Chiropractic Can Enhance Your Sports Game

Chiropractic Can Enhance Your Sports Game

Why is chiropractic so popular among athletes?

The two top reasons:

1. Chiropractic helps improve and enhance athletic performance and

2. Chiropractic helps keep athletes on the field and may prevent minor injuries from becoming major ones.

Chiropractic care is used widely through all professional sports such as football, soccer, swimming, track & field, and more.

However, let us not forget the millions of people who regularly perform aerobic workouts. Exercise workouts are much more effective when the spine is balanced. “Getting in shape” should always include the “shaping” of the spinal column by a chiropractor.

You don’t have to be an Olympiad, a professional athlete or a “serious” athlete to benefit from chiropractic care. Americans suffer from millions of sports-related injuries each  year and everyone with such an injury needs regular chiropractic spinal checkups.

Call us at Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic to schedule your appointment today at (321) 636-5200 so you can perform at your best!

Can Chiropractic Help with Your Headache?

Can Chiropractic Help with Your Headache?

For over a century, chiropractic’s natural, drug free approach to health has been a blessing to individuals having migraines and headaches.

Chiropractors are the only healthcare professionals trained to analyze and correct subluxations which are tiny distortions in your spine and structural system that affect your nerves, joints, discs, and internal organs, including your brain. This common condition can weaken your body, cause fatigue and pain, lower vitality and set the stage for sickness and disease. By correcting subluxations your body can better restore itself to a greater level of health and wholeness – to better heal itself.

The treatment for a headache depends, of course, on what has presumably caused it.

A headache arising from visual problems can often be cured by eyeglasses. An infection headache of the sinuses or ears is relieved when the infection subsides. But the most common headaches are usually treated with painkillers. This does not get to the cause of the problem but addresses only the symptoms. Of course, to someone experiencing intense pain, symptom relief is no small thing. However, the hundreds of millions of dollars spent each year on everything from aspirin and aspirin substitutes to codeine and prescription drugs provide relief from headaches but do not correct the cause or prevent recurrence.

Anyone suffering from headaches of any type would do well to see their chiropractor to ensure that they are free of subluxations.

If there are subluxations in the body, no amount of drugs will correct them – a chiropractic adjustment is essential. Call us at Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic at (321) 636-5200 to schedule your appointment today to rid of your headaches. Don’t wait until it worsens!

The Chiropractic Approach

The Chiropractic Approach

Think of the brain being the master computer of the body.

The spinal cord, an extension of the brain, carries signals from the brain to the rest of the body via 31 pairs of spinal nerves that exit the cord through openings between the vertebrae. If a vertebra is out of alignment, the communication between the brain cells and tissue cells are interfered with. The breakdown in communication results in a malfunction of the body. Our job as chiropractors is to simply remove those interferences or subluxations that suppress our body to function how it was innately designed to do.

Chiropractors have helped millions of people with neck and low back problems, often saving them from pain, disability, drugs, and surgery.

The chiropractor’s purpose is to gently and painlessly rebalance and realign your spine and structural system to relieve pressure on your nerves, discs, and muscles. Here at Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic, we are specially trained to locate and free your body from a severe abnormality that interferes with your proper function. It is called a subluxation, which can be a slight to severe misalignment of your structural system, including your spine. Once we apply specific chiropractic adjustments to free you of subluxations, your body and mind function better.

Call today to schedule your appointment now at Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic, (321) 636-5200 so you can start living a better and healthier life!

Have Greater Comfort for Your Pregnancy Through Chiropractic Care

Have Greater Comfort for Your Pregnancy Through Chiropractic Care

Are you looking for supportive, natural care that trusts your body during pregnancy and childbirth?

Do you want to have a comfortable, safe birth free of unnecessary medical intervention? Chiropractic care in pregnancy can be an essential ingredient to your prenatal care choices. Preexisting but unnoticed imbalances in your spine and pelvis become stressed during pregnancy. These pronounced discomforts make it difficult to perform routine, daily activities.

A large percentage of all pregnant women experience some type of back discomfort/pain during pregnancy. This is due to the rapid growth of the baby and interferences to your body’s normal structural adaptations to that growth.

Have Greater Comfort for Your Pregnancy Through Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can relieve and even prevent the common discomforts experienced in pregnancy. Specific adjustments eliminate the causes of stress in the spine and pelvis. Published studies have indicated that spinal and pelvic adjustments may even reduce labor time. Doctors of Chiropractic work specifically with your spine and pelvis throughout pregnancy to restore a state of balance and create an environment for an easier, safer delivery. More and more mothers are discovering the many benefits associated with what chiropractic has to offer. They appreciate the chiropractor’s respect for the body’s natural design and function.

Here at Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic, we offer specific spinal and pelvic analysis and adjustments for your special needs during pregnancy. You and your baby’s continued safety and comfort are foremost in our care.

Call us today at (321) 636-5200 to schedule your appointment today!

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Find Out What Your Body is Telling You With Your Headache

Many Americans experience and suffer from precarious headaches.

Whether it is the minor irritating tension, to the sharp stabbing type that makes us want to crawl into a dark room and not ever come out. Generally, people consider that taking medication is the answer for their headache without ever realizing what is causing the pain. In addition, all medications forced or prescribed have side effects that can be debilitating for other body systems.

Headaches can have numerous distinctive triggers that can vary 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 reduce 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.

When Was the Last Time You Were Adjusted?

When Was the Last Time You Were Adjusted?

Take advantage of what your chiropractor has to offer! Scheduling appointments may seem like an responsibility instead of something to look forward to, but there are a wide range of approaches that it can improve in your day to day schedule.

Chiropractic adjustments not only assist on improving body function to eradicate the cause of pain, but also helps to:

  1. Restore nerve supply to organs and tissues of the body.
  2. Improve posture allowing muscles to function better.
  3. Ease tension from sitting at work all day and improve ergonomics.
  4. Reduce stress and increase the endorphin flow throughout the body.

(Endorphins are produced naturally by your body and kills cancer cells.)

Overall, chiropractic care boosts individuals’ moods and can help brighten up your day! At Fogarty Chiropractic, we remove nerve interference which allows the body to function better without the use of drugs or surgery.

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

Chiropractic Treatments Are Essential for Athletes

Chiropractic Treatments Are Essential for Athletes

Chiropractic care is one of various forms of natural health care, particularly a non-invasive, drug-free alternative that can assist patients find relief from a variety of musculoskeletal issues. Athletes, can significantly benefit from chiropractic treatments, before and after they practice and perform. Here are a few ways chiropractic care can help:

1. Chiropractic treatment leads to improved range of motion.

One of the greatest benefits of regular chiropractic treatments is improved range of motion. Athletes put a lot of stress on their bodies every time they train, which extreme physical activities can generate problems with spinal alignment and movement. Because of this, an athlete can easily end up with stiffness and pain in their joints. Spinal alignment issues may cause their range of motion to be limited, thereby inhibiting their overall athletic performance. Receiving the appropriate chiropractic care can help undo the damage and prevent injuries before they occur, all while promoting movement that’s pain-free.

2. Receiving chiropractic treatment can lessen pain.

Active people, even the strongest athletes, can suffer from back pain, especially in the lower back. A chiropractor knows precisely how to work with a sensitive spine to stimulate proper alignment and movement. Thus, in addition to restoring function, chiropractors can recommend treatments that can decrease all types of back pain, both in the short and long term.

3. Less prescription drugs are needed for athletes who receive chiropractic treatment.

While aches can be treated with pain medications, cortisone shots, and other drugs that offer short-term relief, chiropractic care gives athletes a drug-free alternative that can diminish, or even eliminate, their pain. This also means that athletes won’t be subjected to the side effects or dependencies that commonly arise from the use of prescription medication.

4. Chiropractic treatment provides a non-invasive treatment option.

Chiropractic care is non-invasive, and it can provide relief from injuries throughout the body, not just neck and back injuries. It may even serve as a viable alternative to invasive procedures such as surgeries that would keep athletes sidelined during a long recovery period.

Whether you or someone you know, plays in a neighborhood sports league or are elite competitors, an increasing number of athletes rely on chiropractic doctors who specialize in sports injury treatment to get them back in the game. Call us today at Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic at (321) 636-5200 to schedule your appointment today!

Headaches

Headaches

Headaches are a few of those health concerns that can be mild and irritating, severe, and debilitating, or one of several degrees in between.

They can build up gradually or come on abruptly, and no matter how bad the headache may be, nearly everyone wants a solution as soon as possible. There are numerous different types of headaches that a chiropractor can remedy, so it is essential to make an appointment if you feel from any of the following.

TENSION HEADACHES

A tension headache is perhaps the most widespread type people experience. Some of the common characteristics of a tension headache include a pressing or tightening feeling, bilateral location, mild to moderate intensity, pain lasting from 30 minutes to one week. Tension headaches don’t usually involve nausea or vomiting, but they may include light or sound sensitivity.  The occurrence of tension headaches is not attributed to another health disorder.

MIGRAINE HEADACHES

Migraine headaches are not as frequent as tension headaches, and they are often misinterpreted for another condition. Fairly often, the individual will attempt to link any unpleasant headache pain to a migraine, but it is not always the issue. Migraine is a condition that can be described as a recurrent headache that lasts up to 72 hours, featuring unilateral pulsating pain of moderate to severe intensity. Migraine pain includes nausea and/or sensitivity to light, and it is often made worse with normal physical activity.

Approximately 20% of migraine sufferers will experience a neurological symptom known as an aura before they get a migraine. Auras take the form of visual disturbances or other sensory disturbances. Sometimes, auras occur between migraine headache attacks. Migraines are not normally related with any other health issue.

CLUSTER HEADACHES

Cluster headaches are quite different from both tension headaches and migraines, occurring in only about 1% of the population. While most migraine sufferers are women, men between 20 and 40 are the main recipients of cluster headaches. This type of headache produces severe pain around the eyes or along the side of the head. Attacks usually last from 15 minutes up to 3 hours and can occur approximately 6-8 times in a single day. Tearing, forehead sweating, and nasal congestion may accompany cluster headaches. The extreme pain makes some sufferers restless or agitated during the incident.

If you suffer from any of the above types of headaches and want a natural, non-invasive approach to ease your pain, Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic will take the time to assess your health history, medical history, and body to find a long-lasting solution. Call to schedule your appointment today at (321) 636-5200.

What’s at Risk When You Lift Improperly?

What’s at Risk When You Lift Improperly?

The lifting of heavy objects is one of the most frequent causes of back pain and injury. Being mindful and intentional about how you move your body when lifting objects is necessary.

This applies whether you lift objects as part of your job, your favorite hobby, or everyday life. Many people are amazed to understand that the proper technique for lifting heavy objects looks a little bit different than the way they may automatically move when lifting.

It’s essential to understand why lifting heavy objects the right way is so important. You’re putting yourself at risk for many different types of injuries when lifting objects improperly. Unfortunately, the back can be gradual to heal. For some people, that indicates that lifting injuries can create issues with pain, mobility, and limited range of motion for years. Here’s a look at the general injury types caused by lifting objects the wrong way:

Muscle Injuries: A muscle injury frequently occurs when getting out of the proper position during a lift. This shift in your movement can put stress on the muscles to the point of being strained or torn. A strained muscle in the back can make it uncomfortable to breath for weeks during the healing process.

Disc Injuries: It’s likely to rupture a disc using the wrong motions. A ruptured disc in the back is a very painful injury that can create burning and radiating pain throughout the buttocks and legs.

Joint Injuries: While joints are able of handling stress under normal conditions, they may be compromised if you use a hazardous lifting technique. Joint injuries caused by lifting typically result from strained movements that cause them to become locked in place.

One wrong movement can put a wide variety of muscles, discs and joints located throughout your back and the surrounding areas at risk. The good news is that you don’t have to be susceptible to back injuries just because you’re required to lift objects. Look at some simple techniques for smarter lifting to have in the back of your mind. Bend at your hips, point your chest forward, don’t twist, and embrace the object you are lifting are a few necessary things to remember.

Common sense can also save you from unnecessary injuries. It’s important to be realistic about what you can lift on your own. It’s always better to wait to lift an object with the help of another person. Look at the following methods to know about when lifting objects:

  1. If you lift objects as part of your job, daily stretches and exercises are critical. It may be worth the effort to learn some professional techniques from a chiropractor if lifting is a part of your job.
  2. Take breaks between lifting objects.
  3. If an object is located above your shoulders, use a ladder or stepstool to get it in the safe lifting zone between your shoulders and knees before you lift it.
  4. Don’t ever assume that a lifting injury is something that you can just shake off. Take a break if you’ve experienced pain or discomfort during or after a lift. You may benefit from being evaluated if you suspect that something was strained, torn or shifted during movement.

If you are experiencing any of the above injuries or are active with lifting heavy objects at your job, call Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic now at (321) 636-5200 to schedule your appointment today.

Preserve Your Spinal Health When Exercising

Preserve Your Spinal Health When Exercising

Exercise is one of the many facets of life that is needed on a daily basis. Not only does exercise help with overall health, but it also helps protect your back. Here are some suggestions if you are having back issues when on an exercise routine:

  1. Maintain awareness of having proper posture. Poor posture can affect your level of performance.
  2. Watch how you are lifting the weights. Always bend at the knees and lift slowly with a straight back.
  3. Stretch your muscles before and after the workout. For example, stretching the hamstrings helps prevent back pain.
  4. Pay attention to your body and how it responds to the level of activity. As you get older, the body experiences changes. 
  5. Discuss with a chiropractor on how to approach your activity level relative to your spine.

Exercise is necessary for your overall health and well-being. At Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic, we can assist you on developing yourself more physically and mentally fit by making sure your vertebrae are in proper alignment.

Call for your appointment today at (321) 636-5200.