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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Posture

Improve Your Posture

When standing, think of a wire attached to the top of your head. Some people tend to slouch and have an excessive curve in the lower back. The imaginary “wire” will help to prevent this. When standing for long periods, frequently shift weight from one foot to the other, always keep moving and changing positions. This will minimize the tension and compression on the spine. When sitting, especially at a work station for long hours, bring your chair close enough so that you are not bending forward. Utilize a chair that has good low back support and is adjustable to fit your build. If your feet do not touch the floor use a foot rest so the knees are slightly higher than the hips. Get up and stretch, move around every half hour or so if possible. While driving, strive also to have your knees slightly higher than hips. Adjust the seat to easily reach the pedals. If possible periodically on long drives tilt the seat at slightly different angles. Stop every couple of hours to stretch and walk around. Sleep on a supportive mattress, preferably not on your stomach. Choose shoes that are a good fit and offer proper support for daily wear. High heels are only for short periods of time and not for walking any distance.

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Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

NFL

In the NFL, every team has a doctor of chiropractic on staff to keep players healthy, prevent injury and optimize performance.

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Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Back Pack Safety

Back Pack Safety

More than 40 million students carry backpacks in America today. Many of these same students carry their backpacks overloaded or fit improperly resulting in a variety of injuries including neck pain, muscle spasms, tingling hands, headaches and lower back pain. This very pain may result in the increasing possibility of damage on posture and development of the spine. When choosing a new backpack, it is recommended you select ergonomically designed features that enhance safety and comfort. Backpacks should be lightweight, have wide straps to distribute the weight, and always wear using both straps and try to only carry what is absolutely necessary.

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

Crown Jewel of Nutrition

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.

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

Anti Aging

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

Family Affair

Chiropractic care is a family affair. Consult your local doctor of chiropractic (DC) for safe, effective, drug-free care for the whole family!

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Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Sports Injury

Doctor of chiropractic (DC), Dr. Mindy Mar, comments on professional football player, Antonio Brown’s foot injury in Bleacher Report. For background, DCs are well-equipped to specifically diagnose and treat sports injuries in athletes.

#ThinkChiropractic

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Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Drink more water

Drink More Water To Improve Your Health

Most people are in the low range of fluid consumption and are not hydrating properly. Everyone generally drinks at mealtime, but in between many do not drink anything. You need to consistently drink water throughout the day. There are many formulas for how much to drink but don’t worry about the details just drink! When you get up in the morning one of the first things to do is drink a glass of water. Here are a few reasons to drink more water:

• Drinking Water Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids: Your body is composed of about 60% water. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature.

• Water Helps Energize Muscles: Cells that don’t maintain their balance of fluids and electrolytes shrivel, which can result in muscle fatigue. When muscle cells don’t have adequate fluids, they don’t work as well.

• Water Helps Keep Skin Looking Good: Your skin contains plenty of water, and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss.

• Water Helps Your Kidneys: Body fluids transport waste products in and out of cells. Your kidneys do an amazing job of cleansing and ridding your body of toxins as long as your intake of fluids is adequate.

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

Research And Back Pain

New Study Shows Majority of Patients Get More Relief from Low Back Pain

with Spinal Manipulation Therapy

A new study published in The SPINE Journal concludes spinal manipulation is most likely to reduce chronic low back pain and improve function when compared to other approaches. The research examines the safety and effectiveness of various manipulation and mobilization therapies for treatment of chronic low back pain. According to the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the value of chiropractic care, results show that both manipulation and mobilization are likely to reduce pain and improve function for patients with chronic low back pain, but that spinal manipulation – most often performed by a doctor of chiropractic – produces a larger effect than mobilization.

Key Findings:

  • Nearly six out of ten patients (57 percent) experienced a reduction in chronic low back pain and a reduction in disability (78 percent) utilizing manipulation or mobilization as compared to other therapies.
  • A majority (79 percent) reported that manipulation significantly reduced pain and disability, compared to other approaches such as physical therapy.
  • Both manipulation and mobilization therapies are considered beneficial and safe.

“Chiropractic care is proven to yield improved clinical outcomes, reduced costs and high levels of patient satisfaction,” said Sherry McAllister, DC, executive vice president, F4CP. “Given the increased interest in providing Americans with drug-free/non-pharmacologic pain management options, this study better positions doctors of chiropractic as front-line providers for spinal health and well-being, specifically as it relates to the management of chronic low back pain prior to the utilization of prescription opioids.” Nearly 94 percent of all spinal manipulations in the U.S. are performed by a doctor of chiropractic.

The prevalence of lower back pain in the U.S. may be as high as 84 percent. In approximately 23 percent of people suffering from lower back pain, the pain becomes chronic and disables nearly half of this population. Pain management approaches vary greatly. This study explored the evidence for treating chronic low back pain by spinal manipulation therapy (thrust applied to joints) – a common modality performed by doctors of chiropractic – and mobilization (a type of passive movement of a spinal section) and combined therapies.

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