Posts in the ‘Self Care’ Category

The Obesity & Low Back Pain Link | Chiropractor Mechanicsville

Can Chiropractic Help Me Lose Weight? Obesity is one of the leading health-related problems facing the developing world.  In fact, more than 1/3 (34.9% or 78.6 million) of adults in the United States (US) are obese.  Obesity is linked to heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer, and many preventable conditions that

DIY Prediction And Prevention Of Diabetes?

Waistline, Diabetes & The Power Of Intermittent Fasting How Big Is Your Waist? A large waistline can put you at risk for health problems, and thus measuring your waist can help gauge your health. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute advises the following steps to assess your waist circumference: stand up while measuring your

How Statins May Be Causing Your Back Pain | Chiropractor Mechanicsville

Statins – What You Need To Know! Statins are a group of medications frequently prescribed to lower cholesterol, particularly LDLs (low density lipoproteins) — the “bad” cholesterol.  Not long after FDA approval was granted in 1987, patients taking the new statin medications began complaining of muscle pain, sometimes so severe that the pain remained permanent

Best Whiplash Exercises

Best Whiplash Exercises Whiplash, or “Whiplash Associated Disorders” (WAD), results from a sudden jarring motion, often from a car crash that occurs too fast for someone to voluntarily “brace” themselves.  This is because the whole “whiplash cycle” is over within 300 msec., and we cannot contract a muscle faster than 700-800 msec..  Other injury factors

Self Help Guide To Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A “Self Help” Guide To Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) has a bad reputation for coming and going, sometimes for years, depending on many factors such as 1) age; 2) profession (fast, repetitive, with forceful gripping); 3) general health (diabetes, hypothyroid, and inflammatory arthritis (like rheumatoid), pregnancy, on birth control pills, or taking

Whiplash – 6 Tips For Faster Recovery

Whiplash – What Can You Do To Help? Whiplash is really a slang term for the rapid back and forth whipping of the head on the neck, usually associated with motor vehicle accidents.  The title “Whiplash Associated Disorders”, or WAD, describes it best because it includes ALL of the MANY signs and symptoms of the

4 Tricks To Stop A Migraine

What Can I Do To Stop A Migraine? 4 Tips To Manage Your Migraine. 1. RELAXATION THERAPY:  Search for a calm environment, turn of the lights (photophobia, or light sensitivity, is a common migraine complaint), minimize sound/noise (due to “hyperacusis”), and sleep if possible.  Monitor the room temperature and/or use hot/cold compresses to the head

Top 12 Fibromyalgia Sleep Tips

Fibromyalgia sufferers often have sleep disturbance. These 12 tips can help improve sleep quality with the goal of feeling restored upon waking in the morning. 1  Noise & Light:  Block out noise with earplugs or a sound machine.  Block out light with window blinds, heavy curtains, and/or an eye mask.  The light emanating from the

Best Fibromyalgia Exercise

Best Fibromyalgia Exercise When addressing a fibromyalgia exercise, one must consider the whole body.  Perhaps one of the most important to consider is the squat. If you think about it, we must squat every time we sit down, stand up, get in/out of our car, and in/out of bed. Even climbing and descending steps results

#1 Neck Pain Exercise – Proven Relief | Chiropractor Mechanicsville

The #1 Neck Pain Exercise – Proven Relief Neck pain can occur for many different reasons, but what can you do about it?  That’s the BIG question!  Exercise training is an important part of the chiropractic management process.  Let’s take a close look at which exercises are MOST important with respect to self-management strategies. There are several

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