If you’re suffering from back pain, you’re not alone. According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), experts estimate that as many as 80 percent of the population will experience a back problem at some point in their lives. Back pain is also one of the most common reasons people miss work and it’s the second most common reason that people go to a doctor’s office. Back pain certainly keeps us busy at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness. We treat all forms of back pain and we know that there’s a lot of different types of back pain out there.
OK, we’ll get this out of the way. If you’ve been married for a certain period of time, chances are you’ve said about your spouse or your spouse has said about you that the other party to your marriage “is a pain in the…” We’ll avoid listing all the parts of the anatomy that married couples are potentially inflicting pain on. And let’s face it, some of these statements are more than a tad over the top. But is there ever some truth to this?
When people think of chiropractic care, many people consider it to be a trip to the “back doctor.” But chiropractic care encompasses so much more than spinal manipulation. There’s a reason why we’re called Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness. We work to help our patients reach optimum health in all areas, not just back and neck pain.
If you have back pain it can take over your life. It’s difficult to work, exercise, interact with your family or do daily functions like shopping or taking your kids to school. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we see people coping with back pain every day and we know that our patients are always looking for relief. We help them in a variety of ways including chiropractic techniques and other services such as spinal decompression.
If you’ve reached middle age and find you’re feeling back pain, you could be suffering from one of the most common conditions we see at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness. It’s called spinal stenosis and it can be a painful affliction that is common with people over 50 but can affect all types of people.
If you’re expecting a baby, it can be an exciting and stressful time. Pregnancy involves regular trips to the ob-gyn but very often women deal with a side effect of pregnancy that requires another type of doctor. A common condition of pregnancy is back pain and that’s one of the reasons why many women turn to chiropractic care during pregnancy. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we want you to know about the health benefits of seeing a chiropractor while pregnant so you can ensure wellness for yourself and your new child.
Chiropractic Care for Common Football Injuries
For many people it’s one of the best things about autumn. The return of football season means excitement, tradition and fun for fans and the many people who play football at all different levels. You only need to look at the TV ratings for championship games to get a sense of the sport’s popularity, but it’s also well known that football is a very rough sport and those who play the game are prone to injuries.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help Children
At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness we see patients of all types for all different reasons. A great deal of our practice is related to pain management, particularly for the back and neck. We’ll also see patients who’ve been involved in accidents or who have chronic sports injuries. Our patients come from a variety of backgrounds and we see people of all ages.
Easing Your Pain Through a Proper Diet
A lot of people think chiropractic care is only about spine and neck manipulation. But there’s a reason we’re called Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness. We certainly use chiropractic techniques, but we also know that one of the keys to pain management is total health. That means looking at things like exercise and lifestyle choices as well. One area that should always be looked at when trying to achieve total health is diet. What you eat can have an impact on pain management, so we want you to know the connections between diet and easing pain.
Swimming Can Help with Chiropractic Care
Everybody into the water! Summer is here and for many people, particularly on Long Island, that means it’s time to head to the beach or the local swimming pool. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we know that swimming is a great aerobic exercise that can lead to optimum health. It has helped ease and prevent pain for many of our patients. At the same time, if done incorrectly, swimming can also cause lower back pain problems. We want our patients to understand both the rewards and risks to your back that come with swimming so you can enjoy water fun and understand if you need to seek help for back pain.