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December 2016 Health Newsletter


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» Why is stretching so beneficial
» Inversion Therapy
» Let Us Treat Your Pain from Auto Accidents in Deerfield Beach, FL
» Shop But Don’t Drop This Holiday Season
» Movement and Inactivity: The Role They Play In Blood Glucose Levels
» Studies Prove Daily Consumption of Nuts Reduces Inflammation

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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Inversion Therapy

Tired of low back pain?

Did you ever realize that spider monkeys and bats, hanging upside down in the trees, must have known about the benefits of inversion therapy long before humans figured it out! However, after decades of dedicated research, scientists, doctors, physical therapists, and physical trainers have already proven beyond a doubt that inversion therapy has a multitude of amazing health benefits! And… there is a lot more research in this field on the horizon!

Inversion therapy involves putting your body into a position where your head is lower than your heart. It should also be noted that inversion therapy involves putting your feet above your head 

The inverted position reverses the harmful effects of gravity, and in doing so, is one of most effective treatments for back issues, load bearing joint issues, improving the nervous system, reducing mental stress, defying the aging process, strengthening the immune system, detoxification, improving the mind, and much more.  

At Berger Chiropractic we now offer medically supervised "Inversion Therapy".  

Call today to schedule a demonstration. (954) 596-8882

 

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Author: Sunflower Press
Source: Sunflower Press
Copyright: Sunflower Press 2015


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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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Shop But Don’t Drop This Holiday Season
Advice from our friends at the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) can keep you from dropping this holiday season. So before you gallop off to fill your sleigh, read through the following checklist as created by the ACA to keep you happy, healthy and out of pain this holiday season:
  • Drink water frequently throughout the day to keep your muscles and body hydrated.
  • Stretch before and after a long day of shopping. When you are under stress, your muscles are less flexible than usual.
  • Wear shoes with plenty of cushioning in the soles to absorb the impact of walking on hard shopping mall floors.
  • Make sure the clothing you wear is as comfortable as possible. You may be going from a cold environment (outdoors) to a warm environment (indoors), so wear layers.
  • Leave your purse at home. Wear a light fanny pack or a light backpack instead. Pack only those items that are absolutely essential (driver’s license, credit card, etc.).
  • Plan frequent breaks into your shopping day – at least once every 45 minutes for most people. Those with less stamina may need to take a break every 20-30 minutes.
  • When taking breaks, eat light foods. A salad and some fruit is a better option than a burger and fries.
  • Skip the coffee break. Coffee contains caffeine, which dehydrates you and adds even more stress to your body.
  • If possible, obtain a locker – and drop your packages there during your breaks. Don’t carry around more than is absolutely necessary at one time.
  • If your mall or shopping center doesn’t offer lockers, plan frequent trips to your car.
Once You’re Home and Wrapping Your Gifts…
  • Since there is no “ideal” position for wrapping gifts, the most important thing to remember is to take breaks often. Get up and stretch, or go make some hot apple cider.
  • Do not wrap packages while sitting on a hard floor. This can wreak havoc on your posture.
  • Always stretch before and after you wrap gifts. Stretch the opposites; if you are leaning forward when wrapping your gifts, stretch backward when you are done.
If you still find yourself stressed, tight and feeling like you need a recharge, we welcome you to contact us our office for a quick, pain-free evaluation.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: American Chiropractic Association. November 10, 2005.
Copyright: ChiroPlanet.com 2005


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Movement and Inactivity: The Role They Play In Blood Glucose Levels

It's been said that living a sedentary life can be just as detrimental to one's health as smoking. Watching TV, sitting behind a desk all day, or simply failing to get adequate exercise can increase blood pressure, mortality rates, cholesterol levels, and the likelihood of obesity. Recent reports also prove that inactivity can have a major impact on a person's blood glucose levels. Doctors at the University of Missouri have evaluated how inactivity impacts blood glucose levels. First, they had the volunteers walk an average of 5,000 steps per day for three days. Then, for another three days, volunteers stopped walking and used elevators and escalators more often.  In Phase I, the subjects had consistent glucose levels throughout the day. However, in Phase II, the glucose levels significantly spiked during periods of inactivity.  Inconsistencies and spikes in glucose levels are key contributors to the development of type II diabetes. The American College of Sports Medicine took this study to the next level. They compared the following three activities:

  • Standing: Glucose levels are 5 to 12 percent lower when standing as opposed to sitting.
  • Walking: These levels were reduced even more when a person started walking during the day. They lowered by 24 percent.
  • Cycling: Cycling lowered the glucose levels even more; they were down by 44 percent.
Clearly, staying active throughout the day can reduce one's risk of type II diabetes. Chiropractors are holistic practitioners—they care about the whole person. That is why they offer dietary and lifestyle recommendations to their patients. Their goal is to be a pillar of support to patients who want to live a healthy life.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, online July 27, 2016.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2016


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Studies Prove Daily Consumption of Nuts Reduces Inflammation

Inflammation is a major contributing factor in many diseases, from heart disease and diabetes to chronic body pain and migraines. Reducing the inflammatory process is an important key in achieving optimal health. But how can a person go about doing this? In a 2016 analysis by the American Society for Nutrition, nuts were shown to be an important component in the inflammation-lowering process. An earlier study (2014) proved that nuts specifically reduced the risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and death, but researchers weren’t exactly sure why. The 2016 study evaluated the correlation between nuts and inflammatory biomarkers. Researchers found that substituting meat, processed foods and dairy products with nuts 3 or more times per week significantly reduced the levels of inflammatory biomarkers. In fact, C-reactive proteins were reduced by 20 percent when participate ate nuts 5 days a week. Another inflammatory marker, interleuin-6, was reduced by over 15 percent. What are some ways people can start adding healthy nuts to their diet? They can add 1 ounce of nuts to their daily diet in the following ways. 

  1. Eat them plain as a snack. They will boost energy and provide a great source of protein.
  2. Add nuts to salads. They offer a delicious crunchy texture and are a tasty compliment to vegetables.
  3. Top yogurt with nuts and fruit. This healthy parfait can be eaten as breakfast, a snack, or even as dessert.
  4. Add a variety of nuts to granola or trail mix. 

Inflammation is a major area of concern for chiropractors. A reduction can result in more effective chiropractic adjustments and overall improvements in health and pain levels for their patients.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Am J Clin Nutr ajcn134205, July 27, 2016.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2016


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