Headache Relief Palm Coast

 

Things are not always as they appear.  Even though someone or something may appear to be fit or healthy from the outside, looks can be deceiving. This is often true of pain conditions and headache.

Have you ever heard the phrase, “his/ her mood is just a facade”? You know, that someone who acts like they are always on top of the world in public, but once they are out of the spotlight, they behave completely different? Or to be more literal, the storefront that appears to be made of stone anchored in the ground but in reality is faux rock plastered to plywood backing. It appears to be sturdy, but meets a dismal fate when a major storm tests its limits. We just recently witness this truth with the powerful winds and rain of Hurricane Matthew here in Palm Coast. Well, our bodies can play a similar trick on us as well if we aren’t careful.

The complexities of our inner working are amazing and humbling. With each passing year, we understand more and more about the delicate balance of health and sickness, the Ying and Yang of life. All wish to be healthy in function and feeling, but our understanding of treating and eliminating conditions have been a continual evolution. One such is in the cause and relief of headaches.

For instance, think of an apple. We used to buy an apple and be able to simply say It’s an apple. Not anymore. Now we have organic, non-organic, genetically modified, and so on. So even though you think you’re buying a Plane Jane Apple from the store, you could be getting into something different under the skin.

You may be thinking, “What does this have to do with my headache in Palm Coast?” Though headaches may appear to be similar from the outside, careful attention must be taken not to incorrectly diagnose the cause of a headache. Your health and money could be on the line.

We can gather much about a person’s health from looking at them from the outside. One of our exam tools utilizes information gathered from objective markers based on a person’s outside appearance or Status. This is an important factor linking our findings with a person’s concerns or health goals. But this is not sufficient for a thorough and complete exam. We must look at the integrity and function of the inside structures in order to have a more complete understanding. Attention to detail is key. This is why we use advanced imaging when necessary.

Research now suggests that significant headaches are an indicator of diminished or poor brain health. If you are suffering from regular headaches, there may be an underlying structural cause that needs to be addressed. If true, it is possible your nerves and blood vessels may be functioning at a level that is insufficient to keep up with your bodies demand for oxygen and biologic processes.

If this sounds like what you’re going through currently, we would be happy to discuss your concerns and our care options. Consider contacting New Spring Chiropractic in Palm Coast for Headache Relief now.

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Pinched Nerves Are Like An Alarm

 

Our bodies are amazing in the capabilities they possess to grow, heal, and maintain the delicate balance of live. We live, move, and exist in our bodies. One of the intelligent ways our bodies function is through our nerves. Grey’s anatomy states, “The nervous system controls and coordinates all function in the body”. This means that the meal you ate this morning could not be digested without your nerves. It even goes as deep as the cellular level. Our nerves act like a network of connections that allows our brain to talk to your cells, tissues, and organs.

Some messages sent by the nerves are perceivable by our thoughts (ie, our 5 senses), while others are not. Just know your nerves are always working. Thinking again about that morning meal you had: did you have to concentrate on sending thoughts to your stomach and intestines to digest your food? Of course not! Your body knew you ate food because of receptors in your digestive system. These receptors communicated with your brain, and your brain responded with another message guiding the chemical process of breaking down and absorbing the nutrients in the food.   This beautiful symphony of communication is possible with your Autonomic Nervous System, autonomic meaning automatic and out of your conscious control.

But sometimes, we do feel things thanks to our nervous system. This is because of the other type of nerves that do relay sensations to our brain.   The unwelcome effects of these nerves have been felt by many, whether falling on the beach here in Palm Coast and having pain in your knee as a result, or something serious like a pinched nerve. But, while not something we want to feel, how worse would it be if we had no sense of pain at all? There is a name for that: Congenital Insensitivity to pain.

You may be thinking, “I certainly wouldn’t miss the pain I’m feeling right now! Sign me up for no pinched nerve!” But this natural alarm system has a vital function. We wouldn’t know when we are damaging our body and could keep injuring something till it was completely worn out or do something that is life-threatening. This would be horrible for a young person.   While not feeling the pain of one thing, you couldn’t know if you broke a bone, burnt your hand, or sliced your hand on glass, for example.

The excellent thing to remember is that there is help if you are suffering from pain like a pinched nerve. New Spring Chiropractic sees conditions on a regular basis caused by nerve irritation, and our focus allows detailed investigation into what could be causing the pain. So if you feel like your internal alarm system has gone haywire, we would love to talk to you about your concerns and our care options.

Thank you for taking initiative in your health and learning about your amazing body. Feel free to share any comments below!

Also, you can contact us below to schedule a complementary consultation.  As always, Our consultations are simply a conversation, never a commitment!

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Chiropractor Near Me or Far Away Driving Tips

Cars are a thing of our society that almost everyone uses, especially here in Palm Coast. Whether you commute to work outside of town, or stay near to your home, you likely spend many hours over the course of a year in your car. Me being a Chiropractor, near to my heart is helping my patients get great results. We want to help you protect spine and nerves while not in our office, and having proper driving habits is an important thing to consider. We focus on correcting structural concerns in the office, but our patients are taught the importance of protecting the care we give by living in a way that reduces the stress on the ligaments, joints, muscles, and discs of your spine. These all are in an amazing balance, and most of the time they work in harmony to handle our dynamic lives which is full of motion and activities.

A simple, great way to help you drive in a healthier way is what I call, “Set yourself, Set your mirror”. First, you have to make sure you are sitting in an ergonomic position that is the best for your neck, mid back, and lower back. This starts with sitting with you head held high and in line with your shoulders in a normal position, not hunched forward. You will likely find your head gently resting upon the head rest when you bring you head into this position. If you cannot bring your head to this position, just do the best you can. This starting point is something most know and realize, but it is easy to forget when focusing on the road around you. Think about it, if you are in the car for 30 minutes during your drive to work, but your head is in a less than optimal position, you are setting yourself up for failure in the long run. Plus, if you go from your car to another position of sitting, this improper way of sitting can begin to compound. This may end up requiring you to seek outside relief and ask yourself “Is there a Chiropractor near me?”

Next, check your shoulders. They should not be rounded when extending your arms to the steering wheel. If they are, try either moving your seat forward or bringing your steering wheel back towards you. Remember, you should be able to reach and rest your wrists on the top of the steering wheel without moving your shoulders off the back of the driver’s seat.

Then, make sure your low back and bottom is going to be best for your drive. The low back should maintain its natural curve when sitting in the car, just like when you are standing. If you have a lumbar support, this should be set appropriately. You also need to have your bottom touching the back of the seat, not sliding it forward. The more forward your bottom sits, the more stress you will put on your discs in your low back.

Once you are positioned correctly, next is to set your mirrors. With you head held high, position your mirror with the top of your visual field to the top of the rear window, ie, as high as it can go without seeing the headliner. This is a simple trick to make you adjust your sitting position if you happen to shift during the course of your drive. It’s like a constant reminder to sit up. If you begin to slouch for whatever reason and look into the rearview mirror, you won’t be able to see out the back like you need! So have fun on your next drive, and remember to keep you head held high!

By the way, if you ever think, “I need to find a chiropractor near me” we always offer complementary consultations.  Our consultations are simply a conversation, never a commitment.

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