Scoliosis and Chiropractic

What can chiropractic do for scoliosis? In my opinion and experience, a lot. What do chiropractors do? They treat problems with the joints called subluxations. Most of the time these subluxations come about due to imbalances within the body creating abnormal stresses on the joints. I cannot think of another condition that places incredibly abnormal forces on the joints of the body like scoliosis. Eventually those stresses are going to lead to pain and discomfort. Enter the chiropractor. The abnormal stresses and imbalances created by scoliosis are what we treat everyday. I’m not claiming that chiropractic can cure scoliosis, but it can sure help alleviate many of the aches and pains that come along when dealing with scoliosis. With chiropractic someone with scoliosis could lead a life of reduced or even no pain. One could possibly go through the day without having to just “deal” with the pain.

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How to Prevent Falls at Home – Part II

Today I would like to mention a few more tips you can utilize at home in order to prevent falls. The post “Get Grandma Out of Her Chair” began this discussion and highlighted the significance of falls in the elderly. The previous post of this series mentioned several tips you can use in your home to prevent falls. I would like to expand on the tips by mentioning a few mental changes that need to be made.

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Get Grandma Out of Her Chair

Balance and proprioception are huge problems among our aging population. I began the discussion on this topic in the last post about the possibility of utilizing barefoot shoes to improve your balance. We also discussed how life threatening poor balance can be. I would like to mention simple exercises you can get your parent, grandparent, or yourself to do to improve balance and proprioception in order to prevent life altering fractures from falls.

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