Posts Tagged ‘back pain’

Chiroflow Pillow; Simple Way to Reduce Whiplash Pain

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Water Pillow

Chiroflow

The neck pain and discomfort following an auto accident or some other form of personal injury accident can cause a lot of discomfort and pain. One of the most common issues following an incident is trying to get into a comfortable position to sleep. Duties under duress while sleeping is something that needs to be documented by the treating facility of doctor to let the at fault parties know that the accident you were in has now caused you personal issues and discomfort in more ways than just the average level of pain you deal with during the day.

On the other hand, a patient who has a more chronic condition and has difficulty sleeping because of general pain throughout their neck or back will start to calculate how long it’s been since they’ve had their current mattress. It’s usually a lot longer than the recommended timeline that can range between every 5-10 years, depending on who you ask.

Shopping for mattresses is not high on anyone’s “fun things to do today” list. Whenever a someone mentions to me that they’re going to  change their mattress to see if that helps with a physical complaint I always recommend for them to spend a few bucks on this pillow first. Generally it ends up saving them a lot of money because it quickly solves the problem. Chiroflow Pillow has been an amazing resource for many patients over the past 15 years.

Chiroflow is a water based pillow that you fill up to your comfort level (soft, medium or firm), seal the container and let it do it’s magic. It’s been proven to reduce neck pain, general body aches and provide better sleep quality as well. It works because the fluid inside the pillow is contained in a bladder that supports the weight of your head and neck no matter what position you’re lying in. It’s really that simple. Being able to maintain a quality sleeping position during the entire sleeping cycle, even if you toss and turn like me, really helps restfulness and reduce pain.

The benefits of sleeping comfortably do more than just relieve neck pain. When the natural curvature of the neck is supported it makes sleeping on your back more comfortable and this allows the body to utilize the part of the nervous system that takes over functions in the body when it’s at rest. This is called the parasympathetic nervous system or also known as “rest and digest”.

Patients have experienced many benefits from using this type of neck pillow and wake up feeling refreshed and with reduced levels of not only neck pain but also decreased low back pain. If you are planning to shop for a new mattress trying a water pillow may be the first step and save you a lot of time and money.

How Increasing Core Strength Reduces Back Pain

Monday, October 21st, 2013
marietta chiropractor treats back pain

marietta chiropractor treats back pain

If you suffer from back pain and have a lifestyle where you are seated for a long period of time you have to ask yourself one main question. Is Your Back Pain From a Weak Core? Core muscle strength plays a very important role in the prevalence of low back pain. The inner core muscles attach directly to the spine and are responsible for mobility and stability. That means that the majority of movement while in the upright position all begin with activation of the core muscles. The outer core muscles are more for functional movement that we perform in our day to day lives. When the core muscles are not as strong as they should be the way those functional movements are performed can change.

Muscles that should not be used have to get involved to help and these recruited muscles can lead to postural imbalances. When the imbalances occur a spinal subluxation will cause undue pressure on the nervous system which will eventually lead to some form of pain and dysfunction. The pain can begin as mild forms of cramping or lead to degenerative joint disease. Non structural problems may also occur such as constipation or even reproductive problems from the abnormal pressure on the nerves that control those functions in the body.

Lower Cross Syndrome

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Lower cross syndrome is a cause of low back pain for people who live sedentary lifestyles. This is an issue that generally takes years to develop and can have long lasting effects for those who suffer with it. The “cross” reference in lower cross syndrome refers to the anatomical location of muscle weaknesses and the excessive tightness of other muscles.

LCS

In LCS the abdominal muscles and backside muscles are weak and over stretched while the muscles in the low back and front of the hip are tighter than they should be. When LCS is present the muscles that become tight will cause displacement of the bones they are connected to in the low back and in the pelvis. When these muscles pull segments of the spine out of their normal position a misalignment occurs. This is called a “subluxation” which simply means a bone that’s out of place but not completely dislocated. Once lower cross syndrome is an issue it can lead to problems as severe as premature degenerative disease, arthritis and disc protrusions. If you have been dealing with low back pain and sit for prolonged periods of time you may want to be evaluated by your local chiropractor to find the best solution to manage your pain.

Back Pain After An Accident Is Garbage!

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

There’s a household job that I’ve been trained to performed for as long as I can remember. When I was a young boy and was strong enough to haul the garbage “can” to the curb once a week it all began. It used to be exciting…when I was little. As of yesterday I still perform this duty faithfully and at least my 2013 garbage container has wheels to make my life easier. When someone is involved in an auto accident and can no longer perform a household duty such as taking out the trash it needs to be documented as a “loss of enjoyment”. I don’t really enjoy taking out the trash but I’m sure my family members do. And I will very soon enjoy teaching my son the secret science of loading trash into a container and wheeling it to the curb on a weekly basis to prepare him for manhood.

If you’ve ever had back pain and tried to lift something you probably noticed how much of a challenge it can be.
Instances where you have pain and difficulty:

  • lifting
  • stretching
  • bending
  • sitting
  • standing
  • walking or other restrictionsAll of these issues should all be properly documented during your care.  Our office is highly trained to document such problems. Contact a Marietta chiropractor if you’ve been injured in an auto accident and are having  difficulty taking out the trash but suddenly ask someone else in your family to do it because of the pain you experience. We will bring the “enjoyment” back to your life!