Broccoli

The Crown Jewel Of Nutrition

Probably one of the healthiest single foods to eat is broccoli. It’s a good source of vitamin A, potassium, folacin, iron and fiber. Most of us get our vitamin C from oranges and their juice. But one cup of cooked broccoli has as much vitamin C as an orange! Plus, ounce for ounce, broccoli has as much calcium as milk. It contains important phytochemicals and other nutritional agents that help prevent cancer causing substances from forming in the body.

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Fairport, NY 14450
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Did You Know…

Did You Know …

  • 33% of those who drink four or more caffeinated beverages, such as soda or coffee, daily are put at a higher risk for sleep apnea
  • Stress causes or complicates 90% of all diseases.
  • There is an iPhone app that can actually fix back pain (learn more)
  • Just adding movement into your daily routine can increase your level of fitness. Being sedentary is dangerous!
  • On average, right-handed people live 9 years longer than left-handed people.

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Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Pain Management

Doctors of Chiropractic Provide Alternative to Opioids for Pain Management

"Chiropractic services are an important first line of defense against pain and, in some cases, can lessen a patient’s reliance on addictive painkillers or prevent their use altogether," said ACA President David Herd, DC. "It makes sense to exhaust conservative forms of treatment such as chiropractic before moving on to riskier, potentially addictive pain medications."

Statistics show that as many as one in four patients who receive prescription opioids long-term for non-cancer pain in primary care settings struggles with addiction. In addition, every day more than 1,000 people are treated in the emergency room for misusing prescription opioids.

Using treatments such as spinal manipulation, chiropractic physicians take a drug-free approach to treating back pain, neck pain and other musculoskeletal disorders. High-quality research has found spinal manipulation to be effective for acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain.

In the wake of the opioid epidemic, many respected health care organizations now recommend non-drug treatments. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in its 2016 guidelines for prescribing opioids, notes that nonpharmacologic therapies are preferred for treating chronic pain. In addition, the National Pain Strategy, an initiative by several federal agencies, recognizes chiropractic’s value as a method for pain management.

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

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 therapy and therapeutic exercises.

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

Did You Know…

Did You Know…

Blood has a long road to travel: Laid end to end, there are about 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body. And the hard-working heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood through those vessels every day.

Did you know that you get a new stomach lining every three to four days? If you didn’t, the strong acids your stomach uses to digest food would also digest your stomach.

An adult has fewer bones than a baby. We start off life with 350 bones, but because bones fuse together during growth, we end up with only 206 as adults.

Fairport Chiropractic1157 Fairport Road
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

Stress

What Can Chiropractic Care Do To Help Reduce Your Stress?

One of the effects of stress is muscle tension and contraction. This muscle tension creates pressures on the structures of your body, leading to misalignments of your spine and the other joints of your body. These misalignments cause nerve irritation, which then can cause common conditions such as; back pain, neck pain, headaches, jaw pain, and even high blood pressure.

Chiropractic adjustments correct these misalignments, reduces spinal nerve irritation, improves circulation, and releases muscle tension, which then helps your body return to a balanced, relaxed state. In many cases, these changes can be enough to get your brain to turn off the fight or flight response, and begin the process of healing.

A healthy, balanced spine is a key factor to effectively manage your stress.

Regardless of the source of your stress, its effects on your body will become evident in your nervous system. The nervous system is the organizer, controller, and coordinator of all your body’s processes. All your other systems, including the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, hormonal, muscle and skeletal systems, depend upon your nervous system to work properly. Therefore, the most direct method of correcting illnesses should be directed toward balancing your nervous system and this is exactly what chiropractic and stress management care do.

While, chiropractic care cannot neither make your job less stressful, nor can it create a quieter, calmer world. Chiropractic care can however, help you develop a healthier response to your stress and reduce the potential physical damages caused by stress.

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Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Your Spinal Column

Your Spinal Column

The Backbone Of Whole Body Health

Your spine has three basic functions. The first is support, the second is to protect your spinal cord and the third is movement. Chiropractic care helps with all three. Your spine is composed of 24 moveable vertebrae, the sacrum (the triangle shaped bone at the base) and the coccyx or tailbone. They form an S shaped curve that works like a spring and absorbs shock. These vertebrae are wider and sturdier at the middle and lower back to support your center of gravity. They narrow at the neck where they carry less weight. Along with muscles and tissues which connect and stabilize them, these vertebral bones provide the framework which keeps you upright. The spinal cord is an extension of your brain which runs through a canal in the center of the spine. Within this cord are millions of bundles of nerves which branch out of the foramin (holes between the vertebrae), sending and receiving information which controls and coordinates the organ systems, functions and cells of your entire body. Nature has packaged this incredible message system in a casing of bone, your spine. Sometimes one of these vertebrae can slip or twist out of line, and the size or shape of the opening where the nerve comes through can change. This is a condition known as vertebral subluxation, which can result in pressure, obstruction or irritation to the nerves and related tissues and structures. Even chronic muscular contraction and tension can alter this normal nerve supply. The basis of the science and art of chiropractic care is correcting and maintaining this normal nerve supply from the brain to all parts of the body. Our expertise is to recognize and correct any structural or muscular interference with this intricate pathway.

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

Headaches

How Does Chiropractic Work For Headaches?

Headaches are one of the most common complaints that we see at our office. Although there are many causes of headaches we have found that many different types of headaches originate from mechanical problems in the neck. Some headaches such as migraine and cluster headaches are related to vascular problems. These often include nausea and/or vomiting and can be quite disabling and require rest in a dark, quiet place sometimes for a half or a whole day. Other headaches can be categorized as "tension" headaches. These usually result from tightness in the muscles in the neck and upper back caused from stress, work, lack of sleep, sinusitis, trauma such as whiplash, and others. Pain can be felt in the upper neck or the back of the head as well as in the frontal, sinus region, top or sides of the head. It can vary from a throbbing pain to an ache to just a constant pain.

What most people don’t realize is that mechanical dysfunction of the vertebrae of the neck will cause increased muscle tension as well as irritate the delicate nerves that control blood flow into the head. Improving the movement or alignment of the bones in the neck can relieve the pressure and irritation that results in headaches. How do we get misalignments or dysfunction in the joints of the neck? This can be due to trauma such as falls or car accidents. Repetitive stress such as hours of work on a computer, poor posture or stress can also take a toll over time. In many patients it is a combination of activities that took place often years before which has led to chronic and recurring headaches. The examination evaluates these issues as well as attempts to rule out other more serious causes, which can occur but are more rare.

A thorough evaluation will be performed so headache patients can be properly managed. Treatment approaches include: adjustments, soft tissue therapy (trigger point stimulation, myofascial work), posture correction exercises and other exercises, education about job modifications, co-management with other health care providers, if medication or injection therapy is needed.

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