Adamec Chiropractic News
We all feel those increasing aches and pains associated with getting older. We should not, however, let them limit our activities. As the saying goes, life is too short. There are many ways to combat this. Eating right, staying active and living a generally healthy lifestyle are just a few. As challenging as it may be to stay active as we age, it is so important to embrace aging as a gift and reciprocate by making the most of it.
Everyone knows that eating well elongates our lives and keeps us healthy. While that is true, it is also true that it takes a combination of factors to maximize our health and well being. Diet and exercise are a couple of ways one can take control of their own health. There are other ways to increase your quality of life. Along with a healthy diet, an active lifestyle as well as regular visits to the chiropractor can help you stay your best self at any age.
Chiropractic care has repeatedly been shown to increase not only the range of motion in the spine, but also in the extremities. Increasing one’s range of motion can positively affect one’s life in many ways. For some, it’s the ability to pick up their grandchildren with more ease. For others, it’s the ability to walk a little farther, garden a little longer or sleeping more soundly.
Injuries due to falling are extremely common in the senior population. Falling can, of course, lead to serious injury. Once an injury occurs, a chiropractor can help. What few realize, however, is that regular visits to the chiropractor can greatly reduce the risk of falls by administering regular chiropractic adjustments.
Whatever the goal is, be it to run a 5K or simply to have the ability to give the best piggy back ride, we are very much in control of our own health and bodies. It is important to utilize every tool one has at their disposal to live as their best selves and take advantage of everything this short life has to offer.
Although pinched nerves are quite common, they can also be very painful, and many don’t seek the care they should to deal with the problem. Plain and simple – a pinched nerve is a signal that something is wrong. This can be caused by poor posture, sitting for extended periods of time, lifting heavy objects, or just moving in an awkward way. Too often, patients just deal with the pain and wait for it to go away on its own, and too often, this leads to more severe issues down the road. However, that doesn’t have to be the case.
First, it’s important to understand that treating symptoms when they start is critical in preventing chronic issues from developing down the road. Nerve pain can lead to nerve damage. Once the damage is done, treatment options start to narrow. In many cases, this leads to surgery, which can be painful, and far too often, ineffective. That’s why with chiropractic care we aim to treat the problem – and not just treat the symptoms. Even in mainstream medicine, the strategy is typically to manage the pain with medication, not actually addressing the underlying cause.
This is where chiropractic care takes a different approach. We want to address the underlying issues at hand. Again, a pinched nerve is a signal that something isn’t right, and our completely safe, non-invasive techniques work to address the cause of the pinched nerve, and prevent long term health issues down the road. Treatment options vary from patient to patient and can include massage techniques, changes in nutrition, decompression techniques, and personalized exercise routines.
So if you are suffering from nerve pain, call our office today to find out how Adamec Chiropractic can help.
Anyone with chronic pain will tell you that every activity poses certain challenges. These challenges can limit one from enjoying life’s activities to their fullest potential. Some physicians can only manage pain using medications, and in some cases, surgical intervention. If these methods aren’t for you, regular visits to a chiropractor can greatly improve your mobility and, thusly, your quality of life and all it has to offer.
A chiropractor will do a physical examination as well as some tests to help them diagnose your pain. Once your condition is diagnosed, your chiropractor will develop a treatment plan. Your treatment plan may include spinal manipulation, manual therapies, and therapeutic exercises.
Spinal manipulation is the traditional high-velocity low-amplitude thrust. The manipulation often results in an audible “pop” as chiropractors use their hands to apply a controlled sudden force to a joint while the body is positioned in a specific way. In addition to manipulation, many chiropractors will use adjunctive therapy, such as ice or heat or physical therapy modalities as part of an overall treatment plan. Regular visits to the chiropractor to treat chronic pain can give one the benefits of long-term pain relief through arrays of non-invasive and drug-free treatments.
Fall is upon us. With the season of apples, pumpkins, sweaters and changing foliage, comes apple picking, pumpkin picking, extra layers to contend with and leaf pickup. We take the good with the bad. It is also the season in which people suffer from illness. Unfortunately, back issues persist whilst enjoying all of the wonderful things that we love about the Fall season.
Chiropractic care is more than treating a specific ailment; it is about helping patients achieve the highest possible level of care for mind, body, and spirit. This is true during every season. When tending to your yard, make sure you’re not biting off more than you can chew when raking and collecting leaves into a bag. Even though this seems like a mundane task, our bodies feel every minute. Make sure you are using your body correctly when reaching for those apples or pumpkins. When we go out in those extra layers, make sure we are consciously compensating for the extra warmth our muscles receive and the extra bulk it creates for our daily movements.
Chiropractic care can also aide in the cold and flu season. Although chiropractic care is often used as a means to reduce pain or discomfort in various regions of the body, it is also intended to keep the spine aligned properly. When the spine is adjusted into a proper position, the nerves housed in the human nervous system will benefit from dramatic boosts in functioning. Since the intricate and fragile network of tiny signals can easily be scrambled, it is vital that the back is aligned to remove any misinformation and improve the effectiveness of the spine sending messages to the brain. Thusly, when your nervous system is well-supported, your entire body will be strengthened and able to take on the war against the common cold.
Chronic back pain is a terrible thing. Conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, and sciatica pain can reek constant havoc on a person's physical and psychological well-being. Some have problems walking. Some have problems sitting. Some even have problems lying down.
For many, the pain becomes so unbearable that they opt for surgical intervention, which is no easy choice. Spinal surgery, even arthroscopic surgery, can take months to recover from with no guarantees that the surgery will even work. Unfortunately, and far too often, spinal surgery just doesn't work. Either the pain never goes away or the pain comes back, and for some, the pain gets worse. It's a condition known as Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, and it's absolutely horrible.
It's estimated that up to 40% of post spinal surgery patients suffer from Failed Back Surgery Syndrome. With limited treatment options for these patients, the outlook can be bleak - however, there is good news. Adamec Chiropractic can help.
Over the years, Dr. Adamec has treated numerous patients who have had various types of spinal surgeries with very positive results. People who thought their only option was to have more surgery were able to get their lives back under Dr. Adamec's care. So if you've experiencing post surgical back pain and you're looking for a completely safe alternative to more surgery, give our office a call today to see how Adamec Chiropractic can help.
If you have any questions about any of the information presented in this article, please don't hesitate to call out office at (518) 357-2225.