Teachers go through a lot in a day. They spend hours on their feet. They bend, stoop, and lift, hunching over students’ desks helping them and carrying heavy books. They sit at a desk, grading papers. It’s no wonder so many of our educators complain of neck and back pain! The good news is, regular chiropractic care can help alleviate those symptoms so that teachers can keep doing what they do best – sculpting young minds.
The spine is a very intricate structure and when one component fails to function properly it can affect the entire body, causing pain and loss of mobility. Tiny bones, called vertebrae, are stacked on each other to form the spine. They are joined in such a way to facilitate movement, flexibility, and a wide range of motion. There are small, fluid-filled discs that rest between each vertebra, providing a cushion between the bones. When one of these discs becomes damaged it can affect the surrounding nerves, causing pain and making movement difficult. A herniated disc is one of the most common spinal disc issues.
Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m so tired, I could pass out?”
Well, even as that term seems relevant at times, it’s not entirely the case. In fact, when your body falls asleep, the brain actually starts its engine. Through various patterns, brain activity is at an ultimate high. These brain waves are categorized under what we know as the sleep cycle, which includes two parts: NREM (Non-REM) and REM (Rapid Eye Movement).
If you ever wondered where dreams generate from, here is some insight. The most dreaming happens during the REM cycle, as the eyes quickly jerk quickly in all directions. Heart rate and blood pressure levels increase, and breathing paces from fast, irregular, to shallow.
Generally, one enters these cycles about 90 minutes after falling asleep, lasting to an hour. The average...
Flexibility is something that many people would like more of, but few know how to achieve it. If they do, they don’t do anything about it. This is because flexibility training is often seen as difficult, painful, and time consuming. It is also significantly underestimated. Why bother getting flexible if you aren’t an athlete or dancer? Why do regular people need to improve their flexibility? The answers to these questions may surprise you. You also might find that improving your flexibility is easier than you think.
Vein & Laser Institute at Forefront of Breakthrough Treatments, Appears on the Biggest Medical News Show in the Country
Vein & Laser Institute (VLI) is making huge strides in providing state-of-the-art procedures to the people of NW Indiana. The newest and most exciting options center on regenerative medicine. These advanced stem cell and blood platelet procedures provide non-surgical treatment options for joint or bone pain, torn or strained tendons and ligaments, and other common injuries and degenerative conditions using a patient’s own cells. Dr. Amjad Alkadri, Medical Director of VLI, and patient Dr. John Feczko, appeared on the American Health Front, the most watched Medical News Program in the country, to explain the procedure and how it made a huge impact on Dr. Feczko’s quality of life. Check it out below!
The 2018 Fall Medicare Open Enrollment period is currently underway and ends on Saturday, December 7, 2018. Medicare enrollment and benefits can be confusing and overwhelming. Attend a free seminar to learn the basics of Medicare and about the options available.
When most people think of chiropractors, the first thing that comes to mind is back pain. However, chiropractic care can be used to treat a variety of conditions from joint pain to migraines. When a patient comes in with complaints of pain in the shoulder and restricted motion in the joint, one possible diagnosis may be acromioclavicular (AC) joint injury. While it is often an injury that is common among athletes, it can happen to anyone. Fortunately, chiropractic is a very effective treatment.
The shoulder bears the brunt of a lot of work even in day to day activity. When something goes wrong, it can dramatically impact a person’s quality of life. The joint itself is quite complex with a wide range of motion and that ability can become compromised due to overuse, injury, or age. The goal of the chiropractor is to keep the shoulder moving naturally and ensuring that it is pain free. Frozen shoulder syndrome is one common condition that affects the shoulder, limiting mobility and causing pain. Chiropractic is an effective treatment that helps patients regain range of motion and decrease or eliminate their pain.
Some people find it easier to engage in certain healthy activities during different times of the year. For instance, they may enjoy the fresh produce of summer, or going for a run during the cooler days of fall. However, there are some things you can do to stay healthy regardless of the season. These are some good habits you can cultivate and develop for good health, rain or shine, cool weather or warm. By incorporating these four practices into your daily routine you are very likely to see much less of your doctor and enjoy your life a whole lot more.
ACL injuries are some of the most common sports related injuries that doctors and chiropractors see. It occurs when one of the ligaments in knee, the ACL, is torn. If left untreated, it can cause the person to have difficulty moving their knee or controlling its movements because of the breakdown of knee support. When this happens the bones of the joint often rub against each other. Over time this can cause a condition called chronic ACL deficiency. Osteoarthritis can also occur due to the bones rubbing against each other, eroding the cartilage and meniscus. A chiropractor can help reduce the pain of an ACL injury and help prevent further damage.