Did You Know

Did You Know…

The stomach’s digestive acids are strong enough to dissolve razor blades.

Laid end to end, the blood vessels in the lung would stretch 1,500 miles.

Human bone is as strong as granite in supporting weight.

Each one of your kidneys contain 1,000,000 individual filters.

Nerve impulses travel as fast as 170 miles per hour.

The heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet

Fairport Chiropractic1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
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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

Spinal Care Class

Our next Spinal Health Care Class is Thursday December 7 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

Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

Often we hear of professional athletes suffering a traumatic, possibly career ending, injury. The public debate on whether or not they can resume play can go on for weeks. However, it isn’t only the professionals that sustain injuries while practicing the sport they love. Weekend warriors, amateur athletes and those living active lives also run the risk of getting hurt. Most of the time, with a proper warm up, awareness to form and appropriate equipment, athletes of all are able to play safely. Yet, injuries can happen when you least expect it due to an accident or even an underlying condition that may necessitate treatment.

How Do Sports Injuries Happen?

Sports and exercise are great ways to keep healthy, but there are often risks involved. Most often, excessive training, inappropriate training methods or perilous exercise equipment can be a cause of injury, but structural abnormalities and muscle imbalances/weakness can also be culprits leading to injury, including the ankles, knees, elbows, shoulder or spine.

Commonly, sports injuries are caused by traumatic force to a joint in motion causing hyperextension or hyperflexion. Such injury, and others, may cause significant pain and debilitation taking you away from the sports that you enjoy. Chiropractors, as musculoskeletal experts, can help prevent and manage sports-related injuries.

Chiropractic Treatment for Sports Injuries

Chiropractors are trained to assess, diagnose and manage sports-related injuries. In fact, through a comprehensive history and physical examination, chiropractors can help determine the cause of pain and dysfunction as well as recommend an appropriate plan of management. Conservative care offered by chiropractors, dependent on the injury and mechanism, may include joint manipulation and mobilization, soft tissue therapies, adjunct modalities, rehabilitation and individualized exercises and lifestyle advice to restore proper function, enhance healing of damaged tissue and reduce pain. Chiropractors can also help, in partnership, determine the best strategy to return to play.

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

Learning

For Better Learning

A high protein breakfast contributes measurably to learning, a Buffalo New York State University study indicates. Children who started the day with high protein foods gained seven months in reading achievement in a four-month period. Children who had mainly sugary foods for breakfast gained only 5.25 months in reading achievement in the same time period.

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

Did You Know…

Did You Know…

Every pound of excess fat requires 200 miles of additional blood capillaries, putting extra strain on the heart.

Babies are born with 300 bones which fuse together to become 206 bones in adults.

Your muscles are 75 percent water and make up almost half of your body weight.

Your small intestine is almost 25 feet long.

By the time you are 70 years old, you will have digested about 40 tons of food.

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

Tips For Preventing Back Pain

Tips For Preventing Back Pain

Walking upright on two feet has advantages, but it also puts intense pressure on the spine, as well as on other muscles and bones. Add to this improper sitting, lifting, or reaching – and the normal wear and tear of work or playing – and you have the perfect recipe for back pain. That’s why back pain is the second most common reason for visits to a doctor’s office, out numbered only by upper respiratory infections. In fact, some experts say, as many as 80% of us will experience a back problem at some time in our lives.

Back injuries are a part of everyday life. They can cause a sharp pain or a dull ache and can be accompanied by a tingling, numbness, or burning sensation. You may also feel weakness, pain, or tingling in your pelvis or leg, a condition known as sciatica. The spine is quite good at dealing with back injuries. Minor injuries usually heal within a day or two. Some pain, however, continues, is persistent or reoccurring.

Tips For Back Pain Prevention:

· Maintain a healthy diet and weight.

· Remain active within a range of comfort.

· Avoid prolonged inactivity or bed rest.

· Warm up and stretch before exercising or other physical activities,

such as gardening.

· Maintain proper posture.

· Wear comfortable, supportive low heeled shoes.

· Sleep on a mattress of sufficient firmness to minimize any curve in the

spine.

· Lift with your knees, keep the object close to your body, and do not twist when lifting.

· Quit smoking, smoking impairs blood flow, rsulting in oxygen and nutrient deprivation to the discs.

If you experience back pain, consult your doctor of chiropractic. More than 30 million Americans sought chiropractic care last year alone. With a thorough knowledge of the spine and the human body, doctors of chiroractic make diagnoses and take steps to correct problems using spinal adjustments, dietary and lifestyle advice, exercise and othe tools. Spinal manipulation, the primary form of treatment by doctors of chiropractic, is a recommended option for back pain treatment, rated as such by state and worker’s compensation guidelines and other published research. Research has shown that spinal manipulation is safe and effective and gets workers back on the job faster than other treatments. A recent study has also pointed out that manual manipulation offers better short term relief of chronic back pain than medication.

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

Spinal Health Care Class

Our next Spinal Health Care Class is Wednesday November 15 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