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The muscles of the lower back which are often neglected during one's pursuit of the insta-worthy muscles: abs, biceps and pecs that make you look attractive but leave you short on stability. Building a great body means building balance, and the muscles of the lower body are essential for stability and spinal health. What's the point of looking great or having a lot of muscle if the most crucial structures of your body can't bear the load that this extra muscle brings on?
When you are desperate, you seek out the most drastic forms of relief. This leads many people into the surgeon's office for a chat regarding spinal surgery options; it leads others to the pharmacists with a prescription for narcotic painkillers. At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we believe that surgery and drugs should be a last resort, and we have many modalities available to curtail your spinal pain and get you on the road to rehabilitation naturally. The Cox Technicque of flexion distraction, more commonly known as the Cox Method, is one of the modalities that has shown great success in patients looking to reduce their symptoms of back pain.
As we age, our bodies begin to slow and require maintenance while our minds become preoccupied with the many concerns of the day. Often these rhythms ebb and flow between the demands of work and home, sleep and diet, being social and alone time; it's a balancing act that sometimes stacks odds against us. In moments both high and low, your vitality determines your reaction and shapes how you move forward. Chiropractic and acupuncture are complementary practices that target this vitality: bringing out the best in you; helping you heal; preventing your body from letting you down.
In most cases, too much immobility both contributes to the back pain in the first place and fuels the pain during injury. Here are some of the problems that accrue when you spend most of your time sitting:
Furthermore, sitting for long periods of time is usually performed with poor posture, compounding the stagnation by putting pressure on the cervical and lumbar vertebrae. Degenerated and herniated discs (separate conditions) are likely outcomes of a highly immobile lifestyle.
Unfortunately, as humankind progresses, it is more difficult to unplug from the noise and distraction than ever. City people especially are finding it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep, which negatively impacts their daily operations and contributes to a poor overall quality of life. What better way to combat these modern sleep dilemmas than with the help of an ancient healing art?
These infections usually begin when colds or allergies cause swelling in the mucus membranes. Mucus production then increases, causing congestion. A good indicator of bacterial infection is if discharge is colored yellow or green instead of clear. Sinuses are located all throughout the head, meaning that the increased pressure often leads to headaches. Traditional Chinese Medicine is useful in mitigating sinus congestion, encouraging drainage and relieving pressure that leads to headaches. According to this tried and true philosophy, sinus problems are most often associated with disruptions of the gallbladder, spleen, lungs and qi stagnation.