(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

 

(Article) Exercise before school may reduce ADHD symptoms in kids

“A new study from Michigan State University and University of Vermont researchers shows that offering daily before-school, aerobic activities to younger at-risk children could help in reducing the symptoms of ADHD in the classroom and at home. Signs can include inattentiveness, moodiness and difficulty getting along with others.

The study can be found in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

“Early studies suggest that physical activity can have a positive effect on children who suffer from ADHD,” said Alan Smith, chairperson of MSU’s Department of Kinesiology, who conducted the research along with lead author Betsy Hoza, a psychologist from the University of Vermont.”  Read the full article.

More Info: Studies Show Exercise Helps ADHD Kids

Exercise for Children With ADHD

(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

(Article) The Secret Insurance Companies Don’t Want You To Know

By Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S.
I have always wondered why insurance companies easily cover drugs and surgery.

It would seem logical to me that if the insurance company discovered that there was a successful and medically proven non-drug approach to treating a disease they would love it.

Just think, the insurance company would save lots of money if there was a proven solution to diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

Then why on earth aren’t they interested in doing what is best for the patient, or at least interested in saving money? Read More

(VIDEO) Yoga As A Quick Fix for Shoulder Pain

Release stress and tension as Tara Stiles guides you through four simple yoga moves to relax stiff shoulders. This routine is only 3 mins long and can be done almost anywhere. Remember not to overexert yourself or continue in a pose when you feel pain. Go slow, remember to breathe deeply and we hope this yoga routine will be helpful to you.

Shoulder pain and stiffness can result from a number of causes-  overuse and injury being just two of them.  If you are experience chronic or reoccurring shoulder pain make an appointment with the Wellness Consultants for an exam. We’ll take a look at your overall health and develop a plan for long lasting relief.

Here is a testimony from one of our patients who had experienced chronic shoulder pain before visiting our clinic:

“I had a torn ligament in my shoulder that previous doctors had passed over as a sprain. Consequently I went 3 years without relief, my shoulder pain would often cause me to hunch over and I even had lumps of scar tissue in the shoulder. Dr. Burdell used a combination of therapies which include a percussor to break up the scar tissue, a laser to aid healing, and manual adjustment to aid range of motion. The pain is now gone and the lumps with it.” Sue M.