We will ideally spend one third of our lives sleeping. During sleep, your body’s activity is reduced, as the heart, lungs, digestive and other functions slow down. Your muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons relax, and are therefore rested. You release a hormone called Melatonin, which promotes deep sleep, decreases cortisol (our stress hormones), which promotes healing and helps you to relax. In the spine, the intervertebral discs – compressed during the day by sitting and
Motorised Flexion Distraction Therapy (or M-FDT for those in the know) M-FDT is a doctor controlled traction technique able to be applied to a specific level of the spine, therefore avoiding stress to unstable parts of the spine. It consists of a uniquely designed motorised therapeutic table with two movable sections connected to one another by a pivot. By placing a particular spinal joint (disc or facet articulation) over the pivot opening, the M-FDT table
As chiropractors, we see the lead into summer become an overly stressful time of year. Bills are piling up, the desire to be “summer-ready”, Christmas around the corner, and work is looking like a long, dark, tunnel with no end in site. Stress related illnesses are becoming ever more frequent; it can be linked to heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure, and a suppressed immune system which can make you more susceptible to common illnesses.
There are many misconceptions about the use of ice versus heat for pain. Even though ice may not be as comfortable as heat, heating can actually make your problems worse when used inappropriately. Here’s what you should know about icing and how to do it the right way. Ice causes tissues to contract, slows down circulation and in doing so reduces inflammation (swelling), and numbs the affected area. Ice should be applied to areas of
A regular chiropractic adjustment should be an essential part of your health routine. By picking up spinal dysfunction early on, unnecessary degeneration and pain can be avoided. In addition, by removing interference to the nervous system, you allow the body to heal itself, giving you optimum functionality, increased vitality, better sleep and a of course healthier spine. Who is in control? Your nervous system is what controls everything in the body….muscle and nerve function, breathing,