Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Personal Training with Specific Correction Chiropractic

I had a recent conversation with a patient a few weeks back about getting a personal trainer. His concern was that the aggressive workouts he performed with the trainer were going to “throw his adjustments off.” Basically undoing what we worked so hard to accomplish over the past few weeks. Exercises performed with proper technique should not undo the adjustments. However, when an exercise is performed with poor technique then you become more susceptible to injury and this will for sure “throw off the adjustments.”

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Recovering From Injury

Summer is in full swing and with the warm weather most of you are going to be spending more time outside. Whether its running, cycling, hiking, or starting a landscaping project, these activities come with a risk of injury.

When an injury does occur soft tissue like muscles, ligaments or tendons are damaged. This occurs through a macro or micro trauma. Macro is a large trauma usually resulting in a fracture, dislocation or laceration. Micro on the other hand is commonly referred to as an overuse injury. These would include tendonitis, bursitis, muscle strains and even disc bulges. Due to the constant repetitive stress, tissues break down over time and become weak. This also leaves them susceptible to macro trauma due to the weakened state of the tissue.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

My Headaches are Such a Headache

According to the World Health Organization roughly 50% of the global population is affected by headaches and headache type disorders. Among these individuals 30% of them reported migraines. Headaches that occur 15 days or more in duration per month affect 1.7-4% of the world’s adult population. Headaches and headache disorders are a global problem affecting all races, genders, and income levels.  It is estimated that the US alone spends $17 billion a year for migraine treatment (1,2). This is spent on medications, clinical care, emergency visits, hospitalizations, physician services and diagnostic testing. Indirect costs result with lost productivity in the workplace amounting to $14.5 billion for employers. Its clear to see that headaches and headache disorders are a detriment to public health, resulting in large healthcare costs and lost productivity.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Could Your Gut be Making You Sick?

In the complicated process of breaking down a meal into living breathing tissue we fail to realize that there are a few helpers along the way, in fact about 100 trillion helpers. Our gut (digestive tract) is home to nearly 100 trillion bacteria. These bacteria out number our body cells nearly 10 to 1. Of these 100 trillion bacteria 85% are considered good and 15% are considered bad. It is a happy balance of these good and bad bacteria that keep us healthy. When the balance is thrown off the bad bacteria can reek havoc on our immune system and cause a great deal of problems. These problems range from chronic fatigue, joint pain, psoriasis, irritable bowel syndrome to autoimmune conditions and obesity. This irregular ratio of bacteria can result from illness, poor diet, aging and antibiotic use. Keeping the balance of bacteria through diet and if necessary probiotic supplementation is crucial to overall health and proper digestive function.

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