Sitting in a desk chair for 8 hours a day is necessary for many workers but all of that sitting can take a toll on your body. The position puts pressure on your lower body all day while putting your upper body through the strain of small repetitive motions. Regular visits to the chiropractor and massage therapist can help undo the muscle and joint damage from sitting at a desk. But in between visits, there are some handy lower body stretches you can perform both before and after work and while you sit at your desk.
29 July 2015
Regardless of the size and structure of your immediate family, there's a pretty good chance that you wouldn't regret making a series of appointment with the chiropractor, loading everyone in the car and visiting the health clinic to receive a wide range of benefits. While it's true that many people seek chiropractic adjustments as a way to reduce their back and neck pain and improve their mobility, this healthcare professional can benefit every member of your family in more ways that you might expect.
8 July 2015
Klippel-Feil syndrome is a rare skeletal disorder that causes neck pain. The condition occurs when two or more spinal bones in the neck fail to separate during early fetal development. Even though this congenital condition is present at birth, individuals often don't become aware of the symptoms until they are older, according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders. Unless symptoms become severe, neck surgery may not be necessary. Some people are able to manage the neck pain with medications, physical therapy, and chiropractic treatment.
30 June 2015
Pregnancy is extremely hard on the body, and most women are told by their OBGYN that it is normal and there is nothing that can be done about the symptoms. Women may experience morning sickness, pelvic and back pain, inability to breathe well, and inability to sleep comfortably. However, while they may not cure the symptoms completely, chiropractic treatments can lower the severity of them. Here are a few ways that an adjustment can help during pregnancy.
23 June 2015
After you've had your mastectomy, you're bound to have a little post-operation discomfort as you heal. However, if your shoulder has become stiff, you may actually have developed frozen shoulder. Read on to learn more about what this condition is, how to check for symptoms, and how to treat it. What Is It Exactly? After your mastectomy, adhesions and scar tissue will develop at the operation site. And if you aren't particularly active, this scar tissue can cause a "
16 June 2015
Visiting a chiropractor can often provide relief for your headache, but it can take several appointments before it completely leaves. Between the time you make an appointment and the moment you walk through the chiropractor's office door, you can still be miserable because of headache pain. You don't have to turn to medication to lessen your headache symptoms; a number of simple adjustments can lessen the discomfort until your sessions are complete or you get professional help.
28 May 2015
With the invention of computers, TV's, and other screens, people of all ages are sitting for longer periods of time. This causes extra strain on many body parts, including necks and spines. At any given point in time, around 31 million Americans suffer from low back pain and 80% of people will experience it at some point in their lives. While there are some causes of back pain that can't be resolved completely (like permanent damage), there are many things you can do when you are experiencing back strain.
21 May 2015
Whether you work at an office desk answering phones or you are on your feet doing manual labor day in and day out, the repetitive nature of your work and actions on a daily basis can cause you to feel frequent aches and pains. While these aches and pains happen to just about anyone from time to time, this by no means makes them normal. In other words, you should not just grit your teeth and bear it when you begin to feel frequent pain and discomfort.
21 April 2015
Are you experiencing lower back pain? If so, it's important to figure out why. Pain in the lower back can be caused by many different conditions, illnesses, and problems, some of them serious and some not so serious. Whatever the reason, however, it's important for you to know what it is. That's the only way you're going to get rid of your lower back pain. Plus, if a serious underlying condition is causing the lower back pain, you want to be able to remedy it as soon as possible.
18 April 2015
While rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis both have a negative impact on the joints, rheumatoid arthritis can occur at an earlier age and is more difficult to treat. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the body's immune system attacks it's own tissues. This can lead to severe pain, inflammation and disfigurement over time. However, if rheumatoid arthritis is diagnosed early, the symptoms can be treated so that they are more manageable. These are some of the common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis that occur if this disease is not treated.
15 April 2015