It’s the end of June, and for some of us, football season has never seemed so far away. With that in mind, here’s a brief article about the use of chiropractics by football trainers by Brian Starry, D.C. It’s an interesting look at the frequency of use and recommendations for chiropractic care in the National Football League. It’s an easy read about a great sport.
Dr. Starry explains that 75% of athletes suffer from back pain. And he also suggests that number may be higher for football players. Probably a safe guess. Football is one of the most physically punishing team sports in the country, and that has to equate into a large number of back injuries. Having a 250+ guy tackle you has to knock your spine around.
While injuries are possible in any sport, football injuries are pretty common, even with all of the protective gear. And it’s not just the NFL. Football players of every level, right done to high school can suffer from back pain and other injuries. It goes with out saying that chiropractic care can benefit anyone of any age.
If you have a family member who plays football and is experiencing back pain, spinal decompression therapy can help them. Dr. Craig McGiffin has extensive experience helping injured athletes with their sports related injuries. Make an appointment with Dr. Craig at his chiropractic clinic in Southern Shores and get your back pain resolved.
Add a protein source for a perfect meal!
While we are often talking about subluxations and spinal decompression around here, there are other aspects of chiropractic that we can discuss. One of these aspects is eating well. Chiropractic is an over all wellness system, and eating properly is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy. We recently discussed the effect of overeating and children, so let’s discuss some tips for eating well.
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Today we bring you an article from a practitioner of Active Release Techniques in LA, Dr. Vera Brown. ART is similiar to chiropractics in that it promotes more natural healing without relying on narcotics and invasive procedures.
In this article on Shoulder Pain-Injury and Prevention, Dr. Vera explains the potential causes of shoulder pain and injury. She also gives a few measures you can take to prevent the injury in the first place. It’s a well written piece, and is very well presented by Dr. Vera in a clear and thoughtful manner.
While Dr. Vera focuses on ART, the advice she gives is the same no matter what. Shoulder injuries are no fun, and are a common sport injury. While they are common, prevention is a simple matter of strengthening the muscles in the shoulder to prevent the injury in the first place.
All too often, people with shoulder injuries ignore it, thinking it is a temporary pain and will go away after they “work it out”. Ignoring the injury can lead to long term damage, that may be resistant to treatment. Any pain that lasts for an extended period of time should be checked out to prevent this type of long term injury.
If you’ve already hurt your shoulder, Dr. Craig McGiffin has extensive experience treating this and other types of sport injury. Make an appointment with him at his Outer Banks chiropractic clinic and let the healing begin.
The future of America's youth?
Today we bring you a post from from Chiropractic Studies about childhood obesity and lower back pain. It clearly shows the correlation between the two and gives one pause when considering their child’s diet. Childhood obesity is a serious issue affecting our country, and needs to be halted. It is likely that back pain is the least of their future health concerns.
Over one third of our country is overweight, and it is starting to affect our children as well. Children are especially susceptible to learning unhealthy behaviors when it comes to food and exercise. It can be difficult to get your child to get off the couch and go out to play, when instant forms of gratification are all around.
And dietary choices are also suffering, thanks to the prevalence of fast food, sugar cereal, and candy. Everywhere your child goes, he is enticed by advertisements, coercing him to eat junk food. And since children are not yet aware of the terrible toll these foods have on the body, it is up to the parents to ensure their children make healthy eating choices.
Encourage your child to eat from a selection of healthy foods. Suggest water to drink over super sweetened soft drinks. Keep a variety of fruits and vegetables around for snacks rather than candy or chips or something equally unhealthy. And most importantly, encourage your child to be active. Limit TV, computer and video games to a negligible amount of time each day.
It is only with the full support of parents that we can eliminate chilhood obesity in America.
This article was brought to you by Dr. Craig McGiffin and his Outer Banks chiropractic care center.