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Top 5 Reasons To See A Chiropractor 0

Top 5 Reasons To See A Chiropractor

Whether you’re a regular patient or have never visited a chiropractor, it’s no secret that they’re an integral part of healthcare: Chiropractors treat more than 35 million Americans each year. While chiropractic care is a well-known remedy for back and neck pain, the reality is that chiropractors can assist in the rehabilitation of so much more than spinal discomfort. Read on to learn how a chiropractor might be able to help you find relief in more ways than one. Back, neck, and joint pain Sore back? Crick in your neck? Painful shoulder, wrist, or ankle joints? These are among the most common reasons for visiting a chiropractor’s office. Whether your pain is chronic or due to an injury, spinal manipulation can assist in relief from neck, upper back, and lumbar discomfort. Some doctors of chiropractic use manual manipulation of the spine, while others use a mechanical instrument. If you prefer one over the other, be sure to ask about your chiropractor’s chosen method before booking an appointment. Migraines If you spend a lot of time on the computer or find yourself clenching your teeth often, you may be a victim of frequent headaches, a leading cause of visits to the chiropractor. Because many migraines and tension headaches stem from...

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How to find Cigna Chiropractors in Portland, OR 0

How to find Cigna Chiropractors in Portland, OR

Whether you’re new to the city, switching providers, or going to the chiropractor for the first time, finding medical professionals to care for your health can be a lengthy and intimidating process. But when you’re armed with the right information, choosing a chiropractor in Portland should be painless. Below, we’re sharing three tips for finding the right practitioner, whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned patient. When should I see a chiropractor? Do you experience chronic headaches, neck pain, or lower-back issues? Have people suggested that you might have poor posture? Have you been injured at work or in a car accident that left you with lingering pain or stiffness? It doesn’t matter if you’re a sedentary office worker, a victim of an accident, or an athlete—all of us could use chiropractic care for these issues. Joint irritation and muscle tension can lead to migraines, unhealthy ergonomic habits, and chronic pain, all of which a chiropractor can address, treat, and advise you on moving forward. What does chiropractic care involve? The core of chiropractic care is based on spinal manipulation, often called adjustments. Using hands or a special chiropractic device, practitioners put pressure on a joint to help increase joint movement, relax muscles, and decrease pain. Treatment may also...

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What to do after a bike accident & How To Be Prepared/Avoid Crashes 0

What to do after a bike accident & How To Be Prepared/Avoid Crashes

Bike crashes happen. It’s an unfortunate side effect of an otherwise great activity. Biking is a fun hobby, an economical method for commuting, a healthy means of transportation, and it’s better for the environment than gas powered vehicles. But it can put you in vulnerable situations. Especially when traveling on roads with vehicles. While not all crashes/accidents involve cars, they are by far the worst and require more vigilance to avoid. If you’re involved in a bike crash follow these steps (read in advance and try to remember… we don’t actually expect you to pull up this post and follow the steps following a crash). What To Do Following A Bicycle Accident Assessment Get out of the road and assess your injuries. If your injuries are too severe to move, call for an ambulance and wait. Don’t risk moving too much if you’re seriously injured. Otherwise, get to a safe place off of the roadway as soon as possible. Check your body for injuries. Make sure you can feel all of your limbs, wiggle your toes and fingers, and look for excessive amounts of blood. If your crash occurs offroad walk your bike to safety/cell phone range and call for help if needed. Contact First Responders If there’s a...

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What To Wear To A Chiropractor Appointment 0

What To Wear To A Chiropractor Appointment

If you’re about to go to your first chiropractic appointment you may be wondering what you should wear. This is completely normal as we often get asked this question when patients schedule visits. This guide will help you ensure that your chiropractic visit is unimpeded by your choice of clothing. The simplest piece of advice is to wear something comfortable. If you’re going for an adjustment, wear loosely fitting clothing that won’t get in your doctor’s way while they adjust you. Your body is going to be moving around, so avoid wearing anything that might give you an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction. A t-shirt and shorts or leggings should suffice. Wear Something Comfortable The most important factor is that your movement is not restricted. Your clothing should be flexible and loose. You don’t want to have stiff jeans or a bulky belt stabbing you in the stomach. Loose clothing will help make your chiropractic visit go smoother. We often recommend running shorts, basketball shorts, yoga pants, leggings, and t-shirts or tank tops. Coming Straight From Work? If you’re coming straight from a job that requires you dress nice there are a couple of things you should do. If you’re wearing a suit take your tie off and leave your jacket...

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Relax in Moderation: How Sedentary Habits Cause Long Term Damage 0

Relax in Moderation: How Sedentary Habits Cause Long Term Damage

Treating yourself could be the cause of many of your health problems. Health professionals will often tell you that relaxation is key to improving your mental and physical health. The modern culture of “treating yourself” can create a lifestyle of relaxation. This is also known as a sedentary lifestyle which can be extremely bad for your health. If you’re like most folks you work hard almost every day. Whether or not your work is physical, by the end of the day, you’re exhausted. The typical workday starts by commuting to work in your car or on a bus/train. Then at work chances are you’re sitting for a long period of time followed by a similar commute home. The possibility that you spend most of your workday sitting is actually quite high. On average, Americans sit about 10 hours a day. Sitting In The Workplace The average person works for about 50 years of their life. The time at work adds up to about 13 years. That’s about a sixth of your entire life spent at work. While working is a necessity, there are a number of things you can do around the office to improve your health. The first thing to do is to get yourself a standing desk...

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