Chiropractic Tips for Summer Pain By Sara Butler Summer is a season most people look forward to, but it’s also a season that can be filled with pain! The outdoor activities, from sports to gardening to swimming, can result in injuries that end in discomfort and pain. These issues may be the result of poor technique or posture, or it might be that you’ve just pushed your body too far. When summertime pain strikes, what should you do? Talk to a chiropractor at Cascade Spine & Injury Center! The Causes In the summertime, there are a handful of injuries that are quite common, such as:
Rotator cuff injury – Your rotator cuff is in your shoulder and it helps to rotate your arm. In the summer, repetitive movements such as those involved in swimming, gardening, or playing sports, can cause injury to the rotator cuff, making movement painful.
Plantar fasciitis – The plantar fascia is located on the bottom of the foot. People who do a lot of activity involving running or walking can injure the fascia, causing inflammation and pain.
Knee injuries – More outdoor activity can lead to a muscle imbalance in the legs, resulting in knee injury and pain.
The sheer fact that the summer sun calls for you to get outside and be active makes your risk for injury and pain even higher. But the chiropractors at Cascade Spine & Injury Center can keep you healthy all summer long! How Chiropractors Can Help One of the main jobs of a chiropractor is to keep your body working optimally. They accomplish this a few different ways, such as:
Chiropractic adjustments – Adjustments done by the chiropractor remove joint dysfunction and restriction to help your body work as it should. They help to improve mobility, loosen tight muscles, and help your body to recover from injuries sustained in summer.
Nutrition – Are you eating all the fruits and vegetables you should be during the summer — and hydrating properly too? Your chiropractor can help you to understand how important proper nutrition is to your overall health and how it can help your body to heal.
Exercises – There may be certain exercises or stretches that can help your condition improve and prevent future injury.
Lifestyle – The chiropractors at Cascade Spine & Injury Center can help you to understand how making simple and small changes to your habits and behaviors can improve your overall health and help you to avoid injury.
Stay healthy this summer with the help of the Chiropractors at Cascade Spine & Injury Center
What We Do
Chiropractic Spine and Joint Adjustments, Therapeutic Exercises/Activities, Modalities, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, and more
We are a multidisciplinary injury clinic that utilizes the synergistic power of chiropractic massage, acupuncture and exercise therapy so patients can recover from injury naturally.
Our Clinical Director, Dr. Jonathan McClaren is a licensed Chiropractic Physician with advanced certification in whiplash biomechanics and injury traumatology. He is also certified in spinal biomechanical engineering and MRI interpretation and is an accredited traffic accident reconstructionist. The clinic prides itself on striving for above-average recovery rates and including both in-office and at-home active care in our evidence-based treatment plans.
With our combined expertise of providers in chiropractic, massage and acupuncture we offer a variety of treatment modalities all under one roof.
Back Pain is the Sixth Most Common Health Condition among Adults in the United States, leaving Chiropractors as the First Line of Defense for the Physical Health of nearly 16 Million Adults.
As social distancing and mask restrictions are lifted, patients can stop wondering if their pain is even worth a visit to the chiropractor.
What the experts say
The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security had deemed chiropractors as essential workers during this pandemic meaning many Americans were able to visit their chiropractor for back treatment during the pandemic.
Patients need to keep in mind, in light of restrictions being lifted, that they can now evaluate a visit to their chiropractor based on their medical condition. “A medical condition would be any type of pain radiating down to the legs, radiating from the source of origin,” said Mark Sanna, a chiropractor, and consultant at Foundation for Chiropractic Progress. “Any type of neurological deficit numbness cumulating into the extremities those could all be signs that there could be some nerve involvement. Individuals with back conditions like sciatica, muscle loss, or numbness should be scheduling in-person appointments with their chiropractor for treatment he says. In-person examinations are necessary because chiropractors need to determine what the cause of a pain is through the use of imaging, medical studies, x-ray and hands on manipulation.
Make an appointment with Cascade Spine and Injury Center. Our chiropractors will make an assessment and discuss treatment options with you. The techniques we employ are ideal for those who suffer from short or long-term pain. Call us today and get on the road to recovery.
New Study shows over 50% of Chiropractic Patients Age 65+ Present with Back Problems
Chiropractic Economics April 26, 2021
A new study, “The profile of older adults seeking chiropractic care: a secondary analysis” released this month, reveals the extent of back issues in chiropractic patients age 65+ compared to other age groups and other physical ailments.
“While there is high use of chiropractic care by older adults, there is no recent, specific data on why older adults seek chiropractic care and how chiropractors manage conditions,” the study reads. Researchers polled 6,781 chiropractic-age patients, with 16% age 65 or older. “The most common diagnosis within older adult encounters was a back problem (56%), followed by neck problems (10%),” the study reads. “Soft tissue techniques were most frequently used for older patients (85 in every 100 encounters) and in 29 of every 100 encounters, chiropractors recommended exercise to older patients as a part of their treatment.”
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