Next Spinal Care Class

Our next Spinal Health Care Class is Wednesday July 17 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

Precautions For Summer Activities

Precautions To Include With Your Summer Activities

Enthusiasm for summer sports and general fitness activities can go beyond your body’s physical limitations. In your efforts for better health you can overdo exercise when the thermostat reaches the high 80’s or 90’s. The result can be heat exhaustion, heat cramps or even heat stroke.

Profuse sweating, following strenuous exercise or physical labor in an extremely hot atmosphere, are situations which can bring on serious heat reactions. Such conditions are more likely to happen to some people than others, specifically, elderly persons, small children, persons with chronic mobility issues, overweight people, especially if they live in a normally moderate climate.

Athletes, sports enthusiasts or physical laborers, especially should supplement excessive fluid loss. Drinks low in refined sugar are best. The sweeter the drink, the longer it remains in the stomach, and thus the longer it takes to replace the fluid lost from the body. Alcoholic beverages are contraindicated.

Direct effects of heat alone are not the only hot weather danger. If your body temperature builds and fatigue sets in, your coordination and discretion could be impaired, inviting other types of injuries.

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

Back Pain

Roughly 80 percent of individuals will experience back pain in their lifetime. Chiropractic can provide a safe, effective and drug-free approach to manage pain. #ThinkChiropractic

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

Summer Swimming Safety

Summer Swimming Safety

Should you really wait an hour to swim after eating? The old advice about swimming after eating has a small grain of truth, especially for the serious swimmer. But for most of us who just splash around or relax on a float, having a full stomach won’t hurt us.Although it is true that digestion diverts large amounts of blood to the stomach, which can theoretically cause cramps during vigorous exertion, swimming at a normal level after a light meal poses no appreciable danger. Instead focus more on the far more likely concerns, such as the following avoidable diving accidents:When jumping into unknown water always jump feet first.

  • While at the beach don’t dive toward the bottom of oncoming waves or with your back to them.
  • Always body surf with your hands ahead of you.
  • While in a swimming pool, test the diving board’s spring before using it.
  • Diving off its side is dangerous, only dive straight ahead and never into an

    above ground pool or the shallow end.

  • Nine out of ten diving injuries occur in six feet of water or less.

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

The Purpose Of Pain

The Purpose Of Pain

If you have backpain, headaches or other muscle and joint pains or know of someone who does, making the pain go away is a major goal. But what is the purpose of pain? It turns out there are some very important reasons why we are equipped to sense pain. Dorland’s Medical Dictionary,used by health professionals around the world, list more than 34 different ones! Pain causes you to pay attention to something that’s not working right. It is a warning that a limit of some type has been reached; that the body is not equipped to or cannot adapt further. So in many ways pain is a good thing, it is a warning. We get into trouble only when we misinterpret the pain, or think we can simply make it go away without attending to the underlying cause. Our immediate goal is to relieve the pain as quickly as possible, but more importantly our primary interest is the cause of the pain. Covering up the pain may be convenient but is costly in the long run. We want to correct the cause of the problem so that the pain does not keep reoccurring and joint degeneration and muscle changes do not set in. We stress our backs and necks everyday and if not properly maintained arthritic changes will develop.

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

Save Your Back Tip

Save Your Back Tip

When standing a long

time, prolonged sitting,

or leaning forward for a

period of time. Stand

erect, place hands as

shown and bend

backwards gently

stretching. Hold to a

count of 3 and repeat

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

Back and Neck Care Class

Our next Spinal Health Care Class is Wednesday June 26 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

Flip Flops and Back Pain

FLIP-FLOPS AND BACK PAIN: IT’S NO COINCIDENCE

Don’t Let Your Choice of Summer Footwear Slow You Down

Picnics, pool parties, flip-flops and ice cream – for many of us, these are the hallmarks of summer. But you can probably guess which one of them may not be so good for your back. Especially if you already suffer from back problems, wearing flip-flops (or “slides”) may not be the best strategy for avoiding discomfort. But you don’t have to ditch these comfy and convenient shoes altogether.

It’s easy to understand the appeal of flip-flops when the weather turns warm. They’re quick to put on and take off, they let your feet stay cool and comfortable, and they easily withstand getting soaked now and then. But your standard flip-flop offers zero foot and ankle support, provides minimal cushioning, puts you at greater risk of trips and falls, and – most concerning for your lower back – causes you to walk differently than you would in a regular shoe.

Not only do you have to pinch or curl your toes to keep the shoes from flying off while walking, but you also actually shorten your stride for this purpose, which puts unusual strain on your feet, hips and lower back muscles. Your foot contacts the ground differently in flip-flops, too, with more pressure put on the outside edges and less on the heel. This causes a slight rotation of the lower portion of your leg, which in turn changes the angle of your pelvis and prompts increased torsion of the lower spine. Such changes to your body mechanics can cause stiffness and pain in the lumbar region, which may worsen over time. Knowing this, here are some things to keep in mind the next time you slip on that flimsy footwear.

Don’t “live” in your flip-flops.

These shoes do have legitimate uses – for example, they’re great for public locker rooms and showers, and even for that quick trudge to the backyard or to the beach. But with their lack of arch support and thin, floppy rubber soles, they’re NOT made for long walks, any form of quick movement, or continuous use while shopping, visiting a theme park, or going anywhere where you’ll be on your feet for very long.

Take it slow.

Running, jumping, and quick sideways movements are to be avoided while wearing flip flops due to the risk of falls and lack of support and shock absorption they offer.

Healthier alternative: Sport sandals and hybrid “sneaker-sandals.”

The wide variety of “sport sandals” and hybrids on the market may also offer good alternatives to the typical flip-flop. These sandals mimic sneakers in the way that they securely hug your feet with comfortable straps and toe guards, a contoured foot bed, actual arch supports, and heel cups – all of which can provide greater stability and proper alignment of your feet, knees, hips and lower back.

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

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