Exercise Regularly- This does not have to be anything overly strenuous. Something as simple as a daily walk can make a huge difference.
Eat A Healthy Diet- Proper nutrients allow the body to repair itself easier
Maintain Good Posture- Are you sitting up straight as you read this?
Stretch Your Spine Before And After Sports- This will also help to loosen up the surrounding muscles.
Don’t Overload Your Backpack Or Purse- Remember to carry it over both shoulders to balance the load (if possible).
Stretch Your Legs And Back After Each Hour Of Sitting- Whether in a car or at a desk, stretching regularly will help to keep you from tightening up or injuring yourself further.
Never Cradle The Phone Between Your Neck And Shoulder
Sleep On Your back Or Side, Not On Your Stomach- This helps to keep your spine in line and reduces the risk of hurting your neck while you sleep.
Invest In A Good Chair, Pillow And Mattress- When you think about the amount of time you use these things each day, it’s worth it.
Have Regular Spinal Check-Ups- It’s much easier to prevent a problem than to correct one.
Make sure to follow these tips as closely as possible, i had to make the necessary changes when i had my refrigerator appliance repair arlington texas business. I was bending down checking garbage disposals, and refrigerators i had severe back problems from it.
Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that the nervous system, your brain and spinal cord, controls the function of every other system, cell, tissue and organ of your body. Your body is much like the Internet: the brain is your computer, your spinal cord is the information highway, your spinal vertebrae house the nerves, arteries and veins, which are the links to your organs, such as the heart, lungs, intestines and reproductive organs. The disruption of the function of these tissues or organs and the nerve control is called VSC or Vertebral Subluxation Complex. Chiropractic is the science of finding these areas of spinal malfunction, the art of correcting them and the philosophy of all things natural as they have been created.
Our doctor masters the adjusting “art” of chiropractic. This includes a comprehensive evaluation, a review of health history, and arrival at a clear diagnosis and recommended specific treatment plan, customized for each patient. This plan includes specific spinal adjustments. Adjustment describes many hundreds of ways and techniques of directed and controlled pressure to restore spinal segments to a more normal position and range of motion, aiding in increased flexibility, increased immunological function and increased life energy. Chiropractic is truly an art.
Chiropractic philosophy recognizes that the power that created the body can heal the body – as long as there is no interference. The doctor does not heal you. He or she serves as a co-facilitator with you, for your body to be put in the correct environment to heal itself. The main purpose of the chiropractor is to reduce interference to your inborn, innate healing ability.
Chiropractic is the largest natural healing art in the world. It is based on the premise that the body is a self healing organism and that the nervous system is the master control system of the body. Remember that the nervous system controls every function performed by the body directly or indirectly. Therefore, ANY problem can be improved with a better functioning nervous system.
Chiropractic helps the nervous system function better by removing blockages that may be preventing you from achieving a higher state of health. Who can benefit from this form of treatment? Everybody.
Children – Children experience a drug-free approach to health.
Pregnant Women and Infants – For a more comfortable pregnancy and for a healthier baby, free of subluxations.
Athletes – For peak performance, a safer workout and quicker recovery from injury.
Students – For higher grades, better concentration, improved self-esteem and improved physical coordination.
Families – To help the entire family get healthy and stay healthy.
Office Workers – Sedentary workers often suffer from headaches, neck, shoulder, TMJ and wrist problems. They are in need of a subluxation-free spine.
Blue Collar Workers – Anyone with back, hip, and leg problems needs a chiropractic checkup.
Elderly – For more energy, mobility and to help prevent drug dependence.
Anyone Working in One Position – Office workers, artists, musicians, dentists, truck drivers and surgeons benefit from chiropractic.
In the October 1998 issue of the Ladies Home Journal appeared an article entitled, “Chiropractic Adjustments for Chronic Ear Infections.” This article reviewed several studies showing the effectiveness of chiropractic care for preventing re-occurring ear infections known as Otitis Media or OM.
According to the article, reoccurring ear infections account for over 35% of all pediatrician visits in the United States. Sometimes these infections are due to bacteria and sometimes these are due to a virus. The most common medical care for this situation has been antibiotics, even though antibiotics have no effect on viruses. While the article mentions that the antibiotic may be effective in an acute bacterial infection, they do nothing to stop repeat infections. Research and statistics is now showing that repeated use of antibiotics is contributing to future infections by creating drug-resistant infections. The surgical approach has met with little long term results as the “tubes” placed in children’s ears often come out and usually require a child to be put under general anesthesia to do the surgery.
The article in the Ladies Home Journal states, “Chiropractic care is thought to prevent recurrent infections by correcting misalignments (called subluxations) and allowing normal fluid drainage from the middle ear.” What the article took special note of was that 6 months after the chiropractic care was given to the children in the study, 80 percent had not suffered a recurrence of ear infections.
In closing the article did make a profound statement. They made a recommendation to parents on this subject. “If your child is between ear infections and his doctor suggests ear-tube surgery, ask if you can try chiropractic treatment first.” While we agree with that sentiment, we suggest you not wait for a period between episodes, and you don’t have to “ask” permission from any other doctor to seek chiropractic care. As the sneaker company said, “just do it!”
“Chiropractic Care of 401 Children with Otitis Media: A Pilot Study”
Found in the March 1998 edition of Alternative Therapies and authored by Fallon and Edelman.
(Conclusion) “There is a strong correlation between chiropractic adjustment and the resolution of otitis media for the children in this study, which can serve as a starting point from which those in the chiropractic profession can examine their role.” …
The Annals of Internal Medicine (of all places) published the results of a survey of 232 people who had arthritis and were under a rheumatologists care. Of those 63% responded to the survey by saying they were using some form of “complementary care” as named by the study. Of those people 31% were using chiropractic. These number may themselves be grossly under reported as only 45% of the patients told their doctor about using the other forms of care.
These reported numbers translate to over 19% of the public who is seeing a rheumatologists is also seeing a chiropractor. And if less that half of the patients are telling their doctor about it the actual number may be twice as high.
Possibly the most impressive statistic was that 73% of those trying chiropractic found it helpful. The reasons given why people said they tried the non-medical care was to control pain, because they heard it helps, because it is safe, because it helped someone they know, and because their prescription medication wasn’t working.…
The results of a random nationwide telephone survey of 1,501 mothers, fathers and other primary caregivers of children and adolescents showed that nearly one quarter (22%) of the parents used some type of alternative medicine for their child, and almost one in 10 allowed their child to visit a complementary and alternative medicine provider, defined in the study as a chiropractor, osteopathic physician or homeopath. The study also showed that more than one-third do not tell their medical doctor about it.
The story reported by the October 24, 2002 Web MD and by Reuters Health on October 28, 2002, more than 80% of the parents were somewhat or very satisfied with their child’s most recent use of complementary and alternative medicines and 86% of parents considered the care to be somewhat or very helpful. Finally, 90% said they would be willing to use complementary and alternative medicines for their children in the future.
The month of April has been designated as National Backpack Safety Month by the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations, (COCSA). This organization is an association of other US state chiropractic organizations. This month-long event is designed to help educate parents, children and school officials about the potential dangers of heavy backpacks used by children and the solutions to this problem. This is the second year for this event. However, this year a large corporate sponsor has joined in. Office Depot will be promoting the program directly to school officials across the country. Office Depot, Inc. is one of the world’s largest sellers of stationary supplies to schools.
Dr. Jerry DeGrado, Vice President of COCSA, and Chairperson of the National Backpack Safety Committee, commented on this years events by saying, “This program is going to explode with Office Depot’s support. They give us the all-important ‘foot-in-the-door’ that is so often the most difficult first step with this kind of program. With Office Depot introducing the program to schools and the continued involvement of doctors of chiropractic across the country, the National Backpack Safety Program promises to be bigger than ever in 2003.”
In a February 22, 2003 release, COCSA President, Dr. Kevin Donovan, also added, “Recent research reports that a majority of today’s students are carrying more than the recommended weight levels and sustaining significant injury that may last a lifetime. It is imperative that doctors of chiropractic become involved with this growing epidemic. I am very excited that the chiropractic community has taken a leadership position and created national focus on the issue of backpack injury.”
In the October 2004 issue of the peer-reviewed research publication, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT), comes a case study of a child with ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), who was helped with chiropractic.
The case was of a 5 year old boy who had been diagnosed with ADHD at age 2. The child’s pediatrician prescribed methylphenidate (Ritalin), Adderall, and Haldol for the next 3 years. The combination of drugs was unsuccessful in helping the child.
At age 5 the child was brought to a chiropractor to see if chiropractic care would help. The history taken at that time noted that during the child’s birth, there were complications during his delivery process. The results of this trauma and complications resulted in a 4-day stay in the neonatal intensive care unit. The child’s mother reported no other incidence of trauma.
The chiropractic examination and x-rays showed noticeable spinal distortion including a reversal of the normal neck curve indicative of subluxations. Chiropractic care was begun and the child’s progress was monitored.
According to his mother, positive changes in her son’s general behavior were noticed around the twelfth visit. By the 27th visit the patient had experienced considerable improvement.
The child was brought by the mother to the medical doctor for a follow up visit and questioned the usage of the Ritalin. The medical doctor reviewed and examined the child and based on that assessment and his clinical experience, the MD felt that the young boy was no longer exhibiting symptoms associated with ADHD.
A stiff neck, fatigue substances such as lactic acid accumulate in the muscles, shoulder muscles stiffness, of Arc, I say that the symptoms that heavy feel. Cause of stiff neck, the poor posture, lack of exercise, stress, cold, menopause, are considered and visceral disease. In particular, it is said to be prone to stiff neck when has continued for a long time the same posture, such as desk work. To eliminate the stiff neck is, or loosen the muscle massage and acupressure, which has become stiff, it is effective to go stretch the muscle stretch.…