Saturday, January 26, 2008

Who's Got Your Back?

I hope it’s not your couch or your computer chair. You should not have to bring your aches and pain into 2008.

Are you suffering from Neck pain, Back pain, Shoulder pain, Knee pain, Ankle pain and your list can go on? Is it preventing you from work or play? Chiropractic care plus regular customized exercise can help you get back on track in 2008.
As a Chiropractic physician I see numerous people carrying their pain into each new year not knowing the benefits of spinal maintenance and exercise to reduce and/or eliminate their annoying discomfort. This is a drugless and positive lifestyle change to manage or get rid of your pain.


The primary treatment of the Doctor of Chiropractic is manipulation (an "adjustment") to those areas of the spine or surrounding joints which are slightly displaced and fail to function normally. Given by hand (the word chiropractic means "done by hand"), the adjustment will restore proper alignment and function to the spinal joints, thereby restoring the normal nerve transmission and healing potential to the vital structures of the body.
Therapeutic exercise, massage, and nutritional support are part of patient care when appropriate. Injuries like sprains (ankle), strains (eg. pulled muscles), tendonitis (eg. tennis elbow) and bursitis (eg. shoulder pain) and joint problems in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot can all be treated effectively with chiropractic care. These are all good reasons to seek chiropractic care.

However, the beauty of Chiropractic is not only drug-free and surgery free care, but also preventative and performance enhancing care. Maintaining proper alignment will allow athletes to be prepared for their sport. Many of the greatest athletes in the world are adjusted before competition as a "tune-up" in an effort to place their bodies in a state of peak efficiency. Following competition, they are adjusted to enhance the recuperative process after the stress of their particular event. When asked about chiropractic's effectiveness, Roger Craig, formerly of the San Francisco 49'ers, stated, "We won four Super Bowls in the 1980's with it, so it must be doing something right.
Chiropractic Care in My office include spinal and joint adjustment coupled with Therapeutic massage ,Detox, Nutritional supplements, Personal training session with a qualified Personal trainer all in a n atmosphere where you can relax and unwind. It’s your Chiro Med Spa where there is a unique blend of science and nature to provide long term whole body wellness.

“If Pros look to chiropractic and great work out routine why shouldn’t you.”

The key to a healthy spine is regular exercise. Research has demonstrated that people who exercise regularly are less likely to suffer from back injuries and pain. They also show quicker recovery if injuries do occur than people who are less physically fit. Exercise can be divided into 3 basic groups, all of which are important to a healthy back:
· Strengthening
· Stretching
· Aerobic activities

The abdominals and back muscles are targeted because they help to support and stabilize the spine. They also help maintain good postural alignment. Strong hip and leg muscles help to facilitate proper body mechanics with bending and lifting.

The soft tissues around the spine and in the legs need adequate flexibility to allow normal movement and to help prevent abnormal forces on the joints. With regard to the back, the goal is for balanced flexibility in both directions. Stretching also helps to prevent or address soft tissue injury and muscle soreness, and promotes relaxation.
(Specific exercises for an individual would be based on a thorough Chiropractic physio- therapy evaluation assessing the strength, flexibility, posture, daily activities, pain pattern and abilities of the person. Body analysis from BODIGLYPHIX INC. personal trainer (Trevor Pace)

Aerobic Activities
Aerobic exercise helps to promote heart and lung function and overall conditioning. Aerobic activities are those that use several large muscle groups and increase your breathing and heart rate. Examples of activities include walking, biking, swimming, and dancing. For maximum benefit, the goal is to work up to 20-30 minutes at least 3-4 times per week. In addition to helping decrease spinal pain, aerobic exercise burns calories and helps with weight loss. It can also help increase energy, improve mood, allow better sleep, and help to decrease blood pressure and sugar levels. Before beginning any aerobic program, you should check with the doctor.

In addition, to a regular personal training exercise program, individuals wishing to maintain a healthy spine need to do smaller scale exercises throughout the day. These might be postural correction/strengthening exercises or stretches of the neck or back. Again, specific exercises would be individualized by our personal trainer or chiropractor according to the specific problem. For example, people who sit at a desk all day for work tend to lose the small arch in their low back. In order to balance out this tendency for a rounded forward spine, the person might be instructed to "reverse the curve" of their spine by standing and bending backwards several times during the day.
No one’s got your back like a chiropractor.

Our office is in heart of Buckhead, near the intersection of
Peachtree and Piedmont
(behind Buluga Martini Bar)


“The pain relief clinic”

3115 Piedmont Rd. Ste 202E, Atlanta GA 30305