Recently, we've all had to be more focused on our health than we usually are. The recent pandemic is something we have not previously experienced. Now healthy habits aren't just desirable, they are essential for survival. Following the Science Avoiding sick people, frequent hand washing, sanitizing surfaces, staying home when you are sick, masking when appropriate, and coughing and … [Read more...] about Stay Healthy, Stay Safe!
We here at Alexander Chiropractic want to reach out and tell everyone what a great job you are doing to stem the spike of the enemy virus !We also want you to know that we are proud to say how well we are doing with our Chiropractic Clinic sanitizing of everything touchable here at the clinic, and want you to know that we are on board with you staying safe. You will see no sign in board here, so … [Read more...] about Updates from Our Clinic
Dear Houston Community, We are taking steps to ensure the welfare of our office and staff at Alexander Chiropractic. The reason we have not closed, and have no plans to at this time, is that chiropractic is considered an essential health care service. The #1 thing we all must work towards is keeping the ER, Urgent Care, and medical care as clear and open as possible. Chiropractic plays a … [Read more...] about An Urgent Message from Dr. Alex – During COVID 19
From Our December newsletter: Spinal health influences almost every region of your body. Studies show that after getting a chiropractic adjustment, your body triggers an increase in hormones such as neurotensin, oxytocin, and cortisol. These hormones are involved in positive nervous system functioning. As you can imagine, spinal adjustment can have a positive impact by triggering these … [Read more...] about Chiropractic and Insomnia
March is Spring Break, and ALSO Scoliosis Detection Month, here at Alexander Chiropractic. We are here to check out your kids, ages 7-18 for scoliosis, or other problems that could save them from a lifetime of orthopedic problems. We typically first screen kids for scoliosis at the ages of 6 to 8. We have found scoliosis, treated it, and seen the results on XRay. Remember, … [Read more...] about Scoliosis Detection
The term “pinched nerve” is somewhat of a catch-all phrase that is commonly used to describe the pain associated with a variety of conditions from subluxations, to tunnel syndromes to the referred pain from trigger points. Most of the time, what is called a pinched nerve is actually an irritated, or inflamed nerve where the nerve itself is not actually pinched. In most cases, nerves become … [Read more...] about Pinched Nerve
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
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