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Chiropractic Care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

wrist-pain-treatmentValuable Particulars About Chiropractic Care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Technological up-gradation has undoubtedly gifted humanity with convenience and expediency. But the health hazards that accompanied such advancement can’t be kept apart. An unavoidable physical menace that is vitally victimizing human race and are related with this progression after-math is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS).

Major suffers of which are those engaged with continuous phenomenon of typing or have to work in front of computers. Other causes that may lead a person to this traumatic malady involves:

Wrist pain or fracture
Hormonal causes
Rheumatoid arthritis
Fluid retention, etc.

carpal-tunnel-of-the-armCapable means of treating this pain can’t be compared with any other kind of curative other than chiropractic care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Actually, the median nerve (or the pinched nerve) is one that connects a person’s forearm with neck and shoulder. In the process of connecting the nerves in between the wrist and neck, it runs down the carpal tunnel.

Detailed process of diagnosis shows that the entire built-up almost appears like a tunnel enclosure. Where, the upper part is stapled with carpal bones and the ground with slanting carpal ligament.

Whenever any sort of hassle occurs in the proper functionality of this entire accumulation of nerves and bones, outcome is unavoidable pain and soreness.

As chiropractic care is popular for its spinal manipulation technique, end most result is utmost relief for a prolonged time span. Chief symptoms that confirms the occurrence of CTS involves:

Immense pain and numbness in wrist (paresthesia)
Burning itchiness in the palm
Swollen fingers
Paralysis, etc.

american-chiropractic-association-2Medicinal or surgical remedies may help the patient to enjoy temporary relief. But there is no assurance that it would be risk-free or will be devoid of any side-effects. At this point, responsible role of chiropractic care is vast. Such healing process gets deeper into the reasons behind the pain. Hence, the treating course gets determined accordingly. As a result of which the victim gets to enjoy a pain-relived life full of mobility and flexibility.

Furthermore, a wider number of people are continuously getting attached with the advantageous healing procedures of chiropractic treatment. This in turn approves the proficiency and coherency of a professional and experienced chiropractor. In this aspect, benefits that are worth mentioning while discussing chiropractic remedies for CTS involve:


How to Choose the Best Chiropractor

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

bradenton-fl-chiropractor-grappin-chiropractic-care-3Top Tips on Choosing the Best Chiropractor

Before starting chiropractic treatment, it is a good idea to arrange a telephone interview or ask for an in-office consultation to learn more about the chiropractor, the clinic, and the techniques offered.

Sometimes, the chiropractor will request a personal consultation to discuss such details.

For most people seeking chiropractic care, it is important to feel comfortable and have a good relationship with the chiropractor and the clinic. This can go a long way in gaining a positive treatment experience. Consider the things that would make you feel most comfortable and use these as part of your judgment. This may mean how long you have to wait for appointments, how easy it is to get hold of your chiropractor or the location of the clinic.

chiropractic-neck-adjustmentAnswering your own questions is also a crucial part in the decision process. Some things you may want to consider asking include:

Is the chiropractor friendly and polite?
Do you feel comfortable talking with the chiropractor?
Does the chiropractor fully answer all of your questions?
Does the chiropractor listen to your explanation of symptoms and treatment preferences?
How many years has the chiropractor been in practice?

If it makes you feel more comfortable, you may also want to conduct some background research on the chiropractor. It is your body; you can take as long as you need to decide on which chiropractor will be treating you.


What to Do When You’re Feeling Anxious

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

relaxation-breathing-techniquesExhale and Relax

It’s really that simple. Exhale and relax. Just exhale and relax.

Sounds simple, but for some, it’s not that easy.

This breathing technique I am about to teach you has been used successfully to relax countless times by actors, public speakers, and singers. It is taught in meditation, yoga, Pilates, performing arts, martial arts, boxing, birthing, and archery. For more than 20 years in my Hypnotherapy practice I taught it to new non-smokers and people with anxiety issues.


neck-pain-strainBecause it doesn’t matter what age, gender, or body type, we are all built the same way.

If you take short breaths high up into the chest due to anxiety or panic (or from years of inhaling tobacco smoke), well, the lungs are held rigid by the rib cage, there’s no room for the lungs to move up there, and it can start to feel like the walls are closing in.

Have you ever felt like you can’t seem to catch your breath no matter how much air you gulp in? You are inhaling and inhaling, but it feels like you just can’t get in enough air, and your heart is racing.

By now your Sympathetic Nervous System has kicked in, adrenaline is pumping through your veins, your shoulders are raised and tense. Your body is getting ready to lunge or jump out of the way… not getting ready to give a speech.

Professional vocalists know all that upper chest breathing and tension in the shoulders would greatly affect your ability to concentrate and vocalize in a relaxed tone.

Do you ever see the shoulders of a Newsperson move when they are reading the News? No. But they are breathing. And they seem pretty relaxed.

breathing-techsThe professional vocalist or wind instrument musician breathes the exact opposite way the person having a panic attack does.

The key to enhancing the ability to relax naturally, is to breathe horizontally, not vertically.

To do this, professionals are taught to focus on exhaling more than on inhaling more, using the diaphragm muscles of the abdomen, also known as the “belly breath”.

The only way to make words or music is by exhaling… and for as long as possible, to make as much sustained sound as possible.

Also, the longer a person exhales, the more time the lungs have to snatch oxygen from that breath, a secondary health benefit. Only about 45% of the oxygen is absorbed from each normal breath, and this is a way to increase that.

In order to exhale more than the average person would, the professional tenses their diaphragm muscles to squeeze out the air from the bottom of the lungs, so that on the next inhale, more fresh air enters the lungs that would have with a shallower breath.

So to get more air in, first you have to get more air out.

Breathing in this manner not only gives a person more oxygen, more air to vocalize or play a wind instrument, but it also activates the Parasympathetic Nervous System, the part of you that controls your relaxation response, helps you get to sleep, and stay asleep all night. When you are sleeping, your body is primarily using your diaphragm muscles to breathe, and that’s what you mimic.


Symptoms and Treatment of Whiplash

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

back-pain-whiplashWhiplash Injuries: Symptoms and Treatment

The unfortunate reality of our mobile society is that there are fewer licensed drivers that have never been in an automobile accident. The more years of driving experience a person has, the more likely it is they have been involved in some sort of car accident. The U.S. Census Bureau last estimated that $10.2 million motor vehicle accidents occurred in 2008 alone. These accidents, ranging from minor fender benders to full-on collisions, are leading contributors to whiplash and concussions treated by chiropractors and physicians throughout the US. There is a rising number of bicyclists on the roadways, and whiplash caused by car accidents can be attributed to car-to-bicycle collisions.

Whiplash, car accident related or not, happens when the sudden change in the body’s velocity stretches the muscles and ligaments in the neck beyond normal range. It can occur to both motorists and cyclists involved in collisions. Anybody suffering from symptoms of whiplash should seek whiplash treatment from a chiropractor to help ease pain and stiffness and decrease risk of long-term damage.

To understand the importance of whiplash treatment, read on for information on its causes, symptoms and diagnosis.

car-accident-injuriesWhiplash: The Causes

There are many different causes of whiplash. Car accident injuries are the most common, but sports injuries, bicycle crashes and other accidents can also result in similar neck pain and stiffness.

In an accident where a car is side-swiped, for example, the impact causes the body to fly to the side quickly, with the head following the body’s movements. Sudden stopping of the car flings the head to the other side, often resulting in the head hitting a window. This can leave the spine and soft tissues in the neck unstable, requiring a series of chiropractic appointments for whiplash treatment, or maybe even medical treatment for concussion.


Health Benefits of an Alkaline Diet

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

healthy-vegetablesAlkaline Diet – A Great Cure for Healing and Rejuvenating Your Body

Our body is balanced when the pH content is at the desirable level. Those of you who are not familiar with the pH content, all you need to know is that it stands for – the power of Hydrogen.

Our body needs a desired amount of hydrogen content to prevent inflammation inside us.

pH levels range between 1 to 14 where 7 is said to be the perfect level. When the pH content of your body is less than 7, it means that you are acidic. A pH level more than 7 signifies alkalinity. Doctors suggest a pH level that is slightly above 7 for the optimum functioning of our bodies.

How to find out the pH level in your body?
You can do the simple litmus paper test as soon as you wake up in the morning. You can do the test on your urine or your saliva to determine your pH level. If the pH level is below seven, you are acidic, and if the number is above seven you are more inclined towards alkalinity.

top-headache-remedyWhat are the symptoms of low Alkalinity?
Some of the symptoms of low alkalinity in the body include
• Insomnia
• Frequent fatigues and headaches
• Water retention
• Low blood pressure
• Depression
• Unhealthy hair, skin and nails
• Gastritis and dry skin

Why you need an alkaline diet?
The massive levels of stress that we experience every day and our unhealthy lifestyle are the prime culprits that make our bodies for acidic. Alkaline diets ensure the vitality of our body, keeps the cells and tissues healthy and supply and prevent inflammation. An acidic body is prone to many ailments such as irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, reproductive disorders, arthritis and even cancer. The Alkaline diet strengthens the skeletal system preventing illnesses such as osteoporosis.


Five Tips to Happiness

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

salmon-healthy-protein5 Tips to Be Naturally Happier

It’s just about everyone’s life goal to be happy. But how do we achieve it? Life is a journey and finding happiness is generally the goal for most people. Don’t turn to drugs and alcohol though; here are 5 tips to be naturally happier.


Food can be a tricky pattern to break. Those fast food chains are usually easier to turn to than cooking at home. But the cliché “you are what you eat” is definitely true. Instead of eating fatty, non-nutritious foods, you want to be eating fresh fruits, nuts, vegetables and lean meats. This kind of diet will leave you feeling lighter, more energized and believe it or not, happier.

Meal prepping (where you make all your meals for the week in one day) can make this kind of diet much easier to achieve. But everyone is different, for some cooking alone can be a fun hobby that will also increase your happiness factor.

animal-shelter_volunteerAchieving something

A sense of achievement is definitely a happiness factor in life. We want to be moving forward, getting things done and reaching goals.

For some this can come from their work life, but for others you will need to step out of the office to reach that sense of achievement.

So what can you do to get that good feeling of achievement?

animal-shelterHere are a few ideas:

  • Volunteer at a local kids group/soup kitchen/animal shelter
  • Help out a stranger if the opportunity arises
  • Make a goal like losing weight and seeing it through
  • Save money and then spoil yourself with something you have always wanted
  • Start a new project like a YouTube channel or website
  • Pay off debts like credit cards or personal loans.

Depending on where you are at in life even making the bed and having a shower can give you a sense of achievement, so don’t write off the little things in life, they all can add up to naturally boosting your happiness.


Care for Common Sports Injuries

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

chronic-back-pain-causesCommon Sports Injuries and What Causes Them

Most sports persons will suffer some type of sports injury at some time or the other. This is because those who participate in competitive sports tend to push themselves to the limit, in the process straining their muscles. Luckily, most sports injuries are not very serious and can be treated easily.

Here are three of the most common sports injuries and what causes them:

Lower Back Strain

Lower back strain is one of the most common sports injuries and it can be caused by several different factors. It can occur due to sudden movements or sudden, excessive twists to the sides. Lower back strain can also occur when you life something that is very heavy or when doing the wrong movements with an unfamiliar sport.

Sports persons who have weak back muscles can be particularly prone to suffering from lower back strain.

injury-physical-therapyMuscle Pull

A muscle pull feels exactly as it sounds- as if the muscle is being pulled. This happens when the muscle fibers and tissues get stretched beyond their capability. This usually happens when the muscle is subjected to sudden excessive force.

Overuse, fatigue, strain or falling down are other factors that can cause muscle pull.

The most effective way to prevent a muscle pull is to spend enough time warming up and stretching every muscle before you start your sports activity.

Maintaining some sort of schedule also helps lessen the likelihood of a muscle pull.


Dealing with Shortness of Breath

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

breathing-inhalerDealing With Sudden Episodes of Shortness of Breath

With COPD, there are many things that can cause difficult breathing, or shortness of breath. Different things trigger short breathing in different people, but sometimes it just seems to happen for no reason. What can you do if this happens?

First, do your best to stay calm. I know, it’s very challenging to stay calm when it seems like there is no air. Practice your Pursed-lip breathing, and try this mantra: slowly say to yourself, “I’m breathing in… I’m breathing out”.

If you have a quick relief inhaler, use it. If you wear oxygen, put it on. Do a quick scan of your surroundings: is there anything there that could have triggered this?

If you have accompanying chest pain, or your breathlessness is getting worse by the second, call Emergency Services right away. If you can stand, assume the position: hands on a chair back, or on a table or counter, leaning slightly forward. This expands the rib cage, allowing you to exhale excess carbon dioxide, and to take in a bigger breath of fresh air.

There are many factors that can cause shortness of breath. It’s important to know what can cause these frightening episodes. Often, it’s not so much a physical trigger, but a lack of best practices.

asthma-medicationsFor example:

(1) Did you take your medications and inhalers today? Often, people with a good maintenance routine feel good and forget to take their maintenance inhalers, or other important drugs.

(2) Were you doing too much at once? COPD tends to slow people down. Then, on a feel-good day, said person will try and catch up on all the things that didn’t get done in the past week. Remember to pace yourself with all of your daily activities.


Why Vitamin D is Important for Type 2 Diabetes

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

vitamin-d-foodsType 2 Diabetes – Vitamin D Levels Are Linked to the Health of Blood Vessels

Heart and blood vessel disease is probably the most worrisome complication of Type 2 diabetes.

In May of 2017, the online journal PLOS ONE reported on a study showing vitamin D is essential for forming new cells to line the inside of the vessels transporting blood throughout the entire body.

Scientists at Tel Aviv University and several other research facilities in Israel recruited fifty-one people who had been previously diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The scientists removed from the participants, bone marrow cells destined to grow and develop into cells that would line the inside of blood vessels and produced them either with or without vitamin D. One week later the cells grown with vitamin D were healthier and better developed than those grown without the vitamin.

vitamin-d-supplementIn those diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, pre-blood vessel cells are often unable to repair blood vessels and function adequately once in place. The inability to restore themselves can lead to coronary artery disease, a problem for many Type 2 diabetics.

Not surprisingly, recent studies have shown vitamin D to have a healing effect on the heart and blood vessels.

The investigators suggested more research is needed to indicate how vitamin D affects future blood vessel cells in their early stages.


How Chiropractic Care Can Help After an Accident

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

car-accident-injuryHow Important Is Chiropractic Care If You Have Been in a Car Accident?

Once major traumatic injuries such as broken bones, lacerations, contusions, and internal injuries have been ruled out by the EMTs it is equally as important to look at possible problems which have occurred in your musculoskeletal system. (Soft tissue damage and misalignment issues).

Often times following an accident your body may be in shock. It is producing dopamine and other chemicals in the brain in order for you to be able to function and you may not feel the damage, pain or soreness yet.

Though pain following a car accident can be felt anywhere in the body, the most common are neck injuries due to the way we are anchored into our vehicles. Though we are strapped in by the body, our heads have to remain mobile. When a car or truck is hit, your neck is whipped in one direction then back the other way. Hyperflexion-hyperextension injuries can affect the soft tissues in the neck as well as intervertebral discs and joint capsules.

Whiplash can be the result.

whiplash_injuryWhiplash may present itself in the following ways:
Neck pain and Back Pain
Arm pain or numbness
Feeling like you may pass out
Lack of clear thought
Jaw issues

Even Depression can be a side effect from a whiplash injury.

Chiropractors are musculoskeletal specialists. Seeing one as soon as you are able to following an accident can help you to heal as expediently as possible while minimizing damage. They will perform a thorough exam and physical assessment including X-rays. If they feel you will benefit from an immediate adjustment they will do so at that time as well as set the best course of treatment going forward. After even a minor accident, the curvatures in the spine are straightened, especially the neck or cervical spine. The soft tissues may heal (often with scar tissue), but the spinal curvature remains straightened. Over time, this may cause osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease. This may be prevented if you get your spine evaluated after an injury.