Misunderstood A Seattle Chiropractor doctor might be one of the most misunderstood health care professionals in the medical profession. Through the years they are looked at askance by doubters who are full of feeling. In times past, they’ve been worse, or called quacks. This is due, in part, to people’s narrow and limited view of medical treatment – performing surgery and being that only of administering prescription drugs. It is unfortunate that most of people consider this is all there’s to health care. The truth is there’s more to health care than just surgery and drugs… A great deal more! Even some chiropractic patients have not a real clear understanding of what chiropractic is, although sad to say. And for those who’ve never been to a chiropractor, most are completely misinformed as to the makeup of the profession. The fact is chiropractic is the biggest drug free type of health care and the third biggest form of any health care in North America. What’s Chiropractic? The word Seattle Chiropractor is a blending of the Greek words cheir (hand) and praxis (action) and means “done by hand.” Chiropractic is an alternative medical system in that the professional takes a different approach […]
Many people do not understand just what a chiropractor does. It might seem like they have been at random pressing on your back until there exists a pop indicating alignment. Nevertheless, there exists a science that is special to how your joints are adjusted by a chiropractor, as well as enhancing your general health. There are over 100 chiropractor treatment possibilities through the world. Each chiropractor chooses up to ten of their favorite treatment techniques to use in their practice. Because of how many chiropractic treatment alternatives there are, if you see with three distinct chiropractors you may experience very different ways of aligning your joints. The aim of a chiropractor is to discover the best techniques improve and to restore joint functionality. They select techniques they consider best reduces pain and joint inflammation. Spinal manipulation is a technique that you can hear working with the pop of adjustment. Chiropractors frequently use their hands to apply force to the misaligned joints in the body placed in a manner that is special. You can find many different types of specialization exam tables that chiropractors use to ensure the body is placed accurately for alteration. There are three popular techniques used for […]
Duration 1 Minute Instructions: This is a great exercise for patients who DON’T suffer from lumbar disc injuries… this exercise is great when you are looking to strengthen the low back. Get on all fours, knees behind the hips. Engager the Kegel muscles (the muscles you use to stop peeing) and raise your opposite arm and leg, while maintaining the contraction of the Kegel muscles. If at any time you cannot maintain the muscle contraction, begin over. Perform this exercise for at least 10 times per side, increasing the number as you get stronger.
Duration :1 Minute Instructions: Lie supine, holding your feet together. Allow the weight of your knees to fall apart from one another. You should feel the stretch in your groin and hips. Hold the position for a minimum of 10 seconds; stop if you feel pain or dizziness. Repeat a minimum of 3 times, up to 10 times, every day. STRETCHING OCCURS OVER TIME. DOING ONE STRETCH ONCE A MONTH WON’T DO THE JOB!
Duration :2 Minutes Instructions: Begin in a supine position. Cross the leg of the hip you wish to stretch over top of the other. Reach up around the “under” leg, and pull towards your chest. (In the picture the model is stretching her left side) You should feel the stretch in the center of your “cheek”. Hold the position for a minimum of 10 seconds, more reasonably 20; stop if you feel pain or dizziness. Repeat a minimum of 3 times, up to 10 times, every day. STRETCHING OCCURS OVER TIME. DOING ONE STRETCH ONCE A MONTH WON’T DO THE JOB!
Duration :1-3 Minutes Instructions: This is one of the most important stretches we teach. Begin by placing your heel on an object approximately 18” high, and stand as erectly as possible. Extend your low back, tilting your pelvis forward, and bend forward from the hips, maintaining the curve of your low back. If you are experiencing low back pain, support your back by placing your hands on your leg for support. For added emphasis, tilt your toes back toward you. You should feel the stretch in the back of your leg. Hold for 10-15 seconds. Repeat often, 8-10 times, every day.
Duration :1-3 Minutes Instructions: Begin by lying your upper back on the roller, fingers interlaced behind your head. Lift your pelvis slightly off the floor, and walk your body up the roller to approximately the “bra strap” level. (see the picture) You should feel the stretch in the center of your back. To control the depth of the stretch, use your arms to either lift for less (image 2) or lower for more (image 3). Repeat often, every day.
Duration :1 Minute Instructions: This is a great exercise for patients who suffer from lumbar disc injuries… it helps most in the morning, when the discs have the most water in them. Get on all fours, knees behind the hips. Allow your belly to drop out to the floor, and look up to the ceiling. This is EXTENSION, something (almost) every lumbar disc loves. Hold this position for three to four seconds. Then, begin to arch your back. Hold this position for one to two seconds. Remember, the downward motion Picture (#2)is the important one. Focus on relaxing into this position most.
Duration :1 Minute Instructions: ROLLER: Begin by lying longitudinally on the roller. Allow your arms to fall away from your body. Hold this position for 30 seconds. BALL: Sitting on the ball, walk your feet forward, lying back on the ball as you do. Allow your arms to fall by the side, hold this position. Repeat often, every day. STRETCHING TAKES TIME. DOING AN EXERCISE ONCE A MONTH DOES NOT WORK!
Duration :1 Minute Instructions: There are 3 scalene muscles in the neck; the most common stretches we recommend are the middle and anterior for stretching, NOT the posterior. Sit as straight as possible, and place the hand of the side to be stretched under that buttock. For the middle muscle, pull your head away from the hand you are sitting on for 10 seconds. For the anterior stretch, put the hand behind you, and turn the head away from it. Then tilt your head back. (Stop if you feel any signs of dizziness or feel like you are about to faint!! ) If the doctor gave you posterior scalene stretches, put on deodorant, sit on your hand again, and pull your head forward and into your armpit. hold all stretches a minimum of 10 seconds.