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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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Passing Your DOT Physical in Orlando

Passing Your DOT Physical in Orlando Here at our Downtown Orlando office, we are pleased to be able to assist many Orlando-based transportation workers with their Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals. To make the process easy for you, today we’re going to cover with you precisely what you need to do to have the best chance of passing your DOT physical. Before we get to some of the secrets that the medical community doesn’t even want me to talk to you about, we’re going to cover some of the elements of the exam. What Happens in an Orlando DOT Physical? If you’ve had one of these DOT exams done before, you know that they’re all relatively similar. You’ll come in, and we’ll complete some forms and review your past medical history and medications you might be taking, along with any previous illnesses that you might...

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