13Jul, 2016

Tips for Staying Pain Free While Traveling!

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Summer means travel. And, most likely, that mean spending uncomfortable hours in a car or on a plane, which can trigger back, joint and muscle pain. Fortunately, there are things you can do to avoid the aches and pains of travel this summer. 1. You may want to visit a chiropractor before your trip. Getting an adjustment before your trip could save you from aches and pains while on vacation. 2. Warm up and stretch before you get into the car or board the airplane. It sounds silly but stretching can […]
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18May, 2016

Is it safe to go to a chiropractor during pregnancy?

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The answer is Yes!  Pregnancy is an exciting time in your life and it should be a comfortable amazing experience. Your body is going through a lot of changes and chiropractic care is proven safe and effective for pregnant women. This blog will explain how Clayton Chiropractic Center can help you throughout your pregnancy and tips on having a happy, healthy pregnancy Top 8 pregnancy pains that bring women into our office Hip Pain Low Back Pain Sciatica Pain Pubic Symphysis Pain Headaches Neck Pain Round Ligament Pain Breech or […]
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15Feb, 2016

Best Upper Back Stretch for Posture

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Who should do this upper back stretch? Anyone who feels like they slouch when they sit People who sit many hours in a day at a desk People with neck, shoulder or upper back pain How to do this upper back stretch: You will need an exercise ball or surface about as high as a chair or couch for this upper back stretch. Begin on your knees with your buttock sitting back on your heels.  Place your hands on the ball or couch and bend your torso toward your thighs. […]
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11Jan, 2016

Cat Camel Spine Stretch

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Who should do cat camel? Everyone because it is a full spine stretch that is great for general stiffness and midback tightness… who does not have that? The cat camel stretch is safe to do when you are stiff, sore or even recovering from an injury. As with most stretches or exercises, only do what feels best for your body. If you experience sharp pain or anything more than mild discomfort you may need to limit how much you move or see your doctor for advice before continuing this stretch. […]
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2Dec, 2015

Hanging Christmas Lights Making You Feel Not So Jolly?

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For many, the holiday season begins right after Thanksgiving. The lights are hung, Christmas trees go up, decorations appear around town and the familiar songs start playing on the radio stations. In stores, the shelves are stocked and lines are long with everyone checking off their gift lists. While the holidays are often a time of joy, they can also bring some aches and back pain with them. Here are some ways you may experience some discomfort this December: • Cold weather can make you feel achy and tired. It […]
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2Dec, 2015

Brugger’s Posture Exercise

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Who should do Brugger’s Anyone who sits at a desk all day texts or plays on a phone a lot carries children thinks they have bad posture How to do Brugger’s Roll your shoulders back and down, keeping them away from your ears. From this position, squeeze your shoulder blades together toward your spine, as if you are trying to get them to touch. 3 sets of 10, repeat 3x daily. Why do Brugger’s strengthens the under worked muscles in your back helps to eliminate upper back pain like pressing […]
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2Dec, 2015

Pendulum Swing Shoulder Exercise

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Who should do Pendulum Swings for a shoulder exercise? Anyone with shoulder pain or stiffness How to do a Pendulum Swing: With a small weighted object (full water bottle or free weight) in your hand, stand in a supported lunge stance and let your arm hang towards the floor. Keeping your arm as relaxed as possible, swing your arm in a circular pattern. Why do Pendulum Swings? The water bottle or free weight gives the shoulder a little distraction and the swinging helps with range of motion. This is one […]
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2Dec, 2015

Door Frame Shoulder Stretch

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Who should do this door frame stretch? Anyone who sits at a desk all day texts or plays on a phone a lot carries children thinks they have bad posture How to do a door frame stretch Place your hands on both sides of a door frame above your head. Take small steps forward until you feel a stretching feeling across your chest. Why stretch in a door frame? This will stretch out your pec muscles which are tight after sitting all day. This is one of several stretches in […]
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2Dec, 2015

Reach Behind Back Shoulder Stretch

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Who should do the Reach Behind Back Shoulder Stretch? Anyone who sits at a desk all day texts or plays on a phone a lot carries children thinks they have bad posture How to do the Reach Behind Back Shoulder Stretch Reach one arm overhead and bend your elbow, attempting to place your hand against your spine. Bend the elbow of the other arm and reach toward your first hand, attempting to touch your fingers together. Don’t worry if they don’t reach! The stretch is still helpful. Why do the Reach Behind Back Shoulder […]
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2Dec, 2015

Walk Up the Wall Shoulder Stretch

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Who should do the Walk Up the Wall Shoulder Stretch? People with decreased range of motion of the shoulder How to do the Walk Up the Wall Shoulder Stretch Stand perpendicular to the wall with your hand flat on the wall. Walk your hand up the wall and step closer to the wall as you go higher. Go as high as you can to stretch your shoulder muscles. Keep your shoulder down and stay relaxed in your neck and shoulders. Aim for your arm to be straight in the air. Why do the […]
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