Preventing Injury Throughout the Holiday Season

Preventing Injury Throughout the Holiday Season

In the midst of the holiday season, there is nothing worse than getting hurt and having to sit on the sidelines while everyone else is having fun.

Let us give you a few suggestions:

  1. Be aware and careful of your outside surroundings. Tripping hazards are everywhere. (extension cords, gifts, new toys)
  2. Create time for yourself to remain active. Remember the more you do for yourself, the more you can do for your loved ones. (exercise, meditate, do yoga, date night)
  3. Be careful on how you decorate. Use a ladder, not the rocking chair to hang your ornaments
  4. Wear appropriate and supportive footwear.
  5. Be cautious on how you play with the children. Piggy back rides can be a hazard for one’s spinal health.

If something were to happen, don’t hesitate or try to wait out the pain. Remember the 5 most dangerous words, ‘maybe it will go away.”

Call and schedule your appointment today with Fogarty Chiropractic 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 for your employees/company.

If you would like to schedule an ergonomic class with one of our doctors, call Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic for more information and to schedule your appointment today at (321) 636-5200.

Chiropractic Care Can Ease Pregnancy Stresses

Chiropractic Care Can Ease Pregnancy Stresses

In an average pregnancy, women gain 30-40 pounds causing stress upon their bodies.

It is not uncommon for women to undergo many changes during pregnancy. Fortunately, chiropractic care will help make the transition with your weight gain and posture for you and your growing baby. Here are some common conditions that chiropractic can help with:

1. Sacroiliac Pain

Ligament laxity caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy allows these stable and primarily weight-bearing sacroiliac joints to move and shift. This increased mobility places stress on the surrounding ligaments and muscles, which may cause pain. Patients sometimes incorrectly describe their discomfort as hip pain, however they indicate the sacroiliac joint as the area of complaint.

2. Low Back Pain

Low back pain during pregnancy is caused by increased stress on the lumbar spine by an anterior shift in center of gravity. Muscles tend to spasm and become tight, creating altered gait patterns contributing to a wide range of pain severity depending on the patient’s activity level.

3. Sciatic Nerve Pain

Muscle spasms in the gluteal muscles and deep external rotators can compress the sciatic nerve during pregnancy. The baby’s growth contributes to uterine pressure that can directly compress the sciatic nerve, which results in low back pain with radiation into the legs.

4.  Pubic Symphysis Pain

The hormone Relaxin is produced during pregnancy, which allows the ligaments stabilizing the pubic symphysis joint to relax, which permits the joint to move and separate. Also called Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, or SPD, this condition produces pain and limitation of mobility. It also may contribute to instability of the bony pelvis.

5.  Round Ligament Pain

The round ligaments of the uterus contain muscle fibers that suspend and connect it to the anterolateral abdominal wall on either side. As the uterus grows, the round ligaments stretch and can cause a sharp pain on either side of the abdomen or at the attachment sites of the ligaments near the pubic bones.

Pregnancy should be a wonderful experience without having to contend with pain. Contact us at Fogarty Chiropractic to schedule your appointment now at (321) 636-5200.

Improving Your Spinal Health

Improving Your Spinal Health

Most Americans are unaware of what it means to be healthy, but it is always beneficial to have a friendly reminder of what needs to be improved in our daily lifestyles.

They feel an absence of symptoms equals health and many of us don’t realize what health is until it is taken away from us. They feel if a symptom exists, they reach for a pill, potion, or lotion to cover up the symptom until it becomes so severe, they seek medical attention. At Fogarty Chiropractic, the main pillars of health are nutrition, exercise, sleep, posture, mental health, and spinal well-being. If those pillars of health are maintained, most likely it leads to a happier, more vigorous life which can pave the way for other aspects of life to also improve.

  1. Nutrition: Eat a balanced diet filled with key vitamins and minerals. If you are unable to consume enough via food, look to supplements and multivitamins. Proper nutrients like Calcium, Vitamin D, and Magnesium aid in spinal growth and support. Also, make sure to drink plenty of water (64 oz per day).
  2. Exercise: Get active every day, 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise improves blood flow and strengthens your spine.
  3. Sleep: Avoid poor sleep positions such as stomach laying. Use pillows for proper spinal support. Make sure to get no less than 7 hours of sleep each night to allow for musculoskeletal cell repair and healing.
  4. Posture: Hold yourself upright (shoulders back, sitting up straight, feet flat on the floor). Avoid crossing your legs and sitting for hours at a time.
  5. Spinal Well-being: Make sure to routinely get a spinal checkup and adjustment if you are already a chiropractic patient. If not, it is time to start taking care of your spine so you can move and be at your best potential.

Not only do we take care of the spine, but we help in a variety of ways regarding healthy choices.

For further questions, call and schedule an appointment at 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.

Pain In The Neck? Chiropractic Care Can Help

Pain In The Neck? Chiropractic Care Can Help

Chiropractic care can be a great way to manage and alleviate swelling and discomfort affected by neck pain.

Standard chiropractic care offers patients with neck pain a safe, non-invasive alternative to prescription medications or over-the-counter pain medications (OTCs), which are commonly prescribed to patients to help them handle their pain and swelling.

Chiropractors offer a gentle, non-invasive therapy, known as a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments lessen joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body, to reduce inflammation and improve function of both the affected joint and nervous system. By increasing joint mobility and improving your nervous system function and spinal health, your body has the ability to better manage the discomfort in the neck.

Below are some of the health benefits chiropractic care and chiropractic adjustments can provide patients with neck pain:

  1. Reduced pain and discomfort
  2. Decreased inflammation
  3. Improved range of motion
  4. Increased flexibility
  5. Enhanced lifestyle

Although everyone experiences neck pain now and again, it is not something that should be tolerated. Most of the adult population is suffering from neck pain and discomfort at any given time. In many instances this is caused by sleeping in an abnormal position, poor posture, falling or injuries from sport or whiplash. In rare cases, it can be caused by growth abnormalities, infections, tumors and even cancer.

Don’t wait for your symptoms to get worse!

Contact Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic now for your appointment at (321) 626-5200 to schedule your appointment today.

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.

Live Your Life to its Fullest the Chiropractic Way!

Live Your Life to its Fullest the Chiropractic Way!

Most Americans in one form or another suffer from chronic pain and think that their only treatment options are prescription medications or surgery.

Unfortunately, when medications do not work, they are prescribed stronger and the stronger pain medications to relieve the pain. As a result, they become dependent in order to get through the day. It is no wonder we have an opioid and pain medication epidemic in this country. There are other healthy alternatives that are increasing in popularity and have been around for many years for the treatment of chronic pain. Chiropractic looks for the cause of your pain rather than cover it up with drugs or surgery, by correcting misalignments at the spine.

At the top of the list, chiropractic care has been proven to be an effective method to treat chronic pain.

Living with pain is not a natural event for your body. It is the body’s innate informing you that there is something wrong happening within your body. With chiropractic care, it provides a way to identify the cause of pain, rather than to treat the pain itself.

Other alternative avenues targeting chronic pain that works well with chiropractic are massage, yoga, and acupuncture. These alternatives improve the body’s health to help eliminate chronic pain allowing your body to function at its best in conjunction with chiropractic care. Get back to your quality of life that you deserve.

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

Subtle Indications You Should See A Chiropractor

Subtle Indications You Should See A Chiropractor

Seeing a chiropractor can yield many benefits that dramatically improve one’s physical and emotional well-being.

Yet many people think to see a chiropractor only when something has gone wrong, or when they can no longer tolerate their pain symptoms. A chiropractor can help prevent something from going wrong in the first place. Here are 5 top indicators to see your chiropractor:

  1. Your Job Requires You to Sit for Long Periods of Time: If your job requires you to sit for long periods of time, especially hunched over a keyboard, it is not uncommon to wind up with very poor posture. Poor posture puts unwanted pressure on the upper back, neck, and shoulders. The pressure can cause the discs and bones to shift enough to cause problems such as a slipped or herniated disc.
  2. The Soles of Your Shoes Wear Out Differently: If you begin to notice that the soles of your shoes wear out differently, this is a sign that your body is out of alignment and needs to be adjusted. Uneven wear on your shoes is a very reliable indicator that you are experiencing a subluxation in the spine and need a chiropractic spinal adjustment to realign your spine to ensure the problem does not continue and turn into a chronic issue.
  3. Limited Range of Motion: If you notice that your arms and legs are not as flexible as they used to be, or if your neck won’t turn as far in one direction or the other, this is a good indication that you need to see your chiropractor.
  4. You Were Involved in a Recent Accident: Being involved in an accident, such as a car or motorcycle collision, can cause serious injuries that only an experienced chiropractor can help heal. Many chiropractors specialize in car accident injuries, and are able to diagnose and properly treat a multitude of different injuries. After being involved in an accident, seeing a chiropractor should be a top priority.
  5. You’re an Active Person: If you have an active lifestyle and spend time working out or playing sports, your body is subjected to additional strain and pressure. This added stress can cause the spine to become misaligned. After spending time engaging in these activities, the body can become prone to pinched nerves, slipped discs, or other alignment problems.

If you fall into any of these categories, call to schedule your appointment at Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic today at (321) 636-5200. Don’t wait for your body to start exhibiting pain symptoms!