When you have back pain or a back injury, the “normalcy” of your day goes out the window. What used to be simple tasks, like tying your shoes, become extremely difficult. Things that used to only take a minute or two, like getting into your car or going down the stairs, now take double or triple the amount of time. And while these are all external examples, it’s important to learn about what’s going on internally. So, what does a lumbar injury do to your body?
Herniated discs are one of the most common, but uncomfortable, back problems chiropractors help correct. These discs sit between the vertebrae of the spine and can cause nerve irritation when it begins to tear. A herniated disc can occur in any area of the spine and most often result in either pain or numbness in the limbs. The good news is that more often than not, there are natural ways to find relief.
Age isn’t necessarily kind on the body. As we age, we see many side effects on the outward appearance of the body. Age lines and wrinkles begin to appear. A number of individuals swear they have gotten shorter (usually due to posture). But our bodies are aging internally as well. Our bones are getting less dense. And our joints don’t move as quickly as they did during youth. Elderly chiropractic care is a great way to continue aging as gracefully as possible.
Electrical Stimulation (E-stim) is a tool often used by both physical therapists and chiropractors. When used correctly, and can relieve pain, spasms, inflammation, and even muscle weakness. In other words, E-stim mimics muscle contraction. Electrodes attached to the skin carry these neurological impulses. Starting at a low frequency, the impulses will get slightly more intense to get to an effective, but still comfortable range. E-stim can help with things from headaches to ankle sprains. Read more
You might have noticed the trend of athletes sporting bright tape on specific areas of their bodies. Kinesiology tape (KT tape) is often used by those either recovering from or wanting to prevent an injury during intense physical exertion. If you’ve been curious about the “magic muscle tape”, today we’re diving into all the ways KT tape is suitable for your injuries.
Have you ever been minding your own business when all of a sudden, the muscles in your neck decide to tense and spasm? These involuntary contractions can be so severe that they cause pain. Unfortunately, this pain isn’t standard and can last anywhere from minutes to days once the initial spasm occurs. The best approach to relieving neck spasms is an inclusive remedy. Combining tools like temperature, stretching, massage, and medication is the best way to stop them.
Although all bodies are different and most of us love this fall season, there are a number of people who dread what fall weather does to their sinuses. During the fall, the air becomes cool, crisp, and dry. Hay fever is rampant. And symptoms like sinus headaches, runny noses, and “face” pain become more and more apparent. What may seem like allergies can become sinus infections when left untreated. Which is why we wanted to take some time and talk about how chiropractic care can help your fall sinus symptoms.
As they say, fall is officially in the air. And with that crisp fall air come our favorite seasonal smells and fragrances. What does fall smell like for you? Crisp morning air? Bonfires? High school football games? Pumpkin and apple pie? And while you could try to re-create these fantastic fall smells with store-bought, chemical, and artificially fragranced products, why not try a hand at DIY essential oil projects. From hand soaps and body butter to room sprays and fabric refreshers, your home can be filled with your favorite fall season essential oil scents, all while gaining their therapeutic benefits!
The beginnings of fall are in the air. And so are sniffles, itchy eyes, head pressure, and fog that come with fall allergy season. That is because communication lines between the brain and the rest of the body are being infiltrated by foreign bodies like dander, pollen, and dust. If you’re preparing yourself for this onset of fall allergies, you should consider adding chiropractic care to your arsenal of tools. Why you may ask? Chiropractic care can improve your immune system and the functionality of your central nervous system. Basically, chiropractic care is a natural way to find fall allergy relief!
Figuring out what to eat in general can be a struggle. And figuring out what to eat before and after your workout is no exception. If you have goals to lose weight and gain muscle, diet is just as important as the quality of your training. Today we want to un-complicate pre and post-workout nutrition and talk about the best, real foods, that will help optimize your training. It’s time to start being a little more thoughtful with our nutrition. Here are our suggestions to eat pre and post-workout!