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17/Oct/2017

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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17/Oct/2017

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!


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17/Oct/2017

Every 60 seconds a car accident happens. That’s a whopping 5.25 million crashes a year. Often we qualify the severity of a car accident by the damage we visibly see on a vehicle. Just think about it, traffic gets backed up on our interstates while passing cars assess the damage of a recent car accident. We rarely think about the severity of damage that occurs to the persons involved in an accident unless we see an ambulance speeding by. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

Individuals who are in especially severe car accidents will tell you almost instantly of the neck, head and back pain they encounter from the impact of an accident, and seek some sort of treatment almost immediately. What’s more dangerous than these outright injuries and devastating accidents though, are the insidious misalignments and ligament damage that most people don’t give a thought to until weeks, months and years later when they experience loss of mobility and chronic pain from these incidents that we call “just fender benders”.

You see, your car doesn’t have to show life-changing damage for there to be internal life-changing injury, and while we can change cars and replace auto parts, we can’t exactly do the same with our bodies.

The impact of an auto effects your internal frame. Period. It doesn’t matter whether or not the car was declared totaled or insurance wasn’t even involved. You can’t get around the force your body underwent and the impact of your body’s self-correcting mechanisms. What you can do, is measure the degree of injury your accident caused, definitively, and treat it effectively. All it takes is a little help from A Spinal Ligament Specialist— A specialist will be able to read specialized x-rays with expert precision to identify problems before they immobilize you andbegin to implode into life-long pain. Don’t wait for a small, treatable injury to make itself a part of your everyday life. It’s not just a fender bender.


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17/Oct/2017

Migraines find an involuntary off-switch when they creep into their victims’ lives. 25 million Americans will search to find a remedy to their migraine affliction this year, and pray to take back control of their on and off switch. While there is much debate out there about what the most effective treatment for migraines is, what we can tell you is solely medicating is not the solution we need to be promoting.

Here’s why: Now more than ever in human history, we are seeing an epidemic of Opioid addiction and abuse. Do you know what Opioids are used for? Pain relief, especially when it comes to severe headaches and migraines. So when we just medicate the problem, we first and foremost are not healing, we’re just telling our brain to not feel the pain and symptoms of our problem, and we are teasing a dependence on the medication we are taking. You see, when a patient is solely medicating their migraines, they are trading one master for another, not freeing themselves from the pain.

If you want to be truly free from the excruciating pain of migraines, you need to change the game from defensive to offensive. Did you know that most migraines originate from mis-alignments in the neck and spine? You just feel the effects of this misalignment in your temples and skull. And did you know that Chiropractic manipulation can not only re-align your vertebrae but also encourage healthy spinal structure, which has a direct effect on the frequency and intensity of migraines? Chiropractic care can help in the midst of a migraine and prevent new ones from shutting you down in the future.

Take back control— don’t let the pain and side effects of medication decide when you turn on and off.


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17/Oct/2017

You’ve known it since you were in middle school: You put your trust in the people who know the most. After all, who else would you cheat off of in math class?!

Well, we won’t say we were nerds back in grade school, but we’re definitely an office full of them now. As one of, if not the most, learned chiropractors in Central Texas, Dr.Lesko sees knowledge as a irreplaceable tool and uses it to equip his patients with the facts they need to know, in order to take hold of a healthy lifestyle free of pain.

With over 32 years of experience and a CV that reads more like a novel, our leading provider never settles for good enough. In fact, he’s made it his goal to bring the most cutting-edge treatments to his exam room each and every day. Which means, you never have to settle on your health. You’re guaranteed the best at CHRC.

Meticulous schooling still not a convincing factor that our clinic leads the industry in Central Texas? Well then take it from numerous attorneys have been convinced. Our very own Dr.Lesko has been asked to testify as THE Subject Matter Expert on many cases where injuries have been disputed. Why? Because we work with the conviction that it isn’t enough to recite the “right” answer— we want to show you the cold hard facts, the evidence, and lead the way for innovation.

So if you’ve been fooled in the past to think the only way to pain-free was a road to medication and surgery, step on the brakes and turn around! Chiropractic offers research-based, FDA approved, proven treatment options that activate your own body’s ability to heal— but don’t take our word for it, we’ll show you the cold hard facts, and don’t worry we won’t rat you out if you cheat off of us.


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