Did You Know ….

Did You Know ….

Drinking Coffee Can Prevent Depression

Sitting At A Desk Can Increase Death Risk By Almost 50 Per Cent

ATM Machines And Public Toilets Are Equally Dirty

If You’re An Optimist, It Could Help You Live Longer

Smell An Apple To Prevent Claustrophobia

If You’re Tired… Exercise

Handwriting Things Can Help Your Memory

Fairport Chiropractic1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Golf

Gearing up for golf this summer? Consult your doctor of chiropractic for safe, effective tips on how you can perfect that swing!

#ThinkChiropractic

Fairport Chiropractic1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Youths and Back Pain

Study: One In Three Youths Experience Back Pain

Kids and adolescents with a higher body mass index (BMI) or who participate in sports are more likely to experience back pain, according to preliminary research presented this week at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons’ annual meeting. The survey of 3,700 young people between the ages of 10 and 18 found that one in three experienced back pain in the past year. More girls reported back pain than boys. In addition, nearly half of respondents said they experienced pain in the evenings and about 15 percent said it interfered with their sleep. Heavy backpacks and improper use of backpacks were also cited as factors contributing to kids’ pain.

Fairport Chiropractic1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Did You Know …

Did You Know…

Cottage cheese is only a modest source of calcium. It supplies just 60 to 70 milligrams in half a cup. Half a cup of yogurt has between 150 and 200 milligrams.

Cuts of pork can be about one third leaner than they were ten years ago, thanks to changes in the breeding and feeding of hogs. A serving of pork tenderloin, the leanest cut, has just four grams of fat and 133 calories in a three ounce serving trimmed of fat.

Fairport Chiropractic1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Chiropractic and Disc

Chiropractic Care and Back Pain: Non-invasive Treatment for Bulging, Ruptured, or Herniated Discs

Discs give the spine motion; we are constantly using our discs. Move your back from side to side, you can visualize the give and take of the discs between the vertebrae. Without these discs, your spine couldn’t function and move. Intervertebral discs don’t really "slip", although the phrase "slipped disc" has come into popular usage to refer to bulging, ruptured, or herniated discs. Your discs are made up of the annulus fibrosus (the tough outer layer) and the nucleus pulposus (which contains a soft, gelatin-like center. When cracks occur in the outer layer of the disc, the material inside of the disc can begin to push out. Numerous factors can cause a disc to herniate. For example, there may be too much stress on the disc due to poor posture, repetitive motions, too much sitting, or an injury. In fact, a herniated disc can be caused by a combination of factors or a physical injury. For many people with back pain caused by a herniated disc the problem starts off small and then gradually builds until you start to feel symptoms, such as back pain.

Chiropractic Care and Herniated Discs

Chiropractor care can help address back pain and other herniated disc symptoms. At your appointment, we will go through your medical history, do a physical exam, and perform orthopedic and neurological tests. In addition, if we find that you have advanced loss of strength, sensation, reflexes, and other unusual neurological findings, then you will be referred to a spine surgeon. However, most intervertebral disc injuries are related to a herniated disc, and can be treated effectively with chiropractic care.

Treatment for a herniated disc may include spinal manipulation,and other chiropractic techniques to help ease your herniated disc symptoms. This will be an individualized treatment plan, but it may include manual therapyand therapeutic exercises.

Fairport Chiropractic1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Next Spinal Health Care Class

Our next Spinal Health Care Class is WednesdayJune 12 at 6:15 P.M.

This class is about 45 minutes in length, reviews what you can do to avoid back and neck problems, how to get better quicker, preventive measures, spinal function and physiology, exercises for a stronger back and neck, and a question and answer segment. This is free of charge, all are welcome, please call the office and let us know you will be attending!

Fairport Chiropractic1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Yogurt and Depression

Yogurt and Depression

A new study suggests that there may be an effective alternative to medication for the treatment of depression: probiotic bacteria found in yogurt.

Researchers suggest that probiotic bacteria found in yogurt may help to treat depression. Researchers found thatLactobacillus– "friendly" bacteria present in live-cultured yogurt – reversed depressive-like behavior in mice by altering their gut microbiome, the population of microorganisms that reside in the intestines.

The study authors – from the University of Virginia School of Medicine – believe it is possible that the probiotic could do the same for humans. "The big hope for this kind of research is that we won’t need to bother with complex drugs and side effects when we can just play with the microbiome," says lead researcher Alban Gaultier, Ph.D., of the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia at Virginia.

Fairport Chiropractic1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars.

For decades, Memorial Day continued to be observed on May 30, the date Logan had selected for the first Decoration Day. But in 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees; the change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.

Memorial Day Traditions

Cities and towns across the United States host Memorial Day parades each year, often incorporating military personnel and members of veterans’ organizations. Some of the largest parades take place in Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C.

Americans also observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials. On a less somber note, many people take weekend trips or throw parties and barbecues on the holiday, perhaps because it unofficially marks the beginning of summer.

Fairport Chiropractic1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Proper Lifting

Proper Lifting to Avoid Back Pain

Spring is officially here! For many of us, there are spring projects that need to complete. Whether you are planting your flower garden or cleaning and organizing your garage, it is important to make sure you are lifting and moving objects correctly, so you don’t injury your back.

Before you do any heavy lifting, we recommend you think through the task at hand. Decide where you are carrying the object to, if and whether or not you will need help to moving the object. Look for a pathway that is clear from debris and clutter. We also recommend you do some stretches before lifting.

Stand in front of the object you are going to be moving. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart, with one foot slightly ahead of the other foot. Remember to keep a wide base for support.

Slowly squat downand remember to bend at the hips and knees only. Your knees should not move forward beyond the line of your toes.

Don’t forget about your posture!Make sure to look straight ahead while keeping your back straight and your shoulders back.

Lift graduallyby stretching your hips and knees. Try to keep the natural curve in your lower back and remember to breathe while lifting. Remember NOT to twist as you lift.

Hold the objectyou are carrying as close to your body as possible; this decreases the strain on your lower back.

Take small stepsand lead with your hips when changing direction. Keep your shoulders aligned with your hips as you move. When setting the object down, remember to squat with the knees and hips only.

Fairport Chiropractic1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724