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Chiropractors put your best foot forward

Posted on: July 14th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Foot chiropractor Little to many people realize that chiropractors handle more than just back pain and problems.  No, on the contrary you’ll find chiropractors in demand and useful in other areas that their expertise calls for.

One of these is the feet.  The feet are not to be underestimated in regard to thte overall health and well being of the individual.  The feet support the body throughout the day and take continual pressure and punishment of tens of thousands of pounds of impact, twisting, turning, jumping, running,.  The toll on the feet can be astonishing as well as the connective tissue.  Muscles, tendons, bones, ligaments all go into action when the feet are in operation.  Let one of the dozen or so bones go wrong from toes to ankles and you have a person unable to walk or function.

That’s where the chiropractor comes in.  The doctor has to know the body up and down and just what bones go where and how much damage is done.  A full professional analysis is done and then the chiropractor then makes their assessment as to what is going on and then plans for the regimen to remedy the situation.  This is delicate because the foot is a marvel of engineering.  It has so much designed into it to cover so much that it takes an expert to figure out what is going on and how to fix it.

A foot out of place, especially in the ankle can cause havoc to the hips, sacrum, spine, neck.  It might snot look like it but it’s true.  Only a chiropractor can determine this but that’s why they’re chosen.  They have to do the detective work not you.

Once it’s determined what the problem is the real technical stuff happens.  Your chiropractor knows each bone, the stress levels it can take and how it interacts with the foot structure.  Alignment and mending are imperative here as one mistake can mean a person will have to start all over again.  The chiropractor will wait to see if surgery is recommended by your primary physician.  If not then they’ll work with your primary to see how chiropractic techniques can help.  Careful observation will be used so that your doctors can assess things each step of the way to map out and record the most successful strategies.

Overall, foot care is indeed part of a professional chiropractor’s work.  Getting it done right means a healthier you.

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What Are You Doing That’s Causing Back Pain?

Posted on: July 1st, 2014 by admin No Comments

back pain chiropracticChronic back pain is the bane of the existence of millions of people worldwide. They suffer from it and often don’t realize that there’s something they can do to prevent it. Looking at what you are doing to that is causing your back pain is the first step.

First of all lets realize that the back is a combination of bone, muscle, tendons, ligaments. One thing out of step and the rest can cascade into pain. We often see injury from accidents, fights, disease as causes of back pain and that’s true but there are things one can watch out for, keep away from and prevent such back pain from occurring in the first place.

Posture. Posture is the most important thing regarding the prevention of back pain. We slouch too much and that means we put our backs in jeopardy. Far too often people are unaware of posture. They used to teach it in schools just for this primary reason. Standing straight when walking or running, sitting or in any activity where the body is upright is important. It allows for the body to circulate blood more evenly, relieves gravity stress on other parts of the body that can lead to a collapse and back pain. Without proper posture you’re in danger 24/7.

Lounging. When we relax we lay down or sink into a soft chair. Sometimes outside we’ll crash out on the ground or up against a tree or wall. Without proper positioning this can lead to misalignment and subsequently serious back pain. Back pain from misalignment coming from lounging and relaxing can creep up on a person. They don’t realize it at the time but little by little that problem grows until it manifests itself into pain.

Improper form. There is a way to pick something up, exercise, or handle objects about. Without proper form one can throw one’s back out or work the wrong muscle and bone groups that will lead to serious problems. This is of utmost importance because this is one of the leading causes of back injury outside of accidents and disease. Learn how to lift an object or handle a heavy object properly.

Stress. Sometimes back pain is caused by nothing more than our own minds. The stress of daily living can take a toll on a body and the back and neck are the first to go. This kind of back pain calls for a chiropractor to handle as they’ll be able to look at all the tests involved and determine if a back problem is physical or mental. It takes fine tuned skills to do this and that’s why you go to a certified chiropractor instead of some know-it-all.

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