As warmer weather approaches, many of us are thinking about new exercise routines. For those that haven’t tried traditional weight lifting, there are many health benefits to be had. But in order to achieve those muscle gains, you do need to practice proper form and take good care of your back. If you don’t do things the right way, you risk suffering from injuries that could impact you for the rest of your life. Here are our tips.
Back pain is one of the most prevalent and disabling conditions in the world. It’s estimated that approximately 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Following our simple tips and tricks can help you show your back some love this Valentine’s Day and keep it in good shape!
We’ve still got plenty of time left for great skiing, and we’ve put together some skiing basics to protect your body and spine. Whether you’re new to the sport or an avid skier, these tips will help you have a healthy ski weekend.
The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year…except for those of us that are traveling! During the holidays, airports and highways see more traffic than just about any other time. The more people there are traveling, the more likely you are to endure some travel woes. Here are our tips to ease some of those traveling frustrations for both your mind and your body.
I exercise regularly. I don’t feel any aches or pains. I don’t see any need to go to the chiropractor. Sound familiar? If you’ve ever thought that to yourself, then keep reading. Your health isn’t about not being in pain, and actually has very little to do with pain. Chiropractic, though effective as a natural pain relief tool, has far greater benefits for your health and wellness than just relieving back pain. It’s also great for regular healthcare.
If you have ever experienced recurring low back pain, you know that things can be going just fine and then suddenly, you are feeling that back pain again! You might even end up stuck lying flat on your back with an ice pack, unable to move. We have heard of this scenario time and time again. There are some constant factors to be aware of and we have tips to help you beat your low back pain.
At some point or another, you can expect to get injured…it’s just one of those things that happens. Hopefully you will be able to avoid serious injury, but it is often little things like strains and sprains that can lead to much larger issues. Chiropractic care is an excellent form of therapy to keep you healthy, and there are some measures you can take to promote better health, one of them being understanding when and how to use ice and heat for your injuries.
You’ve heard it time and time again: drink more water! Water makes up over 50% of your body, and when you aren’t properly hydrated, you can suffer the side effects of dehydration, including headaches, dizziness, and even fainting. Did you know that dehydration could even be the cause of your back pain?
Here at Williamsburg Chiropractic, we offer many forms of therapy to provide you with the best chiropractic treatment possible. We are proud to specialize in the breakthrough technology of non-surgical decompression with the DRX9000. Our office achieves a very high success rate using this non-invasive technology - to treat herniated discs, chronic back pain and sciatia.
As chiropractors, we are known as back and neck doctors. What many people don’t realize is that your feet are incredibly important in relation to your spine. You sit, stand, walk, and run all throughout the day. Perhaps there are times your shoes don’t fit quite right, or are particularly brutal on your feet (like high heels), and you then wonder why you are suffering from back pain. It’s time to show your feet the appreciation they deserve! Here’s what you should know.