Stay Healthy During the Holidays!
The end of the year is already here, but that doesn't mean you need to be lax about your health and wellness. Take this time to celebrate your health just as much as you would celebrate any of your favorite holidays!
Happy December! We hope you had a wonderful fall and have settled into a wonderful holiday season. There is so much to look forward to this time of year. But with the extra addition of stress during the holiday, it's so easy to get sick or throw your body out of whack to the point where you're in constant pain. Those few tweaks and points of pain can put a damper on all of your holiday plans. It's so easy for that holiday stress to turn into physical pain. Stress, worry, being very busy, poor diet, and not enough rest can place a lot of instant pain and damage on your back and well being during the holidays. While you are picking out the next holiday movie, making your holiday plans, or starting to travel home for the holidays, keep these tips in mind.
Never let your health and wellness be the last thing you pay attention to this holiday season. Spread your holiday cheer down to your toes, and your body will thank you for it!
Your health and wellness need to be celebrated and cared for as much as any holiday tradition. It is worth taking the time to invest in, care for, and protect. You only get one body, so we encourage you to take these tips to heart. We are so excited to see you in the new year, and can't wait to start a positive and healthy trip around the sun with you. From all of us at Wellness Plus, stay happy and well this holiday season!
Chiropractic Care and Where To Begin
Do you know that you do not need a doctor's referral to see a chiropractor? If you are suffering from pain in your neck, shoulders, back, or joints, a chiropractor may be the best option for you. It may be difficult at first to find a chiropractor that works well with you, but here at Wellness Plus, we do our best to keep our clients happy and healthy!
So what are the things you need to know about chiropractic care if you have never received it before? Continue reading this blog to find out!
Find a Chiropractor that Cares
Finding a chiropractor that cares about you and your health is one of the most important things to take into consideration when looking. A proper chiropractor will do an initial assessment using x-rays to check the status of your spine. If you see one who did not take x-rays, this may not be the chiropractor you need.
Treatment Takes Time
Understand that your individual care plan will be different from others. Depending on the shape your spine is in, or how much pain you are suffering from, the length of your care plan will be specific to your needs.
Side Effects Can Happen
Just like with any other care, chiropractic may come with side effects. The side effects may include soreness, headache, or stiffness. However, these are temporary and usually only last a day.
If you were interested in looking for a chiropractic near you, please consider our team at Wellness Plus!
Chiropractic Care and Children
It is not only those who are adults or elderly that benefit from chiropractic treatments, young children who are physically active also benefit substantially when undergoing adjustments. Children are very susceptible to falls, injuries from sports, and accidents. Sometimes, children are not aware of the discomfort and pain they are experiencing during these activities. That is why it is so important to get them in to see a chiropractor.
Because chiropractic takes each individual and creates a specifically tailored care plan, children always receive the same level of respect and treatment an adult would. The only difference is that a chiropractor will perform adjustments in a more gentle manner.
If your child is experiencing any of the following, consider bringing them into our office here at Wellness Plus,
As we often say here, pain is a poor yardstick to measure health, and we should keep in mind that wellness and health are important, even in young children. We look forward to seeing you and your children!
There are multiple benefits from receiving chiropractic care, along with documented research proving these health benefits. Chiropractic mainly helps and provides assistance to those who have pain in their joints, neck, and back.
What are the researched benefits of receiving chiropractic care?
Research shows that regular chiropractic adjustments can help a patient with one or more of the following conditions:
Chiropractic care can also provide a patient assistance with;
The chiropractic approach is a drug-free, natural, and hands-on approach to wellness and pain management. If you, or someone you know, are interested in participating in this practice, we would love to have you come to our office here at Wellness Plus!
Chiropractic Assists with Car Injuries
Car accidents are dangerous and frightening. Multiple people are injured in car accidents every day and don’t even think of going to see a chiropractor. A chiropractor is an ideal specialist to see prior to an accident for the non surgical and drug-free solution to muscle and spinal pain caused by a car accident.
Since we are fragile, our body is not made to be in accidents. A car accident can cause long-term injury within our muscles, ligaments, and spine.
Accident Injuries include:
Symptoms of these injuries include:
Chiropractic can assist in the treatment of these injuries and symptoms through a non invasive, drug-free solution. Pain is felt everywhere in the body, and maintaining that pain can be done through chiropractic care. Through routine adjustments, our chiropractor here at Wellness Plus can assist you in pain management.
Chiropractic care also reduces inflammation and restores rang of motion. This is done by relieving pressure on nerves within the body and properly aligning the spine and joints.
If you or someone you know has gotten into a car accident and is suffering from pain, lead them to our doors and we will do our best to properly care for their needs, here at Wellness Plus.
Chiropractic and the Hips
When it comes to alignment of the spine, often times people only think of the vertebrae that make up this very important aspect of our beings. What about our hips? How does the spine and chiropractic treatments affect our hips? Well, let us explain.
The alignment of our spine is important for keeping our body able and functioning. If our spine is out of alignment, it can cause pain in other parts of our body such as our hips and knees. When the spine is not aligned properly, our hips tend to be uneven. This means that one side can be higher or lower than the other. This misalignment can cause a person to walk with an abnormal gate, have pain in the hips and knees, or be uncomfortable in general.
In order to combat this misalignment, one can choose to see a chiropractor. If so, a chiropractor will adjust a patient over a series of appointments to regain proper alignment. This will align the hips back to their proper place and remove any discomfort the patient was having.
If you or someone you know is having pain in their hips or joint, tell them to come on in to Wellness Plus. We would love to see what we can do to help!
If you have never seen a chiropractor before, the thought of getting your spine adjusted can be a scary thought. The manipulation of the spine seems daunting, but when done by a professional can be a safe alleviation of pain.
An adjustment refers to the manipulation of the vertebrae of the spine. Sometimes these spinal cord protectors move out of alignment and cause discomfort and pain. The job of a chiropractor is to find those irregularities, or subluxations, and coerce them back into place through various chiropractic techniques.
An adjustment involves high velocity thrusts applied to the vertebra with careful management by the chiropractor. This will cause a sound that signals the release of oxygen within the joint, alleviating the pressure and discomfort. Most clients describe a feeling of relief after an adjustment.
Once you have experience a chiropractic adjustment, it doesn’t seem so scary. If you or someone you know is having trouble with their spine or joints, make an appointment with us today!
How can Chiropractic Help Neuralgia
Being a sensitive part of what makes up our body, our nerves need to be taken care of. Nerves are the pain receptors of our body and can easily be irritated, damaged, or compressed. Neuralgia is the term associated with a damaged nerve causing a severe burning or stabbing pain somewhere in the body. The causes for such pain are aging, disease, and infection.
If the pressure on the nerve is caused by a misalignment in the spine, the use of chiropractic care can benefit someone who is suffering from neuralgia.
Chiropractic cannot cure severe cases of neuralgia caused by disease or infection, but if the neuralgia is caused by a misalignment in the spine, chiropractic care can benefit the client.
Are you suffering from nerve pain and need relief? Our team at Wellness plus will do our best to provide you with phenomenal chiropractic care, so make an appointment today!
Thank You and Happy New Year
Thank You and Happy New Year
While we are sad to see the 2018 year go, we are excited to move into 2019. This past year has brought us many wonderful opportunities to grow our business and meet all of our wonderful clients who have come to us for their chiropractic care. We love taking care of your chiropractic needs and care plan!
As we transition into the new year, we encourage you to continue your chiropractic care plan after the busy rush of the holiday season. In the meantime, follow us on our social media to stay updated on the business!
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We have appreciated working with all of you this year, and look forward to the new faces 2019 brings! Happy New Year from all of us at Wellness Plus!
Lower Back Pain: Chiropractic Treatment
Lower Back Pain: Chiropractic Treatment
Pain in the lower back can cause aches and pains throughout the entire body. When alignment of the spine is off, the nerves in the body can end up pinched. Core Chiropractic treatment is best suitable for this kind of pain in the lower back.
Spinal manipulation is made of high-velocity, short lever arm thrust applied to the problem vertebrae in order to improve function within the area. The best time to start chiropractic treatment of lower back pain is during early signs. Chiropractic is best used alongside other treatments for the spine.
Mobilization of the spine is more of a low-velocity manipulation where there is focus on muscles and joints as well. This technique has a goal to increase the range of motion within the problem areas.
When combating lower back pain, consider the chiropractic work of Wellness Plus! Our professionals will handle you with care and provide you with the best treatment around!
Dr. Valerie Fantino
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