Chiropractic care is a treatment people seek to help alleviate chronic pain when surgery isn’t an easy option or to avoid surgery outright. While many can delay surgical procedures or don’t feel they need it after receiving chiropractic care, for others, surgery is simply unavoidable to achieve the pain relief they need. Some may find themselves needing surgery unrelated to the source of their chronic pain and unsure if or when they can resume chiropractic care. So, how does surgery impact … [Read more...] about Chiropractic After Surgery
Your spine is the major support structure for your body, keeping you moving and protecting your spinal column, the cluster of nerves that communicate everything from your brain to the rest of your body. But how much do you really know about the anatomy of the spine and back, as well as vertebrae, and how they are supposed to interact? Your spine is made up of 33 individual vertebrae divided into three distinct sections that reach from the base of your skull to your pelvic girdle. The … [Read more...] about What Know About Spine Anatomy
As winter takes hold, that means snow will be part of your day more often. Whether you love or hate it, we can all agree that shoveling it is a chore. Snow shoveling can leave your back and arms aching, but can it cause legitimate injuries? If so, how can they be prevented or treated? Is Shoveling Snow Bad for Your Back? Shoveling snow is a common cause of back pain and can aggravate any issues. The bending, lifting, and repetitive motion involved in clearing your sidewalk or driveway can … [Read more...] about Tips for Shoveling Snow
It’s cold, there’s not nearly enough light, and it’s so much easier to stay cozy indoors. It can be difficult in the winter months to stay active and healthy, but keeping up with physical activity is one of the best ways to improve your physical and mental health. Take a Walk Assuming the weather allows for it, try to schedule time in your day to enjoy being outside. Take a stroll through a park or around a safe neighborhood. If you can, try to get out early so you can enjoy the sunlight on … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Staying Healthy This Winter
The days are getting shorter and colder but staying active is important no matter the time of year. As we age, the need to be active gets even more critical for our overall health. Some of us may work on getting our steps in, while others who are more athletically inclined will participate in winter sports. Although being active is important, when it comes to participating in sports, we must make sure we’re doing everything right to avoid injury. Sometimes, an injury can be inevitable, no … [Read more...] about Winter Sports and Back Health
You may have heard the term “binge-watching” just recently, but it’s a practice that goes back some years. At the turn of the century, we saw the rising popularity of purchasing DVD box sets of entire seasons of popular TV shows that people would then binge-watch. As a result, that habit fed into the model that popular streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu have used to define the streaming experience. Not only do many streaming platforms release multiple episodes or complete seasons on the … [Read more...] about Binge-Watching and Back Health
Many of us have experienced anything from mild to severe back pain. Sometimes these pains linger for days or weeks; in some cases, the pain never seems to disappear completely. We know there are certain tips we should follow to maintain our back’s integrity and reduce the risk of problems over time. Some of these include being careful with heavy or repetitive lifting, watching our weight, keeping a good posture, getting proper rest, and doing some stretches and exercises. Unfortunately, even if … [Read more...] about How Often Should You See a Chiropractor?
We all have that relative who says they can predict the weather by their aching bones. The science is still out on if the weather actually affects our pain levels, but most of us know someone who swears it does. So, does weather play a role in the pain we experience? Why Do I Ache When the Weather Changes? Grady Dixon, an associate professor in the department of geosciences at Mississippi State University, told weather.com that the problem with finding the scientific relationship between … [Read more...] about Do Weather Changes Affect Pain?
October is National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM). This year, its observance promotes better access to non-drug therapies. Furthermore, it reminds people that chiropractic care is on the frontline of drug-free approaches to pain management as a trusted alternative to potentially-addictive opioid medications. What is National Chiropractic Health Month? The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) created National Chiropractic Health Month “to raise public awareness of the benefits of … [Read more...] about National Chiropractic Health Month
Whiplash is an injury that occurs when your head moves forward and back, or back and forward, very quickly and with great momentum. This could happen on a rollercoaster or a sports or roughhousing injury impacting the head. Though, we mostly think of whiplash related to a car accident. Whiplash happens when we are either being rear-ended or hitting another car from behind. As you can imagine, whiplash is a fairly common injury. That said, a severe case of whiplash is a complicated injury that … [Read more...] about Can A Chiropractor Treat Whiplash?
Back pain is something that eventually affects all of us to varying degrees. We can start experiencing increases in back pain as early as in our 30’s, as late as into our 60’s or older. Either way, if you get old enough, it’s nearly impossible to avoid. There are more factors to back pain beyond age, however. Other Common Factors of Back Pain Physical fitness levels Posture Physically demanding lifestyles Mental health. Although these are substantial factors to back pain, … [Read more...] about Gender And Back Pain
A chiropractic adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation, is a procedure where trained chiropractors use their hands or a small device to apply controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The purpose is to improve the motion of your spine and the body’s ability to function by restoring alignment and balance. Is It Normal to Feel Sore After Chiropractic Adjustment? A common reaction to chiropractic adjustments is an aching or sore feeling in the spine, joints, or muscles. This typically … [Read more...] about Is It Normal to Be Sore After a Chiropractic Adjustment?
Summer is here, and for many of us, it’s time for barbecues and pool parties. Swimming isn’t just a way to cool off; it’s also considered a great source of exercise. Those more dedicated to the practice may find themselves swimming year-round in indoor pools. While swimming has clear health benefits, like all forms of exercise, it is not without risk. Thousands of people a year experience injuries related to swimming. Because of all the different muscles involved in swimming, you could be … [Read more...] about Swimming Injuries and Chiropractic Care
Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine, typically diagnosed when a person is in their teens. It is often responsive to treatment but can progress with age. In the same way, some things can make scoliosis worse. Is one of those your golf swing? As we roll into Family Golf Month, now is a good time to take on the subject. Can You Play Golf with Scoliosis? Yes, you most certainly can. Exactly how to handle it will depend upon the severity of your spinal curve. It will require some … [Read more...] about Can Golf Cause Scoliosis?
Congratulations! You decided to add a new baby to your life, and now you’re trying to make sure you do everything right. You’re eating right, getting the exercise the doctor recommended, and feeling pretty good. But can you still see your chiropractor? Chances are, the answer is yes, but always consult with your doctor to be sure in case a specific reason suggests otherwise. Is Seeing a Chiropractor Safe During Pregnancy? Yes, in fact, prenatal chiropractic can be very good for you. The … [Read more...] about Can You See a Chiropractor If Pregnant?
With the countless things parents need to know about their kids’ development, it can be incredibly daunting to think about. Between school, sports, making friends, and of course, their health. Many medical conditions can develop over time, and they all need to be properly monitored and handled. … [Read more...] about What Parents Need to Know About Scoliosis
Everyone’s migraines are a little different. Maybe they start with the sensitivity to light or noise. Perhaps they make you nauseous, and maybe, they just radiate pain from your head down into your back and neck. … [Read more...] about Migraines and Back Pain
Most of us jump in the car, check the mirrors, and drive off without ever thinking about whether our driving posture is ergonomically correct. But after driving for just a couple of hours, back pain is often the first sign that we are doing it wrong. Can Driving Cause Lower Back Pain? Sadly, very few car manufacturers are studying ergonomics when designing car seats. And the few that do are not necessarily adjusting for differences in heights, weights, and builds of drivers. In short, our … [Read more...] about Driving Posture and Back Pain
Whether it's overexerting yourself in the garden, overdoing it during weekend sports, or just general aches and pains, we often default to a hot bath to soak away the pain. There's also a whole industry of products promising relief if added to a hot bath. Do they really work? And does a hot bath help with pain or make things worse? … [Read more...] about What Can I Put in My Bath for Back Pain?
One of the many wonderful things about chiropractic care is that it involves much more than just spinal manipulation or easing your aches and pains. Here at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we take the “wellness” part just as seriously as we take “chiropractic care.” We strive to always assist our patients in reaching optimal health in all areas and aspects of their lives. Is Chiropractic Part of a Healthy Lifestyle? Chiropractic care is great because it helps patients manage their pain … [Read more...] about Why Lifestyle Advice is an Important Part of Chiropractic
April is stress and anxiety awareness month. If you suffer from stress and anxiety, you should know that it’s a normal part of life. However, it is essential to learn more about stress and anxiety to recognize when they negatively affect us, as both can be debilitating and cause or aggravate health problems. Take some time to learn and understand what stress and anxiety are and how you can properly deal with them. … [Read more...] about Stress and Anxiety Month
The warmer weather is nearly here, and for many, that means getting back outside. After a long and cold winter, there is nothing quite like getting out into the warmth of the outdoors to move your body. You may be wondering what you can do to prepare your body for this new season. Read on for our tips on the best back strengthening exercises in preparation for getting back outside this spring and summer. … [Read more...] about Back Strengthening Exercises
Did you know that having good posture is a form of fitness in which the muscles of the body support the skeleton in an alignment that is stable and efficient? When a person exercises good posture, it is present in both stillness and in movement. … [Read more...] about Do Posture Braces Really Correct Bad Posture?
Do you suffer from spinal stenosis, a herniated disc, or other degenerative spinal conditions? If so, epidural treatments might be an option to alleviate the symptoms and discomfort you feel. Some patients report having acute and recurrent pain in their back, while others feel muscle weakness in their legs, buttocks, or hips. Other patients report a combination of these symptoms. … [Read more...] about What to Know About Epidural Treatments
What is scoliosis? According to the Mayo Clinic, scoliosis is defined as a “sideways curvature of the spine that most often is diagnosed in adolescents.” Most cases of scoliosis are mild, however, for some children, their curves can worsen as they grow. … [Read more...] about Can Scoliosis Be Corrected?
Do you often wake up with a stiff or sore neck? If so, the pillow you are using could be to blame. According to Healthline, some two-thirds of people deal with neck pain. If you’re using a pillow that is too high or too low, pressure can build up as the neck tries to compensate for the lack of support. It is best to choose a pillow that helps support the neck and its natural curve. But how do you know which pillow is the right pillow for you? Read on for our advice on the best pillows for … [Read more...] about Best Pillows to Use for Neck Pain
Are you considering visiting a chiropractor for the first time? If so, you probably have a question or two about what you can expect.You’re probably wondering how chiropractic care works, whether it’s safe, and what you should or shouldn’t do during or after an adjustment. … [Read more...] about What to Expect Your First Time Going to the Chiropractor
So you have a back injury. What’s next? How do you effectively treat the pain you are experiencing? If you are suffering from an acute injury, meaning an injury to the ligaments or muscles in the back, such as a sprain or strain, then you will want to use ice to treat your pain effectively. How exactly does ice help, though? … [Read more...] about Ice and Back Pain
What role, if any, does chiropractic care play in weight or strength training? The answer is simple. According to Livestrong, “chiropractic treatments are one of the most sought-after forms of alternative medicine. These treatments aim to help relieve back pain, readjust the spine, improve various body functions and help correct poor posture.” … [Read more...] about Weight/Strength Training and Chiropractic
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. For some, it’s also the most stressful time of the year. With holiday shopping, family gatherings, and menu planning, it’s easy to see why. According to the American Institute of Stress, “exceedingly high expectations for peace, love, and joy during the holiday season can negatively impact both your physical and mental health.” … [Read more...] about How Magnesphere Therapy Can Ease Holiday Stress
It is a known fact that poor posture can lead to health issues such as chronic pain in the back, neck, and knees, as well as circulation problems, heartburn, and digestive problems. Cell phones are something that most Americans use daily which can be leading to poor posture resulting in back and neck pain. According to Health Matters, “Americans spent a daily average of 7 hours and 50 minutes with digital media, including 4 hours, 26 minutes a day on non-voice activities on mobile devices.” Do … [Read more...] about Is Cell Phone Use Linked to Neck Pain?
October is National Chiropractic Health Month, and this year’s theme is “Keep Moving”. The American Chiropractic Association, its members, and doctors of chiropractic nationwide will encourage people to “keep moving” and strive to add more movement into their day. According to the American Chiropractic Association, lack of physical activity and movement can lead to weight gain, achy joints, and other musculoskeletal conditions. The answer to enhancing our overall physical health and stamina is … [Read more...] about Footwear and Back Health
Pilates is a terrific low-impact form of exercise which helps to increase mobility. But what exactly is Pilates, and how can it be incorporated into your chiropractic care? For those looking to improve their back health and overall wellness, be sure to read on. … [Read more...] about Pilates and Chiropractic
There is a lot that comes with age. Wisdom, experience, and unfortunately sometimes, pain. The aging process can affect your cervical spine, neck, shoulders, upper back, and arms. This is not to say that everyone will develop back and neck pain as they age, however, everyday wear and tear of our spines can lead to degenerative spinal conditions. So, what exactly contributes to back and neck pain as we age and what can we do about it? Read on to learn. … [Read more...] about Back and Neck Pain: Is It a Normal Part of Getting Older?
Most tailbone injuries are caused by trauma to the coccyx area, the triangular bony structure located at the bottom of the vertebral column. It is composed of three to five bony segments which are held in place by joints and ligaments. Injuries in this area may result in a bruise, dislocation, or fracture of the coccyx. … [Read more...] about What Should You Do After a Tailbone Injury?
It’s time to go back to school! In the spirit of school days just around the corner, it’s time we all learn a valuable lesson to keep our kids (and ourselves) pain-free. Back pain is very common, even for children and teens, but what is the culprit? National School Backpack Awareness Day is September 15th, 2021, and we want you to know that heavy, ill-fitting backpacks can be the cause of your child’s back pain. If ignored, it can lead to worse back problems for them later in life. … [Read more...] about Backpack Safety
Peanut butter and jelly, football and Sunday, macaroni and cheese… some things just go hand in hand. Yoga and chiropractic care are no different – and you can do yoga at home to enhance the benefits of chiropractic care. … [Read more...] about Yoga and Chiropractic
Car accidents continue to be a hazard that affects many of our lives. On average, about six million car accidents occur in the United States every year which breaks down to more than 16,000 per day. As most of the accidents involve more than one person, the amount of people affected by car accidents over the past few years is easily in the tens of millions. … [Read more...] about Most Common Car Accident Injuries
Warm weather means more outdoor activity and sports, especially since that was curtailed last year. Unfortunately, being a “weekend warrior” means a greater risk of injuries. So even if you don't feel any pain yet, seeing a chiropractor can keep you healthy and active. … [Read more...] about Why a Weekend Warrior Should Have a Chiropractor Even If They Don’t Have Pain
Spring is here, and with it comes yard work and back pain from gardening. Whether you're a casual gardener who likes to keep your backyard neat and trim, an avid rose cultivator, or you grow your own vegetables, gardening back injuries can happen. Luckily, with the right choices, all of those activities can be safe and pain-free. … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Back Injuries in the Garden
When people think of sports injuries, they often picture team sports, and in particular those where a lot of contact is expected like football. However, it’s not difficult to be injured performing any strenuous physical activity, including golf. How does one get injured playing golf? … [Read more...] about What Are The Most Common Golf Injuries?
COVID has been hard on many people's bodies, causing work from home stiffness. When your commute is from one room to another, it greatly decreases your everyday movement. … [Read more...] about Best Stretches While Working from Home
Last spring, saw a phenomenon known as coronavirus cabin fever -- a cabin fever that directly correlated with the rolling lockdowns and quarantining during the early months of the pandemic. While the early stay-at-home orders in some regions, as well as sectors of the economy migrating to work from home, initially led to a decline in car accidents, it wouldn’t last for long. A noticeable uptick in accidents started occurring; something we could experience again this spring. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus, Cabin Fever, Spring Fever, and Driving
At Total Chiropractic Care & Wellness, we see all types of injuries, including pedestrian injuries. As the weather gets warmer, you’ll likely start to venture outside more often. We compiled a list of some simple pedestrian safety tips to help keep you and your family safe. … [Read more...] about 3 Pedestrian Safety Tips
Many of us will suffer from some form of back pain over the course of our lives, some more severe than others. Sometimes you’re sleeping in a position that’s causing you pain that could be adjusted, or you pull muscles in your back that could cause you great pain for days or even weeks. … [Read more...] about When Does Back Pain Qualify for Disability (SSDI)?
We all know that keeping ourselves hydrated is important for our overall health. In order to keep properly hydrated, it’s recommended that we consume about half a gallon of water over the course of the day. If you’re not drinking enough, you’re under the weather, or performing activities where you aren’t replacing enough of the water in your body that you’re expending, you may experience dehydration. A milder case can cause headaches, muscle cramps, and dry mouth. A more severe case can cause … [Read more...] about Hydration and Spine Health
Back pain could be from muscular, nerves, disks, etc. yet no matter the cause, hot baths can help by relaxing muscles. Why does that matter if the source of the pain isn't muscular? When an injury happens, muscles commonly contract around the nerve, disk, etc. to protect it. The contraction usually triggers a pain response and possibly even muscle spasms, which are even more painful. That's where a hot bath can help. … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Using Hot Baths to Relax Your Back
Falls are one of the biggest threats to an older person's health and ability to live on their own. A broken bone in old age can lead to an array of complications. Even for someone younger, falls can be serious, especially if they involve a concussion. According to the National Institute on Aging, six out of 10 falls happen in our homes. Fortunately, indoor fall prevention tips are easy to implement with a bit of planning and forethought. Clean Up Clutter Removing tripping hazards may seem … [Read more...] about 15 Ways to Prevent Falling at Home
Winter weather is more than watching snowflakes through the window while drinking hot cocoa. Driving on icy roads can't always be avoided. Driving in these dangerous conditions can lead to car accidents, which, in turn, leads to injuries and aches. … [Read more...] about Tips for Driving on Icy Roads This Winter
When you are about to experience something new for the first time, it is completely normal to search the internet for tips and advice on what you can expect. If you are new to the world of chiropractic care, at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we are here to provide you with insight on what you can expect following your very first chiropractic adjustment. … [Read more...] about What to Expect After Your First Chiropractic Adjustment
Many of us lead fast-paced lives as we juggle our work and personal responsibilities. Sometimes we get so caught up in all of life’s responsibilities that ailments like back pain sneak up on us. Maybe your mattress is good, and you’re sleeping right at night to alleviate the stress on your back, but you’re still experiencing back pain day after day. Could it be from the stress and anxiety of your day to day life? … [Read more...] about Can Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Cause Back Pain?
A lot happens after a car accident. Even a minor one can cause a large amount of trouble. While you should visit a hospital right after a car accident, visiting a chiropractor is also very important. Even more important is seeing a chiropractor with extensive experience in treating car accident injuries. The hospital needs to check you first for major injuries, fractures, internal injuries, or other serious complications. Sometimes a fracture isn't obvious until an X-ray is taken. For that … [Read more...] about 10 Reasons to See a Chiropractor After a Car Accident
We all know what it feels like to wake up in the morning with aches and pain. Maybe your back or neck is stiff, pain in your lower back or hips makes a sudden movement or getting out of bed difficult, or any number of similar feelings of discomfort. For some of us, this is something that only happens once in a while, but for many people, morning back pain becomes a chronic disturbance affecting our quality of life. So, what can we do about it? … [Read more...] about Sleeping And Back Pain
October 16th marks another annual World Spine Day. This global event highlights and brings into focus the burden of debilitating spinal pain and its impact on the quality of life for hundreds of millions of people. It promotes proper posture and responsible physical activity to stay active and encourages good spine health. … [Read more...] about World Spine Day: Getting You Back on Track
October marks another National Chiropractic Health Month. As per their website, the purpose of this event “is to raise public awareness of the importance of musculoskeletal health and the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole-person, patient-centered, and drug-free approach to health and wellness.” … [Read more...] about National Chiropractic Health Month: Stay Active and Adaptive
When most people think about chiropractic care, spinal adjustments, and chronic pain relief are usually the first things that come to mind. However, a wide variety of ailments originate from the spine, and chiropractic care can address them. Is poor circulation one of them? … [Read more...] about Can Chiropractors Help Improve Your Circulation?
This year, National Women’s Health and Fitness Day falls on September 30. It is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. This yearly event helps to bring attention to the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness specifically for women. How does chiropractic care fit into this national day of awareness you may ask? Continue reading for chiropractic wellness tips for women. … [Read more...] about National Women’s Health and Fitness Day
Spinal stenosis is a by-product of wear and tear on the spine. It's common later in life, but not inevitable. … [Read more...] about Is Spinal Stenosis Inevitable?
Stretching is really the only exercise you can do from home to keep your muscles loose and flexible to help reduce your risk of injury. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, you may have had your previous stretching habits interrupted and are trying to get back into the swing of things. … [Read more...] about The Importance of Stretching to Reduce Injuries
Due to COVID-19, many people are working from home, either for the first time or more often than usual. Generally, though, we don't have proper desks, which is leading to backaches, neck aches, repetitive strain, and other pains. Creating the right ergonomics to work from home safely and pain-free is essential. … [Read more...] about Work From Home Ergonomics
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the way we do our jobs. You or someone you know may be one of the millions of Americans that have had to transition to working from home, either partially or fully. Many of those working from home may continue to do so partially even after this is all behind us. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus and Back Pain
While we’ve all been looking forward to the warmer weather and a chance to get out more, it isn’t without its perils. More people on the road means increased chances of getting into a car accident. You don’t need to be in a major accident for it to affect your health either. Any sudden jolts caused by an accident could affect your spinal alignment and create discomfort. … [Read more...] about Common Car Accidents in the Spring
Fibromyalgia, for those who may not know, is a syndrome that disproportionately affects women and causes pain including abdominal pain, trouble sleeping, chronic fatigue, and psychological distress. While it can be difficult to diagnose fibromyalgia, chiropractors can make a diagnosis and work with you on a treatment plan. Chiropractors will also help to treat those same symptoms caused by different ailments. … [Read more...] about Can Chiropractic Help with Fibromyalgia
Good weather makes people want to spend time outside – especially this year after being cooped up inside for weeks and social distancing likely to continue for quite some time. Add in people trying to avoid grocery stores, and gardening is more popular than ever this year for both experienced gardeners and novices. … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Injury While Gardening
May is Correct Posture Month. While that might sound like something your parents might have lectured you about when you were younger, good posture has a lot of benefits. Maintaining good posture is also one of the easiest and cheapest changes you can do to improve your health. … [Read more...] about Exercises to Improve Posture
The Y-strap, or Y-axis traction strap adjustment, is a type of spinal adjustment that’s been taking the internet by storm. Unlike what most people picture when they think of chiropractic spinal adjustments, a chiropractor using their hands to manually adjust the spine, a Y-strap adjustment utilizes a secure strap around the skull attached to a bar that the chiropractor pulls in order to achieve spinal decompression. While this is performed in mere moments, the actual spinal decompression occurs … [Read more...] about What is a Y-Strap Adjustment?
Of the various treatment options we perform here at Total Chiropractic Care, patients frequently ask about the difference between spinal decompression and traction therapy. Each technique provides valuable benefits depending upon each patient’s specific treatment needs. … [Read more...] about Spinal Decompression vs. Traction Therapy
Modern chiropractic care can feature far more than adjustments. Among those supplemental treatments is cold laser therapy, which is very different from the hot lasers that do precision cutting. … [Read more...] about Cold Laser Therapy FAQ
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Approximately 27 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis. While it's more common among men and women 60 years of age and older, technically it can occur to anyone. … [Read more...] about Can Chiropractic Care Help With Arthritis?
Spring means spring training and a heightened interest in getting back into shape or stepping up your exercise routine after winter doldrums. It's also a time for increased risk of sports injuries, especially if you don't warm up properly and stretch. Fortunately, a little information and good practice can set you up for success. … [Read more...] about Spring Training Stretching Tips
Chiropractic care has many benefits for pain relief, wellness, post-accident treatment, and more. Common questions we get at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness are “Is it safe to have chiropractic care after surgery?” and “How soon after surgery can I have chiropractic treatment?” The answer is – it depends. … [Read more...] about Can You See a Chiropractor After Surgery?
Are you a winter sports enthusiast? Like so many Long Islanders this time of year, you may be planning your next trip into the snowy mountains for skiing, snowboarding, or snow tubing. Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness hopes you have a fun and safe season on the slopes. Unfortunately, participating in these and other winter sports can take a toll on your back so we advise following these tips to protect yourself. Top Reasons Back Injuries Happen While Skiing or … [Read more...] about Winter Sports Injuries and Back Pain
Chances are you know someone, or perhaps you are someone who claims to be able to predict the weather by merely gauging pain symptoms. The evidence to support this ability is inconclusive at best. But this is a case where many people say they do not care what the science says; they wholeheartedly believe it to be so. … [Read more...] about Can Cold Weather Give You Back Pain?
The Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act of 2019 (H.R. 3654) was introduced to the 116th Congress on July 9, 2019, by Congressman Brian Higgins and Congressman Tom Reed of New York. The proposed bill is intended to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act that was enacted in 1965. … [Read more...] about H.R. 3654, The Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act Of 2019
Constant noise in your head is distracting, exhausting, and can trigger both anxiety and depression. That's what people with tinnitus live with every day. About 50 million Americans deal with some degree of tinnitus, 20 million Americans suffer from chronic tinnitus, and 2 million experience extreme symptoms. … [Read more...] about Chiropractic Care For Tinnitus
Pregnancy is the time you spend preparing to fall in love for a lifetime. It is exciting and tiring, enjoyable and stressful all at the same time. It is vital to take care of yourself throughout this precious time. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we’re prepared to help you. … [Read more...] about Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care
The holiday season is approaching rapidly. This season, as fun as it can be, is undoubtedly becoming ever more stressful. Social media platforms such as Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook are adding to the already present pressure to ensure the “perfect” holiday. … [Read more...] about Holiday Stress and Chiropractic Care
According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “In 2017, there were an estimated 2,775,608 police-reported motor vehicle crashes in which at least one passenger vehicle … [Read more...] about Total Chiropractic Care & Wellness and Car Accidents
October is National Chiropractic Health Month. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) incorporates an annual theme. This year’s theme is “Strength. Stability. Success”. It focuses on “how musculoskeletal (MSK) health leads to … [Read more...] about National Chiropractic Health Month 2019
With the holiday season approaching, we thought it would be an excellent time to remind you about how important diet is for back health. Diet alone is likely not the main cause of your back pain but can be a significant contributor. Proper nutrition can also reduce inflammation that can lead to back pain. … [Read more...] about Diet and Back Pain
What is a Migraine? According to the American Migraine Foundation, a migraine is “an unprovoked headache lasting 4-72 hours, severe enough to markedly restrict or even prohibit routine daily activity and accompanied by nausea or light/sound sensitivity.” … [Read more...] about Can a Chiropractor Help My Migraines?
If you’ve been injured and you’re an active person, you are probably bummed that you will lose the progress you’ve made on your fitness journey. That, of course, cannot be helped. Right now, you need to focus on recovery. However, depending upon the severity of the injury, your fitness level, and your doctor’s professional advice, you may be able to get back to some type of exercise program sooner than you think. Here are five tips for exercising after an injury. … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Exercising After an Injury
It’s August, like many people, you are probably getting ready to start your back-to-school shopping if you haven’t already. One of the essentials on your list is undoubtedly a backpack. Since backpacks are no longer just for students or the outdoor enthusiast, while you’re at it, you may pick one up for yourself as well. … [Read more...] about Back to School Backpack Safety
Neck cracking is the subject of much debate, especially since it was recently reported by Mercy Hospital that a 28-year-old from Oklahoma had suffered a stroke after cracking his own neck. While this is apparently a very rare occurrence, cracking your own neck is definitely a risk that most medical professionals will advise against. … [Read more...] about Is Cracking Your Neck Safe?
It is that time of year again. People are packing up their cars to go on road trips. This year gas prices are expected to be lower than last summer, and according to a research survey conducted by AAA, this may translate into more family vacations. According to the report, driving will account for about 53% of the modes of transportation for family vacations this year. If you suffer from back pain, that may not sound fun. However, there are some ways to help ease back pain caused by driving. … [Read more...] about Ergonomic Driving: Travel Comfort Tips
Unfortunately, for a lot of people, neck and back pain are a constant battle. Traction therapy is a non-surgical option that can relieve neck and back pain by stretching and realigning the spine for many people. Essentially, the purpose is to reverse the effects that gravity has on the spine. … [Read more...] about Traction Therapy in Chiropractic Care
So many people are experiencing back pain at one time or another during their lifetime. A core stabilization exercise, commonly known as the plank, has been building a reputation around the fitness community as a great way to help reduce your risk for back injury and back pain. When performed correctly, plank exercises are touted by many medical professionals and fitness professionals and enthusiasts for helping relieve lower back pain as well. … [Read more...] about Will Doing Planks Help Your Back Pain?
Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness is proud to announce that we’ve joined The Patriot Project. … [Read more...] about Total Chiropractic Has Joined Project Patriot
It’s time to “Spring” into action! Spring has finally arrived which means that flowers will bloom, windows will open, and people will be more active. It’s the time of year to start spring cleaning, gardening, and playing sports. The warmer weather has a way of making people feel happier and energized. However, the uptick in physical activity can easily lead to a back injury. … [Read more...] about Avoiding Common Spring Back Problems
If you suffer from back pain, your head may be swimming from hearing about all of the treatments out there. Some people think surgery is the best route to go, but that can have long term ramifications. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we believe in minimally invasive treatment for back pain. … [Read more...] about Trigger Point Therapy vs. Epidurals
How often do you come home from your office job tired? How often do you come home from work with aches and pains? You would think that sitting in an office chair all day wouldn’t be that strenuous, but how we position ourselves during work has a significant impact on our comfort, and incorrect positioning can lead to chronic pain or make an existing condition like back or neck pain worse. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we dedicate our practice to reducing or eliminating chronic pain, … [Read more...] about Your Guide to Workplace Ergonomics
Some people might think that chiropractic care involves going to a doctor to get a back massage, but that’s far from what you’ll actually experience at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness. We have a whole arsenal of weapons in our fight against chronic pain. All of our care is geared towards creating a treatment that will help patients avoid invasive back surgery or potentially dangerous medication. … [Read more...] about Our Equipment at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness
Many people think that what we do at Total Chiropractic Care only involves spinal manipulation, but there’s so much more to our practice. We really stress the “Total” in Total Chiropractic Care. Sure, we treat back and neck injuries and we certainly do provide treatment such as chiropractic manipulation, spinal decompression, whiplash treatment and chiropractic treatment for accident and on-the-job injuries. But our goal isn’t just pain management. … [Read more...] about Vitamins and Chiropractic
One of the most common injuries we see at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness is Whiplash. You’ve almost certainly heard of it and associate it with neck injuries, back injuries, and car accidents. … [Read more...] about What is Whiplash?
Most people think of chiropractic care as something that can help you with back pain. But at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we know there are a whole host of conditions that we can help you with. From lowering your blood pressure to easing a headache or reducing pain during pregnancy; there are a lot of ways chiropractic care can help you live a healthier life. You may have heard that chiropractic care can be beneficial in treating endometriosis, and you could be wondering how. Total … [Read more...] about Can Chiropractic Care Help With Endometriosis?
At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we know vertigo is more than just a film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. If you suffer from vertigo it can be scary. You can feel like the room you’re in is suddenly spinning. You’ll feel unbalanced and you may start to sway or feel pulled into a single direction. … [Read more...] about Can Chiropractic Care Help with Vertigo?
If you suffer from 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. … [Read more...] about What is Cold Laser Therapy?
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. … [Read more...] about Chiropractic Care and 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 … [Read more...] about How to Prevent Back Injuries While Sleeping
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. … [Read more...] about How Diet Helps Chiropractic Pain Management
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 … [Read more...] about Chiropractic Care After a Car Accident
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 … [Read more...] about Does Chiropractic Help Insomnia?
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 … [Read more...] about Happy National Chiropractic Health Month
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. … [Read more...] about Is Spinal Decompression the Same as Traction?
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 … [Read more...] about When Back Pain Requires Surgery
When you think of chiropractic care, most people think about back, neck and other types of pain. And it’s true that pain management is an integral part of our practice at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness. But there’s much more to what we do than chiropractic manipulation designed to ease pain. We’re committed to helping our patients achieve optimum health. That means we’ll discuss exercise, diet and more. We’ll also look to give you lifestyle advice. But can chiropractic care extend to … [Read more...] about Can Chiropractic Help Anxiety?
Taking part in sports is one of the best things you can do for your health. These activities can improve your cardiovascular condition and also has positive psychological benefits such as being part of a team and improving self-confidence. Exercise and sports can be an important part of a health regimen and it’s very often incorporated in our treatment at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness. But there is a downside to all of this. Sports can result in injuries and sometimes these injuries cause … [Read more...] about How Chiropractors Treat Sports Injuries
At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we’re committed to helping our patients become healthier without invasive techniques like surgery or the use of potentially dangerous medications. We’re constantly looking for ways to help people deal with conditions like chronic pain, neck pain or back pain. We offer many services to patients looking for ways to manage pain and we’ve recently instituted a new therapy to help our patients feel more relaxed. It’s called the Magnesphere. … [Read more...] about What is a Magnesphere?
You’ve probably heard it from your parents. “Eat your vegetables so you can grow big and strong!” or “Don’t slouch, it will stunt your growth!” But were your parents right? Are there factors other than genetics that influence height? You might be surprised to learn that the spine has an influence on your height, which leads to the question, can chiropractic make you taller? Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness wants you to understand the relationship between height and chiropractic as well as … [Read more...] about Can Chiropractic Make You Taller?
It happens every day and it can change your life and your health. If you’ve suffered an injury at work, you may have to go on disability and lose a portion of your income. For some people, that means missing a few days of work, while others can be out for a long time. Another issue related to workplace injuries is that it can give rise to chronic pain. Very often this pain manifests itself as back or neck pain, and when that happens Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness can often help. … [Read more...] about All About Workplace Injuries
The sun will be shining and summer is almost upon us! Warm weather and fun go together. If you do things right, having outdoor fun can also be healthy for you. Playing games, taking part in sports, going to the swimming pool or gardening can burn off calories, give you more energy and get you closer to optimal health. But if you’re not careful, you can also get injured. Outdoor activity can be particularly tricky if you have chronic pain, like back pain or neck pain and if you’ve been injured or … [Read more...] about Preventing Outdoor Injuries
It’s one of the first things your doctor will recommend in helping you on the road to total health. Along with diet, exercise is almost universally part of any plan for a healthy lifestyle. According to Healthline, exercise reduces stress and can make you feel better, exercise is critical to weight loss and strengthening muscles and bones. It can reduce your risk of chronic disease and increase your memory, brain health, and energy levels. Exercise can also improve the quality of your sleep and … [Read more...] about 5 Harmful Back Exercises
If you’re suffering from back pain, there are solutions. At Total Chiropractic, we help our patients deal with their back pain every day. We believe in non-invasive pain management techniques and we’re also committed to avoiding medication whenever possible. Much of our treatment involves chiropractic techniques, but there are many other areas that we touch on to help you achieve total health. We’ll talk to you about other therapies, diet, and lifestyle choices. Another big part of your … [Read more...] about 5 Helpful Back Exercises
Exercise plays an important role in attaining optimum health, and participating in sports is a terrific way to exercise regularly. Whatever sport you participate in, you’re likely having fun, gaining strength and endurance and leading a healthy lifestyle. There is, of course, an occasional downside to sports and that’s when injuries occur. Some sports injuries heal quickly, others are more long-term and some sports injuries become chronic conditions. … [Read more...] about Trigger Point Therapy For Sport Injuries
Feel like you’ve been hibernating and woke up in pain? Suffering from winter stiffness? Or have you been suffering from chronic pain and haven’t had a chance to do anything about it yet? If you’ve been staying inside all winter and not doing anything about your pain management issues, it’s time for the season of renewal. Spring is here and it’s the perfect time of year to come to Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness to receive chiropractic adjustment. … [Read more...] about Getting Adjusted for Spring
There are plenty of reasons people come to Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness to deal with back problems. You could be suffering from pain related to a car accident or a workplace accident. You may have pain as a result of a sports injury or you could have chronic pain from lifting heavy objects. Another cause of back pain can be related to the spine being misaligned and one issue we often hear about from patients is scoliosis. This is a spinal deformity that can lead to back issues. … [Read more...] about Scoliosis Treatment Options
Among the most critical hours of our life from a health standpoint are the eight or so hours we spend sleeping. But way too many of us have a difficult time getting enough sleep. Sometimes it’s because we pack our days too much, but there can be other factors which can cause you to lose sleep’s restorative powers. A big contributor to lack of sleep can often be caused by sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress. It can cause back pain, neck pain and other health issues related to lack of sleep. … [Read more...] about Back Pain and Mattresses
We know managing pain can be difficult. If you’ve been injured or if you have chronic pain, you want to be treated by a doctor who understands what you’re going through and who knows how to help. You want to be able to get back to optimum health and you want a treatment plan that is as safe as possible. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we’re committed to trying to help our clients manage pain without resorting to surgery or prescription pain medication. … [Read more...] about The Total Chiropractic Difference
Sometimes a Winter Wonderland can turn into a winter nightmare. A landscape covered with a fresh blanket of snow can certainly be beautiful, but the process of removing that snow can certainly turn ugly very suddenly. That’s because winter weather is often a prescription for injury. Picking up that shovel makes you particularly susceptible to back injuries and icy conditions can cause slip and fall injuries. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we often see injuries of this type and we treat … [Read more...] about Winter Back Injuries
When you come to Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness you’ll be treated by Dr. Todd Goldman, who has more than two decades of experience. He began practicing first with his father, before joining our Medford practice in 2002. Dr. Goldman has an expertise in chiropractic adjustment, caring for injuries related to auto accidents and on the job accidents. He is married and is a father of two and is a pilot during his free time. Now he can add another milestone to his list of achievements. He is a … [Read more...] about Read Dr. Goldman’s Heath and Wellness Book!
If you’re suffering from back pain and you’ve decided to seek chiropractic treatment, the process may be new to you. You’ve probably come to Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness and talked to our doctor, Dr. Todd Goldman. You likely received a physical and talked about a treatment plan. That plan can involve chiropractic manipulation, nutritional advice, and exercise. Another possible component of your treatment plan might be spinal decompression. Total Chiropractic Will Help You Manage Your … [Read more...] about Everything You Want to Know About Spinal Decompression
It’s one of the most serious problems currently facing the country and the statistics are sobering. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 90 Americans die every day of an opioid overdose. About 21 to 29 percent of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them and between 8 and 12 percent of patients develop an opioid use disorder. It’s estimated that between 4 to 6 percent of those who misuse prescription opioids transition to heroin and about 80 percent … [Read more...] about Chiropractic Care and The Opioid Crisis
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 … [Read more...] about Most Common Back Injuries
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? … [Read more...] about Is Your Marriage Hurting Your Back?
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. … [Read more...] about Chiropractic Care and Lifestyle Choices
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. … [Read more...] about Can Special Underwear Help With Back Pain?
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. … [Read more...] about Treating Spinal Stenosis
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 … [Read more...] about Chiropractic Care and Pregnancy
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. … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know About Common Football 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. … [Read more...] about Kids Chiropractic Care
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 … [Read more...] about Diet and Pain Management
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 … [Read more...] about Swimming and Back Pain
Non Surgical Chiropractic Care to Relieve Your Back Pain If you have back pain, you’re looking for relief but you also want to make sure the treatment for your pain doesn’t cause harm either. That’s why surgery is not considered to be the best first option for pain management. Back pain can recur after surgery, and a trip to the operating table is often more expensive than other forms of treatment. Health care providers are recommending looking for non-surgical alternatives for back pain and … [Read more...] about Non Surgical Alternatives to Back Pain
Dealing with Back Pain Through Workers Compensation Suffering an injury on the job can be a scary thing, particularly if it’s a neck or back injury. You worry about your long term health and your future income. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we can help you deal with the pain associated with on-the-job injuries. Our doctor, Todd Goldman, has been practicing since 1995 and we’ll consult with you and tell you if your injury is a problem we can help with. … [Read more...] about Chiropractic Care and Workers Compensation
Why You Should Receive Chiropractic Care Most people associate chiropractic care with back pain, but there’s a whole lot more to it than that. While many of our patients come to Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness for back injuries, we’ll also treat you for neck pain. Actually, we are about pain management across the board. Our practice is also dedicated to making sure you live a healthy lifestyle. That’s why we include the word “Wellness” in our name. We’ll talk to you about chiropractic … [Read more...] about 7 Benefits of Seeing a Chiropractor
Chiropractic Treatment for Lower Back Pain Recent guidelines on lower back pain have changed the way doctors are thinking about treatment. The guidelines were issued in February of 2017 by the American College of Physicians (ACP) as an update of similar guidelines put out a decade earlier. The new guidelines are based on a review of over 150 studies over the past decade. Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, wants you to know about current thought in the medical field about back pain and the … [Read more...] about Lower Back Pain Guidelines: What You Need to Know
Exercises That May Harm Your Back It’s right up there with “eat your vegetables” on the list of things that are good for you. Exercise is almost universally recommended by doctors as being beneficial to your health. We certainly recommend corrective exercises at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness. But that doesn’t mean that every exercise is always good for you. Particularly when you’re dealing with back pain. Total Chiropractic is committed to keeping patients on the road to wellness. That … [Read more...] about 5 Worst Exercises For Your Back
Seeking Chiropractic Care After a Car Accident on Long Island If you’ve been in a car accident, it’s likely that you probably have a wide range of feelings. Some of these are emotions like fear, confusion or even anger. You also might be feeling pain, or you might be surprised that you seem to be feeling little or no pain even after a serious crash. Whatever you’re feeling, one thing you should strongly consider, if you’ve been in a car accident, is consulting with a chiropractor immediately. … [Read more...] about How Chiropractic Care Can Help Following a Car Accident
Chiropractic Treatment for Professional Athletes We’ve come to a time that many people around the New York City area and around North America consider the most wonderful time of the year. The beginning of baseball season. For fans that mean digging through the sports media for stats, predictions, and stories about their favorite players and teams. More and more you might notice an interesting element when you read those stories. Chiropractors are taking a more active role in the treatment of … [Read more...] about Play Ball! How Chiropractors Help Professional Athletes
Aiding Astronauts Who Have Back Pain with Chiropractic Care Maybe all that space travel was what made Darth Vader so grumpy. It turns out that a lot of astronauts come back down to earth with an aching back. So much so that NASA decided to find out why. … [Read more...] about Back Pain in Space: Why Astronauts Have Aching Backs
Safety with Chiropractic Care and Treatment If you’re looking to manage back or neck pain, or you’ve just been in an accident, and are beginning to feel discomfort in your neck or back, chiropractic care is an effective option to bring you the relief you’re looking for. The purpose of chiropractic care and all medical treatment is to bring relief to suffering as outlined in the chiropractic oath. Chiropractic care is dedicated to caring for the patient’s total health and well-being, and much … [Read more...] about Is Chiropractic Care Safe?
Using Your Mind and Chiropractic Treatment to Help with Back Pain If you suffer from back pain, neck pain or any other type of chronic pain, you’re very likely looking for ways to ease your discomfort. Sometimes it seems like the only thing you can focus on is the pain you’re feeling. But how much of that pain is the product of your thoughts? The answer might surprise you. Recent studies have shown that the mind can have a tremendous effect on how you perceive pain and that you might be able to … [Read more...] about Back Pain and the Mind: Can What You Think Affect How You Feel?
Chiropractic Treatment and Weight Loss It’s not unusual for people to associate total chiropractic care with treatment of back pain, but a chiropractor is more than just a back doctor. Chiropractic care is dedicated to helping patients achieve total wellness. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we certainly provide accident injury and pain management services, but we also give lifestyle advice. Another area we actively discuss with our patients is nutrition. While your first thought when … [Read more...] about Can Chiropractic Care Help With Weight Loss?
Chiropractic Treatment to Heal Your Sports Injury Are you ready for some football? This time of year, everybody is. On one Sunday every February, the entire country stops and is riveted by pro football’s championship game, or at least the commercials. If you’re an athlete, you understand the high level of competition that’s on display and the amount of talent, hard work and perseverance required to make it to the big stage. Athletes will also recognize the unfortunate downside of the big game: … [Read more...] about Dealing with Sports Injuries So You Can Enjoy the Big Game
Avoiding Surgery for Your Back with Chiropractic Treatment Making decisions about your health can often be difficult. If you suffer from back pain, the discomfort can be constant, but the idea of having back surgery may be even less appealing than the chronic pain. Any type of surgery has risks, and very often should only be looked upon as a last resort. Surgery is costly and isn’t always guaranteed to work. Despite the risks, a 2013 study found that surgery for back pain is on the rise, … [Read more...] about (Disclaimer!) How Chiropractic Adjustments Can Help You Avoid Back Surgery
Traction Therapy for Pain Management Patients who have constant back pain or neck pain can have a difficult time dealing with the disruption it causes to their lives. The pain makes it hard to complete everyday activities and can make it a burden at times to maintain a healthy lifestyle as even simple exercises can be affected. If you suffer from back or neck pain you’ve probably heard about different types of pain management treatment including traction therapy. At Total Chiropractic Care and … [Read more...] about Benefits of Traction Therapy
Avoiding Surgery for Spinal Stenosis with Chiropractic Treatment If you’re suffering from back pain, one possible cause is a condition called spinal stenosis. It’s created by the narrowing of the spinal canal, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). It most often occurs in the lower back and can be a degenerative condition. If you have spinal stenosis, you want relief from your pain. But you may be concerned about your options, one of which is surgery. Total Chiropractic Care … [Read more...] about Non-Surgical Alternatives for Spinal Stenosis
Chiropractic Treatment for Back Pain from Workstation Ergonomics The place where you spend the most time can be your biggest source of back pain. How you position yourself at work can go a long way towards preventing and managing pain. The term most often used for the study of the efficiency and movement of workers is called ergonomics. If you or your company institute a well-designed ergonomics program, it can make a significant difference in your health. At Total Chiropractic Care and … [Read more...] about Back Pain and Workstation Ergonomics
Back Exercise Routines and Chiropractic Care If you’re dealing with back pain, there’s a good chance that you are constantly looking for ways to feel more comfortable and put the discomfort out your mind. That’s why Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, offers a number of services to help our patients with pain management. We want you to feel healthy in every way possible, which is why, in addition to chiropractic techniques, we’ll talk to you about nutritional counseling and discuss lifestyle … [Read more...] about Exercise Routines for Improved Back Health
Chronic Headache Sufferers Use Spinal Manipulation Treatments When you hear about spinal manipulation treatment, it’s likely many people think of it as care for an aching back. But you might be surprised to learn that it’s often used to treat headaches. People who suffer from chronic headaches, like migraines can benefit from spinal manipulation according to several scientific studies. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we’re committed to helping our patients achieve pain relief, … [Read more...] about Spinal Manipulation for Chronic Headaches?
Ease The Pain of Spinal Stenosis with Spinal Decompression Treatment It’s one of the most common forms of back pain, and it will be more pervasive as America’s population ages. Spinal stenosis will affect about 2.4 million Americans by 2021 according to the Dayton Daily News. A person is at the greatest risk of developing spinal stenosis after they reach age 50, but younger patients who have a narrow spinal canal may also be diagnosed with it. If you have spinal stenosis, you’re looking to ease … [Read more...] about How Spinal Decompression Can Relieve Pain from Spinal Stenosis
How to Choose Between Spinal Decompression and Laser Therapy Pain treatment can often be a confusing thing to patients looking for relief. You may have heard of different types of options for back or neck pain. You might even be considering surgery but would prefer a non-invasive option. Two possibilities that you may have heard about are spinal decompression treatment and laser therapy. At Total Chiropractic Care & Wellness, your Medford Chiropractor, we offer both of these treatments. We … [Read more...] about Spinal Decompression vs Laser Therapy
Inversion Tables Worth the Cost for Chiropractic Care If you’re looking to improve your health, particularly from back pain, you’ve probably looked into different types of treatment. More and more medical professionals are trying to avoid invasive treatments like surgery in favor of alternatives that can ease pain without taking drastic measures. One alternative that you may have heard about is inversion therapy. This treatment involves hanging upside down or at an angle to relieve pain. You … [Read more...] about Are Inversion Tables Worth the Investment?
Treat Spinal Stenosis with Chiropractic Care If you’re suffering from back pain, one possible cause is a condition called spinal stenosis. It’s created by the narrowing of the spinal canal, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). It most often occurs in the lower back and can be a degenerative condition. If you have spinal stenosis, you want relief from your pain. But you may be concerned about your options, one of which is surgery. Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness wants … [Read more...] about Non-Surgical Alternatives for Spinal Stenosis
The Affects of Athletic Shoes for Your Back In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, a sneaker commercial famously asked the question, “Is it the shoes?” If you’re looking for the cause of back pain, the answer could very well be, “Yes.” Athletic shoes are meant to be used to protect your body from the rigors of exercise, but if you choose the wrong shoe or if you use them improperly, they can harm your back. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we’re committed to helping our patients live healthy … [Read more...] about How Your Athletic Shoes Could Harm Your Back
If you suffer from recurring neck or back pain, life can be frustrating and difficult. You want to seek relief, but you may not be entirely sure what your best option is. Surgery can be a scary proposition and may not be necessary. Regular chiropractic adjustments might not be giving you all of the relief you need. Another possibility to consider could be spinal decompression treatment. This procedure, which is available at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness in Medford, is a method of … [Read more...] about What is Spinal Decompression Treatment?
Expectations For Your First Visit to a Chiropractor on Long Island A famous Chinese proverb says that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a first step. It means that even the most complex, scary or difficult tasks have a simple start. Of course, making the decision to start a journey can often be harder than the task itself. This can often be true when making decisions regarding your health. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we know that choosing to seek chiropractic treatment … [Read more...] about What to Expect at Your First Chiropractic Visit
Preventing Disease with Total Chiropractic Care on Long Island When most people think about chiropractic care, the first thing they usually think of is the treatment for an aching back or neck. But patients seek out care for a variety of different health problems. More and more, patients are coming to chiropractors because they promote wellness. They are turning to chiropractic care to avoid illness or the symptoms that lead to illness. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we’re committed … [Read more...] about Does Chiropractic Care Really Prevent Disease?
Avoid Surgery with Chiropractic Care If you’re suffering from back pain, you want relief as soon as possible. You also don’t want your treatment to become a costly and complicated experience. When looking at treatment options, patients often weigh having surgery against a more conservative non-surgical care plan. Surgery can certainly be costly, but you might be surprised to learn that avoiding surgery can be effective in easing back pain over the long haul, while also saving you money. Total … [Read more...] about Non-Surgical Care Lowers Cost of Back Pain
Seeking Chiropractic Treatment For an Automobile Injury Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, non-surgical, alternative treatment for spinal and joint misalignments caused by many factors including birth complications and physical trauma such as result of an automobile accident, sports injury, or a fall. Dr. Todd Goldman of Total Chiropractic and Wellness of Medford offers the benefits of specialized chiropractic care after being involved in an automobile accident. … [Read more...] about Seeing a Chiropractor After an Automobile Accident
Understanding How Children Can Benefit with Chiropractic Treatment Chronic childhood diseases have recently been on the rise according to Pathways to Family Wellness magazine, prompting parents to seek alternative health care options. One purpose of chiropractic care for children is to reduce stress and interference to the nervous system and to improve the immune system in a drug-free and noninvasive manner. Chiropractic care is both an effective and affordable way for licensed professionals … [Read more...] about 3 Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Children
Learn More About Chiropractic Treatment Although the history of chiropractic care dates back to 1895, there is still a whole lot about it that most people do not know. Below are five interesting facts about chiropractic care from your friends at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness. … [Read more...] about 5 Interesting Facts about Chiropractic Care
Allergies Can Be Maintained with Chiropractic Treatment As beautiful as spring on Long Island is, it can be a difficult time for those suffering from seasonal allergies. Although it may seem hard to believe, receiving regular chiropractic care can help boost the immune system – ultimately helping to relieve some of the nuisances of allergy symptoms. An allergic reaction occurs when the body overreacts to a natural substance it considers to be foreign. Although many of these triggers are … [Read more...] about How Chiropractic Care Helps with Allergies
How Chiropractic Treatments Can Benefit Your Health This Spring Spring on Long Island is in full bloom, and it’s time to get out and enjoy it! Of course, warmer weather also brings the added activity of sports and outdoor hobbies, and the best way to get the most out of the season is to be in optimal health. Chiropractic care is a great place to get started. Total Chiropractic Care & Wellness has some reasons why you should consider incorporating chiropractic care for pain management into … [Read more...] about ’Spring’ into Health with Chiropractic Care
Understanding How Chiropractic Treatment Can Work for You The first step to recognizing how many benefits can be achieved through regular chiropractic care is to understand how the treatment works. Chiropractic care differs from both traditional medical treatment and therapeutic massage in many ways but has the same goal in common: to help heal the body and address important ailments. Whether you’re considering your first ever trip to the chiropractor, or you’re already on a strict regimen – … [Read more...] about How Chiropractic Care Works
How Chiropractors Can Help Seniors Remain Active We already know that chiropractic care is beneficial to assuring a lifetime of health and pain management – but just how important is it? Implementing a regimen of routine adjustments can be especially helpful to senior citizens, helping them to stay active and pain-free. Scheduling a visit with Dr. Todd Goldman, your Medford Chiropractor is the first step to a series of benefits, including: … [Read more...] about How Senior Citizens Can Stay Active with Regular Chiropractic Care
Ease Your Scoliosis with Total Chiropractic Care Many people resort to chiropractic care after an accident or injury, but wellness visits are also important and can be incredibly effective for many conditions, such as scoliosis. Scoliosis is a condition in which an individual presents with an abnormal curvature of the spine. While each case differs in severity and recommended treatment, chiropractic care can play a crucial role in correcting and treating the spine with pain management. Here is … [Read more...] about Why is Chiropractic Care so Effective for Scoliosis?
Total Chiropractic Exercises For Pain-Free Shoveling This Winter Living on Long Island you know how unpredictable the weather can be in the winter. Shoveling snow can be unpleasant, but it can also be very dangerous. Below are a couple of exercises from your friends at Total Chiropractic Care that can help to avoid a potential accident or injury and help with any pain management this season. … [Read more...] about Exercises that Ease the Pain of Shoveling Snow this Winter
Using Chiropractic Care During the New Year Implementing a routine of regular chiropractic care is a wonderful way to get started on a happier, more productive New Year. Many people work to be healthier and happier in the New Year, some go so far as to make resolutions to accomplish their objectives. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we look to maximize your health to help you accomplish whatever your goals you have set out for yourself. Our patients come from all over Long Island for a … [Read more...] about How Chiropractic Care Can Kick-Start Your New Year
Vitamin D Helps Compliment Spinal Health & Chiropractic Care There are many reasons to see a chiropractor, but did you know that there are also many ways you can encourage spinal health in your daily life? At Total Chiropractic Care, we believe that your Vitamin D levels play an important role in the health of your spine. … [Read more...] about Why Spinal Health and Vitamin D Go Hand-in-Hand
Preventing Injuries & Stress This Holiday Season with Chiropractic Care Chiropractic Care is founded upon the concept that the body is capable of healing itself. By using a more natural and conservative approach to care, doctors of Chiropractic, such as Dr. Todd Goldman of Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, believe optimal health can be achieved through regular spinal manipulations. As we find ourselves in the Winter Holiday season, keep in mind that chiropractic care can reduce stress … [Read more...] about Chiropractic Care Reduces Stress, Prevents Injuries During the Holidays
It is a common misconception that seeing a chiropractor is only necessary for the event of an injury to the spine. Although chiropractic care is extremely helpful for the pain experienced after an accident, regular care is beneficial to nearly any scenario. Here are the top five signs you might need to see a chiropractor: … [Read more...] about Top 5 Signs You Need to See a Chiropractor
Chiropractic Care to Help Save Your Back While Raking Leaves The splendor of the fall season is the brightly colored foliage. Unfortunately, that beauty falls away, and you’re left to rake it all up! But before you march outside with rake in hand, you’ll want to take care to avoid injury and steer clear of starting the holiday season laid up from simple yard work. … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Back Strain While Raking Leaves This Fall
Preventing Football Injuries with Chiropractic Care Football is a fun, but very physical and competitive sport. Grade school, high school, college, amateur, weekend and NFL players are all at risk from a host of injuries due to hard hits. … [Read more...] about Five Tips to Prevent Football Injuries
Chiropractic Care Can Keep Athletes At The Top Of Their Game Want to gain a competitive edge over the competition? Do what so many pro athletes are doing: schedule an appointment with a chiropractor and start a regular regimen of chiropractic care today. … [Read more...] about Top Three Ways Pro Athletes Stay in Shape with Chiropractic Care
Stand-Up Desks Can Help with Chiropractic Care “Sitting is the new smoking.” At least it is according to Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative and inventor of the treadmill desk in a July 2014 article on LATimes.com. Dr. Levine is credited for coining that phrase. Plus, new studies have shown sitting at a desk all day presents several health risks. … [Read more...] about Pros and Cons of Stand-Up Desks
Prevent Lower Back Pain with Chiropractic Care Lower back pain is one of the most pervasive, persistent and chronic conditions not only in the United States but also around the world. In fact, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA): … [Read more...] about Common Causes of Lower Back Pain
Injury Prevention During Extreme Water Sports with Chiropractic Care The beauty of living on Long Island is the fact there’s access to a variety of types of year-round water sport and leisure activities from boating, surfing and swimming to kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddle boarding (SUP). In particular, many Long Islanders have not only taken to the local lakes, rivers, bays, and oceans with their kayaks and canoes but also more recently with their SUPs. … [Read more...] about Tips to Avoid Injury While Kayaking, Canoeing and Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Surfers Can Prevent Injury with Chiropractic Care on Long Island Like many other sports today, surfing has become more professional and more competitive than ever before. The bodies of surfers on the pro circuit today can take a pounding out on the water during training and competition that can decrease performance and stamina, and lead to immediate problems or ones that will present themselves down the road. … [Read more...] about Chiropractic Care Can Help Surfers Avoid Injury
Healing Common Swimming Injuries with Chiropractic Care Summer is here and one of the best ways to cool off while getting a low-impact workout is swimming. However, if you’re doing more than your average casual swimmer, then you might be more susceptible to injury. … [Read more...] about Chiropractic Helps the Most Common Swimming Injuries
Swimming for Chiropractic Care Do you have back pain? Are you seeking other natural, non-invasive ways to relieve it? Ones that don’t involve surgery or pain medication? Then swimming might be right for you. When combined with a regular regimen of chiropractic care, swimming on a casual, but routine basis is beneficial and can actually help reduce back pain and pain management. … [Read more...] about How Can Swimming Reduce Back Pain?
Aerobics Can Help Benefit Chiropractic Care There are many benefits of aerobics, which is defined by the Mayo Clinic as the repeated movements of large muscles in your arms, legs, and hips. As a result, according to the Mayo Clinic: “you'll notice your body's responses quickly. You'll breathe faster and more deeply. This maximizes the amount of oxygen in your blood. Your heart will beat faster, which increases blood flow to your muscles and back to your lungs. Your small blood vessels … [Read more...] about Top Five Benefits of Aerobics
Using Yoga to Assist with Chiropractic Care & Wellness There’s a deep connection between regular chiropractic care and yoga. For one, both improve your posture, flexibility, and range of motion. “Chiropractic aims to enhance neurological function by improving the functional relationships of the spine and related structures. Once functional relationships (subluxations) are improved, yoga helps to strengthen the supporting muscles through a series of poses (called ‘asanas’), designed … [Read more...] about How Yoga and Chiropractic Work Together for Wellness
Training with Weights Safely with Chiropractic Care Weight training is a terrific way to maintain and build muscle mass, especially as you age. Strength training, as it’s also called, helps with bone health, metabolism, and cardiovascular fitness. In fact, it’s a crucial part of a balanced fitness regimen that includes flexibility exercises and aerobic activity. However, if not done correctly, then you could injure yourself while training with weights. Full range of motion, proper … [Read more...] about Weight Training Safety Tips