Friday, February 3, 2012

Are you a runner?

Are you a runner? Exercise is important, but can occasionally cause joints to misalign. I often see people who love to run with misalignments to the joints of the leg (ankle, knee, and hip). Chiropractic should be a part of a runners protocol to stay in optimum alignment and to have optimum performance and health.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

How long will it take to get better?

Chiropractic Health Tip: Sometimes it takes a few visits to a chiropractor to get the results you want. When joints become misaligned, they get irritated, causing the nearby muscles to spasm, which locks the joint into this abnormal position. When the chiropractor adjusts you, these spasmed muscles become stretched, and like a tight spring can pull the joint out of alignment again. So, it is a re-training process. After a few adjustments, the muscles start to get the idea and will finally let the joint stay in its proper place and function properly.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Pregnant With Back Pain

Many women have discovered the amazing natural relief that they get with chiropractic care during the entire pregnancy.

During pregnancy a woman's body produces a hormone that makes joints more flexible, to prepare for her changing body and the task ahead. As the baby grow in the womb, the pressure also can grow on the expecting mother's back. Chiropractic can help to ensure that the pregnant woman's joints stay in place, avoiding back pain, while also creating the best environment for the developing baby. An expecting mother who is in alignment, not in pain will be in less stress and will pass this calmness on to her baby. Some women who have been under chiropractic care during their pregnancy have had less time in labor and delivery as well. As you can imagine, a pelvis that is in alignment will perform better than one that is out of alignment during that crucial time. Chiropractic and massage are a terrific combination to consider when you are pregnant. For more information, contact us at (813) 831-8321 in South Tampa