If you have been reading my articles, you may have noticed a recurring theme: Health conditions related to lifestyle problems. Heart disease, diabetes, leaky gut syndrome, obesity, and some cancers have been mentioned. As discussed, a major issue with these conditions is that conventional medicine does not have an answer to the prevention and treatment of these diseases. However, through creating good habits and adopting a new approach to health, many of these conditions can be prevented or reversed. In our office, we use a number of different methods, formulated together into a life-altering program known as 8 Weeks to Wellness. The five pieces of 8 Weeks to Wellness include chiropractic care, nutrition counseling, functional exercise, massage, and mindfulness.
Imagine hitting the tip of your elbow on the corner of a wall. The problem occurred at the elbow, and most likely the pain will stay right in that elbow area. Now imagine hitting your “funny bone” on that same corner. This type of pain is more difficult to understand because the pain is in a different place from where the injury occurred.
Everyone gets headaches to some degree from time to time, and many people experience debilitating headaches on a regular basis. The impact of headaches is a major burden to society. The problem with headaches is there are dozens of different types, and each type has a different cause, and therefore different recommended treatment.
Osteoporosis is a common bone-health issue, especially in the elderly population. Women are more affected by osteoporosis, but it is also an issue in men. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, 1 out of 3 women worldwide will experience an osteoporotic fracture at some point in their life, as will 1 out of 5 men. In the year 2000, there were approximately 9 million osteoporotic fractures worldwide, with the most common sites being at the hip, forearm, and spine. These fractures become important health issues in that they often lead to chronic disabilities in the case of hip and spine fractures, as well as can lead to early death in many cases.
Instrument assisted soft-tissue mobilization, also known as IASTM, is a technique used to detect and treat soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue injuries include areas where muscles, tendons, and ligaments have become damaged resulting in the body creating scar tissue or adhesions as part of the healing process. If these damaged areas do not heal it can result in increased pain, lack of strength and flexibility, and potentially lead to a compressed nerve.