Blog - AV Chiropractic Health Center

Blog - AV Chiropractic Health Center

Is Cracking Your Back Healthy

Is Cracking Your Back Healthy?
Cracking your back or neck is very common. If you don’t do it yourself then you probably know someone who does. But is it healthy? The popping or cracking noise you experience is from the pressure applied on joints when these certain stretch movements are made. They are tiny gas bubbles that are being released from the joints.
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Chiropractic Care and Uneven Leg

Chiropractic care and uneven leg
Do you have chronic lower back pain and can’t find the reason why? A common problem of lower back pain can be due to have an uneven leg, also known as short leg syndrome. In fact, according to a study by Spine (http://chiropractorsanantonio-thejoint.com/de-zavala/chiropractic-treatment-for-leg-length-discrepancies/) over 75% of people suffering from lower back pain found that the source of the problem short leg syndrome.
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Chiropractic Care for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

chiropractic care for Lumbar spinal stenosis
There are about 40,000 Americans who suffer from lumbar spinal stenosis. Lumbar spinal stenosis is a type of leg pain, one of the common reasons being aging. Usually occurring in people ranging from age 40 to 50, but very rare in younger ages especially before 20.
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Chiropractic Care & Rounded Shoulders

chiropractic care and rounded shoulders
Are you suffering from rounded shoulders due to bad posture? Worry no longer, chiropractic care is an effective treatment for rounded shoulders and bad posture overall. Not only is having good posture positive for overall appearance, but it is actually important to maintain your body health.

The Effects of Rounded Shoulders

It is common for people not to notice the development of rounded shoulders as desk jobs and a lot of sitting are common. Letting rounded shoulders develop can cause negative effects such as:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle Tension in Jaw
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Arm Pain
  • Poor Digestion
  • Low Back Pain
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Sciatica

How To Tell If You Have Bad Posture

Some of the common causes of bad posture are stress, obesity, pregnancy, weak postural muscles, abnormal tight muscles, and wearing the wrong shoes If you been told you or feel you have bad posture these are some ways to self-diagnose yourself:

  • Shoulders are in a rounded forward position, one can be more rounded than the other
  • Tilted chin that’s upward or downward
  • Upward chin with head leaning forward
  • Feel that you have more weight on abdominal part of your body
  • Backward or forward bent knees
  • Unnatural curve of your back

How To Treat Rounded Shoulders

With chiropractic care and personal stretching and exercise, rounded shoulders can be treated. Rounded shoulders and bad posture can develop many mis-alignments. A chiropractic adjustment can fix any misalignment in the spine. Also, practicing good posture when sitting and walking is vital to successful rounded shoulders treatment. Exercises that strengthen the core can be recommended by a chiropractor along with stretching routines involving yoga.

For a chiropractic consultation regarding your rounded shoulders or bad posture problems we would love to hear from you. Schedule an appointment here.

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Signs That You Need A Spinal Adjustment

Signs You Need A Spinal Adjustment
You should always listen to your body. If something is off or something hurts, your body is most likely trying to tell you something. Sometimes the body can hurt and feel sore after a good workout routine, but if the pain becomes chronic, your body is most likely trying to tell you something is wrong. When it comes to the spine, one of the most important parts of the body, there are some signs and symptoms that can tell you you probably need to visit a chiropractor for a spinal adjustment.
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Chiropractic Care and Spinal Injuries

Spinal Injuries and Chiropractic Care
There are many types of spinal injuries that can occur. Some spinal injuries are more serious than others, some require immediate attention such as surgery. Others, where it can actually be a wise decision to go for chiropractic care instead of forking over loads of cash and recovery time for a surgery. Of course, that all depends on the type of spinal injury you have.
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Chiropractic Care & Inflammation

Chiropractic care and inflammation
If you suffer from inflammation, then chiropractic care might be a well-suited treatment for you. Chronic inflammation is most commonly present in diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease and multiple sclerosis. Besides inflammation, some other signs that you may have one of these diseases are:
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Stability Ball For Lower Back Pain

Stability Ball For Lower Back Pain
If you’ve been to the gym then you’ve probably seen a big ball people use for various exercises. That big ball is known as a stability ball or exercise ball. It has plenty of uses and benefits. Some of the benefits are improving posture, strengthening muscles and rehabbing injuries such as lower back pain. A stability ball is a great tool for reducing lower back pain. All it takes is learning the proper exercises and implementing them into your workout.
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Chiropractic Care and Nutrition

Nutrition and Chiropractic Care
If you recently visited or have been researching a chiropractor, you probably have learned that along with chiropractic treatment you will often get an exercise and nutrition plan to go along with it. After all, what’s a nervous system without a good diet? If you are not eating well, even if you are eating enough calories a day, your nervous system might still feel disrupted because it is not getting the proper nutrients.
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Complementing Chiropractic Care With Pilates

Pilates and Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care is a great treatment for back and neck pain, but can also be complemented with pilates exercises. Pilates are exercises created by Joseph Pilates, which focus on the core by building strength, flexibility, and muscle without the need of heavy weights. Pilates can go hand in hand with chiropractic care in decreasing back pain, improving posture and strengthening the core. There is usually no problem by combining the two, but as always before exposing your body to anything new consult with a doctor.
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