Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Reduce Back Pain with Chiropractic Care

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Do you lead an active lifestyle, but prefer running or cardio workouts over strength training?

Do you have lingering back pain that keeps you from doing activities you once enjoyed? 

When done properly, strength exercises do exactly that – strengthen weak muscles in your legs, core, and back, which will give you more support over time and help reduce back pain.

Here are some other ways strength training can be beneficial:

  1. Stronger heart: Strength training can burn the fat that surrounds your organ easier and more efficiently than simple cardio workouts. Burning that fat (visceral fat) can decrease stress on the heart and improve its capability to pump blood.

  2. Better mental health: Exercise releases “feel good” hormones (dopamine) which act as a reward to your brain. Strength training in particular increases self-confidence, which is a great way to combat anxiety and depression.


Read the full article about how strength training can reduce back pain on our website!

What’s the Difference Between Structural Chiropractic Care and Conventional Chiropractic Care?


Most Chiropractors you’ll find on your typical Google search are conventional chiropractors. They focus on reducing pain, inflammation, muscle spasms and increasing range of motion in joints.

They manage these health concerns with the use of general manipulations of the neck and spine. This is what most chiropractors offer in the way of care, and we believe that most of them do a great job at it.

As a Specific Structural Corrective Chiropractor, Dr. Gessert is dedicated to diagnosing and correcting the underlying cause of your condition. If you have back pain, neck pain, or tingling or numbness in your hands and feet, it’s time to see a chiropractor. To schedule a complimentary consultation, where a conversation is never a commitment, contact us at 734-221-0362.



Monday, November 15, 2021

Been in a Recent Car Accident? See a Chiropractor!


Specific structural chiropractic care doesn’t just treat the symptoms of your pain, but the underlying injury or injuries causing your pain. 

Over the counter medications and rest offer temporary relief, but not long-term relief, which could last years if you don’t treat your car accident-related injuries properly.

Even if you were wearing a seat belt or driving at a low speed during your accident, you could still sustain serious injuries.

Get Personal Injury Case Help from a Ann Arbor Chiropractor


No two accident injuries are the same, some respond well with only chiropractic care, while some are more complex and in addition to chiropractic need other healthcare specialists. Just like the old saying it takes a village to raise a child, in some cases it takes a circle of different healthcare specialists to treat a patient.

We understand that healthcare choices are critical decisions and that you have many different options in Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities. If you have back pain, neck pain, or tingling or numbness in your hands and feet, it’s time to see a chiropractor. To schedule a complimentary consultation, where a conversation is never a commitment, contact us at 734-221-0362.

Read more about how a chiropractor can help with a personal injury case in Ann Arbor on our website.

Monday, November 1, 2021

How Can a Chiropractor Help with a Personal Injury Case?


Seeing a chiropractor immediately following an accident greatly improves your chances to recover full mobility in your joints as well as significantly lessens your chances of sustaining long-lasting soft tissue damage.
 
Did you know a chiropractor can also help in a potential personal injury lawsuit?

With additional training in how the spine, neck, and connective tissue and muscles all work together, chiropractors are often able to recognize and diagnose injuries that other doctors might miss. 

Additionally, a record of quality chiropractic treatment can determine what type of monetary compensation you receive from your lawsuit, as well as provide record of injuries sustained due to a car crash.

The insurance company responsible for your financial compensation will evaluate the treatment you receive, which is why it is incredibly important for you to choose a chiropractor with an excellent reputation.

Even if you were wearing a seat belt or driving at a low speed during your accident, you could still sustain serious injuries.

Read more about how a chiropractor can help with a personal injury case in Ann Arbor on our website!

We understand that healthcare choices are critical decisions and that you have many different options in Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities. If you have back pain, neck pain, or tingling or numbness in your hands and feet, it’s time to see a chiropractor. To schedule a complimentary consultation, where a conversation is never a commitment, contact us at 734-221-0362.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

How to Prevent Injuries from Fall Chores


Before you do anything outside, it’s important to warm up your body with stretching or going for a short walk. By getting the blood flowing, you prep your muscles that may be underused. 

Get someone to help you complete the chores and relieve stress on your body! 

Lastly, if you’re prone to a sore back, or if you injure yourself doing chores, schedule an appointment with your chiropractor. Regular appointments keep your body and spine working optimally and help alleviate any lingering aches and pains. 

Whether it’s an outdoor activity like running, cycling, hiking, or starting a landscaping project and cleaning up the yard, these activities come with a risk of injury.

When an injury does occur, soft tissue like muscles, ligaments or tendons are damaged. Getting the care you need early in the injury when your muscles are inflamed is the most important part of the healing process and can sometimes leave you feeling better than you were before the injury!

Read the full article on our website!

See Dr. Gessert for Relief after Fall Chores!

At Pivotal Chiropractic our focus will be on a thorough structural and neurological correction of your spine. Dr. Gessert is one of a few hundred doctors trained to do specific correction work. The precise nature of specific correction chiropractic allows for greater acceptance and ease of structural alignment.

Dr. Gessert has assembled an excellent team of healthcare professionals in the community. If during your consultation we find that Pivotal Chiropractic isn’t the right fit for you then we will refer you to the best health practitioner to help with your concern.

Contact us today for a complimentary consultation by calling 734-221-0362 or filling out the contact form!

Friday, October 1, 2021

Are Lawn Chores Causing Your Back Pain?


Are you spending more time outside getting your lawn ready for winter? 

Do you find that when you’re finished for the day, you can feel the muscles in your back tightening and getting sore?

Do you struggle with back pain after a full day outside?

As we begin the lawn chores that prep our homes and yards for the winter to come, these chores can lead to injuries including lingering back pain. 

What types of chores can lead to injuries?

Learn more on our website!

Dr. Gessert has assembled an excellent team of healthcare professionals in the community. If during your consultation we find that Pivotal Chiropractic isn’t the right fit for you then we will refer you to the best health practitioner to help with your concern.

Contact us today for a complimentary consultation by calling 734-221-0362 or filling out the contact form!

Friday, September 17, 2021

Looking for Pain Relief After a Car Accident?


Did you know the average driver will be in a car crash once every 18 years?

Did you also know that even a minor fender bender can result in an injury, which can cause problems?

Typically, the first course of action is treating your pain with painkillers and rest. Once you feel better, you may think that you’re in the clear, but what if your symptoms linger?  

A whiplash injury can also happen from the force of a front or rear-impact accident or spin out that strain the neck muscles, discs and ligaments. Where traditional medicine often relies on medication for pain symptoms, medication can mask or cover up painful symptoms that could be signs of a larger issue.

Specific structural chiropractic care doesn’t just treat the symptoms of your pain, but the underlying injury or injuries causing you pain. Painkillers offer immediate relief, but not long-term pain relief, which could last years if you don’t treat your car accident-related injuries properly.

See Dr. Gessert for Relief Following a Car Accident

Our goal at Pivotal Chiropractic is to restore normal structural integrity to your spine. The reason so many people choose to use chiropractic during their recovery process is because of its unique advantages in treating soft tissue injuries such as ligament sprains and muscle strains of the spine.

We can help you on your road to recovery after a car accident. To schedule a complimentary consultation, where a conversation is never a commitment, contact us at 734-221-0362.


Friday, September 3, 2021

Help After a Car Accident with a Specific Structural Chiropractor


Have you been in a car accident recently? Struggling to get relief for pain?

Were you in a car accident that happened months or even years ago? Still have a lingering injury?

Have you considered chiropractic care to help relieve your pain?

According to a 2012 study on the Epidemiology of Whiplash, “manual therapy (i.e., cervical mobilization and or manipulation), together with exercise appear to be the most effective noninvasive treatments for patients with acute whiplash related neck pain.”

The reason so many people choose to use chiropractic during their recovery process is because of its unique advantages in treating soft tissue injuries such ligament sprains and muscle strains of the spine.

Choose a Chiropractor Who Puts You First!

We understand that healthcare choices are critical decisions and that you have many different options in Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities. If you have back pain, neck pain, or tingling or numbness in your hands and feet, it’s time to see a chiropractor. To schedule a complimentary consultation, where a conversation is never a commitment, contact us at 734-221-0362.