Neck Pain from texting
Neck pain due to texting/ messaging is becoming a big problem now a days. Complaints could be: Headaches, neck pain, radiating pain and upper back pain with muscle ache.
Through chiropractic treatment and exercises, the pain can be alleviated.
Shoulder and Neck Pain? It Could be Texting
Preliminary research on college students in the United States suggests that too much texting can lead to neck and shoulder pain, similar to that found in older adults who develop injuries from prolonged and repeated use of computers.
Judith Gold, an ergonomics researcher at Temple University in Philadelphia, presented the preliminary findings of her study at this year's annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, which recently took place in Philadelphia.
Gold, who is an assistant professor of Epidemiology at the College of Health Professions and Social Work at Temple University, where she also directs the Ergonomics and Work Physiology Laboratory, told the press that texting is probably doing for this generation of young adults aged 18 to 21 what years in front of a computer did for older adults: It is putting them at risk of serious injury.
According to Gold: "What we've seen so far is very similar to what we see with office workers who've spent most of their time at a computer."
Current studies of people who sit for long periods at computers, such as office workers, show they are prone to carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, and tendinitis.
Gold said text messaging is a new technology and a new area of ergonomics research, but given the similarities in the way the body is positioned for texting, "stationary shoulders and back with rapidly moving fingers," findings from research on overuse injuries from computers could also apply to texters.
In her preliminary research, Gold found that among college students, the more they texted, the more pain they experienced in their neck and shoulders.
Parkinson's Disease Sufferers May Benefit from Upper Cervical Care
Over 1.5 million Americans suffer from Parkinson's Disease, a degenerative condition of the central nervous system that often impairs motor skills, speech, and other functions. Common Parkinson's symptoms include rigid muscles, tremors, slow movement, gait disturbance, and postural instability. Celebrities with the disease include Muhammad Ali and Michael J. Fox.
According to a recent study, people who suffer head injury are 400% more likely to develop Parkinson's disease. The study also found that this risk increases 8-fold for people with a head trauma requiring hospitalization and 11-fold for those with a severe head injury involving loss of consciousness. Lead author Dr. James Bower, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, says: "I was surprised by the strength of the association and was also surprised that the average head trauma was about 20-years before the start of the disease."
New Idea Magazine printed the results of an Australian study in 2005 stating, "If you are knocked unconscious, your risk of developing Parkinson's disease increases 32%. If you're knocked out twice, that risk increases to 174%."
Upper Cervical Chiropractors have a great deal of experience caring for patients with head & neck injuries. I've helped a number of Parkinson's sufferers, and interestingly enough, evidence of head or neck injuries was found in every single one of them. While not all could recollect specific incidences of trauma, many were able to recall incidences like auto accidents, falls, or concussions that may have caused their upper cervical injury.
A noteworthy chiropractic study in 2000 demonstrated that eight out of ten Parkinson's patients who received a unique Upper Cervical procedure noted improvements within the first 30 days of the program. Participants in this study further reported increased energy level and sleep, and showed a decrease in spinal pain and rigidity as well. 50% of the patients also had better balance, more fluid walking, improved hand agility, clearer speech, improved facial expression, and better strength, among other improvements.
While medical science has not determined the exact cause(s) of Parkinson's Disease, sufferers are encouraged to visit an Upper Cervical Chiropractor for evaluation.
School/ sports/ work physicals
Dr. Cooper performs Sports physicals for many of the Boca High/ junior schools
Dr. Cooper also performs work physicals and chest xrays if req.
Dr. Cooper performs school entrance physicals
What is Massage Cupping™ therapy?
A wonderful ancient tool has found its place in the contemporary world of health care. Massage Cupping™ is a modern form of vacuum therapy, and the incredible results that this simple treatment produces have truly impressed those who experience its subtle power.
By creating suction and vacuum pressure, Massage Cupping™ is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues, move deep inflammation to the skin surface for release, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways.
Massage Cupping™ therapy is incredibly versatile and the basic movements can easily be customized to accomplish a wide variety of techniques, from lymphatic drainage to deep tissue release. This complements many health modalities ranging from spa treatments and medical massage to chiropractic, physical and occupational therapies.
Massage Cupping™ is fun and result-oriented … and the treatment FEELS GREAT!
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY
Massage therapy addresses a variety of health conditions, the most prevalent being stress-related tension, which, experts believe, accounts for 80%-90% of disease. Massage has been proven beneficial in treating cancer-related fatigue, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, low back pain, immunity suppression, spinal cord injury, autism, post-operative surgery, age-related disorders, infertility, eating disorders, smoking cessation, and depression, to name just a few. Massage has many physiological effects, such as:
" Increased circulation to all areas of the body. This means that more oxygen goes to the tissues, enabling them to function more efficiently.
" Removal of toxins and waste products that build up in the tissues.
" Reduction in recovery time from certain injuries.
" Softening of the connective tissue that permeates the body, resulting in more relaxed muscles and more efficient organ function.
" Breaking of the pain-tension cycle, which helps prevent muscle strains and aches.
" Increased flexibility and joint mobility.
" Better muscular balance throughout the body, resulting in effective support for other healing modalities, such as chiropractic.
Custom Foot Orthotics
An 'orthotic' is a device designed to restore your natural foot function. Many 'biomechanical' (walking) complaints such as heel pain, knee pain and lower back pain are caused by poor foot function. Orthotics re-align the foot and ankle bones to their neutral position, thereby restoring natural foot function. In turn this helps alleviate problems in other parts of the body.
In addition, orthotics give a more even weight distribution, taking pressure of sore spots (e.g. the ball of the foot, corns in between toes, bunions etc) and they provide some shock absorption.
Who needs orthotics?
Orthotics benefit people with foot pain or discomfort due to walking imbalance (biomechanical complaint). Imbalances such as Flat fee, heel pain, knee pain and shin pain are known to cause pain and discomfort.
Can you wear the orthotics during all daily activities?
People who stand or walk all day will benefit from orthotics.
If you suffer from pain during any form of sporting exercise then orthotics can reduce the pain associated with your condition.
For overweight individuals, orthotics will help to counteract the extra stress being placed on the feet.
What specific conditions may be helped?
Below is a list of all the conditions that orthotics can help.
Achilles Tendonitis, Corns, Metatarsalgia, Sesamoiditis, Ankle Sprains, Flat Feet, Neuroma, Tendonitis, Arch Pain, Heel Pain, Pronation, Top of the foot pain, Bunions, Knee Pain, Shin Pain, Toe Pain. Imbalance in your feet can alter the bony structure of your feet and lower legs, foot orthotics may eliminate posture problems and foot and leg pain.
Custom orthotics are orthotics that are especially molded to your feet. The Chiropractor will take foam cast of your feet. The best orthotics are formed from a foam cast rather than a computer foot pad. The casts are then delivered to the Chiropodist, who makes the orthotics.
Why do I need orthotics?
Imbalances of the bones of the feet can result in abnormal foot motion (over pronation). This can impair foot function which can result in abnormal rotation of the legs and sometimes affects the knees, hips or back. If we combine these tremendous forces with the need for precise balance, we can see how small structural changes in the foot can make significant differences. Orthotics help to improve those structural changes.
How long will my Foot Orthotic Last?
Usually between 24 to 48 months.
Does it take time to get used to orthotics?
Your feet need time to adjust to the correct biomechanical (walking) position. Orthotics should be gradually used to begin with. During the first 48 hours of use, use the orthotics for approximately 3-4 hours. After this period of time it is recommended you use the orthotics for 6-8 hours. In the second week of use the orthotics can be utilized all day.