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

Chiropractic and Headaches

In the United States, over 15 percent of all adults complain about severe headaches or migraines. Chiropractic care can be effective for reducing headache intensity and disability for certain types of headaches.
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Fairport Chiropractic1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Next Spinal Care Class

Our next Spinal Health Care Class is Wednesday March 14 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

Drug Free Headache Relief

Drug-Free Headache Relief

(NAPS)-If you have a head­ ache, you may want to visit a doc­ tor of chiropractic care before you head to the medicine cabinet. Doing so can speed relief and help you avoid the side effects associ­ated with certain drugs.

Chiropractic care has long been used to treat headaches without drugs.

A report from the Duke Univer­sity Evidence-Based Practice Cen­ter in Durham, N.C., found that spinal manipulation quickly improved headaches originating in the neck, and had far fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension headaches than a commonly prescribed medication.

Other studies have shown chi­ropractic care to be effective in the treatment of migraine headaches.

"Headaches can be debili­tating and deserve examination by a doctor," explains Gerard Clum, D.C., a spokes person the not-for-profit Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (FCP). "They could be a warning sign that something is wrong. That something wrong could be a struc­tural problem with the head and neck as a result of posture or injury.

Dr. Clum advises that instead of masking their pain with med­ication, people should consider a visit to a doctor of chiropractic.

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

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

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

Do You Know Anyone Who 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

Low Back Pain Disc

Chiropractic Care and Back Pain: Non-invasive Treatment for Bulging, Ruptured, or Herniated Discs

Discs give the spine motion; we are constantly using our discs. Move your back from side to side, you can visualize the give and take of the discs between the vertebrae. Without these discs, your spine couldn’t function and move. Intervertebral discs don’t really "slip", although the phrase "slipped disc" has come into popular usage to refer to bulging, ruptured, or herniated discs. Your discs are made up of the annulus fibrosus (the tough outer layer) and the nucleus pulposus (which contains a soft, gelatin-like center. When cracks occur in the outer layer of the disc, the material inside of the disc can begin to push out. Numerous factors can cause a disc to herniate. For example, there may be too much stress on the disc due to poor posture, repetitive motions, too much sitting, or an injury. In fact, a herniated disc can be caused by a combination of factors or a physical injury. For many people with back pain caused by a herniated disc the problem starts off small and then gradually builds until you start to feel symptoms, such as back pain.

Chiropractic Care and Herniated Discs

Chiropractor care can help address back pain and other herniated disc symptoms. At your appointment, we will go through your medical history, do a physical exam, and perform orthopedic and neurological tests. In addition, if we find that you have advanced loss of strength, sensation, reflexes, and other unusual neurological findings, then you will be referred to a spine surgeon. However, most intervertebral disc injuries are related to a herniated disc, and can be treated effectively with chiropractic care.

Treatment for a herniated disc may include spinal manipulation, and other chiropractic techniques to help ease your herniated disc symptoms. This will be an individualized treatment plan, but it may include manual therapy and therapeutic exercises.

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

New Research

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

with Spinal Manipulation Therapy

San Jose, Calif. – Feb.21, 2018 – A new study published in The SPINE Journal (2018) 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