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CHIROPRACTIC…NOT JUST FOR BACK PAIN

If you tell the average person you have back pain, he or she will probably tell you to go to a chiropractor. If you say you have high blood pressure, most people won’t think of a local chiropractor right off the bat. It’s a fact, though, that chiropractors can help with other ailments besides back pain, although most people don’t know that. Chiropractors are trained in many areas of diagnosis and treatment, including pediatrics, nutrition, orthopedics, and sports medicine, and they can be a valuable part of your health care team.

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Here are a few conditions chiropractors can treat that you might not know about.

Pregnancy pain. Pregnant women have many aches and pains, and some of them are because of improper alignment of the pelvis. Chiropractic treatment can assist with balancing the pelvis, which alleviates these aches and pains. The benefit is that this type of treatment does not require any medication, which is a good thing for an expectant mother and her baby. Studies have shown that 75 percent of women who received chiropractic care during pregnancy reported relief from pain.

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Digestive problems. Because chiropractic treatment deals with nerves in the chest and abdominal region that are linked to digestion, it can be helpful in treating digestive ailments. Some research shows that herniated discs can cause chronic abdominal pain. Warrington PA. Chiropractors are experts at treating herniated disc issues, so in cases like this they can certainly help alleviate abdominal pain.

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High blood pressure. Blood pressure is best controlled with diet, exercise, and medication, but don’t leave out chiropractic as part of your package of medical care. Some studies suggest that misaligned vertebra in the neck play a role in high blood pressure, and that regular chiropractic adjustments can help to lower your blood pressure.

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GET YOUR EXERCISE AT YOUR DESK

If you work in an office you probably spend a lot of time sitting at your desk. The best local chiropractor now says that too many hours of sitting each day are detrimental to our health, and increase the risk of obesity, back pain, cramps, lead to poor posture, muscle tension, boredom/fatigue and many other ailments. The body needs exercise to maintain an optimum level of health, and recent studies shared by a local chiropractor have shown that 50% of U.S. adults admit they don’t get enough exercise they need.  But how can you get your exercise when you have a sedentary job? The good news is that you can build fitness into your office routine very easily, by modifying some common exercises slightly. Here are a few to start with. The only equipment you’ll need are two five pound weights.

Leg Extensions. Sit at a sturdy desk chair, and position a five pound free weight between your feet. Tense your thigh muscles while holding the sides of the chair, and slowly lift the free weight up with your feet, till your legs are parallel with the floor. Hold for two seconds while tensing your abdominal muscles. Repeat 15 times.

Tricep Dip. While sitting in a chair, place your hands next to your thighs, with fingers pointed forward. Slowly move your body off the seat and dip your hips toward the floor. Support your body with your arms, until your elbows are at a 90 degree angle. Once you reach this position, slowly push yourself back up to the starting position. Your arms are doing all the work in this exercise. Repeat a dozen times.

Shoulder Press Jumping Jack. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, and hold a five pound weight in each hand. Now, do a jumping jack — move your feet quickly to the side while at the same time raising both hands over your head. Without stopping, bring the hands and feet back to the starting position. Doing these jumping jacks continuously for 60 seconds.

If you would like more information on how to stay fir while you sit, go to this website, and the office will be sure to contact you to set up an appointment or answer any questions you may have.