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Can sleep really affect my pain?
You BET it can!
Whether you suffer from back pain, leg pain, joint pain or chronic pain, sleep position can have profound affect on both worsening and alleviating medical conditions. Have you ever stopped to think about how you sleep at night? A good night’s sleep allows your body to repair and rejuvenate as it prepares for another day. 
-Q: What should I consider if I sleep on my back?
A: If you choose to sleep on your back, your lower back can arch too much and increase pressure on your spine. To combat this, bend your knees slightly upwards. Try using a few pillows underneath your knees to help maintain this position throughout the night. 
-Q: Should I consider sleeping on my side?
A: This is usually the most desired sleeping position because it keeps the spine in the best alignment. Try not to curl up in a ball, however; the spine should stay in a neutral spine alignment from the neck all the way down.
Little changes here and there can go a LONG way, feel free to comment or inbox us with any questions we are always available. 
#chiropractic   #chiropracticcare   #pain   #sleep  
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WHIPLASH: is the term used to describe the injuries that occur when the neck is suddenly and violently snapped in one direction and then another, similar to the movement of a whip. This type of injury is commonly seen in chiropractors’ offices across the country and is most often associated with auto accidents. Here are 6 whiplash facts that all of us here at Johnson Medical Center want you to know.

1. Whiplash can occur at speeds of only 5 miles per hour. Most rear end impacts occur when the vehicle is traveling at 6 to 12 miles per hour.
2. Just because your car is fine doesn’t mean that you are. Most cars are built to withstand an impact of up to 10 miles per hour. Your body on the other hand, is not.
3. About one out of every 10 patients diagnosed with whiplash become completely disabled after their injury and half of all whiplash patients require some type of long term medical care that’s directly related to their injuries.
4. Whiplash symptoms DO NOT always show up right away. They can appear anywhere from two hours after initial trauma to days later. 
5. Vehicle accidents aren’t the only way to develop whiplash. While being rear ended in an auto accident is the most likely cause of whiplash, it’s not the only way to develop this injury. Many athletic activities can result in whiplash, including gymnastics, boxing and football. If you regularly engage in contact sports, familiarize yourself with the signs of whiplash.
6. If you have whiplash, immobilizing the neck and going on bed rest may be one of the worst treatment options available. Most chiropractors suggest taking an active stance against whiplash and encourage heat and ice therapy, along with exercises in addition to regular adjustments.
#healthyliving   #health   #chiropractic   #whiplashinjuries   #pain   #tips   #facts  
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A few great ideas to share with everyone!!!
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Understanding your headaches:
The most common cause of headaches lies within the spinal column. These headaches are commonly referred to as cervicogenic headaches and come about as a result of pressure on the nerves of the neck, upper back and head. When these nerves become irritated and inflamed it can lead to muscle spasms which then bring on headaches. Many times the problem stems from physical trauma, postural issues, bad habits, and even emotional stress. Chiropractic treatments help to return normal movement to the area and can break the cycle of pain.
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The great ice vs heat debate! What to use and when to use it?
Ice is for injuries, and heat is for muscles.

Ice is for injuries — calming down damaged tissues that are inflamed, red, hot and swollen. The inflammatory process is a healthy, normal, natural process … that also happens to be incredibly painful. Icing is mostly just a mild, drugless way of controlling the pain of inflammation.

Heat is for muscles — taking the edge off the pain of whole muscle spasms and trigger points (localized spasms, or muscle knots), and for easing psychological stress (which can be a major factor in many pain problems)
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Stretching and How it can Affect You

Your body needs the ability to complete simple everyday tasks, such as reaching to that top shelf for a book or picking something off the ground you might have dropped, all of which require flexibility. You might discover that your body has trouble performing even these incredibly simple day to day tasks. It means that you need to stretch your limits. There is an easy fix that just needs a well thought out stretch plan.
The loss of range of motion can come from many things like old injuries, car accidents and a lack of movement or inactivity. People tend to ignore symptoms of discomfort or the increase of difficulty to perform tasks and wait to seek treatment or care when the pain becomes unbearable. With some simple stretches, pain and discomfort will be only a memory!
What you can gain by adding a simple stretch routine to your day has a great opportunity to benefit your health by:

*Increasing range of motion 
*increase power 
*Minimize muscle tension.
*Increase blood flow
*help decrease pain 

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Unlock your full potential. Comment below and ask me how! #AIS   #massagetherapy   #chiropractic   #chiropractor   #health   #fitness  
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Massage has the following benefits:
Increases circulation;
enhances the immune system;
promotes nervous system functioning;
reduces blood pressure;
relieves pain and muscle tension;
improves mood, intellectual reasoning and job performance;
assists with easing labor and delivery for expectant mothers.
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Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a technique that helps people maximize the effectiveness of stretching without causing the sort of discomfort that keeps a lot of us away from it. Just a few symptoms AIS can assist/eliminate:
Arthritis
Tendonitis
Headaches
Muscular Injuries
Ligament Injuries
Frozen Shoulder
Neck Pain
Lower Back Pain
Plantar Fasciitis
Heel Spurs
Poor Circulation
#chiropractic   #chiropractor   #AIS   #health   #fitnessmotivation   #fitnesstips  
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