You probably already know that visiting a chiropractor and practicing yoga are both great ways to improve your health, but what you might not know is how well they work together. Here are just a few reasons why you should be making an appointment with a chiropractor in El Cajon in between your yoga classes.
Alleviated Back Pain
The biggest reason why people have regular sessions with a chiropractor is to alleviate their back pain after an injury. While this is still effective even if you aren’t very physically active, practicing yoga will strengthen your back muscles and keep your spine in the proper alignment. Not only will this keep your injury from recurring, but it will improve your overall spinal health in the long run.
Since chronic back pain will ruin your range of motion, it stands to reason that visits to a chiropractor will help restore any flexibility that you’ve lost. It’s less effective at improving the flexibility of your muscles, but that’s where yoga can help you. Incorporating yoga into your daily routine will limber up your muscles and increase your flexibility than chiropractic treatments alone. You can even continue your yoga regimen long after you’ve recovered from your back injury.
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Most people have the understanding that a chiropractor can only help people suffering from joint discomfort, usually centered around the spine, and which is felt most often in areas throughout the back. In reality though, your El Cajon chiropractor can assist with a great many bodily illnesses, aches, and pains that might accumulate to interfere with your sense of well-being. Documented studies and case histories have shown that chiropractic treatment can resolve or lessen the effects of many more afflictions than back pain and soreness, several of which are described below.
Colds and flu
Your body drains out bacteria, viruses, and other materials harmful to the body through a network of lymph nodes and ducts, some of which are located around the neck and spine. These lymph nodes and ducts can easily become blocked or congested when the neck and/or spine are even slightly out of alignment because of some injury your body has sustained, or due to simple muscle tension. With a relatively minor, non-invasive adjustment, your neck and spine can be brought back into alignment, so that the lymph nodes and ducts are clear again, and the lymph fluids can again drain harmful agents out of the body.
Many people who suffer from the moderate to severe pain inflicted by arthritis have found a significant measure of relief through chiropractic treatment. Information from the University of Virginia Center for The Study of Complementary Alternative Therapies shows that arthritis patients under the regular care of a chiropractor enjoy better overall health than arthritis sufferers who do not receive chiropractic treatment.
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During the holiday season, most people are thinking about what they can do for other people. While this is a great trait to have, you also need to take care of yourself so you can help care for others. One of the best ways to do that is by going to see a chiropractor in El Cajon. If you are not convinced that it is a smart decision for you this holiday season, maybe these reasons can help.
1) Stress Relief
The holidays are a stressful time. You are likely running around time trying to find the perfect presents, planning your holiday meals, and taking care of your normal tasks. When you are stressed out, your body tends to tense up. When you go to the chiropractor, these things can be fixed for you, at least in terms of your body, so you can focus on relaxation instead.
2) Stay Healthy
The holidays are not just about spending time with friends and family and gifts are not the only things passed around. The colder months also bring the flu and colds. When you get adjusted on a regular basis, you can keep your nervous system in balance and boost your immune system. It can help you prevent some of the illnesses so you don’t have to stop for anything. Stay healthier all season long so you can actually enjoy it by going to your chiropractor regularly.
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In truth, chiropractors are usually skilled at treating practically all kinds of pain, whether they fall into the acute category or the chronic category. Acute pains tend to have immediate causes, in which short-term damage is done to localized tissue, for instance when a child scrapes their knees falling on a sidewalk. Chronic pain is of much longer duration, and is often associated with the presence of some disease such as arthritis, but can also occur as a result of repetitive motions, strains, and overuse injuries.
Because chiropractors are very knowledgeable about nerve stimulation and response, they are particularly well-qualified for the treatment of many kinds of pain. Chiropractic doctors study the system of neural pathways between the brain and every other part of the body, so they understand what causes pain and how to help alleviate it. Here are 5 types of pain that your El Cajon chiropractor is particularly adept at treating.
- Repetitive stress injuries
Typically these kinds of pain result from manual labor or tasks generally associated with using modern devices and working in an office setting. For instance, carpal tunnel has become a fairly widespread problem for people who work with a desktop computer and mouse. Repetitive strain due to manual labor often occurs in a factory setting, where the same task is performed all day long, several days a week, thus straining muscles in the arms, shoulders, or hands.
2. Arthritis pain Continue reading 5 Types of Pain Best Treated by a Chiropractor
As this infographic from the ACA clearly indicates: Opioid painkiller drugs mask pain, they do not cure it! Prescription drugs that numb pain in some cases may convince a patient that a musculoskeletal condition is less severe than it is, or that it has healed.
This misunderstanding can lead to over-exertion and a delay in the healing process, or even to permanent injury.
Chiropractic physicians are skilled in the most conservative treatment methods to alleviate pain and urge patients and other health care providers, where appropriate, to exhaust these options before resorting to riskier and more invasive treatments such as drugs and surgery.
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Whether you are suffering from back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain or any other injury, our El Cajon Chiropractor Dr. Adamo is here to help!
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Continuing from Part 1 of our blog series entitled “Research Shows Chiropractic Care Effective“, perhaps the best evidence of care from a chiropractor being effective came from the Quebec Automobile Insurance Society. They insure all care in Quebec and pay so many whiplash claims that they commissioned a task force to study all scientific information on the care of whiplash.
After 3 years reviewing 10,382 articles on neck injuries, they recommended spinal manipulation (which chiropractic doctors call adjustments). The majority of remedies commonly used were rejected as having not even been studied scientifically, including: Continue reading Research Shows Chiropractic Care Effective (Part 2)
There is a substantial body of evidence that chiropractic care is effective for whiplash injuries. Researchers at the University of Calgary in Canada studied patients with sub-acute whiplash disorders. They assessed the effects of chiropractic adjustments to the neck on muscle function, range of motion, and pressure sensitivity. They found that the patients enjoyed significant improvements in all measured outcomes. Continue reading Research Shows Chiropractic Care Effective (Part 1)
Did you know women are far more likely to sustain a whiplash injury than a man by a ratio of 2 to 1?
A study comparing gender in whiplash injuries concluded: “This population is more likely to be injured under whiplash loading”. Women are also more likely to suffer chronic (long lasting) symptoms from such accidents even with low-speed impacts. A study found that once injured, women are between 2 to 2.3 times more likely than men to have chronic symptoms.
Fortunately another study found that women who visit a chiropractor shortly after injury may have better outcomes than those who wait. Continue reading Women and Whiplash