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Archive for June, 2013

Chiropractics During Pregnancy!

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Pregnant-Woman

Are you pregnant or planning on having a child soon? If so,make sure you visit your chiropractor!

When pregnant, a woman’s body goes through sooo many changes as it nurtures the new life growing within the womb. As the baby grows, the pelvis tilts anteriorly causing the muscles in the lower back to shorten and tighten, the hamstrings and gluteal muscles to stretch and weaken developing a deeper curve in the cervical and lumbar region; all of which results in more stress on the lower back and neck. Hello back and neck pain! Pain of this kind should be the last thing on a woman’s mind while pregnant!

Moreover, a woman’s body undergoes hormonal fluctuations causing ligaments to loosen. Loose ligaments leave the joints less stable. The sacroiliac joints and pubic symphysis become the most vulnerable. Chiropractic care assures these joints remain in the proper position.
Another benefit of chiropractic care is the Webster’s technique which helps to reduce torsion. Allowing the baby to move into the proper position so the mother can experience a less painful and safer delivery for the baby. The reduced pain alleviates stress and anxiety. Women report the benefits of chiropractic care to be easier and faster deliveries.

So visit your chiropractor to relieve pain and spend your time worrying about baby names and nursery colors

For more questions, give our office a call at 615-771-2700!

Get Rest and Feel your Best!!

Monday, June 10th, 2013

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Have you been tossing and turning at night? Getting enough sleep is essential for feeling great and performing well through-out the day. Many know they need sleep but it continues to elude them. Here are some tips for getting the rest you need.
Do’s
1. Do have a fixed bedtime! Going to bed at the same time each night will aid your body in adjusting and preparing for sleep.
2. Do go to bed before 10pm. Your body begins to secrete serotonin around 9:30pm, this is the best time to go to sleep each night.
3. Do cut out caffeine and stimulants from your diet after 12pm. Caffeine stays in your system for 12 hours after consumption.
4. Do have a nightly down time activity before bed. Read a book, write or meditate. Ease your body into sleep instead of staring at the ceiling worrying about getting more sleep.
5. Do begin Chiropractic Care. If your neck or spine is out of alignment you will experience pain and discomfort while trying to sleep.
Don’ts
1. Don’t have a T.V. in your bedroom. Falling asleep with sound or light in your room will keep you from getting enough sleep.
2. Don’t exercise 2 hours before bed. This boosts your adrenaline so your body will not be able to rest.
3. Don’t eat late and Don’t eat too much for dinner. A full stomach will keep your body from resting!
4. Don’t take a nap in the afternoon. If you really feel you need a nap shorten it to 20-30 mins.
5. Don’t miss you next Chiropractic care adjustment! Cranial bones that are not moving properly will affect sleep centers in the brain this will keep your body from entering into a deep sleep!

Try out a couple of these tips and see how they help! If you are still struggling to feel rested you may be due for an adjustment. For this or more information on sleeping and chiropractic care, give us a call at our office (615)-515-5445!