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» Why is stretching so beneficial
» Let Us Treat Your Pain from Auto Accidents in Deerfield Beach, FL
» Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Could Help Your Low Back Pain
» Slow and Steady Is the Best Way to Lose Weight

Why is stretching so beneficial

It’s easy to forget to stretch. It’s often overlooked because the results are not as visible as lifting weights and squatting—or so you thought. Stretching can lead to better posture, fewer aches and pains and greater confidence.

“Stretching increases your blood flow and circulation for a healthier body and sends oxygen to your brain for a clearer mind.  Berger Chiropractic is now offering "doctor supervised" stretching. Unlike other places wouldn't you want a professional working on you?

Call today for an appointment. (954) 596-8882

Author: Dr. Glenn Berger
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Copyright: Glenn Berger 2016


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Let Us Treat Your Pain from Auto Accidents in Deerfield Beach, FL

Let Us Treat Your Pain from Auto Accidents in Deerfield Beach, FL

A car accident can be a very scary situation. After the initial shock of the accident, the pain and doctor’s visits which follow can be more frightening than the accident itself. If you’re in pain as a result of one of the many auto accidents in Deerfield Beach, Fl our office may be able to help you. We can help treat your discomfort and aches with creative methods that will mitigate or even alleviate the problem. Our team at Berger Chiropractic and Wellness works towards your optimal health and comfort.

There’s nothing easy about car accidents, and back pain following an accident can grow in intensity and danger as the accident recedes into memory. The spinal cord is a complex system with twenty four bones which stack on top of one another. When one or more of these bones is damaged or misaligned, the others may encounter issues too. A misaligned vertebrae can even irritate your nerves, impairing your body’s ability to send messages throughout the nervous system. Simple back discomfort after a car accident can sometimes balloon into more serious issues within the rest of your body.

Auto accidents can also cause painful whiplash in Deerfield Beach, Fl. Whiplash is an injury which occurs when the soft tissues of the neck are damaged from a sudden jerking motion, such as sitting in a stopped car that is unexpectedly jerked forward by a rear-end collision. Auto accidents can cause strain in your muscles and ligaments beyond the normal range of motion. Whiplash is not a simple ache, it’s intense neck pain which can make it difficult to carry out daily activities. Our chiropractors are the perfect choice for treating your whiplash in Deerfield Beach, FL because our treatments are focused on eliminating the pain by correcting the injury at its source.

Our team at Berger Chiropractic and Wellness is here to help treat your back pain. We strive to treat pain issues caused by auto accidents in Deerfield Beach, Fl. We treat our patients in a variety of healing techniques such as:

  • Massage Therapy
  • Hydromassage Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Extremity Adjusting
  • Decompression Therapy
  • Medical Supervised Stretching
  • Inversion Therapy

 

 

All of the treatments available at Berger Chiropractic and Wellness aim to eliminate the source of painful conditions caused by auto accidents in Deerfield Beach, Fl. When you visit our office, your treatment is in the hands of capable licensed professionals who understand the special nuances of your specific healing path.

We have been treating the chronic pain and discomfort of our patients for over 20 years. Our team is dedicated to bringing you as much comfort as possible through our various treatments. If you’re suffering neck or back pain as a result of an auto accident in Deerfield Beach, FL you may want to consider a chiropractic visit. Here at Berger Chiropractic and Wellness we don’t just manage your pain, we get rid of it so you can live your life pain free!

Call us today  (954) 596-8882

Author: Glenn Berger
Source: Glenn Berger
Copyright: Glenn Berger 2015


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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Could Help Your Low Back Pain

If you struggle with back pain, you may be surprised to learn that there’s a very popular, nonintrusive practice that could help you realize real relief. Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) programs have grown in popularity lately, but they’ve been in use all over the world for decades. As a mind-based approach to the problem, MBSR can also be used as a complement to other physical methodologies for improving back pain.

What Is MBSR?

MBSR is a mental practice whereby people discipline themselves to only focus on the present moment, not the past or future. It’s an offshoot of mindfulness meditation that shares certain tenets with cognitive behavioral therapy. Practitioners use meditation to practice “staying present” and then incorporate this ability into their everyday lives. This form of treatment usually involves some version of yoga, as well.

Does MBSR Work?

Dennis Anheyer of the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany and a team of researchers looked at seven previously published studies on MBSR. In total, these studies involved 864 patients. They concluded that participants enjoyed small improvements after MBSR treatments for short periods of time. Some studies even resulted in patients experiencing meaningful improvements to their mobility, though they didn’t necessarily last for the long term. When MBSR was paired with yoga, the results for those with disabilities and other physical limitations were even better than when MBSR was used on its own. Dr. Judith A. Turner from the University of Washington in Seattle has also studied MBSR’s benefits. She points out that, compared to other low back pain treatments (e.g. opioid medication and surgery), MBSR involves minimal risks. It can also teach patients new ways to approach their chronic pain that can help lower its perceived severity. While more research into MBSR may be necessary, there’s certainly no reason not to try it. Countless other people have over the past several decades and, as Dr. Anheyer mentioned, it’s certainly safe. He did add, though, that if you meditate or exercise, you should do so regularly.

Spinal Manipulation Helps Relieve Back Pain

Another way you can definitely experience pain relief in your low back – or any area surrounding your spinal column – is to visit your local chiropractor. Spinal manipulation is proven to work, so, after just a single adjustment from a chiropractor, many experience reduced pain and improved mobility, in many cases even after struggling with chronic pain for years.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine, online April 25, 2017.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2017


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Slow and Steady Is the Best Way to Lose Weight

We all know about the story of the tortoise and the hare and how steady and consistent pacing wins the race.  Well it turns out that applies to long-term weight loss as well. Individuals who lose small amounts of weight over a consistent period of time show more sustained overall weight loss than those who crash diet.

Successful Dieters Lose Consistent Amounts of Weight Weekly

Researchers out of Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA examined data on 183 overweight and obese adults who were participating in a weight loss program. The program offered meal replacement and structure for calorie monitoring and exercise. Over the course of the two-year program, the most successful dieters were those who showed a steady, consistent weight loss in the first three months, as opposed to those participants who had more variable weight loss on a week-to-week basis.

According to psychology researchers at Drexel, some participants go into the program trying to lose as much weight as possible right way. However, despite showing big losses one week, they are typically hungry and anxious and unable to sustain the diet program for more than a week or so. Frustrated, they regain some of the weight, get upset and try to lose as much as they can again, creating a cycles of losing and gaining.

Those dieters who set more modest goals typically were able to sustain their calorie and exercise goals over a prolonged period of time, leading to greater weight loss and improved health.

Consistent Behavior May Be the Key to Success

The study further showed that participants who were emotional eaters, binge eaters, or preoccupied with food at the beginning of the program tended to have greater weight loss variability and generally lost less weight overall. This suggests that effectively losing weight may have more to do with steady consistent behavior than changing one’s relationship with food.

While sometimes the best you can do is get back on track, it may be better in the long run to set modest, attainable goals rather than try to completely change beliefs and ideologies in the pursuit of improved health.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Obesity. September 2017. Volume 25, Issue 9, Pages 1461–1640.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2017


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