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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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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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Preventing Sports Injuries with Chiropractic Care

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For athletes, success is where preparation and opportunity meet

Within this formula, we are interested in the preparation; how can we work together to better prepare your bodies for the challenges you face in your chosen sport? When an athlete comes to see us at our office in Sacramento, we focus on the following:

  • Improving biomechanics of the upper body and lower limbs 
  • Maximize range of motion in joints throughout the body
  • Boosting core stability
  • Establishing spinal alignment and balance
  • Resolving muscle imbalances
  • Promote faster healing 
  • Naturally increase energy levels

Every single one of these bullet points represents an important factor in athletic success. But the most important part of this preparation process is that it keeps your body in the best position to avoid injury; by increasing your body's natural resilience, and ensuring the right pieces are in place to stabilize the transfer of forces in a healthy manner, we go a long way toward preventing common sports injuries. 

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Healing Modalities for Athletes: The Deep Friction Massage

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Smart, safe, effective healing for athletes 

The most common sports injuries involve ligament sprains and tendon strains. The severity of these injuries ranges between limiting your performance and preventing you from engaging in physical activity altogether.  At Espinosa Family Chiropractic, a major part of our philosophy is helping athletes heal quickly and effectively. Because exercise is one of the cornerstones of wellness, it is our responsibility to offer you all our knowledge and expertise in support of keeping you active. Deep friction massage is an excellent modality for healing common sports injuries, but it must be carried out by a skilled set of hands. Fortunately, we have those hands! Read on to find out more.

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Protect Yourself and Your Spine When Buying a New Mattress

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What is the current state of your mattress?

If you are like many Americans, you've slept on your mattress far too long. The average mattress has a lifespan of 7-10 years depending on how you care for it; certain brands such as Tempurpedic have been known to last up to 20 years without a dip or a sag. On the other end of the spectrum, some poor-quality mattress brands may give within 2-3 years. Regardless, it is always important to look out for the signs that you may need a new mattress. Aside from physical signs, including a surprising range found here, there are clear signs on the mattress itself, including:

  • Squeaking and creaking: the more sounds your mattress makes, the greater the likelihood it is up for replacement. 
  • Visible sagging: a sure sign that your mattress has lost its resilience- sagging mattresses are signal contributors to poor spinal alignment and back pain.
  • The hammock effect: to go along with sagging, you may notice that you tend to fall in towards the center of your mattress- another sign that it's time to upgrade. 

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