Research

Current Research

Two of the most common areas that chiropractors treat are the neck and low back. Injuries to these areas are some of the most common seen in healthcare in general. A recent study looked at effective ways to treat the injuries to these areas. More specifically, the study compared spinal manipulation versus medication for those suffering from a recent bout of neck pain. Most often people with neck pain will at first utilize medication to control the pain they are in. However, there is little research to prove what treatment method is best for the patient. Mechanical neck pain is a common condition that affects an estimated 70% of persons at some point in their lives. Participants in the study had neck pain and received either medication or spinal manipulation for their treatment. At the end of the study, it was concluded that for participants with acute and sub-acute neck pain, spinal manipulation was more effective than medication in both the short and long term. It is important to remember that options are always available when it comes to dealing with pain. Patient centered care is the top priority.

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

Did You Know …

Did You Know …

· The human nose can remember about 50,000 different scents.

· By age 60, 60% of men and 40% of women snore.

· The risk of heart attack is greatest on a Monday.

· More than 90% of all illnesses are caused or complicated by stress.

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

NFL

All NFL teams and most professional sports teams have doctors of chiropractic as part of the medical staff.


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

Spinal Care Class

Our next Spinal Health Care Class is Wednesday January 17 at 6:15 P.M. This workshop 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

Technology

Are Your Neck and Spine Suffering From Technology?

Know The Facts: In the United States alone …

· 6 billion texts are sent everyday.

· 2.27 trillion texts are sent every year.

· An average person checks their phone 46 times a day.

· The average person spends 4.7 hours on their cell phone per day.

· Teens spend an average of 5,000 hours per year texting with their necks at an uncomfortable angle.

· For every inch your head comes forward, it adds stress equal to 10 pounds of extra weight that your neck has to carry.

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

Hypothermia

What is Hypothermia?

  • Hypothermia is caused by prolonged exposures to very cold temperatures. When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it’s produced. Lengthy exposures will eventually use up your body’s stored energy, which leads to lower body temperature.
  • Body temperature that is too low affects the brain, making the victim unable to think clearly or move well. This makes hypothermia especially dangerous, because a person may not know that it’s happening and won’t be able to do anything about it.
  • While hypothermia is most likely at very cold temperatures, it can occur even at cool temperatures (above 40°F) if a person becomes chilled from rain, sweat, or submersion in cold water.

Who’s Most at Risk?

Victims of hypothermia are often:

  • Older adults with inadequate food, clothing, or heating
  • Babies sleeping in cold bedrooms
  • People who remain outdoors for long periods—the homeless, hikers, hunters, etc.
  • People who drink alcohol or use illicit drugs.

Recognizing Hypothermia

Warnings signs of hypothermia:

Adults:

  • shivering, exhaustion
  • confusion, fumbling hands
  • memory loss, slurred speech drowsiness

Infants:

  • bright red, cold skin
  • very low energy

Don’t Wait- Take Action

If you notice any of these signs, take the person’s temperature. If it is below 95° F, the situation is an emergency—get medical attention immediately.

If medical care is not available, begin warming the person, as follows:

  • Get the victim into a warm room or shelter.
  • If the victim has on any wet clothing, remove it.
  • Warm the center of the body first—chest, neck, head, and groin—using an electric blanket, if available. You can also use skin-to-skin contact under loose, dry layers of blankets, clothing, towels, or sheets.
  • Warm beverages can help increase body temperature, but do not give alcoholic beverages. Do not try to give beverages to an unconscious person.
  • After body temperature has increased, keep the person dry and wrapped in a warm blanket, including the head and neck.
  • Get medical attention as soon as possible.

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

Winter

Chiropractic care relieves winter aches and pains.
#ThinkChiropractic


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

Back Pain Guidelines

American College of Physicians New Guideline For Back Pain

Clinicians and patients should select nonpharmacologic treatment with superficial heat massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation ( A.K.A. Chiropractic Care), the American College of Physicians says in its new guidance.

It may be a big change for many doctors, who often turn to pills first for patients who are in pain.

For patients with chronic low back pain, the American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends non-drug therapy first, the organization says in the new guidelines, published in the Annals of Internal medicine.

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