We welcomed Amy to our Austin Chiropractic team in August. She’s been in the medical field for most of her career and brings solid experience and a great attitude to our front desk. We’re excited to have her here! Please say hello next time you’re in for an adjustment.
Chiropractors (and their patients!) know that good health and wellness begins in the alignment of the spine. So what is chiropractic wellness care? Chiropractic wellness care is receiving chiropractic adjustments to the spine on a regular basis. These regular chiropractic adjustments allow patients to experience wellness and positive effects beyond pain management.
So what does a chiropractic adjustment do for you? Chiropractors evaluate and correct misalignments in the spine, called vertebral subluxations – conditions of the spine where alignment and/or movement patterns of the vertebrae are abnormal – causing irritation and inflammation. Vertebral subluxations interfere with proper nervous system function – the one body system that communicates with all others. Chiropractors are the only health care professionals specifically trained to locate and correct spinal subluxations. Adjustments unblock these pressure points and allow for your brain to more easily send messages down your spine and out to nerves throughout your body.
Wondering if your headaches can be helped by chiropractic care? While triggers range from stress and lack of sleep to whiplash and trauma, evidence suggests that spinal adjustments can serve as an effective treatment to relieve the suffering associated with headaches and migraines.
Most headaches are associated with muscle tension in the neck, often as a result of sedentary activities and time spent in a single posture (such as hours in front of computer or television screens) which increases joint irritation and tension.
Our patients find that improving the movement and alignment of the bones in the neck alleviates the stress and pressure that results in headaches and migraines. Dehydration, changes in the weather, and allergies are some of the other major causes of headaches, especially for people who live in Austin. Chiropractic adjustments will help you adapt to the changing weather and allergies we experience in Central Texas. If you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines and are seeking an effective alternative to over the counter or prescription medications, schedule an appointment to evaluate your treatment options. You don’t have to be in pain, we can help.
Did you know that low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide?
If you struggle with low back pain, you understand why! Painful and persistent, discomfort in your lower back can be a symptom of genetic, biophysical, social, or psychological factors, and sufferers often also have pain elsewhere.
Surgery, injections, and pharmaceuticals are often expensive and invasive. However, chiropractic care along with massages, exercise, and other non-pharmacological approaches are proven to be effective, affordable, and non-invasive solutions to resolving low pack pain suffering.
Thanks to all of our patients who have visited us this week at our new location on South Lamar. Chiropractic is a safe, conservative and affordable treatment for back pain, and a great way to keep your spine and nervous system healthy. Come see us for an adjustment, and a cookie while supplies last!
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Garden Fitness Stretches are important to keep your spine safe and healthy.
Garden Fitness Stretches
Warm weather has arrived and its time for many of you to begin working in the yard. Gardening can be a fun and relaxing way to enjoy the outdoors. These activities may also involve bending, twisting, pulling and lifting that your body might not be ready for. Gardening and landscaping can bring on various injuries, usually as a result of trying to do too much too soon. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Here a few chiropractor-approved recommendations for maintaining spine and neck health this spring season:
While pulling weeds or planting flowers, kneel and use a soft pad under your knees to reduce unnecessary bending or twisting.
Warm your body up with a few stretches and some lunges or sidesteps before spending hours in your garden or yard doing repetitive movements.
Avoid carrying heavy items. If you have a heavy bag of soil or pot to move, bend with your knees and find help to carry these items whenever possible. Consider using a wheelbarrow or carts if you must make multiple trips across the yard.
Consider using lighter electric tools, if you already struggle with back and neck pain.
Take breaks! Stay hydrated and and give your joints a break to reduce stiffness.
Secure and stabilize ladders before climbing, reducing risks or falls and sudden jerking movements.
With the preparation and a spinal safety approach, your time in the garden does not have to present a threat to your health. Here’s a link to other articles on gardening safety and the benefits of chiropractic to gardeners. https://www.acatoday.org/Patients/Health-Wellness-Information/Gardening
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Meet the newest member of our team, Lara (pronounced like Sarah or Tara) Ortega! She’s a Texas native, new to Austin, and new to chiropractic. She’s loving her role as our chiropractic assistant and office manager. So far she’s doing an outstanding job! Stop by to get an adjustment soon and introduce yourself. Remember we provide gentle chiropractic care for Austin TX. And we offer a free consultation for new patients to figure out how we can help you.
In case you’re wondering, Hannah has moved to St Louis. We thank her for over 2 years of service here and being a wonderful member of our team. We wish Hannah the best of luck and hope she returns one day!