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BAYSIDE CHIROPRACTIC-5 TIPS FOR STAYING HEALTHY THIS SUMMER

Date: July 21, 2017 | Time: 10:18am

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Summer is an interesting time for those looking to stay healthy and fit. There are many opportunities for activities, yet-at least in the Mobile Bay area-one must also fight oppressive heat and humidity that can make any activity excruciating. There are ways to embrace the season though, with these five tips for staying healthy this summer:

1. Use the Beach Sand

a. Running along the beach does more than make you feel like a Baywatch star; it also gives your body a killer workout that does more than a gym ever could and often without you even realizing. The sand is tough to run through-it's even tough to walk through-but still wildly relaxing. As a bonus, the water lapping at your ankles will keep you cool. Use that time at the beach to your advantage and let the sand do most of the work for you.

2. Swim

a. It's summer, so you should take every opportunity to swim outdoors. Not only is it a great way to cool down, it also provides a workout that is deceptively incredible like running through the sand. Swimming works out every muscle in the body while giving you the feeling like you're floating. Whether the pool, river, or ocean, hop on into the water for this perfect seasonal work out.

3. Find Water Activities

a. The water is for more than fishing and swimming though; there are countless excursions one can take to on the calm current. Hook a raft behind a boat (the arm workout is unexpected) or grab a kayak or paddleboard for an adventure along the intercoastal waterways. Whatever mood you're in, chances are you can find a way to satisfy it on the water this summer.

4. Stay Active

a. You can play disc golf or beach volleyball or any number of things because it's summer and this is the season meant for getting out and being active. Find a new hobby that you'd never considered before and use those couple of months to explore its allure.

5. Stay Hydrated and Fed

a. The most important thing to remember in conjunction with all these tips is to stay hydrated and fed. Summer is great for staying outside at all hours, but it's also hot. In South Alabama, it's also humid causing you to lose bodily fluids faster than normal. Alleviate thirst with water and sports drinks. Also, remember to eat regularly-all three meals and intermediate snacks-to keep vitamins and nutrients stocked in your body.

Don't let the vacation feel of summer keep you from staying healthy. You may skimp on the diet and become scarce at the gym, but you can still use these five tips for staying healthy this summer.

If you want to improve your overall health and lessen your pain year-round, give us a call to discuss your options at (251) 990-8388. We are conveniently located at 8335 Gayfer Road Ext Ste F, in Fairhope, Alabama. Visit us on our website www.myfairhopechiropractor.com or connect with us on Facebook!

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A Brief History of Chiropractic

Date: July 7, 2017 | Time: 7:41pm

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Chiropractic procedure has been around for nearly a century and half. Its humble beginnings go back to 1895 when Daniel David Palmer performed the first chiropractic adjustment in Iowa. His first patient? A nearly deaf janitor named Harvey Lillard. As the story goes, Lillard was working in Palmer's office. As the janitor bent over to empty a trash can, Palmer observed that Lillard's spine was not aligned. It had been damaged from improper movement over a long period while working on the job.

This gave Daniel David Palmer, a medical naturalist, an idea. He instructed Lillard to lie down on his stomach on the floor. He then proceeded to adjust Lillard's vertebrae. The procedure worked. Lillard not only experienced improved posture, but he also had significantly reduced pain in his back.

Palmer's initial success with the adjustment prompted him to open a school of chiropractic in just two year's time. In those early days the philosophical approach to chiropractic was just as important as the medical approach. Proponents of Palmer and his procedures were deeply rooted in unconventional therapeutic remedies that were not considered 'scientific.' Reverend Samuel Weed coined the term 'chiropractic' which derived its name from ancient Greek terminology. He among others embraced philosophical concepts such as spiritualism, naturalism, magnetism, and vitality.

Palmer believed that there was common ground between hard science and metaphysics that was often seen as pseudo science devoid of credibility. His beliefs were aligned with Andrew Still who developed his principles of osteopathy, a similar approach to chiropractic. The idea was that the body could be adjusted or 'manipulated' in order to find an alternative to western medicine. The spine was at the center of body correction. Palmer developed the spinous process and the transverse process as mechanical levers that aided the nervous system, the center of all spinal and bodily communication.

Although osteopathy and chiropractic employ some of the same methods, those in the osteopathy field wished to distinguish themselves by applying for a license to practice their profession. This would legitimize their medical claims and give them a foothold in the industry. It would also diminish the credibility of the chiropractic procedure. Everything came to a head in 1907 when Wisconsin state lawmakers determined Palmer and others were practicing chiropractic without a license. He, along with others, served jail time for not being recognized as legitimate doctors.

In an attempt to eliminate any further infractions on the law, Palmer and many of his like-minded colleagues drafted the textbook aptly named, "Modernized Chiropractic." In addition, a political campaign was launch to secure licensing on a national level. Although it was a long and arduous rally that began in 1913, it finally succeeded as late as 1974 in Louisiana. Finally, chiropractic adjustment was given credence by state medical boards across the U.S.

Regardless of the legal statutes that favored chiropractors the attempt by practitioners to give it professional standing in the medical was an uphill climb. Finally, in 1975 the National Institutes of Health encouraged further research and development in the practice as well as sustained financial and public backing. Regardless of its detractors both medical professionals and clients alike swear by chiropractic care and continue to advance the study and practice of it. Thousands of patients have claimed that it has improved their quality of life and has relieved the paint in their muscles and joints.

If you want to improve your overall health and lessen your pain, give us a call to discuss your options at (251) 990-8388. We are conveniently located at 8335 Gayfer Road Ext Ste F, in Fairhope, Alabama. Visit us on our website www.myfairhopechiropractor.com or connect with us on Facebook!

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Date: June 30, 2017 | Time: 8:40am

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Carrying Heavy Bags - How It Effects Your Body

Date: June 23, 2017 | Time: 8:09am

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Our most fashionable accessories or necessary bags we carry in our daily lives can have unforeseen consequences on our bodies. Heavy tote bags, purses, crossbodies and backpacks that we use to carry our devices, files and overall necessities can damage our necks, shoulders, and spine.

The constant weight of the bags we carry around put our bodies off balance which results in our spines being out of alignment. No amount of pressure or weight is good for our necks or shoulders. The American Chiropractic Association says that carrying heavy bags is an "unhealthy fashion statement".

Having these bags and carrying them around daily changes your posture and the way you walk, which could have long terms effects in the future. Many cases of pressure or weight on your shoulders and neck will make your muscles tense up and will result in tension headaches.

Young children in school who need their backpacks to carry around all their books and supplies could have spinal and growth problems. The increased weight that is being put on their backs could even lead to scoliosis, which is the curving of the spine and will lead to a stunt in growth.

Many think it's more comfortable to carry such bags on just one shoulder, but this could be the most damaging! The unbalance that you are putting your body through over time will increase the tension and stress on your shoulder disks and the cartilage between your shoulder blades.

All of this being said, bags are still necessary for our daily lives to carry all the things we need when we leave the house. Here are some great tips to decrease the risk of damage that carrying heavy bags creates.

1. With backpacks make sure both straps are firmly on both shoulders and not so loose that it hangs past your rear end. Have it resting on our lower back and that when you are standing upright, you have complete balance.

2. When you are using a one-shoulder-strap purse, move it back and forth between your two shoulders so they both have equal weight being put on them.

3. Place your heaviest items at the bottom of your bag. This will help with the shifting of weight in your bag.

4. Never carry a heavy bag in the crook of your arm since it could result in tendonitis in your elbow.

5. Avoid bags with very thin straps since they will dig into your shoulder and neck and damage your tendons or muscles. Find bags with wide/thick sturdy straps to use instead.

Even if it's best to not use heavy bags at all, in life it is unavoidable. Using these tips will help reduce the stress and tension these bags can cause and will reduce your risk greatly.

If you're struggling with shoulder pain or inflammation Bayside Chiropractic has helped numerous patients achieve less pain and optimal nutrition, using the latest technology, counseling, and motivation. If you want to improve your overall health and lessen your pain, give us a call to discuss your options at (251) 990-8388. We are conveniently located at 8335 Gayfer Road Ext Ste F, in Fairhope, Alabama. Visit us on our website www.myfairhopechiropractor.com or connect with us on Facebook!

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Date: June 16, 2017 | Time: 12:59pm

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HOW CHIROPRACTIC CAN HELP WITH KNEE PAIN

Date: June 9, 2017 | Time: 11:00am

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Your knees take a lot of abuse on a daily basis. They absorb shock, support the body, and you even kneel on them on some rather hard surfaces from time to time.

The pain in your knees may be an acute problem based on a recent activity, or a chronic pain stemming from an injury, illness, or disease.

Chiropractic care is often the last avenue we consider for treatment, healing, and pain management, but it really should be the first. The chiropractic approach is holistic, and works with the rest of the body to restore good health and treat the underlying issues.

After a complete medical history is taken, and a thorough physical exam is performed, a plan for treatment will be discussed. Your doctor will explain the reasons for your pain, and what will be done to resolve your issues. You may need to make several office visits before you feel measurable relief, depending on the diagnosis. You also may need to commit to doing some things on your own to help with the resolution such as physical therapy and at-home exercises.

Heat and ice treatments may be combined with massage to help reduce inflammation. Massage may also help with flexibility, and relax the muscles. These therapies have few side effects when compared to drugs such as anti-inflammatories and steroid injections. You may be asked to continue the heat and ice treatments for a period of time after each office visit. Many people find them therapeutic and relaxing or soothing.

Supplements may be prescribed to offer support to the body during healing, and exercises to help strengthen the affected muscles and tendons for long term wellness. Just as the wrong exercises may do further damage to an injury, there are maneuvers which will help. Being able to discern and prescribe the correct movements is important. You may be asked to continue certain activities at home between visits to avoid losing the flexibility gained to date.

An anti-inflammatory diet may be offered to help the body heal. Again, chiropractic care works with the whole body. This specialized diet includes foods such as berries, cherries, dark-green leafy vegetables, broccoli, nuts, beans, some whole grains, and dark chocolate. In addition, wild-caught fish, walnuts, and foods fortified with omega-3 should be added. Ginger, turmeric, and garlic may be helpful. The foods to avoid include certain meats, dairy, and fats such as vegetable oil and margarine.

In addition, there may be alignment issues that can be resolved through manipulation. With repeated adjustments, the muscles and tendons may gain the needed strength to support the joint properly.

If necessary, shoe inserts may help as well to correct alignment problems.

Chiropractic sessions are non-invasive, holistic, and complementary to other treatments. As such, it is a good addition to other therapies. Bayside Chiropractic has your health in mind. We can help you achieve your goals for health and fitness. Give us a call, whether you have knee pain or are generally not where you wish to be. You may be surprised how good you can feel with chiropractic care by Bayside.

If you're struggling with knee pain or inflammation Bayside Chiropractic has helped numerous patients achieve less pain and optimal nutrition, using the latest technology, counseling, and motivation. If you want to improve your overall health and lessen your pain, give us a call to discuss your options at (251) 990-8388. We are conveniently located at 8335 Gayfer Road Ext Ste F, in Fairhope, Alabama. Visit us on our website www.myfairhopechiropractor.com or connect with us on Facebook!

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Date: May 25, 2017 | Time: 10:34am

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