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Denver Chiropractor shares: Single Best way to avoid back pain

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:

 

Denver Chiropractor shares – 3 more ways to improve your posture

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.

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.

Denver Chiropractor shares: The Double Slider Lunge

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

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.

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.

 

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

Our Denver Chiropractors discuss: Shoulder Pain & Where to Start

Dr. Samantha Leger and Dr. Glenn Hyman walk you through what you can do when you injure your shoulder. Dr. Samantha evaluates Dr. Glenn’s shoulder injury from a mountain bike crash and shows you how you can tell if you need immediate medical attention. The doctors also show you which rehab exercises you can start right after the injury. As always this is not a substitute for medical advice. Make sure this is right for you and use common sense.