Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Years Chiropractic

New Years Chiropractic

Every year athletes, from runners, to golfers, to hockey players sustain numerous injuries to their joints, muscles, and bones. In fact, in any given year, one in five runners will sustain a stress fracture. In the United States alone, this number constitutes about two million stress fractures annually.

From the start of New Years, to the end of 2012, athletic stress fractures are going to occur. The question is, how will these individuals go about treatment? Hopefully they will be treated by a doctor or two, and eventually seek out the help of a Chiropractic Physician as well. Chiropractors are doctors that help to alleviate the pain and stress on joints and bones.

For instance, muscle strength plays an important role in how easily a stress fracture will occur. There was a study where a 10 millimeter reduction in calf size increased the potential for a tibial fracture. There have also been multiple cases of athletes who have had such strong neck muscles that they prevented themselves from fracturing their necks. There was even a case of a US gold medal athlete who continued to wrestle on a broken neck! That's one strong neck muscle!

As for Chiropractic, it is essential that we maintain a steady diet, exercise, and healthy living. Steady chiropractic visits can also reduce pain and help to heal previously injured joints and bones. Athletes and non-athletes both have a risk of a stress fracture, unfortunately athletes put more stress on their bones, though their muscle mass can help to prevent fractures.

Chiropractic is a way for an individual to supplement other activities for healthy living. It should most definitely be one of your New Year's resolutions to frequently visit your chiropractor in 2012. Who knows? Perhaps it will actually help ease some pain.

If you yourself would like some tips on strengthening your leg muscles, check out this article: Strengthening your legs!

If you or anyone you know needs chiropractic care for 2012, don't hesitate to give us a call. (405) 752-8819. You can also visit our website located at: Johnson Family Chiropractic

If you would like more information on athletes and stress fractures, see the full article here: Chiropractic Muscle Article

Monday, October 11, 2010

Conditions Treated by Chiropractic Care

Herniated Disc

In your spine, your vertebrae are separated by 23 different discs. They act as cushions and shock absorbers between the individual vertebrae of your spine. Sometimes, due to injury, age or wear a disc can slip to one side or rupture. This is know as a herniated disc.

Some Symptoms of a Herniated Disc
  • Pain is the most obvious symptom of a herniated disc
    • The severity of this pain can depend on which disc is herniated and how severe the herniation is.
    • The pain can spread down to the buttocks and to your legs.
  • Numbness in legs and feet.
  • Inability to fully straighten your back and neck.
  • Numbness and tingling in both arms

How to Treat a Herniated Disc
As they say, the best offense is a good defense. If you would like to prevent a herniated disc, practice good posture, maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly and try to avoid high heeled shoes. If you do happen to experience a herniated disc, Johnson Family Chiropractic can perform procedures to help alleviate the pain. We can help the relieve the pressure placed on nerves by misaligned vertebrae and discs, which can improve function, reduce pain and improve flexibility. If you would like a free consultation call us today at 405-752-8819. Or visit our website, our Facebook and our Twitter.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Oklahoma City Chiropractor | Dr Chiropractic OKC | Back Pain Relief | Chiropractors

If you are searching for quality Oklahoma City chiropractors, we welcome you to Johnson Family Chiropractic Clinic.  Our chiropractor offices are conveniently located at 11914 N. Pennsylvania near the intersection of 122nd Street and Pennsylvania, 1 1/4 miles south of Memorial and Pennsylvania. So if you have back pain and are looking for pain relief from a local chiropractor in OKC, your chiropractic search is at an end. Stop by to see how we can help!

Our goal at Johnson Family Chiropractic Clinic, P.C. is to treat patients with compassion, respect, professionalism and understanding while administering the highest quality care possible. We strive to be the best local area chiropractors in OKC. Our friendly and professional staff is committed to providing each patient with personalized, effective healthcare. We offer gentle, safe chiropractic care centered on the needs of each patient. We see patients from all parts of Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas. We specialize in the treatment of auto accidents and personal injury, workers compensation injury, chronic pain, sports injury and other more routine chiropractic problems. We want to be your Oklahoma City chiropractor for life so you don’t have to do a chiropractor search and look through hundreds of chiropractor listings every time you’re in need.

Our techniques and treatment protocols are fueled by the premise that nature is infinitely wise; therefore we apply methods of healing which assist and enhance the body's natural capabilities. We practice scientifically based physical medicine to deliver what many feel is the safest and most effective form of healthcare. We strive to help you feel better and make your spine stronger and healthier than ever before. Working together we will be able to accomplish this goal.

As a new patient, you will undergo a complete physical examination to determine the exact nature of your problem. The results of your examination will allow us to make recommendations regarding the best type of chiropractic treatment needed. The success of your treatment depends on you and the doctor working together. You can't fool the body. If you don't take care of your body, it will gradually fall apart.

Unfortunately, many people do not treat their bodies and their health in a proactive manner. They do nothing to support and enhance their own health until something goes wrong. The dangers of this philosophy can be seen easily with regard to health issues like cancer and heart disease, but it also relates to spine problems. If a spinal problem is left untreated for a lengthy period, disc problems, arthritis and other serious health issues may arise.

At Johnson Family Chiropractic, we hope you will be proactive with your health and do the things necessary to help your body stay healthy and last longer. After all, you only have one body. If you wear it out, where are you going to live? Our goal is to give you the information and treatment necessary to give you pain relief and help you live a longer, healthier, more enjoyable life that is free of back pain and other chronic pain.

We also want to educate you on the best ways to avoid a workplace or sports injury. While we are certainly here to fix what is wrong, we feel the best way to treat our patients is by giving them the education necessary to avoid injury in the first place, so they don’t need to go to google to do a chiropractic search through chiropractor listings. If we can prevent the need for a future chiropractor search, then we’ve done our job. If that sounds better to you than having to come in over and over for years to come, then skip the other local chiropractor offices and make Johnson Family Chiropractic your local area chiropractor of choice!

So if you have a sports injury, back pain, chronic pain, or other chiropractic issues, stop by our chiropractor offices for a consultation to see how we can make your life better. If you’ve been looking for a local chiropractor in OKC, your chiropractic search is at an end. We want to be your local area chiropractors of choice so you don’t have to do a chiropractor search every time you need relief. Skip the other chiropractor listings and head on over to Johnson Family Chiropractic. Give us a call at (405) 752-8819 to set up your appointment today.