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Archive for March, 2016

Exercises/Stretching

Playing sports, sitting at a desk all day, or even running outside are all simple actions performed in our day-to-day lives. But, did you know that most of these actions require repetitive movement that can often cause muscle strain. The motions of everyday activities can sometimes contribute to common injuries, such as tennis elbow, shoulder tendonitis and shin splints. Here are three types of preventative exercises you can do at home to help alleviate and prevent those everyday injuries from slowing you down:   Tennis Elbow, a common overuse injury that happens in the summer months due to increased sports activity with racquet sports, cycling, or golf. Preventative exercise: Eccentric strengthening. Use weights to strengthen the area and muscles used…

Chiropractic Vertebrae of the Month: C2 (the second vertebrae of the spine, also called the Axis)

Chiropractic Vertebrae of the Month: C2 (the second vertebrae of the spine, also called the Axis) Body Parts Affected: Eyes, Ears, Optic Nerves, Auditory Nerves, Sinuses, Forehead, Tongue Possible Symptoms if C2 is subluxated or out of alignment: Allergies, Ear ache, Sinus Trouble, Dizziness

Chiropractic Tip of the Month: Lift Light, Shovel Right When you consider that a shovelful of snow weighs 5 to 7 pounds, you realize how much weight you have to lift to clear your sidewalk or driveway- on average, several hundred pounds! These tips will help keep your back in top shape. 1. Don’t let the snow pile up: Frequent shoveling will allow you to move smaller amounts of snow at once. 2. Pick the right shovel: Use a light weight pusher type shovel. 3. Push, do not throw: Always push the snow to the side, don’t throw it. That way you avoid heavy lifting shovelfuls of snow, and sudden twisting or turning movements. 4. Bend your knees: If you find you have to lift a shovelful of snow, use your knees and your leg and arm muscles to do the pushing and lifting, while keeping your back straight. 5. Take a break: If you feel tired or short of breath, stop and take a rest. Shake out your hands and legs. STOP immediately if you feel chest pain or back pain. If you have back pain that persists for more than a day after shoveling, see a chiropractor. If the chest pain is severe, see a medical doctor immediately.
Posted on March 1st, 2016

When you consider that a shovelful of snow weighs 5 to 7 pounds, you realize how much weight you have to lift to clear your sidewalk or driveway- on average, several hundred pounds! These tips will help keep your back in top shape. 1. Don’t let the snow pile up: Frequent shoveling will allow you to move smaller amounts of snow at once. 2. Pick the right shovel: Use a light weight pusher type shovel. 3. Push, do not throw: Always push the snow to the side, don’t throw it. That way you avoid heavy lifting shovelfuls of snow, and sudden twisting or turning movements. 4. Bend your knees: If you find you have to lift a shovelful of snow,…

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