How Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Work Hand-in-Hand

“massageDuos often create more exciting outcomes. Lewis and Clark, the Lone Ranger and Tonto, and even Batman and Robin functioned more efficiently together than apart. Complementary pairings propel results and enhance efforts.

This is decidedly true with massage therapy and chiropractic care. While each offer considerable benefits on their own, they often mesh well with each other to create a comprehensive treatment plan for many conditions or injuries.

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Help even after back surgery

David came in our office in severe back pain. He’d previously had spinal fusion surgery of the bottom 3 bones in his low back. With a combination of chiropractic adjustments, disc decompression, and active exercises, we got him out of pain and able to stand up straight and function again. Don’t think that we can’t help you if you’ve had surgery. Call us to see if we can help you or your loved one after spinal surgery.  

 

Why Shin Splint Sufferers Should Consider Chiropractic

“chiropracticWhether you are an avid exerciser, an exuberant shopper, or a small child chaser, you have probably felt tightening and burning in your shin at one point in your life. Sometimes, the pain stops when the activity ceases, but other times the pain remains. If shin pain continues bothering you, it may be time to face the fact you have shin splints.

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Back To School Time!

As the summer of 2015 draws to a close, the excitement of a new school year begins.  With the new school year, new teacher, new classroom and usually new activities, students and parents have to adjust to the changes.  Change is stress.  Sometimes good stress helping us grow and learn.  Sometimes bad stress causing us to be functioning at a less than optimal level.  Here are some tips from Dr. Helton to help you have a great school year.

  1.  Sleep! You don’t heal until you sleep so get plenty of good rest.  Most kids are not getting enough due to distractions like computers and TV.  Shut things off and hit the hay.  You’ll feel better and learn better.
  2. Eat “real” food.  I’m talking things not in a drive-thru or out of a plastic bag.  Avoid lots of sugar in the morning because you’ll crash hours before lunch.  Eat fat and proteins and you’ll fire up the brain and the body’s furnace for a day of school.
  3. Breathe!  Focus on breathing through your belly and not your shoulders. We tend to sit and take shallow breaths that cause us to feel tired and crave sugar and caffeine.
  4. Move!  Walk when you can.  Sitting in those hard desks or hard chairs or even the bleachers at sporting events compresses our spine and makes us stiff and sore.  Try to get up every 30 minutes or so.
  5. SIT UP STRAIGHT!!  The fastest growing complaint I see in my office is chronic neck, shoulder and back pain due to bad posture sitting at a desk or in front of a computer.  Keep your ears over your shoulders and your shoulders over your hips.

These things will help you cope with the stresses of a new school year and prevent posture related problems in the future.

Good luck and have a great year!!

5 Reasons Whiplash Sufferers Should Choose Chiropractic Care

“whiplashOur neck is a busy body part. It holds up and turns our head, allowing us to see, hear, and speak in the direction we choose.

Although the neck is a real "team player" it’s a bit of a diva, meaning it’s fairly delicate. There are many ways everyday motion injures the neck, ending up causing pain, decreased mobility, and varying degrees of short and long-term misery.

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6 Tips Chiropractic Patients Must Observe If They Are Victims of a Car Crash

“autoFew instances shatter our normal world into pieces more quickly than an automobile accident. Never expected, a wreck causes bodily injury, stress, and, in some cases, ongoing financial litigation issues.

Unfortunately, the vast number of vehicles on the road today, as well as drivers’ penchant for distracted driving, dramatically increases an individual’s chances of being involved in a crash. If you already suffer from an injury or medical condition, you must do your part to ensure it is not aggravated or exacerbated.

If a car crash happens to you, it’s essential to recognize and follow these six tips to keep you safe and your injuries to a minimum.

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3 Ways of Avoiding & Treating Soccer Injuries with Chiropractic Care

“soccerSoccer is one of the most popular team sports in the United States, and offers an excellent form of exercise to children and adults alike. Unfortunately, the nature of the sport, the repeated movement and the chance of collision, add up to quite a few opportunities for injury.

Lower and upper extremity injuries, overuse injuries, and head, neck, and face injuries are commonplace. According to Stanford Children’s Health, "88,000 children 8-14 were treated in an emergency room for soccer-related injuries."

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8 Wonderful Ways A Healthy Diet Benefits Your Life

“healthyIt’s hard to turn on the television or cruise the internet without being bombarded with headlines about "Americans don’t sleep enough" or "one third of adults are obese."

While stress, heredity, and smoking are all factors that play into a person’s well being, one of the biggest is a healthy diet. Choosing to eat healthy benefits the body in a number of key areas. Still gobbling up the pizza and slurping down the diet soda, unconvinced? See if these eight points about a healthy diet change your mind.

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How Chiropractic Care Works Wonders on Baseball Injuries

“baseballThe crack of a ball against your bat, good! The crack of a back or shoulder, bad!

Baseball, the nationwide pass time, heats up in summer. From little league on up, individuals enjoy swinging the bat and running the bases. Unfortunately, the movements baseball requires can wreak havoc on a person’s body, leaving them with strained backs, hurt shoulders, and pulled muscles. According to Livestrong, there are over 600,000 injuries from playing baseball per year, and 5-14 year olds suffer from 117,000 of them.

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Why You Should Stay Hydrated and Six Easy Ways to Do It

“stayingSummer fun means outside activities in the warm sun, from strenuous pursuits like biking, hiking, and volleyball-playing, to more leisurely enjoyments like sunbathing on a float. No matter how you plan to enjoy the steamy summer months, maintaining hydration should be right up there with sunscreen on your list of important hot weather priorities.

Dehydration is a condition that ranges from mild to serious, and can happen quicker than you think. Right Diagnosis defines dehydration as "an abnormal condition in which the body’s cells are deprived of an adequate amount of water." One of the main situations factoring into a person becoming dehydrated is heat.

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