Chiropractor Asheville – Neck Pain Relief

Nothing more frustrating than to have to stop exercising and not be able to do the hobbies and crafts you enjoy because of neck and shoulder pain.  This is what happened to Alyssa.  When Alyssa first came to our office, she was experiencing moderate to severe neck pain that radiated into her shoulder, midback and down her arms.  This is a drag for anyone, especially when your job is that of a potter, like Alyssa.  Upon performing an exam and X-Rays, we discovered that Alyssa had lost her normal lordotic cervical curve.  This happens commonly when we engage in hobbies that require us to look down for long periods of time, which was the case for Alyssa.  Liste to this video to hear how Alyssa has recovered from her neck, mid back, and shoulder pain and what she is able to do now!
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Chiropractor Asheville – Are dairy products good for you and your body?

Did you grow up on milk like I did?  Most of us have been raised on milk and could not even fathom giving it up.  However, research is showing us more and more evidence that we should reconsider putting milk in our cereal.  In fact, we may want to start using fermented products instead.
What makes milk less healthful than its fermented counterparts? Watch this video to learn more.
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Chiropractor Asheville – Are dairy products healthful or harmful?

Humans have made fermented dairy products such as cheese and plain yogurt for more than 8000 years, yet there continues to be much controversy over whether dairy products are healthful or harmful. Watch this video now and find out whether dairy products are messing with you. Click the Read More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.

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Asheville Chiropractor – Numbness No More!

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SUCH a NUISANCE! 

Numbness and tingling in your hands, feet or anywhere in your body can be a nuisance. It can be very difficult to use your extremities or to do activities like exercising, which was happening to Caitlin. Caitlin was experiencing numbness in her hands and feet on a regular basis. It became difficult for her to exercise so she gave up her workouts. This is all too common and can be resolved if the cause of the numbness and tingling is identified. Which is exactly what we did for Caitlin.

EVERYTHING happens for a reason.

There can be a number of reasons why your extremity is experiencing numbness and tingling. Some of those causes are pressure on a nerve in your cervical spine, muscle spasms in the forearm, injury to the shoulder, trigger points and adhesions in the neck, shoulder or arm, carpal tunnel or an autoimmune disease called Raynaud’s Phenomenon. Identifying the source of the problem involves performing a thorough evaluation, the range of motion tests, orthopedic tests, direct palpation, and X-Rays.

It is COMMON, but NOT NORMAL.

One of the most common sources of this problem is a decreased cervical curve and forward head posture. With the use of computers, mobile devices and the amount of sitting we do, this abnormal posture is becoming all too common. The normal cervical curve ranges from 35-45 degrees in the human spine with a zero mm head forward posture. When your curve is reduced and/or your head is shifted forward, there is a lot of pressure put on the muscles that attach to the occiput and the cervical bones. That alone can cause tension in the neck, head, and shoulders, headaches, stiffness and decreased the range of motion. In addition, there is a plexus of nerves that exit the lower cervical spine. This network of nerves runs across the shoulder and down into the arms and hands. When we have a loss of cervical curve and/or forward head posture, we will have muscle tension and pressure on the brachial plexus. This is one of the most common sources of numbness and tingling in the hands and arms.

NUMBNESS NO MORE!

Once the source is found, a chiropractor can work to resolve the issue. This may involve chiropractic adjustments, therapies to reduce muscle spasms, hands-on trigger point release to break up adhesions and cervical curve correction. In addition, home stretches, exercises, and modifications to your desk should be given to help you maintain the correction long lasting. Once you know, you know! People like Caitlin do not have to give up healthy activities for these problems. They just need to find a Chiropractor that can help them find the source of the problem and fix it. If you are experiencing numbness and tingling in your body, get checked by a Chiropractor. You may be missing out on all the fun because you just didn’t know what you now know!

 

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Chiropractor Asheville – Lifestyle Changes Sooner than Later

It is never too late to get healthy!

Do you know the basics of a positive lifestyle change that can add quality years to your life? Watch this video now and learn what it takes. Click the Red More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.
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Chiropractor Asheville – Tips to Reduce Knots in Your Back

Hey!  It’s Your Asheville Chiropractors!

Knots in Your Back?

You all know how much Dr. Bryan and I LOVE working out your KNOTS!!!

Knots that form in your muscles are called Trigger Points. You have heard us talk about these knots.  You may have even experienced the pain of our elbows on these knots… 🙂 These Trigger Points are commonly found in certain spots in your muscles. When pressed, these points are tender and can refer pain. Releasing these points can help reduce your pain and increase your range of motion.

Watch this video to learn how to reduce your trigger points in your upper back muscles in 8 easy steps.

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Fasting for Fast Weight Loss?

There are so many options when it comes to dieting and losing weight. Fasting is becoming popular and is worth looking into the health benefits and risks before you start this kind of regimen.

In this video, I discuss the recent research revolving around the benefits and the risks of long-term fasting versus intermittent partial day fasting and evening fasting. You may be causing more harm then good if you fast incorrectly. Watch this video for more information on fasting!

 

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Recent research is giving us insight into fasting and how effective and safe it really is. Check out the benefits and the risks of long-term fasting versus intermittent partial day fasting and evening fasting. You may be causing more harm then good if you fast incorrectly. Watch this video for more information on fasting!

A recent study presented at the European Society of Endocrinology meeting found that three months of alternating 24-hours of fasting on one day and eating unrestricted food on the next day caused rats to eat less total food and lose total body fat, but the rats also developed signs of becoming diabetic.

The data showed that extended fasting periods increases free radical production that damages cells that can increase the risk for diabetes.

Intermittent fasting, fasting for less than 24 hours, produces no cell damage and also works for weight loss.

After fasting for more than eight hours, you start to lose body fat because your body is forced to change temporarily from its main energy source of the sugar, glucose, to the fat in your body.

Alternate-day partial fasting has been shown in many studies to help people lose more weight than just restricting calories every day.

Fasting overnight, by avoiding eating in the evening and overnight, is an effective way to lower high blood sugar levels, and high insulin levels, promote weight loss and reduces your chances of heart attacks, strokes, and certain cancers.

If you are thinking about integrating fasting into your life, check with your doctor if you are diabetic, have low blood pressure, take medications, are underweight, have eating disorders, or are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breastfeeding an infant.

 

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Chiropractor Asheville – 5 BEST BENEFITS of Chiropractic

5 Best Benefits of Chiropractic!

Maybe you have never been to a chiropractor. Perhaps you are going to a chiropractor, you just don’t know all of the possible benefits of the adjustment. So many times a patient comes in for one problem and discover that other issues resolve. This is because the chiropractic adjustment influences the entire nervous system, which controls your whole body. Check this video out to hear the 5 Best Benefits of Chiropractic!

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Finding a good chiropractor is important for anyone who desires to take a proactive approach to protect their health.

Here are the 5 BEST BENEFITS of chiropractic adjustments supported by evidence from medical research studies, systematic reviews and case studies.

1. Sciatica:

The European Spine Journal published findings from a clinical trial showing chiropractic adjustments resulted in a 72% success rate in treating sciatica-related symptoms compared to a 20% success rate from treatment with physical therapy, and a 50% success rate from corticosteroid injections.

2. Low Back Pain and Neck Pain:

A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found patients with chronic low-back pain treated by chiropractors showed greater improvement and satisfaction one month following treatment compared to patients treated by family physicians.

3. Headaches (Tension and Migraine):

Over 230 peer-reviewed referenced chiropractic’s ability to help cure, prevent and ease the burden of headaches and migraines in people around the world.

4. Colic, Acid Reflux and Ear Infections in Children:

A 2011 systematic review published in the journal Explore found that chiropractic adjustments helped greatly reduce colic symptoms.

5. Neurological Conditions:

Current research being conducted via upright MRI scans is supporting how upper cervical adjustments affect various brain-based conditions.

One of the greatest benefits of chiropractic care is that it is a drug-free path to healing the body naturally.

Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care.

Visit your chiropractor regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning at 100%.

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Chiropractor Asheville Drink Water for Heart Health

How Much Water Should We Drink Every Day?

Did you know you get approximately 1 liter (4 cups) of water from a daily consumption of foods like fruits and vegetables as well as water your body makes?

So how much water should you be drinking daily to stay healthy?

In an Adventist Health Study, involving 20,000 men and women, those drinking 5 or more glasses of water a day had about half the risk of dying from heart disease compared to those who drank 2 or fewer glasses daily.

This study may suggest daily water intake lowers blood viscosity (blood thickness).

Click on this link to see more on this topic: https://nutritionfacts.org/2017/05/25/how-much-water-should-we-drink-every-day/

Taking into account your lifestyle, including a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables and daily moderate exercise at moderate ambient temperature, authorities from Europe, the U.S. Institute of Medicine, and the World Health Organization recommend 2.0 to 2.7 liters (8 to 11 cups) of water a day for women and 2.5 to 3.7 liters (10 to 15 cups) a day for men.

Remember your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.

Visit your chiropractor regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning at 100%.

 

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Chiropractor Asheville – Can Exercise Really Keep You Young?

According to new studies, remaining physically active as we grow older could help to keep our muscles and immune systems fit and healthy. Watch this video and see the proof. Click the Red More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.

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