Did You Know …

Did You Know…
In a Harvard study of 47,000 middle age men, those who ate 10 or more weekly servings of tomato based foods cut their prostate cancer risk by 45 percent.
The human brain is insensitive to pain. The suffering of a headache doesn’t come from the organ itself but from the nerves and muscles lining it.

When you were a baby, your heart weighed less than an ounce. It will grow to weigh about a pound. Yet this muscle that is only the size of your fist will pump 2,000 gallons of blood each day.

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

Precautions With Summer Activities

Precautions To Include With Your Summer Activities

Enthusiasm for summer sports and general fitness activities can go beyond your body’s physical limitations. In your efforts for better health you can overdo exercise when the thermostat reaches the high 80’s or 90’s. The result can be heat exhaustion, heat cramps or even heat stroke.

Profuse sweating, following strenuous exercise or physical labor in an extremely hot atmosphere, are situations which can bring on serious heat reactions. Such conditions are more likely to happen to some people than others, specifically, elderly persons, small children, persons with chronic mobility issues, overweight people, especially if they live in a normally moderate climate.

Athletes, sports enthusiasts or physical laborers, especially should supplement excessive fluid loss. Drinks low in refined sugar are best. The sweeter the drink, the longer it remains in the stomach, and thus the longer it takes to replace the fluid lost from the body. Alcoholic beverages are contraindicated.

Direct effects of heat alone are not the only hot weather danger. If your body temperature builds and fatigue sets in, your coordination and discretion could be impaired, inviting other types of injuries.

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

Spinal Health Care Class

Our next Spinal Health Care Class is Wednesday July 19 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

Arthritis

Easing The Pain Of Arthritis: Think Natural

Joint pain is a primary cosequence of arthritis, a constellation of conditions that effects an estimated 46 million adults and 300,000 children. Arthritis actually refers to more than 100 different diseases affecting areas in and around the joints. There are some natural, nontoxic approaches to ease your arthritis pain, here are a few simple suggestions to consider:

Moderate Activity : Regular exercise helps strengthen the muscles around your joints, increases flexibility and combats fatigue. Any movement can help but range of motion exercises in particular seeem to reduce joint pain and stiffness.

Good Food: What you eat may play a role in reducing arthritis pain or do the opposite – making the pain even worse. Some arthritis patients experience relief when eating a nutritous, well balanced diet (oily fish, fruits, vegetables and whole grains) and flare up when eating simple carbohydrates and fatty foods. Bananas, sweet peppers and soy products also may help.

Proper Body Mechanics: Body positioning during everyday movements can have a profound effect on joint stress resulting in pain. To minimize the stress on your joints throughout the day, maintain good posture, bend at the knees when picking things up, and be sure your work space provides adequate support for your neck, back, forearms and upper legs.

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

Exercise

Exercise Essential For A Healthy Heart

Very few of our jobs today require vigorous exercise. We ride elevators, drive to work, use computers, and sit at home watching TV. Many of the activities we participate in require very little exercise. However, most of us are becoming more and more aware of how important exercise is to our cardiovascular system. A well designed and convenient program of exercise can help maintain a healthy heart and bring more energy into daily activities. Brisk and sustained exercise, especially interval type training contributes most to a healthy heart. It improves the efficiency of the heart and the amount of oxygen that the body can utilize in a given amount of time. To improve the efficiency of your heart and lungs, as well as to burn off extra calories, exercise must be brisk enough to raise the heart and breathing rate, sustained (performed at least 20 to 30 minutes without interruption), and regular (usually at least 3 or more times a week). Walking is an easy way to begin an exercise program because it does not require special facilities or equipment other than good, supportive shoes and a safe place to walk.

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

Summer Swimming Safety

Summer Swimming Safety

Should you really wait an hour to swim after eating? The old advice about swimming after eating has a small grain of truth, especially for the serious swimmer. But for most of us who just splash around or relax on a float, having a full stomach won’t hurt us.Although it is true that digestion diverts large amounts of blood to the stomach, which can theoretically cause cramps during vigorous exertion, swimming at a normal level after a light meal poses no appreciable danger. Instead focus more on the far more likely concerns, such as the following avoidable diving accidents:When jumping into unknown water always jump feet first.

  • While at the beach don’t dive toward the bottom of oncoming waves or with your back to them.
  • Always body surf with your hands ahead of you.
  • While in a swimming pool, test the diving board’s spring before using it.
  • Diving off its side is dangerous, only dive straight ahead and never into an

    above ground pool or the shallow end.

  • Nine out of ten diving injuries occur in six feet of water or less.

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

Neck Pain

Dealing With Neck Pain

If you’re suffering from chronic neck pain, you definitely know it. An estimated 7 in 10 adults develop it at some point in their lives. The big question of course, is what can you do about it? Fortunately neck pain is effectively treated with chiropractic care. In fact, recent guidelines on neck pain recommend spinal manipulation as treatment. It is also important to recognize that exercises 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 muscle fatigue. As you get comfortable with this movement progress to range of motion movements 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

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.

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

Spinal Care Class

Our next Spinal Health Care Class is Wednesday June 28 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