Recent guidelines on lower back pain have changed the way doctors are thinking about treatment. The guidelines were issued in February of 2017 by the American College of Physicians (ACP) as an update of similar guidelines put out a decade earlier. The new guidelines are based on a review of over 150 studies over the past decade. Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, wants you to know about current thought in the medical field about back pain and the recommendations when caregivers seek non-drug and non-invasive treatments rather than drug therapies. We’ve always been a proponent of non-invasive treatments at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, so we want you to understand what these guidelines mean to you.
It’s right up there with “eat your vegetables” on the list of things that’s good for you. Exercise is almost universally recommended by doctors as being beneficial to your health. We certainly recommend corrective exercises at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness. But that doesn’t mean that every exercise is always good for you. Particularly when you’re dealing with back pain. Total Chiropractic is committed to keeping patients on the road to wellness. That means making sure you do the right exercises and do your exercises right. That doesn’t always happen, so we want to tell you about what you shouldn’t do with our list of the 5 worst exercises for your back:
Seeking Chiropractic Care After an Car Accident on Long Island
If you’ve been in a car accident, it’s likely that you probably have a wide range of feelings. Some of these are emotions like fear, confusion or even anger. You also might be feeling pain, or you might be surprised that you seem to be feeling little or no pain even after a serious crash. Whatever you’re feeling, one thing you should strongly consider, if you’ve been in a car accident, is consulting with a chiropractor immediately. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness we treat all types of accident injuries and we want you to know how chiropractic care can help you following an accident.
We’ve come to a time that many people around the New York City area and around North America consider the most wonderful time of the year. The beginning of baseball season. For fans that means digging through the sports media for stats, predictions and stories about their favorite players and teams. More and more you might notice an interesting element when when you read those stories. Chiropractors are taking a more active role in the treatment of sports injuries. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness we treat a number of athletes and former athletes. Our doctor, Todd Goldman, was an athlete himself. So we want to let you know about how chiropractors treat athletes at the highest levels and remind you that chiropractic care might help treat your sports injury.
Maybe all that space travel was what made Darth Vader so grumpy. It turns out that a lot of astronauts come back down to earth with an aching back. So much so that NASA decided to find out why.
At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we don’t expect any of our patients to be traveling to outer space in the near future, (Although, astronauts are always welcome). But as a practice that’s dedicated to helping people manage back and neck pain and is always interested in cutting-edge science, we wanted to share what we’ve learned about astronauts and back pain and some real life applications from the study that we can apply here on earth.
If you’re looking to manage back or neck pain, or you’ve just been in an accident, and are beginning to feel discomfort in your neck or back, chiropractic care is an effective option to bring you the relief you’re looking for. The purpose of chiropractic care and all medical treatment is to bring relief to suffering as outlined in the chiropractic oath. Chiropractic care is dedicated to caring for the patient’s total health and well-being, and much of our work is dedicated to avoiding harm like unnecessary surgery. But just like other areas of medicine, there are cases where procedures are unsuccessful and in extreme cases, the patient is lost. When that happens there can be bad publicity and questions about the safety of chiropractic care. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we want you to know the facts about chiropractic safety so you can understand fully how much our care can help you.
If you suffer from back pain, neck pain or any other type of chronic pain, you’re very likely looking for ways to ease your discomfort. Sometimes it seems like the only thing you can focus on is the pain you’re feeling. But how much of that pain is the product of your thoughts? The answer might surprise you. Recent studies have shown that the mind can have a tremendous effect on how you perceive pain and that you might be able to lessen those feelings even without drug treatment. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we deal a lot with pain management, particularly for patients who have back pain. So we want to give you some facts about the relationship between back pain and the mind.
It’s not unusual for people to associate total chiropractic care with treatment of back pain, but a chiropractor is more than just a back doctor. Chiropractic care is dedicated to helping patients achieve total wellness. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we certainly provide accident injury and pain management services, but we also give lifestyle advice. Another area we actively discuss with our patients is nutrition. While your first thought when you’re looking to lose weight might not be to contact a chiropractor, there’s a lot of good reasons why you should. So we’d like to share with you some information on how chiropractic care can help in weight loss efforts.
Are you ready for some football? This time of year, everybody is. On one Sunday every February, the entire country stops and is riveted by pro football’s championship game, or at least the commercials. If you’re an athlete, you understand the high level of competition that’s on display and the amount of talent, hard work and perseverance required to make it to the big stage. Athletes will also recognize the unfortunate downside of the big game: injuries.
Making decisions about your health can often be difficult. If you suffer from back pain, the discomfort can be constant, but the idea of having back surgery may be even less appealing than the chronic pain. Any type of surgery has risks, and very often should only be looked upon as a last resort. Surgery is costly and isn’t always guaranteed to work. Despite the risks, a 2013 study found that surgery for back pain is on the rise, according to Men’s Journal. There are alternatives to surgery and one of them is chiropractic care. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we can help you find relief from your pain, without resorting to surgery. We’ll also tell you when surgery is the best option. But we want to let you know how chiropractic adjustments can relieve your pain and help you avoid surgery.