|October 2018 Health Newsletter
Welcome to the Optimal Health & Chiropractic Monthly Newsletter!
Now serving both Fairmont and Jackson Communities!
Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner®
Dr. Kerri Henderson, DC, CCSP® is proud to announce her completion of advanced study in Chiropractic Sports Theory. Only 5500 Chiropractors around the world have passed the rigorous testing to qualify for this additional credential.
If you are an athlete, talk to Dr. Henderson today about how she can help with enhancing performance and recovery from athletic events!
Cold Laser Now Available
Cold laser therapy can stimulate all cell types including muscle, ligament, cartilage, nerves, etc., so a number of conditions can be treated by cold laser therapy. Some of conditions that may typically be treated by cold laser therapy include:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Missed/Late Appointment Policy
Optimal Health & Chiropractic tries serve every patient within 10minutes of their scheduled appointment time.To enable us to provide this courtesy to all of our patients, we ask that our patients arrive on time for their scheduled appointments, or give our office a minimum of 2 hours notice if an appointment needs to be rescheduled to avoid Late/Missed appointment fees.
This allows us to find a more suitable time to your schedule, and fit in patients who may need emergency care, without disrupting anyone's plan of care. We reserve the right to charge a fee for any appointment that the patient has missed, cancelled, or arrived significantly late to their appointment without at least 2 hours notice. Thank you for helping us to remain respectful to your time and that of other patients.
» Decompression Therapy Available
» National Chiropractic Health Month Starts October: Get Moving!
» Women: Want to Avoid Heart Failure? Try Walking
|Decompression Therapy Available
Decompression Therapy is a hit at OHC!
Patients are reporting that our new state of the art decompression table is making a difference in their back pain! Decompression may be the pain relieving solution to your back pain, sciatica, stenosis or bulging disc pain that you've been searching for!
Available at both our Fairmont and Jackson locations!
If you have lasting back pain and other related symptoms, you know how disruptive to your life it can be. You may be unable to think of little else except finding relief. Some people turn to spinal decompression therapy -- either surgical or nonsurgical. Here's what you need to know to help decide whether it might be right for you.
What Is Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression?
Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a type of motorized therapy that may help relieve back pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. That changes the force and position of the spine. This change takes pressure off the spinal discs, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.
How Is Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression Done?
You are fully clothed during spinal decompression therapy. For low back decompression therapy, you lie on your back and the doctor fits you with a harness around your pelvis and another around your trunk. For neck decompression therapy, you lie on your back with your head cradled gently in the decompression device. Staff operates the computer controlled table, customizing treatment to your specific needs.
What should I expect?
The doctor will examine you and determine a treatment plan for your particular case based on your condition. Typically decompression is done as a series of decompression sessions, coupled with periodic adjustments on some of those visits. Appointments are scheduled ahead of time. OHC provides package pricing for your treatment plan.
Author:Optimal Health & Chiropractic
Source:Optimal Health & Chiropractic
|National Chiropractic Health Month Starts October: Get Moving!
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
and chiropractors nationwide are promoting the benefits of movement to overall
health as well as the prevention of back pain during National Chiropractic
Health Month (NCHM) in October. This year’s theme, “Move 4 Life,” encourages
people to move more now so they will be able to move better later and avoid
chronic and painful conditions associated with sedentary lifestyles.
For information on the benefits of movement
and tips on how to stay active and prevent injury, visit www.acatoday.org/NCHM
and follow ACA on Facebook
--look for the hashtag
#Move4Life. (Those who would like to help promote NCHM can also find a campaign
with information and resources to share on social media and in their
Research shows there is a worldwide pandemic
of increasing inactivity. In the U.S., only about half of all adults get the
recommended amount of physical activity, putting them at greater risk of
cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes as well as falls and low back pain.
“The bones, muscles and joints that make up
our body’s musculoskeletal system require regular movement to stay healthy and
function properly. As we age, we are more at risk of developing low back pain
and joint problems if we do not get enough physical activity,” said ACA
President N. Ray Tuck, Jr., DC. “With their non-drug approach, chiropractors
help people move better by relieving back and joint pain and improving joint
ACA offers additional information on how to
get and stay moving:
Doctors of chiropractic practice a hands-on, drug-free approach to
health care and pain relief that includes patient examination, diagnosis and
treatment. In addition to their expertise in spinal manipulation, chiropractors
have broad diagnostic skills and are trained to recommend therapeutic and
rehabilitative exercises, and to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle
counseling. For more information, visit www.acatoday.org/patients.
- Good nutrition, ergonomic workspaces and
proper lifting and movement techniques can go a long way in helping people to
strengthen their spines and avoid disabling injuries and chronic back pain,
which often prevent regular physical activity.
- Consider weight-bearing exercises, such as walking,
which help maintain bone density over a lifetime and keep our skeletal bones
healthy and strong.
- When busy schedules are the obstacle, a
re-examination of personal priorities is sometimes necessary to restore balance
in life; make time for healthy habits such as physical activity.
Back pain is one of the most common conditions
for which prescription opioids are prescribed. It was once believed that pain
medication and bed rest were the best course of action for low back pain, but
research today supports first trying non-drug options for pain management, while
remaining as active as possible, before moving on to other options.
Author:American Chiropractic Association
Source:Online, acatoday.com. September 25, 2018.
Copyright:American Chiropractic Association 2018
|Women: Want to Avoid Heart Failure? Try Walking
New research suggests that women who exercise regularly, including walking, may lower their risk for heart failure. The study from researchers at the University of Buffalo in New York looked at over 137,000 women aged 50-79, of which over one-third had high blood pressure and other heart disease risk factors such as smoking and diabetes. After a follow-up period of 14 years, researchers found that the women who got some form of physical activity were less likely to suffer from heart failure (11%). Women with the highest levels of physical activity, meanwhile, were the least likely to suffer from heart failure (35%), as compared to women who got no exercise at all. In addition, women who got the most physical activity were the least likely to develop a sub-type of heart failure called reduced ejection fraction (32%) as compared to women who never exercised. 33% of the same group of women were also the least likely to develop another sub-type of heart failure called a preserved ejection fraction. One of the biggest findings from the study, however, is that walking works just as well as other forms of exercise, including more vigorous types. To discover how much exercise the women got, researchers studied answers to a questionnaire about exercise that every participant completed. As it turns out, walking was the most common type of physical activity reported.
Source:JACC: Heart Failure, online September 5, 2018.
Copyright:ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2018
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