Seven Reasons To See A Chiropractor

1. It’s good for your nervous system
This is the system that controls and regulates every single function in your body.
Haldeman, S. Neurological Effects of the Adjustment.
JMPT 2000; 23

2. It’s good for your posture
The author of the supporting paper also suggests that you may need more than one or two adjustments if you want to train yourself out of poor postural habits.
Troyanovich et al. Structural rehabilitation of the spine and posture: rational for treatment beyond resolution of symptoms.
JMPT 1998.

3. It keeps your joints young and well lubricated
An adjustment can help restore normal joint movement and mechanics and help remove joint adhesions or scar tissue.
Nugent-Derfus GE, et al. Continuous passive motion applied to whole joints stimulates chondrocyte biosynthesis of PRG4.
Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2007 May;15(5):566-74.
  
4. It can make you more flexible
This article uses hamstrings as an example of how being adjusted and stretching can help your muscles to relax.
Fox, M. Effect on hamstring flexibility of hamstring stretching compared to hamstring stretching and sacroiliac joint manipulation.
Clinical Chiropractic – Volume 9, Issue 1, March 2006, Pages 21-32.5. It can make your muscles stronger and more flexible
Quite an in-depth explanation into why getting adjusted can improve neurological control and muscle strength.
Smith DL, Cox RH. Muscular strength and chiropractic: theoretical mechanisms and health implications.
Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 1999-2000; 3(4):1-13.
6. It can improve your co-ordination
Significant improvement to hand-eye co-ordination are noted in this article following a series of adjustments.
Dean L. Smith, DC, PhD, Marvin J. Dainoff, PhD, and Jane P. Smith, DC. & The effect of a Chiropractic adjustment on movement time… Fitts law.
JMPT May 2006.

7. It is an effective treatment for back pain
Chiropractic came out on top in this article relative to hospital out patient physiotherapy treatment.
Meade et al. Low back pain of mechanical origin: randomised comparison of chiropractic and hospital outpatient treatment.
British Medical J, 1991.

 

We offer a 15 minute complimentary consultation to new patients to find out more about chiropractic and how it can benefit them.
To book use the online booking feature or call us on 0114 266 5959.

Students and Studying

I think it’s my age…

At Chiropractic Works, we here this all too often. Yes age does play a factor with spinal problems but the majority of the time it is not the causative factor. A point in case is the increase in the number of students that we have seen recently.

[ezcol_1half]One trigger for the students who have been in to see us is exam time! Prolonged periods of sitting, working on the computer or staring at books. Not to mention the extra stress, long hours and by the time you throw in a poorer diet due to time constraints, eventually something has to give.

Most students that we see come in with upper back and neck problems from the long periods of studying. So here are some tips on how to minimise the strain that studying puts on you:

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  • Plan your day, know what you are doing and when you are doing it – as dull as it sounds this will free up a lot of your time, and if you have planned well it will be a case of looking at what you should be doing and getting on with it.
  • Have a work free area, a sacred space where no studying takes place, this is especially problematic if you study in a bedroom – you want to keep that area as a sleeping/relaxing zone.
  • Plan down time – meet up with friends, play the Xbox or catch up on tv. Be strict with yourself, you don’t want to end up doing a marathon of Game of Thrones.
  • Take regular breaks, prop your books/laptop up so you are looking ahead not looking down.
  • Stretch.
  • Snack well – ditch the chocolate and energy drinks, stick to fruit & veg and the odd tea/coffee.

If you have any questions give us a call on 0114 266 5959, or if you would like to book a complimentary 15 minute consultation to discuss how we can help you get in touch.

 

Is texting affecting your posture?

No one can dispute that posture can have a positive effect or a negative impact on our bodies.

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Whilst we usually associate posture problems with people who are deconditioned, sit all day and are not as active as they should be. To be honest, everyone is at risk of poor posture. When we do repetitive actions all day it leads to overload and fatigue. This means not having the correct desk set up or looking at your phone for long periods can be harmful.

Research shows that mobile phone use for texting, Facebook and internet browsing is building future problems, especially as the users are getting younger and younger. Newspaper articles in the Telegragh and Daily Mail highlighted the impact of using mobile devices for too long on our posture and health.

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Are your text habits affecting your neck?

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Chiropractors have long looked at the structure of the body to assess function and as indicators to what is happening in our bodies whether it is a dropped shoulder, a pelvis imbalance or increased thoracic curve. These indicators can relate to headaches, neck pain or other symptoms people may experience. Equally though it may be many years before we feel the impact of how posture affects our body.

 

So how can Chiropractic help you?

 

Chiropractors work with the imbalances (misalignments) in your spine to reduce the impact that they have onto your body, allowing it to adapt to what life throws at it more easily. We also give advice and suggestions on how to minimise the impact of our lifestyles on our posture.