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Fancy or Flimsy: Footwear Choice Makes a Big Difference in Back Pain

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When it comes to footwear, what comes first: style or function?

For many of us, answering honestly, it would be style, right? We often choose shoes on the basis of their good looks, perhaps even the brand, before considering how those shoes will support our entire body. But shoes must be looked at as part of the big picture!The fact is, walking is the action with the most potential for reptitive trauma for our entire body. We should strive to walk about 10,000 steps a day; falling short of this, we are still striking the ground thousands of times per day. Each steps represents an opportunity to reinforce patterns of shock that travel up the body, affecting every joint in the lower body and spine. 

Read more: Fancy or Flimsy: Footwear Choice Makes a Big Difference in Back Pain

Treating Back Pain with Nonsurgical Decompression Therapy

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Decompression is a powerful force for your health

Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a mouthful of a term that generally brings to mind thoughts of surgery or being strapped to a scary table. The truth is, spinal decompression is an all-star modality that helps people naturally manage back pain related to the following conditions: 

  • Sciatica
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Facet joint syndrome

And while you can actually create a decompressive effect yourself by performing certain stretches (child’s pose for example), instrument-assisted decompression increases the benefit. Read on to find out how.

Read more: Treating Back Pain with Nonsurgical Decompression Therapy

Your Best Golf Season Yet with Chiropractic

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Golf is biomechanics at its finest

And the benefit to your body is undeniable! People of all ages use golf as a gentle form of physical exercise and and an extreme test of discipline. It is a game that strikes at the heart of the human experience, where we compete against ourselves to maintain control of our minds and motor control. Along the way, our body is being challenged by a number of motions which are completely unique to the sport- many of these motions carry the potential for injury. Upon deeper investigation, the exercise may not be as gentle as it seems...

Read more: Your Best Golf Season Yet with Chiropractic

The Role of Hydration in Spinal Health

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What will it take to get you drinking the appropriate amount of water? 

Every cell in your body contains water, and relies on water to perform basic cellular functions that keep you functioning. But why stop at functioning? Why not strive to thrive? Hydration is one of the fastest ways you can improve overall health and, as we will find below, it has extremely important applications in spinal health. And all you have to do is pick up a glass (or preferably a reusable water bottle) and drink! 

Read more: The Role of Hydration in Spinal Health

Chiropractic for Athletes in Milpitas

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Feeling your best starts with exercise

The Olympics are an unparalleled display of the power of sports in the human experience. We watch these athletes, who have dedicated their entire lives to their sport, reach for the pinnacle of perfection. But the greater extrapolation that we see is the happiness and sportsmanship inherent in each event; it shows us that sports, and even simple exercise, are incredibly important for maintaining a high level of well being. There is a neurological reason for this, including: 

  • the release of endorphins, which fight stress and pain, and make you feel happier
  • the release of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor, a protein that has a restorative effect on brain function.

These two factors are why we often feel a reset-effect after exercising. So we can agree that the pursuit of exercise is important- how can chiropractors help athletes maximize their musculoskeletal advantage?

Read more: Chiropractic for Athletes in Milpitas


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