Marshall Chiropractic Blog
For a lot of us, the New Year is a chance to set goals and look towards the future of who we want to be. This includes a healthier version of ourselves. For most of us, there is always room to take better care of our bodies, get better sleep, and eat healthier food. With chiropractic care being an essential competent to your well-being (if it’s not, we invite you to schedule an appointment), along with that comes habits formed outside of the office.
This includes fitness training.
Now, before you run away at the sound of fitness training, we encourage you to stick around. Not all fitness programs are created equal and not all programs are made for everyone. The goal is to find a fitness program that works well for your body, your schedule, and what you want to achieve. Not everyone hits the gym because they want to lift a car over their head. Most people don’t. Most people are simply looking to stay active, drop weight, and maintain a level of health that matches their body and age.
Let’s take a look at the different options for fitness training!
Sometimes it’s hard to do things on your own. While some can be self-motivated, others need a little push. Group programs are a great way to ensure you are showing up and doing the work. The fitness trainers focus on motivating the entire group while also focusing on individual achievement. And, you have a community of people who want to see you reach your goals.
Body Weight Training
Think of a boot camp. Body weight training is popular among certain groups, particularly women. It doesn’t require any type of equipment and can be done almost anywhere, weather permitted. While there are boot camp programs around the city, there are also videos and online courses that will demonstrate what do do. Find the program that works best for you.
This is a little more serious. For those who are looking to lose weight and gain muscle mass, strength training is going to be for you. Strength training involves lifting and pushes you towards a greater physical condition than you have currently. There are different programs, both group and single, that can help you achieve your goal.
Yoga has become more and more common throughout the years as if provides both health and emotional benefits. Yoga is a complete body, soul, and mind workout. For those who are looking to relax, yet push their body towards a better lifestyle, yoga might be for you.
While these are just a few of the fitness programs out there, we encourage you to research and even try out different ones. We hope to see everyone achieve their health goals while also receiving chiropractor care to maintain a pain-free and adjusted body.
The medical industry is continually changing and evolving. Things like new advancements, technology, and innovation stir the world of medicine in a new and exciting direction. And chiropractic care is no exception.
Chiropractor care is changing and offering more to their patients than just spinal adjustments. Chiropractors pride themselves on being doctors who focus on the whole body and not just a certain part. While most people believe that all a chiropractor does is crack your back, there is more to it than that.
This type of treatment is providing much more than a spine adjustment. Massage therapy and services are also available to help loosen and bring healing to the body. In fact, a lot of what chiropractors do can be related to physical therapy.
Along with massages, chiropractors can also offer assistance when it comes to weight loss and healthy eating. For them, everything is connected to the body. Unhealthy weight gain can put a strain on the bones and the spine. Therefore, having a healthy diet and knowing what your weight should be is a priority for a chiropractor. With people eating more and more processed foods, it’s no secret that the majority of the population is gaining weight. Excessive weight gain can cause the body pain, along with other factors.
Don’t be surprised if chiropractors start offering additional services that deal with nutritional and healthy eating. As their goal is to ensure the body is on the right path for a pain-free life.
You can expect for the world of chiropractor care to keep changing and advancing. The goal is to see patients feel better, live better, and stay healthy throughout their years. Chiropractors are continual looking for better ways to treat patients and make sure their services stay relevant as the industry progresses.
Continue to look for better ways that chiropractors can serve you as a patient.
Chiropractors are known for treating sprains, strains, auto accident injuries and back problems. Though it was considered one time by other professionals not to be an effective treatment, thoughts concerning chiropractor care have changed. The treatment of spinal manipulation has become by standards mainstream and widely accepted across the globe by both adults and children. But the real question remains: Is chiropractor care only good for adjusting the spine. Most wonder if receiving chiropractic treatments provides additional health benefits along with the alignment of the body. The answer is yes.
In particular, chiropractor care has been proven to prevent heart disease. How? Medical research shows that the blood vessels and the heart are linked with to the central nervous system. This system controls your heart rate and blood pressure, which are two of the main components that contribute to the health of the heart. Chiropractic care and treatment impacts the nervous system positively. In this way, it can aid in preventing heart disease.
Other studies show that patients have seen an improvement in their blood pressure after receiving chiropractor treatment. Treatment can also reduce blood markers, that can lead to inflammation and cause problems. It improves the heart’s nerve function, reduces chest pain, improves the heart rate, and even lung functionality.
Now, chiropractor care does more than just improve your heart health. It prevents pain and can relieve certain symptoms that are making it difficult for the body to function as it should. Health benefits follow after continual and routine treatment with a chiropractor. Patients have the ability to function normally, gain more energy, and have the chance to prevent disease and injury before it takes place.
In order to protect the organs, the brain, and the skull, the brain stem and the spinal cord need to be in good health. Both are protected by the spine.
Contact our chiropractor to learn more about the health benefits of chiropractor care.
If you feel exhausted at the end of the day, are having constant neck pain, or headaches, it might be a result of poor head posture.
What is head posture? It is simply the position of the head, and yes, there is a proper way to position your head. When your head is positioned properly, the opening of your ear should be centered over your shoulder.
When your ear opening is off and located on the front of the shoulder, this is known as forward head posture, which can be the cause of neck pain and constant headaches.
When your head is off of position, unnecessary weight is on the muscles in your neck and the lower back. This is causing them to work harder than normal to keep your head up. We see this a lot for those who work in an office. Office lifestyle tends to cause employees to hunch over their desks and lean towards their computers. Other activities like, watching TV, playing video games, and driving for long periods of time can all be the cause of forward head posture.
Correcting the Problem
There are ways to correct the issue and avoid unnecessary back and neck pain.
- Considering receiving chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractor care can be a huge way to reverse forward head posture and reduce current pain. These treatments can also help in preventing future problems.
- Make it a habit to get up and stretch throughout your workday. Try to do it every 15-20 minutes.
- Focus on your posture! Be aware of how you're sitting and if you are leaning throughout the day.
- Make sure you are sleeping in a proper position. A chiropractor can help with that.
Any additional concerns can be answered by a chiropractor. Their knowledge of the spine and neck pain can help keep you safe and healthy.
Over the years, chiropractors have helped millions of patients with chronic pain, avoid disease, and increase overall health without the use of traditional methods or medication. The mission of the chiropractor is to promote healthy habits and to be proactive in making better choices cornering the body. While medication can be used to prevent symptoms, it does not prevent disease. Most of the time, even after medication, the underlining problem still remains. Western Medicine tends to rely heavily on medication and surgery solutions, instead of promoting long-term wellness solutions for patients. The goal of a chiropractor is to find the underlining problem and treat the disease.
Chiropractors focus on the spine, which is the source and disruptor of signals that are sent throughout different parts of the body. They treat the nervous system, which is a delicate system and vital to the health of the entire body. The spine is the reason we can walk upright, bend, twist, and turn. But because of the delicacy of the spine, vertebras can get pushed out of place and cause problems.
Chiropractors provide alignment when these happen. The alignment of the spine allows for the signals of the brain to be sent throughout the body without interference. The goal is to ensure everything is functioning at its full capacity. However, if alignments are not made, it can lead to health problems, chronic pain, and even immobility.
Instead of recommending medication as a resolve for everything, chiropractors propose that optimal health is the result of a properly functioning nervous system, healthy eating, good sleeping habits, exercise, and low-stress levels. Health can be achieved through natural means and allowing the body to function the way it was intended.
This type of treatment is focused on the whole body and ensuring health is achieved without the reliance on medication.
The foundation of chiropractic care and treatment is the movement and manipulation of the musculoskeletal structure. Chiropractors are focused on the alignment of the body, treating the whole person, and treating with methods that bring actual not relief, not a temporary solution. Your route to immediate pain relief can be found at a place where the treatment is non-invasive and brings real results.
The plan of treatment that is proposed by the chiropractor is always focused on the whole person, not just the point of pain. The goal is to bring alignment to enable the body to heal itself. Pain relief comes through the body’s natural means of recovery and chiropractic care helps that process along. These techniques were developed to treat the entire person.
Neck pain is by far one of the most common irritation that people go through and can happen for several different reasons. While some rely on pain medication, chiropractic care using non-medicated solutions. Studies show that patient who took pain medication vs those who sought chiropractic care had only a 38% reduction in pain, while chiropractor patients had a 75% reduction in pain.
For those seeking immediate relief, scheduling a chiropractor appointment is encouraged. Most pains are caused by everyday activities and habits that most people have. Things like stress and bad posture can contribute to back and neck pain. Proper alignment of these components can bring immediate relief. While some patients might feel it right away, others undergo treatment for a few weeks and start to see results.
Time to See Us
Whether it’s neck pain, back pain, and or headaches, seeing a chiropractor can help. This care allows patients to receive pain relief without surgery or constantly taking pain medication.
Studies show that 76 million people in the United States alone suffer and live with chronic pain.
With adults, over 60% have had it over a year. The common pain types include neck pain, back pain, and headaches. Most patients rely upon medication to deal with their pain and receive a prescription. While it’s known that these solutions bring some relief to patients, they are not the only option out there. Research shows that patients who receive chiropractic care combined with exercise, and a change in certain habits, have found pain relief without the use of heavy medication.
Are Natural Options Better?
Chiropractic care is a natural treatment that focuses on helping the body follow it’s course of healing itself. Prescription drugs, however, present the risk of side effects. While medication can aid for the temporary relief of pain, other side effects might follow because of their intake.
This includes things like hormonal imbalance, increased, depression, weakened the immune system, or drug dependence.
While medication can bring some relief, relying on drugs can be a dangerous habit and not provide the true healing that the body needs to be pain-free.
As mentioned above, chiropractic care focused on a natural route. The alignment of the spine allows for body components to function properly and therefore, operating the way they need to help the body. This self-heal will help against headaches, chronic pain, stress, and other problems that might be occurring within the body.
Studies show that patients who received chiropractor care for twelve weeks or longer received a greater reduction in pain than those who didn’t. Depending on the pain, the length, and the frequency of the treatment, patients receive different levels of efficacy.
Treatment has been proven to improve range of motion, posture, lower stress levels, and encourage healthy habits for patients.
Perhaps its time to try chiropractor care as opposed to heavy medication.
Studies show that 80% of people in the US experience back pain at some point in their lives.
It’s not always clear the reason why or what the main connection is to the pain. It’s common for patients to seek relief from the pain, but that is part of the problem.
Patients often only come to see a chiropractor or any type of pain doctor after the pain has started. This is a mistake.
While you should seek medical attention when you are experiencing pain, we need to start trying our spine like our teeth.
What do we mean by that?
Regularly check-ups and treatments.
You wouldn’t go see a dentist just when your teeth are hurting or there’s a problem. Most people keep a regular schedule for teeth inspection, teeth cleanings, and teeth care. This does a lot of things, but mainly it allows the dentist to see if anything is off.
The same is true of chiropractors.
Having a regular check-up with a chiropractor allows for necessary adjustments and for the chiropractor to see if anything is off. Most people wait too long before coming to see a chiropractor. And while the pain can be treated, it’s better to catch a problem early on. Treatment can be shortened and time enduring pain can be lessened.
Where most people don’t think of their spine like their teeth, it is a healthy habit that should be acquired. Our goal is to keep a close eye on patients and make sure issues are spotted before they started.
When patients start treating chiropractors as a monthly doctor, they will find a less chance of getting pain or spine misalignment. Choosing to have a family chiropractor you can trust and rely on can provide positive change in your life and body.
Marshall Chiropractic will partner with local organizations to feed and clothe the homeless this holiday season.
This holiday season, Marshall Chiropractic, a Tulsa Chiropractor and Wellness Clinic, is partnering with other local organizations to make this winter a little warmer for a few of the homeless in our city. Over the next few weeks Dr. Marshall and his staff are asking their patrons to bring in gently used items to help make this winter less brutal for a few less fortunate. So, from now until December 1, Marshall Chiropractic is asking for simple donations. Winter hats, scarves, gloves or coats that are still in good condition.
It’s the heart of our clinic to see everyone prosper and we aren’t alone. This year Marshall Chiropractic is joining forces with an organization called . is non-profit organization started in 2015. It was started by Veterans in order to give back to their community. Many of the volunteers are even veterans themselves and some of them have dealt with homelessness in their personal lives. Their hearts of compassion for others in their city shows in everything they do.
Some people cannot get to the location for the hot meal. So, food, water and hygiene items are personally delivered to others around the city. In the last year, over 1300 hygiene bags have been donated and passed out. There have also been over 800 pizzas given away.
The goal of a chiropractor is to not only to provide the patient with ideal treatment but to equip them with the knowledge they need to live a better, healthier life. This means that your quest for health and a pain-free life must go beyond the four walls of the practice. Following a few simple tips can help maintain your health, keep the risk of injury down, and improve your overall life. Let’s take a look.
A daily stretch can do wonders for your body, muscles, and even your injuries. Stretching, properly, can help get your body ready for the day. Whether you sit all down, are a full-time parent, or are on your feet, stretching can help prepare you. Be sure to speak with your chiropractor on proper stretching positions.
No More Sit-Ups
Studies have shown that sit-ups are terrible for your lower back. It’s true that a strong core and abdominal can help reduce pain in your back. But traditional crunches can make matters worse. There are other ways to strengthen your core. Planks are a great example and are much better for your back than sit-ups.
This is a great habit to build, especially for patients who sit all day at work. The hamstrings can get locked up from sitting all day and it’s important to get them stretched out throughout the day. Sitting all day can cause misalignments in the spine and lead to low back pain. Learn more about the proper way to stretch out your hamstrings. It could just change your life.
Sleeping on Your Stomach
According to research, sleeping on your stomach is the worst position to sleep in. It creates neck strain and can lead to back pain. It’s better to sleep on your back with pillows under your knees or on your side with the pillows in-between your knees.
Good posture is one of the main keys to remaining healthy and your back to remain aligned. Whether you're hunching over on your desk or staring down at your phone, be aware of your posture.
By following these few simple tips you might find back pain relief and prevention. Get more tips from our chiropractor staff.