inward and lift up toward the ear. This same movement in swimming will add to tension… Read More Shoulder Stretching Routine
Instead using pain pills to numb your body there is a better choice. It is chiropractic care and rehabilitation. Not all chiropractors do the same thing. So it’s important to choose one who has the training and equipment to treat auto accident injuries. At Mahler Family Chiropractic Center, we use a unique approach to treating… Read More Chiropractic Care and MVA’s
PHASE ONE: RELIEF CARE / ACUTE PHASE INITIAL TREATMENT: Many people seek out chiropractic care because they are in pain. During the first phase of care, the main goal is to reduce your symptoms, including the pain. Sometimes this will require daily visits, or two to three visits per week for a time. During this… Read More Phases of Care
What is chronic Pain? It is pain that has persisted for more than six months although in some definitions it is considered chronic if it is over three months. To confuse maters more you could have acute exacerbation’s of a chronic pain condition that seem short lived but the chronic condition is an underling-factor in… Read More Treating chronic pain, what is it and what can I do?
What is inflammation? according to the American heritage dictionary the scientific definition is “The reaction of a part of the body to injury or infection, characterized by swelling, heat, redness, and pain. The process includes increased blood flow with an influx of white blood cells and other chemical substances that facilitate healing”.This means that inflammation… Read More Treating Inflammation
The physiology of pain can often be complicated. The bottom line is that pain is all in your head and is also based on your life experiences. Pain is also the bodies last warning system that something is wrong and often comes after months or even years of dysfunction. So what is pain? Pain… Read More The Physiology of Pain
In this post you will find a description of tendinitis (informally also tendonitis) its causes and contributing factors. Simply put tendinitis is an inflammation of a tendon. It occurs when there is an injury, a tear, of the tendon or over use which involves micro tearing of the tendon. The healing time of these… Read More The anatomy of Tendinitis