Flexion-Distraction Technique for Back Pain

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Chiropractic uses a wide variety of modalities to treat back pain

Because every case of back pain is unique, each person’s spine will respond to a different protocol for care. At Holmes Chiropractic, we begin with a comprehensive medical history and physical examination to determine what is causing your specific pain or dysfunction. Once we have pinpointed the root of the problem, we can move forward with a plan for treatment that utilizes one or multiple of the modalities in which we specialize. 

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What are the Worst Things to do After a Workout?

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The success of your workout is influenced by what you do afterwards.

The degree to which your workout will actually benefit and improve your physical fitness is heavily determined by the actions you take afterwards. At Holmes Chiropractic, we urge you to get the most out of every workout by observing a few simple guidelines afterwards. 

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How to: Feel Great in Old Age

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The longevity of your spine is important 

Here is why we love our spine: 

  • It lets us move: your spine is what allows for the initiation and success of almost every movement that we do on a daily basis.
  • It provides our network for nerve signalling: in this way, your brain communicates with every cell, tissue and organ in your body. This allows us to feel sensations, react and do the things we want when we want. 
  • It supports us: it keeps us upright and connects to all the important structures and muscles that allow us to move and function on a daily basis 

Now what happens when this great structure begins to falter? 

As our bodies age, the spine can become a make or break factor in how we feel

The truth is, the lifespan of our spines is finite and most often, it is not designed to function as long as we are now able to stay alive. However, more and more we are treating more and more people whose spines have degraded as early as their twenties. Obviously this was not purposeful but, whether through injury or poor posture, it is a frightening precedent to set for a spine that (hopefully) needs to last you another 50 years. 

At Holmes Chiropractic, we protect the longevity of spines in the Houston area

Chiropractic care is integral to supporting the spine- by receiving regular assessments and adjustments we can make sure your spine is aligned and your nervous system is working properly. By gaining a feeling for how good it feels to have a straight and upright spine, you subconsciously begin to take the health of your spine more seriously. This usually means paying attention to posture and the strengthening of muscles that lend support to the vertebrae, especially in the lower back. If you are interested in maintaining the health of your spine long into the future, give our office in Houston a call to schedule an appointment today. 

Keeping your Spine Aligned: What you can do

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Houston, why do you want to keep your spine aligned?

First of all what determines “good alignment?” A properly aligned body refers to a position in which the head, shoulders, spine, hips, knees and ankles align in a position that puts minimal pressure on the spine. Let us give you some reasons why this is important:

  • Good spinal alignment contributes to better body mechanics and fewer injuries
  • Good spinal alignment protects and aids in the functioning of the central nervous system
  • Good spinal alignment facilitates the optimal functioning of all your major bodily systems

What can you do outside the chiropractor’s office to keep your spine aligned

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After the Adjustment: Taking Care of your Spine

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Chiropractic care does not end when you leave the office

Chiropractic adjustment seeks to apply a controlled force to a spinal joint in order to move it back into alignment with the rest of the spine, thus alleviating compression from nearby nerves, correcting the body’s physical function and structural alignment and balancing the muscles in the back. Many people find that they experience significantly less pain and enjoy a greater range of motion immediately after a chiropractic adjustment. By alleviating nerve compression and aligning the spine, significant improvements are made in a person’s range of motion and, thus, flexibility. But what happens when you leave the office? 

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Keeping Blood Pressure Under Control with Chiropractic

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High blood pressure in Houston

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a dangerous condition- constantly elevated levels of blood pressure put strain on the heart, weakening it and impeding its ability to work efficiently. Thus, high blood pressure puts you at elevated risk for potentially fatal diseases and conditions including stroke, sudden cardiac death, heart attack and heart failure. In its early stages, hypertension may not cause any symptoms at all, slowly damaging your body over years, often until it is too late. 

How does chiropractic approach high blood pressure?

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