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Chiropractic Is About More Than “Just” The Spine

When people think about chiropractic care, they often think about the treatment of back pain. Spine care is essential because it impacts a person’s overall wellness and health. However, chiropractic care extends beyond the spine and includes the overall health wellbeing of the body as a whole.

Adjustments For Posture Improvement 

Good posture has many health benefits, including protecting the spine from injury or pain. Appropriate posture helps maintain alignment with the body’s bones and joints. This reduces stress on ligaments and helps prevent strain and injury. 

Part of learning to maintain posture is being aware of it. There are exercises and relaxation techniques that work to improve the strength of the muscles that support posture. Chiropractic care also helps by correcting posture through adjustments. Your chiropractor will observe posture, assess the alignment, and test mobility and range of motion. 

Chiropractic Care for Foot Pain

Feet are complex and include many bones, tendons, ligaments, joints, and muscles. Wear and tear and injuries can lead to difficulties with mobility and living life to the fullest. A chiropractor helps those suffering from foot pain by identifying the nature of the problem and evaluating contributing factors. The feet serve as a foundation to the rest of the body, and a chiropractor can alleviate pain with manipulation.

Help With Knee Pain

Knee pain makes getting through a day difficult because the knees are essential in virtually all movements. Chiropractic care can help address the reasons why your knees are hurting, and your chiropractor will work to reduce swelling and inflammation and to manipulate soft tissue to help with the range of motion. Lastly, a chiropractor will see if there is an issue elsewhere in the body that is causing knee pain. For instance, alignment issues in the back or even the hips could contribute to extra strain on the knees. 

Caring For The Hips

Hips bear weight and help people walk, run, and sit, so hip pain can be debilitating. Hip pain might be located at the sides, front, or even the back near the upper buttocks. Often, the pain has several origins, such as overuse or strain, arthritis, inflammation of the joints, pinched nerves, or trauma. Also, hip pain may manifest from a problem elsewhere in the body. For example, improper shoes might impact posture. Poor posture, in turn, can cause hip pain. A chiropractor can help by finding the root of the problem.

Eliminating Pesky Headaches

Headaches make it tough to get through a day, but sufferers can find relief with chiropractic care. A chiropractor can help by determining the source of the problem contributing to the headache. From there, manual and soft tissue therapy can decrease the intensity and frequency of headaches. Also, a chiropractor might recommend acupuncture or rehabilitation for those who suffer from chronic headaches. 

Improving Digestive Health

The spine is an essential part of the central nervous system, and if the spine is out of adjustment, it has a domino effect on other functions of the body. A slow digestive system is an indicator of an unhealthy spine. Diet and nutrition contribute to digestive health, and a healthy spine helps to reduce inflammation of the body that contributes to digestive issues. 

Managing Pain For Chronic Conditions

Chiropractic techniques are beneficial for those who live in pain due to chronic conditions. Manipulation of the extremities and spine promotes the body to heal itself. Chiropractors will also assist patients with long-term pain management by making recommendations for lifestyle changes. Exercising to eliminate stress, improving posture, increasing the range of motion, and dietary changes contribute to the effectiveness of long-term chiropractic care to manage pain. 

Fletcher Chiropractic is your “one-stop-shop” for addressing all of the issues mentioned above – and so much more! Give us a call today to schedule your appointment.

Protein: a needed nutrient

What is protein?

Eggs in an egg carton

Protein is an essential nutrient for the human body in order for the body to be able to build up and repair tissues. It is an important portion to your meal plan or dietary plan. Protein helps produce enzymes, hormones, and other bodily chemicals as it is a building block called amino acids.

What foods contain protein?

Protein can be found in a variety of foods. This includes such foods as eggs, almonds/nuts, chicken, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, and many others. The amount of protein in these foods are measured in grams. One egg and 1 serving of protein filled nuts contain around 6 grams of protein each. Chicken contains the most protein out of the food items given. One chicken breast without the skin contains roughly 53 grams of protein. Greek yogurt in one 6-ounce container contains around 17 grams of protein and one cup of cottage cheese contains around 28 grams of protein.

What are the benefits of protein?

Eating and consuming protein has many benefits. The consumption of protein helps in development of muscle mass and strength. When you are physically active, getting enough protein is very important to help maintain muscle mass and as well as increase both muscle mass and strength. Having a high protein intake can also help prevent muscle loss when trying to lose weight.

Want a healthy recipe?

According to a BulkBites article, a spinach and cheese stuffed chicken breast contains around 40 grams of protein, 11 grams of carbohydrates, 11 grams of fat, and 293 kilocalories. This is a very easy recipe to complete. Give it a try and let us know how you like it!

Ingredients:

3.5 oz fillet chicken breast, low fat; 1.1 oz of raw spinach; 1 oz of cheese (Colby or Cheddar) low fat; 1 ounce of raw onion; 1 tsp of garlic powder; 1 tsp of dried oregano; 1 fl oz of lemon juice; Dash of salt; tsp of black pepper; tsp of olive, cooking, or salad oil

Listed Steps
  1. Preheat the oven to 375-degree Fahrenheit.
  2. Make a lengthwise slit in the center of the chicken breast to create a pocket for the stuffing.
  3. Heat the oil in a nonstick pan and sauté onions until translucent. Add chopped spinach, salt and pepper.
  4. Cook until spinach is wilted, add cheese, cook for 1-2 minutes and turn off the heat.
  5. Season the chicken breast with salt, pepper, garlic powder and oregano. Stuff the spinach mixture inside the chicken pocket and close the flap tightly.
  6. Spray nonstick oil to a baking pan and place the stuffed chicken breast in the baking pan.
  7. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven, sprinkle lemon juice and serve.

Article: https://www.bulkbites.com/bodybuildingrecipes/lunch-spinach-cheese-stuffed-chicken-breast-1094

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Fletcher Chiropractic
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Phone: 402-261-5766 | Fax: 402-261-5943

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My pain has been with me since 1996 and my feet and legs were totally painful.  Walking is like walking on glass or nails and then the burning pain in my toes would start.Following acupuncture ...
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I stopped doing things I enjoyed, like working out.  I felt limited in my activities and sleeping was becoming an issue with my neck pain.Following treatment: Its so much better. I can workout, take long ...
I experienced chronic pain in my right foot from heel spurs.  Orthotics were not enough to correct the problem.  After 6 months of not sleeping well and associated problems of fatigue, I sought help at ...
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