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Denver Chiropractic Center Covid-19 update

We have great concern and empathy for everyone who is dealing with this difficult and unprecedented viral pandemic, both locally and globally. We do intend to keep our office open during this Covid-19 crisis. (Of course if any federal or state government entities order that we close, we will.)

As we stay open we are implementing a few procedural changes to practice social distancing within our office. In order to do that we will:

  • Limit the number of daily appointment spots available
  • Bring patients into treatment rooms and out of the waiting room as quickly was we can
  • Continue thoroughly disinfecting each treatment room after each patient

We ask of you:

  • If you are sick, have a cough or have a fever please don’t come in (please stay home entirely).
  • If you have been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19, please don’t come in (again you should self-quarantine)
  • Please try to come as close to your appointment time as you can (we want to avoid having several people in our waiting rooms).

We still fully intend to operate our normal schedule. As I said last week, we have always taken steps to prevent spread of viruses: flu virus, norovirus, various other stomach viruses, and cold virus (which is also a coronoa virus).

These things are almost always circulating in some form or fashion. We will continue to take steps to prevent the spread of this new virus. These steps include hand sanitizing after each patient visit, table disenfecting, and so forth. We do have gloves in the office and if you would prefer that Dr. Samantha or myself wear them during your treatment, just ask.

We will continue to follow all advisories and directives from the state and Federal governments.

Please make sure to stay home if you are sick, wash your hands, and avoid large crowds. Move away from heavy sneezers and coughers. Use hand sanitzer and good hygeine practices.

With some common sense and persistence we will all get through this together.

Back to work after the snow day- Our Denver Chiropractors are ready to help you.

Feb 10- We are back in the office after the snow day on Friday. We are ready to help you if you need to come see us. Just call 303.300.0424 or us the contact form on our website.

Here is today’s 1-Page Health News:

Diet: Foods That Raise/Lower Diabetes Risk. The current research notes that a diet rich in whole grains, lean dairy, fish, nuts, and fresh vegetables and fruit is associated with a reduced risk for type 2 diabetes. On the other hand, a diet featuring high amounts of red and processed meat, refined grains, and sugar-sweetened beverages is linked to an elevated diabetes risk. National Institute of Public Health (Pakistan), December 2019

Exercise: Exercising in Very Cold Weather May Harm Lungs. Researchers from the University of Alberta warn that lung function can worsen over time when they are exposed to cold weather, especially during exercise. Experts advise that if you work out in the cold, it’s a good idea to do the following: perform an indoor warm-up to help dilate the lungs, reduce your exercise intensity to allow the lungs more time to warm and humidify the air, and shield your mouth from the cold air during exercise. University of Alberta, January 2020

Chiropractic: Spinal Pain and TMD. Using data from the Korean National Health Insurance Review and Assessment database, researchers report that nearly half (48%) of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) patients also have spinal pain. Additionally, the more severe a patient’s TMD symptoms, the more likely they were to also have neck pain or back pain. Past research has demonstrated that dysfunction in the cervical spine can cause or contribute to TMD, and treatment to improve function in the upper spine, such as chiropractic care, can reduce jaw pain and associated disability. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, December 2019

Mental Attitude: Peppermint and Dementia Risk. Among a group of 948 seniors, researchers observed that those unable to smell peppermint and other strong odors were more likely to develop dementia in the following five years. Neuroepidemiology, January 2020

Wellness/Prevention: Losing Tongue Fat May Ease Sleep Apnea. In a study involving 67 obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who participated in a weight loss program, researchers found that a reduction of weight in the tongue contributed to about 30% of the benefit in OSA improvement associated with weight loss. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, January 2020

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 shares 3 tips for back pain

In this video we show you 3 tips for low back back pain. You can try them at home. As always check with a doctor first and seek professional attention when appropriate.

About 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. In a large survey, more than a quarter of adults reported experiencing low back pain during the past 3 months

We’ve helped people with back pain since 1998. http://denverback.com

Denver Chiropractor shares 3 tips for shoulder pain

Today our Denver Chiropractor is discussing shoulder pain. In this video we show you a few tips for dealing with shoulder pain. As always make sure these exercises are appropriate for you by checking with a doctor first. Don’t forget, we get great results with shoulder pain. Call us at 303.300.0424

Dr. Hyman has extensive experience treating shoulder injuries with Active Release Techniques (ART), chiropractic adjustments, and rehab exercises to strengthen and stabilize. We’d be happy to evaluate your shoulder and tell you if we can help. You can call us or use this link to request and appointment to see how our Denver Chiropractor for shoulder pain can help you. https://www.denverback.com/contact/

We will respond by the next business day. Our Denver Chiropractic Center is easy to get to Colorado BLVD and I-25.

Denver Chiropractor shares the 3-way lunge to prevent hip pain

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).

One of the best hikes our Denver Chiropractor has done

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!

 

Our Denver Chiropractor loves this rotator cuff video from a Physical Therapist on the web…

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.

A little outside leg training

Today we show you how to grab a kettlebell and take it outside to do a little leg training. As always, check with a doctor first. If you don’t know how to use a kettlebell, find a qualified trainer in your are to teach you. Have fun out there!

These exercises can help prevent back pain, hip pain, knee pain and even sciatica. But remember, this is not a substitute for medical advice. If you need help with back pain, hip pain or knee pain, why not call us at 303.300.0424?

Our Denver Chiropractor shares his best tips for foot and ankle rehab exercises.

It surprises many people that a chiropractor can treat foot pain, ankle sprains, calf pain and shin splints. We also work with recovering injuries (like post-surgery or after coming out of a cast or boot). Well, we sure do. We use advanced Active Release Techniques soft tissue treatments for the muscles and ligaments and simple rehab exercises like these.

Because I broke my ankle in 2017 I went on a long frustrating journey of various physical therapy approaches to rehab it. These simple classic exercises are what work best. Use your good judgment, check with your doctor, and make sure these are right for you.