(VIDEO) Chiropractors treat more than back pain

Chiropractors treat more than back pain… A great video from BC Chiropractic, as part of their Let’s Talk Back series.

It’s true! Chiropractors like Dr. Burdell treat so much more than back pain. Because the spine is core to your nervous system, spinal problems can cause disturbance or disruption in any system of your body. Our wellness approach looks for the underlying causes, (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time.) This is why we have our patients complete Wellness Screening and a stress survey before we begin treatment. The information they provide plus a consultation at our office will determine the best course of action to get your body balanced and healthy.

If your life is disrupted by pain- in the back, neck, head, or limbs, chiropractic care can help you feel like yourself again. Injuries to the spine can happen at any stage of life and the reasons vary from traumatic injury, like a car crashes, to overuse in the workplace, or even chronic illness. Don’t live with the pain. Make an appointment today! 541.223.5331

Building a strong core can help you prevent back injuries. Try one of these workouts- (VIDEO) Quick Back Workout, Yoga Warm-Up, and one of our office favorites 2 min Yoga for a Healthy Back. Patients can also ask us for a copy of Back Care Yoga.

Also remember to lift heavy item properly, bend your knees and keep your back straight. This way, your leg muscles will do most of the work.

More Information:

Causes of Spinal Cord Injury – The Mayo Clinic

Prevent Back Pain – Health Finder

 

(VIDEOS) How Do Pain Relievers Work?

This is a great video that shows how and why we feel pain and how two of the most basic pain relievers work.

“Some people take aspirin or ibuprofen to treat everyday aches and pains, but how exactly do the different classes of pain relievers work? Learn about the basic physiology of how humans experience pain, and the mechanics of the medicines we’ve invented to block or circumvent that discomfort.”

While chiropractic care focuses mainly on spinal pain, the ultimate goal of chiropractic care is to help relieve pain and help restore normal function. This is our “Wellness Approach”, looking for the underlying causes of any symptoms and making whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would help “turn on the body’s natural healing ability”. If you are experience issues with pain we encourage you to contact our office for a free wellness screening.  541.223.5331

Also see this article for more information…

All those different brands, varieties, and strengths filling the shelves at the drugstore can give anyone a headache! While there may be a hundred different color boxes and bottles on the shelf, there are basically four different types of non-prescription pain-relievers, otherwise known as analgesics. Each has their benefits and drawbacks, and which works best for you will depend on your own particular health concerns. The big four are aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and naproxen. Read the full article

(VIDEO) Are We Sitting Too Much?

If you are like most modern workers you spend most of the sitting. Which leads to the question: Are you sitting too much?

This video breaks down the science of sitting for you.

Correct sitting posturerThe fact is that being seated all day is affecting you body more than you might realize. The Washington Post has a good article on “the health hazards of sitting” including heart disease, and diabetes.

Here is an article that lists Five free apps to help remind you to take a break. We also like Stretch Clock, which is a browser extension that pops up a video to remind you to get up and stretch. The default time is 60 mins, but we want to challenge you to set it for 30 mins for better results.

Other suggestions for helping you to move more during the workday are to stand when you are on the phone, try a standing desk or sit on an exercise ball, and to take a walk at lunch. Plus when you are seated, check to make sure you maintain good posture. Small changes can add up to big results.

If leading a sedentary lifestyle has lead to back or neck pain give us a call to make an appointment. 541.223.5331

(VIDEO) Quick Back Workout

We know that the next couple of weeks are going to be very busy for you. You may feel pinched for time, and tempted to skip your workouts. Or maybe you’re thinking about starting a workout after the holidays, when you have more time. Either way, we’ve found this great back workout video that you can do in 5 mins. No special equipment needed, but we do suggest a mat if you have one. Best of all this exercise will loosen and strengthen your back. So go ahead and try this quick back workout. And don’t forgot to make your holiday appointments 541.223.5331

(VIDEO) Why see a chiropractor?

Let’s Talk Back explains why you should see a chiropractor.

Some facts from the American Chiropractic Association:

“Although chiropractors care for more than just back pain, many patients visit chiropractors looking for relief from this pervasive condition.  In fact, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.

A few interesting facts about back pain:

  • Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010.
  • One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.
  • Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work.  In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.
  • Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic—meaning they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.
  • Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain—and that’s just for the more easily identified costs.
  • Experts estimate that as many as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in our lives.” Read More

Let’s Talk Back is an initiative of the BC (British Columbia) Chiropractic Association.