It’s that time of year again when everyone is setting out New Year’s Resolutions and unfortunately it won’t be long till a majority of people start breaking them. There are many reasons why New Year Resolutions don’t stick- they may be unrealistic, there is a lack of self-discipline or life gets “too busy”. Our New Year resolution is all about you and what we can do to make 2013 a healthy and pain-free year for you. Our goal is not only to maintain but also to improve the high standard of care you’ve experienced with us.
As part of our resolution, we are going to teach you how to live a healthy, pain-free life. Your success is ours, and we are committed to your health and well-being.
In many cases there is more than one factor contributing to your pain, especially if it is recurrent or has been there for a long time. Often getting rid of your pain is the easy part. Stopping it from coming back is the real challenge. We provide you with lasting freedom from pain, so your treatment program will include specific techniques and exercises that correct the underlying cause of your problems, not just give you temporary relief.
Chiropractic care is valuable for you, and is valuable for your children. Kids are natural explorers – they run, jump, climb things, fall down, and bounce around. Kids are resilient – this ability to recover quickly is one of the great benefits of being very young. Occasionally, one of these activity-related injuries impacts a child’s spine. Nothing obvious has happened and nothing hurts. But there may be subtle injuries to spinal muscles and spinal ligaments that have a long-term effect on spinal nerve function.
Chiropractors are the spinal health experts. Helping to restore proper spinal biomechanics and improved nervous system function begins with a patient’s case history. This gives the chiropractor a background about your health, such as surgeries, accidents, the onset of your condition, and other details affecting your current health. After reviewing your history and discussing your specific problem, a thorough orthopaedic, neurological, and chiropractic examination is performed. X-rays may be taken to uncover structural and functioning problems associated with the spinal column. These examinations help identify areas of spinal malfunction and resulting nervous system deficit. The findings of these examinations are explained and a plan of chiropractic adjustments may be recommended. Progress is monitored with periodical examinations and follow-up reports.
The New You
Chiropractic uses safe and gentle, scientific methods for the relief of pain, spinal misalignment and nerve irritation. It is also effective in addressing many sports related injuries, like sprains and strains. If prevention sounds like a better idea, chiropractic also helps to keep your body functioning at its best.
Now it’s your turn to make 2013 a healthy and pain-free year!
Stretch of the Month
Movement is one of the best things you can do for your back if you’ve been sitting in the same position for awhile. This particular movement helps relieve tension in the upper back and shoulders where the trapezius muscle is located.
- Sitting upright, inhale as you lift your right shoulder to your ear.
- Exhale as you slowly roll your shoulder around and back, dropping it away from your ear.
- Continue these shoulder rolls three more times, alternating right and left.
- Now, inhale as you lift both shoulders up to the ears. Exhale as you release them.
- Repeat five times and then relax your shoulders.
Stop Making Excuses & Learn How to Be Healthy
Excuses always seem to keep us from getting where we really want to be. Not this year! It’s time to push excuses off for good so you can drop that extra weight, quit your junk food habit, or finally get in shape.
I’m too tired to exercise. Tell your body you need to walk and you’ll generate the energy you need to take a daily jaunt.
I’m a terrible cook so I eat out a lot. Don’t arrive at the restaurant starving! Also drink at least one full glass of water before you order. This helps fill you up so you don’t overeat. Ask for cut-up veggies instead of bread, and stick to an appetizer or consider sharing your entree.
I have foot pain and can’t walk. Workouts encourage your body to release endorphins — neurotransmitters that act as natural painkillers.
I travel all the time and have to eat on the road. Rely on more snacks instead of pigging out