Posts Tagged ‘spine’
The Importance of Postural Transitioning
Using postural transitions to your advantage.
Chances are you don’t want to remain locked into a stiff and stagnant position. But many of us end up this way because over time, our body learns that this is what we want, and our muscles respond to make this unhealthy posturing feel more comfortable. This is a trap! Even if your body feels better slouching, you are causing innumerable damages to your spine. At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we want people to overcome stagnation by awareness. An ergonomically aware person should make at least one purposeful movement every 20 minutes of sitting or standing. These can be slight, like simply raising your feet onto a footrest from the floor, or stretching the back; or they can be more purposeful like standing up and walking to get a drink of water.
Postural transitions keep your core engaged
If your job involves a whole lot of one position, make sure that you listen to the signs of stiffness before they give way to pain. If you are interested in optimizing your work life and finding more ways to keep your body healthy despite the demands of your job, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today.
The Way You Sleep Affects How You Sleep
Why is sleeping with poor posture harmful
Poor sleeping posture would like something like sleeping on your stomach After a night of this posture, the spine is likely to become misaligned and you are likely to experience a day of dull aching in the lower back. And while we can’t convince all stomach sleepers to flip onto their backs, there are steps you can take, like using a support pillow under the abdomen to prevent the spine from reversing its normal curvature.
Take control of your sleep life
If you are interested in flipping the script and making good sleep posture your norm, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today. We can help resolve pre-existing pain that is caused by vertebral misalignment so that you can sleep more soundly.
Vitamins and how to find them
Support your spine through vitamin consciousness! We can show you how at Community Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Park Slope. I want you to know what vitamins do for you and what foods to look for in your search for health. An important part of vitamin intake is making sure that the food you purchase is of a high quality. Many processed, non-organic foods are stripped of the essential nutrients they would otherwise contain. With that being said, here is an alphabetical list of vitamins and how they contribute to back health, followed by what foods contain them.
|A: Immune system support, tissue repair||
Dairy, orange fruits and green vegetables
Look for: sweet potatoes and carrots, kale and apricots
|B12: Bone marrow support||
Red meat, dairy, fish and eggs
Look for: fortified cereals (bran products), fortified milk, shellfish and beef liver
|C: Collagen production (helps repair herniated discs and repair tissue). Great for the healing and repair of a worn spine.||
Fruit and vegetable
Look for: citrus, tomato, broccoli, green/red peppers
|D: Calcium absorption. Keep bones strong and fight osteoporosis!||
Look for:Fish oil, sunlight, mushrooms, egg yolks, and fortified milk
|K: Calcium complement||Look for: Leafy greens, cauliflower, cabbage. Eggs and meat, particularly fish also carry vitamin K in smaller amounts.|
Having a healthy complement of all these vitamins is essential to back care, whether you are seeking to repair a damaged spine or prevent injury. There are a world of other benefits to be reaped from having vitamins in the proper proportions. If you are looking for someone in Park Slope to talk to about adding vitamins into your diet, we can help. Contact us at (718) 398-3100 or come and see us at our office in Brooklyn today.
Karen A. Thomas D.C., L.Ac.