For many, the winter season means cold season. Winter colds are often blamed on germ exposure during holiday travel at the airport, or more time spent inside. However, the cold virus is out there all year long. But the stress of the holidays (and the catch-up after!) leave you more susceptible due to lack of sleep, which leaves your immune system unable to function properly because of stress.
As a chiropractor, I regularly recommend stretches to patients to relieve tension and pain in areas that cause problems. Patients often ask if yoga will help. And, depending on the patient's condition, the answer is usually yes. Because there are so many different types of yoga, it's not as simple as just "doing yoga". Some styles are better for beginners, while other styles benefit those with certain conditions. Yoga is an activity that many find to be relaxing and stress relieving, so let's take a moment and review the top seven styles of yoga to help find the best one for you.
Just as your car needs shock absorbers to operate properly, your body also has its own set of shock absorbers. The discs (or "shock absorbers) of your body and spine work with the natural curves of your spine to reduce stress and pressure as you move. These discs separate each vertebra, and create the space needed for your nerves to exit your spinal cord, which is what allows them to keep your organs and body tissue healthy. Rings of fibrous tissue called the annulus contain a soft jelly center. You need these to be healthy and aligned, keeping your body on track.
When looking for solutions to sciatic pain, chiropractic care is often at the top of the list. Chiropractic care effectively helps sciatic pain sufferers, without uncomfortable side effects that one would see with medication or surgery. But, remember that chiropractic is not an overnight solution. And if you're going to do something, you might as well do it right, which usually requires time. Repair, healing, and relief do not happen in a snap. Regular chiropractic visits can help you on your journey to finding relief, but what about immediate solutions?
Experts agree that pain in the lower back is often related to sitting for long periods of time. And most of us spend much of our time doing just that: sitting! Whether we're sitting during our commute to work, while we're working at our desks, or when relaxing in the evening in front of the TV, we spend a lot of time sitting.
The body's ability to move is incredibly important, and it is also something many of us take for granted. Any number of things can lead to difficulty in even the simplest movements, from poor lifestyle choices to sports related injuries to aging. Chiropractic can help better your life by improving your range of motion.
The holidays are here, which means travel is part of most of our plans. Vacationing and visiting new destinations is a lot of fun, but travel can cause a lot of stress on your body. We view traveling as the toll worth paying to get to the destination. And if there's something you can do to lessen the strains of travel, the better your experience will be! We've put together some common strains from travel and recommendations to reduce the toll they take on your body
We are all aware of how important exercise is, and most of us know that stretching is an important part of those exercises. But, that doesn't mean we all do it. Studies have shown that stretching improves workouts and reduces risk of injury. So, if you are going to take the time to work out, make sure you do it right, and stretch! It's an important exercise and requires no equipment and no special clothes.
If you've ever suffered from back pain, you know how debilitating it can be. Over 80% of the population in the U.S. complains of back pain, making it a very common occurrence. Therefore, it is important for us to understand what causes it. For many, our feet are the likely culprit.