Milwaukee Chiropractor’s Guide to Running

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Running is a great way to exercise and burn much needed calories. It allows both physical exertion and mental recuperation. Many times while running a person can clear their thoughts and get ready for the day. Running though can be very tough on the body if you don’t do it properly. Here are come chiropractic tips to run properly and avoid some of the missteps and injuries that can occur.

You need to wear running shoes of good quality. Don’t wear basketball shoes, hiking shoes etc. Without proper footwear the foot is not properly hitting the ground. This then can cause leg and back pain which will require you to go to the chiropractor. Proper footwear makes sure your feet are properly positioned which then aligns the rest of the body and reduces wear and tear on the spine and back muscles.

Use a natural running movement which requires you to move your arms. Stiff arm movement or no arm movement can cause undue pressure on the back due to improper body weight transference. When running make sure your arms move with the opposite leg for proper balance.

Do not use any extra weights or carry weights while running. Although it would seem to be a better workout, it can actually hurt your body. The natural balance of running is altered and your back, legs, and neck try to compensate for this weird feeling. This compensation is what will cause you to pull a back muscle or cramp a muscle instead of you working harder. You are far better off working with weights before or after you run.

Always look forward when running. The natural way to run is eyes forward and head properly positioned straight ahead so that you don’t strain the necks muscles. This can also lead to back pain, neck pain, and lots of other conditions based on the way your body is lengthening to look down. You must get good at looking far enough in advance for any problems to avoid or run on a smooth surface.

Finally don’t run on those old run down shoes. Only stands to reason that these shoes have lost their proper support. Without the proper support to the foot all kinds of problems can occur. Trade them in for a new pair and you will see the difference right away.

Hope this helps you run without pain. I would always recommend going to a chiropractor before a serious workout regimen is started. The chiropractor will have many different techniques to help you avoid problems. They also can tell you what kind of shoe to get based on your foot and the way you walk.

Back Pain Relief

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

One of the biggest health problems in the United States is low back pain. Nearly 4 out of every 5 people come down with low back pain. There are a lot of causes to this like being overweight, working, posture, and not stretching. We can’t really go into all of the preventative things you can do in such a short post so I will just try to give you some tips on reducing the pain.

First action I would take is icing your lower back. By icing you should reduce the swelling that can occur in your muscles. I would ice for 5 to 10 minutes till the area is numb and you don’t feel as much pain.

After that go and take a hot shower which can help soothe your aching back. The heat boosts circulation by dilating blood vessels and getting nutrients into the damaged area. While showering I like to try and stretch the affected muscles. The heat makes them more pliable and the pain less.

Next make sure you take some over the counter medication to reduce the pain. Whatever you take should reduce swelling and help with the discomfort. Just ask a pharmacist what is working the best right now via word of mouth.

The final step is to do a real stretching routine. You need to target your back muscles by extending them as far as possible. There are many exercises to do this so Google back stretches to find some. You can also find stretches by flexing lumbar muscles as a search term.

The back is a very vital part of everyday life. It is vital that you do as many preventative exercises as possible. Every once and a while you will “tweak it” and this little post will help you handle that. If your pain doesn’t go away within the week consult a physician. Good luck.

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Low Back Pain Studies Favor Chiropractic Care

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

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Just wanted to post a couple of studies that substantiated Chiropractic care. I personally don’t think that chiropractic is considered by most of the population as an option for treatment. It seems the main culprit in all of this is other health professionals that are afraid of the consequences of more people choosing chiropractic. Millions of people around the globe have benefited from chiropractic care and yet we sometimes dismiss their claims. Studies like this are important because they show unbiased proof that this is medicine and it works. The more we can show this proof the better chance we have of helping more people. In a few years the marginalization of chiropractic care will have ceased and many more doctors will follow this type of medicine. I hope that you will give it a chance because it can help.

A major randomized controlled trial on chronic low back pain was just published in the Clinical Rehabilitation Journal, involving 210 patients (140 women and 70 men) with chronic, non-specific low back pain. These individuals were randomized into 3 groups: spinal manipulation, personalized physiotherapy, or back school. [1] Chiropractic adjusting (Spinal Manipulation) was associated with much higher functional improvements and long-term pain relief than the other 2 groups after release from care and again at the 12-month follow-up.

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Milwaukee Chiropractor | What is Chiropractic Care?

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

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Milwaukee Chiropractor treatments consist of small painless adjustments to the spine to relieve pain and pressure. Many times these adjustment lead to a feeling of relief for the person under care. There are 24 movable segments of the spine in the human body. When one of these segments is not properly moving then an adjustment is needed. Once adjusted a full range of movement will be allowed which in turn allows muscular relaxation.

Chiropractic is based on the premise that your brain and spinal cord control your entire body. It is when you feel pain that your body is telling your mind something is wrong, we need help! Of course the mental image of this is a patient strung out on some ancient torture device cracking bones and stripping muscles. This of course is even close to what Chiropractor care is like.

When we develop any kind of stress our nervous system reacts by putting our body in a defensive posture. Muscles contract out causing the spine and joints to lock up. This then causes irritated nerves which sends the message (pain) to the brain telling it something is wrong. When they become pinched or irritate they block the nerve impulses that should travel freely. When this happens that causes health problems in the body. The stoppage of the impulses can cause stomach pains, headaches, or backaches, just to name a few.

All of this can be avoided by having proper Milwaukee Chiropractor care on a regular basis. I hope this helps clear up some misconceptions of this type of scientific medicine. Remember it is a painless and prententive type medicine that everyone can benefit from.

Milwaukee Chiropractor | Why Suffer from Back Pain?

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

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There are many reasons why people suffer from back pain and struggle their whole lives. Back pain comes in many different variations and can affect many different areas of the body negatively. The problem with the way things are set up now is that Doctors on’t recommend treatments that adress the main causes of the pain. In the next few posts I would like to address of few of these and hope they will help you. I am going to address the most common causes which also happen to be something your Doctor didn’t ever tell you.

The top reason people have problems is excess stress in their lives and a negative belief system. You probably have had physical therapy and it helped releive some pain. This relief didn’t last though did it? Many people get temporary relief but it never seems to last and you are back to square one. The reason for this is your mind! Your Mind is literally keeping you from healing the body completely. You can’t underestimate the power your mind has in the healing process and has been proven through time to help with therapy. Chiropractic unlike medicine helps you deal with the mental aspects of healing. Not everything can be cured through science, sometimes you also have to have the belief in the healing process and we will help you with that.

Don’t underestimate the power of the mind…

Milwaukee Chiropractor | Back exercises in 15 minutes a day

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

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If you want to be free from back pain then you must be proactive in your efforts to do so. If you spend 15 minutes a day and do these back exercises then your likelihood of avoiding back problems increases. As you keep doing them your back gets stronger and the exercises get easier. I highly recommend doing these exercises from the Mayo clinic and watch how much better you feel

Want to prevent back pain? Try a few basic exercises to stretch and strengthen your back and supporting muscles. Repeat each exercise three or four times, then increase the number of repetitions as the exercise gets easier.

Slide show: Back exercises in 15 minutes a day: Multimedia – MayoClinic.com

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Milwaukee Chiropractic Care versus Medicine

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

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Milwaukee Chiropractor is a website which informs Milwaukee residents about chiropractic care. One of the keys to this type of care is that all of your doctors work together for your relief. Many times doctors won’t work with the chiropractor and that really says they don’t care about you. This article explains the way both medicine and chiropractic care can help you. Sometimes it just takes time and chiropractor care can help alleviate some of the pain. When deciding what to do make sure you ask both types of care and see if they will work together.

Back pain — How well does chiropractic care stack up against more conventional treatments?

Back pain: Will chiropractic treatment help?: In Depth – MayoClinic.com

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Milwaukee Chiropractor | Can Chiropractic Help Scoliosis?

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

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Milwaukee Chiropractor can help with scoliosis. Here is an article about the benefits of chiropractic care by a well known San Fransisco Chiropractor. Please read this and if you live locally here in Milwaukee give us a call and we would be happy to see what we can do.

Chiropractic can help scoliosis. In fact, I have helped hundreds of scoliosis patients over the years at my downtown San Francisco Chiropractic Clinics. For the most part, scoliosis is of idiopathic (unknown) origin. It is detected after it has been there for a while which makes it hard to know the cause.

Can Chiropractic Help Scoliosis? – Wellsphere

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Milwaukee Chiropractic

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

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Milwaukee Chiropractors have fundamental beliefs and underlying tenets of their profession and what it does. Many people call this a chiropractic philosophy but in reality it is a science and an art. It is a belief that chiropractic is more about the natural order of the universe and how we are to be in that universe. A good question for a Milwaukee Chiropractor is how he/she feels their philosophy fits in with everyday life? Here is an article that delves into that in more depth.

When chiropractors get together, they often discuss philosophy. Yet, you will seldom hear them mentioning Plato and Aristotle, or comparing notes on Nietzsche or Emerson.

“WHY TALK CHIROPRACTIC PHILOSOPHY?”

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Milwaukee Chiropractor Tips

Friday, September 11th, 2009

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Chiropractor-Tips-For-Runners&id=553008″>Many people love to run on a everyday basis for the many benefits it provides. Many times when people are very active they need the use of a Milwaukee chiropractor to keep them in tip top shape. If you are one of those people who like to push it as far as possible this article will help you when using a chiropractor and running.

For an active person, running is an exhilarating way to get a good workout. Unsurprisingly, a good many fitness buffs swear by their daily runs; both as a form of exercise and a way to clear their head and get grounded and ready for their day. As with any exercise, running demands some planning, and for those under the care of a chiropractor, this actual kind of exercise might require a bit of extra planning.

Chiropractor-Tips-For-Runners&id=553008″>Rehabilitation – 5 Chiropractor Tips For Runners

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