Saratoga Springs Chiropractor-Neck Pain

EXERCISES TO STRENGTHEN YOUR NECK AND IMPROVE POSTURE

1. BRUGGER’S EXERCISE Stand up straight with your hands at your sides. Begin by bending your elbows slightly as you rotate your arms outward. Slowly pull your shoulders back and down as you gently retract your head. Perform 2 sets of 10 repetitions 2. HEAD RETRACTION Begin by tucking your chin slightly then draw head […]

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Saratoga Springs Chiropractor-Rotator Cuff

ROTATOR CUFF INJURIES

What is the rotator cuff? The rotator cuff consists of 4 muscles: the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor. These act to provide dynamic stability and control the position of the humeral head of the arm relative to the glenoid fossa of the scapula during motions ranging from throwing to performing activities of daily living. […]

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Saratoga Springs Chiropractor-Back Exercises

EXERCISES TO STRENGTHEN YOUR CORE AND LOW BACK

1. CAT – CAMEL Begin by rounding your back upward until you feel a gentle stretch in the mid and low back. Pause for 3-5 seconds then relax and let your stomach fall downward as you gently arch your back. Perform 2 sets of 10 repetitions to warm up prior to strengthening exercises. 2. BIRD […]

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Saratoga Chiropractor-plantar faciitis

PLANTAR FASCIITIS

What is plantar fasciitis? The plantar fascia is a thick ligament that connects the heel bone to the toes creating the arch of the foot and acting as a shock absorber. This mechanical linkage extends into five bands inserting into the base of each toe. The plantar fascia is influenced by several factors including arches […]

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Saratoga Chiropractor-sleep disorders and chiropractic care

How Chiropractic Care Can Help Sleeping Problems

I am often presented with patients that are suffering from sleep disorders.  I know with the right regimen of chiropractic care I can help correct the problem.  I wanted to share with you the benefits of chiropractic care associated with sleep disorders and came across this great article written by  Dr. Behfar Sanjari of Chiro-Med […]

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Saratoga Chiropractor-Benefits of myofascial release

Benefits of foam rolling for self-myofascial relief

FOAM ROLLING Benefits of foam rolling for self-myofascial relief Self-myofascial relief is a self-massage technique that you can apply to release muscle tightness or trigger points. It can be performed with various tools, the foam roller being one of the most popular. Using a foam roller can help to increase the blood flow and thus […]

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Fibromyalgia: Chiropractic Health Care

Chiropractic is a health care system that is founded on the premise that a proper functioning nervous system is essential to overall health and overall function of the human body. Chiropractors have never claimed that they can “cure” Fibromyalgia and other health conditions, but research studies show that Chiropractic is effective in helping patients improve […]

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Fibromyalgia: Vertebral Subluxation Research

“Subluxations are very real. We have documented them to the extent that no one can dispute their existence. Vertebral subluxations change the entire health of the body by causing structural dysfunction of the spine and nerve interference.” Chang Ha Suh, M.D. PhD “Hyper functional or hypo functional neurons along a neural chain prevent normal nerve […]

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What Causes Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a complicated condition that likely has more than one cause — although most researchers agree that the primary cause is a breakdown in the normal function of the central nervous system, which creates an abnormal perception of pain. “The cause of Fibromyalgia must involve one or more abnormalities by which the Central Nervous […]

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Fibromyalgia: Medical Treatment

There is no known medical cure for Fibromyalgia — the only treatment is aimed at reducing symptoms, although most experts agree that medicine has a very limited effectiveness. “There is little evidence that we can treat Fibromyalgia patients effectively with drugs. A recent study of patients with long-standing Fibromyalgia demonstrates that expensive medical care does […]

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