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Weight Matters for Spinal Health

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Being overweight: the greatest burden your spine can't bear

When it comes to spinal health, carrying extra weight is akin to shooting yourself in the foot. Your spine and the surrounding muscles already have enough to contend with considering gravity and the onset of spinal degeneration that comes with age. So when you add superfluous weight into the mix, those same muscles have to work harder to keep you upright and pain free. The logical conclusion is muscle strain, which causes pain in of itself. But once your muscles cease to support your spine properly, your posture changes; the proper functioning of your spinal motion segments becomes altered. This is how weight leads to long-term spinal problems. 

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Integrating Massage Therapy with Chiropractic Care

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Giving yourself the best chance at wellbeing

Healthcare is best thought of as multi-dimensional: it incorporates everything you and your healthcare team do to take care of you; this includes you as a (key) team player! From the food you eat to the exercise you take to the medicine you receive, healthcare is an integrative method of keeping you alive and well. Chiropractic is another cog in this machine- a conservative method of care that adds another entire dimension of support to your wellbeing. At Espinosa Family Chiropractic, we believe that chiropractic's natural modalities are essential to an individual's musculoskeletal health. Remaining upright and pain-free in old age is dependent upon proactively taking care of your spine. And while most of society is too busy to spare a thought for posture, we are here as advocates and professional reference points for your spine's well-being. 

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Preventing Back Pain While Biking

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Cycling and lower back pain go hand in hand

A cycling habit is great for physical fitness, happiness and social well-being. Cycling gets you out for varying degrees of exercise and lets you access the outdoors in a truly unique way. But, as with all physical activities, you need to be careful that your fitness habit is not causing your back pain. The fact is that cycling, because of the mechanical factors involved in the motion, lends itself to back pain. Indeed, people who have no previous history of back pain find that when they start biking, they also gain a tender lower back. But that doesn't have to be the case! We have identified the factors that matter for keeping you on the road and leaving the back pain behind!

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The Power of Functional Wellness

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Functional Wellness focuses on the health as a whole in order to influence the health of individual parts

Chiropractors, physiotherapists, and nutritionists are among the leading lights in the functional wellness movement. We seek to help our patients take a new approach to healthcare which emphasizes the combination of knowledge and natural healthcare approaches with functional medicine to create profound changes in the way you feel, look and function on a daily basis. We take the time to work with you on an individual basis to create a plan that is:

  • Holistic
  • Safe
  • Preventive 
  • Evidence-based
  • Promoting optimal function

So how does functional wellness work? 

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Will You Still Be Active When You’re 80?

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Are you looking foward to old age?

It Is hard to envision life at 80- the mere number brings on feelings of anxiety and questions with intangible answers. But we are here to tell you that, while it may be difficult, now is the right time to start envisioning your life in old age. The more we think about it now, the more we can take an active hand in determining what kind of life we will lead In the future. One of the best ways to think about your future is through the lens of spinal health. Whether we like it or not, our spines will play a make-or-break role in our wellbeing in old age. If we start taking care of our spines now, old age will be exponentially easier and less Painful. 

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