Chiropractic Benefits For Post-Back Surgery

by Administrator 29. November 2011 06:48

Chiropractic therapy is based on the idea that different types of pains in the body can be comforted with the help of a suitable treatment done to the spine. The spine can be attuned in such a way that the spinal problems and other body pains are restored and the body heals up naturally. Thus, Chiropractic care is a natural healing process which relates itself to the specific care of the spine.

Back pain is one of the most common body pains, which is specifically treated with the help of chiropractic therapy in a natural way. It is believed that the body has self healing ability along with the immunity to fight back the pains. This therapy is safe and has no side effects.

Back surgeries should ideally be avoided, but in severe critical cases it becomes necessary. The patients, who have already undergone back surgery, need to keep a better care and consideration for their back pain. Chiropractic therapy proves to be very helpful in significant ways for the post back surgery care.

Some of the major types of chiropractic treatments which can be done post-back surgery are:

  • Cox Flexion Distraction Manipulation: It is an effective therapy that relieves the pressure on the spinal nerves gently and softly, and is frequently used for the treatment of post back surgery patients.
  • Cox Decompression Manipulation: It is used to cure the post back surgery pains, resulted due to additional forces applied during the surgery. It helps in relieving the pressure on the sensitive nerves, thereby healing the post surgery pain through low velocity adjusting procedure.

Back surgery includes the element of spinal infusion, which may prove to be ineffective in some cases. This condition where the surgery fails is also known as Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS). The patients suffer from severe back pain, which might develop soon after the surgery or months later, which is mainly due to the ASD (Adjacent Segment Disease). Therefore, chiropractic therapy becomes necessary even after the surgery and proves to be beneficial for post back surgery pains and early recovery.

For any further information or any other query related to the Chiropractic therapy and its medical implications, feel free to visit at Corrective Chiropractics and Wellness, 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548 or you may just call at (254) 698-1600.

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Healthy Diet For A Healthy Body

by Administrator 17. November 2011 08:14

Healthy diet is very essential for a healthy and well maintained body. We need sufficient nutrients for proper growth and development and for the same, healthy eating habits is a must. Our diet should contain key ingredients in a balanced form. It should be rich in vitamins, and minerals. Our diet should also have proper amount of proteins, carbohydrates and fats according to age and lifestyle.

A healthy diet may include fruits, vegetables, cereals, grains, milk products, meat and other non-vegetarian food products. It is important to note that the intake of food products should be planned according to the lifestyle and physical activity of a person. We should always try to maintain a balance in the sense of the calorie intake and the calorie burnout.

Some of the major things which should constitute the healthy diet for a healthy body are:

  • Diet should always include high-fiber food such vegetables, beans and whole grains.
  • Diet should also include green, yellow and orange colored fruits and vegetables such as citrus fruits, carrots, broccoli etc, as they contain antioxidants and nutrients that are very essential for a healthy body.
  • Consumption of alcohol, tea and coffee should also be kept in limits.
  • Green Tea is a healthy alternative for refreshment. Sodas and artificial juices should also be limited in intake.
  • Cakes, pizzas, hot dogs, burgers, and other junk food should also be limited in intake.
  • The intake of sugar as well as salt content, along with the refined grain products such as white breads and snacks should be limited.
  • Sufficient amount of water intake and exercise is necessary for a healthy body, which helps in draining off the harmful toxins from the body.
  • The animal fat or the trans-fat products should be consumed in limited amounts as they are rich in cholesterol and affects health badly.

Thus, a healthy diet is very vital for the development of a healthy body as it contains sufficient amount of minerals, vitamins and other essential nutrients needful for the healthy body.

Chiropractics promote staying fit by adopting a healthy lifestyle. To know more about chiropractic therapy and its benefits, contact Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness, 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548. You can also call us at (254) 698-1600.

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What Are The Causes For Muscular Pain?

by Administrator 9. November 2011 10:35

Muscles are the contractile tissue of the body that covers the major framework of the skeleton. It performs the main function of allowing the body movement and maintenance of the posture. The sensory receptors present in the muscles are responsible for the perfect posture of the body.

Muscular pain, also known as ‘myalgia’, is a very common problem worldwide. It is generally related to over use, over stretching, tension or injury of the muscles. Work, that involves a lot of physical activity, can also lead to over stressing of the muscles. It may affect either one muscle or the whole body of the person. Muscular pain can also be a sign of some disease, infection or any other disorder in the body.

The most common causes of muscular pain can be described as:

  • Injury causing sprains and damage to the muscles.
  • Overexerting of a muscle causing fatigue.
  • Tension or trauma.
  • A condition known as Fibromyalgia, which may harm the tenderness in your muscles and the surrounding soft tissues.
  • Side-effects of certain drugs and medicines can also cause muscular pain.

The muscular pain can be prevented by adopting various methods such as:

  • Warming up or stretching is the best way to keep away the muscular pain. It can be done before performing any physical work or morning exercise, and also after its completion.
  • Drinking fluids in large amount throughout the day and while exercising, relaxes the muscle pain.
  • Working in the same posture for long period of time or having a sitting job, can also bring pain to your muscles. Therefore, you should always try to take regular breaks in between.
  • Having a healthy and nutritional diet is also important to build muscles and immunity.

Chiropractic therapy helps in curing most of the muscular pains, including lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, joint pain, headaches etc. It focuses on spinal manipulation and its treatment. Muscular system of the body is closely linked with the vertebral column and hence, when spinal bones become misaligned, it may damage the spinal cord, spinal nerves, fascia, meninges and other tissues as well.

For any queries regarding muscular pain or to know more about dealing with muscular problems, visit us at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness, 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548 or call at (254) 698-1600.

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Guide To Stay Well

by Administrator 2. November 2011 10:36

How important is health?

Health is all about having a sound mind as well as a sound body, which is impossible without consuming a balanced diet and exercising regularly. What we eat plays an essential role in keeping our good health. No matter how old you are, whether you are a toddler, teenager, adult or an aged person, each one of us is dependent on food to achieve a good health and thereby lead a happy life.

However, along with healthy mind and body, a healthy spirit is also needed for a perfect health. It includes the peace of mind, happiness, and an optimistic thinking.

What are the tools we can follow to achieve a good health?

  • Have a nutritional diet: A nutritional diet includes all the essential minerals and vitamins required by the body. We must increase the intake of roughage in our diets.
  • Do not over eat: Anything consumed in excess is harmful for the body, hence, in order to avoid health problems including obesity; one must always eat in the right quantity.
  • Do not skip meals: A majority of people tend to skip their meals because of their busy schedule. Also there are people who follow the wrong procedure of dieting to reduce weight, which can be harmful for health.
  • Sanitize or wash your hand before eating: No matter how healthy food you eat, but if you do not wash your hands, you can still catch various infections.
  • Drink plenty of water: A person should have a minimum of 2.5 liters of water daily. It ensures that the body does not get dehydrated, and also helps in flushing out the toxins from our body.
  • Physical activities: Physical activities help in burning up the calories of the body. We must not be a couch potato as it hampers the physical as well as the mental health of the body.
  • Take time to relax: Along with the physical activities, proper relaxation is also beneficial.
  • Think positive: Having a positive attitude makes you live a stress-free and happy life.
  • No smoking and tobacco intake: We all know that tobacco intake is injurious to our health and hence, must be avoided.

Prevention is always better than cure and thus, medical checkups at regular interval of time help you in staying well. However, if you are suffering from any kind of health problem and do not want to keep having medicines and injections, Chiropractic therapy is meant for you, as it treats most of your health problems naturally.

If you want to know more about the chiropractic therapy and its benefits in various health problems, contact Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness, 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548 or call at 254-698-1600.

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