STRESS Modern life is full of pressure, stress and frustration. Worrying about your job security, being overworked, driving in rush-hour traffic, arguing with your spouse — all these create stress. According to a recent survey by the American Psychology Association, fifty-four percent of Americans are concerned about the level of stress in their everyday lives and two-thirds of … [Read more...] about Stress… and more stress.. and the Effect on Your Body!
Stress may be a trigger, but certain foods, odors, menstrual periods, and changes in weather are among many factors that may also trigger headache. Emotional factors such as depression, anxiety, frustration, letdown, and even pleasant excitement may be associated with developing a headache. Keeping a headache diary will help you determine whether factors such as food, change in weather, … [Read more...] about Headache Triggers
STRESS! It affects everyone. Here are a few simple techniques that you can use wherever you are to help reduce that stress. Relaxed breathing Have you ever noticed how you breathe when you’re stressed? Stress typically causes rapid, shallow breathing. This kind of breathing sustains other aspects of the stress response, such as rapid heart rate and perspiration. If you can get control … [Read more...] about Simple Stress-Relieving Techniques
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It runs from your pelvis, through your hip area and buttocks and down each leg. The sciatic nerve branches into smaller nerves as it travels down the legs providing feeling to your thighs, legs, and feet as well as controlling many of the muscles in your lower legs. The term sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of … [Read more...] about SCIATICA AND CHIROPRACTIC (From our January Patient Newsletter)
Here is a recipe from our December newsletter! Gourmet Open-Faced Salmon Sandwich Open-faced sandwiches are great for cutting out extra calories while trying to lose weight. This recipe calls for sprouted grain bread, which is flourless bread that is densely packed with nutrients. Store your sprouted grain bread in the freezer, since it is made without preservatives or chemicals to promote … [Read more...] about Healthy Eating! Open-Faced Salmon Sandwich
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is characterized by mood swings, swollen abdomen, headaches, back pain, food cravings, fatigue, irritability or depression in the days before a woman’s monthly period. The severity of these symptoms can range from mild to incapacitating and may last from a couple of days to two weeks. It has been estimated that three of every four menstruating women experience some … [Read more...] about PMS and Chiropractic
Headache Trigger Points- Trigger point therapy for headaches tends to involve four muscles: the Splenius muscles, the Suboccipitals, the Sternocleidomastoid (SCM) and the Trapezius. Trigger points in the Splenius muscles are a common cause of headache pain that travels through the head to the back of the eye, as well as to the top of the head. The Suboccipitals are actually a … [Read more...] about All About “Trigger Points” and Pain
What is the single most common cause of joint degeneration in the spine? Many people will automatically reply "old age". But the truth is, joint degeneration starts way before that. Remember these three basic concepts! In spinal columns, MOTION IS FUNCTION. LACK OF MOTION is DYSFUNCTION. FROZEN SPINAL JOINTS CAUSE ARTHRITIS to occur. Loss of vertebral motion is the … [Read more...] about The Basics of Good Spinal Health!
Driving long distances can be hard on the neck and back. To reduce stress, follow these tips: 1. Make sure that your seat is positioned correctly. You should be a proper distance away. Too far away from the gas petal and you will be putting unnecessary strain on your low back and sciatic nerve. Too close and you will risk injury from an airbag inflation. You should be at a comfortable … [Read more...] about Take Care of your Back & Neck when Behind the Wheel
Contains information about insomnia and pregnancy tips! Check it out! AlexChiro May 2015 newsletter. Alexander Chiropractic - Spring Texas We Educate & Create Wellness. www.alexchiro.com … [Read more...] about Our May Newsletter!