Stretching is usually bottom of everyone’s health list, but it should be at the top! Holding a pose from 10-30 seconds can significantly improve range of motion around your joints. While the best time to stretch is when muscles are warm—say, after a walk or a workout—stretching is so beneficial that whenever you can squeeze it in, you should. Use the following routine to get started. Try to hold each stretch for as long as it takes to breathe five… Read the rest
Ice in the first 24 to 72 hours
As a general rule, it is best to apply cold therapy to your lower back in the first 24 to 72 hours following your lower back injury. The application of cold therapy can minimize your inflammation and swelling—which in turn may reduce your pain. In addition, ice can decrease your tissue damage and numb your sore tissues.
There are numerous options for cold therapy, including a frozen bag of vegetables, frozen gel… Read the rest
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Chiropractic with or without therapy
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How can anything so gentle change my spin?
The Proadjuster utilizes a precise oscillating force with uninterrupted motion. It is able to increase the mobility of the spinal segment by reducing fixation or enabling motion in the abnormal areas. In other words, the Proadjuster is “unsticking” the joint. Have you ever seen a woodpecker tapping into a tree? Hard to imagine that they can go through some of the hardest wood and the Proadjuster is similar to that, comfortable to… Read the rest
Massage therapy and chiropractic care are both fantastic treatments for relieving pain, restoring mobility, and increasing overall health. When used together, these compatible therapies extend the health and wellness benefits of each treatment, benefiting the patient in a variety of ways. Massage therapy deals with the soft tissues, where chiropractic focuses on the nervous system, the musculoskeletal structure, and hard tissues. Knowing how these treatments work together can greatly improve your musculoskeletal function, thus improving your overall health.
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Why do my kids need chiropractic?
A child encounters many physical stresses during their growing years. The resulting problems in children’s spines can occur at almost any point in their development and growth. Since significant spinal trauma can occur at, or prior to birth, many parents elect to have their newborn’s spine checked right after birth. Many developmental milestones such as learning to hold up the head, sitting upright, crawling, and walking are all activities that are affected by spinal… Read the rest
What is massage?
Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure. There are many different types of massage, including what is offered at our office.
This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries.
Benefits of massage
Massage is generally considered part of complementary and… Read the rest
Having an adjustment by a chiropractor is not safe.
Truth: According to studies, a chiropractic adjustment can be safer than most day-to-day activities like stargazing, having your hair washed, and more.
Prescription drugs, including the non-prescription variety, are safe to use.
Truth: Having a negative reaction to a prescription medication is common, and it’s listed within the top three causes of death in the United States. Chiropractic care offers an alternative to these drugs and can provide therapeutic… Read the rest
One common theme that is seen by your Gainesville chiropractor, Dr. Hudson, among patients is a desire to get out of pain while avoiding the use of either over-the-counter drugs or prescription medications. The over use of pain killers has been a steady and growing problem in our country. This is one problem chiropractic patients typically want to avoid. The number of people addicted to prescription opioids as well as the number of overdoses related to their use are on the… Read the rest
It seems we learn everyday about something new that can affect our health and wellbeing. For instance, did you know that according to many studies and Harvard Medical School
nighttime light from artificial sources can significantly affect our health and mood? Not only can artificial light negatively impact our health but blue light has the greatest detrimental impact.
Nighttime light exposure has been linked to many diseases such as sleep disorders, diabetes and even cancers. Why you ask? It seems… Read the rest