|September 2017 Health Newsletter
SPORTS INJURY MONTH!!
SPORTS INJURIES CAN BE HELPED BY
JOINTS OF THE BODY CAN LOSE THEIR
NORMAL MOTION AND POSITION LEADING TO
SYMPTOMS OF PAIN, SWELLING AND LOSS OF
MANY PEOPLE ARE SURPRISED TO LEARN
THAT JOINT PAIN IN THE HAND, WRISTS,
ELBOW, SHOULDER, ANKLE OR KNEE CAN
OFTEN BE HELPED BY CHIROPRACTIC CARE.
SPORTS INJURIES ARE COMMON IN TODAY'S
DUE TO INCREASES IN
ATHLETE'S SIZE, SPEED, POWER AND
STRENGTH, GREATER STRESS IS PLACED
UPON THE ATHLETE'S MUSCLES, TENDONS
THE KEY TO PROPERLY TREATING A
SPORTS INJURY IS TO IDENTIFY
THE COMPLETE CAUSE NOT SIMPLY TO
TREAT THE INJURED AREA.
WHEN JOINT FUNCTION IS IMPAIRED, THERE
IS REDUCED RANGE OF MOTION,
INFLAMMATION, CALCIUM BUILDUP AND SCAR
TISSUE. THIS CAN BE CAUSED FROM
REPETITIVE MOTIONS, IMPROPER SITTING,
OVEREXERTION, IMPROPER LIFTING
TECHNIQUES, SLIPS, FALLS, ACCIDENTS AND
AWARENESS OF THESE
TYPES OF PROBLEMS HAS BECOME MORE
COMMON WITH TERMS LIKE
"TENNIS ELBOW," RUNNER'S KNEE"
"FROZEN SHOULDER" AND "CARPAL TUNNEL
THE TRADITONAL TREATMENT OF THESE
PROBLEMS CAN INVOLVE SPLINTING THE
JOINT TO REDUCE MOVEMENT, PAIN
MEDICATIONS, MUSCLE RELAXANTS,
STEROID INJECTIONS AND EVEN SURGERY.
WHAT ELSE CAN BE DONE?
TODAY, A MORE COMMON SENSE APPROACH
IS BEING TAKEN. JOINT MOBILIZATION, LIKE
CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR THE SPINE IS
BEING USED IN THE CARE OF ELBOWS
WRISTS AND OTHER JOINTS OF THE BODY.
HELPING TO RESTORE NORMAL RANGE OF
MOTION TO JOINTS THAT HAVE BECOME
"LOCKED UP", "JAMMED", OR INJURED SEEMS
TO IMPROVE BLOOD CIRCULATION, REDUCE
SCAR TISSUE AND SPEED THE HEALING
DR. SPAINHOWER IS A SPORTS INJURY
SPECIALIST AND IS UNIQUELY TRAINED TO
DETECT AND HELP RESTORE PROPER JOINT
FUNCTION OF THE SPINE AND EXTREMITIES.
WE ALSO HAVE AVAILABLE AT OUR CLINIC
STATE OF THE ART PHYSIOTHERAPY
PROCEDURES SUCH AS: LASER, ULTRA
SOUND, INTERFERIENTIAL THERAPY TO HELP
SPEED THE HEALING PROCESS.
WE ALSO USE KINESIO TAPING FOR MANY
HOW KINESIO TAPING WORKS:
TAPING OF AN INJURED AREA ALLEVIATES
PAIN AND FACILITATES LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE.
BY LIFTING THE SKIN OF THE INJURED AREA
IRRITATION ARE TAKEN OFF THE AREA AND
GRADUALLY PAIN AND SWELLING ARE
ALSO AVAILABLE IN OUR TREATMENT
REGIMEN IS SOFT TISSUE MASSAGE
THERAPY AND ACUPUNCTURE.
THE CHIROPRACTIC LIFESTYLE:
FIND OUT IF YOU CAN BE HELPED WITH ANY
CONDITION INVOLVING THE SPINE OR
EXTREMITIES BY ARRANGING A
CONSULATION AND THOROUGH
AS A PATIENT AT OUR CLINIC PLEASE DON'T
FORGET TO SHARE YOUR SUCCESS STORY
JUST TELLING OTHERS ABOUT YOUR
EXPERIENCE AND PROGRESS MAY GIVE
THEM HOPE THAT THEIR CONDITION COULD
BE HELPED AS WELL!
ALSO YOU CAN TELL YOUR STORY ON
FACEBOOK OR WRITE A REVIEW ON YELP!!!
WE APPRECIATE YOUR CONFIDENCE IN US
BY REFERRING OTHERS TO
HEALTHY SPINE=HEALTHY NERVOUS
SYSTEM=HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM.
GET ADJUSTED...STAY HEALTHY!!!
AT SPAINHOWER CHIROPRACTIC WE ARE
HONORED TO SERVE OUR PATIENTS,
THEIR FAMILY & FRIENDS
COMMUNITY WITH NATURAL
"PROVIDING THE FINEST IN NATURAL HEALTHCARE TO
THE ENTIRE FAMILY FOR OVER 34 YEARS
» Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Could Help Your Low Back Pain
» Slow and Steady Is the Best Way to Lose Weight
|Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Could Help Your Low Back Pain
If you struggle with back pain, you may be surprised to learn that there’s a very popular, nonintrusive practice that could help you realize real relief. Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) programs have grown in popularity lately, but they’ve been in use all over the world for decades. As a mind-based approach to the problem, MBSR can also be used as a complement to other physical methodologies for improving back pain.
What Is MBSR?
MBSR is a mental practice whereby people discipline themselves to only focus on the present moment, not the past or future. It’s an offshoot of mindfulness meditation that shares certain tenets with cognitive behavioral therapy. Practitioners use meditation to practice “staying present” and then incorporate this ability into their everyday lives. This form of treatment usually involves some version of yoga, as well.
Does MBSR Work?
Dennis Anheyer of the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany and a team of researchers looked at seven previously published studies on MBSR. In total, these studies involved 864 patients. They concluded that participants enjoyed small improvements after MBSR treatments for short periods of time. Some studies even resulted in patients experiencing meaningful improvements to their mobility, though they didn’t necessarily last for the long term. When MBSR was paired with yoga, the results for those with disabilities and other physical limitations were even better than when MBSR was used on its own. Dr. Judith A. Turner from the University of Washington in Seattle has also studied MBSR’s benefits. She points out that, compared to other low back pain treatments (e.g. opioid medication and surgery), MBSR involves minimal risks. It can also teach patients new ways to approach their chronic pain that can help lower its perceived severity. While more research into MBSR may be necessary, there’s certainly no reason not to try it. Countless other people have over the past several decades and, as Dr. Anheyer mentioned, it’s certainly safe. He did add, though, that if you meditate or exercise, you should do so regularly.
Spinal Manipulation Helps Relieve Back Pain
Another way you can definitely experience pain relief in your low back – or any area surrounding your spinal column – is to visit your local chiropractor. Spinal manipulation is proven to work, so, after just a single adjustment from a chiropractor, many experience reduced pain and improved mobility, in many cases even after struggling with chronic pain for years.
Source:Annals of Internal Medicine, online April 25, 2017.
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|Slow and Steady Is the Best Way to Lose Weight
We all know about the story of the tortoise and the hare and how steady and consistent pacing wins the race. Well it turns out that applies to long-term weight loss as well. Individuals who lose small amounts of weight over a consistent period of time show more sustained overall weight loss than those who crash diet.
Successful Dieters Lose Consistent Amounts of Weight Weekly
Researchers out of Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA examined data on 183 overweight and obese adults who were participating in a weight loss program. The program offered meal replacement and structure for calorie monitoring and exercise. Over the course of the two-year program, the most successful dieters were those who showed a steady, consistent weight loss in the first three months, as opposed to those participants who had more variable weight loss on a week-to-week basis.
According to psychology researchers at Drexel, some participants go into the program trying to lose as much weight as possible right way. However, despite showing big losses one week, they are typically hungry and anxious and unable to sustain the diet program for more than a week or so. Frustrated, they regain some of the weight, get upset and try to lose as much as they can again, creating a cycles of losing and gaining.
Those dieters who set more modest goals typically were able to sustain their calorie and exercise goals over a prolonged period of time, leading to greater weight loss and improved health.
Consistent Behavior May Be the Key to Success
The study further showed that participants who were emotional eaters, binge eaters, or preoccupied with food at the beginning of the program tended to have greater weight loss variability and generally lost less weight overall. This suggests that effectively losing weight may have more to do with steady consistent behavior than changing one’s relationship with food.
While sometimes the best you can do is get back on track, it may be better in the long run to set modest, attainable goals rather than try to completely change beliefs and ideologies in the pursuit of improved health.
Source:Obesity. September 2017. Volume 25, Issue 9, Pages 1461–1640.
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