Manage Weight Through Chiropractic Treatment

by Administrator 23. June 2016 18:47

Chiropractic health care system aims to restore and enhance healing by manipulating and re-aligning the spine. It is based on the premise that the entire body and its functioning are governed by the spinal cord. Hence, manipulating and restoring the alignment of the spine promote transmission of nerve signals as well as help the body function properly.

Millions of people across the world are obese with a high BMI owing to a sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits and higher stress levels. Chiropractic care is beneficial both during and after the weight loss process. The holistic approach adopted by chiropractors enables a person to lose weight in the healthiest possible manner.

Benefits Of Chiropractic Treatment During Weight Loss

  • Rectify Spinal Subluxation- The vertebrae in the spine are aligned in a way that allows the nerve roots passing through them to relay messages all over the body. Misalignments in this structure may occur due to various reasons and hinder the functioning of the body.  This can be a potential cause of weight gain. Chiropractic treatment helps identify the exact location of displaced vertebrae and restore their normal position
  • Chiropractors aim to identify the root cause of obesity and thus aim to rectify the cause giving long term results
  • Relieves mental stress which aids in weight loss
  • Proper alignment of the spine allows the body to absorb essential nutrients from the food and promote weight loss
  • Chiropractors also provide nutrition and exercise guidance to further assist in weight loss
  • The body can absorb and utilize more oxygen, which increases the effectiveness of workout
  • Helps tone up the muscles and prevents fat deposition in the adipose tissues
  • Improves digestion, energy levels, metabolism and establishes a proper posture
  • Aids in improving hormonal imbalances which are a major cause of weight gain

Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment Post-Weight Loss

The center of gravity (COG) is a hypothetical point within the body where the entire body mass is concentrated. This COG shifts as you gain or lose weight. The change further alters the amount and location of pressure exerted on the hips, legs, feet and back. Chiropractic treatment helps adjust this center of gravity post weight loss so that the patient is able to move easily without stressing the body. It helps to keep all the body organs balanced and coordinated.

The chiropractors at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness can help you lose weight and lead a healthy life. To schedule an appointment with the chiropractors serving Killeen, TX, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600.

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Chiropractic Killeen For Postural Problems

by Administrator 16. June 2016 13:18

Postural problems have become quite common these days. Long hours of desk jobs, heavy backpacks and prolonged use of TVs as well as computers, all these have lead to many drastic effects on the normal alignment of the body. A poor posture puts excessive stress on the muscles, joints and ligaments, which may eventually trigger the development of various health problems. It may cause neck pain, low back pain, headache, reduced joint movement, increased risk of injury etc. According to chiropractors, poor posture may also have negative impact on breathing, circulation, digestion as well as other body functions.

Some of the common postural problems are:

  • Forward head tilt
  • Kyphosis or hunchback
  • Scoliosis
  • Rounded shoulders
  • Pelvis tilted forward
  • Slouching in a chair
  • Keeping the back flat while standing
  • Tilting on either leg while standing
  • Poking chin

Causes

  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Occupational demands
  • Poor ergonomic workstation
  • Low self-esteem
  • Muscle imbalance or spasms
  • Poor core strength and stability
  • Hypermobile or stiff joints
  • Genetic problems in spinal alignment
  • Excessive weight

How chiropractic treatment can improve posture?

Chiropractic treatment aims at correcting the underlying postural deficits to restore the normal alignment of the spinal vertebrae. During the initial appointment, the chiropractor may inquire about the patient’s medical history, discuss the symptoms experienced and the potential causes that may have lead to their development. He may also analyze the way the patient sits, stands, moves and bends to assess the severity of the condition. X-ray may be conducted to check the alignment of the spine and rule out an underlying injury or medical condition.

Once the chiropractor has established the cause of the specific postural problem, he may perform gentle manipulations to restore the normal curvature of the spine. Chiropractic adjustments also help to relieve pressure from the shoulder, neck and back muscles as well as improve their flexibility. He may suggest certain posture correction exercises, such as repetitive chin tuck, shoulder retraction, reverse shoulder shrugs, leg extensions, stomach crunches etc. to strengthen the core muscles so that they are better able to support the spine. These exercises help to maintain a proper alignment of the head and neck with the spinal column. The chiropractor may also offer nutrition recommendations to help the patient maintain an ideal weight to avoid putting excessive pressure on the lower back.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, offer effective treatment for a wide range of postural problems. The chiropractors at out clinic aim at diagnosing the exact cause of poor posture and performing adjustments to treat the same. Patients in Killeen, TX can call us at (254) 698 – 1600 to schedule an appointment with the chiropractor.

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Lower Back Pain Prevention Tips

by Administrator 9. June 2016 19:27

Lower back pain is a common problem which is faced by every individual at some point. The condition can be classified as acute if it results from a sudden injury and lasts a few days. It is termed as chronic if it lasts for more than three months.
Patients suffering from lower back pain may also experience numbness and tingling sensation, weakness in legs, difficulty standing straight or walking as well as loss of bladder control.

In most cases, lower back pain can be managed by chiropractic treatment and certain lifestyle modifications. Surgery may be required only in cases when the pain is caused due to an underlying medical condition.

Causes

  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Back injury
  • Sitting for long hours at work
  • Obesity
  • Weak muscles
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Sports activities
  • Overuse
  • Calcium and potassium deficiency
  • Lifting of heavy objects or bending
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Muscle pull or sprain

Prevention Tips

  • Maintain a good posture while sitting, standing or walking
  • Practice exercises that strengthen the back and supporting muscles. Regular physical activity keeps the muscles and tendons healthy and prevents inflammation
  • Reduce weight to avoid putting excessive stress on the lumbar spine
  • Follow proper techniques while playing a sport or exercising to prevent back injuries
  • Wear comfortable shoes that distribute weight evenly through the knees and provide support to the spine. Avoid wearing high heels, particularly if you are in a job that requires continuous standing
  • Increase the intake of calcium and potassium in your diet to strengthen the bones as well as prevent muscle cramps
  • Bend the knees while lifting heavy objects. Keep the weight close to your body to avoid stressing the spine.
  • Avoid sleeping on your stomach as it may lead to lower back pain. Sleeping on the side is recommended
  • Use light weight bags and avoid stuffing or overloading them
  • Use a comfortable chair which provides adequate support to the back
  • Avoid sitting or standing in the same position for too long

Visit Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness for treatment of lower back pain and other health problems. Patients in Killeen, TX can call at (254) 698 – 1600 to schedule an appointment with the chiropractors at the clinic.

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