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When it comes to increasing performance to a higher standard, few options are as potent as chiropractic. There are innumerable ways that chiropractic helps the serious athlete, and its efficacy is proven by the growing ranks of professional athletes who use chiropractic as a part of their repertoire. 

Here are some of the ways that chiropractic helps the athlete within you: 

  • Improved mobility: range of motion is immediately improved, allowing you to move as you were intended. By releasing accumulated tension, mobility is improved.
  • Treats sport-specific injuries: have you suffered from tennis elbow? sports hernia? Different injuries correspond to different sports, but both high and low-impact sports come with their own set of risks. Chiropractic lowers the risk of injury for both while reversing the strains that are inherent in athletic endeavor. 
  • Injury prevention: misalignment in the spine is a key retardant to successful rehabilitation. We focus on reducing inflammation and improving blood circulation, to bring nutrients and oxygen to areas that are in dire need. 
  • Decrease pain in the ligaments, joints and muscles. Chiropractic adjustment alleviates pressure on spinal nerves which can cause pain and also combats the severity and frequency of acute back pain. 

One of the biggest reasons athletes suffer injury is because of asymmetry in the body: if one side of the body is weaker than the other, then limitations will obviously ensue. Often times prolonged periods of tension in one side of the body can cause misalignment. At Holmes Chiropractic, we are well versed in the biomechanics of an athlete's body. Call our office in Houston and let us start helping you optimize your athletic performance today. 

Dr. Randall Holmes, D.C. 

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Headache is among the most common reasons for doctor visits in America. People are quick to reach for pain-numbing over-the-counter medicine, which is a short term solution that will only cause the pain to dissolve temporarily. A one-off headache is something that we all experience at different points in life; however, if you are suffering from chronic (defined as recurring regularly or persisting for a long period of time) headaches, it is worth searching for an underlying cause. 

The Doctor of Chiropractic is concerned with the type of headache that is derived from musculoskeletal imbalance. At Holmes Chiropractic, we offer the chronic headache sufferer a thorough examination to determine whether their condition may be partially or fully related to spinal misalignment, muscular tension or joint malfunction. Subluxation, in particular, causes headache because the pressure on the nerve creates pain that can be referred, and therefore felt, in the head. Our treatment corrects subluxation and releases accumulated tension that may be causing you pain. Furthermore, we focus on enhancing blood circulation to ensure that the brain (as well as all the functioning systems in your body) is receiving an adequate flow of oxygen and nutrients. 

We are not naive enough to proclaim that our treatment will solve every headache. We can offer you an honest evaluation that will determine whether your headaching could benefit from an adjustment or attention to a problematic region in the back. Give our office in Houston a call and let us help you reduce the grip that headaches have over your life. 

Dr. Randall Holmes, D.C. 

stretchy

Improving flexibility will increase your agility, improve athletic performance and prevent injury. But how does stretching actually "create" or improve flexibility? Human flexibility is determined by the mobility of ligaments, joints, tendons and muscle. To understand stretching it is important to understand the function of each. Ligaments connect bone to bone and tendons connect muscle to bone.

Many modern lifestyles introduce people to hours of sitting in which the body becomes used to a limited range motion and muscles become short and wide. When we stretch, we focus on stretching the muscle, and the point where tendons and muscles meet. A stretch that targets a specific muscle will start in the middle of the muscle and move out to where muscle and tendon meets. The muscle fibers and tendons elongate during a stretch, reducing tension and improving range of motion. 

 At Holmes Chiropractic, we aim to change this trend: by getting you out of your chair, casually stretching and, most importantly, warming up and cooling down before and after physical activity, we can affect a change in your body's standard level of flexibility. 

Dr. Randall Holmes, D.C.

summer time

At Holmes Chiropractic, we remember the summer days of our youth with fondness. It is a time of endless adventure and free time in the sun with friends and family. Here are a few ways to maximize the enjoyment of summer for your entire family.

  • Vitamin D: get the whole family outside to soak up the sun, boosting immune function and bone health. This is especially important for young children.
  • Take breaks and seek shade: direct sun exposure for hours on end can be harmful, so make sure that you take regular breaks and hydrate, because you will be losing more water than usual with the heat.
  • Use sunscreen without the following ingredients: PABA, 4-MBC, OMC, Homosalate or Benzophene-3. Cheap sunscreen contains a lot of chemicals that may be more harmful to our bodies than the sunlight.
  • Snacks: kids and adults alike can revel in the enjoyment of fresh fruit and veggies from the farmers market. A focus here should be on fresh produce rather than processed fats and sugars.

Kids and parents alike can also benefit from chiropractic care. As we are more active in the summer, our risk for injury is much higher. This means that a regular chiropractic treatment can save you from hours of pain down the road. Give our office in Houston a call at (713) 862-2440.

Dr. Randall Holmes, D.C. 

stress

Stress and back pain exist in a state of symbiosis: each fuels the other. In a malicious cycle, stress leads to pain which, in turn, leads to more stress. We know that leading a life of high mental stress encourages your muscles to rest in a state of tension rather than relaxation.  Prolonged muscle tension leads to a grab-bag of problems including subluxation, back pain, headaches and high blood pressure.

Chiropractic is a reasonable consideration for people suffering from stress. We focus on correcting misalignment; ensuring that spinal nerves are free of the interference which causes pain and dysfunction. Furthermore, our treatment focuses on releasing the accumulated muscle tension and improving circulation of oxygen and nutrients through the body. Removing pain from the equation makes combating mental stress easier.

At Holmes Chiropractic, we do not proffer a cure all for stress. For example: there is no way we can make your job less stressful. However, our treatment will help you overcome the physical pain caused by stress. We also offer counseling on nutrition and lifestyle adjustments which can make it easier to effectively manage your stress. We want to show you how a balanced spine is an integral part of a stress-free life. Call our office in Houston at (713) 862-2440.

Dr. Randall Holmes, D.C.

golfers

Golf and chiropractic go hand-in-hand: with the season swinging in Houston, ensure your back is in a state of alignment and health by calling our office and scheduling an assessment today. When subluxation pre-exists without you knowing, one part of the body could be exposed to more pressure than the rest, subsequently becoming strained from the excess. 

At Holmes Chiropractic we offer the following to the golfers in our area:

  • Spinal adjustment: to improve spinal mobility and reduce pain. 
  • Rehabilitation exercises
  • Swing advice: lessening the amount of rotation during your swing can reduce the chance of creating damage through excess torsion. 
  • Core strengthening exercise: to provide stability to the body and resistance against the strain of torsion created by the golf swing. 

Because the golf swing is a naturally harmful motion to the spine, we seek to keep your body in the kind of shape that will resist injury so that you can keep swinging without fear of debilitating pain. Whether you are a golfer seeking preventative solutions for keeping yourself flexible and strong, or someone looking to get back on the course for the first time in years because of back pain, we are here for you.

Dr. Randall Holmes, D.C. 

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Telephone: (713) 862-2440

Address: 1235 North Loop West, Suite #105 Houston, TX 77008

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