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July 9, 2018 In the News

There were 7.2 million motor vehicles involved in car accidents and just under half of those, or 3.4 million motor vehicles, were involved in rear-end collisions. While these rear-end collisions are generally less fatal than other car accidents, they still pose their own set of dangers.

Many people will assume that they escaped a car accident without injury if their injuries aren’t obvious. However, they are ignoring the change that they could have soft tissue injuries that can cause years of pain if left untreated.

Read on to learn about the common types of soft tissue damage from car accidents and the steps you should take if you’ve had the misfortune of being in one.

Soft Tissue Damage You May Experience After a Car Wreck

Soft tissue injuries are often ignored compared to more dramatic injuries such as cuts or broken bones, but these injuries are quite common as the result of an accident and require medical treatment. Many people choose to consult with a chiropractor about these issues.

There are two types of soft tissue injuries. Acute injuries are caused by a sudden trauma whereas overuse injuries happen over a period of time when the body cannot heal fast enough.

Some common soft tissue injuries are sprains, strains, contusions, and whiplash.

A sprain occurs when a joint overextends leading to the underlying ligament being damaged. Common symptoms are pain, cramping, visible swelling or muscle spasms.

A strain, by comparison, is when a tendon overstretched or tears and presents with similar symptoms as a sprain.

A contusion is a severe bruise. Where an everyday bruise affects only your blood vessels, a contusion can damage the muscle fibers and connective tissue below.

Finally, whiplash is a soft tissue injury that occurs when your head is moved rapidly forward and backward. The danger of whiplash is that symptoms often don’t appear immediately but it can result in persistent neck and lower back pain.

Whiplash frequently occurs during rear-end collisions where injuries are, unfortunately, treated as less severe than other car wrecks.

Immediately Following the Car Wreck

Until you can see your family doctor, use the RICE method to help manage any pain symptoms.

The RICE method is rest, ice, compress elevate. Resting is important in case you have suffered some kind of internal injury. Ice will help to soothe the pain as well as reduce swelling. Remember not to put ice directly against your skin.

Compressing the area will prevent swelling or blood loss and finally, elevation will help with reducing the swelling.

Go see a Doctor

No matter how benign your injuries seem, you need to go see a doctor after you’ve been in a car accident. There are two reasons for doing so.

One is to make sure that you don’t have any serious underlying injuries. The other reason, however, is that if you do have any injuries that require hospitalization or rehabilitation, you will need the record of this consult to make a claim with your insurance company.

As part of the rehabilitation of soft tissue injuries, especially where the patient has suffered whiplash, you should consult with a chiropractor. Seeing a chiropractor soon after the accident is essential to prevent chronic pain.

You Don’t Need to Live With Chronic Pain

This article is a helpful guide for what to do in the future if you suffer soft tissue damage. But what if you were in a car accident many years ago that may be now causing you pain? It’s common for untreated injuries to lead to chronic pain later in life.

Contact us today and schedule an appointment so you look forward to pain relief in the future.


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June 25, 2018 Back Pain

At any given moment, there are 31 million Americans suffering from back pain. For some, the pain has become so routine that they don’t even question it. It’s just a fact of life. Some may not even know why their back pain exists.

If you often experience lower back pain when bending over but don’t know why you’ll find 5 common causes below.

1. Muscle Strain or Ligament Sprain

The most common and least severe cause of lower back pain is muscle or ligament strain. Muscle strain happens when a muscle gets stretched beyond its capabilities, causing a minor tear. A ligament sprain happens in the same way.

A strain or sprain can happen at once or can be experienced as a cumulative effect over time. Lifting heavy objects with poor form, bad posture, or a bad fall can all lead to muscle strain or ligament sprain.

2. Herniated Disc

A spinal disc is a jelly-like cushion between the vertebrae in your spine. When they get dislodged, the disc breaks through an outer-layer, irritating the nerves surrounding it. Herniated discs can theoretically happen anywhere on the spine, but 95% of herniated discs occur in the lower lumbar spine.

A disc can herniate as a result of the same actions as a ligament sprain and can happen to anyone — young or old.

3. Degenerative Disc Disease

Speaking of seniors, degenerative disc disease is another cause of chronic low back pain that is most commonly found in the older adults.

In our youths, our jelly-like discs are plump and hydrated, providing fantastic cushion and lubrication for our spine. Over time, however, our discs tend to dry out. This breakdown of our spinal cushioning leads to chronic pain and makes us more prone to herniation.

4. Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis in which the connective tissue and cartilage in our joints break down over time. This form of arthritis is can be found all over your body (especially your hands and knees), but it can also hit your back.

Like Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis weakens the cushioning in your spine and makes it painful to move and perform everyday tasks.

5. Spinal Stenosis

“Stenosis” is derivative of a Greek word meaning “choking.” This refers to the narrowing of the spinal column, which happens as a cumulative effect of degenerative diseases like DDD or Osteoarthritis. Over time, Spinal Stenosis weakens your whole spinal column, degrading vertebrae and connective tissue alike.

Stenosis can lead to severe lower back pain, but most commonly felt as a pain in the legs, with a numbness or weakness emanating from the lower back.

Do You Have Lower Back Pain When Bending Over?

If you experience lower back pain when bending over, hopefully, this guide has given you some ideas as to why. If you suspect your back pain is a result of any one of these causes, contact us immediately. Our team of chiropractors can give you the pain relief you desperately need.


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June 5, 2018 Knee Pain

As we grow older, it’s normal to experience some aches and pains, or to hear alarming noises emanating from our joints when we get out of bed in the morning. Knee pain is fairly common; in fact, some 25% of Americans report that their knees hurt on a regular basis.

Before you chalk up twinges and aches to old age, it is important to make sure there isn’t a more serious underlying condition. In this post, we’ll take a look at the five most common reasons for knee pain — and explore some ways to get relief.

An Injury Incurred During Exercise

If you are an athlete, you may be prone to knee injury, especially if you’re new to the sport or haven’t warmed up properly before playing. Participating in a sport that requires lateral movement, jumping, or twisting such as basketball, tennis, figure skating, golf, or volleyball can result in sprained or torn ligaments. Runner’s knee is also a common overuse injury in — you guessed it — runners.

Knee-related injuries can range from minor issues that sideline you for a few days to serious conditions that require surgery, and may even take you out of the game permanently. If you are an athlete and your knees hurt, get yourself checked out to avoid further damage.

Excess Weight or Lack of Activity

On the other hand, people who are very sedentary may also experience knee pain. This goes double for folks who are carrying excess weight, which puts additional strain on the joints, the knees in particular. Try to take off some of the pounds to save your knees.

It’s important to move the body regularly to prevent injury and pain. To prevent knee pain, work on strengthening the leg muscles. Core stability is also important.

Pain Elsewhere in the Body

Everything in your body is connected. When you have an injured foot, an arthritic hip, or back strain, it’s quite possible that your knees hurt too. This is simply because your body isn’t in alignment, or you’re moving in unusual ways to overcompensate.

The remedy for this type of ancillary knee pain is pretty simple: address the initial problem. Consulting a chiropractor can also bring relief if your knees hurt because of your hip, foot, or back pain.

Arthritis

Did you know there are over 100 separate types of arthritis? Pain from any of them can be debilitating. Luckily, knee pain due to arthritis is treatable without the need for medication, joint replacement surgery, or corticosteroid injections with noninvasive treatments such as the Laser Knee Pain Protocol offered at the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages(R).

A Previous Injury

If you tore your ACL or dislocated your kneecap when you are younger, that might be the reason your knees hurt. Although the human body is pretty resilient, the knees are more easily re-injured than other joints — in part because they do so much of the “heavy lifting” of walking, moving, and just daily life.

Wearing braces during physical activity can both protect your knees from further injury and keep them from hurting because of the old one.

Do Your Knees Hurt?

If you have injured your knee or feel that your knees hurt due to old age or inactivity, Davis Clinic of Chiropractic can help! Our compassionate, experienced staff can also provide relief from knee pain associated with arthritis, a torn meniscus, a knee sprain or strain, bursitis, tendonitis, or wear and tear. Give us a call today to learn more about our nonsurgical, drug-free knee pain treatments.


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May 22, 2018 Weight Loss

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered what happened to the old you? The one that was younger, fitter, and thirty pounds lighter?

Sometimes it seems like poor habits or long work hours catch up with us overnight. You get caught up in your career and your life only to one day wake up and realize you no longer recognize the reflection in your mirror. Somewhere in between the sedentary desk job, the dinner dates, and those countless hours of lost sleep, you piled on pounds you never expected to gain.

Thankfully, there is a safe, easy way to burn fat without laboring for months at the gym or going under the knife. If traditional weight loss solutions aren’t for you, it may be time to consider Zerona.

What is Zerona?

Zerona is a revolutionary non-invasive laser therapy designed to eliminate unnecessary body fat. The end result is a more sculpted figure without the dangerous side effects or difficult recovery of surgical procedures like liposuction.

How Does Zerona Laser Therapy Work?

Zerona laser therapy uses cold lasers set upon a low level in order to target and eliminate fat cells from the body. This gentler approach avoids unsightly scarring or swelling that are common side effects of harsher laser treatments.

Because it is non-invasive, there is no need for inpatient care. It’s cheaper than traditional lipo procedures while eliminating the need for recovery after treatment.

Just how cheap is this procedure? Consider this: most liposuction surgeries cost around $4,000. In contrast, Zerona is only a fraction of the cost which combined with its efficiency and safety make it a preferred option for most patients seeking a quick and effective weight loss solution and alternative to liposuction.

Zerona is broken down into multiple out-patient treatment sessions spread out across the span of several weeks depending on what your specialists prescribes for you.

How to Choose the Right Chiropractor for Your Zerona Laser Therapy

Like any procedure, it’s important to do your research before selecting the right chiropractor for your procedure. Then set up a consultation with the provider you prefer. Ask to see their previous work. He or she should be able to showcase before and after photos of patients who have received Zerona in order to demonstrate the type of results you can expect.

Make sure you discuss all of your question and concerns with the provider before opting into a laser fat removal treatment. It’s important that you feel comfortable with the procedure before receiving it, but a chiropractor can only put you at ease if you communicate clearly with him or her.

Zerona in The Villages(R)

Zerona is a safe treatment option for many patients and an effective alternative to liposuction. At the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages(R) Florida, our Zerona treatment combined with our weight loss programs, have helped patients lose up to 40 pounds and 25 inches in as little as 6 weeks!

Do you live in the Ocala, Florida area and are you interested in taking advantage of this revolutionary laser therapy?

Contact Davis Clinic of Chiropractic at (352) 430-2121 to set up a Zerona weight loss consultation today.


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May 3, 2018 Neck Pain

Your neck needs your help. Though our smartphones have opened up new worlds of entertainment and information, the constant looking-down posture has given many people a bad case of “text-neck“, and you may be one of them.

The average smartphone user spends 5 hours every day on their smartphone (or other electronic devices). This can cause a lot of strain on your neck, back, and overall posture.

In fact, there’s a good chance that you’re looking down at your phone even now as you read this article! And though you may not feel it now, countless hours of your neck and head constantly pointed downward will put you at risk for unwanted aches and pains in the future. Even if the pain isn’t yet present, you might not appreciate the poor posture habits that come from a life of looking downwards.

So if you’re wondering how to fix neck posture issues before neck pain arises, consider these beneficial tips:

Change Your Viewing Habits

For those curious about how to fix neck posture due to smartphone usage, the answer is simple: look up. Instead of always holding your phone down near your lap, try to keep your phone at eye level whenever possible. This may seem awkward at first and will take some practice, but your neck will thank you.

Take a few minutes after using your phone to stretch your neck by gently looking all the way to your left and all the way to your right 10 times each. This will help prevent stiffness in the neck by keeping those muscles stretched.

Embrace the Double Chin

Though the look of a double chin may be due to a week jaw and poor neck posture, double chin exercises can actually be good for your posture. Known as “chin tucks”, the movement of sitting tall and carefully pulling your chin and head back to create a double chin effect can help to pull your head into proper alignment.

Perform 10 reps an hour of pulling your chin and head inwards and then releasing your chin forward again.

Strengthen Your Back

Your back and your neck work together as one to create good posture, so exercises that strengthen your back will work to fix your neck posture as well.

Shoulder blade pinches are great for improving neck and back posture. While standing or sitting straight, pinch your shoulder blades together as closely as you can and hold for a few seconds. You should feel the front of your shoulders roll back and align. Release and repeat the process 10 times every hour to see real improvement.

Seek Real Relief

Even though these exercises can make you more aware of your poor posture, it’s always good to see a professional to make sure your spine isn’t out of alignment. A visit to a good chiropractor can do wonders for your neck and back pain and help prevent further injury.

If you need to know how to fix neck posture problems, the best answer is to see someone who can do the job for you. Find real relief by contacting us.


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April 19, 2018 Back Surgery

No matter what kind of surgery you get, there will be a risk of something going wrong. You’re willing to take that risk because you believe it’s worth the opportunity to fix a serious issue that’s been causing you a lot of pain and health issues.

Complications from back surgery are especially worrisome because the spinal cord is such an important part of your body’s functionality.

If you’re having ongoing pain after undergoing spinal surgery, you could be experiencing some of the common complications from back surgery.

In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the possible complications you could be dealing with.

3 Complications From Back Surgery

The origin of issues with the back and spinal cord can be difficult to pinpoint without the help of a doctor, but here are three common back surgery complications you could be experiencing.

1. Infection

As with any surgery, there is always the risk of infection because you are working with open wounds and bacteria can easily get into your bloodstream. To prevent infections, antibiotics are often prescribed before you undergo surgery. However, infections can still occur in a small number of back surgeries.

If the incision wound looks abnormal and does not seem to be healing, but rather getting worse, you may have an infection. If it’s only an external infection, this can be easily treated with antibiotics.

If you experience symptoms like fever, chills, and increasing back pain, you may have a more severe infection. If the infection spreads into your spinal cord, this is much more dangerous and may require an operation to drain the fluids. Call a doctor immediately if you believe you have an infection.

2. Dural Tear

There is a sac of membrane tissue that covers the spinal cord called dura mater. If surgery is being performed on the spine, it is quite common for dural tears to occur. Usually, the surgeon will notice the tear during surgery and fix the issue right away. But sometimes, these tears can go unnoticed, leading to complications later on.

If you have a dural tear, fluid will leak from the membrane sac and cause spinal headaches and potentially lead to infection. Typically, the leaking fluid will seal the tear on its own. If it doesn’t, you’ll need to go back in for another operation to have it re-sealed.

3. Nerve Injury

When performing surgery on the spine, the biggest complication that can occur is damaging the nerves. The nerves in the spine are so important to our body’s functionality, which is why nerve damage can lead to paralysis.

Nerve damage is common in back surgeries and can occur from bruising or accidental scalpel cuts.

If you’re experiencing numbness, tingling, difficulty walking, or neuropathic pain, these are some of the signs you’ve experienced nerve damage from your surgery. Nerves can and usually will repair itself, but it may take a long time. If the nerve does not repair itself, then the nerve damage may be permanent.

For More Information

If you are having ongoing issues after getting back surgery, call your doctor to find out exactly what it is. Spinal issues are complicated and can be dangerous and harmful if not treated right away.

If you have any more questions about common complications from back surgery or would like to avoid back surgery, please contact us today.


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April 10, 2018 Chiropractic

Carpal tunnel syndrome currently affects approximately 2.7 percent of the U.S. population.

If you’re part of this group, your doctor may have been told that you’ll eventually need surgery or dangerous prescription drugs to eliminate your symptoms. There are other options, though.

If you’re not interested in having surgery, consider trying one of the alternative carpal tunnel therapy options listed below.

What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome starts when the carpal tunnel — the opening below the base of the wrist that holds the median nerve — becomes inflamed.

This inflammation presses on the median nerve. This pressure causes pain, tingling, and numbness in the hand and/or wrist.

Some other symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:

  • Difficulty moving the hands or arms
  • Muscle weakness and shaking
  • Loss of awareness of your hand’s position in space (proprioception)

You may also notice that these symptoms get worse when you’re using your hands a lot (e.g., when you’re driving, typing, or reading a book).

Alternative Carpal Tunnel Therapy Options

These non-surgical alternatives are a great place to start if you want to relieve your carpal tunnel symptoms.

Wrist Splints

Wrist splints help stabilize your wrist to avoid overextending or flexing it. They also help you avoid too much repetitive use, bending, or pressure.

Most people only wear splints at night to avoid accidentally aggravating the median nerve while they sleep. You can also wear it during the day, too, if you find your hands and wrists aching a lot.

Postural Adjustments

One of the easiest ways to treat carpal tunnel syndrome is to adjust the way you sit while you’re at work. Some adjustments that can have a major impact on your pain include:

  • Raising or lowering your desk
  • Raising your computer screen
  • Sitting up straighter

As soon as you start noticing symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, check your posture to see if it could be aggravating your pain.

Chiropractic Treatment

Surprisingly, if your spine is out of alignment, you’re more likely to experience nerve compression throughout the body.

A chiropractor can help adjust the spine to get things aligned properly and reduce your symptoms, as well as adjust the bones in the wrist and forearm directly to relieve pressure on your median nerve.

Ultrasound Therapy

You can also visit a chiropractor or physical therapist for a therapeutic ultrasound.

This treatment uses high- or low-energy sound waves to penetrate the tissue in the wrist and hands. These sound waves help relax the muscle and reduce inflammation to minimize your symptoms.

Hand and Wrist Exercises

There are lots of hand and wrist exercises you can also do to relieve your pain and improve your range of motion.

Some good exercises to start with include:

  • Clockwise and counter-clockwise wrist circles
  • Spreading the fingers apart (wrap a rubber band around your fingers for extra resistance)
  • Holding a prayer pose to stretch the wrists and forearms

You can do these simple exercises while watching TV or hanging out at home. Just be sure not to overstretch the painful areas — you could end up doing more damage.

Looking for Carpal Tunnel Therapy

If you live in or around The Villages, Lady Lake, or Ocala, Florida and are looking for alternative carpal tunnel therapy options, contact us at the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic today.

We’ll give you the tools you need to start feeling more like your old self.


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March 27, 2018 Back Pain

7 out of 10 Americans take at least one prescription drug ranging from birth control prescriptions to antibiotics. While taking medications to help with problems like back pain may make you feel better at first, they may be harming your body in the long run.

Instead, there are a number of at-home-remedies on how to fix back pain and none of them involve medication. Find out how to ease back pain and rid your body of medications you may not even realize are harming your body.

Back Pain Symptoms

It’s important to know what your symptoms are and what’s causing your back pain to know what remedies will help, and which ones to stay away from. Knowing what’s causing your back pain will narrow the treatments to fix back pain.

Types of Back Pain

Chronic neck and back pain has a number of different types, including herniated discs and sciatica. Luckily, there ways to alleviate the pain without having to make a trip to the medicine cabinet.

Stretching

The easiest way to treat back pain is to begin stretching at home. Simple yoga stretches in the morning and at night will loosen your muscles and relieve pressure in the back. Stretching for as little as 10 minutes or as long as 30 minutes will prevent lower back pain. Start with yoga positions that don’t require you to leave the floor and work your way up.

Make sure to breathe deeply, and talk to your doctor before starting any stretching routines.

A Good Night’s Sleep

Getting a good nights sleep each night will prevent back pain and energize your body and mind.

Make sure your mattress has a firm top, and experimenting with sleeping positions could ease the pain as well. This can include propping a pillow between your legs to help with the natural curve of your spine.

Hot and Cold

Know when to apply a hot pad or a cold pack. Cold packs are commonly used when there is inflammation, while hot pads are used to relax muscles and alleviate pain. Apply a heating pad for 15-20 minutes at a time and a cold pack for 10 minutes at a time.

Herb Relief

Herb relief is a natural remedy that helps your body in the same way an over-the-county drug can. Ginger, chamomile, and arnica are natural herbs used in teas, essential oils, and ointments for the body.

Chiropractic Help

If home remedies aren’t working, it may be time to reach out to a chiropractor. There are many treatments on how to fix back pain that won’t involve medications or surgery.

One type of treatment on how to fix back pain is the DRS Protocol which is a nonsurgical, drug-free treatment that has helped thousands of patients get relief from chronic pain conditions.

The DRS Protocol, offered at the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages(R), FL, is an effective treatment for the relief of neck and back pain conditions.

How to Fix Back Pain in The Villages(R)

Fixing back pain without using prescriptions or medication is easy. Simply make an appointment with Davis Clinic Chiropractic to learn more about our DRS Protocol treatment.


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February 27, 2018 Pain KillersPain Medication

More than 64,0000 people died from an opioid overdose in 2017 in a continued upward trend. The rate has nearly doubled in just 10 years.

What are opioids? What’s fueling this opioid epidemic? Is it happening where I live? Am I at risk?

You probably have a lot of questions.

Let’s explore the answers.

What Are Opioids?

Opioids are a specific class of painkillers. This drug class includes illegal drugs like heroin. But it also includes painkillers that can be obtained legally like:

  • Fentanyl
  • Oxycodone (Oxycotin)
  • Codeine
  • Morphine
  • Hydrocodone (Vicodin)

These drugs interact with the opioid receptors in the brain, causing feelings of relaxation and/or euphoria. This is in addition to their intended purpose of relieving pain.

Are Opioids Inherently Dangerous?

Everyone’s talking about the opioid crisis these days for good reason. When taken as directed, prescribed opioids can be effective at masking symptoms. But they have many side effects like:

  • Constipation
  • Difficulty thinking
  • Shallow breathing
  • Sedation

On top of this, taking them as directed isn’t as easy as pharmaceutical companies would like us to believe. These drugs are highly addictive.

People who were on them temporarily may become dependent. A dependent person “feels” like they need it even after they have healed.

This dependence eventually becomes a full-blown addiction.

What may start as genuine pain relief often leads to drug-seeking. Eventually, people purchase on the black market to feed a growing addiction.

People who start out on prescription opioids may turn to heroin when their prescription runs out to get a similar “high” for less money. Around 60% of opioid deaths are not caused by the prescription opioids themselves.

But they often started with people legitimately seeking pain relief.

What’s Feeding the Crisis?

There’s a lot of blame to throw around. Some people blame the doctors who prescribe them. Others the pharmaceutical companies that develop them. And yet others blame the insurers.

The largest issue is the fact that doctors are prescribing these medications to their patients when there are much safer options to relieve pain.

A patient comes in with lower back pain. Instead of discussing how to actually stop the source of the pain, the patient is sent home with a prescription.

Where Is the Opioid Epidemic?

The opioid epidemic isn’t isolated to prominent cities like New York City, Los Angeles or Chicago. It’s all over. You’ll find “hot spots” in states across the nation like New Mexico, West Virginia, Florida and Maine.

Opioids can be found in both the suburbs and the city. They’re found in rural communities and small towns alike.

For teens, the opioid death rate rose 19% between 2010 and 2015. Preventing the flow of drugs into schools has been a high priority over last few years.

You Can Help

The opioid epidemic is growing. But people like you can make a difference.

If you’re using these medications or seeking pain relief, know that there are better and safer choices.

Explore other pain relief options like lifestyle changes, yoga, exercise, chiropractic care, dietary changes, etc.

Are you ready to explore a different kind of chiropractic care? Do you want to get lasting pain relief without addictive drugs and invasive surgeries? Contact us today!


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February 13, 2018 Back Pain Treatment

Valentine’s Day is a beautiful day of love and affection.

But love doesn’t only need to be expressed toward your partner. Your back needs some special attention, too.

Flowers and chocolates won’t do, but there are other great ways to say “I love you” to your back. Here are 4 ways to treat your back this Valentine’s Day.

1. Get a Massage

A massage is one of the most classic ways to pamper yourself. It’s also a way to keep your back in top shape.

Not only do massages relax you, but they are medically beneficial. Massages are known to decrease stress hormones and promote the production of white blood cells.

There are many massage techniques, from a general Swedish massage to sports massages that target specific areas. Other techniques are more spiritual and incorporate meditative elements. Evaluating your needs and personal outlook will help you choose the right style for you.

Whichever technique you choose to get, know that a trip to the spa for a massage is a fantastic way to treat your back on Valentine’s Day.

2. Go to a Chiropractor

Chiropractic may not hold the same luxurious, pampering connotation that massages have. But depending on the origin of your pain, it can be an even more effective way to treat your back.

While massages focus on your muscles, chiropractic treatment concentrates on your skeletal system.

Sometimes your bones and joints become misaligned. This can cause grinding, pinched nerves, or other problems that result in debilitating pain.

Luckily, a quick trip to a licensed chiropractor can literally snap you back into shape.

Even if you don’t have significant back pain, regular appointments with a chiropractor give you a frequent tune-up and can prevent major injury down the line.

3. Stretch

Imagine a rubber band. It’s stretchy and flexible.

Now imagine that same rubber band after it’s been put in the freezer for a few hours. It’s stiff, brittle, and could easily snap if mishandled.

Muscles aren’t much more than big fleshy rubber bands that help move your body.

When primed, they’re strong and can demonstrate surprising flexibility. But when they’re put to work without being properly prepared, they have limited range of motion and are more prone to injury.

That’s why it’s important to stretch and warm up your muscles. Stretching in the morning and after you’ve been sitting for long periods keep your body limber and healthy.

Want to strengthen your back and your relationship with stretching on Valentine’s Day? Sign you and your partner up for a couples yoga class.

4. Buy a Massage Chair

Wouldn’t it be great to access the relaxing, revitalizing effects of a massage from the comfort of your own home?

If you’re really looking to splurge on your back for this holiday of love, consider buying a massage chair. It won’t quite replicate the expert hands of a therapist, but you have the freedom of treatment any day, any time of day.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to purchase the super expensive chairs you’d find at a mall kiosk. As a cheaper alternative, you can buy a massage chair insert that fits right in your favorite armchair.

With a V-Day purchase of a massage chair, you can love your back year-round.

More Ways to Treat Your Back

Sometimes these options aren’t enough to make your back feel the love.

If you suffer from serious chronic back pain, consider expert treatment through the DRS Protocol(TM).


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