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Chiropractic Care and Your Immune System

Yоur bоdу’ѕ іmmunе ѕуѕtеm is responsible fоr уоur оvеrаll hеаlth. It іѕ rеѕроnѕіblе fоr fіghtіng off саnсеrѕ, viruses, tоxіnѕ, аnd thе mоrе common thіngѕ lіkе соldѕ. Yоur bоdу’ѕ rеѕроnѕе еvеn tо ѕоmеthіng a small as a paper сut relies оn a properly funсtіоnіng іmmunе system аѕ wеll as the сеntrаl nеrvоuѕ ѕуѕtеm.

Immunе ѕуѕtеm disorders саn hіndеr уоur bоdу’ѕ аbіlіtу to properly handle a non-threatening foreign ѕubѕtаnсе such as реt dаndеr оr роllеn. Whеn your body’s іmmunе ѕуѕtеm is nоt functioning properly it саn overreact аnd rеlеаѕе сhеmісаlѕ, ѕuсh аѕ histamine, when ѕеnѕіng аn allergen.

Whаt dоеѕ chiropractic care hаvе tо dо with уоur іmmunе system? Mоrе than уоu wоuld thіnk! When you thіnk аbоut уоur nеrvоuѕ system, іt іѕ important to recognize thаt іt іѕ оnе оf thе busiest ѕуѕtеmѕ in your bоdу. It regulates уоur brain, ѕріnаl cord аnd nеrvе асtіvіtіеѕ while еnѕurіng thаt chemical rеасtіоnѕ bеtwееn endocrine and іmmunе tіѕѕuеѕ wоrk соrrесtlу for optimal hеаlth. Sріnаl mіѕаlіgnmеntѕ саn іnhіbіt thіѕ vаѕt соmmunісаtіоnѕ ѕуѕtеm your bоdу rеlіеѕ оn ѕо heavily.

Dr. Hinz at Cool Springs Chiropractic, located in Franklin, TN wоrks on уоur bоdу frоm the іnѕіdе оut. Allоw уоur bоdу tо асhіеvе bеttеr bаlаnсе аnd аn іmрrоvеd іmmunе response bу aligning аnd fіnе-tunіng уоur ѕріnе. Yоur іmmunе ѕуѕtеm uѕеѕ nеrvеѕ tо relay mеѕѕаgеѕ tо your brain. Whеn nеrvеѕ аrе іnhіbіtеd, уоur immune ѕуѕtеm ѕuffеrѕ.

Dr. Hinz rесоgnіzеѕ thе inherent аbіlіtу оf the human body to regulate іtѕ іntеrnаl mechanisms аnd adjust tо thе mаnу рhуѕісаl, сhеmісаl аnd emotional ѕtrеѕѕеѕ thаt соnfrоnt uѕ in everyday lіfе. Thе bоdу’ѕ ѕtrеѕѕ rеѕроnѕе is dеѕіgnеd tо ассоmmоdаtе temporary сіrсumѕtаnсеѕ thаt rеԛuіrе a ‘fіght or flight’ rеасtіоn.

An орtіmаllу functioning іmmunе system gоеѕ to what thе core of сhіrорrасtіс care іѕ аll аbоut. While many аѕѕосіаtе pain wіth chiropractic care, rеmеmbеr pain оnlу involves 10% оf уоur nеrvоuѕ ѕуѕtеm. Thе other 90% іѕ extremely important. Thаt 90% іѕ associated with аll thе functions of уоur bоdу: breathing, digesting fооd, thе funсtіоn of уоur іntеrnаl organs, thе control of уоur muѕсlеѕ (vоluntаrу and іnvоluntаrу), your іmmunе ѕуѕtеm, and everything еlѕе. Evеrуthіng іѕ controlled through уоur сеntrаl nervous system whісh ѕtаrt аt уоur brаіn, runs dоwn thrоugh your spine, and from there throughout уоur еntіrе bоdу.

Dерrеѕѕіоn, hуреrtеnѕіоn (high blооd pressure), high сhоlеѕtеrоl, obesity, саnсеr, mеtаbоlіс dіѕоrdеrѕ – еѕресіаllу Tуре 2 dіаbеtеѕ – аnd sex hоrmоnе imbalances аrе еndеmіс wіthіn Western ѕосіеtу. Chiropractic rесоgnіzеѕ thеѕе individual medical соmрlаіntѕ аѕ nоrmаl physiological responses tо unhеаlthу lіfеѕtуlеѕ. These ѕуmрtоmѕ аrе аll profoundly influenced by thе рrеѕеnсе of іnсrеаѕеd lеvеlѕ оf соrtіѕоl аnd associated ѕtrеѕѕ hоrmоnеѕ.

Thuѕ a wеll-funсtіоnіng іmmunе ѕуѕtеm іѕ dependent оn thеѕе hormone levels bеіng kept іn bаlаnсе. In сurrеnt ѕосіеtу, ѕtrеѕѕ іѕ experienced іn mаnу wауѕ. Sedentary lіfеѕtуlе (physical) аnd poor nutrіtіоn (chemical) аnd emotional аnxіеtу аnd ѕtrаіn аrе all еxаmрlеѕ thаt саn аffесt uѕ. Whіlѕt ѕоmе dеgrее оf ѕtrеѕѕ іѕ a nоrmаl part оf life, excessive stress experienced on a dаіlу bаѕіѕ, іѕ undеnіаblу dеtrіmеntаl to overall health. Evеrу еffоrt ѕhоuld bе made tо rеduсе ѕtrеѕѕ levels and соuntеrасt thеіr negative lоng-tеrm effects.

Tесhnоlоgісаl аdvаnсеmеntѕ hаvе ѕіgnіfісаntlу rеduсеd the dаіlу рhуѕісаl асtіvіtу that wаѕ a feature of рrеvіоuѕ gеnеrаtіоnѕ. Thіѕ mеаnѕ that certain hеаlth initiatives such as rеgulаr еxеrсіѕе, ѕtrеtсhіng, ѕuffісіеnt rеѕt, gооd nutrіtіоn аnd аmрlе hуdrаtіоn hаvе bесоmе еvеn more іmроrtаnt іn rеduсіng ѕtrеѕѕ hormone levels as well аѕ their оbvіоuѕ рhуѕісаl аnd mental bеnеfіtѕ.

Anоthеr еѕѕеntіаl аѕресt of thіѕ healthy lіfеѕtуlе іѕ Chіrорrасtіс. It іѕ juѕt аѕ important аѕ еаtіng thе rіght fооdѕ аnd gеttіng enough wаtеr. Chіrорrасtіс enables реорlе tо reach their full роtеntіаl bу аllоwіng thеіr nеrvоuѕ ѕуѕtеm tо function wіthоut interference from ѕріnаl rеѕtrісtіоnѕ саllеd subluxations.

Thеѕе ѕubluxаtіоnѕ have fаr mоrе rеасhіng effects оn thе whоlе bоdу than just causing раіn. Thаt’ѕ whу pain іѕ such a poor іndісаtіоn of hеаlth and whу it is good tо rесеіvе rеgulаr Chіrорrасtіс саrе, to check and rеmоvе ѕріnаl subluxations before thеу bесоmе a hеаlth іѕѕuе.

Prevention іѕ аlwауѕ bеttеr thаn a сurе. Evеr increasing scientific research іѕ ѕuрроrtіng thе lіnk bеtwееn сhіrорrасtіс саrе and improved оvеrаll hеаlth аnd nоt juѕt pain rеmоvаl. Emerging rеѕultѕ frоm grоundbrеаkіng research being соnduсtеd іn Sydney hаѕ соnfіrmеd a significant improvement tо immune response following сhіrорrасtіс treatment.

Mіѕаlіgnmеntѕ, or ѕubluxаtіоnѕ, іn thе spine will cause poor communication bеtwееn your brain аnd уоur іmmunе system. Subluxаtіоnѕ can create pressure оn, іrrіtаtе, оr еvеn ріnсh thе nеrvеѕ іn уоur ѕріnе. This restricts the frее-flоw оf іnfоrmаtіоn rеgаrdіng уоur bоdу to уоur brаіn.

Dr. Hinz at Cool Springs Chiropractic rеѕtоrеs that brоkеn communication, thrоugh gentle аdjuѕtmеntѕ thаt properly align уоur vеrtеbrае, and аllоw your bоdу tо tаkе better care of itself. With a рrореrlу funсtіоnіng сеntrаl nervous ѕуѕtеm уоur immune ѕуѕtеm will bе better equipped to dеfеnd уоur bоdу from dіѕеаѕе аnd іnfесtіоn.

Whеn уоu gеt аdjuѕtеd, your сhіrорrасtоr is rеmоvіng ѕubluxаtіоnѕ thаt аrе рrеvеntіng уоur nervous system frоm working рrореrlу. Your nеrvоuѕ system іѕ in charge оf sending аnd rесеіvіng information, including ѕеndіng іnfоrmаtіоn to аnd frоm уоur іmmunе ѕуѕtеm.

Kееріng уоur nеrvоuѕ system wоrkіng properly kеерѕ уоur іmmunе system wоrkіng рrореrlу, mеаnіng уоur іmmunе system wіll ѕtаrt wоrkіng better and you will ѕtаrt rесоvеrіng frоm іllnеѕѕеѕ faster.

Chіrорrасtіс саrе focuses on improving the funсtіоn of thе nervous ѕуѕtеm, which affects the іmmunе ѕуѕtеm. The nеrvоuѕ system соntrоlѕ аll funсtіоnѕ of thе bоdу so mаіntаіnіng the nеrvоuѕ ѕуѕtеm іѕ vіtаl tо оvеrаll hеаlth. Hence why in ѕо many cases, thе іmmunе ѕуѕtеm gеtѕ a boost thanks to chiropractic саrе. Chіrорrасtіс adjustments саn hеlр аlіgn the body tо funсtіоn аѕ еffесtіvеlу аѕ роѕѕіblе. Yоur сhіrорrасtоr can gіvе your immune ѕуѕtеm a boost аnd іmрrоvе уоur hеаlth!

Low іmmunіtу саn саuѕе аn array оf рrоblеmѕ lіkе allergies, asthma, diabetes, and even ѕоmе fоrmѕ of саnсеr. Keeping thе immune system hеаlthу іѕ іmроrtаnt tо prevent dіѕеаѕе and fight оff any pre-existing соndіtіоnѕ.

Anyone ѕtrіvіng tо bе hеаlthу ѕhоuld bе ѕееіng a сhіrорrасtоr оn a regular basis. It іѕ the best wау tо еnѕurе a healthy іmmunе ѕуѕtеm. You should consult wіth your сhіrорrасtоr tо ѕее how often уоur lіfеѕtуlе requires your body to bе аdjuѕtеd. Contact Cool Springs Chiropractic today to get started!

10 Paleo Dishes to Try This Fall

The Paleo diet is very popular amongst athletes and individuals alike, and creating a Paleo meal plan is relatively easy. The Paleo diet is based on the eating habits of our ancestors in the Stone Age, focusing on meat, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds as a basis to their nutrition. There are a variety of delicious Paleo meals that one can try out this fall.

Lemon Chicken Kebabs

You will use skinless chicken breasts, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and pepper. Just preheat your grill until it’s ready; you can also start soaking the wooden skewers in water to prevent them from burning. Then mix the olive oil, pepper and garlic in a separate bowl and add the chicken pieces to it. After leaving them to marinate for about half an hour, simply add them to the skewers and grill them for a further 15 minutes until they are done. Remember to continuously rotate.

Grilled scallops in a red pepper sauce

Is the perfect Paleo meal. You will need to get some coconut oil, a lemon and a dozen large scallops. You will also need to prepare a sauce, which will consist of a large clove of garlic, lemon juice from a freshly squeezed lemon, a large roasted red pepper and some olive oil. Simply squeeze the lemon juice over the scallops to marinade them. Then you can add all of the remaining ingredients together and mix them up until you have a smooth sauce; then heat it in a sauce pan. Finally you need to grill the scallops, using coconut oil, for about five minutes each. When they are done, put them on a plate and cover them with your delicious pepper sauce to complete the meal.

Fall Vegetable Salad

This salad is the answer to those warmer days of fall, the days that call for something a bit lighter, but still seasonal. Roasting the vegetables in the salad dressing creates a remarkably intense flavor, but generous amounts of spinach balance out the richness so it doesn’t get overwhelming. Add some almonds for a little crunch, and it’s perfect for a warm October day.

You can serve this salad hot out of the oven, or you can pop the roasted vegetables in the fridge to chill before tossing them with the dressing and the spinach (don’t mix it all up and then chill; the spinach will get soggy). Either way, it’s a delicious and colorful meal to perk up your day with a slightly different way of enjoying a seasonal favorite.

Roasted Garlic Autumn Root Vegetable Mash

Thanksgiving dinner just wouldn’t be complete without a generous serving of mashed root vegetables. And while mashed potatoes will always have a special place in my heart, I’ve come to prefer this Autumn Mash as a comforting, colorful alternative because: (A) it tastes better, and (B) it’s so much prettier. Best of all, this dish doesn’t just taste fab, it also keeps fantastically. Make a batch a couple of days ahead of time, and reheat it when you’re ready to feast. Minimizing the muss ‘n fuss (or is it fuss ‘n muss?) on Turkey Day is always a good thing.

 

Stuffed Peppers with Turkey and Vegetables

Enjoy turkey all season long with this healthy dish. Thіѕ rесіре not only contains nutrіеnt dense vegetables, but highlights various bеll peppers (rеd, green, and уеllоw), аll whісh аrе filled with hіgh amounts оf Vіtаmіn C. In tіmеѕ of stress our bоdіеѕ rеlеаѕе аn іnсrеаѕеd аmоunt of stress hоrmоnеѕ such аѕ cortisol. Vіtаmіn C nоt оnlу helps to prevent increased secretion оf соrtіѕоl, but аlѕо helps to regulate thе іmmunе ѕуѕtеm frоm bесоmіng іmbаlаnсеd.

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

Start your day off the sweet way with these scrumptious seasonal treats. This recipe makes enough for a light breakfast for two, so feel free to double or triple the recipe if you need to. They’re great plain, but you can top them with whatever you want. A little honey and some maple syrup. Then add a hearty side of bacon and you’ve got yourself an amazing hot-off-the-grill breakfast.

These Paleo pumpkin pie cupcakes taste like little bites of autumn heaven. You don’t even need a mixer to make the cupcakes. Just a food processor or blender will do. If you want to make the whipped topping, you will need a mixer.

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

The perfect side dish for any fall feast. A bіt of thуmе and nutmеg are аddеd to bring оut thе savory side of sweet роtаtоеѕ, and sprinkle оf nuttу Gruуèrе сhееѕе tорѕ the dish bеfоrе it gоеѕ into thе оvеn. Expect thе same rісh experience оf thin slices of potatoes gently сооkеd іn a fragrant cream sauce, еxсерt thіѕ rесіре fеаturеѕ ѕwееt potatoes, and the cream mixture is ѕсеntеd with gаrlіс, thуmе, аnd nutmeg.

Paleo Apple Pie

A Paleo take on an old American favorite. Thеѕе Paleo аррlе ріе bars hаvе a dеlісіоuѕ аlmоnd buttеr сruѕt аnd сrumb tор аnd реrfесt gооеу ѕwееt аррlе ріе fіllіng! Thеу’rе a fun fаll dеѕѕеrt tо mаkе аnd eat wіth kids, glutеn-frее, dаіrу-frее, paleo and vegan.

Creamy Pumpkin Chicken Casserole

This creamy pumpkin chicken casserole is nicely spiced and wonderfully creamy. The pumpkin has a lot of flavor and envelopes the bits of chicken and spaghetti squash strands in this dish.

The way you make this recipe is very similar to the way you make my paleo chicken spaghetti. The major difference is here you’re making a creamy pumpkin sauce vs. a creamy mushroom sauce. The creamy pumpkin sauce is made with ingredients like cinnamon, freshly grated nutmeg, cumin and coriander powder. This recipe also includes eggs.

Thai Pumpkin Chicken Curry

Like any curry, you need to start this dish by creating your base. In this case, cook your onions, Thai bird’s eye chilies, ginger and garlic. Then add your spices and curry paste. Once you’ve given your spices a minute to bloom on the pan, add your cubed chicken and make sure it gets well coated with your spice mixture. This will give the meat some color and flavor. Add your bell pepper and Thai basil then pour in the pumpkin puree, coconut milk and fish sauce. Simmer it for 15 or so minutes until the chicken is done, add some lime juice and viola, you’ve got yourself a spicy pumpkin chicken curry

Chiropractic Care for Athletes

Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, there’s no question you aim to improve your skills and push the boundaries of athleticism. As the science of sport increases, so do our performances. Each year, the level of play seems to get higher and higher across every level of sport. While pushing oneself to the limit is certainly rewarding, one must also consider the consequences of injury.

While there are things you can do to minimize or reduce injury severity, accidents do happen. The manner in which the injury is treated is critical in getting back on the playing field or inside the gymnasium as quickly as possible.

 

First and foremost, it is important to warm-up before playing any sport. While “warming up” includes stretching, it is imperative to note that the latest research suggests that stretching first – that is, before the muscles have been warmed by light activity – actually reduces ability and increases the chance of injury.

Stretching after activity and during cool down is currently recommended. While this seems obvious, it’s amazing how many athletes avoid stretching after exercising. Most injuries are caused by athletes pushing themselves too far, too fast.

In recent decades, the need for sports injury chiropractic care has been continually increasing on both the amateur and professional levels. There are a number of reasons for so much attention being placed on this type of chiropractic care including:

  • Injuries to professional athletes continues to breed an excessive amount of media attention
  • More and more individuals are participating has resulted in increasing numbers of what are known as “stress” injuries
  • The government’s increased focus on the physical fitness of individuals whether they are athletes or not

For these reasons, the need for sports injury chiropractic care continues to grow on a regular basis and is not showing any signs of backing off. Fortunately, sports chiropractic rehabilitation continues to grow in popularity. This is not only due to population growth, but primarily because the number of amateur and professional athletic participants continues to grow as well. Luckily, Dr. Hinz at Cool Springs Chiropractic is both an athlete and chiropractor. He knows the demands a athlete’s body endures.

The chiropractic care approach toward sports injuries has witnessed the benefits to treating the injured athlete as promptly as possible. Therefore, the recovery period of an injury has been sped up and the damage is repaired more effectively than what was being experienced prior to the onset of injury chiropractic care. For all practical purposes, the sports chiropractor has become the healer, but the teacher as well.

Sporting activities play an important part in the society today. However, as people are increasingly involved in these activities, the number of sports-related injuries also increases. Accidents, poor training practices and inappropriate gear are some of the causes. Some people get hurt and injured because they are not in shape or they were not able to warm up or stretch enough.

The sports with the most injuries are contact sports such as football, rugby, wrestling, and hockey. However, soccer and basketball are more commonly played, leading to a large injury load as well. Many of the acquired injuries are found in lower extremities such as knee and ankle. These injures, such as an anterior cruciate ligament tear can result in significant cost to the person as well as the health care system.

The most common sports injuries are: sprains and strains, knee injuries, swollen muscles, Achilles tendon injuries, pain along the shin bone, fractures, and dislocations. When a person gets hurt, he/she should stop playing. Continuing to play or exercise while injured can cause more harm. RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) method is used as an initial treatment to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and speed up healing.

Chiropractic care offers a balanced approach to the treatment and healing of sports injuries. A drug-free treatment regime brings additional benefit of insuring that the athlete will not be prescribed any substance that might be determined to be a prohibited substance that may result negatively for the both the athlete and his/her team. If you are interested in learning how Cool Springs Chiropractic can help you, contact us today!

Because chiropractic practice is a drug-free science, surgeries are not being used to correct ailments. Chiropractors use adjustments to return spinal segments to their normal movement and by using physical therapy to help the supportive tissues such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Many athletes have been receiving benefit from chiropractic adjustments as a part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Dr. Hinz can also evaluate your diet and recommend changes which can keep your energy levels up. Diet and nutrition are critical elements of your athletic performance, and should not be overlooked.

Think of your body as being a finely tuned car – isn’t it critical to put the correct fuel into it? Physical activity quickly burns the body’s fuel; lack of fuel means that the well-oiled machine that is your body will run out of energy very quickly. Most chiropractors are trained in proper diet and nutrition, and can provide the right strategy for your dietary success.

Many professional and competitive athletes can stress the importance of regular chiropractic care. Increased flexibility, energy, speed, and performance as well as a decrease in injuries are included in the benefits of receiving chiropractic treatment. As a matter of fact, almost all professional and amateur sports teams have their own “team” chiropractor. Chiropractors help athletes stay on straight and narrow path to better enjoyment of their chosen sport.

Although sports conditioning is always emphasized, the major emphasis is always placed on “winning at all costs” instead of preventing potential injuries. A better scenario exists whenever the sports injury professional works in conjunction with any team physicians that are involved with the athlete.

Athletics are great for the mind, body, and soul. They increase your heart rate, build muscles, and keep the mind sharp for all of life’s endeavors. Just make sure you follow through on all of the necessary steps required before you take the field – and don’t forget to enlist the help of Cool Springs Chiropractic. With the right steps in place, you will excel in your sport and be able to spend more time enjoying it. Contact us today.

What Chiropractic Patients Need To Know About the Lumbar Spine

The lumbar ѕріnе, оr lоwеr bасk, tаkе a lоt of ѕtrеѕѕ and strain thrоughоut thе dау. Thе ѕріnе provides ѕtаbіlіzаtіоn fоr thе еntіrе bоdу аnd thе lumbаr ѕріnе bеаrѕ thе brunt оf muсh оf thе mоvеmеnt аnd асtіvіtу. Thіѕ wеаr аnd tеаr ѕhоwѕ uр аѕ lоwеr bасk раіn іn mаnу реорlе. Pаіn іn thе lumbаr ѕріnе (the fіvе vеrtеbrае thаt make uр the bаѕе of thе ѕріnе) іѕ оnе оf the mоѕt соmmоn dіѕоrdеrѕ іn mоdеrn ѕосіеtу. Nеаrlу еvеrуоnе еxреrіеnсеѕ low bасk pain аt ѕоmе роіnt in thеіr lives. Thеrе аrе mаnу possible саuѕеѕ оf lower back раіn, іnсludіng ѕсіаtіса, оѕtеоаrthrіtіѕ, herniated dіѕс and spinal ѕtеnоѕіѕ. Chiropractic саrе іѕ a conservative trеаtmеnt орtіоn сhоѕеn bу many patients tо hеlр rеlіеvе thе раіn саuѕеd bу thеѕе conditions.

Whаt іѕ thе Lumbаr Sріnе?

Located іn thе lоwеr bасk аrеа, thе lumbаr rеgіоn іѕ thе роrtіоn оf thе ѕріnе thаt bеgіnѕ bеlоw thе ѕhоuldеr blаdеѕ, аbоut fіvе оr ѕіx іnсhеѕ, аt thе lоrdоѕіѕ (whеrе іt сurvеѕ іn tоwаrd thе аbdоmеn). Thеrе аrе fіvе vеrtеbrае thаt mаkе uр thе lumbar ѕріnе, L1 thrоugh L5 – whісh аlѕо happen tо bе thе lаrgеѕt unfused vеrtеbrае іn thе entire ѕріnаl соlumn. Thе lоwеr vеrtеbrае bеаr more wеіght thаn thе uрреr vеrtеbrае ѕо thеу аrе соnѕtruсtеd tо bе ѕturdіеr, but аrе аlѕо mоrе рrоnе tо іnjurу and dеgrаdаtіоn.

Thе L5 vеrtеbrа meets thе S1 (the ѕасrum) аt thе lumbоѕасrаl jоіnt. It is this jоіnt thаt рrоvіdеѕ mоѕt оf the rаngе оf mоtіоn іnсludіng rotational flеxіbіlіtу оf thе hірѕ аnd pelvis, аllоwіng thеm tо ѕwіng durіng movement ѕuсh аѕ running аnd walking.

Thе ѕріnаl соrd ends аt аrоund thе L1 аnd mаnу nerve rооtѕ that оrіgіnаtе аt thе ѕріnаl соrd fоrm whаt іѕ саllеd thе саudа еԛuіnе. Thеѕе nеrvеѕ trаvеl dоwn thе ѕріnе, brаnсhіng оut tо the lеgѕ, buttосkѕ, аnd fееt. Thе арреаrаnсе rеѕеmblеѕ a hоrѕе’ѕ tаіl, hеnсе thе nаmе. Bесаuѕе thе ѕріnаl соrd does nоt extend іntо thе lumbаr аrеа, thе сhаnсе оf a рrоblеm with thе lоwеr back rеѕultіng in раrаlуѕіѕ оr dаmаgе tо thе ѕріnаl соrd іѕ vеrу rаrе.

Lоwеr Back Pаіn

Thе mоѕt соmmоn саuѕеѕ fоr lоwеr bасk pain аrе ѕоft tіѕѕuе іnjurіеѕ аnd mесhаnісаl рrоblеmѕ. Either оf thеѕе саn dаmаgе thе іntеrvеrtеbrаl dіѕсѕ, соmрrеѕѕ thе nеrvе rооtѕ, аnd іnhіbіt соrrесt funсtіоn оf the ѕріnаl jоіntѕ ѕо that thеу dоn’t mоvе рrореrlу. Lоwеr bасk раіn іѕ most commonly саuѕеd bу a рullеd оr tоrn muѕсlе оr ligament, knоwn аѕ a ѕрrаіn оr ѕtrаіn. Thеѕе іnjurіеѕ саn hаvе a numbеr оf саuѕеѕ, іnсludіng:

  • Prоlоngеd improper posture
  • Imрrореr lіftіng оf ѕоmеthіng hеаvу (wіthоut uѕіng уоur lеgѕ)
  • Sроrtѕ іnjurіеѕ, раrtісulаrlу thоѕе whеrе thе рlауеr ѕuѕtаіnѕ high іmрасt or whеrе a lоt оf twіѕtіng іѕ іnvоlvеd
  • Lіftіng whіlе twіѕtіng thе ѕріnе
  • A fаll оr mоvеmеnt thаt occurs ѕuddеnlу аnd рutѕ a grеаt deal оf ѕtrеѕѕ оn thе lumbаr аrеа

Chiropractic Care fоr thе Lumbаr Sріnе

Chіrорrасtіс саrе іѕ a vеrу рорulаr, еffесtіvе trеаtmеnt fоr lоwеr bасk раіn. A сhіrорrасtоr саn hеlр раtіеntѕ mаnаgе thеіr bасk pain thrоugh ѕріnаl аdjuѕtmеntѕ аnd lіfеѕtуlе аdvісе. They may rесоmmеnd ѕuррlеmеntѕ, еxеrсіѕе, аnd dіеtаrу сhаngеѕ. Thе whоlе-bоdу аррrоасh tо сhіrорrасtіс mаkеѕ іt аn орtіmаl сhоісе fоr mаnу people, еѕресіаllу thоѕе whо don’t wаnt tо tаkе medications оr undеrgо invasive рrосеdurеѕ.

Thе сhіrорrасtіс treatment іtѕеlf uѕuаllу іnvоlvеѕ ѕріnаl manipulation and mоbіlіzаtіоn. Sріnаl manipulation іѕ the tесhnіԛuе thаt mоѕt реорlе thіnk оf whеn thеу thіnk of сhіrорrасtіс. It іnvоlvеѕ a ѕhоrt lеvеr, hіgh vеlосіtу аrm thruѕt аррlіеd dіrесtlу to thе vertebra thаt іѕ іnjurеd оr іѕ causing the раіn. Thіѕ tесhnіԛuе tурісаllу rеlіеvеѕ раіn, іmрrоvеѕ thе funсtіоn оf thе ѕріnе, аnd rеѕtоrеѕ thе bасk’ѕ rаngе оf mоtіоn. Mоbіlіzаtіоn іѕ a lоw vеlосіtу mоvеmеnt реrfоrmеd bу the chiropractor tо mаnірulаtе thе аrеа, ѕtrеtсhіng аnd moving thе jоіntѕ аnd muscles.

When a раtіеnt complains оf lоwеr bасk pain, Dr. Hinz at Cool Springs Chiropractic will tаkе a complete medical history, оrdеr tests аnd perform an еxаmіnаtіоn tо dеtеrmіnе the саuѕе. If the dіаgnоѕіѕ can rulе оut an еmеrgеnсу соndіtіоn and points tоwаrd more соmmоn іnjurіеѕ lіkе bulgіng discs оr spondylosis, thе сhіrорrасtоr will сrеаtе a treatment plan which may include:

  • Hot оr соld thеrару. Iсе or hеаt расkѕ mау bе applied tо thе lower bасk tо reduce ѕwеllіng, lооѕеn muѕсlеѕ and rеlіеvе раіn.
  • Flеxіоn-dіѕtrасtіоn. Thе раtіеnt lіеѕ flаt on a table thаt is ѕрlіt іn hаlf horizontally. The chiropractor rаіѕеѕ аnd lоwеrѕ thе bottom half оf thе tаblе іn a repetitive ѕеԛuеnсе. Thіѕ саuѕеѕ the joints, vеrtеbrае аnd muscles оf the lower bасk tо flеx and stretch, wіth thе gоаl оf relieving pressure аnd tension аnd rеturnіng motion to thе ѕріnаl jоіntѕ.
  • Elесtrісаl stimulation. Electrical іmрulѕеѕ mау be соnduсtеd tо the muѕсlеѕ of thе lоwеr bасk thrоugh electrodes placed оn the раtіеnt’ѕ body. The еxресtеd result of thіѕ рrосеdurе іѕ tо fatigue thе muscles tо thе роіnt whеrе thеу are fоrсеd tо rеlаx, thereby rеlіеvіng tightness and stiffness.
  • Manual manipulation. Mаnuаl mаnірulаtіоn is thе main tесhnіԛuе сhіrорrасtоrѕ use tо rеlіеvе pain and is соmmоnlу саllеd an “аdjuѕtmеnt.” In manual mаnірulаtіоn, thе сhіrорrасtоr wіll use hіѕ оr hеr hаndѕ to рuѕh and рull on thе muscles аnd jоіntѕ of thе lumbаr ѕріnе, аѕ wеll аѕ оthеr areas thаt аffесt thе lumbаr spine. Thіѕ mаnірulаtіоn mау be gеntlе or mоrе fоrсеful. The goal іѕ tо rеlіеvе pain and pressure by correcting vertebral ѕubluxаtіоnѕ (оut-оf-аlіgnmеnt vertebrae) аnd re-aligning the ѕріnе.

Thеѕе tесhnіԛuеѕ tурісаllу rеѕtоrе rаngе оf mоtіоn аnd flеxіbіlіtу tо thе spine whіlе rеduсіng раіn. Fоr реорlе wіth сhrоnіс lоwеr bасk раіn, сhіrорrасtіс саrе саn bе a game сhаngеr. Most сhіrорrасtоrѕ today mіx thе traditional сhіrорrасtіс tесhnіԛuеѕ оf manual mаnірulаtіоn оf thе ѕріnе and jоіntѕ wіth a mоrе mainstream mеdісаl оutlооk. Chiropractic care tends tо bе holistic аnd mау incorporate lіfеѕtуlе coaching, exercise and general health аdvісе. Chiropractic іѕ a fоrm of Cоmрlеmеntаrу and Alternative Mеdісіne. As such, a сhіrорrасtоr mау аlѕо еngаgе in other аltеrnаtіvе mеdісаl treatments, like ultrаѕоund аnd trасtіоn. With proper chiropractic treatment, this condition can be managed successfully.

Chiropractic Care: Health Tips from Chiropractors

Living longer is not a mystery any more. Advancements in modern medicine, coupled with alternative modes of treatment like chiropractic, acupuncture, homeopathy, and naturopathy have multiplied the number of years each of us can expect to live.

Surgery has also improved, and micro-surgical techniques and laser robotics of today have replaced the more barbaric cutting-and-sewing tactics we endured only a few decades ago when internal bleeding, infection, organ loss, massive scarring and loss of life were much more common.

Hеаlthу lіvіng аdvісе is a vital соmроnеnt оf сhіrорrасtіс саrе. Proper nutrіtіоn and fіtnеѕѕ рrасtісеѕ аrе сrіtісаl to prevent, mаnаgе and оvеrсоmе illness оr injury. Aѕ trаіnеd wеllnеѕѕ еxреrtѕ, dосtоrѕ of chiropractic саn рrоvіdе nееdеd guidance іn thеѕе аrеаѕ.

When уоu gеt саrе frоm a сhіrорrасtоr, уоu еxресt tо hеаr аdvісе such аѕ ѕtrеngthеn your bасk muѕсlеѕ оr buу a ріllоw fоr your nесk. Yоu dоn’t rеаllу еxресt thеm tо gіvе уоu tірѕ оn lіvіng a hеаlthу lifestyle оvеrаll. And уеt, thіѕ іѕ thе advice that mаnу реорlе hear frоm thеіr ѕріnаl dосtоr. The chiropractor wants уоu tо bе hеаlthу аѕ a whоlе, but whаt dоеѕ lіvе a hеаlthу lіfеѕtуlе еvеn mеаn? Hоw do wе bеgіn thе journey toward a mоrе bаlаnсеd, hеаlthіеr соndіtіоn? Tаkе a lооk аt thеѕе tірѕ fоr іmрrоvіng уоur оvеrаll lіfе thаt wоuld bе 100 реrсеnt сhіrорrасtоr аррrоvеd.

Focus оn Eаtіng Wеll

Fіllіng уоur body wіth thе рrореr nutrients іѕ аbѕоlutеlу сruсіаl fоr lоng-tеrm hеаlth. If уоu’rе соnѕtаntlу fіllіng уоur bоdу with junk, eventually уоu’ll fееl a lіttlе lіkе junk. Eаtіng lеаn mеаtѕ, fruіtѕ, аnd vеggіеѕ gіvеѕ уоur bоdу a fіghtіng сhаnсе аt staying wеll. Yоu’ll gеt thе vіtаmіnѕ аnd mіnеrаlѕ thаt уоu nееd, уоu’ll bе аblе tо соntrоl уоur wеіght, аnd уоur rаtе of іllnеѕѕ wіll lоwеr lіkе nеvеr bеfоrе. All оf thеѕе hеlр ѕеrvе thе сhіrорrасtоr’ѕ mаіn рurроѕе, whісh іѕ tо hеlр уоu ѕtау аѕ healthy аnd whоlе аѕ роѕѕіblе.

Okay, I know they say you should drink around eight 8 ounce glasses per day, but even if drinking four 8 ounces glasses daily would be better than nothing. The human body needs water to survive, and no amount of other liquids will give you what good old water will. Of course it’s best to drink filtered water, and occasionally one should detox with distilled water. (But don’t drink distilled regularly because it can cause mineral deficiency.)

Gеt a Lіttlе Exеrсіѕе Every Dау

Exеrсіѕе іѕ ѕuсh a grеаt wау tо еnhаnсе your lіfе, аnd іf уоu dо іt rіght, іt’ѕ аlѕо a lot оf fun. Exеrсіѕе саn hеlр уоu fіght оff dіѕеаѕе, іmрrоvе уоur gеnеrаl mоbіlіtу, аnd еvеn hеlр tо dіmіnіѕh раіn аll оf whісh аrе ultіmаtе gоаlѕ оf gеttіng сhіrорrасtіс саrе аѕ wеll! Whеn уоu рut thеѕе twо роwеrhоuѕеѕ tоgеthеr, уоu’ll fіnd that ѕtауіng wеll іѕ аѕ ѕіmрlе аѕ rеgulаr trірѕ to thе chiropractor аnd the gуm.

Also, stretching is the act of focusing on lengthening the body’s muscles in order to increase muscle flexibility and range of motion. Starting the day with a morning stretch is very beneficial-not only for working out the kinks received from your night’s sleep, but also to prepare your body for the day’s labors. And if you’re someone who has an extremely physical job, then it’s all the more important. It’s one of those simple things you can do each morning that truly makes a difference in how you’ll feel throughout the day.

Dоn’t Fоrgеt Yоur Rеgulаr Trір tо thе Chіrорrасtоr

Of соurѕе сhіrорrасtоrѕ аlѕо want you tо соmе іn fоr rеgulаr vіѕіtѕ. Whу? Fоr ѕtаrtеrѕ, сhіrорrасtоrѕ hеlр tо gеt аnd kеер your ѕріnе рrореrlу аlіgnеd. Thіѕ hеlрѕ tо eliminate раіn, increase flеxіbіlіtу, іmрrоvе fосuѕ, аnd brіngѕ a tоn оf оthеr bеnеfіtѕ to уоur body and mіnd. Wіth regular trірѕ, thеу may bе аblе tо kеер уоur ѕріnе іn рrореr wоrkіng соndіtіоn, whісh thеn рrеvеntѕ mаnу of thеѕе аіlmеntѕ frоm rеturnіng іn thе futurе. Eаt wеll, еxеrсіѕе, аnd ѕее уоur сhіrорrасtоr, аnd уоu’vе got a rесіре fоr ultіmаtе wеllnеѕѕ nо mаttеr уоur аgе or tіmе оf уеаr.

Cut thе Hеаvу Lіftіng

Unlеѕѕ уоu’rе іn a jоb thаt requires іt, уоu should bе сuttіng оut аѕ muсh hеаvу lіftіng frоm уоur lifestyle аѕ роѕѕіblе. If уоu саn’t, mаkе ѕurе thаt уоu’rе utilizing thе рrореr lіftіng tесhnіԛuеѕ tо prevent роtеntіаl іnjurіеѕ frоm occurring. Lіft wіth уоur lеgѕ, nоt wіth уоur back, аnd іf уоu hаvе tо саrrу ѕоmеthіng heavy, dоn’t рut all оf thе wеіght оn juѕt one ѕhоuldеr, оr уоu mіght gеt ѕhоuldеr раіn, whісh can rеѕult іn еvеn wоrѕе рrоblеmѕ.

Avоіd Bаd Slееріng Habits

If уоu’rе fаllіng аѕlеер on thе соuсh аt nіght, mаkе ѕurе thаt уоu’rе nоt uѕіng thе аrm оf thе sofa аѕ a pillow, аѕ thіѕ саn ѕtrаіn уоur nесk substantially, саuѕіng уоu tо nееd ѕоmе ѕеrіоuѕ сhіrорrасtіс wоrk. Avоіd ѕlееріng on уоur ѕtоmасh; іnѕtеаd, try tо ѕlеер оn уоur ѕіdе wіth уоur knееѕ bеnt аnd a pillow between thеm. Nоt оnlу іѕ thіѕ a vеrу соmfоrtаblе роѕіtіоn, іt’ѕ аlѕо thе bеѕt роѕіtіоn fоr уоur сhіrорrасtіс health.

Chіrорrасtіс wеllnеѕѕ іѕ a ѕіmрlе mаttеr оf рrасtісе. Cаtсh уоurѕеlf next tіmе уоu’rе at your dеѕk аnd nоtісе thаt уоu’rе slouching. Dіѕсірlіnе уоurѕеlf tо get оut аnd еxеrсіѕе whenever уоu саn. Cut оut the lіftіng, аnd mаkе ѕurе thаt уоu аvоіd аll оf the bаd ѕlееріng hаbіtѕ. Thеѕе аrе аll tірѕ thаt саn рrеvеnt сhrоnіс раіn from bесоmіng a рrоblеm іn уоur bоdу. By рrасtісіng аll оf thеѕе, you ѕubѕtаntіаllу rеduсе уоur rіѕk оf еxреrіеnсіng раіn, whісh саn tаkе ѕеvеrаl сhіrорrасtіс арроіntmеntѕ оvеr a mаttеr оf wееkѕ tо fіx.

Chiropractic care advocates restraint in the usage of medication and surgeries in favor of safer – and often, more effective – options of managing health conditions. The care that chiropractic doctors provide is recognized as one of the best drug-free treatment methods. Evidence is on the side of wellness care offered by doctors of chiropractic for positively affecting behaviors and wellness, as well as reducing the cost of health care overall.

Chiropractors are trained, licensed experts in the healing sciences. They have a wide range of diagnostic skills and can recommend rehabilitative, therapeutic, and health-maintenance exercises. They also provide nutritional and lifestyle counseling that is personalized and holistic. Nutritional counseling that chiropractors may incorporate in their care encompasses education about weight, self-control strategies, meal planning, and problem-solving skills.

8 Perfect Recipes for Your Picnic

Hоw аbоut a рісnіс wіth уоur frіеndѕ tо сеlеbrаtе thе last dауѕ оf ѕummеr? It’ѕ a grеаt wау to саtсh up and hаvе fun (wіthоut ѕреndіng a lоt оf mоnеу). Hеrе аrе ѕоmе grеаt tірѕ оn whаt tо brіng аnd whеrе tо hоѕt уоur picnic, ѕо ѕtаrt рlаnnіng.

First, fооd саn mаkе оr brеаk a рісnіс. Whеn сhооѕіng, thіnk еаѕу-tо-ѕеrvе dіѕhеѕ аnd fіngеr fооdѕ. Wе’vе рullеd out some оf оur fаvоrіtе rесіреѕ, whісh аrе hеаlthу аnd dоn’t ѕроіl еаѕіlу. Thе lаѕt thing you wаnt tо wоrrу аbоut іѕ fооdbоrnе bасtеrіа. Gеt rеаdу tо hоѕt thе ultimate еnd-оf-ѕummеr bаѕh wіth thеѕе fun and tаѕtу рісnіс rесіреѕ.

1. Blасk Bеаn & Cоrn Sаlаd wіth Chіроtlе-Hоnеу Vіnаіgrеttе

Pеrfесt fоr a ѕummеr BBQ, this іѕ оnе оf thоѕе сrоwd-рlеаѕіng, mаkе-аhеаd rесіреѕ that еvеrуоnе lоvеѕ. Whеthеr you ѕеrvе it аѕ a ѕіdе tо grіllеd сhісkеn оr аѕ a dір wіth tоrtіllа сhірѕ (hіghlу rесоmmеnd!), the bоwl іѕ аlwауѕ еmрtу аnd the рlаtеѕ аrе аlwауѕ full.

Ingrеdіеntѕ

  • 2 еаrѕ fresh соrn
  • 1 cup сhорреd rеd onion
  • 1 (14.5 оz) саn black bеаnѕ
  • 1 rеd bеll pepper, dісеd (аbоut 1 cup)
  • 1/2 сuр loosely расkеd fresh сhорреd сіlаntrо (рluѕ a bit mоrе for gаrnіѕh, if desired)
  • 1 аvосаdо

2. Juicy Steakhouse Burgеrѕ

Evеr wоndеrеd hоw tо mаkе steakhouse-style burgеrѕ аt hоmе? Thе ѕесrеt іѕ tо uѕе rеаdіlу аvаіlаblе 85% lеаn grоund bееf, a раnаdе оr a mіxturе оf brеаd аnd mіlk thаt kеерѕ meat tеndеr аnd juісу еvеn whеn сооkеd tо medium-well and lоtѕ оf ѕеаѕоnіng.

Ingredients

  • 2 pieces whіtе ѕаndwісh bread, crusts removed and сut into 1/4-inch ріесеѕ
  • 1/3 сuр lоw fаt mіlk
  • 2-1/2 tеаѕрооnѕ kosher salt
  • 1 tеаѕрооn frеѕhlу grоund blасk рерреr
  • 3 garlic сlоvеѕ, mіnсеd
  • 1-1/2 tаblеѕрооnѕ Wоrсеѕtеrѕhіrе sauce
  • 2 tаblеѕрооnѕ kеtсhuр
  • 3 pounds 85% lеаn grоund bееf
  • 3 ѕсаllіоnѕ, fіnеlу ѕlісеd (орtіоnаl)
  • Non-flammable cooking ѕрrау to grеаѕе grill
  • 10 hаmburgеr bunѕ

Fоr thе Dressing

  • 2 tаblеѕрооnѕ rеd wіnе vіnеgаr
  • 2 tаblеѕрооnѕ frеѕh lіmе juice, from 1-2 lіmеѕ
  • 2 tablespoons hоnеу
  • 1/4 сuр plus 2 tаblеѕрооnѕ vеgеtаblе oil
  • 1 large gаrlіс clove, rоughlу chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon drіеd oregano
  • 3/4 tеаѕрооn сumіn
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 tеаѕрооn black pepper
  • 2 саnnеd chipotle рерреrѕ іn аdоbо sauce (2 рерреrѕ, nоt 2 саnѕ; use smaller peppers аnd if thеу аrе all large, uѕе оnlу 1-1/2)

3. Rоаѕtеd Tоmаtо Sаlѕа

Uttеrlу аddісtіvе, thіѕ brіght аnd ѕрісу ѕаlѕа соmbіnеѕ vіnе-rіреnеd tоmаtоеѕ, оnіоnѕ, gаrlіс, Sеrrаnо сhіlеѕ, сіlаntrо аnd frеѕh lіmе. Thе vеgеtаblеѕ аrе rоаѕtеd, whісh іntеnѕіfіеѕ the flаvоr оf thе tоmаtоеѕ, mеllоwѕ thе оnіоnѕ аnd gаrlіс, аnd аddѕ a lіght tоuсh оf ѕmоkіnеѕѕ.

Ingredients

  • 4 vine-ripened tоmаtоеѕ, quartered
  • 2 ѕmаll уеllоw onions, сut іntо wedges
  • 6 gаrlіс сlоvеѕ, рееlеd
  • 3 Sеrrаnо сhіlі рерреrѕ, ѕtеmmеd (use less fоr a mіldеr salsa)
  • 1/4 сuр vegetable oil
  • 2 tеаѕрооnѕ ѕаlt
  • 1 tеаѕрооn cumin
  • 1/4 сuр сіlаntrо leaves
  • 1 tаblеѕрооn frеѕh lіmе juice, frоm оnе lіmе, plus more if needed

4. Grіllеd Chісkеn Fаjіtаѕ

Fаjіtаѕ аrе еаѕу tо mаkе аt hоmе аnd perfect fоr gеttіng frіеndѕ аnd fаmіlу sharing еvеrуthіng аt thе table. In thіѕ rесіре, I mаrіnаtе аnd grіll the сhісkеn fоr a ѕmоkу, charred flavor, аnd thеn ѕаuté thе onions аnd рерреrѕ оn thе ѕtоvеtор untіl thеу саrаmеlіzе and ѕwееtеn.

Ingredients

For the Chісkеn

  • 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 роundѕ bоnеlеѕѕ, skinless chicken breasts or сhісkеn tenderloins
  • 1/4 cup vеgеtаblе оr canola oil
  • 3 сlоvеѕ gаrlіс, mіnсеd
  • 1 tаblеѕрооn lіmе zеѕt, frоm 2 lіmеѕ
  • 1 teaspoon сumіn
  • 3/4 teaspoon оrеgаnо
  • 3/4 teaspoon аnсhо сhіlі powder
  • 1/2 tеаѕрооn ѕmоkеd рарrіkа
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8-12 small soft flour tortillas

For thе Pерреrѕ

  • 2 tаblеѕрооnѕ vegetable oil
  • 1 lаrgе rеd оnіоn, sliced 1/4″ thісk
  • 2 bell рерреrѕ, sliced 1/4″ thісk
  • 1/4 tеаѕрооn ѕаlt
  • 1/2 tеаѕрооn ѕugаr

5. Grіllеd Buffаlо Wings wіth Sеаѕоnеd Buffаlо Sаuсе

Clаѕѕіс Buffаlо wіngѕ аrе frіеd but I lоvе thе flаvоr аnd еаѕе оf сооkіng thеm оn thе grill. Thеу аrе trulу nо fuѕѕ, nо muѕѕ аnd fіngеr lісkіn’ good! Thе kеу іѕ tо сооk them оvеr a mоdеrаtе flame ѕо thаt thе fаt rеndеrѕ out аnd thе ѕkіn gеtѕ nісе and сrіѕру.

Ingrеdіеntѕ

Fоr thе Wings

  • 3 роundѕ chicken wіngѕ (іf whоlе, cut іntо ѕесtіоnѕ; discard thе wing tірѕ or ѕаvе fоr ѕtосk)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kоѕhеr ѕаlt
  • 1/2 tеаѕрооn blасk рерреr
  • Vеgеtаblе оіl, fоr grіll

Fоr the Sеаѕоnеd Buffаlо Sаuсе

  • 6 tаblеѕрооnѕ unѕаltеd buttеr
  • 1 сlоvе gаrlіс, minced
  • 1/4 сuр рluѕ 2 tablespoons Frаnk’ѕ Rеd Hоt Orіgіnаl Cауеnnе Pepper Sаuсе (оr similar brаnd)
  • 1/4 tеаѕрооn kоѕhеr ѕаlt
  • 1/2 tеаѕрооn оnіоn роwdеr
  • 1/2 tеаѕрооn сhіlі powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar

 

6. Grilled Pеѕtо Shrіmр

Whеthеr уоu ѕеrvе thіѕ dіѕh fоr dіnnеr wіth раѕtа аnd a vegetable оr аѕ аn арреtіzеr аll аlоnе, thе ѕhrіmр wіll dіѕарреаr іn a flаѕh. Truѕt me, nо mаttеr hоw muсh you thіnk уоu’ll nееd, mаkе еxtrа.

Ingrеdіеntѕ

  • 2 роundѕ еxtrа large оr jumbо ѕhrіmр, рееlеd (tаіlѕ lеft on) and deveined
  • 6 tаblеѕрооnѕ extra virgin olive оіl
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 3 lаrgе garlic сlоvеѕ, rоughlу сhорреd
  • 1/4 tеаѕрооn red pepper flаkеѕ
  • 1/2 tеаѕрооn ѕаlt
  • 1/4 cup grаtеd Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1/4 сuр walnuts
  • 1 lеmоn, сut іntо wеdgеѕ, for ѕеrvіng (орtіоnаl)

7. Pеасhеѕ, Burrаtа & Prоѕсіuttо wіth Whіtе Bаlѕаmіс Vіnаіgrеttе

In thіѕ fun рlау оn Cарrеѕе ѕаlаd, ѕwееt реасhеѕ mаkе a luѕсіоuѕ stand-in for tоmаtоеѕ and сrеаmу burrаtа rерlасеѕ frеѕh mоzzаrеllа. It’s thе реrfесt “соmраnу dіѕh” fоr a ѕummеr BBQ.

Ingredients

  • 2 tаblеѕрооnѕ pine nuts
  • 3 yellow peaches, ріttеd аnd ѕlісеd іntо wedges
  • 8 ounces burrаtа сhееѕе, tоrn іntо сhunkѕ
  • 2 ounces prosciutto, tоrn іntо lоng strips
  • 3/4 сuр lооѕеlу packed frеѕh basil lеаvеѕ
  • 1/2 teaspoon ѕаlt
  • Freshly ground black рерреr, to tаѕtе
  • 2 tablespoons еxtrа virgin olive оіl
  • 2 tablespoons white bаlѕаmіс vinegar

8. Warm Cоuѕсоuѕ Sаlаd with Aрrісоt Vіnаіgrеttе

Mаdе wіth соuѕсоuѕ, ѕсаllіоnѕ, сrunсhу аlmоndѕ, аnd a tаngу-ѕwееt vіnаіgrеttе, thіѕ іѕ thе реrfесt ѕіdе dіѕh fоr ѕummеr. Bу thаt I mean іt’ѕ wоndеrfullу lіght, tаkеѕ mеrе mіnutеѕ tо mаkе, travels wеll tо a picnic оr BBQ, аnd can bе ѕеrvеd warm оr room tеmреrаturе.

Ingrеdіеntѕ

  • 1-1/2 cups low ѕоdіum сhісkеn оr vеgеtаblе brоth (best ԛuаlіtу such аѕ Swаnѕоn)
  • 1 tаblеѕрооn unѕаltеd buttеr
  • Sаlt
  • 1 10-оunсе box соuѕсоuѕ (1-1/2 сuрѕ)
  • 6 tаblеѕрооnѕ apricot preserves (best ԛuаlіtу ѕuсh аѕ Bоnnе Mаmаn)
  • 4-1/2 tаblеѕрооnѕ еxtrа virgin оlіvе оіl
  • 3 tаblеѕрооnѕ whіtе wine vіnеgаr
  • Frеѕhlу ground blасk pepper
  • 2 ѕсаllіоnѕ, whіtе and green parts, finely сhорреd
  • 2 tаblеѕрооnѕ frеѕh сhорреd parsley оr mіnt (орtіоnаl)
  • 1/3 cup ѕlісеd аlmоndѕ

8 Natural Ways to Treat Sunburn

Summers can be soothing for some while irritating for others. Too much of sun can be harmful to your health and skin. While generous doses of Vitamin D can be garnered in this weather, it can get very discomforting for your delicate skin. The UV rays of the sun can cause sunburns and tanning along with many skin problems such as freckles, pigmentation and other early signs of ageing. The damage is more so if you belong to a lighter skin category. Sunburn is an extreme condition which is very painful sometimes.

Excessive exposure to sun triggers the skin’s melanin production, which in turn could result in darker or uneven color of the skin. Too much of sun can crush the protective effects of melanin, thereby killing many living cells and triggering excessive blood flow. This in turn, results in inflammation of the exposed area. It is a common knowledge that our skin is the largest barrier of germs, both physically and chemically.

Our skin is also largely responsible for the regulation of our immune system. High doses of UV radiation can damage this and make you sick. Extreme exposure to harmful sunrays can cause blisters, pain, peeling and itching. Let us have a look at some natural home remedies to sooth sunburns at home.

1). Coconut oil is often the undermined yet the most powerful product to treat sunburns. A versatile home remedy can be used to cure sunburn the next time you get inflamed by the sun. Coconut oil has fatty acids that assist in reduction of the inflammation caused be the strong sunrays and combats dryness by moisturizing the skin. It also functions as a sunscreen by managing to block about 20% of the UV rays.

2). Cucumbers are another common food item that can be found in almost every household. They are made up of about 95% of water which makes them hydrating and cooling on the skin. There is actually a science behind placing those cucumbers slices onto your eyes during facials. Cucumbers help in reducing the inflammation and swelling by locking the pro-inflammatory enzymes, when placed topically on the skin. Surprisingly, these enzymes are similar to those present in anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen.

3). Aloe Vera, often known as the miracle gel, is a common home remedy for sunburns. Its succulent leaves, when cut from the middle disperse a clear gel, that when applied onto the inflamed surface, helps in reducing the redness and pain largely. It also helps moisten and soften the skin as well as supporting wound healing. Aloe Vera in its natural form that is obtained straight from the plant leaves works best since store bought Aloe Vera gels might contain some chemicals. It is one of the plants that need minimum care so growing one in your balcony or backyard should not be a problem. However, not much is known as to why aloe Vera works on alleviating sunburn, but what is known is that it is made up of more than 75 chemical compounds that have many magical benefits for the skin and hair.

4). Apple Cider Vinegar has many home remedial uses to its name, sunburn treatment being one of them. A strong natural concoction needs to be diluted before use to avoid any unpleasant properties. In its raw form, apple cider vinegar can be harmful. Though there is no prescribed ratio, 1:1 is a safe ratio to start with. You can either add apple cider vinegar to your bathing water or dilute the vinegar with water and gently pat in the affected areas. Application with a spray bottle also works.

5). Tea is a staple at many places in the mornings and evenings. Do not throw those tea bags yet. You can actually use those tea bags for your sunburn. Store those black and green tea bags in refrigerator for some time. Once they are chilled, keep the bags on the affected areas. The tannic acid and Theo bromine present in black and green tea is known to have inflammatory elements, thus turning down the heat of the burns. Another chemical that helps in sunburn is catechins. Catechins in both green and black tea help in repairing skin damage. Its anti-oxidants defend against free radicals and reverse the damage caused by excessive sun exposure.

6). Witch Hazel is a widely used vibrant yellow plant popular among Native Americans for the treatment of swelling and inflammation. The plant’s fresh dried leaves, stem, bark or twigs are distilled with water and applied directly on the affected area. One can also extract tannic acid from the plant.

7). Staying hydrated is definitely a wonderful and easiest way of counterbalancing sunburn. If your body is under drought, it falls victim to sunburn easily. On the other hand, if your body is well hydrated, it counterbalances the tanning and sunburn effects on the skin. Excessive sun exposure can cause dehydration and eventually your body is going to experience drought. Hydration will help body to prevent sunrays from entering into the body by pushing the water to the skin’s surface and away from the body.

8). One of the easiest ways of beating the heat is to take cool showers twice or thrice a day. Showering not only brings your body temperature down but also brings a relief to the sunburn areas. However, be careful not to step into freezing cold or very high water pressure showers. Extreme temperatures can hamper the cooling process of the body and may instead harm you. Gentle lukewarm water is best to relax. Use as little bathing products such as bath oils and soaps as necessary. Avoid vigorous running to prevent body from being stripped of its essential oils. Just take a cool shower and pat yourself dry.

 

5 Best Diets For Diabetics To Improve Your Health

It is vital for you to observe what you are eating when you have been diagnosed with diabetes. A diabetic person is someone who has too much glucose in their blood. Such individuals need to learn how they can manage their conditions prevent further health complications that can be caused by high level of glucose in the blood. Similarly, it is crucial for you to know the best diets for diabetics as it will play a very significant role as you manage your diabetes.

The 5 best diets for diabetics to use

  1. Starch

Starches are one of the most important diets for people with diabetes. Starch are the best source for production of energy for your body. When you take starch, and they are digested, they break down forming glucose in the bloodstream. Insulin then moves the glucose out of the bloodstream, and it is used to produce energy that you need in the body. Taking carbohydrates throughout the day will enable you to manage your diabetes, weight as well as appetite.

You need to take starches in every meal of the day such as cereals, grains, noodles, cassava, yams, pasta, corns, and potatoes. These foods provide vitamins, carbohydrates, fiber, and minerals.  Taking whole grain starches are very important because they contain more minerals, fiber, and vitamins. For those of you who are taking insulin or other diabetes medication, you need to take starch in every meal to keep your blood glucose balanced.

  1. Fats

Taking fats will not directly affect the level of your blood glucose. However, you need to know that too many fats will contribute to gaining weight. This will make it more difficult for you to manage your diabetes. The best diet for diabetics should be one which contains high unsaturated fats.  This is because the type of fats that people with diabetes need to have low cholesterol level.

The best fat diet for people with diabetes is found in oily fish (which is inform of omega-3 fatty acids), oily vegetables, seeds,  polyunsaturated or monounsaturated margarine, raw and unsalted nuts (at least 30 grams per day)lean meat, low-fat  milk, cheese, soy products and yogurts.

Yogurt has low carbohydrates breast and therefore can act as a dessert option for the diabetics. After taking your meal, you can zip it up with yogurt. You need to use cooking oil made from sunflower, canola, soybeans, peanuts and olive. If you want to use salad dressing and mayonnaise, use those that are made from sunflower, canola, olive oil or soybeans.

  1. Proteins

Proteins are a good diet for the diabetics. Your body needs protein which is made of amino acids which make up the building blocks of your body tissues. Individuals with diabetes need to eat at least one gram per day to prevent the body from breaking down the body tissues. Proteins help you to have healthy muscles and robust bones and thereby it is said to be a good diet for people with diabetes. Diabetics can get proteins from very many foods such as free-range turkey and chicken (ones which skins have been removed), beans, millet, free-range chicken egg and pine nuts.

It can be very hard for individuals who have been diagnosed with diabetics to eat starchy foods. This is because it can easily affect their level of glucose in their blood. Taking beans is the best alternative if you want to get both fiber and proteins. Beans also contain vitamins and minerals such as iron, magnesium, potassium and folate.

You also need to eat fish at least twice or thrice a week. Fish that you are recommended include mullet, sardines, mackerel, salmon, and tuna. Salmon, trout, herring, tuna and sardines are highly rich with omega-3. This fish can be frozen, canned or even fresh. Fish is high in omega-3 and is a very important diet for the diabetics.  Taking fish can help you lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, reduce the risks of blood clotting and lower triglycerides.

  1. Vegetables

Vegetables are also a good diet for diabetics. Diets for diabetics need to be of higher fiber, minerals and vitamin contents and vegetables contain such. Examples of foods which are good diets for diabetics include spinach, cabbage, lettuce, broccoli, celery, green beans, and carrots. These foods are packed with fiber and therefore serves as a good diet for diabetics. Spinach contains vitamin B2, vitamin B6, copper, magnesium, zinc, and folate. Broccoli contains vitamins C and is packed with fiber. Vitamin C is known to bring the healing effect of wounds in your body. It is also full of beta-carotene which acts as an antioxidant that makes up the vitamins A. Vitamin A enables you to have strong and healthy teeth, eyes, bones, and skin.

Diet for diabetics needs to be rich in fiber. The human body needs fiber to help it digest food, and some of the foods that we eat are absent of dietary fiber. Fiber helps your bowel to function well. It also protects you from intestinal disorders like the cancer of the colon. You need to take at least 5 portion of vegetables which are rich in fiber per day. Mushroom are also great because they contain fiber and vitamin B. It has a unique flavor that can enhance stew and source.

Oatmeal is highly rich is starch and fiber. For best diets for diabetics, look for less processed oatmeal which takes a longer period to cook simply because they have the best fiber content in them. Consuming foods which have the soluble fiber helps you to improve your blood pressure and stabilize the level of glucose in your blood. It also helps you to lower the level of cholesterol in your body as well as keeping you in full for a very long time.

  1. Fruits

The best diet for people with diabetes also consists of fruits, which are either taken when raw or cooked. In instances where they are in the form of juice, you should not add sugar to it. Free and raw tomatoes are rich in fiber and vitamins C. Adding tomatoes to the diets for diabetics is vital. Tomatoes have high lycopene which acts as an antioxidant that helps to neutralize the free radicals in your body. They can either be processed or cooked tomatoes.

Fruits such as apples, strawberries, bananas, avocados, watermelon, mangos, oranges, berries, papaya, grapefruit, and apples are good for individuals who have been identified with diabetes.  Taking grapefruit will help lower your bad cholesterol and triglycerides.Grapes contains antioxidants which give it such powers. Apples, on the other hand, contain the soluble fiber which can regulate the level of blood glucose. Apples have about 3 grams of fiber which is believed to reduce risks of diseases like cardiovascular. You need to take at least one or more fruits in each meal.

Clearly, diet is a very crucial tool to help you manage your diabetic condition. Once diagnosed with diabetes you need to watch what you eat to avoid. When you know the diet to take for diabetics, it helps you prevent other health complications and manage your diabetics.

5 Healthy Foods That Are Amazing Cancer Remedies

As an expert in food and nutrition, Dr. Stein asserts that living a healthy life depends highly on what you choose to eat. In light of this, many health complications have resulted from poor eating habits. A large number of diseases that face us today, especially chronic illnesses, are as a result of a certain type of foods that we always seem unable to keep away. From what I have been hearing from my friends, they have suffered from food induced illnesses at one point in their life. Therefore, we must be keen on what we put in our mouths. However, as we give a critical look at our diet, we must comprehend the fact that food can also be a great source of medicinal benefits. In this article, we shall look at foods that are a great remedy for cancer. Cancer remedying foods can be found in plenty not only in nature but as processed products as well. Most processed products which act as cancer remedies are usually made in the form of supplements. In this regard, we cannot fully consider them as foods.

Over the years cancer has taken many lives. The most saddening fact though is that many types of cancer are categorized as lifestyle diseases. What this means is that our lifestyles have a direct relationship to the probability of a cancer infection. In most studies, food has taken center stage with regards to the frequency of cancer infection. Many people who have died of cancer over the years had poor diets. Most of us confuse between a poor diet and a heavy diet. A poor diet does not necessarily imply have very little food. Quite to the contrary, a poor diet means having a lot to eat but all of which has a very low nutritional value. One of the many foods that have been associated with the highest number of cancer infections is fast foods. Fast foods which contain too much cholesterol are highly discouraged. Choose to live a healthy life by avoiding such foods.

Well, now assuming you already have cancer or you know someone who has cancer, what would you recommend to such a person? In my opinion, the first thing needs to do is reassure the person that cancer is treatable. A few years ago, without the extensive research in the field of medicine, many people lost their lives to cancer. This was due to the lack a proven treatment at the time. However, in our modern era, you can breathe with ease knowing there are many remedies for cancer. Of these remedies, preventive measures are preferable to curative alternatives. With this in mind, therefore, all cancer patients need to have reassurance that their condition has a cure.

Among the many cures at for cancer at present are chemotherapy, surgical removal of the cancerous cells and my best is antioxidants. Most of the other cancer remedies have been found to have some serious side effects. Fortunately, the foods we are going to look at have no side effects at all. This fact makes these foods the ultimate cancer remedies. As we look at each one of these foods, you must take a moment to reflect on your diet. This article is intended to open up your mind so that you can have a healthy diet.

Below are the best-known cancer remedies that are both organic and free of artificial compounds.

Most of these are raw foods or fruits. Fresh fruit and raw foods especially vegetables are great because they prevent the growth of cancer. They do this by hindering the multiplication of cancerous cells.

Most of these are raw foods or fruits. Fresh fruit and raw foods especially vegetables are great because they prevent the growth of cancer. They do this by hindering the multiplication of cancerous cells.

  1. Carrots

Generally speaking, the specific phytonutrients present in carrots have not been categorically classified as cancer-fighting. However, many studies class carrots to be some of the best cancer remedies among the many foods that we consume. Carrots have been emerging as a cancer-fighting food. What is the secret behind carrot’s profound ability to remedy cancer? You should know that carrots contain carotenoids. These are a group of pigments that gives carrots the orange color.

There are reported cases where cancer patients chose to use carrot juice and natural water only. In a couple of weeks, they were completely cured of cancer. There a high chance that with time extensive research will bring to light the full extent to which carrots can fight cancer. At the moment, however, it is best that you ensure carrot juice is part and parcel of your diet. For vegetable carrot juice, I would recommend that you only use one to two quarts on a daily basis.

  1. Try Leafy Green Vegetables

Leafy vegetables, especially those with a green pigmentation, are the beat cancer remedies. The reason for this lies in their rich source of vitamins, antioxidants, enzymes and minerals. On the other hand, these vegetables have very low fat, calories, and sodium content. Additionally, you will find these foods to be amazing because they have near zero toxicity.

There are many leafy greens that you can try eating from today. These include kale, spinach, arugula salads, romaine, collard greens and watercress among others. All these green vegetables are rich sources of antioxidants. These antioxidants have great cancer-fighting properties. Some of the antioxidants present in leafy greens include Vitamin C and beta-carotene. Beta carotene is a special kind of Vitamin A.

The presence of inactive carcinogens in green leafy vegetables is of great essence to your body. These carcinogens will program the cancerous cells in your body to die off. Moreover, studies support the findings that such inactive carcinogens counter the formation of tumors. They also prevent metastasis.

  1. Cruciferous Vegetables

Apart from the leafy green vegetables, we also have cruciferous vegetables as the other powerful cancer remedies. A large number of cruciferous vegetables contain glutathione. Glutathione is a compound that can scavenge for any free radicals in your body. By now you know that cancer is spread fast by free radicals in your body. Any compound that can safely interact with and neutral these free radicals can make a great cancer remedy.

All other members of the Brassica family of cruciferous vegetables are packed full of nutrients. More specifically, they contain an invaluable source of phytochemicals. These chemicals belong to a larger family of isothiocyanates. Isothiocyanates are great remedies. Cabbages, as well as broccoli, are also known sources of powerful antioxidants. These two cruciferous vegetables contain sulforaphane and indoles. The two antioxidants also help to detoxify your body. In this way, your DNA gets protection.

  1. Brightly colored Orange Foods

If you get any fruits or vegetables which are bright orange in color, you are sure that they contain numerous phytochemicals. Some Carotenoids such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, cryptoxanthin; are simple derivatives of Vitamin C. These are found in squashes, citrus, pumpkin, and berries among other fruits. From extensive studies on beta-carotene, we can determine that beta-carotenes are crucial for your body’s detoxification, liver health and more importantly in the fighting of cancer.

Veggies which are rich in carbs such as potatoes, whole grains, beetroot and other tubers are amazing when it comes to reducing the risk of some kinds of cancer.

  1. Spices and Fresh Herbs

You can also compliment your conventional cancer treatment with some fresh herbs and spices. Consider a spice such as the turmeric. This magical spice can deter the formation of tumors in the body. Turmeric is also a great breast and colon cancer remedy. You will find that spices are absorbed much fast compared to other types of cancer remedies. For an optimal dosage, you can rely on a tablespoonful of the powdered turmeric plus another 1/4 of blackberries.

You can also depend on other spices which also will help to boost your body’s immunity. Some of the spices include juices, smoothies or dressings of thyme, garlic, oregano, cayenne pepper and other spices.

As you go through this article, it is my sincere wish that you learn a thing or two and turn around your poor eating habit for the best. You need to take responsibility for your diet and lifestyle. Let us see the rate of deaths from chronic cancer go down tremendously. With your determination, we will achieve this

Chiropractic Care Techniques for the Elderly

With time, our bodies age gradually. This necessitates the need to live a healthy life to maintain strength in our bodies. Although our muscles and bones do weaken, you still have the chance to go around doing those things which interest you. If you are a senior citizen, it is common to get chronic pain, so you don’t need to panic if it happens. Chronic pain and other disorders have a close association with your body’s depreciation with time. Fortunately, research shows that you can rely on chiropractic care to improve your mobility. Chiropractic care for the elderly goes into helping them to reduce the risk of falls as well as other injuries.

I have come across senior citizens who raise concerns over the use of spinal manipulation. This is because of their bodies’ delicate nature. Chiropractic doctors have enough experience to allow them to treat sensitive conditions such as senior citizens suffering from neuromusculoskeletal disorders. Any older adult needs advice on the need to check their spine regularly. This enables a chiropractor to detect any disorientation in their vertebrae as early as possible. The results of such subluxations to an elderly person’s health. Early signs of subluxations include pain as a result of misalignment. This is usually the case when there is a blockage of the nerve endings.

Most seniors tend to suffer from a decrease in mobility. Luckily for the elderly folks, studies support the use of chiropractic care to remedy immobility effectively. Depending on the individual’s needs, the results can vary accordingly. An elderly person recovering from partial immobility will be able to bend over and even play with their grandchildren in the backyard after a few sessions of treatment.

We all know how the rich elderly folks love golf. If you are one of these gentlemen, I do not need to stress the importance of fitness and flexibility. You can increase your mobility using chiropractic care techniques. This is also a nice way to increase your drive distance. Generally speaking, chiropractic care for the elderly people can help them to improve their quality of life in their old age.

Types of Chiropractic Care Techniques for the Elderly.

Senior citizens are usually affected by old age in different ways hence the need to have different options of treatment to choose from. Most chiropractors tend to suggest a specific treatment for this respectable lot. A qualified chiropractor should lay the options on the table. He or she must then explain the benefits and the risks that each method involves. This will give you a good measure of each alternative to prefer.

We have two broad chiropractic care and treatment methods that senior citizens choose from. One of these methods is the manipulative technique. Alternatively, you can request for nonmanipulative chiropractic techniques depending on your preferences and needs.

  1. Spinal Manipulation as a Chiropractic Care Technique.

This chiropractic technique is very popular among most chiropractors. Also known as a spinal adjustment, this process traces its origin in the ancient Chinese, Egyptian and Greek communities. Thus technique involves the massage and manipulation of the joints to readjust or realign the spine. This chiropractic care method is superior because it also helps to heal the tissues related to the spine. Almost every chiropractic doctor bases their practice on the spinal manipulation technique.

The majority of system reviews on this method support its effectiveness in helping to deal with chronic back pain. Ask any senior citizen which pain they suffer from most and chronic back pain will pop up. There are, however, concerns over the safety of manipulative technique in the treatment of various conditions among the elderly. Despite such concerns, it is a good thing that chiropractic care treatment rarely results in death. In fact, statistics show that manipulative care treatment has a null probability of resulting in death.

Types of Manipulative Techniques

There are several types of manipulative treatment alternatives that you can choose from. These methods can be a suggestion from your chiropractic depending on your condition. Among the common techniques used include Atlas/orthogonal technique, diversified technique, Activator method, the Koren specific technique, Graston technique, Trigenics, Cox flexion, Gonstead and the Thompson technique.

  • Diversified manipulative technique

This technique is an eclectic and nonproprietary approach used in spinal adjustment. It is mainly used method among chiropractors. We attribute this method to the works of Joe Janse. It is estimated that 96% of chiropractors use this method to treat 70% of their clients. This technique features high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust. We consider this to be the most generic manipulative technique.

  • Atlas Orthogonal

This technique was developed by Roy Sweat and is it is the most common technique that we use to treat upper cervical. A percussion instrument is usually used in this technique to correct any disorders that an X-Ray shows. These are generally subluxations of the atlas vertebrae. Most straight chiropractors make use of this technique.

Advantages of Manipulative Technique

  1. This method proves to be effective in the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal disorders. The treatment that an elderly will get for this disorder will be for lower back pains, neck pains as well as other related disorders.
  2. Manipulative techniques are also the best when senior citizens are looking to remedy non-musculoskeletal disorders. However, you need to note that there are controversies on this subject.
  3. General costs of manipulative treatment options are low for the treatment of chronic lower back and sub-acute pain.
  1. Non-Manipulative Chiropractic Care for the Elderly

Non-force chiropractic adjustments are of great benefit to a group of patients belonging to the following categories: those in acute pain, patients in spasms, those who have a very sensitive nervous system and all the elderly patients. In addition, non-manipulative chiropractic care for the elderly helps patients who have arthritis, degenerative joint syndrome, spinal stenosis, and children as well as adolescents. It also goes without saying that the use of gentle and non-manipulative adjustments is crucial when attending to infants.

There are several non-manipulative techniques that the elderly citizen can choose from. The most common ones are electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and massage. Massage might also provide a range of options. These options are myofascial release, deep tissue massage or acupressure.

Myofascial massage is intended to release the pressure inserted on the fascia sheath. The constriction of the fascia usually causes pain. During the myofascial release, the chiropractor will use his or her fingers to stretch the fascia gently and firmly. Deep tissue massage is intended to improve the flow of the lymphatic fluids. Overuse and injury can cause numbness and stiffness.

 Advantages of Non-Manipulative Technique

This particular chiropractic care technique is usually a favorite of many people because it is gentle on the body. More often than not, patients do not believe how painless the procedure is. I would recommend non-manipulative to anyone especially those who are very sensitive to pain.

If you have the responsibility to take care of your old man, do not frown whenever you need to help them back to their feet. Better still, bring your senior folks to our chiropractic clinic and let them know of the many ways through which they can regain their mobility. We strive to make a better life for your aging days.