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Tackle Stress this Fall with Chiropractic Care

Autumn brings changing weather, beautiful color changes and a new school season for some of us. It can also bring stress and pain on our bodies and mental health. With school, holidays and family schedules, stress impacts people of all ages. It is important to prioritize your overall wellness and take the proper steps to maintain your good health. Chiropractic care can help as a preventative measure and form of treatment.

Chiropractic care is one of the natural methods used to help reduce stress. The mind and body approach helps to ensure that your whole body is more relaxed and functioning properly. Research shows that regular chiropractic care can improve mental health, increase energy levels, and boost your immune system. Especially during a time when immunity is so important, additional steps should be taken to keep your family healthy. 

Autumn also brings time changes, schedule adjustments and busier workloads, which can disrupt a healthy nighttime routine. Without proper sleep, concentration on the job and in class is much more difficult. Chiropractic care helps improve the quality of your sleep and helps increase blood flow, which produces relaxation and calm. 

If you play Fall sports, physical demands can take a toll on your body and mind. Chiropractic care offers a holistic solution, not only addressing physical stress but also promoting mental well-being. Proper spinal alignment can positively impact the nervous system, helping you  manage stress and fatigue more effectively.

Seeing your chiropractor regularly for checkups and realignment can help tackle stress and ensure that to keep your back healthy, all year long. If you want to learn more about our services, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment at our clinic. We look forward to serving you.

Know everything about Chiropractic Care? Think again!

If you think chiropractic care is just for spinal or neck problems, you’re not alone. Many people are surprised by all the fun and interesting facts about chiropractic treatment. There’s so much more to this complex science. So let’s test your knowledge.

Did you know the following about chiropractic care:

  1. It’s a brain function booster – Brain activity can increase after an adjustment. This means better control over bodily functions, less inflammation, regulated hormones, and improved muscle strength.
  2. It treats more than your back –  While chiropractors are known for spinal issues, there are other health and wellness goals that can be addressed. With the proper techniques, your chiropractor can treat digestive issues, urinary tract issues, insomnia, anxiety, and headaches.
  3. The practice is over 100 years old – In 1895, a doctor named Daniel David Palmer, also known as the father of chiropractic care, performed the first spine adjustment. Following the treatment, his patient regained hearing after 17 years from an accident which left him deaf. Also, the word “Chiropractic” comes from the Greek words “praxis” meaning practice, and “cheir” , which means to treat by using hands.
  4. Chiropractors don’t crack backs – The cracking sound from an adjustment is a build-up of gas inside your joints. This practice helps to alleviate discomfort-causing pressure and move your skeletal structure back to its optimal placement.
  5. Never get boring – With over 55 established chiropractic techniques to choose from, you’ll never get bored with all that this therapy can offer. There’s something for almost every concern or issue that you’re dealing with.
  6.  Vitamin C isn’t the only way to raise your immunity – Did you know that chiropractic care can help you catch less colds? The entire immune system is improved with chiropractic adjustments that help increase respiratory function. Research has shown that a well-adjusted spine can help you prevent infections and fight off sickness better. This can result in fewer issues relating to colds, the flu, and sore throats.

Curious to find out more interesting and fun chiropractic facts? Contact us to make an appointment and come meet us in person.

Spinal Beach Safety Tips

Trips to the beach are a popular summer pastime. Sand, water, and sun – there’s so much to enjoy. However, what many do not enjoy is the spinal and back pain that can occur without taking the right precautions.

If you’re heading to the beach, these tips can help prevent injuries and encourage spinal health.

  1. Drink water – Staying hydrated helps nourish your spinal discs and ensures the body is adequately prepared to handle the heat. Bring water bottles and keep them just cool enough for better absorption into the body. Ice cold drinks can shock the system.
  2. Take a walk – Keep your body moving for at least 10 minutes every hour by walking down the beach, strolling along a pier or heading to a restaurant. Also, wear the right shoes to help give proper support and keep your legs and backs from aching.
  3. Use a Wagon – Too many people overpack for the beach and then attempt to carry multiple bags with them. This excess weight can put major strain on the body that can lead to back pain. Instead, use a wagon and pack smaller bags to help manage the heavier loads.
  4. Avoid looking down at your book – Who doesn’t love a good book while relaxing on the beach? But arching your neck forward may cause problems in your cervical spine. To avoid this, try holding your book closer to eye level while keeping your head and neck upright. 
  5. Monitor tanning positions – Lying face down on the sand is a popular sun tanning position. But it can also be a potentially harmful one for your spine due to stress on the vertebrae in your lower back and neck. Instead, keep your head in a neutral position or well-positioned in a lounge chair. 

Any beachgoers still feeling sore after taking precautions should visit a chiropractor. If you’re in need of spinal care, contact our clinic and our team of professionals will be happy to talk with you.

Chiropractic Tips For Pain-Free Travel This Summer

It’s almost summertime! If this is your vacation season, be sure to plan accordingly. Traveling can disrupt your regular health and wellness routine. Spending time in the car, airport, train or bus, can cause muscles and joints to become stiff and sore. To kick-off the summer season, here are tips to avoid travel-related discomfort.

  1. Take Breaks: Remaining in one position for too long affects your posture and may strain your joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. If possible, take breaks to reduce stress on bones and tissues which may help you avoid post-trip pain. If traveling by train, bus or plane, you can keep your body loose and limber by walking up and down the aisles, if possible.

  2. Stretch Out the Kinks: Stretching before, during and after your trip relaxes your muscles and increases blood flow to your muscles and joints. This also helps you avoid neck and back pain. During your trip, try a few simple seated exercises like rolling your shoulders back and forth, moving your neck from side to side, lifting your legs, and rolling your ankles in small circles.

  3. Get Comfortable: Use a neck cushion or pillow to support your neck during your trip. If lower back pain is a problem, buy a lumbar cushion designed to fit and support the curve of your back.

  4. Lighten the Luggage: Use a suitcase with wheels to make navigating easier and bend at the knees when lifting luggage. If you need carry-on luggage, try using a backpack with two straps to help evenly distribute the weight.

  5. Visit the Chiropractor: Pre-trip treatments can realign your spine, improve your posture, and keep your muscles and tissues loose and flexible. Post-trip appointments can prevent minor pain or soreness from becoming major problems. Your chiropractor will look for misaligned vertebrae, tight tissues and knots, and offer treatments.

Stay ready for your summer vacations and road trips. Contact our office for your chiropractic adjustment before and after your travels to keep you aligned and functioning properly.

Epilepsy Awareness and Chiropractic Care

Living with seizures is incredibly challenging and can have a huge impact on your quality of life. Often the stigmas and challenges associated with the disorder can be more challenging than the seizures themselves.

What is Epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes people to have seizures, but the exact cause is often unknown. This disorder affects people of all ages from newborns to seniors. Studies show an estimated 3.4 million Americans suffer from epilepsy, including 3 million adults and 470,000 children. A person must have two or more seizures to be diagnosed with epilepsy.

What are the far-reaching effects of seizures?
Seizures are placed in two primary categories: generalized and focal. Generalized seizures affect both sides of the brain, while focal seizures target one specific area of the brain. Because seizures are rooted in the central nervous system, they can impact all areas and systems of the body, and their effects can be from very mild to extremely severe and life-threatening.

Is Chiropractic care an effective form of seizure treatment?
Because seizures stem from the central nervous system, chiropractors are one of the best doctors to see when you’re struggling with seizures or seizure disorders. In the 19th century, scientists discovered that applying pressure to one of the two carotid arteries will stimulate the Vagus nerve and help prevent a seizure from occurring. Since this breakthrough, chiropractors have found that the upper cervical area of the spine affects the Vagus nerve. This knowledge helps chiropractors perform specific, gentle adjustments to the upper cervical area of the spine. In turn, this helps remove any vertebral subluxations and allows patients to better manage their seizures.

How we can help
Proper spinal alignment through chiropractic care has been shown to reduce pain, improve movement, reduce blood pressure and reduce seizure activity. If you or your loved one suffers from seizures of any kind of severity, contact our clinic in Clinton, MD to learn more about how neurologically-based chiropractic care can improve your overall health.

Before Grabbing the Allergy Meds, Try Chiropractic Care

Spring is in the air and that means pollen is, too. If you’re an allergy sufferer, this is not good news. According to the American Academy of Asthma and Immunology, approximately half of the adult population in the United States lives with known sensitivities to allergens. If you have allergies, it’s important to know how you can treat them.

When it comes to treatment, there’s no shortage of allergy medications to purchase. However, most have unpleasant side effects that can leave you drowsy and barely able to function. Fortunately, there are other alternatives. Chiropractic treatments can be an effective and natural method of easing allergy issues.

Here are ways chiropractic care helps boost your body against allergies:

Strengthens the immune system. Your spine affects nearly everything in your body. Misalignments in the spine can disrupt the brain’s lines of communication with the rest of the body. This can lead to lower immunity and your body will have a tougher time reacting to stressors. By manipulating the joints and soft tissue, a chiropractor can restore the body’s alignment and re-open essential pathways between the brain and spine.

Regulates Histamine Production: Chiropractic adjustments can help regulate histamine levels in your body. Curbing histamine production is a big help during allergy season, as this compound within the body is responsible for many allergy symptoms.

Regulates stress hormones. Many allergy sufferers have compromised adrenal glands, which makes it harder to moderate allergic reactions. Since the adrenal glands are fed directly by spinal nerves, a properly aligned spine can help regulate the amount of cortisol the body produces. This can help mitigate the severity of allergy symptoms.

Supports the respiratory system: Like the immune system, the respiratory system depends on an unimpeded flow of information to and from the brain. Chiropractic care keeps the pathways open, fortifying the respiratory system to better withstand allergic attacks.

If you suffer from allergy symptoms, you don’t have to continue to just deal with it. Contact our clinic in Clinton, MD., and our team of professionals will be happy to talk with you.

We’ve Moved: New location, Same great care

If you’re located in the Maryland, D.C or Northern Virginia area, there’s a new chiropractic facility heading your way.  Dr. Anane of Spine Wellness Center has opened a new office at 9135 Piscataway Road, Suite 310, Clinton, Maryland.

Our office provides a wide range of comprehensive services to meet each patient’s unique needs. Ranging from chiropractic care, physical therapy and personal training to massage therapy, sports rehab and nutritional counseling, our highly-trained professionals offer specialized attention to help you achieve optimal well-being. This is not only our mission, but it is our standard of excellence.

Need another reason to visit our new location? Try the new dry needling service, which is our most recent way of pinpointing your pain for better and improved recovery. It involves a thin filiform needle to stimulate underlying trigger points, muscular and connective tissues. This newer technique is used for treatment of pain and movement impairments. These types of issues typically emerge because of an injury, overuse or poor movement patterns. Similar to acupuncture, both use thin needles to treat the symptoms. However, acupuncture restores energy flow, while dry needling targets many musculoskeletal conditions and is commonly used as part of an overall treatment plan. The Spine Wellness Center prescribes dry needling within medically-proven and measurable parameters.

If you’re interested in this technique or any of our other various disciplines, contact us today to make an appointment. We may be at a new location, but the quality high-level and specialty care for patients remains the same.

To all of our existing clients, thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you at the new location. We’ve updated our hours to the following: Mon.-Friday: 9 a.m-6p.m. For a sneak peak, check us out on all social channels for updates and pictures on the new facility.

Did you know chiropractic treatment can help these illnesses?

While back aches, whiplash injuries and stiff necks may top the list, chiropractic care treats many issues that may amaze you.

Chiropractors focus on conditions related to your body’s structure. When your entire body is in proper alignment – not just those parts related to your neck and spine – you have a better chance of overall improved health.

If this surprises you, you’re not alone, but you may be missing out. Here’s look at six conditions that a chiropractor can treat:

  1. Plantar Fasciitis: This condition involves the inflammation or irritation of the thin tissue present at the bottom of the foot. The symptoms include pain in the heels while walking associated with swelling and numbness. A chiropractor can relieve this pain through soft tissue therapy, custom orthotics, and restoration of proper biomechanics.
  2. Migraines and tension headaches: When experiencing severe headache pain, it could indicate excessive strain on the nervous system. A chiropractor treats these issues by relieving the pressure on your nerves.
  3. Easier pregnancy and shorter labor: Before delivery, pregnant women receiving regular chiropractic care report less back pain, heartburn, and circulation problems.
  4. Fibromyalgia: This is a condition characterized by persistent musculoskeletal pain and other symptoms such as problems with sleep, mood, and memory. Chiropractic treatment aims at improving circulation and restoration of skeletal alignment and functions of the nervous system.
  5. Hip Bursitis: The condition is caused by an inflammation of the fluid-filled sac that lies below the hip muscle. The main symptom is a pain at the point of the hip that extends to the outside of the thigh area. With proper chiropractic care, patients respond well to regular treatment.
  6. Weak immune systems: Chiropractic care detects and eliminates subluxation, which is the physical nerve stress that affects neuronal control. Studies show that chiropractic adjustments can reduce the stress, thereby boosting the coordinated responses of the nervous and immune systems.

Regular chiropractic care can reduce or eliminate the source of many issues, allowing you to resume your normal life activities. If you need a chiropractic appointment, contact our clinic in Clinton, Md.

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Take a Stand Against Leg Pain with Chiropractic Care

Leg pain can stop you in your tracks. Dealing with this pain is not only annoying, but also stressful. You use your legs in everything you do. The health of your legs is critical to how you move and live your life. Whether it is for your job, working out, or running family errands, you must be healthy to keep up with the fast pace of your life. Sometimes this pain can be short lived, but when your leg pain limits mobility, it’s time to take it seriously.

How does Chiropractic Treatment Help Leg Pain
Chiropractic care is rooted in the idea that manipulation of the joints and bones sets the entire healing process into motion. Although often associated with treating back pain, chiropractors can immensely help with all sorts of body ailments. Whether it’s musculoskeletal, neurological,
or vascular, they can treat and prevent pain. Through adjustment, assisting in healing, and teaching you how to prevent pain, the right chiropractor can help.

Finding the Source of Leg Pain is Key
Most knee and leg pain results from instability of the joint, tight muscles or tendons, or a soft tissue injury that has not healed properly. Chiropractic care is a proven way of reducing swelling and discomfort in the lower part of the leg. Proper adjustments of the spine and affected joints help relieve pressure, reduce restrictions and misalignments. This results in increased mobility, reduced inflammation, and an improved function of the treated joint. Sometimes, knee or leg pain is actually caused by misalignment of another part of the body, such as the spine or hips. A spinal adjustment improves the functionality of the nervous system in general, which enhances the ability of the body to manage knee, foot, and ankle pain.

See a Chiropractor for Help
It’s time to get back to living a healthy and free life. From minor to severe pain, how you move and feel depends on the strength of your legs. Chiropractic care can readjust your bones, and therefore readjust your life. If you need a chiropractic appointment, contact our clinic in Clinton, MD.

4 Tips to Keep Your Aging Spine Healthy

Getting older isn’t always bad news for your back and spine. Aging can mean different things for different people. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to see older adults running marathons, hiking up mountains, launching a new business or even keeping up with the latest TikTok dances.

Staying active while aging is only possible if you’re healthy. A maturing body can experience increased aches, pains and joint stiffness, especially in the back or shoulders. Many of us assume this discomfort just goes with the territory. But it doesn’t have to be a natural side-effect of getting older.

Here are tips on how to keep your spine in the best possible condition:

Tip 1: Good Posture is Everything
Studies show that maintaining a strong, erect posture leads to a healthy spine. When you walk, try to keep your back in a neutral position. Avoid slouching when sitting, and maintain an ergonomic position when working on your computer. When possible, stabilize your back by tucking in your pelvis whether sitting or standing.

Tip 2: Lift with Caution
Improper lifting technique is a common cause of back injury. Whether the object is heavy or manageable, lifting with poor form can take a serious toll. Try bending at the knees, rather than the waist, when attempting to lift something.

Tip 3: Increase Strength with Exercise
When it comes to your spinal health, exercise helps your back’s ligaments and tendons remain flexible for a variety of movements. Consider adding core exercises to your routine to help improve mobility and strengthen overall spine support. 

Tip 4:  Prioritize Your Overall Well Being

Chiropractic care is one of the best ways to take care of your body and promote a healthy lifestyle. Consistent treatment helps alleviate muscle tightness, improve spinal health and alignment, and address early signs of serious back issues. 

Whether you’re physically active or enjoying the simple pleasures of life, your spine doesn’t have to slow you down. A healthy spine is key for maintaining a good quality of life, energy and enthusiasm. If you need a chiropractic appointment, contact our clinic in Clinton, MD.