Non-Surgical Pain Relief: Decompression Therapy

Non-Surgical Pain Relief: Decompression Therapy

Neck or Back Pain Relief with Chiropractic Care and Decompression Therapy

If you’ve been told you need surgery for herniated, bulging, degenerative, or ruptured discs but are concerned about the risks, you are a potential candidate for decompression therapy. Decompression is a safe, non-surgical therapy developed to relieve the pain using traction.

What is decompression therapy?

By cycling through distraction and relaxation phases of treatment, a spinal disc can be placed under negative pressure, causing a vacuum effect. This decompression allows bulging or herniated disc material to be drawn back within the disc. This increases oxygen and blood flow to the affected areas to promote healing, relieve pain, and speed up the recovery process.

How does it work?

Decompression therapy reduces the pressure on spinal discs and facet joints through unloading created by distraction and positioning. Decompression therapy effectively enhances the healing process and often renders quick, effective pain relief that enables most patients to return to an active lifestyle. However, it is important to remember that decompression therapy will not address your subluxations. Therefore, therapy is most effective when combined with chiropractic adjustments.

How long does it take?

Your treatment plan will be customized for your individual condition and needs. The average treatment protocol ranges from one to three months (12-24 sessions) with individual session times lasting from 10-20 minutes in length.

Call Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic at (321) 636-5200 for information and to schedule your appointment today.

Make an Impact in Your Community to Reduce the Opiod Overuse

Make an Impact in Your Community to Reduce the Opiod Overuse

With 136 Americans dying every day from an opioid-related overdose and mental health on the decline during the pandemic, the opioid crisis remains at an all-time high.

Increasing visibility of chiropractic during the pandemic has never been more important. With 50 million chronic pain sufferers and mental health on the decline, informing your communities that drug-free chiropractic care is available to alleviate pain, optimize health and most importantly, mitigate the opioid crisis, is key to a healthy and vibrant community. We need your help to build chiropractic awareness at the grassroots level.

Contact your local legislative body (Board of Supervisor or City Council) requesting a proclamation in your city/town/state to designate September as Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month.

If you or someone you know are looking for alternatives to medications that have addictive side effects, call Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic at (321) 636-5200 for information and to schedule your appointment today.

Auto Accidents & Chiropractic Care For You

Auto Accidents & Chiropractic Care For You

Imagine one day you’re driving home from running errands and begin to think about your plans for later in the day. Then immediately you get blind sided from another driver and your day gets upended.

The effects of an auto accident can play a detrimental role on one’s health in which chiropractic care can help. Even if the accident was a minor one, it can apply severe stress to your neck, spine, and surrounding soft tissues. Sometimes symptoms do not show up for months or even years.

The unwanted stress can cause a wide variety of signs and symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, nausea, blurred vision, tinnitus, neck rigidity, low back pain, arm/shoulder pain and other potential indicators. It is important to not wait to get yourself checked out because what may be a simple issue can turn into a much more complex case. In addition, for insurance reasons, it is imperative to document your injuries within three days.

If you have been in an accident or a loved that you know, don’t wait out your symptoms. Come in and get yourself assessed and restore your optimal function, get back your quality of life, and health before it worsens!

Schedule your appointment today at Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic at (321) 636-5200.

Chiropractic Care for Children

Chiropractic Care for Children

Have you ever contemplated the benefits of chiropractic care for your children?

Although children seem to rebound back from most injuries rapidly, many parents don’t comprehend the long-term consequences of misalignments that children develop in their spine.

Unfortunately, children do not always express exactly what they feel when they are uncomfortable or in pain. Just like with adults, if the primary cause is left alone for too long it can develop into much more significant issues.

Chiropractic care may be helpful for your child’s development. After development and birth, children growing into toddlers are faced with the developmental task of crawling and walking. While children are learning to overcome these tasks, they are also going through a substantial amount of straining, twisting, and falling.

While growth continues, and the child reaches the age where they play with pets, friends, and family, they can begin to develop bad posture, start playing contact sports, wearing heavier backpacks, and encounter the stress of more regular responsibilities. As these kids develop teenagers and high school graduates, they join the workforce, which could place more strain on them depending on their chosen field.

As a parent, you need to make it a focus to ensure that all the falls, stress, trauma, and physical demands that your children go through do not stop them from being kids. Chiropractic care is all about protecting your body from harm and chiropractor’s exams are not unpleasant but extensive enough that, even if your child is too young to communicate, or too shy, they can determine if treatment is needed or not.

Call us at Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic to schedule an appointment for your child today, at (321) 636-5200.

Increase Your Workplace Productivity With Chiropractic Care

Increase Your Workplace Productivity With Chiropractic Care

If you are a business owner who is seeking to increase company productivity, chiropractic care can offer you solutions.

Many know that chiropractic can alleviate physical symptoms, like back and neck pain, but numerous people do not know that chiropractic can also remove several other physical ailments, as well as reduce many physiological and emotional issues.

By working forty plus hours per week, whether it’s manual labor or a desk job, it can take a toll on one’s body.  High-stress jobs can lead to elevated blood pressure, diabetes, anxiety and depression, along with other medical complications.  For employers, high amounts of sick days can incur them billions of dollars, especially when accounting for employees not performing a full day’s work due to illness and substantial medical payouts.  Corporations may want to reconsider about workplace wellness programs, such as corporate chiropractic care plans, to increase employee productivity and decrease sick days.

If you are particularly interested in corporate wellness plans for the sake of increasing company productivity and decreasing sick days amongst employees, chiropractic care is an excellent way to bring about overall health, general positivity, and numerous other benefits to your employees.

Call Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic for more information and to schedule your appointment today at (321) 636-5200.

Are You Experiencing from the Symptoms of Tech Neck?

Are You Experiencing the Symptoms of Tech Neck?

Are you guilty of spending a lot of time utilizing electronic devices, such as cell phones and laptops, and continuously looking down to look at the screen? 

Then you could be one of an increasing number of people experiencing tech neck. This widespread use of technology is placing our spines and necks under a lot of pressure. For instance, our heads weigh 10- 12 pounds when they are in a neutral position, but once we bend them forward 1 inch, it is an additional 10 pounds of unnecessary pressure on the spine. So, if you have your head bent forward 3 inches, that’s 30 pounds of pressure placed upon the base of your neck causing a strain on the spine and surrounding musculature.

This explains why tech neck is a growing problem, but is it something you are showing the symptoms of? And if so, what actions can you do to remedy it? Text neck occurs with several symptoms, which primarily relate to a sore or painful sensation in the neck. Severe muscle spasms or rough, troublesome pains are also commonplace when the condition worsens. Some patients have noted pain or tightness in their shoulders, while others experience shooting pains that run down their arms. The latter are neurological symptoms that happen as the result of a nerve being pinched.

We can offer you an individualized treatment program that will alleviate these symptoms. These lifestyle changes include how to use technology while preventing your head from tilting forward, how to correct your overall posture, and how to keep your spine in a healthy, neutral position always. By undergoing chiropractic treatment while practicing these exercises in your own time, it’ll help eliminate any of the symptoms generated by tech neck and will also enable you to put all the necessary steps in place to make sure the condition does not happen again.

If these symptoms sound very familiar to you, you should contact us at Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic at (321) 636-5200 to schedule your appointment today.

Improve Your Sleep Quality with Chiropractic Care

Improve Your Sleep Quality with Chiropractic Care

Are you getting enough sleep? Waking up in the middle of the night? Or waking up more tired than before you went to bed?

A good night’s sleep is one of the most essential issues you can do to enhance your health. This can indicate that some lifestyle changes may need to be done so you can be ready for the following day. Making an appointment for a chiropractic adjustment can play a significant role in making that decision.  An interrupted sleep can have you tossing and turning for hours, resulting in back or neck pain over time. This can also occur from not utilizing the appropriate pillows.

A chiropractor can get your neck and back pain under management and improve the quality of your sleep. You can eventually wake up feeling rested from some of the best sleep of your life. Here is how it’s done:

1.  A chiropractor can relieve the discomfort that is causing restless sleep. Some patients get into bed already feeling the effects of a spinal misalignment. Poor sleep simply makes this worse over time. Spinal adjustments can increase blood flow which promotes relaxation and gets your body prepared for the night in advance.

2. A chiropractor can review your sleeping pattern and offer solutions. Your sleeping position will be evaluated and be recommended a better option for you based on the assessment. Also, particular pillows or supportive mattress will be recommended as a key to a better night.

3. Chiropractic care reduces tension and improves body efficiencies. Correcting misalignments allows your spine to release tension that naturally increases. The release of this tension allows your body to lessen and become more relaxed. Chiropractic care also improves your body to be more effective at using energy, so it is easier for your body to relax at the end of a long day.

If you are suffering from a sleep condition such as insomnia or sleep apnea, or you simply cannot get a good night’s sleep, make an appointment with Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic today at (321) 636-5200.

Dealing With Neck and Back Pain in the Workplace

Dealing With Neck and Back Pain in the Workplace

Back pain is one of the most frequent workplace injuries, and many of these injuries are due to inadequate ergonomics in the workplace.

Even routine work that involves no special agility or strength such as sitting in an office chair or performing heavy lifting, can trigger back pain. Utilizing ergonomic standards can minimize work-related back injuries and back pain. Back pain is one of the top causes why people miss work. 

Back pain and repetitive stress injuries can happen to both white and blue-collar workers. Workplace ergonomics help both types of employees avoid accidental and repetitive motion injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, neck strain, leg pain, and back pain. Ergonomics is the art of designing the workplace, task, and equipment to suit the worker with the objective of increasing productivity and lessening injuries.

People who work in physically demanding occupations, especially in those jobs that require heavy lifting, are at greatest risk for back injury. Healthcare workers who provide direct patient care are at higher risk for back pain, for example, as are construction workers or manufacturers. For these workers, ergonomics concentrates on applying the appropriate means and body mechanics to prevent musculoskeletal injuries.

Individuals who sit for the most part of the workday, such as those who sit in an office chair to work at a computer, are at a high possibility for back pain and recurring motion injuries. Ergonomics for these workers consist of providing office chairs that maximize back support. In addition, it encourages good posture and modifies these office chairs to the proper height for each worker suited for their bodies. Office ergonomic procedures also include taking regular breaks and stretching intermittently.

For more information about workplace ergonomics and back pain, contact us at Fogarty Chiropractic at (321) 636-5200 to schedule your appointment today.

Boost Your Immune System Naturally and With Chiropractic Care

Boost Your Immune System Naturally and With Chiropractic Care

You can help your body increase its ability to fight off the common cold, flu, and infections, both bacterial and viral in nature, with these simple ideas. 

Use this information as your first line of defense in restoring your immune system along with regular chiropractic adjustments.

1.            Increase your daily intake of Vitamin C to 1,000-3,000 mg in divided doses. Vitamin C promotes healing and increases your body’s immune response.  Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin, meaning that your body uses what it needs and whatever is left over is given back to nature.  In order to get the necessary amount of vitamin C from orange juice, you would have to drink five to six gallons a day.

2.            Increase your daily intake of Vitamin D to 5,000-10,000 IU. Getting enough vitamin D is not only important for maintaining healthy bones, but also helps improve resistance against certain diseases, reduces the risk of the flu, and helps with depression and energy levels.

3.            Start taking up to 30 mg of zinc daily.

4.            Drinking at least a half gallon of water a day helps your body flush toxins out your system and will stimulate your body’s own natural defense. If you drink coffee, alcohol, tea, or sodas, replace that volume of liquid with more water. These are all diuretics that rob your body of water.

5.            Gargling with warm salt water is also very beneficial.  The salt water changes the pH level in your mouth and throat, thus acting as a barrier to bacteria or virus. 

6.            Discontinue consuming all dairy products. Dairy produces mucus which feeds bacteria and virus making them stronger. 

7.            Get Adjusted! When your spine is adjusted, your body will be given the best chance that it has to fight off infections.  Scientists have found that people who receive regular chiropractic adjustments have superior immune systems. Remember the nervous system controls the immune system.

Call Fogarty Chiropractic today to schedule your appointment at (321) 636-5200.