Archive for February 2018
Tee it High and Let it Fly with Chiropractic
There is nothing like taking to the golf course on a sunny day.
Golf offers us the opportunity to maintain physical wellbeing while challenging ourselves mentally; it is a wonderfully social sport that gets us outside for hours. But as a physical activity, golf is much more involved than it is given credit for- as we will find, it actually presents our spines with myriad challenges that aren’t found in other sports. With a little dose of proactivity, you can keep spinal wellness high and derive maximum enjoyment out of this wonderful sport.
How You Can Benefit from Nonsurgical Decompression
Decompression is a powerful modality for treating back pain
In cases of severe spinal injury, in which the back pain is excruciating and omnipresent, surgical decompression therapy is used to alleviate pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. Because of the difficulty in determining the degree to which it will actually alleviate back pain, surgical decompression is a last-resort therapy. Nonsurgical decompression, on the other hand, is a form of motorized traction that changes the position of the spine to alleviate pressure in the spinal discs. At Espinosa Family Chiropractic, we use nonsurgical decompression to help people with the following conditions find relief:
- Persistent back pain
- Herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Facet joint syndrome
Eating Effectively: The Mindfulness Approach
Too often our eating patterns fall victim to our busy lifestyles.
We alternate between starving and stuffing ourselves, which leaves our body craving unhealthy, filling foods that lack substantial nutritive qualities. Without adequate nutritional support, our bodies have no chance of maintaining a healthy equilibrium. Poor eating habits only contribute further to conditions including anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, poor cognitive function and spinal degeneration. We can turn the tables and use nutrition to our advantage by being mindful about our approach to eating.
Relax Your Back to Relax Your Mind
Mental and physical stress feed off of each other
The cycle is clear to see: mental stress causes your body to tense –> tense muscles pull your spine out of alignment and tend to spasm –> physical pain then adds an additional burden to your mental stress. Along the way, any number of other factors could be out of whack: from poor or stagnant circulation to pain-inducing posture. The end result is a less-happy, less-productive You, and a You who is in for a host of problems down the line if you don’t take steps to manage your stress.