Chiropractic care focuses on wellness and creating a better quality of life in addition to relieving pain. As part of a well-rounded treatment plan, Dr. Todd Goldman may provide lifestyle advice to supplement and support chiropractic treatment. Changes in posture, exercise, and dietary changes can assist a recovery plan and help maintain overall wellness.
Lifestyle advice addresses a wide range of support including diet, nutritional guidance, exercise, proper movement and lifting techniques, how to prevent recreational and ergonomic work injuries, and sleep tips. These aspects create a balanced life, which can improve health, speed up healing, and maintain wellness.
Chiropractic Lifestyle Advice Can Assist with Common Health Issues
- High blood pressure
- Metabolic syndrome
- High cholesterol
- Type 2 diabetes
- Age-related conditions
Common practices can have a negative impact on our long-term health. For example, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), overweight backpacks are contributing significantly to back pain and causing it to start at an earlier age. An Italian study showed, 1 of 5,318 students between the ages of 6 to 19 found that schoolbags and backpacks were causing back pain at a younger age and with girls experiencing more severe pain than boys. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that backpack-related injuries caused more than 7,000 emergency room visits in 2001. Carrying less weight isn’t always an option so chiropractic lifestyle advice can demonstrate how to carry the weight in a safer manner, stretches to offset the weight, posture advice to avoid harmful compensation, etc. Learn tips related to using the proper backpack and read about all the signs you can use to tell if your backpack is a hazard to your health.
Let Total Chiropractic Care Provide You With a Personalized Plan
Similarly, about 10 million people suffer from osteoporosis and related medical conditions. Maintaining a healthy weight and proper mobility can help prevent falls and osteoporosis-related injuries. Combining lifestyle advice with chiropractic care can help patients achieve the full range of activities they want to enjoy. We view patients on a personal needs level. We also take pride in our goal to help our patients obtain total health.
For more information on lifestyle advice 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.