Denver chiropractor shares video: A foot and ankle pain rehab progression

In this video – at the request of a patient of ours who is now living in South America – we take you through a complete rehab progression for foot and ankle pain. Of course, this is not a substitute for medical care, and is not intended to be comprehensive of all the many injuries that feet and ankles might incur. But as a basic foot and ankle starting point, give it a try if it’s right for you. As always use common sense and check with a doctor first.

 

Denver Chiropractor shares: More Core: Advanced Dead Bug (by Denver Chiropractic Center)

In this video we continue our Core from the ground up series. This advanced version of the Dead Bug adds some weight. It’s much harder than it seems if done correctly. As always use common sense and check with a doctor first to make sure this is right for you.

Denver Chiropractor shares today’s 1-Page Health News

Here is today’s 1-Page Health News:

Health Alert: Marriage Benefits the Heart. An analysis of data concerning over 3.5 million adults found that marriage is associated with a reduced risk for vascular disease, coronary artery disease, aneurisms, and other heart-related conditions. New York University December 2019

Diet: Eat Five Servings of Fruits and Veggies a Day! A review of data from 61 published studies concluded that consuming at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day is associated with higher optimism and self-efficacy, as well as reduced psychological distress, ambiguity, and depressive symptoms. Nutrients, January 2020

Exercise: Is Steady State Training for You? Steady-state training (SST) involves maintaining your heart rate below your target maximum for an extended period of time and is great for strengthening the heart because it maintains a steady state of aerobic output which forces the body to become efficient at pumping oxygenated blood through the body. Constant steady-state training also helps the body burn fat for fuel, and compared with high-intensity training, there is a lower risk for acute injury. The downside to SST is that there is a higher risk for stress or repetitive injury because you are doing the same thing for an extended period of time and it takes longer to see results. American Council on Exercise, January 2020

Chiropractic: Pelvic Alignment and Lumbar Spine Pathologies. When compared with individuals without a history of back pain, patients with lumbar degenerative disk disease, spondylolisthesis, and failed back surgery syndrome are more likely to exhibit abnormal spino-pelvic alignment. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to improve spinal alignment abnormalities with a treatment approach that may include a combination of manipulation, mobilization, and specific exercises. Journal of Craniovertebral Junction & Spine, November 2019

Mental Attitude: Dementia Risk Can Be Reduced in a Short Time. Using data from South Korea’s National Health Screening Program, researchers report that seniors who brought their blood sugar and blood pressure readings to normal levels over a five-year time frame reduced their risk for dementia by about 12%. Journal of Clinical Medicine, January 2020

Wellness/Prevention: Prepare Your Car for Winter Safety. Getting stranded in your car during winter storms and cold temperatures can be dangerous. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the following suggestions to prepare your vehicle for cold weather: service the radiator; check fluid levels; check the tread on all tires or replace tires with ones meant for all weather or snow; keep your gas tank full to avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines; and use a wintertime formula in your windshield washer. The CDC adds that you should have a winter emergency kit in your vehicle that includes blankets, food and water, a compass and maps, a first-aid kit, plastic bags, and a flashlight. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, December 2019

Denver Chiropractic Center Holiday Hours 2019-2020

Here are our hours for the 2019-2020 winter holiday season:

December 24-29, closed

Monday December 30 Open 10-5:30

Tuesday December 31, Closed

Weds January 1, 2020 Closed

Thursday January 2 – Normal hours resume

 

Have a great and safe Holiday Season!

 

3 Tips to help with sciatica

In this videos we show you 3 quick and easy self-help tips for sciatica. As always make sure they are right for you & check with a doctor first.

Sciatica is pain down the back of the legs that can come from several sources. Our Denver chiropractor has been helping sciatica patients for over 20 years. If you need help, call us @ 303.300.0424 or reach out here: https://www.denverback.com/contact/

Denver Chiropractic Center at the Rockies games

The Rockies are back in action and our crew was a big part of the festivities this weekend. Office manager Meaghan and her husband Cody got the office tickets for opening day and had a great time.

Nick F. won the Saturday night tickets that we raffled off, but Dr. Glenn was also in the crowd with 2 of his kids:

We’ll have more tickets to give away later this month. We are back in the office for a full week of helping our patients, so if you need us, call us at 303.300.0424. Or email [email protected] to get straight to Meaghan at the desk.

A Social Media Vacation?

In a study involving more than 1000 participants, investigators found a significant improvement in well-being among heavy users who went one week without Facebook compared to those who continued to use the service.
Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, December 2016

January 16, 2017 Denver Chiropractic Center emergency closure

On Saturday, my wife Meredith was evacuated off of Winter Park’s slopes by the ski patrol with a serious knee injury. Unfortunately I need to cancel my appointments for Monday January 16 to take her to see an orthopedic surgeon and (hopefully) get an MRI to see if she will need knee surgery.

I take my responsibility to all of you very seriously and my family and I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to all of you. We fully expect to resume normal operations on Tuesday January 17, 2017.

Meaghan will call all of you with appointments for Monday January 16 asap to reschedule. Thank you for understanding.

 

Happy Halloween from Dr. Glenn Hyman’s Denver Chiropractic Center

Here’s my family at a Halloween party this past Saturday. I was a grass-fed beef cheeseburger on a gluten-free bun with slice of locally grown heirloom tomato and bio-dynamically grown lettuce 😉

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We are in the office today, but closing up a little early so those of us with kids (I have 3, Office Manager Meaghan has 2) can get them ready to take over the night. If you need us, call us 303.300.0424 or reply to this email. Happy Halloween!

Denver Chiropractor Glenn Hyman, the coach (pic) & the 1-Page Health News

I have the privilege of coaching the 9-10 Gridiron Flag Football Eagles this season. For those of you with the opportunity, I strongly recommend making the time for coaching kids’ sports. It’s a great way to have fun, influence some young minds, and learn a thing or two from the kids. We beat the Texans in a 20-19 nail biter. 

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Mental Attitude: Mild Brain Injuries Have Long-Term Effects.
Kids who have suffered even mild head trauma appear to be more prone to serious issues later in life, such as psychiatric problems and premature death. In this study, researchers compared data collected from 100,000 Swedes who had suffered a minimum of one traumatic brain injury before age 25 to their unaffected siblings and found that those who had head injuries were more 70% more likely to die before age 41 and twice as likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric issues. Moreover, those with head trauma early in life were also 80% more likely to receive government financial assistance due to disability. The findings suggest a strong need for improved brain injury prevention as well as improved treatment post injury.
PLOS Medicine, August 2016

Health Alert: Improper Contact Lens Use Can Lead to Serious Eye Damage.
Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed nearly 1,100 cases of eye infections related to contact lens use and found that nearly one in five patients had either a scarred cornea, required a corneal transplant, or had other types of eye damage due to infection. Furthermore, over 10% of the patients had to go to the emergency room or urgent care for immediate treatment. Examples of unsafe use of contact lenses include: wearing contacts overnight, failing to clean and replace lens solution frequently, and getting contact lenses wet while swimming or in the shower. Study author Dr. Jennifer Cope adds, “While people who get serious eye infections represent a small percentage of those who wear contacts, they serve as a reminder for all contact lens wearers to take simple steps to prevent infections.”
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly, August 2016

Diet: Shopping for Fish.
Adding fish to your diet is a very healthy choice, and many health experts recommend eating fish at least twice per week. When shopping for fish, the Food and Drug Administration suggests the following: choose fish displayed on fresh ice in a case; fish should smell mild and fresh, not fishy and sour; the fish’s eyes should be clear and bulging, gills bright red, and flesh firm and shiny; avoid fish with signs of darkening or dryness at the edges; and choose shrimp of other seafood that shines and has no odor
Food and Drug Administration, August 2016

Exercise: Helps Improve Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.
A review of twenty published studies on the effects of physical activity on patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) reveals that exercise improves a PD patient’s motor skills and benefits non-motor symptoms such as depression, apathy, fatigue, day time sleepiness, sleep, and cognition.
Frontiers in Medicine, August 2016

Chiropractic: May Help COPD Patients Breathe Better.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung disease that makes breathing difficult, and it is the third leading cause of death in the United States. In this study, researchers found that patients who received the combination of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR), soft tissue therapy (ST), and spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) experienced greater improvements in lung function than those who received either PR alone or PR and ST only.
Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapies, August 2016

Wellness/Prevention: Let Your Child Walk to School.
Letting kids walk to school is a great way to increase physical activity and teach independence. However, parents must teach their children the basics of pedestrian safety. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following: make sure kids cross the street at crosswalks or intersections; have children wear reflective clothing and carry a flashlight if it is dark; have children walk on the sidewalk or on the shoulder of the road in the opposite direction of traffic; do not allow children to use technology (phones, tablets) while walking; and take extra precautions with small children who may not be able to judge speed and distance of vehicles and don’t understand traffic rules.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, August 2016