Dr. Glenn Hyman’s Blog
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/
Here’s another of our most popular Facebook videos from the last couple of years. This simple little exercise can help protect your ankles and feet. When I broke my ankle in 2017 I learned it is incredibly inconvenient to go clomping around in an orthopedic boot for weeks and weeks. This video may help you avoid that 😉
As always make sure these videos are appropriate for you. If you need help, call us 303.300.0424 or click here to request an appointment https://www.denverback.com/contact.
Here is today’s 1-Page Health News:
Mental Attitude: Marriage Reduces Dementia Risk. According to a study that monitored 15,000 older adults for fourteen years, married seniors have a significantly lower risk for dementia than their unmarried peers. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, September 2019
Health Alert: Obese Teen Boys Prone to Heart Attacks Later in Life. Using long-term health data concerning 1.7 Swedish men, researchers observed that severe obesity at age 18 is associated with a 300% increased risk for heart attack later in life. Study author Dr. Maria Aberg writes, “We show that [body mass index or BMI] in the young is a remarkably strong risk marker that persists during life. Our study supports close monitoring of BMI during puberty and preventing obesity with healthy eating and physical activity.” European Society of Cardiology, September 2019
Exercise: Exercise May Benefit Those with Heart Disease More Than Healthy People.Researchers monitored nearly 442,000 South Koreans for six years and found that meeting physical activity guidelines (150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity per week) can reduce the risk for early death by 14% in adults with heart disease and 7% in those without a history of heart disease. Study leader Dr. Sang-Woo Jeong adds, “The main new finding of this study is that people with cardiovascular disease benefit from a physically active lifestyle to a greater extent than healthy people without cardiovascular disease.” European Heart Journal, September 2019
Chiropractic: The Risk for Rotator Cuff Problems… A review of findings from sixteen published studies concluded that the risk for rotator cuff tendinopathy is greatest among those over 50 years of age, diabetics, and individuals whose work activities often require the arms to be above the shoulders. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to diagnose and manage many musculoskeletal conditions associated with the shoulder, including rotator cuff problems. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, September 2019
This simple series of exercises that you can do at home can be very helpful with hip pain. Give it a try. If you need help with hip pain call us or use this link to sign up for an appointment. https://www.denverback.com/contact/.
As always make sure this is right for you (use common sense and check with a doctor).
Abs are back with this quick and effective routine. As always make sure this is appropriate for you (check with a doctor first). Have fun! These exercises can help prevent back pain.
Enjoy the exercise of the day from Denver Chiropractic Center. 303.300.0424
A few weekends ago my family and I did a great hike in Beaver Creek (a couple of exits past Vail if you’re not familiar) that we’d never done before. It’s a moderately tough 3 mile hike up to Beaver Lake on the mountain at Beaver Creek. It’s a little rocky and fairly steep, but it’s worth the effort.
You simply start in the Beaver Creek Village, find the 5 Senses Trail, which I’d call a short tourist trail, and take that for half a mile until you see the Beaver Lake Trail (you can’t miss it, it’s next to the fire station).
It took us about 90 minutes to get to the lake, which is just beautiful. On the way down you can hang a right on to the Royal Elk Trail and take that for about 3 miles (it’s a little bit technical but not too bad). That will bring you to the top of the Centennial Lift where you can grab lunch and then take the lift down.
Anyway, give it a try some time and let us know what you think. The video is our dog fetching in the Lake. She loved it. Enjoy!
Here’s a quick tutorial on an exercise that hits your legs back and arms all at once. You can substitute a dumbbell or a medicine ball for the kettlebell. As always use common sense.make sure this is appropriate for you- check w a doctor first 😉
This is an excellent little video that I ran across on the web that covers home shoulder and rotator cuff exercises. If this home treatment isn’t enough to help, call us @ 303.300.0424 and our Denver chiropractor (80222) can help with Active Release and guided rehab. Note: this gentleman is not affiliated w our Denver Chiropractic Center, but the video is great nonetheless.
Yep, that’s me playing on my first official ice hockey team at age 50. I grew up playing street hockey back east, but never really got play ice hockey. (Long story, but Mike Schmidt, the Phillies third baseman bought the only hockey rink in my hometown and tore it down to put up a strip mall. That story ends with me getting punched in the face by a woman at a Phillies game in 1986. But that’s off topic right now. Ask me next time you’re in).
Anyway, my youngest son Zach started playing hockey when he was 4. He’s 9 now. All along the way I’ve been involved as an assistant coach. I’ve been working on my skating. Hiring a private coach and going to adult hockey clinics. I’ve put in the work. And it’s been hard.
You see, skating is very technical. There is a ton of technique involved- going fast, stopping fast, turning, turning around, skating backwards, turning while skating backwards. And all of that is before having to deal with the puck. Then there’s avoiding collisions, staying onsides, making good passes, taking good shots, and on and on and on.
I’m getting better, but I wouldn’t say I’m good yet. And therein dear reader is my point. (By the way thanks for reading this far:-). The challenge – the process of learning new sport full of difficult skills is the important thing here. First of all, it’s fun. I have always enjoyed learning new skills, like mountain biking, Olympic lifting, and now hockey.
Second, learning new stuff is good for your brain. There is tons of research, google it. And finally learning and playing new sports if good for you physically. Simply going to the gym for the sake of going to the gym is fine, but training for something- whether it’s a sport, a race, a vacation, whatever. That takes it all to another level.
It’s all about pushing yourself, whatever that might mean to you personally. And we would like to encourage you to do just that – push yourself. Find your hockey, find your thing – that thing you’ve always wanted to try or learn and do it. I’d say “Just Do It” bur Nike owns that. Anyway, you go push yourself and we’ll be here if you need us. Have fun out there!
Glenn Hyman, #68
Denver Chiropractic Center