The Atlas and Axis are tiny bones that have a very important job.
Because the cervical spine is so flexible, it is quite susceptible to injury. When you hear about whiplash injuries sustained in a car crash, these two vertebrae are often involved. When you stop to consider that this relatively small area of the spine supports the head, it is easy to understand how abrupt head movement could cause damage, let alone a car crash with a violent head jerk!
If you or anyone you know has been in a car accident or had a trauma, regardless fo the severity, it is a good idea to have your spine checked for damage. Call today to schedule a chiropractic examination.
You're going to have habits anyway why not make them good ones? You really are strong enough to change bad habits into good ones!
Habits: good and bad, we all have them. Our good habits serve us well. Our bad habits hold us back, create more stress in our lives and make us miserable in the long run. Consciously choosing to replace something we know we shouldn't do with something good for us is a wonderful thing--especially if it advances our health.
To the right of your bad habit, think of an alternative behavior to each one and write it down. Next to your replacement habit, list some of the positive emotions or feelings that would result by substituting the good for the bad.
Exercise is a great tool to help you break bad habits. Exercise makes you feel better about yourself, which reinforces the benefits of exercising and makes you more likely to exercise again. As you become healthier and fitter, you'll also become more productive and less likely to resume those old, bad habits.
Be easy on yourself as you make small changes in your life a little at a time. Breaking bad habits takes time and discipline.
It's like the chicken and egg question... when to use ice, and when to use heat. Don't make an injury worse by making the wrong choice!
Virgin? EVOO? Does it matter? Are the differences in olive oil important, or purely cosmetic? Find out what all those olive oil descriptions mean to you.
Call today for a Nutrition Response Testing Analysis. Not only will the organs and systems that are not functioning at 100% be identified, but we will be able to determine the precise dietary requirements your body needs in order to restore optimum health.
If you're drinking enough water, you're halfway there... now find out which water is best. Proper hydration is at the core of wellness, so take time to get it right!
Bottled WaterUsually of better quality, bottled water comes from many sources. Normally it is labeled as having come from a particular source, such as a spring, glacier, spa or even a filtered and ozonated public water supply. Even though consistent labeling regulations are not in place, read the label.
Mineral WaterThis is a type of spring water that means that the mineral content of the water has not been altered. Plus, to be called "natural spring water" it cannot be extracted from a spring, but must flow freely from its source and bottled at that location.
Sparkling WaterThis is water with dissolved carbon dioxide, either from its natural source or added during the bottling process. Interestingly, carbon dioxide is a waste product that your body removes with each breath. Carbonated beverages (especially with added sugars!) may taste good, but aren't very good for you.
Distilled WaterThis is the purest form of water that is collected from condensing the steam from boiling water. Most of the minerals and pollutants have been left behind, leaving a tasteless, often acidic, liquid. Absent from distilled water are the important electrolytes that are essential for proper function.
Drinking enough of the right kind is important for good health.
A lot of attention is focused on men and hypertension, but women get high blood pressure too. Women have unique needs when it comes to high blood pressure.
How can you be sure that you get enough folic acid?
While folic acid supplements can be helpful, several foods are known to be high in folate, including citrus fruits, asparagus, brussels sprouts, spinach, baked beans, brown rice, chickpeas, kidney beans and lentils. Items rarely featured at your local fast food establishment or the frozen food aisle at your supermarket!
Ask about specific Whole Food supplementation that provides sufficient Folic acid in an easily digestible form. We make supplementation easy and clear. Nutrition Response Testing will accurately determine the specific nutrients your body needs to restore health. Call for a consultation today!
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Fortunately, a recent study offers hope to sciatica patients: chiropractic care can speed the recovery from sciatica flare ups and allow patients to return to work sooner (2).
The study evaluated 44 Norwegian workers after they came to the hospital with severe sciatica pain. Most of those patients had been experiencing pain for three or more weeks prior to their hospital visit.
The hospital chiropractor examined each patient to evaluate his/her posture and gait, range of motion, and palpation of the lumbar spine.
The chiropractic then performed various joint adjustments to the spine and other limbs that had been injured through patients compensating for pain. Ice treatment was also used to relieve soft tissue soreness.Patients were treated daily in the hospital and later three times a week for the first two weeks. Some patients needed additional follow-up treatment but typically did not exceed 14 treatments.
In matter of 21 days, 91% of patients returned to work full-time. Two patients returned to work part time. Researchers concluded this study demonstrates the potent benefits of collaboration between chiropractors and orthopedic surgeons. Chiropractic care can put an end to your sciatica pain so you can begin living your life fully again.
Posted in chiropractic, Chiropractic News, Sciatica, sciatica treatment, Understanding Sciatica
- Arana E, Marti-Bonmati L, Vega M, et al. Relationship between low back pain, disability, MR imaging findings and health care provider. Skeletal Radiology 2006;35(9):641-7.
- Orlin JR, Didriksen A. Results of chiropractic treatment of lumbopelvic fixation in 44 patients admitted to an orthopedic department. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007;30:135-139.