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Category Archives: Spinal Problems
In the country where everything is fortified with calcium yet suffer with one of highest population with osteoporosis is a riddle that can be solved with the following information. Bone and bone matrix is not only made up of calcium but also contains Phosphorus, Magnesium, silicon, boron. So the formula to having strong healthy bones is: Eating good food ( meaning lots of green … Read more
You are constantly lifting things: your kids, a heavy bag of mulch or just training at the gym. Two very important things to do to protect the lower back while lifting is to always hinge at the hips and brace your stomach. Hinging is basically sticking your butt as far back as you can to achieve a squat. You need to do this in … Read more
The reason that situps are bad for your back is that it produces a high amount of pressure on the discs when the spine is in flexion. When you are just laying in bed there is only 25 lbs. of pressure. When you sit up, the pressure shoots up to 180-210 lbs. The flexion of the spine also pushes the disc posteriorly ( to … Read more
This equation can be used in just about anything. For example brushing your teeth, using dental floss,limiting sugary treats and soda and yearly dental visit = healthier gums and teeth Spinal exercises, Graston Technique, A.R.T. and maintenance chiropractic treatment= healthier spine , posture and movement.
Unless you live under a rock, you have heard from different sources that sitting is bad for your health. One of the results of prolonged sitting is low back pain. The reason is that when you sit for a long time , your hip flexors and hamstrings get very tight and your abdomen and butt get weakened. This plus the compression placed on the … Read more
Ever wonder why so many of us are complaining of Neck pain? Just look at your smart phone. There you go. That’s why. When you look down at your phone your creating 60 pounds of pressure on your neck. Doing this everyday can cause neck pain. Chiropractic adjustments along with A.R.T. and Graston Therapy can help with neck pain paired with the chin tuck … Read more
Continuing from my other post. Sometimes flexion based exercises can cause pain, so instead try extension based exercises like the Sphinx and Cobra pose, which are great stretches for disc bulges and herniations. To perform the Cobra pose, lie down on your stomach and prop yourself on your elbows and look up with your head and hold the pose for a 10 count and … Read more
There are many exercises that can help with pain. But if movement is a struggle, Rocking and or the Child Pose is a great start. Get on your hands and knees and make sure that the shoulders are aligned with hands and hips with knees… then you can start rocking back and forth gently by bringing your butt towards your feet little by little … Read more
Many patients ask me, “What’s a subluxation?” A spinal subluxation will turn into a very painful spinal degenerative condition known as spinal osteo-arthritis, which is how your body adapts to improperly moving spinal bones. By going to a chiropractor early enough these problems can be headed off at the pass. With conservative chiropractic treatment this degenerative condition can be slowed down, stopped, and possibly … Read more