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Best Exercises for High Blood Pressure

Best Exercises for High Blood Pressure I talk a lot about blood pressure here in our downtown Orlando chiropractic office. It’s almost a national epidemic that we’re going through where blood pressures are going higher and higher for a lot of Americans, what’s defined as high blood pressure here is 140 over 90 millimeters of mercury. That’s what we measure blood pressure in. And that’s really important to you if you’ve ever been told by your medical doctor or healthcare specialist, that you might have hypertension or high blood pressure. There are medications that can help you with your hypertension. But there are a lot of lifestyle modifications that you can do. That will also help your blood pressure so that you can maybe get off of those medications, things diet, exercise, stopping smoking, staying away from alcohol, all these things we know reduce blood...

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Posture and Spinal Health: A Balancing Act with Chiropractic Care

Posture and Spinal Health: A Balancing Act with Chiropractic Care Maintaining good posture often takes a back seat in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. However, the way we carry ourselves has a profound impact on our spinal health and overall well-being. In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of maintaining good posture and how chiropractic care emerges as a critical player in correcting and improving posture. The Foundation of Good Posture: Good posture is more than a matter of aesthetics; it is the foundation of a healthy spine and musculoskeletal system. When we maintain proper alignment, the spine is in its natural, supportive position, reducing stress on ligaments, preventing muscle strain, and enabling the body to function optimally. Effects of Poor Posture: Conversely, poor posture can have detrimental effects on our health. Prolonged periods of slouching or hunching can lead to misalignments in the spine,...

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Chiropractic Care for Athletes

Chiropractic Care for Athletes In the fast-paced world of sports, athletes are constantly pushing their bodies to the limit in pursuit of excellence. To achieve peak performance and stay ahead of the competition, many athletes are turning to chiropractic care as an integral part of their wellness and training routine. In this blog post, we’ll delve into how chiropractic treatments can significantly benefit athletes by enhancing performance, preventing injuries, and promoting faster recovery. Following are some of the benefits of chiropractic care for athletes: Enhancing Athletic Performance: Chiropractic adjustments focus on optimizing the function of the musculoskeletal system, which plays a crucial role in an athlete’s performance. Improved joint mobility, increased flexibility, and enhanced range of motion are among the key benefits that can directly contribute to better agility, strength, and overall athletic prowess. By addressing misalignments and ensuring proper biomechanics, chiropractors help...

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Weird and Wonderful Ways to Prevent and Treat Kidney Stones

Weird and Wonderful Ways to Prevent and Treat Kidney Stones You may be wondering why a chiropractor would be writing about kidney stones. Here at Nightlight Chiropractic, we don’t treat kidney stones, but we see a lot of kidney stones here. And we know these kidney stones because back pain is the most common presenting complaint. So a patient comes in, they say, I’ve got some back pain. Can you help me? And then we’ll do an exam. And during that exam, we found some pain in their flank, and we determined that they had kidney stones and we couldn’t help them. And we need to send them off to a medical facility. So the medical facility typically will give you some medication for pain, and they might give you some medication to dilate your urethra so that you can pass this kidney stone. But today, I will talk...

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What Does Lumbar Traction Do For You?

What Does Lumbar Traction Do For You? I went across the street to an antique bookstore the other day, and I grabbed myself a copy of Hippocrates’ works from about 2,500 years ago. There’s a chapter called articulation where Hippocrates talks about joints, articulations and spinal traction. So we’ve been using this for a long, long time. The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, used traction to help his patients. Some of the devices he used to apply his traction are very scary as you can see in this illustration! But it’s fantastic to know that we’ve been using traction for a long time.  We use cervical traction and lumbar traction here in our Downtown Orlando chiropractic office. We use traction because when we are dealing with a patient with a disc herniation, you’ve got your vertebrae with the discs in between. You have that disc that...

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Brain Exercises for ADHD

Brain Exercises for ADHD Here at NightLight Chiropractic, we are always asking our patients about the types of things they want to learn about in our video and blog series. A while back, you decided on the topic of ADHD and brain exercises that you can do to reduce the symptoms. We’re excited to share some of the research we’ve discovered and to offer some ideas for you! It’s interesting how many people think that if you have ADHD, you have one choice and one choice alone, which is to start taking medications to reduce those symptoms. Truth be told, medications really offer no long-term benefit for ADHD. You take the medication, you feel better for the day. Tomorrow, you’re going to have to take that medication to feel better for the ADHD or to get rid of some of your symptoms. The...

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