At some point in your life you’ll probably be involved in a traffic accident. Despite our best intentions, we cannot control our environment or other drivers around us. Car accidents result in thousands of injuries in this country every year. Many people injured in auto accidents might spend weeks or months in chiropractic care, dealing with those injuries.
This month, we’re going to delve into the most common injuries that we see. We’re beginning with Sports-related injuries.
Sports are excellent ways for people of all ages to maintain good health and weight, and to keep active. Sports are also great practices for our children to learn conflict resolution and develop the eye-hand coordination that is so instrumental to our coordination.
We’re sure you’ve heard the term ‘slipped disc’ before and if you suffer from back problems, you might be wondering if this term applies to you.
All this month, we’re blogging about specific spinal disorders like Sciatica and Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction. Now, we’re tackling the topic of slipped discs, one of the most common complaints among those who suffer with back trouble.
This is the second in our three-part series on specific spinal ailments. In our last series, you learned about Sciatica. In this installment, let’s talk about Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction.
Sacroiliac (say-kro-ill-ee-ak) sounds like a mouthful! Your sacroiliac joint is also referred to as your ‘SI’ by chiropractors and it’s the joint that connects your hips to the sacrum, or the triangular bone between your tailbone and lumbar spine. Your sacroiliac joint absorbs shock between your hips and your upper body. The SI joint itself doesn’t move very much, although small movements help to absorb shock as well as ease of movement with forward and backward bending. It is surrounded by several ligaments, which supports the joint.
Sciatica, sacroiliac joint dysfunction and slipped disks – you’ve heard these terms before and you might be wondering if one of them is the cause of your back pain. The next three blogs will focus on these specific spinal issues including prevention and treatment.
Many chiropractic patients believe that having a diagnosis and treatment plan is the first step to feeling empowered and eventually healthier. While some issues may be more severe, just understanding what the root cause of one’s back problems can alleviate the stress around your pain management and begin the process of helping you to recover.
If you’re following along with our generation fitness blog, we are at the Sixties! No – not the decade of peace, love and hippies! We’re talking ages 60 to 70 and we’re talking to YOU!
You know that it’s important to develop and keep with a fitness routine, for the benefit of our joints, bones and overall well-being. But in your Sixties, it’s also important to exercise to fuel your body. Many people in this decade worry about a loss of energy, but exercise is a great way to feel younger, longer.
So, you’ve been seeing your chiropractor for a couple of years now. You visit her for those little aches and pains that pop up occasionally, maybe those signs of age and inflexibility that have begun to creep up on you. But you’re scared to tell her all those other things that are going on – things you tell other doctors, perhaps, but not your chiropractor.