Dr. Glenn Hyman’s Blog
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.
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.
Our Denver Chiropractor says that just about everyone says they need to stretch their hip flexors more effectively, especially those with back pain. In this video we show you 3 simple and very effective variations of the traditional half-kneeling hip flexor stretch. Of course, use common sense and check with a doctor first to make sure this is right for you.
You can see this on vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/531495610
Here is this week’s 1-Page Health News:
Young Boys and Girls Become Less Active During Summer.
While we often associate summer break as a time for kids to go outside and play, a recent study found that six- to nine-year-old children spend about 50% fewer minutes each day engaged in either moderate- or vigorous-intensity physical activity during this time. Frontiers in Public Health, January 2021
Does Smartphone Use Contribute to Musculoskeletal Pain?
Questionnaires completed by 294 university students revealed that heavy smartphone users were more likely to experience pain in the neck, upper back, and hands/wrists, especially those who met the criteria for smartphone addiction. The findings underscore the importance of good posture when using electronic devices and seeking help if smartphone use interferes with one’s ability to carry out their daily responsibilities. Korean Journal of Pain, January 2021
Touchscreens May Contribute to Distraction in Toddlers.
Assessments of 40 children conducted at 1.5 years and 3.5 years of age revealed that those who spent the most time using touchscreens each day were less likely to resist distraction than kids who used electronic devices less often. JAMA Pediatrics, January 2021
Simple, Affordable Test May Curb Colorectal Cancer Deaths.
Scientists have developed a test called fecal immunochemical test (FIT) that may help identify individuals at risk for developing colorectal cancer by finding traces of blood in stool. An examination of data on 3,890 patients who received the FIT showed that of the 618 who tested positive for blood in their feces, 43 went on to be diagnosed with colon cancer within twelve months. Meanwhile, only eight of those who tested negative received such a diagnosis over the next year. Research leader Dr. Sarah Bailey writes, “[This] simple and inexpensive test performs exceptionally well in this group of patients with low-risk symptoms, to quickly and accurately tell us who is likely to not have colorectal cancer, and who should be referred for investigation.” British Journal of Cancer, January 2021
We’re always looking to combine exercises in a way that improves muscular endurance, core strength and general coordination. And of course, the less equipment the better. Here we review the dumbbell clean & press. As always make sure this is right for you (use common sense) and check with a doctor first.
In this video 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. If the self-help doesn’t help, our Denver Chiropractor can! Just call us at 303.300.0424.
You can very easily train your calves and prevent ankle injuries at home with minimal equipment. In this video we show you how. As always check with a doctor first and make sure these exercises are right for you. We get great results with foot, ankle and shin pain in our office using Active Release Techniques and simple rehab strategies like this.
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.
In this video we show you our favorite stretch for sciatica. This particular stretch combines flexion with external rotation while avoiding excessive tension on the sciatic nerve itself. As always, make sure this is right for you by checking with a doctor first. Make sure you use common sense!
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.