Chiropractic Boosts Strength and Muscle Function and Prevents Fatigue
Chiropractic’s spinal manipulation is research documented to maximize sporting performance and help recovery of muscle function due to such occurrences as stroke or orthopedic surgery. Full spine adjustments allowed patients to better contract leg muscles: 45% more brain-to-muscle activation and 60% increase in muscle activity. (1) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka shares these researchers’ excitement about this finding! If you are into sports or have experienced muscle loss, make time for a Sitka chiropractic appointment today!
Chiropractic Care To Prevent Elderly Falls
Two risk factors come into play in when elderly folks fall: dizziness and neck pain. Chiropractic studies point to the success chiropractic care has in treating both of these conditions. So researchers suggest that chiropractic may have a valuable role in falls prevention plans especially in elderly folks who have mechanical neck pain and dizziness. (2) Bring your neck pain and dizziness to Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka!
MRI Not Necessary for All Low Back Pain
MRI makes pretty pictures (and sometimes not so pretty when there are disc herniations, etc., that look bad but may not be cause of pain!), but they don’t diagnose. Physicians diagnose via clinical examination and observation and determine when and if an MRI is needed. (3) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is most capable of diagnosing and managing back pain and its tests. The Cox Technic system of care looks for that 50% relief of pain within 30 days as a gauge of improvement and further testing.
Knee Pain and Back Pain Affect Quality of Life over 50
Your chiropractor can help manage both! Don’t let these two conditions get the better of you. In a study, authors suggest that back pain may be more menacing for older folks, especially men. (4) Back pain and knee pain can be conservatively managed by (or co-managed with) your Sitka chiropractic physician at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka.
Hip Fracture? Watch Out for Vertebral Fractures.
Of 458 hip fracture patients, 69% of women and 60% of men had at least one mild vertebral fracture while 16% of women and 17% of men had at least one severe vertebral fracture. Those are high percentages in patients who just experienced a hip fracture. (5) Let Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka be a part of your Sitka hip and vertebral fracture prevention healthcare team.
Contact Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka today for a Sitka chiropractic appointment!