Archive for October 2012

Inversion Therapy

A spinal disc lies between each set of vertebrae and is similar to a sponge. As such, it depends on your body movement to squeeze nutrient-rich fluid in and out of its structure. When discs are damaged by trauma, disease or other causes, that necessary motion can be reduced. Just as a sponge would, the disc may lose hydration and shrink a bit, bringing the bones closer together. This narrowing speeds the natural degeneration of aging and often results in back pain, stiffness and inflexibility.

Inversion therapy essentially refers to the therapeutic use of remaining upside down in order to relieve back pain. There are several different ways to do this including gravity boots and inversion tables. The use of inversion therapy undoubtedly help relieve back pain. Read More→

Lower Back Exercises Designed to Strengthen Your Lower Back

These exercises are designed to strengthen your lower back and should only be performed under the recommendation and supervision of a licensed chiropractor.

Do each exercise 5 times, twice daily.

1. Lie flat on the floor in a relaxed position.  Bring your right knee toward your chest, clasping your hands around the knee.  Pull your right knee toward your chest firmly and, at the same time, forcefully straighten the left leg.  Hold for 3-5 seconds. Relax tension.  Do 5 times.  Repeat same procedure with opposite leg. Repeat 5 times or as recommended. Read More→

Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s Elbow is a condition that falls under the category of a Cumulative Trauma Disorder.  Although the pain associated with this condition comes from inflammation, the souce of the inflammation must be treated in order to have a full recovery.

The most common cause of Golfer’s Elbow is chronic muscular contraction which is brought on by overuse.  The constant “tugging” on the tendons can reduce the already poor circulation to the tendons.  The tendons then become inflamed and, eventually, scar tissue forms reducing flexibility and strength in the soft tissues.

The only effective way to recover from a problem related to tendonitis is to address the source of the strain.  Chiropractic adjustments are used to correct any mechanical problems that may be associated with the joints of the wrist, elbow, or shoulder.  Reduction of the chronic muscle tightness and spasm is achieved with a muscle therapy technique know as ACTIVE RELEASERead More→

Neck Exercises Designed to Strenghten Your Neck

These exercises are designed to strengthen your neck and should only be performed under the recommendation and supervision of a licensed chiropractor.

Do each exercise 5 times, twice daily.

1.  Tilt head forward and backward as far as possible.

2.  Tilt head toward shoulder keeping shoulder stationary.

3. Turn head from side to side as far as possible. Read More→