(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) Migraines: 8 Things Everyone Needs to Know

1. “Migraine” is not synonymous with “bad headache.”

If a person has a bad headache, they do not automatically have a migraine. Migraine is a neurological disorder that 12% of Americans1 have and research increasingly shows that it is genetic. When someone “has a migraine,” they are experiencing an attack of this neurological disorder. If someone does not have the underlying neurological disorder, it is impossible for them to have a migraine attack… Read the full post.

2. Head pain is not the only symptom of migraine.

3. For 90% of people with migraine, attacks are disabling.

4. Painkillers are not a panacea.

5. A migraine is not over when the most painful phase passes.

6. During a migraine, thinking and finding words are difficult, decision-making ability is impaired, and a person can be extremely irritable.

7. People who have migraine are not more stressed out than those without migraine.

8. Lifestyle changes are often beneficial for people with migraine, but they aren’t always sufficient.

Please read the full article for more information.

If you are having migraines or any type of chronic headache you should have them evaluated. Our Wellness Screening is designed to identify key areas that are out of balance in your body. We will help you create and manage goals for your health and wellness to help you to avoid or interrupt the downward spiral of chronic pain and disease. Early detection, identification and solution based intervention is a critical key to long term wellness. Give us a call (541.223.5331) for a consultation.

MigrainesMore Information:

Migraine Phases – Migraine.com

18 Signs You’re Having a Migraine – Health Magazine

Migraine Information – The Mayo Clinic

Excedrin Coupons – Excedrin.com

(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

(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