28Sep, 2020

Low Back Pain Modifications for Barre Class

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The National Institutes of Health report that more than 80 percent of Americans experience low back pain (LBP) at some point. Low back pain can be caused by misalignment of the spine, muscular imbalance, disc issues, or more than likely, a combination of these. Even if you are experiencing some low back pain, that does not necessarily mean that you can’t continue to take your favorite barre class. A large portion of each barre class is dedicated to strengthening your core and glutes. Both of these muscle groups can have […]
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27Feb, 2019

Lumbar Stenosis

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The term stenosis means “narrowing” of a tube or opening.  Spinal stenosis means that the tube surrounding your spinal cord and nerve roots has become too small, and your nerves are being compressed.  Stenosis can arise in different ways. Sometimes, people are born with a spinal canal that is too small. Other times, the canal may have been narrowed by surgery or conditions like disc bulges.  Most commonly, spinal stenosis arises from chronic arthritic changes that narrow the canal. This type of stenosis usually develops slowly over a long period […]
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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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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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2Nov, 2016

Stretching for Runners

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Stretching: everything you need to know Before running, your body is not warm enough for static stretching. Dynamic stretching will help warm you up and get your body ready for a run Best dynamic stretches for running (do each for about 1 minute) Cat camel, especially if you sit at a desk all day to transition your body away for desk work Walking lunge or warrior lunge (out and back on the same leg) to promote hip  and ankle mobility Lateral/Side lunge to active glutes and inner leg muscles Front […]
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2Nov, 2016

Tips for Injury Prevention

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Here are some quick tips on how to stay motivated while working out! Getting injured is the easiest way to lose motivation. Prevent injuries with these easy tips. Get enough sleep Eat well Drink enough water Warm up and cool down Don’t skip the short runs Don’t run on rest days, but cross training is okay Have an expert check your form Wear the right shoes (and not too old of shoes) Have a doctor take a look at the first sign of injury
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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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