Chiropractors have know for years that sleeping on your back or side is best for your health.Now research in the Journal of Neuroscience has shown that your sleeping position doesn’t just impact how comfortable your rest is, it can also have impacts on your health. And this goes beyond just heartburn and snoring – it could help you avoid neurological diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease. According to the research, sleeping on your side, as opposed to sleeping on your back or stomach, may be a better position for your brain to clear out its waste while you sleep.
What's your favorite sport? Is it running, weight-lifting, golf, swimming or something else? An active lifestyle, including routine exercise, invigorates, relieves stress and adds years to your life.
Unfortunately, most any physical activity or sport risks injury. Runners, for example, suffer stress fractures of the shin bone. Lower back, or lumbar, spinal injuries, misalignments and disc herniations plague the everyday jogger and marathon runner alike.
How to Treat Sports Injuries
Of course, when you suspect an injury, get to your primary care physician for correct diagnosis. X-rays, physical examination, ultrasound and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) are tools of the medical doctor's trade. Additionally, prescription medications control pain and inflammation.
Often, a physician recommends chiropractic treatment of sports injuries in the Quincy area. David Smith DC of Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Inc. has extensive chiropractic experience and possesses many sports- and exercise-related certifications. He helps athletes, both professional and amateur, with injuries related to:
A Comprehensive Approach
Dr. Smith, and his associates at Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Inc. in Quincy, will not treat sports injuries in isolation. While Dr. Smith employs modern chiropractic treatments to support medical interventions for sprains, fractures and other injuries, he also evaluates the whole person to ensure neuro-muscular wellness. The American Chiropractic Association affirms this approach as the true aim of chiropractic care.
Dr. Smith takes information from the primary physician and performs his own chiropractic examination. He investigates the patient's spinal alignment and posture to understand the extent of the injury. Depending on patient need, he may utilize various treatments to optimize function, reduce swelling, correct spinal misalignments and decrease pain.
Treatments may include:
- paraffin wax treatments
- massage therapy
- muscle therapy
- spinal decompression or motorized traction
In addition, Dr. Smith uses his kinesiology expertise to instruct patients in corrective and preventive exercises to support and strengthen healing and avoid re-injury. Dr. Smith counsels all his patients on:
- healthy lifestyle changes
- nutrition and supplements
- ways to encourage proper function of the spine and nerves
Arrange an Appointment
Are you concerned about a sport-related injury or wish to prevent one? Call one of the 8 locations of Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Inc. To see Dr. David Smith at the Quincy office, phone (617) 471-4491.
Milton Chiropractic is celebrating their 25th anniversary! We are proud to be part of your community since 1990, and in recognition of this huge milestone, we are celebrating by having our 25th Annual Patient Appreciation day on September 30, 2015. Please visit one of our 8 offices on this day. There will be food, fun and of course treatments!. All treatments on this day will be provided for a donation to the TEAM MR8 Fund. No insurances will be billed. $25 donation for an existing patient treatment. $40 donation for a new patient exam incl. x-rays if needed.
Learn more about the most common injuries sustained after a car accident.
Car accidents can be traumatic and frightening. Besides leaving you with some emotional trauma, car accidents can also leave you with some physical ailments as well. Around 2.35 million Americans are injured or disabled as a result of a car accident. If you’ve been in a car accident, find out the most common types of injuries from the office of Milton Chiropractic serving Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth and Somerset:
This is one of the most frequent injuries that occur after a rear impact collision. People often ignore their symptoms and, as a result, many whiplash cases go untreated. While this condition is not life-threatening, it can cause long-term problems and even disability. These are some of the most common symptoms of whiplash:
- Neck pain
- Stiffness in the neck
- Shoulder pain
- Arm weakness
- Jaw pain
- Ringing in the ears
Don’t ignore your whiplash symptoms. The chiropractors at Milton Chiropractic offers state-of-the-art technology to pinpoint your problems and to create a treatment plan that is right for you. Also, we can show you corrective exercises to help reduce symptoms and help you regain range of motion in your neck again. We offer a variety of different kinds of physical and massage therapies to help anyone get back on their feet again after a car accident.
The impact of a car accident can jostle and twist the body in unnatural and uncomfortable ways. As a result, many passengers experience back injuries. This can range from minor issues such as a sprain or strain to more serious disc injuries that may not even show up until weeks or months later. Since back injuries from a car accident can lead to long-term problems, it’s important to see your chiropractor right away to help manage your condition. Play it safe and schedule an appointment right after your accident to get a full-body evaluation. This one simple step could save you from months of future pain and discomfort.
Don’t let a car accident cause you physical pain or long-term problems. Get back to living your life by seeing your chiropractor in Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth and Somerset at the first sign of a problem. Contact Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Inc. today!
It isn't uncommon for a Quincy chiropractor to tell patients that they really should lose some weight. After all, it is pretty common knowledge that excess weight puts additional strain on bones and joints, leading to pain and extra trips to Quincy chiropractors like David Smith, DC at Milton Chiropractic.
Yet, most chiropractors stop there. They tell their clients to lose weight, but they don't tell them how. Thankfully, here at Milton Chiropractic, we go that extra mile. We don't just tell you what you need to do; we help you do it too. That's why we offer an exciting new weight loss program: Ideal Protein Plan.
Ideal Protein Plan isn't like all of those other weight loss programs out there - the ones where you yo-yo diet for a couple of years and then end up gaining all of the weight right back. Instead, Ideal Protein Plan is designed to help you lose weight and keep it off!
One of the main problems with most traditional diets is that in addition to losing fat, you're also losing muscle mass. Yet this muscle mass isn't just important for playing sports or staying active, it's crucial to continuing to burn calories and keeping the weight off. Ideal Protein Plan helps you lose fat without sacrificing all of your muscle tone in the process. The result is a leaner, meaner figure that you'll love and be able to keep for the long haul.
Although Ideal Protein Plan has been under development for the last 20 years, it is still relatively new and unknown on the diet scene. Therefore, if you have any questions, we'd love to help educate you on the program and walk you through the process so you can achieve optimal health. Call Quincy chiropractor Dr. Smith at Milton Chiropractic today. He'll fill you in on all of the details and get you started on your journey to personal transformation!
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