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29/Mar/2020

Can you think of a sport that anyone can play, that does not take moves that are practiced repetitively until perfected, or even previously played before you hit the field?  How about Gardening?

Although you may not have thought of gardening as a sport by definition, it does take physical exertion and some basic skills to participate.  There is even a team mentality in community gardens. As we learn more about the dangers of pesticides and genetically modified foods, the popularity of gardening is again on the rise, with 35% of all households in America growing their own food. Not only is there comfort in knowing that your food is safe, there is much pride in cooking from garden to table.

In addition to food gardens, landscaping is another project that is taken on every year to make our homes more attractive and so we can enjoy the beauty of flowers in bloom.  Whatever your style, you should look to a garden session in the same way that you would look at participating in a sport that you do not play daily.

Low back pain is a common complaint from gardeners, both large and small scale.  ‘A sprain, also known as a torn ligament, is damage to one or more ligaments in a joint, often caused by trauma or the joint being taken beyond its functional range of motion.’ The most accurate way to diagnose a spinal ligament condition is with a simple, yet cost effective, x-ray test. The most utilized treatment for spinal ligament problems is a series of adjustments to realign and stabilize the spine.

While working outdoors, we often push ourselves beyond our normal limits because it is not constant strenuous activity. Proper precautions should be taken to ensure that you do not overdo it.  Before you begin, you should warm up and stretch your muscles to avoid injury.  Yoga is a very good tool for this and can be incorporated by most anyone.  A few basic yoga exercises can be found here. In addition, you should know your limits of what you can carry and lift.  It may seem like carrying a few bags of mulch or soil is not a big deal, but if you are not used to it, you can easily injure your low back. You should also use good lifting techniques, such as bending at the hips and knees only.

These tips are very important, but do not overlook some of the less obvious.  It is very important to change position often, take your time (gardening is supposed to be relaxing), and stay hydrated.  Not only are you physically exerting yourself, you are outdoors in the warm temperatures and sun. If you have noticed that you experience more back pain in the warmer months, dehydration may play a part.

Most importantly, if you are experiencing back pain, call our office to discuss your condition and find out how chiropractic can help!


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29/Mar/2020

Neck Pain is NOT Normal!

Pain is the way your body tells you that it is, or has been, injured in some way!   The most common cause of neck pain is from an old or new injury to the spinal ligaments that causes a spinal instability.

The ABSOLUTE KEY is working with a doctor that knows how to diagnose it!

Neck pain is the number three cause of chronic pain in the country.   If you suffer from chronic neck pain, you are not to blame!

At our center, this condition in one of our main focuses.  We know how important it is to see an injured patient right away as TIME MATTERS!  The longer this condition goes undiagnosed, the harder it is to alleviate.

Nearly 60% of Americans said they would be hesitant to talk to a doctor about their chronic pain.   We don’t blame you one bit!  Most people simply do not know a doctor that they can trust to provide them with the kind of help that they are looking for.

We believe that trust starts with communication, and communication is FREE!  At our health center, we feel that any potential patient should have the right to discuss their injury or condition with one of our doctors, before they spend any of their time or resources with us.

If you or someone that you know has injured their spine, please have them schedule a time to come in and discuss with one of our doctors what makes our center different.

Injury and Chronic pain can seriously affect a person’s life and yet, in our experience, people are generally too quick to believe that just any doctor can help!  Find out what makes us different before you start by calling us today!


P: 512-835-6077

chrc.scheduling@gmail.com

F: 512-367-5970

2013 Wells Branch Pkwy, Suite 104

Austin Tx 78728