Spinal Health Care Class

Our next Spinal Health Care Class is Wednesday April 10 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

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.

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

Did You Know

Did You Know…

· Since muscle is denser than fat, if you lose fat tissue but add muscle, your weight may actually increase.

· Stress, not physical injury, is the major cause of back pain.

· A diet rich in garlic, shallots and onions may cut the risk of prostate cancer in half.

· Harvard researchers have found that by age two children have developed memories strong enough to enable them to

repeat tasks shown to them months earlier.

· Clearly, Americans don’t miss many meals. But when we do, it’s most likely to be lunch.

· While 80% of Americans say teeth flossing is important, only 36% of us actually floss daily.

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

Posture

DYK: Good posture can shave 3-5 pounds off of your appearance? See your doctor of chiropractic for proper posture tips, tech neck pain relief and to make improvements to your health.

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

Drink More Water For Health

2 Of The Easiest and Best Things To Do To Improve Your Health

Everyone can improve their health by drinking more water and getting more sleep.

Drinking Water

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 walk by a drinking fountain or sink, get a drink, have a glass full of water at your workstation and drink throughout the day. 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:

1. 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.

2. Water Can Help Control Calories. For years, dieters have been drinking lots of water as a weight loss strategy. While water doesn’t have any magical effect on weight loss, substituting it for higher calorie beverages can certainly help.

3. Water Helps Energize Muscles. Cells that don’t maintain their balance of fluids and electrolytesshrivel, which can result in muscle fatigue. "When muscle cells don’t have adequate fluids, they don’t work as well and performance can suffer," says Guest.

4. Water Helps Keep Skin Looking Good. Your skin contains plenty of water, and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss. But don’t expect over-hydrationto erase wrinklesor fine lines, says Atlanta dermatologist Kenneth Ellner, MD.

5. Water Helps Your Kidneys. Body fluids transport waste products in and out of cells. The main toxin in the body is blood urea nitrogen, a water-soluble waste that is able to pass through the kidneys to be excreted in the urine, explains Guest. "Your kidneys do an amazing job of cleansing and ridding your body of toxins as long as your intake of fluids is adequate," he says.

6. Water Helps Maintain Normal Bowel Function. Adequate hydration keeps things flowing along your gastrointestinal tract and prevents constipation. When you don’t get enough fluid, the colonpulls water from stools to maintain hydration — and the result is constipation.

Next Time We Will Talk About Sleep

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

Better Outcomes

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

Chiropractic Improves Posture

Chiropractic Care Improves Posture

Poor posture negatively impacts the health and appearance of individuals

back and neck pain, poor circulation, shallow breathing, fatigue, muscle tension, headaches, premature aging of the spine and poor self image.

Chiropractic care, which includes spinal manipulative therapy of the thoracic spine or mid-back area, teamed with stretching and strengthening exercises improves overall posture including a condition known as postural kyphosis.

Thoracic kyphosis is an increase in the normal thoracic curvature of the spine. Postural kyphosis most commonly presents due to a number of factors, such as:

Sitting with slouched posture

Texting

Carrying heavy bags or backpacks

Watching television

Heavy manual work

Fashion trends – wearing high heels

Doctors of chiropractic (DCs) are primary care professionals for spinal health and well-being. Spinal manipulative therapy increases joint mobility and

has shown to improve muscle function, improve movement and flexibility by decreasing hypertonicity or tightness in the muscles and alter the tone of the muscle.

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

Opiods

A study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine concludes adults receiving chiropractic care for low back pain were 55 percent less likely to fill a prescription for an opioid analgesic in comparison to adults who did not receive chiropractic care.

#ThinkChiropractic

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

Back Pain Prevention and Treatment

Back Pain Prevention And Treatment

Back pain is a fact of life for many people. Research shows that up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point during their lives.1 It is also the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.2

Sometimes back pain is sharp and intense, caused by a wrong move or an injury, and heals in a few days or weeks. Others experience back pain as a chronic condition, seriously altering their ability to work and enjoy time with family, friends and other leisure activities. Moreover, as lifestyles have become more sedentary and the rate of obesity has risen, back pain has become increasingly prevalent, even among young children.

Spinal health is an important factor in preventing back pain, as well as maintaining overall health and well-being. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) encourages people to take steps to improve their spinal health and avoid injury.

Things such as better nutrition, exercise, ergonomic workspaces and proper lifting and movement techniques can go a long way in helping people to strengthen their spines and potentially avoid serious injury and chronic pain. When back pain hits, research shows that a conservative approach to treatment is the best option.

Conservative Treatment Options Supported by Research

Treatment for back pain has come a long way. It was once believed that taking pain medication and getting some rest and relaxation were the best course of treatment for a bout of low-back pain, but nowadays research supports first trying drug-free, conservative options for pain management while remaining as active as possible during recuperation.

The epidemic of prescription opioid overuse and abuse has also led many health groups to reconsider the value of a conservative approach to common conditions such as back pain. For example, the American College of Physicians (ACP), the largest medical-specialty society in the world, updated its back pain treatment guidelines4 to support a conservative approach to care.

In March 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated guidelines for prescribing opioids that also promote the use of non-pharmacologic alternatives for the treatment of chronic pain. In 2015, the Joint Commission, the organization that accredits more than 20,000 health care systems in the U.S. (including every major hospital), recognized the value of non-drug approaches to pain management by adding chiropractic and acupuncture to its pain management standard.

Beyond the risks of overuse and addiction, prescription drugs that numb pain may also convince a patient that a musculoskeletal condition such as back pain is less severe than it is, or that it has healed. That misunderstanding can lead to over-exertion and a delay in the healing process or even to permanent injury.

With the steep costs associated with prescription drugs, chiropractic’s conservative approach makes economic sense as well. A 2012 study found that spinal manipulation for neck and back pain was cost-effective used either alone or combined with other therapies first.5

Another study based on Washington state workers found that 42.7 percent of people who visited a surgeon first for work-related back pain eventually had surgery, compared to only 1.5 percent of those who visited a chiropractor first.6

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.

Chiropractic services are used most often to treat conditions such as back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Chiropractors practice a hands-on, drug-free approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment.

Widely known for their expertise in spinal manipulation, chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, and to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

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