27Jun, 2018

How soon after having a baby can I see a chiropractor?

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How soon after having a baby can I see a chiropractor? There is nothing more exciting than growing your family and bringing new life into this world. Chiropractic care can play an important role in the way your body adapts to changes throughout your pregnancy.  Vaginal Delivery If you have an uncomplicated vaginal delivery, you can be seen by your chiropractor as soon as you are comfortable enough to leave the house. If you have any concerns or are apprehensive to receive care, we will work with you to modify […]
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27Jun, 2018

Can I see a chiropractor after having spinal fusion surgery?

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Can I see a chiropractor after having spinal fusion surgery? Yes….but probably not for that area. Spinal fusion surgery is an orthopedic or neurosurgical procedure that joins two vertebrae together to create a fusion at a specific spinal level. These techniques are designed to stop the motion of a painful vertebral segment or to treat a weak or unstable segment of the spine. After the surgery, the two segments that were joined together function like one solid piece of bone. As a result, your chiropractor would not be able to […]
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26Jun, 2018

How Soon After Surgery Can I be Adjusted?

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How soon after surgery can you see a chiropractor? A common question that we are often asked is how soon after surgery can I visit my chiropractor? In short, the answer varies based on the type of procedure that was performed and what region of your body is affected. Minor surgeries Minor surgeries, such as skin incisions or joint injections, do not require time away before being treated, with very few exceptions. Major surgeries If you have a more significant procedure, joint replacement surgery (hip, knee, etc.), your chiropractor will modify […]
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9Jun, 2018

Best 3 Foam Roller Exercises for Upper Back Pain

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Best 3 Foam Roller Exercises for Upper Back Pain 1) Roll out the upper back Start sitting on the floor with the foam roller behind you perpendicular to your spine. Keep you feet flat on the floor. Lay on the foam roller with it under your midback. Your hands should be behind your ears with your elbows out wide. Use your core and support yourself while rolling towards your feet so the roller goes up your spine. When you hit a spot that feels tight, hold there for 20-30 seconds. […]
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5Mar, 2018

Dance Injuries- Taking time off

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Will Taking Time Off Fix Me? Well, maybe. It all depends on your injury. If you are sore from training very hard, time off will make you feel like new. If you had a minor incident, time off with some ice will also do you some good.  You may have “tweaked” your back when you twisted just right, lifted your partner in a weird way, or rolled your ankle a little when you landed, ice and rest will help. However, if you have an overuse injury, it is likely from […]
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1Nov, 2017

5 Reasons You Should Be Doing Planks

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What is a Plank? A plank is an awesome core strengthening exercise but also engages big muscle groups simultaneously. Making it a go-to as one of my favorite exercises. Benefits of Planks Tighten your tummy Planking helps build your deep inner core muscle. As your abdominal muscles become stronger your mid section will tighten. Improve your posture and balance To do a plank correctly you must engage your abs to stay upright. If you do planks regularly, you’ll find you’re able to sit or stand up straighter with ease. Doing variations […]
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12Sep, 2017

Whiplash

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5 Facts About Whiplash While car accidents are the most common cause of whiplash, you don’t have to be in a car to get whiplash-You can get whiplash from a fall, or from high-impact sports, such as snowboarding, skiing, boxing, football, or gymnastics. Most whiplash injuries are not serious and heal fully with care Signs of serious neck injury, such as fracture, are usually evident in early assessments. Health care professionals trained to treat whiplash are alert for these signs. Pain, stiffness and other symptoms of Grades I or II […]
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6Sep, 2017

Car Accidents

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Car Accidents and Chiropractic: Frequently Asks Questions Should I see a chiropractor? Depending on the severity of the accident, you may need to go to a hospital immediately after the accident. Whether or not you go to the emergency room or urgent care, you should come to a chiropractor if you have any new pain or stiffness relating to the accident. That pain may be immediate after the accident or may take a few days to show up. What should I expect during the first visit? During the initial visit, […]
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5Sep, 2017

Disc Herniation

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Research shows that 80% of patients who have an MRI that is positive for a disc herniation and present with low back pain that may travel down the leg see results with chiropractic care alone, meaning no medication, injections, or surgery. It also shows that patients who chose medical intervention for their herniated discs still had better results when they completed their chiropractic treatment plan versus ending care early. Treatment plans for lumbar disc herniation are typically longer than just sprains, “A nonsurgical approach to the management of patients with lumbar […]
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24May, 2017

Eight Best Exercises to Support Your Spine

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Eight Best Exercises to Support Your Spine Plank Hold Plank holds are a great way to stabilize muscles and build muscle endurance.  During a plank hold the abdominal muscles are held in an isometric contraction, which means the muscles are shortened without causing movement at the joints.  Correct plank form involves tightening the abdominal muscles and keeping the body in a straight line.  Avoid raising the hips too high because this will involve a different set of muscles. Steps: Duration: 30 seconds – 2 minutes Level: Beginner Warning: Avoid if […]
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