Sleep and Low Back Pain

Many patients with low back pain (LBP) also have sleep disorders, which are linked to increased healthcare visits and higher costs for back pain treatment, reports a study in the journal Spine. Chiropractic care offers a drug-free, cost-effective pain management option for individuals suffering with LBP. #ThinkChiropractic

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Bad Diets

Bad Diets Tied to 400,000 U.S. Deaths

Unhealthy diets may have contributed to as many as 400,000 premature deaths from heart disease and strokes in 2015, a new study estimates.

And, it’s not just the things you should be avoiding, such as salt and trans fats, which are contributing to these deaths. The excess deaths may also be caused by what’s missing in your diet, namely, nuts and seeds, vegetables and whole grains, the researchers said.

Cardiovascular disease is the number 1 cause of death in the United States, killing more people than any other cause. Poor diet is the top risk factor for cardiovascular disease death and therefore needs attention when setting health agendas. Debates on dietary policies tend to focus on cutting out unhealthy foods and nutrients, such as trans fats, salt and sugar sweetened beverages. But this study shows that a large number of heart related deaths may be due to the lack of healthy foods.

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Did You Know

Did You Know …

Laughing is good for the heart and can increase blood flow by 20 percent.

Your skin works hard. Not only is it the largest organ in the body, but it defends against disease and infection, regulates your temperature and aids in vitamin production.

Always look on the bright side: being an optimist can help you live longer.

Exercise will give you more energy, even when you’re tired.

Between 2000 and 2015, the average global life expectancy increased by five years.

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Fairport, NY 14450
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World Series

Max Scherzer, professional baseball player and pitcher for the 2019 World Series Champions, The Washington Nationals, credits an integrated healthcare approach, which includes chiropractic, for alleviating pain and improving his function granting him return-to-play during Game 7 of the World Series.

#ThinkChiropractic

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Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Neck Pain

Dealing With A Pain In The Neck

If you are suffering from chronic neck pain, you definetly know it! An estimated 7 in 10 adults develop it at some point in their lives. The big question, of course, is what you can do about it? Fortunately neck pain is usually treated effectively by chiropractors. In fact, recent guidelines on neck pain point to spinal manipulation as a recommended treatment. It is also important to recognize that exercise can be very helpful. The reality is that neck exercises can be gentle and easy to do, and don’t require a lot of equipment or time. There are certain muscles in the neck that are designed to help us maintain our normal and healthy curve of the spine. Unfortunately we look down most of the day, reading, working on computers, watching TV, etc. These deep neck flexors often fatigue quickly setting the stage for neck pain. To start your exercise program do simple chin tucks while sitting or standing. Simply tuck your chin in and hold it until you feel the muscles fatigue. As you get more comfortable with this movement progress to range of motion exercises and then isometric strengthening. Remember the goal is to increase the endurance of your neck muscles.

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Fairport, NY 14450
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Halloween

Halloween Reminders

Masks can interfere with vision & breathing, use makeup or face paint instead.

Costumes should be highly visible at night, flame retardant material, and marked with reflective tape.

Treats should always be checked thoroughly before they are eaten.

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Fairport, NY 14450
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Do You Know Anyone ho Would Like …

Do You Know Anyone Who Would Like:

60% Less hospital admissions

59% Less days in the hospital

62% Less outpatient surgeries

85%Less in pharmaceutical costs

A 7-year study showed that patients whose primary health care provider was a chiropractor, experienced the above results.

For your health and your loved ones…

Choose Chiropractic

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Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Anti Aging Tips

Five Daily Anti-Aging Tips

None of us are getting any younger, you can’t change your age, but you can change the way you look and feel by following a few simple guidelines:

1. Hydration is important for cellular functioning, so make sure you remember to drink liquids regularly throughout the day.

2. The phytonutrients in plant based foods are essential for health and wellness for our body and mind. Eat plenty of vegetables and low sugar fruits every day.

3. Rest is necessary for your body to run optimally. The way to figure out how much sleep you need is to think about how much you sleep on a relaxing vacation, when you naturally fall asleep and wake up naturally without an alarm. The amount is generally how much time your body is craving for sleep

4. Take time to have fun with loved ones. Social support and positive experiences are beneficial to your health.

5. Make sure to keep your body moving every day, even if it’s walking up and down the stairs at work or taking a noon time stroll around the block. Exercise is one of the keys to living a long and healthy life.

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

Don’t Sit On Your Wallet

Don’t Sit On Your Wallet!

Millions of guys drive with their wallet in their back pocket, but they can’t figure out why they moan when they get out of the car.

Here’s the physics.
When one cheek is riding around higher than the other, that bump on your rump can trigger chronic pain in your back, hips and shoulders, and set off foot cramps.

Here’s the physiology.
Eventually, you may compress the sciatic nerve (it runs from each side of the spine down through the back of each thigh to the foot) and cause searing leg pain and numbness called sciatica. You also can aggravate the piriformis muscle (it’s near your glutes), which can irritate the nerve and trigger lower back and sciatic pain.

Here’s the fix:Get that wallet out of your back pocket! Next, do stretches to restore alignment and relax tense muscles — but pull over first. Pilates and Hatha yoga (stay away from the more aggressive forms) will work. Now, customize your car seat. Use the controls to drop the seat as close to the floor and as far back as possible, then adjust your seat position from there — including headrest, angle of the steering wheel and the mirrors. Now drive safely!

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