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Denver Chiropractor shares 3 Simple seated stretches.

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

Our Denver Chiropractor Shows you: The “Why?” Stretch & The “Touchdown” – improve your posture anywhere.

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 Chiropractor in Denver shows you how to bullet proof yourself against back pain with this powerful combo exercise.

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.

Denver Chiropractor shares 3 self-help tips for sciatica

 

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.

Denver Chiropractor shares: What You Need to Know About Delayed Pain After a Car Accident

What You Need to Know About Delayed Pain After a Car Accident

 

Bottom Line:

 

If you can walk away after a car accident without any catastrophic injuries, you may consider yourself lucky! Even if you feel ok after exchanging information and speaking with the police, it’s always a good idea to see a Chiropractor following an auto accident. With your adrenaline pumping in the aftermath, your brain may not immediately register the pain signals coming from your body. Often only after you’ve had some time to calm down do you notice you may be struggling with aches and pains.

 

Why it Matters:

 

Ignoring a new ache or pain after a car accident and hoping it will go away is not smart. Even minor symptoms can be an indication of a more significant problem.

 

Receiving a complete and thorough evaluation is critical to discovering any injuries early on so that you can receive the best care and treatment to put those injuries in the rearview mirror as quickly as possible.

 

The following symptoms often have a delayed onset and may not appear for hours (or even days!) after an auto accident:

 

  • Headaches: A concussion, neck injury, mild traumatic brain injury, or whiplash can lead to chronic headaches after a car accident. Don’t dismiss a headache or dizziness until it’s been adequately evaluated by a doctor.
  • Back pain: Pain in your back following a car accident can take hours or days to surface. This could be a sign of a spinal disc, soft tissue, or whiplash injury.
  • Neck/Shoulder Pain: If you notice pain in your neck, shoulders, or arms, it may be a sign of a whiplash or spinal injury.

 

Next Steps:

 

Delayed onset of symptoms after a car accident is quite common. It doesn’t mean that you’re “making it up.” The stress of a car accident can make it difficult to truly assess how you feel minutes after the event. It takes time for swelling and inflammation to begin, and if you notice pain hours or days after your auto accident, don’t dismiss it. Get a proper evaluation as soon as you can. Doing so has the potential to make a massive difference in your quality of life! We can help you with a full exam (including Xrays), Chiropractic Care, Active Release Techniques and Targeted Rehab protocols.

 

Science Source(s):

 

Whiplash. WebMD. 2019.

 

Whiplash: How These Injuries Can Cause Chronic Pain

 

Whiplash: How These Injuries Can Cause Chronic Pain

Bottom Line:

 

Whiplash injuries used to be considered “no big deal’, but times have changed. Doctors now know that whiplash can cause lifelong pain and disability if not treated properly. During a car accident, the head often suddenly moves forward and backward with a tremendous amount of force. Even low-speed collisions can generate enough force to injure the delicate ligaments in your neck that support your head.

 

Why it Matters:

 

When you experience a whiplash injury, your head and neck extend beyond their normal range of motion. This can create partial tears or other damage to the muscles and ligaments around your spine and injure the spinal disc, nerves, or muscles. A few key indicators that you may have suffered a whiplash injury include neck pain and stiffness, headaches, dizziness, pain into your arms/shoulders, or limited range of motion.

 

  • It’s estimated that over 80% of people involved in a car accident will sustain whiplash injuries.
  • Whiplash injuries are now considered severe, and often permanent injuries to the ligaments of the neck occur after the rapid back and forth motion experienced during an accident.
  • What’s more, nearly 50% of people with neck pain or whiplash following a car accident will continue to have pain one year after their initial injury.

 

Next Steps:

Receiving the proper diagnosis and care after a car accident can help reduce your likelihood of struggling with a lifetime of chronic neck pain. Our practice is focused on accurately assessing, documenting, and treating people who have been involved in a car accident. We’d ready to help you regain your quality of life as quickly and safely as possible! Just call 303.300.0424

 

Science Source(s): 

 

The Association Between a Lifetime History of a Neck Injury in a Motor Vehicle Collision and Future Neck Pain. European Spine Journal. 2010.

Our Denver Chiropractor (s) share: How to Survive Working From Home

A recent comment on our Facebook page prompted us to make this video. Here’s the comment: “Given so many people are currently working from home, with non-ergonomic work station set ups … would love to learn your recommendations on how to counteract that!”

 

Denver Chiropractor shares: Banded Side Plank Clamshells

Here’s another new video on strengthening the hips (and core and shoulders) with a banded side plank / clamshell. The band is from Insonder and can be found at various online retailers. As always use common sense, make sure this is right for you and check with a doctor first.. Click on the image below to watch it on our vimeo page

We are open for all of our patients and are looking forward to seeing you. We continue to follow all CDC / State of Colorado guidelines for safety and social distancing, including wearing masks and gloves. The City of Denver does now require that everyone wear masks in public places.

Please call Ellie at 303.300.0424 to make an appointment to come see us. We look forward to seeing you soon.

This week’s 1-Page Health News

Wellness/Prevention: Protect Yourself from the Sun to Prevent Skin Cancer. The American Academy of Dermatology reports that many Americans don’t take proper precautions to protect themselves from the sun. To reduce the risk for skin cancer, the academy recommends the following: seek shade when the sun’s rays are the strongest, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; wear sun-protective clothing, such as long-sleeved shirts, pants, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses; use a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with a sun-protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher on all skin not covered by clothing. American Academy of Dermatology, April 2020

Exercise: Walking Offers Many Health Benefits. Walking is a great weight-bearing exercise associated with the following benefits: increased cardiovascular and pulmonary fitness; reduced risk of heart disease and stroke; improved management of conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, joint and muscular pain or stiffness, and diabetes; stronger bones; improved balance; increased muscle strength and endurance, and reduced body fat. Department of Health & Human Services (Australia), May 2020

Chiropractic: Conservative Care Can Reduce Need for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery. Among a group of 150 patients on a waiting list for carpal tunnel release surgery, researchers observed that participants who performed tendon gliding exercises for six weeks were about 25% more likely to cancel their procedure within the following six months. Doctors of chiropractic often incorporate tendon gliding exercises in their treatment recommendations for carpal tunnel syndrome patients in addition to nutritional recommendations and manual therapies to relieve pressure on the median nerve at the wrist and elsewhere along its course. Journal of Physiotherapy, April 2020

DISREGARD-This Denver Chiropractor still open March 26 2020 update

We are still open under the statewide shutdown order issued by Governor Polis effective today March 26 through April 14. We are still considered an essential business under this order. This means you are allowed to leave your home to come to our office.

Having said this, we are dramatically condensing our schedule over the next 2 weeks. We are in today (3/26) and tomorrow (3/27). Then starting next week we will open just Monday and Thursday.

We will require that each patient attest to all of the following at each visit. This is to protect our patients and our staff.

____I have not had any fever, cough, shortness of breath or other symptoms of the Covid-19 virus the last 2 weeks.

____I have not been in close proximity to anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 2 weeks.

____In the last 2 weeks. I have not traveled to New York, China, Europe or the Colorado mountains – Summit, Eagle, Pitkin, San Miguel counties, etc.

____I understand that my doctor, Glenn D. Hyman, will follow all CDC prevention guidelines before and during my visit but he cannot guarantee that I will not contract the virus known as Covid-19. I understand and accept this risk.

____I assert that my visit today is for a specific problem (ie, back pain, neck pain, headaches, etc) and is not a routine or “maintenance” visit.

We are constantly monitoring this situation to see if we should close. We continue to take all CDC mandated precautions, and to ensure that patients who come in do not encounter any other patients.

Like the rest of you, we are hopeful that this situation will improve in April.

Thanks and please take care,