A large number of women seek pregnancy back pain relief. Many women think they have to live with the pain throughout
pregnancy. During pregnancy, the mother is experiencing many body changes. As the baby grows, it is putting more pressure on the pelvis and lower back. The supporting structures of the spine are taking on more strain. As pregnancy is nearing the end, the ligaments are stretching and pelvis is expanding to prepare for delivery. Fortunately pain relief is attainable by going to a chiropractor.
More Obgyns are realizing they can’t recommend pain medications. They are recommending their patients to see a chiropractor for pregnancy back pain relief. During pregnancy women can’t take the medications most would take when they are in pain. The medications have many harmful side effects not only to the mother, but to the growing baby. Anything the mother ingests is passed on to the baby. Chiropractors analyze the cause of the pain and using gentle chiropractic adjusting techniques, as well as therapeutic stretching, can provide relief.
One of our patients recently was referred to us by her friend after her Obgyn recommended she try chiropractic. She was experiencing worsening pain and she came to our freehold chiropractic office for pregnancy back pain relief. Click below to watch her story on how she was helped:
Chiropractic is extremely safe during pregnancy. It is actually more safe than other treatments because there is no use of chemicals, medications, or surgery. Chiropractic works on the cause and therefore is a great option for pregnancy back pain relief. Pregnant Women LOVE CHIROPRACTIC!!!!
Don’t neglect your body during this exciting time!
If you or somebody you know is pregnant and experiencing back pain, share this article with them. If you are in the Freehold, NJ area, call Hometown Family Wellness Center or check out or website by clicking here: www.chiropractorfreehold.com
We have 4 simple shoulder stretches we show our patients and we are going to share them with you! Too many people experience shoulder pain.
First… how did you even hurt the shoulder? Think about this: How many times do you wake up with pain in your shoulder? Are you sitting long hours at a desk? Do you work on a computer? Do you go to the gym and lift weights? Do you carry a pocket book or briefcase on your shoulder? Do you play sports like baseball, golf, tennis or others that are one sided putting repetitive stress into the shoulder? Did you have an accident? Have you ever thought of when you were a child learning how to walk and you fell hundreds of times landing on your arm or shoulder? There are so many ways we put stress into our shoulder joints and over the years the stress builds up.
It’s always important to get the shoulder examined to find the actual cause. We want to make sure there isn’t severe damage to the tissues like a labral tear or rotator cuff tear. Many times we can work on the area to improve the motion and get the tissues to heal. These 4 simple stretches can help decrease shoulder pain and improve range of motion. They are also great to help prevent and maintain the shoulders. Watch our short video and try them out yourself:
Try doing these simple shoulder stretches at least once a day, holding each one for 15 seconds each. You should see a gradual improvement in the reduction of pain and increase in range of motion. Remember if your shoulder hurts while doing these, STOP! Give us a call or go to your doctor to get the shoulder checked out.
In our Freehold chiropractic office we perform a thorough evaluation. Then we work on improving joint function, breaking up scar tissue, improve soft tissue flexibility and strength. Our goal is to improve overall function and health naturally.
Low back pain and sciatica relief is sought after by a large portion of the population. So many people live with back pain and just pop one medication after another hoping for some relief. Unfortunately this relief just masks the symptoms. On top of that, every medication has a list
of harmful side effects.
Others just “learn to live with the pain” as it comes and goes. But, would you do that if you had a toothache or pain? I doubt it as you know it could be a cavity that could keep getting worse. Well the same thing happens with the spine. The actual underlying cause of the back pain and sciatica progressively gets worse. If you just take the medications that cover up the pain, you might not feel the pain but the problem is worsening.
So, you might ask what should you do for low back pain and sciatica relief? Chiropractic has the highest success rates in treating low back pain. The best of all, chiropractors find the cause of the back pain, correct it and there are no harmful side effects. This allows a patient to get back to enjoying their normal daily activities, including work, recreation and spending time with family.
The following is a patient who was looking for low back pain and sciatica relief. She woke up one morning with debilitating pain. After her medical doctors pushed one medication after another that didn’t help she came to our freehold chiropractic office for relief of her low back pain and sciatica. Click the following video to watch her story:
Protecting your feet is an important step in stabilizing your spine, body and health!
Every day you walk or stand on your feet for extended periods, yet you most likely overlook the importance of your feet and the support they receive. Every step you take immediately sends forces to the ankles, calves, knees, and hips that will extend all the way through your spine.
When you exercise with running, jogging and jumping the impact increases significantly. A BBC News article states, “…champion male sprinters can hit the ground with a force that’s around 2.5 times their body weight (most people manage around two times).” Read the entire article: Will we ever… run 100M in under nine seconds?
More injuries are likely with the additional forces placed upon the feet during exercise especially when they are not supported properly. The feet need proper footwear for different activity levels because our feet are the initial point of contact for most exercises.
Lets take a look at some activities:
Running – A great deal of stress is placed on the body every time you stride and the foot makes impact with the ground. Whether you land on the balls of your toes or heel strike first, the impact on your feet while running is increased with the amount and frequency of impact. The entire foot needs to be supported for these different types of gait, providing stability of the 3 ligaments that make up the arch of the foot and the shifting balance of the foot. Proper support will ease the impact you experience that puts pressure on the feet, ankles, knees, hips, other joints and discs in the spine as you add up the miles you jog or run. The correct support in your footwear reduces the stress on the body and soreness you can experience from exercise.
Exercise in the Gym – Many people go to the gym and more are getting into high intensity interval training and crossfit as they are total body workouts. These new crazes hitting the fitness world involve quickly shifting the body, rapid jump movements and pivoting. Your body relies on the feet for optimal balance, stability and posture, especially to ensure correct form and injury prevention. The feet are stressed at many angles from these forms of activity, so your sneakers need to provide stability of your feet. If you are involved in this type of exercise, you have to make sure your sneakers aren’t too soft or cushioned as it won’t provide even support and will reduce the stability you are given.
Not only are your feet different from everybody else in size and structure of the arch but your two feet are different from each other. Then take into account how different your activity level is from every other person, it is important to get the right fit for EVERY situation.
Athletes and weekend warriors can control posture and stability during their workouts by combining the proper footwear with individually designed Stabilizing Orthotics. This not only helps prevent injuries, but optimizes your overall performance.
If you take care of your feet, it will help take care of other parts of your body and help to avoid common exercise injuries. It’s a chain reaction when your feet are not properly supported. View the picture to the right to see what happens when your feet are not balanced. The arches start to drop at just 5 years of age and one side will usually drop more than the other. This is just like driving a car with misaligned wheels: the tires wear out unevenly, the car will most likely pull to one side, parts start wearing out, fuel efficiency drops, expenses to fix and repair damages increase.
Over time, just imagine how much stress is building on all the joints above your feet. Then add the impact of exercise and it exponentially increases, causing the joints to wear down more quickly, degeneration, foot pain, knee pain, hip pain, low back pain and even leads to neck pain.
In our Freehold Chiropractic office, Hometown Family Wellness Center, we utilize chiropractic adjustments of the spine as well as the extremities (ankle, feet, knees and hips) and Foot Leveler’s Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers to help bring your body back to its natural state of alignment. Using state of the art technology, we scan your feet to show you the imbalances of your feet and how severe your risks to injury are due to pronation of the feet, then the scan is used to build your custom fitted pelvic stabilizers. This not only helps support your feet and prevent injuries, but it helps our patients hold their adjustments longer by stabilizing the foundation of the body. Our goal is to correct the underlying cause of your pain and instability as quickly as possible and help prevent future problems down the road. For further information about Freehold NJ Chiropractor, go to www.chiropractorfreehold.com or call our office at 732-780-0044 for a consultation and complimentary foot scan.