Chiropractic Excellent For Fibromyalgia, because of the pain and stress relief which it offers.

The pain of fibromyalgia can be frustrating for many people. It often includes pain throughout the entire body. Chiropractic is becoming a popular choice for the treatment of this disorder. People prefer chiropractic matteo#pain

Chiropractic is often considered an alternative treatment but is becoming more accepted by the mainstream medical community. Almost 20 percent of Americans have used a chiropractor during their lifetime. 80 percent of those that saw a chiropractor reported significant pain relief, better function and an improved sense of wellbeing. Chiropractic provides excellent relief in a short period of time and helps fibromyalgia patients enjoy a better quality of life.

Chiropractic is based on the theory that misalignments in the skeletal structure cause interference with the nervous system and result in pain and disease. When the skeletal structure is in its normal alignment, the body is better able to function better. The nervous system is the master system in the body and controls every cell and organ in the body. Misaligned spinal bones can result in pressure on the delicate nerves in and around the spine resulting in this dysfunction.

Chiropractors are experts at locating and correcting these imbalances in the skeletal structure. There are a range of techniques which are used to accomplish this. Spinal manipulation involves a high velocity, short lever thrust to the problem area in the skeletal structure. Chiropractors call this an adjustment. People often report hearing a popping or cracking sound when being adjusted. This might sound scary to some people, but it is a healthy release of nitrogen gas within the joint. People often report immediate relief following an adjustment.

In recent times, more fibromyalgia patients are finding their way to the chiropractic office. Fibromyalgia causes various tender points throughout the body. This causes people to suffer with neck pain, back pain and arm and leg cramps. Fibromyalgia patients find relief of these symptoms when seeing the chiropractor. Chiropractic adjustments to the neck, back, arms and legs help to reduce the widespread pain that is felt throughout the body.

Fibromyalgia sufferers are known to suffer from spinal stenosis which is a condition in the upper cervical spine. This has been known to result in compression on the coverings around the spine known as the meninges. Chiropractic adjustments of the neck and head help to remove this compression which can alleviate the widespread symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. Numerous studies validate the effectiveness of chiropractic care for fibromyalgia patients.
Contributed by Nathan Leavitt DC

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So what exactly do Chiropractors do and what symptoms can they treat?

Chiropractic Focuses_matteoChiropractors are doctors who can diagnose and treat a wide variety of condition, specifically those that include symptoms of neck and back pain, restricted movement in the joints and muscular problems. Their treatments include massage, manipulation and spinal decompression, amongst others.

To help you understand what a chiropractor does, first let us take a look at how we are made. The spine is the focal point of most, if not all chiropractic treatment. It is formed out of 33 separate bones, in a single column. Between each of the bones is a cushion made up of a gel like substance; this helps with flexibility and mobility. Unfortunately, as we age, this gel gradually hardens, reducing flexibility and increasing the likelihood of pain. One of the chiropractor’s jobs is to keep these bones in a straight line with each other, known as alignment.

Through certain techniques the chiropractor can help to alleviate the problems and pain associated with a number of conditions. Herniated discs, spinal misalignment and nerve problems are just three. Virtually all of our nerves, muscles and joints are related to the spine in some way or other and problems with the spine will cause problems elsewhere in the body. The chiropractor will diagnose and treat each condition separately if they can, However, if they cannot they will make sure you are referred to someone who can help you.

In order to qualify as a Doctor of Chiropractic, each one has to go through a very extensive program of training and education. At the very least they need a 2-year undergraduate degree in one of the sciences. Some States require a 4-year degree. Once this degree has been successfully obtained the chiropractor must then undergo a 4 year program at an accredited school of chiropractic medicine. On receiving that degree they must then pass an exam through the National Board of Chiropractic before a licence to practice can be awarded. It shuld be obvious to anyone that a Chiropractor is highly trained and is a proper doctor. In fact to a certain degree they are more highly trained and educated than your GP is.
There are no age restrictions when it comes to treating problems with the back and spine. A chiropractor can treat anyone, form young babies right up to senior citizens. Many people probably do not realise that a chiropractor can prevent attacks of colic and can help to ensure that children and babies grow up without problems. For the elderly, although they cannot reverse the aging process on the spine and its gel cushion they can realign the spine and make their lives as pain free as possible.

Chiropractors do not use any form of surgery or medication in their treatments. They will not even use painkilling injections, preferring to work only with their hands performing a complete natural method of healing. A chiropractor can also help you with nutrition and diet advice as well as teaching you toe exercise properly and safely. When all is said and done a visit to a chiropractor could be the best decision you ever make for your health and well-being.

How close you live to a fast food restaurant can impact your weight

Wellness/Prevention: Living or Working Near Fast Food Restaurants May Make You Obese?
A new report suggests that exposure to fast food restaurants increases a person’s likelihood of becoming obese. Researchers observed that the more individuals were exposed to fast food near work, home, or during their commute, the more fast food they consumed and the greater their risk for being obese compared with the least exposed individuals. The findings are significant, but researchers say this type of study cannot confirm there is a causal link between obesity and environment.
British Medical Journal, March 2014

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Chiropractic: Relief for Arthritic Knees

A randomized controlled trial involving patients who suffered from osteoarthritic knee pain showed a positive response among participants treated with manual therapies over a two-week treatment period. These patients reported a significant reduction in pain as well as an improvement in knee function.
Journal of Canadian Chiropractic Association,
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Does Diet Cause Depression?

Like heart disease, depression is associated with low-grade inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, and worse lipid profiles that suggest a poor diet as an underlying cause. Existing research has shown increased fast food consumption is associated with a greater risk for depression. On the other hand, the Mediterranean diet has been observed to reduce depressive symptoms. According to researcher Dr. Almudena Sanchez-Villegas, “It is difficult to be sure that the diet is responsible for depression – it could be that depressed people make bad food choices. Other study problems include ‘confounders’ which may influence dietary habits, such as marital status, exercise, alcohol (or smoking), medical conditions and social networks. Or simply genetics. To address these issues we need long-term, randomized clinical studies similar to ones successfully conducted for diet and cardiovascular disease risk. Only then will we really understand the impact of diet of depression.”
BMC Medicine, January 2013

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Should you get the new smartphone case Wello by Azoi to monitor your health?

New Smartphone Case Measures Vital Signs.
Azoi, an American technology company, has just announced a smartphone case that measures blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, and blood oxygen levels. This new health tracker is called Wello and works by using several sensors located in the case that attaches to your smartphone. Wello can also connect to other health and fitness devices, including pedometers and sleep monitors. Hamish Patel, CEO and founder of Azoi, says that Wello can help individuals monitor their vital signs, possibly allowing earlier detection of heart disease and other health problems.
American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine Technology Hub, March 2014

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Build Muscle to Live Longer

matteo.coupleNew research shows that the more muscle mass older Americans have, the less likely they are to die prematurely. These findings add to past evidence that overall body composition is a better predictor of all-cause mortality than the widely used body mass index. The study indicates that clinicians need to focus on ways to improve body composition rather than on BMI alone when counseling adults on preventative health behaviors.
The American Journal of Medicine, February 2014