Injured at Work? How Chiropractic Can Help

chiropractic work injuryIn 2014, there were 2.8 million occupational injuries. This crossed all industries, but 75 percent were in those that provided a service.

These injuries can lead to time lost at work, decrease in production, depression, and temporary (or permanent) disability. These injuries can be caused by slip and fall, vehicle collisions, electrocution, struck by hazards, and caught in or between accidents. However, work related injury can also be caused by sitting at a desk or hunched over a computer for extended periods of time. Chiropractic has been shown to help workers who have been injured on the job, so they can return to work faster.

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How Posture Affects Your Health

chiropractic poor postureYour mother always said don’t slouch – turns out she was right. And she has science to back it up. Your posture can have a profound effect on your health. Walking or sitting with a hunched back has been linked to a variety of health issues.

What’s more, poor posture can cause your body’s structure to change, leading to misalignment. While everyone slips a bit in the posture department now and then, the real damage occurs when it becomes a habit. In fact, you could be damaging your health with bad posture and not even realize it. Here are five ways that posture mistakes can harm your health.

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How Chiropractic Helps Infantile Colic

chiropractic infantile colicIf you have ever cared for an infant with colic, you know how frustrating and helpless it can make you feel. It is so hard to see a little one in such obvious discomfort and you can’t help them no matter what you do. When you have a baby who experiences frequent colic it can be heartbreaking. An infant is so small and they can’t tell you where it hurts or what is wrong; all they can do is cry.

Chiropractic has been proven to help with infantile colic. It can soothe fussy babies and ease the nerves of frazzled parents. Some moms and dads may be a little ambivalent about the idea of having a chiropractor “work” on their baby, but the benefits are incredible – and baby’s comfort is definitely worth it.

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How Chiropractic Benefits Senior Citizens

chiropractic senior citizensThe aging process can usher in a variety of conditions and health issues that are confined (mostly) to the elderly. Chronic pain, arthritis, loss of mobility, and other issues can occur as a person get older, but senior citizens are finding that chiropractic provides some great benefits for the older demographic.

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One hour massage $29 at Helton Chiropractic

Helton Chiropractic in Lubbock is proud to announce the addition of Austin Stone, LMT to our office.  Austin is a therapeutic massage therapist experienced in treating some of the toughest conditions.  He will be seeing clients in our office during regular office hours beginning August 1, 2016.  He is experienced in deep tissue massage, swedish

Austin Stone, LMT

Austin Stone, LMT

massage, postural massage, hot stone, and others.

 

To welcome him to our office, we’re offering an August 2016 special for new clients only:

1 hour massage for only $29!  Yes, $29.

or

1/2 hour massage for only $15!

Prospective clients must purchase a certificate for their massage time.  Because of the popularity of this promotion, the certificate is only valid for that day and time and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

How Magnesium Helps Soothe Sore Muscles

magnesium sore musclesEveryone has stiff, sore muscles now and then. From overdoing it at the gym to sleeping in an awkward position, there are many reasons you might feel some muscular aches and pains. Some medical conditions or illnesses can also cause soreness. Several studies have found a remarkable, effective, inexpensive cure that is natural and safe – magnesium.

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Relief from Facial Pain

IMG_7926Meet Carol.  She came to our Lubbock office from New Mexico to see if we could help her with her Trigeminal Neuralgia pain.  She’d tried several other options including pain management and had even been told she’d need surgery to try and calm the nerves in her face.  When I examined her, I noted abnormal motion in her jaw (TMJ) and severe spasms of the muscles that move her jaw such as the masseter, pterygoids, and especially the Temporalis muscle which attaches to the side of the head at the temple.  We used a combination of OTZ chiropractic adjustments to the upper neck, Class IV laser pain therapy to the jaw and temple, as well as Impulse instrument adjusting to the jaw.  Carol has had her pain reduced by approximately 90% and is grateful to not need surgery.  Before you have surgery, see if there are other options.  You can always have the surgery, but you can never undo the surgery.

Want Another Way To Fight Inflammation Caused by Arthritis? Eat These Foods

foods inflammation arthritisArthritis pain can be debilitating. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), between the years of 2010 and 2012, an estimated 22.7 percent, or 52.5 million, adults in the United States alone were diagnosed by a doctor with arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout, or fibromyalgia – annually.

Also during that time, almost 50 percent of adults 65 or older were diagnosed with arthritis. It is estimated that by the year 2040, 78 million Americans ranging in age from 18 years old to 85-year-old will be diagnosed with arthritis. What’s more, nearly 1 in every 250 (around 294,000) children in the U.S. under 18 years old suffer from a form of arthritis or rheumatic condition.

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Why Chiropractic Is a Great Choice for Whiplash Injuries

chiropractic whiplash injuriesIf you have ever had to deal with the pain of whiplash you know how it can impact every aspect of your life. Daily tasks can be painful or even impossible to carry out. Even milder cases can make it difficult to turn your head from side to side. Whiplash can cause chronic pain and keep you from doing many of the activities that you enjoy.

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How Chiropractic Benefits Cyclists

chiropractic cyclingNow that summer is upon us and the chilly winds of winter are gone for at least a few months, more people are taking their fitness and recreational activities outside. Cycling is popular activity that fits both bills. It is a great way to unwind and enjoy the great outdoors, but it is also an excellent form of exercise.

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