Low back pain is the most common condition leading to disability among working men and women under the age of forty-five.1 At any given moment, approximately 2% of the entire U.S. population is either permanently or temporarily disabled by low back pain.2
Causes and Effects
The feet are the foundation of the body; they support its entire weight. If there isn’t enough support from the feet, various parts of the body—particularly the spine—will be exposed to a lot of stress, which can lead to a number of issues:
- Poor posture and abnormal foot function
- Low back, hip, knee and foot pain
- Excessive shock transmission up through the body
An abnormal “gait,” or walk, contributes to imbalances throughout your lower extremities, which include the knees, ankles and feet, and eventually causes back pain.
One of the best treatments available is to visit your Chiropractor for adjustments, rehab and custom-made functional orthotics. Once he or she corrects your spine, custom orthotics will help balance your feet and support good posture.
This combination of adjustments and custom orthotics has been proven time and again to reduce stress throughout the body and restore proper function to the lower extremities. It will keep you pain-free for longer periods of time, improve your body’s foundation and keep the Kinetic Chain aligned: the ankle, knees, pelvis and spine.
- Cunningham LS, Kelsey JL. “Epidemiology of Musculoskeletal Impairments and Associated Disability.” Am J Public Health 1983; 73:389-395.
- Andersson GBJ. “The Epidemiology of Spinal Disorders.” In Frymoyer JW, ed., The Adult Spine: Principles and Practice. New York: Raven Press, Ltd. 1991:107-146.
Keystone Chiropractic offers custom orthotics through Foot Levelers to help with your foot pain. Foot Levelers’ Stabilizing Orthotics are individually designed for you based on your specific needs and lifestyle. Each pair is precisely measured, assessed and crafted by a specially trained Foot Levelers technician to properly support all three of your arches. Give Keystone Chiropractic a call today to set up an appointment.
According to the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, “muscles and connective tissue shorten over time, which results in less flexibility causing muscles to become weaker and stiff. The sudden use of those muscles can cause serious injury”. It is important to take care of your body and stretch before and after any activity. Most chronic and acute pain can be facilitated by proper stretching. Please contact us today for tips on regular stretching exercises specific to your body and sport.
The majority, if not all, sports are good, provided that the child prepares appropriately,” says Timothy Ray, DC, a member of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Sports Injuries and Physical Fitness. “Without proper preparation, playing any sport can turn into a bad experience. There are structural and physical developmental issues that need to be taken into consideration before children undertake certain sports.”
Encourage your child to:
- Wear the proper equipment
- Eat healthy meals
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Drink water
- Drink milk
- Avoid sugar-loaded, caffeinated and carbonated drinks
- Follow a warm-up routine
- Take vitamins daily
- Avoid trendy supplements
- Get plenty of rest
Doctors of chiropractic (DC) are trained and licensed to treat the entire neuromusculoskeletal system and can provide advice on sports training, nutrition and injury prevention to young athletes. Bring your young athlete into the office today to receive care.
For the entire article, click here: http://www.acatoday.org/Patients/Health-Wellness-Information/Kids-and-Sports
A correct gait pattern is essential for a healthy body and spine. According to Dr. Mark Charrette, D.C., “the stance phase, which comprises 60% of the gait cycle, begins when the heel strikes the ground. The force is equal to 2.5X the body’s weight when walking and 3.5X when running. That’s like a 160-pound person being hit in the head by 80 pounds with each step! The typical adult takes at least 5,000 to 10,000 steps per day; some take as many as 14,000. Repetitive shockwaves start at heel strike cause ligaments that support the foot’s arches to stretch and cause various musculoskeletal symptoms in the lower extremity and spine to develop.”
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After many decades of promoting aspirin, the FDA now says that if you have not experienced a heart problem, you should not be taking a daily aspirin—even if you have a family history of heart disease. This represents a significant departure from FDA’s prior position on aspirin for the prevention of heart attacks.
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Link to the FDA’s article on aspirin:
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When we think of the way to ensure physical fitness and health, we often think of exercise and regular scheduled checks. We might also think about various types of alternate medication to treat any wounds, sicknesses or abnormalities. Stretching is a crucial element of overall health that is often forgotten before and after exercise and something which has found its way into alternate medical practices. The advantages of stretching are far reaching and can be used to prevent injury if used correctly and when used in conjunction with different types of care, can even help to correct injuries and ailments.
If you have back stiffness, neck discomfort or maybe leg discomfort, the issue could be originating from nerve irritation. Folk regularly mistakenly blame the muscles for discomfort or numbness in a limb when in fact the issues results from a nerve. Unless the nerve is treated by a trained pro, like a chiropractor, the symptoms will persist as treating only the muscle is treating a spinoff of the nerve irritation in relation to a misalignment or injury of the spine. The main signs of nerve irritation are discomfort, insensibility and tingling. There are two discomfort causes of nerve irritation: trapped nerve fibres and encircled nerves. These are 2 different sorts of wounds and require different strategies to relieve the problem. That is the reason why it’s very important to consult a trained chiropractor so as to go about healing the injury safely and permanently.