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

Sitting

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

Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

Often we hear of professional athletes suffering a traumatic, possibly career ending, injury. The public debate on whether or not they can resume play can go on for weeks. However, it isn’t only the professionals that sustain injuries while practicing the sport they love. Weekend warriors, amateur athletes and those living active lives also run the risk of getting hurt. Most of the time, with a proper warm up, awareness to form and appropriate equipment, athletes of all are able to play safely. Yet, injuries can happen when you least expect it due to an accident or even an underlying condition that may necessitate treatment.

How Do Sports Injuries Happen?

Sports and exercise are great ways to keep healthy, but there are often risks involved. Most often, excessive training, inappropriate training methods or perilous exercise equipment can be a cause of injury, but structural abnormalities and muscle imbalances/weakness can also be culprits leading to injury, including the ankles, knees, elbows, shoulder or spine.

Commonly, sports injuries are caused by traumatic force to a joint in motion causing hyperextension or hyperflexion. Such injury, and others, may cause significant pain and debilitation taking you away from the sports that you enjoy. Chiropractors, as musculoskeletal experts, can help prevent and manage sports-related injuries.

Chiropractic Treatment for Sports Injuries

Chiropractors are trained to assess, diagnose and manage sports-related injuries. In fact, through a comprehensive history and physical examination, chiropractors can help determine the cause of pain and dysfunction as well as recommend an appropriate plan of management. Conservative care offered by chiropractors, dependent on the injury and mechanism, may include joint manipulation and mobilization, soft tissue therapies, adjunct modalities, rehabilitation and individualized exercises and lifestyle advice to restore proper function, enhance healing of damaged tissue and reduce pain. Chiropractors can also help, in partnership, determine the best strategy to return to play.

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

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

Most people are not aware that the chiropractic philosophy of staying well, as well as getting well by natural means, dates back to ancient Greece. Holism, manipulation and natural healing all were emphasized by Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine”. He said “Nature must heal; the physician can only remove the obstruction” and “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite to many diseases”. Heridicus, a contemporary of Hippocrates, was the first great drugless healer and the “Father of Kinesiology”. He conditioned athletes and ill people through therapeutic manipulation and exercise and was so successful that Aristotle once complained; “He made old men young and prolonged their lives too greatly”. Over two thousand years later, wellness has become a critical focus of health care efforts, treatment and research. Chiropractors specialize in the treatment and maintenance of the muscle, nerve and skeletal systems of your body so that you are pain free and feeling well and also so that you can maintain an active lifestyle and enjoy a high quality of life.

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

Disc

Sometimes Discs Can Be A Real Pain!

They may slip, slide, herniate, or rupture but they have an important job to do. Often likened to shock absorbers, intervertebral discs act as cushions to keep the vertebrae from rubbing against one another. Made up of a tough outer layer and a gelatin-like center, they are held in place with ligaments. But what happens when you have a slipped, torn, ruptured or herniated disc (terms for the same condition)? Sometimes cracks develop in the outer disc layer. When this happens, some of the material in the disc center may leak or bulge and press on spinal nerves and cause pain. The two most common areas for disc involvement are the cervical (neck) area and the lumbar (low Back) spine. Disc problems in the lumbar spine are the most common cause of lower back pain. General wear and tear, traumatic injury to a lumbar disc and chronic improper lifting techniques are common causes. However, it is natural for discs to degenerate with age, so any type of strain or twisting movement can cause damage. A genetic predisposition may also exist. Disc problems respond well to chiropractic care and are one of the biggest conditions we treat.

Fairport Chiropractic
1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Spinal Column

Your Spinal Column

The Backbone Of Whole Body Health

Your spine has three basic functions. The first is support, the second is to protect your spinal cord and the third is movement. Chiropractic care helps with all three. Your spine is composed of 24 moveable vertebrae, the sacrum (the triangle shaped bone at the base) and the coccyx or tailbone. They form an S shaped curve that works like a spring and absorbs shock. These vertebrae are wider and sturdier at the middle and lower back to support your center of gravity. They narrow at the neck where they carry less weight. Along with muscles and tissues which connect and stabilize them, these vertebral bones provide the framework which keeps you upright. The spinal cord is an extension of your brain which runs through a canal in the center of the spine. Within this cord are millions of bundles of nerves which branch out of the foramin (holes between the vertebrae), sending and receiving information which controls and coordinates the organ systems, functions and cells of your entire body. Nature has packaged this incredible message system in a casing of bone, your spine. Sometimes one of these vertebrae can slip or twist out of line, and the size or shape of the opening where the nerve comes through can change. This is a condition known as vertebral subluxation, which can result in pressure, obstruction or irritation to the nerves and related tissues and structures. Even chronic muscular contraction and tension can alter this normal nerve supply. The basis of the science and art of chiropractic care is correcting and maintaining this normal nerve supply from the brain to all parts of the body. Our expertise is to recognize and correct any structural or muscular interference with this intricate pathway.

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

Did You Know

Did You Know…

· Low back pain affects approximately 80% of adults at some time

during their lives

· Back symptoms are among the 10 leading reasons for a person to

visit an emergency care facility.

· Back pain will become chronic in 5 to 10 percent of those who suffer.

· Back symptoms are the most common cause of disability for persons

under the age of 45.

Fairport Chiropractic
1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Spine Pathway Program

Community Spine Pathway Program

I would like to update you on additional training we are participating in. Excellus has begun a Community Spine Pathway Program. We have been invited to participate and have completed the live training modules and are beginning to incorporate it into our practice. It is a multidisciplinary approach based on the latest research to give providers additional skills to be a primary spine practitioner. The program is based on:

  1. Research based approaches to history, prognosis and treatment recommendations.
  2. Motivational interviewing and communication emphasizing self directed care.
  3. Accurate / quick triage for surgical and pain intervention consults.
  4. Knowledge of manipulation and exercise.
  5. Knowledge of appropriate use of medications.
  6. Knowledge of the full spectrum of diagnostics and treatment options to effectively and efficiently coordinate care.

Fairport Chiropractic
1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724