Archive for June 2017
Sleep is Medicine
Sleeplessness has been highlighted as one of the most detrimental factors to well-being
We all know the dichotomy between waking up refreshed after a good night’s sleep and waking up stressed after a bad one. Rest is essential to the functioning of all important systems in the body. As you rest and restore, your body is busy at work repairing damaged cells, rebuilding muscle, recharging the immune system and getting your heart ready for another day of activity. Chronic sleeplessness puts you at risk for a variety of severe health concerns.
Listen! Your Body is Calling
Don’t ignore your body’s warning signs
Pain, for example, being a prime example: what is our society’s standardized reaction for when someone experiences back pain or a headache? Often, it is reaching for a painkiller, whether an OTC or something stronger. While painkillers definitely have a place in pain management, they let us down because they mask the pain rather than addressing the root cause of the problem. Pain is a signal that something is wrong- it should prompt us to probe for the cause. At Scorca Chiropractic Center, we are resource for determining where your pain is coming from and why.
Taking a Moment to Appreciate Movement
A body in motion will stay in motion- an extrapolation from Newton’s Law of Motion
This is a central tenet of our philosophy at Scorca Chiropractic Center- in order to keep you moving and independent late in life, we need to make sure that the structures that support movement are maintained. And this work starts now! It may surprise and upset you to learn that we are treating more people than ever in their twenties whose bodies are suffering the effects of sitting too much. And while the spine isn’t designed to last forever, there are steps we can take to keep your body balanced and upright despite aging.
Reducing Pain and Improving Circulation with Myofascial Release
What is myofascial pain?
The fascia is a layer of tissue which surrounds and protects muscles and bones; this layer of tissue is dense, strong and flexible, allowing it to aid in human movement while preventing injury. However, what happens when you sustain an injury? The myofascia tightens and conditions ranging from pain and numbness to headaches and muscle spasms ensue. Another side-effect is poor circulation. Fortunately, we practice a natural method for treating myofascial related pain known as myofascial release.
Beyond the Adjustment: Managing your Pain in the Meantime
Your chiropractic care doesn’t stop after an adjustment!
Restoring spinal alignment and alleviating nerve compression; improving range of motion and thus flexibility; reducing muscle pain and improving blood circulation; these are some of the noticeable improvements that many people feel after a chiropractic adjustment. This is what makes chiropractic such an effective alternative to more standardized western treatments including painkilling pharmaceuticals and surgery. But what happens after you leave the office?