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.

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Fairport Chiropractic1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
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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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Text Neck

Text Neck

Text neck is the term used to describe the injuries and pain sustained from looking down at wireless devices for too long. The symptoms associated with text neck are, chronic headaches, upper back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain and increased curvature of the spine. We all would look down to read but now with the widespread use of smart phones and tablets people are spending an average of two to four hours a day with their heads tilted forward. An adult’s head weighs about 10 to 12 pounds, tilting the head forward just 15 degrees can increase the force on the cervical spine to 27 pounds. At 60 degrees, the common texting posture seen on sidewalks, metros, and office hallways everywhere, the stress on the spine can hit 60 pounds, thanks to the forces of gravity. While it is nearly impossible to avoid technology, people should make an effort to look at their phones with a “neutral spine”, sending their eyes downward and not their heads. Take frequent breaks throughout the day.

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

Heat or Ice?

Heat or Ice?

When should you apply heat? When should you apply ice? Confusion abounds about these simple, yet helpful procedures. Use heat in the wrong circumstance and you can make the problem worse. Think back to high school chemistry. How do you slow down a reaction? You make it cool. So if you are trying to reduce inflammation use ice. Ice constricts blood vessels, helping to avoid muscle spasms and reduce swelling. It can also reduce nerve transmission of pain. Ice when used properly becomes a natural local anesthetic. Apply ice 15 to 20 minutes on and then off, allowing the area to warm up.

On the other hand, if you want to speed up a reaction, add heat. Topical heat can help increase blood circulation and improve flexibility. If you have a history of tight joints and muscle stiffness apply moist heat. Most people will take a hot shower or bath and feel some relief and think they should apply heat. But in the shower or tub your whole body is warm so it is just relaxing. If you apply localized heat to an area, that area is now warmer than the rest of the body and it will draw fluid to an already swollen area. Ice will push fluid out of the area and reduce inflammation. When pain and soreness are present always think ice. We use ice probably 95% of the time and you can never get in trouble with ice. Think of an athlete after a game or practice, they all ice.

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