Dr. Glenn Hyman’s Blog
After 24 years in practice, our Denver Chiropractor is pretty sure that understanding this one little skill would have saved lots of people from low back pain. As always use common sense and check with a doctor first. If you need help with back pain, just request an appointment and we can help:
As the weather warms up we will start seeing more and more people getting outside, and that is great. But with increased outside time comes an increase in annoying foot and ankle injuries. In this video we show you 3 quick and simple things you can do to help prevent foot and ankle pain. As always, use common sense and make sure these exercises are right for you.
In this video we show you 3 quick tips for tension headaches and neck pain. Since so many of us spend so much time on phones, tablets and computers these day, we are seeing a sharp increase in how many people are reporting problems with tension headaches and neck pain. While headaches should always be evaluated by a professional, there are some simple things you can try at home. As always, check with a doctor and make sure this is right for you.
Seems like everyone wants to improve their posture. In this video we build on our previous “Improve your posture at home” series that we produced during the lockdown days of 2020. We cover some great things you can do just about anywhere. As always make sure that this is appropriate for you by checking with a doctor first.
As you know, the postural problems from spending time at computers and on phones is becoming an epidemic. No one wants that “hunched over” look, or the neck and mid back pain that come with it. These two simple exercises can help. As always, use common sense and make sure they are right for you by checking with a doctor first.
To prevent back and neck pain, a little mobility work goes a long way, especially when you can do it anywhere. Whether you’re working from home or working at the office or about to workout, if you have 5 minutes for a little movement, try this. Of course, make sure it’s appropriate for you (check w a doctor first).
In this video we show you 3 different ways to elbow plank. This is a quick and excellent way to strengthen your core without being overly complicated. As always use common sense and make sure this is appropriate for you (check with a doctor first).
Leg Day! The double slider lunge. This lunge variation really hits the glutes and the adductors while building muscular endurance. Can be done with or without the sliders, but is definitely a little tougher with the sliders. As always make sure this is right for you.
Health Alert: Smartphones and Watches Can Pose Dangers to Pacemakers.
Researchers tested the magnetic field output of common smartphones and smart watches at varying distances from implanted heart devices and discovered that in close proximity (less than 6 inches), the magnetic fields of these devices were strong enough to potentially interfere with implanted defibrillators and pacemakers. Based on the findings, study author Dr. Seth Seidman notes, “[Patients should] take simple proactive and preventive measures, like keeping consumer electronics, such as certain cellphones and smart watches, six inches away from implanted medical devices and not carrying consumer electronics in a pocket over the medical device.”
Heart Rhythm, August 2021
Diet: Eat More Leafy Greens!
A review of 24 meta-analyses concluded that increasing one’s intake of green leafy vegetables by 100 grams per day can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, and early death by 25%.
Food Chemistry, October 2021
Exercise: Starting Exercise Late in Life Still Offers Benefits.
Older coronary heart disease patients who became physically active after age 60 were 45% less likely to die during the following seven years than their peers who remained sedentary.
European Society of Cardiology, August 2021
Chiropractic: Manual Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis.
An analysis of data from six randomized controlled trials and randomized crossover studies concluded that manual therapies—such as those provided by doctors of chiropractic—are effective for reducing pain and increasing function and range of motion in cases of osteoarthritis of the knee.
Medicine, July 2021
Mental Attitude: Online Learning Boosts Sleep for Kids.
Poor sleep hygiene can negatively affect a child’s academic progress and overall wellbeing. A study that included 5,200 middle and high school students found that taking online classes can dramatically reduce the risk for insufficient sleep, especially if the teen can arrange their own schedule. Lead author Dr. Lisa Meltzer explains, “Without the required transportation time or time required to get ready for school in the morning, online students were able to wake later, and thus get more sleep.”
Sleep, August 2021
Wellness/Prevention: Vitamin D Levels and PSA Trends.
For men under active surveillance for prostate cancer, those with higher initial vitamin D levels were two times more likely to see their prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels trend downward.
Urology, September 2021
In this video Our Denver Chiropractor shows you how to stretch your hammies, hips and back with 3 simple seated stretches that you can do anywhere. As always, check with a doctor and make sure these are right for you!
Health Alert: Sleep and Diet Can Increase Longevity. An analysis of data concerning over 13,000 older adults revealed that eating several servings of vegetables a day and sleeping 7-8 hours a night can reduce one’s risk for early death in the following six years by up to 34%. BMC Geriatrics, June 2021
Exercise: Neighborhood Characteristics Can Affect Hypertension Risk. Using data from two ongoing studies, researchers report that individuals living in neighborhoods that are more conducive to pedestrian traffic and have greater access to parks are less likely to have high blood pressure than those residing in areas with less greenspace and reduced walkability. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, August 2021
Chiropractic: Manual Therapy Techniques for Migraines. Among a group of 50 migraine patients, those treated with manual therapy once a week for four weeks experienced greater improvements in pain intensity, migraine disability, and quality of life than participants provided with a placebo/sham treatment. Doctors of chiropractic employ a variety of manual therapy techniques to treat patients with migraines and other types of headache. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, August 2021 Note- We get great results with headaches in our office. Call us 303.300.0424 and we can help.
Mental Attitude: Dementia Can Happen at Younger Ages. New research suggests that 5% of dementia cases occur in individuals under age 65 with 119 cases of early-onset dementia occurring for every 100,000 people globally. Researcher Dr. Stevie Hendriks adds, “We see that the first symptoms in young people are usually not the symptoms you would expect when you think of dementia… Instead of memory impairment, young people more often present with changes in behavior or emotions, or sometimes language problems.” JAMA Neurology, July 2021
For this quick and effective variation of chest pressing we add the back of the shoulder to the mix. Pick a reasonable resistance band. Avoid lining the weights up with your face to keep those teeth where they’re supposed to be. Be careful, use common sense and check with a doctor first to make sure this is right for you. The name of the band is Insonder.