Chiropractic and Spinal Decompression Therapy

Chiropractic and Spinal Decompression Therapy

Most humans spend a lot of time sitting while at their computers and watching TV.

Sitting creates more pounds per square inch on the lumbar spine and its discs than any other activity. This can lead to the spine compressing, wearing down the spinal discs, and degeneration over time. Decompressing the spine makes the spine less susceptible to this degeneration and breakdown which can result in radiating leg pain, numbness, and tingling.

Spinal decompression therapy is a non-invasive treatment that doesn’t require any medication and is not very time-consuming. Depending on the patient’s condition, it can provide relief after only a couple of sessions. This treatment addresses pain in the spine when it is compressed, which stops blood flow to the affected area, which in turn slows the oxygen to the area and limits the nutrients. Spinal decompression involves making space between the vertebrae, letting the oxygen and nutrients flow unobstructed to the spine and easing general pain, specific pain, and even migraines.

Spinal decompression coupled with chiropractic adjustments benefits patients with common issues like sciatica, spinal stenosis, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, and facet syndrome.

Would you like to find out if spinal decompression therapy is for you? Contact Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic to find out more information and schedule your appointment today by calling (321) 636-5200.

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.

Why You Should Correct Your Posture

Why You Should Correct Your Posture

Posture is an everyday issue for you and others.

In today’s age, most people lead sedentary lives on their computers and phones. Sitting puts more pressure, more pounds per square inch on your lower spine than any other position creating nerve pressure affecting your health in many ways. Hunched and slumped are unnatural body mechanics and can have effects on your health. Here are only a few:

  1. Tension headaches can occur from strained neck muscles.
  2. Hunched forward may cause fatigue due to a lack of oxygen.
  3. It can exacerbate gastrointestinal reflux.
  4. Poor posture can generate pinched nerves in your spine causing back pain.
  5. Jaw pain may arise from spine misalignment of the cervical spine.
  6. Poor posture and spinal misalignments can alter your sexual function.

Instead of allowing these effects of poor posture to occur, let us assist you. If you find yourself experiencing any of the above, chiropractic care can help you achieve optimal function and boost your mood.

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

Headaches Are Such a Pain in the Neck

Headaches Are Such a Pain in the Neck

Many Americans experience and suffer from treacherous headaches.

Whether it is the slight aggravating pressure, to the sharp piercing type that makes us want to crawl into a cave and never come out. Most people believe that taking medication is the solution for their headache without ever realizing what is causing the pain. In addition, all medications pushed or prescribed have side effects that can be debilitating for other body systems.

Headaches can have numerous distinct causes that can range from environmental stimuli, emotional stress, and/or daily behaviors. Many headaches are considered tension, migraine, or cervicogenic headaches. Poor posture regarding various lifestyles, headaches typically arise from muscle tension in the neck and can be exacerbated by certain neck movements.

With routine chiropractic adjustments, patients can slow down the buildup of muscle tension in the neck and maintain proper spinal health. At Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic, we can help identify the cause that is triggering the headache and work to correct the cause of your headaches.

If you have a question about any headaches you may have had or currently have, call and schedule an appointment with Fogarty Chiropractic at (321) 636-5200.

Work At Ease at Home With Chiropractic Care

Work At Ease at Home With Chiropractic Care

With the current covid-19 pandemic, more and more American people are working from home.

These individuals that made the transition found it to be challenging and now have developed tendency to a reduced amount of overall activity and causing the proverbial covid weight gain.

Physical health is affected when working from home. Individuals tend to get out of bed and sit at their computers, or worse spend hours on their iPad. Typically, the office environment offers ergonomic chairs or other amenities. In general, people, do not invest in proper spinal support in their home. We can recommend ergonomic supports and tips when the office is now your home. Equipment that is supportive and comfortable for your home is essential as well as addressing the issues of your health with a proper individualized treatment plan tailored just for you. If you want more information, click on the article below.

If you fall into this category, don’t wait! Chiropractic care can assist in addressing the related issues. Call and schedule an appointment today with Fogarty Chiropractic at (321) 636-5200.

Standing Tall and Confident

Standing Tall and Confident

By making lifestyle changes with the use of chiropractic care, it naturally brings our bodies back into their proper alignment.

Maintaining good posture and ergonomics is an essential component to aid in maintaining our alignment.

In our technological age, more and more people are hunched over at their computers or phones. ”Text necks” is a term in which a person is constantly looking down their phone, iPad, or laptop reducing the curvature in the neck and upper thoracic region. This forward head translation places pressure not only in the upper cervical spine, but throughout the entire spinal cord affecting the low back also. With this poor posture, a wide array of health conditions can arise such as headaches, neck pain, premature aging of the spine, and more.

Use the 90/90 rule when sitting in your chair. Make sure elbows and knees are at 90-degree angles. Keep a lumbar pillow in your chair or seat. Hold your mobile devices at eye level and prop up your computer if necessary. Avoid heavy back packs, purses, or wallets in your back pocket. These tips are just a couple of recommendations that our clinic can help you with.

If you would like to know more suggestions, call or schedule your appointment today with Fogarty Chiropractic at (321) 636-5200!

Stretching It Out

Stretching It Out

Have you ever noticed your dog or cat when they wake up, the first thing that they do is stretch?

Then why is it when we wake up, we just jump up and hit the ground running? Think for a moment what that action does to our muscles and joints. Stretching whether it is first thing in the morning, after sitting at our computers, or after a commute to work is integral to good health. It elongates muscles, increases blood flow to the tissue, and prevents injuries and muscle splitting.

There is something rewarding when your body gets the love it needs, especially if we are consistent with it. In addition to chiropractic care, stretching and exercise helps keep your body stay with balance and alignment. For some people, becoming active is not a problem and others simply do not enjoy it. Regardless, when you get into a routine, it can be the most beneficial aspect to your life.

At Fogarty Chiropractic, we can help you get on the right track! We offer a variety of stretches and exercises with each phase of chiropractic care ranging from spinal stretches to strengthening for the spine and other parts of the body as well. By stretching more, it helps the chiropractic adjustments hold for a longer period of time and prevents injuries.

For more information, call and schedule your appointment today at Fogarty Chiropractic, (321) 636-5200.

Looking Forward to Your First Chiropractic Visit

Looking Forward to Your First Chiropractic Visit

Tons of millions of Americans each year visit a chiropractic clinic and the numbers just keep rising. When you have scheduled your first appointment, you may experience an array of emotions such as anxiety and worry. This is completely fine to experience, but there is no need to be concerned. After all, most people’s poor experiences with a chiropractor comes from stories about aunts, grandparents, neighbors, and friends which are quite exaggerated.

Subsequently you are brought to the examination room where our doctor will review your health history and inquire more about your presenting health problems. In addition, we will do a thorough examination to see what your spine feels like and how it moves. Based on your exam, spinal x-rays will be taken to tell us how far the spinal misalignments are out of place in what direction and what needs to occur to address your health care problems.

With all the information gathered, the doctor will formulate a custom care plan for you based on your needs and present them to you on your next visit including your x-rays findings. Any questions you may have will be answered before any care will occur.

For more information or questions, call Fogarty Chiropractic at (321) 636-5200 and schedule your first chiropractic visit with us! Safe and effective chiropractic care for you and your family.