GENTLE CHIROPRACTIC METHODS – COX FLEXION DISTRACTION – CHIROPRACTOR’S ADVICE…

Due to the sedentary lifestyle, the spine of the modern man is suffering enormous pressure. Almost every one of us has some back problems. Quite simply, a human spine is not made for sitting most of the time.

When they invented the chair, people created a trigger for many health problems. Like any other civilization achievement, chairs make our lives easier, but they also create additional troubles due to too much time spent sitting and too little physical activity.

Walking doesn’t take much effort; how it can be beneficial for your spinal cord, check below:

https://www.spine-health.com/blog/2-reasons-why-walking-good-your-lower-back

Even when we are physically active at home, at work, or training, we often do it in the wrong way. That is why back pain occurs. Even worse, we suffer the effects of pressure on the nerves from the spine. Often, we are not aware that the cause of many health conditions can be the spine.

WHAT IS FLEXION DISTRACTION TECHNIQUE?

 Chiropractic is an alternative counterpart to conventional treatment. This method has been medically recognized as an additional aid in the treatment of spinal disorders. Its focus is on the spine, vertebrae, and nerve tissues around them. These nerves are in charge of the extremities and functioning of most organs; any of the disorders related to the spine can cause pain and discomfort in other body parts.

One of the most well-known techniques used to restore the correlation between vertebrae and nerves is Cox flexion distraction. Trained therapists use specialized tables for manipulating the spine. By gentle up-down and side-by-side flexion, these passive movements in the lumbar area are solving misalignments. The patient is completely relaxed and does not move his muscles.

As one of the most gentle chiropractic methods, it aims to improve the volume of movement in the spine, increase the space between the joints, and further remove the pressure from the discs and nerves. It also boosts blood and nutrient flow between vertebrae and restores synapse function.

TIPS FOR CHIROPRACTIC FIRST-TIMERS

People, because of ignorance and insufficient information, generally have the wrong image of chiropractic. When you mention chiropractor, most people think you are going for a little massage, and you’re good to go. Although this theory of ‘magical, healing hands’ would be nice, the reality is not that simple. So a chiropractor is not a regular masseur who has nothing more than a table and scented candles in the office. Reputable chiropractic centers generally have a wide choice of services.

In reputable chiropractic medical center, you’ll get your diagnose first. You should bring all your medical reports. A good chiropractor values the opinion of an expert doctor and bases the therapy on it. For the treatment of a diagnosed disease, they usually apply various methods, such as Cox flexion distraction and magnet or laser therapy. 

Both healthy and sick people should visit chiropractors. Read here why professional athletes rely on chiropractic care as prevention from injuries. Although many still doubt this method, it is almost entirely safe if you go to trusted places and let the certified experts manipulate your spine. 

WHEN AND WHY AVOID THIS TECHNIQUE

 Like any natural method, chiropractic is generally considered harmless. However, there is always a chance for certain complications to occur, especially since people diagnosed with specific health conditions should avoid this treatment.

Primarily, those who should not undergo any type of chiropractic are people with osteoporosis. Due to the brittleness of their bones, although unlikely, there is a chance that the condition will worsen. Also, people who suffer from severe chronic illness or have recently had surgery are not eligible for chiropractic treatment. 

Some of the relative contraindications to the therapist’s work are also bone fractures, open wounds, some systemic diseases, heartproblems, and advanced-stage tumors. Although there’s no age limit for people to visit chiropractors, older people of ruined health should skip this treatment.

 Many spinal problems can be solved naturally without the use of medication and surgery. If the patient undergoes a procedure that is not necessary, the condition may worsen, which is an introduction to the more complicated and uncertain healing process. Surgery should be the last option, and before that, patients should try chiropractic.

 

FOOT AND ANKLE PROBLEMS…

This year it’s been a bit of an uphill struggle with my health which is all mechanical but the pain has not been where I usually get my pain.

I had successful surgery in April for a trapped ulnar nerve in my elbow which has healed well and now have no pain from it, then a few weeks later I started having pain on the outside of my foot.

I treated it like any other foot problem with ibuprofen and rest but it didn’t help much so I popped to A&E to check it wasn’t a small stress fracture but the x-ray showed nothing. I was told it was probably a sprain and to keep it strapped up and carry on doing what I was already doing as it can take a few weeks to settle down.

As the weeks went on the pain stayed so I then decided a visit to my GP was my next move who immediately said that she thought I had a neuroma and referred me to see a Podiatric Surgeon.

My Consultant Podiatric Surgeon,  Mr. Julien Pavier who is a very gentle, kind and understanding man found the neuroma straight away and felt that my pain around my ankle was probably referred pain from the neuroma. He then sent me for a scan and steroid injection into the neuroma. 

The pain relief was immediate which apparently is a great sign that he had hit the spot (as they say).

Four weeks on from the injection my foot started to play up again and over a week came back as before but only on the outside of my foot and ankle. My follow-up appointment was due so I decided to just treat it like I had done before until I saw Mr. Pavier. 

When he touched the neuroma I could feel the lump but did not get any pain but when he pressed around the ankle area and outside of my foot I felt a lot of pain. He said he thought that the pain was from another problem and not from the neuroma and wants me to have another scan and if it shows up then another steroid injection into that area to settle it down. He thinks that I have probably ruptured a tendon (Peroneus Brevis).

 

He said it could have come from the way I was walking, which really didn’t surprise me as my left gait is not correct due to my low back surgeries but I am now starting to walk with a limp.

Getting low and fed up with chronic pain in inevitable for anyone but coping with new and extra pain can be a bit disheartening but I’m sure after my next injection I will be free from pain again and back to normal, or as normal as life can be in chronic pain.

The English tradition of ‘keeping ones pecker up’ is something I think you can either do or not, for me there’s no other way, life’s too short to dwell on it. 

TOP TEN OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS THAT CAN CAUSE BACK PAIN

Apparently, sleeping policeman can be one of the worst culprits so driving can be quite high on the list.

People in the construction industry due to all the lifting of heavy goods.

Cooks as they have to lift heavy pans of vegetables.

Cleaners as they have to bend and stretch so much.

Joiners as there are heavy objects to lift and awkward positions to work in.

Store check out personnel as work requires workers to stand in one place for a long time.

Extensive driving, particularly in the haulage business.

Construction workers personnel who climb ladders or work on scaffolds are at risk for falling.

Nursing home workers, including nurses as transferring a patient between their bed, bathtub, and toilet requires lifting, carrying, holding, pulling, pushing, and turning.

Dentists and Surgeons as both professions require prolonged standing, stooping, bending, and awkward body positioning.

 

 

BEYOND THE BACK – BOOK REVIEW…

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Beyond the Back: The Chiropractic Alternative For Conditions Beyond Back Pain: 9 Top Chiropractors Share How They Help Patients Avoid Drugs and Surgery Naturally…

Written by nine chiropractors –  Suzanne Doyle-Ingram (Author), Steve Polenz (Author), David Sundy (Author), Stephane Provencher (Author), Gil Desaulniers (Author), Matt Thompson (Author), Jessica Thompson (Author), Jeff Pereverzoff (Author), Marion Constantinides (Author), Victor Dolan (Author) only available on Kindle.

Beyond the Back focuses on the various solutions that chiropractic care offers – besides back pain. In this book, you will learn:

•How Chiropractic can help you have more energy and get more out of life
•How Chiropractic can help you have a healthy pregnancy
•How to raise Superkids
•What are Epigenetics?
•How Chiropractic can heal knee injuries naturally
•How Chiropractic can help multi-generational families
•The Benefits of Applied Kinesiology
•Chiropractic care for athletes

Because most of the general population thinks of Chiropractors as back pain specialists, many people are simply not aware of all the other aspects of health that Chiropractic can improve. In fact, in some cases, Chiropractors can help their patients get off medications entirely and even avoid surgery.

For me on a personal note I was looked after by a Chiropractor in my younger years for many years until he was unable to get me straight any more and so I had to resort to surgery. I have recommended Chiropractors to people suffering from joint problems many times and some had great results.

The section on Pregnancy is a great chapter for mum’s to be and I wished I had known about Chiropractors before my first born. The questions and answer sections on how a Chiropractor can even give you more energy will ring a bell with most people. At the moment it’s only available on Kindle format but well worth a read if you have a Kindle to download it onto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORE NEWS ON THE BACK CARE AWARENESS WEEK…

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As you saw from my previous post the Back Care Awareness Week 2016 was highlighting  on carers and they were delighted with radio coverage they had across the UK.

BackCare UK stated that ‘ this year we exceeded our expectations, Dr. Brian Hammond on regional and national radio interviews discuss how BackCare UK is raising awareness of the reality of back pain in young carers and the various steps that can be taken to prevent this.  If you want to listen to Dr. Hammond’s radio interview highlights and podcast then click onto BackCare UK now.

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