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Take Care of Your Spine – Regular Care Improves Your Health

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Back Pain, Chiropractic, Exercise, Healing, Health Tips, Main Line, Neuropathy, Pain, Philadelphia Area, Sports Injuries, Therapy | 0 comments

Take Care of Your Spine – Regular Care Improves Your Health

Care of your spine is like care of your teeth, a must. Neglected teeth leads to deterioration, which looks bad, feels bad and is very costly when you finally decide to take care of them. The spine, with its 24 vertebrae, houses your spinal cord, part of your central nervous system. Emanating from the spinal cord between each pair of vertebrae are pairs of spinal nerves that lead to your organs, muscles, skin and every single inch of your insides. These nerves control and monitor every activity in every part of your body. Between each pair of vertebrae is a disc. The discs are made of fibrous ligaments with a soft gelatinous center. The spinal nerves lie next to these discs. If a vertebrae gets moved out of alignment, or if a disc bulges (‘slipped disc’), pressure is put on the spinal nerves, and whatever structures those nerves lead to gets compromised. Chiropractic spinal adjustments, along with spinal muscle release techniques as I perform them, free the spine and align the vertebrae for optimal nervous system control of your body. Furthermore, any kinks, knots, stiffness, sprains or strains of your neck or back left untreated can lead to a progression of deterioration, ultimately leaving you with early debility. You do not want to be one of those people that looks and feels old before their time, stiff, inflexible and unable to live life freely. How does a neglected spine lead to early arthritis and debility? Stiffness and knots create decreased range of motion and, because vertebrae are being rocked out of alignment, pressure is put on the nerves and discs as well. This starves the discs of nourishment because less fluid gets into the spinal joints which, due to lack of blood supply, rely on movement for their lubrication. This leads to disc thinning, bone spur formations and eventual immobility in that area. We’ve all seen seniors who are hunched over, or can’t turn their heads or bend over to tie their shoes. Many people take better care of their cars than their spines. Maintenance is the key! Give your spine regular ‘adjustments’ BEFORE issues arise. This will keep the body, including your immune system, digestion and all bodily functions operating at optimal levels AND slow down spinal aging! Maintenance is how we treat our teeth, our cars and our spines. Regular maintenance for your spine means coming in for a special gentle chiropractic spinal treatment with Dr. Martin Orimenko every four to six weeks. Keep your spine limber and your body functioning at its peak with regularly scheduled spinal adjustments....

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Doctors Using Holistic Remedies for Pain Management

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Pain | 0 comments

At Live Well Holistic Health, we are proponents of using holistic remedies to manage pain. As believers in alternative methodologies that are non-invasive and do not require surgery, we are able to provide deep relief for our clients suffering from chronic or sudden injuries.

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5 Signs You Need To See A Chiropractor

Posted by on Nov 5, 2013 in Pain | 0 comments

Chiropractic is a very powerful and effective way to both cure and prevent pain and injury. Keeping the spine in healthy alignment is the key to maintaining a comfortable musculoskeletal, as well as neurological balance that can mean all the difference between optimum or compromised function.

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How To Combat The Onset Of A Migraine

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Pain | 0 comments

Many people are susceptible to migraine headaches, with women three times more likely to get them than men. This can be due to hormonal changes that affect estrogen levels, as well as the ingestion of oral contraceptives, which can aggravate migraines. Food sensitivities and digestive issues can trigger migraines as well. Migraine headaches can also be hereditary. Signs of a Migraine Those of you who know the intensity and pain associated with a migraine most likely can tell when one is about to appear. Early warning signs include symptoms such as a “migraine aura,” which can include blind spots, snowy vision, the sensation of flashing lights around the eyes, along with tingling or a numb feeling in the skin. A sensitivity to light and sound, irritability, depression, or other changes in mood are additional symptoms, as well as dizziness, weakness, lightheadedness, and a stiffness in the neck. Once a migraine hits full on, you may experience nausea, diarrhea, and an overall inability to tolerate noise and light. Combating Migraines Before They Become Full Blown At Live Well Holistic Health Center, we are well aware of how debilitating migraines can be. We work with those clients who suffer from migraines by uncovering and treating the cause, as well as specific treatments to quiet them down before they become full blown. Relax and Get Alkaline One of the most important things to remember when you feel the onset of a migraine is to relax. Ingesting something highly alkaline will help to neutralize the feeling, such as a teaspoon of baking soda in water. Trigger Foods Certain foods may trigger a migraine, especially those containing tyramine and/or nitrates. Here is a partial list: •    Eggplant •    Spinach •    Potatoes •    Sausage •    Smoked meat •    Aged cheese •    Sugar •    Beer •    Red wine •    Citrus fruit •    Fermented soy products Avoiding ingredients like MSG (monosodium glutamate) or foods that contain additives, such as artificial coloring or flavoring, can help prevent migraines. There are other causes, such as individual food allergies, dehydration, lack of sleep, shock, stress, worry, changes in barometric pressure, and close proximity to florescent lights. Massage and Chiropractic Deep massage and properly administered chiropractic protocols such as those we provide at Live Well Holistic Health Center can help to eliminate migraine headaches. We have had great success with clients who come to us for this kind of help. Changes in lifestyle where you include a regular system of exercise that includes deep breathing and relaxation techniques, such as yoga are particularly helpful. Helpful Foods Eating foods that contradict migraines is extremely advisable. These foods include dark leafy greens, fresh vegetables, whole grains, and quality protein. Fish oils that contain Omega 3 are particularly helpful, as are foods containing magnesium like almonds and cashews. Drinking lots of pure water, avoiding caffeine, eating regular meals, limiting alcohol intake, and getting a good night’s sleep is paramount to staying migraine-free. Keeping Track Another helpful means to understanding the source of your migraine headaches is keeping a diary that keeps track of each migraine. Write down what you ate that day and what was happening around you to help you determine your personal triggers. Contact Us Please contact us via our online form or scheduling tool or call (610) 896-1554 for more information on how to combat migraines naturally and how to keep them...

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When Is It Time To Seek a Certified Chiropractor For Your Body Aches

Posted by on Sep 28, 2013 in Back Pain, Pain | 0 comments

At Live Well Holistic Health we are constantly asked when is the right time to seek a certified chiropractor. Our response is that with the stresses of today’s lifestyle, it is a good idea to begin even before you have an ache or pain, as keeping the spine free from misalignment is the key to optimum and consistent health.

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What Are The Main Causes of Neck and Back Pain?

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 in Back Pain, Pain | 0 comments

Neck pain is often referred to as cervical pain and can include many uncomfortable symptoms. Back pain can often start out as a twinge and increase in intensity if left untreated. When the first signs of discomfort occur, it is best to see a professional who can gently and deliberately help to remove the problem.

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