If you have chronic back pain, you know that anything that brings even a little relief can be very helpful. But at the same time, you don’t want to be using dangerous painkillers, medications, or have to resort to surgery. Chiropractic services and treatments can often help, but they aren’t the only pain management techniques available at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness. We offer a variety of different ways to get you to optimum health from whiplash treatment to spinal decompression, but many of our patients undergo a pain management treatment called Cold Laser Therapy.
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We’re in the time of year we all look forward to for months, but when we finally get through, we often find we have overdone it. The holiday season is joyful, memorable and usually incredibly busy. If you suffer from chronic back pain, or even if you don’t, overexerting yourself can be a prescription for trouble. If you don’t take care of yourself, you might spend more time recuperating than celebrating. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we want to help you manage your pain. We do that through chiropractic care and other techniques, and we want to give you tips related to the holiday season.
It’s tough enough dealing with chronic back pain all day, without having to deal with it all night as well. But unfortunately, that’s what many people with back pain have to endure. Lack of sleep resulting from back pain can lead to further health problems, so it’s imperative to get a good night’s sleep. If you have back pain and you are experiencing trouble sleeping, there are ways to sleep comfortably without injuring your back. At Total Chiropractic Care, we are committed to helping patients manage their pain. So we want to tell you a bit about preventing back pain while sleeping.
Nutritional counseling is a key component both for general health and to supplement chiropractic care. That’s why Total Chiropractic Care provides patients at our Medford chiropractic clinic with nutritional programs carefully structured to meet their individual needs.
Chiropractic care works to help patients achieve wellness and total health. By providing nutritional recommendations specific to your situation, the chiropractic health professionals at Total Chiropractic Care will help you regain optimal health.
How Nutritional Counseling Works
Nutritional counseling supports your body to better manage stress, sleep better, maintain a healthy immune system and control weight. It also supports injury recovery because antioxidants and lean protein assist with cellular repair and lower internal inflammation. A proper diet can improve or prevent conditions such as obesity, diabetes, coronary artery disease and conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system.
According to NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), natural products are the most common complementary health treatment in the United States. By “natural products” the study means dietary supplements other than vitamins and minerals.
Why Nutritional Counseling is Important
Good nutrition helps maintain a healthy weight, which in turn reduces strain on the back and joints. Processed foods, preservatives and eating excessive sugar – and sugar is hidden in a lot of foods – can lead to fatigue and decreased energy. Nutritional counseling can help you make better choices with simple dietary changes that improve general health.
Nutritionally Deficient Foods in The Modern World
Unfortunately, modern life makes it far too easy to eat nutritionally deficient foods, and food myths can make things worse. The chiropractic nutritional counseling you get at Total Chiropractic Care will clearly explain what you actually need to know and easy steps you can take to get started. Better eating habits, combined with dietary supplements if needed, will help you maintain good health and support healing if an injury is involved.
For more information on nutritional counseling and how it can help you attain better overall health, call Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness in Medford, NY at (631) 447-2299 to schedule an appointment or fill out our contact form.
There’s a reason we put the word “total” in the name Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness. We’re not just about chiropractic manipulation. That’s obviously a large part of our practice, but we’re also committed to helping our patients achieve optimum health. That means we’ll work with patients to avoid harmful surgery or potentially addictive prescription drugs. We’ll help design exercise programs for our patients and we also give you lifestyle advice. A big part of that is diet and nutrition. What you eat can help reduce pain you may be experiencing, keep you feeling healthier and allow you to be more active. So Total Chiropractic wants you to know how diet helps your pain.
There are few things that are as traumatic as being involved in a car accident. It’s a shock to your system, you can be injured, sometimes quite seriously, and the memory of the event can stay with you for a long time. Unfortunately, some of the pain associated with the trauma can also stay with you for many years. Accident victims often suffer from chronic pain, including whiplash injuries. If you’ve been in an accident and have been suffering from chronic pain as a result, Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness and our doctor, Todd Goldman can help.
If you’re looking for chiropractic care, chances are you’re doing it to relieve pain. A great deal of our practice at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness is related to pain management. But we’re concerned about the total health of our patients and we recognize that just as diet and exercise can supplement chiropractic manipulation as a pain technique, there are ways chiropractic care can help provide other health benefits. For example, chiropractic care is often considered when trying to avoid back surgery. Not needing surgery can prevent you from taking potentially dangerous or addictive pain medication. But can chiropractic help you sleep? Total Chiropractic wants to examine the relationship between what we do and getting a healthy rest.
October is a special month for us here at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, and not just because it’s a beautiful time of year on Long Island. October is National Chiropractic Health Month, which is an event designed to help raise public awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care. Chiropractic doctors also want to highlight the natural, whole-person, patient-centered and drug-free approach to health and wellness that are at the core of their practice, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) publication ACA Today. Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness enthusiastically supports National Chiropractic Health Month and we want to let you know how chiropractic can help you.
If you suffer from back pain, especially lower back pain, you might be confused about all of your treatment options. You wonder about surgery, but you may be concerned about its effectiveness, and worry about rehabilitation and medications you may have to take while you’re recuperating. You may be interested in chiropractic therapy at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness because you’ve heard that chiropractic manipulation can help you manage pain and is a non-invasive alternative to surgery.
Talking about surgery seems to go against a lot of what you may have heard about what we do at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, but it does happen. It’s true that one of the pillars of chiropractic care is to treat patients without invasive techniques or options that lead to other dangers such as prescription painkillers. For this reason, chiropractors often choose conservative treatment options. We usually only recommend surgery as a last resort. But sometimes patients will reach that point where the surgical option needs to be considered.