Did You Know…

· When you blink an eye, you move over 200 muscles.

· Green tea contains catechins, flavonoids which kill germs and help reduce the sulfur compounds that cause bad breath.

· You breathe in about 7 quarts of air a minute.

The right way to sit

The Right Way To Sit

If you have to sit often, try to do it correctly. As Mom always said, “Sit up straight.”

• Not leaning forward

• Shoulders relaxed

• Arms close to sides

• Elbows bent 90°

• Lower back may

 be supported

• Feet flat on floor

Spinal Health Care Class

Our next Spinal Health Care class is Wednesday October 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!

Dr. Benjamin A. Caruso

Fairport Chiropractic

1157 Fairport Road

Fairport, NY 14450

Sciatica

Sciatica
Sciatica is an inflammation of the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body. It runs from the lower spine, through the buttocks, and down the leg into the foot. When the sciatic nerve is inflamed it can cause numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in your lower back and/or leg. Generally sciatica is caused by:

Inflamed Joint: If a bone (vertebra) in your lower back is not moving properly
or is out of position, the joint can become inflamed and irritate
the sciatic nerve.
Bulging Disc: If one of the cushions (discs) between your vertebrae is
bulging, it can irritate the nerve and cause pain and discomfort.
Muscle Spasm: If a muscle in your lower back or buttocks is tightened or
spasmed, it can irritate or put pressure on the sciatic nerve.

All three of these conditions are effectively treated in our office with a combination of manipulation, therapy and functional restoration exercises.

Palmer Chiropractic Research

Aug. 26, 2016, DAVENPORT—Low-back pain is the single leading cause of physical disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. “Low-back pain and neck pain place a tremendous burden on our society,” said Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., vice chancellor for research and health policy at Palmer College of Chiropractic. “The opioid-overuse epidemic in the United States demonstrates that Americans need safe, effective, conservative health-care alternatives to prescription pain-killers.”
According to a new Gallup report commissioned by Palmer College of Chiropractic, U.S. adults are more likely to describe chiropractic care as “very safe” and “very effective” than to say this about pain medications or back surgery.
The “Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic Annual Report: Americans’ Perceptions of Chiropractic” is the second-annual Gallup-Palmer survey of American attitudes about chiropractic care.
Key highlights:

  • Nearly 62 million U.S. adults (25 percent) went to a chiropractor in the last five years. More than half (35.5 million) said they went in the last 12 months—up slightly from the 33.6 million in last year’s survey.
  • Three in four of those who saw a chiropractor in the last year (77 percent) described chiropractic care as “very effective.”
  • Eighty-eight percent of recent chiropractic patients agreed the quality of care they received was a good value for the money they paid.

This nationally representative annual survey measured perceptions of, and experiences with, chiropractic among U.S. adults. The survey will be repeated for at least one more year as part of Palmer College’s on-going effort to study and advance the profession’s identity and understanding of public perceptions regarding chiropractic care.
Source: 2016 Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic Annual Report: Americans’ Perceptions of Chiropractic
www.palmer.edu/gallup-report

Remember Your Magnesium

REMEMBER YOUR MAGNESIUM

With all the attention the media has given to osteoporosis and the importance of getting enough calcium, they’ve overlooked its relationship to magnesium. The body keeps these two minerals in balance. When you increase one without the other, your body simply disposes of the excess.

Experts at the Cornell Medical Center observe that 60 – 70 percent of American women are magnesium deficient. However, they warn that it is important that calcium/magnesium levels don’t get too high. Elevated levels can lead to diarrhea. Whole-grain breads, fortified cereals, leafy vegetables, kale, broccoli, tofu, soybeans, low-fat cheese, milk and yogurt are good choices when trying to achieve a proper balance.

In addition to maintaining healthy teeth and bones, calcium has a number of other functions. Among them, the transmission of nerve impulses, muscle contraction and relaxation-functions that directly relate to the effectiveness of your chiropractic care.

Chiropractic First

Chiropractic’s non-drug approach is relevant today in light of the rampant overuse and abuse of prescription opioids. Doctors of chiropractic are experts in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems and their drug-free approach may in some cases reduce or even eliminate the need for pain medications. Try #Chiropractic1st

Dr. Benjamin A. Caruso

Fairport Chiropractic

1157 Fairport Road

Fairport, NY 14450

Harvard Study On Chiropractic Care

Harvard Study

Chiropractic care for pain relief
Chiropractic is a health care system that holds that the structure of the body, particularly the spine, affects the function of every part of the body. Chiropractors try to correct the body’s alignment to relieve pain and improve function and to help the body heal itself. While the mainstay of chiropractic is spinal manipulation, chiropractic care now includes a wide variety of other treatments, including manual or manipulative therapies, postural and exercise education, ergonomic training (how to walk, sit, and stand to limit back strain), nutritional consultation, and even ultrasound and laser therapies. In addition, chiropractors today often work in conjunction with primary care doctors, pain experts, and surgeons to treat patients with pain.
Most research on chiropractic has focused on spinal manipulation for back pain. Chiropractic treatment for many other problems—including other musculoskeletal pain, headaches, asthma, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fibromyalgia—has also been studied. A recent review concluded that chiropractic spinal manipulation may be helpful for back pain, migraine, neck pain, and whiplash.
“Spinal manipulation” is a generic term used for any kind of therapeutic movement of the spine, but used more precisely it is the application of quick but strong pressure on a joint between two vertebrae of the spine. That pressure twists or rotates the joint beyond its normal range of motion and causes a sharp cracking noise. That distinctive noise is believed to be caused by the breaking of a vacuum or the release of a bubble into the synovial fluid, the clear, thick fluid that lubricates the spinal and other joints. Spinal manipulation can be done either directly by pushing on the vertebrae or indirectly by twisting the neck or upper part of the body. It should be done to only one spinal joint at a time. Chiropractors and other practitioners accomplish this by positioning the body so the force they exert is focused on one joint while parts of the spine above and below it are held very still. Most spinal manipulation treatments take somewhere between 10 and 20 minutes and are scheduled two or three times a week initially. Look for improvements in your symptoms after a couple of weeks.
In addition, a chiropractor may advise you about changing your biomechanics and posture and suggest other treatments and techniques. The ultimate goal of chiropractic is to help relieve pain and help patients better manage their condition at home.