Sports injuries can be incredibly frustrating. Not only do they sideline you from the sport you love, but they can also take a toll on your body both in the short and long run. If you are looking for a chiropractor who can help with sports injuries, look no further than Dr. Stone at ChiroCare! Our team is experienced in providing you with exceptional chiropractic care to get you back in the game. Learn more and get in touch with us in North Greenbush today!more
If you’re searching for chiropractic care, Chirocare Chiropractic is the place to go! With 32 years of experience, Dr. Stone can help you with all of your general chiropractic care needs including back pain, recovery after an auto accident, avoiding surgery when possible, and spine adjustments!more
Whether you have been in an accident or are suffering from unexplained muscle pain, chiropractic care might be able to provide the solution or healing you are looking for. At ChiroCare in New York, we specialize in providing you with chiropractic care services that encourage overall wellness in your life. If you are wondering if a chiropractor can help with your overall health, continue reading to find out how we can help!more
How Chiropractic Treatment Reduces Inflammation
Chronic inflammation has a harmful effect on your body and increases your risk of many types of health conditions. Whether you already have a disease or condition or want to avoid getting sick in the future, regular visits to the chiropractor will help you keep inflammation under control.
Why Inflammation Happens
Inflammation is one of the ways your body protects itself when you're injured or sick. The inflammatory process can make you feel a little uncomfortable but helps you heal and reduces your risk of infection.
If you have a cut, sprained ankle, or another injury, you may notice redness, swelling, and pain due to inflammation. As your injury heals, the inflammation gradually...more
Treat Your Chronic Conditions with Chiropractic Care
Back and neck pain relief isn't the only benefit of visiting the chiropractor. Chiropractic treatment also offers an effective way to treat many chronic conditions that can affect your health or cause chronic pain. These conditions are among the many ailments that your chiropractor treats.
Frequent Headaches and Migraines
Chiropractic care offers an alternative to over-the-counter and prescription medications used to treat headaches and migraines. If you're worried about the long-term health consequences of taking over-the-counter drugs or prescription medications that make you feel nauseated and tired, chiropractic treatment offers a better solution. Treatment not only eases your...more
Chiropractic Can Ease Chronic Pain Related to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Chronic pain, one of the lesser-known symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), can make living with the condition even more difficult. Fortunately, your chiropractor can help you manage your PTSD pain.
How PTSD Causes Chronic Pain
Can you remember the last time you truly felt relaxed? Flashbacks, nightmares, and negative thoughts can trigger near-constant stress and anxiety. Unfortunately, both stress and anxiety can be factors in pain.
When you're stressed, your muscles tend to tighten, particularly those in your head, neck, shoulder, and back. In fact, your chronic back pain could actually be caused by your PTSD. In a study conducted on male...more
Protecting Your Nervous System with Chiropractic Care
Your nervous system controls every part of your body. It's the reason that your heart beats in a normal rhythm and your limbs move the way they do. When the nervous system doesn't function as it should, you're more likely to develop a variety of problems, ranging from gastrointestinal issues to frequent illnesses to troubles with balance and coordination.
Fortunately, regular visits to your chiropractor can help improve the way your nervous system works and enhance your physical and mental health.
How Your Chiropractor Helps You Care for Your Nervous System
Your nervous system is made up of your brain, spinal column, and the nerves that branch out from the spinal column. A...more
A Guide to the Functionality of Your Spine
The movements we take for granted wouldn't be possible without a healthy spine. Thanks to your strong backbone, you can jump over a puddle, bend to pick up your dropped keys, or twist to reach your lunch in the backseat of your car.
The Parts of the Spine and What They Do
The spine is made up of small bones called the vertebrae that protect the spinal cord, support your body and help you move easily. Each vertebra contains a rounded section, known as the vertebral body, and finger-like projections called processes. The muscles in your back are attached to these processes with bands of connective tissues called tendons. Ligaments connect the vertebrae together and help keep your spine stable...more
How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help with Recovery Time
Pain, stiffness, and other symptoms often continue for days or weeks after an injury, even if the injury was fairly minor. Chiropractic care can shorten your recovery period and help you to return to your normal activities much sooner.
Ways Chiropractic Treatment Speeds Up Recovery
Let's say your back or neck begins to hurt soon after you lift a heavy box or spend 12 hours in the car during a road trip. After resting for days or weeks, you're still in pain, plus your joints have become stiff and inflexible.
Whether your pain is caused by a strained muscle, misaligned vertebrae in your spine, scar tissue, or another problem, chiropractic treatment offers a simple, drug-free...more
The Health Benefits of Stretching
Do you greet the morning with a satisfying stretch? Stretching loosens your muscles after a long night in bed and helps you feel alert and ready to face the day. But, if you only stretch first thing in the morning, you may be missing out on the many benefits stretching offers.
9 Reasons You Should Stretch More
Adding a few short stretching sessions to your day is a simple way to stay fit and healthy. When you stretch regularly, you'll enjoy these benefits:
- Less Back Pain. You may be at risk of developing back pain even if your job doesn't require anything more strenuous than sitting at a desk. Remaining in the same position most of the day can lead to back pain,...
Will Chiropractic Treatment Stop Your Muscle Spasms?
Do you often experience back spasms, Charley horses, or other types of muscle spasms? Although occasional spasms may not be a cause for concern, painful muscle cramps can disrupt your life if they become a regular occurrence. Luckily, your chiropractor can find out why you keep getting muscle spasms and offer treatments that will relieve your pain.
What Causes Muscle Spasms?
Every time you move, your muscles contract or tighten, then relax again. Spasms occur when a muscle tightens involuntarily and remains stuck in the contraction phase for seconds or minutes. If you touch your muscle in the middle of a severe spasm, you may notice that it feels hard. Mild spasms may only cause...more
Chiropractic Care Offers Important Benefits for Older People
Staying fit and healthy becomes more challenging as you get older. Joints begin to ache as a result of years of wear and tear, while reduced muscle mass can lead to balance problems. Fortunately, chiropractic care can help you address age-related aging changes and protect your health.
Tired of Living with Pain? Chiropractic Treatment Offers an All-Natural Solution
As your muscle mass shrinks, your tendons and ligaments become stiffer, increasing your risk of strains, sprains, and muscle spasms. At the same time, you may be dealing with pain and inflammation in your joints due to osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. You may also be struggling with a herniated disc or neck...more
Could Your Sedentary Lifestyle Be Harming Your Health?
If walking around the grocery store is the most exercise you get in a week, you may be putting your health at risk. Inactivity is a factor in many health conditions, ranging from cancer to high blood pressure to osteoporosis. Fortunately, it's never too late to improve your health by becoming more active.
Are You a Couch Potato? You May Be More Likely To Experience These Health Issues
Only 25% of Americans are active enough to satisfy current exercise recommendations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Adults should participate in 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity per week, according to the...more
How Massage Therapy and Chiropractic Work Together for a Healthier You
Is massage therapy part of your chiropractic treatment plan? Combining massages with chiropractic treatment enhances the effects of the treatments and may even help you reduce your risk of illness.
7 Benefits of Mixing Chiropractic and Massage Therapy
When you receive a massage before or after your chiropractic treatments, you'll enjoy these advantages:
1. Increased Flexibility. Problems with flexibility, stiffness, and reduced range of motion can be caused by subluxation, a process that occurs when the vertebrae in your spine become misaligned. Subluxations increase pressure on the muscles, joints, and ligaments in your back and can cause...more
4 Tips to Help You Strengthen Your Joints
Are your joints as strong as they could be? Joint weakness can lead to a variety of problems ranging from injuries to pain to stiffness. Making a few changes in your life, in addition to visiting the chiropractor on a regular basis, will help you keep your joints strong and flexible.
The Consequences of Weak Joints
Falls, arthritis, wear and tear, poor muscle tone, and even posture issues can cause weak joints. Unfortunately, once a joint is weak, you're more likely to develop injuries, including dislocations, fractures, strained muscles, and sprains. Weak joints may also affect your balance and increase your risk of falls. Fortunately, improving your joint health can be as simple as...more
What You Need to Know About Neck Spasms
When a neck spasm hits, even the slightest movement can cause intense pain. Although the spasms are usually short-lived, they can become a chronic problem in some cases. If you suffer from frequent neck spasms, understanding the cause can help you avoid future bouts of pain.
Why Neck Spasms Happen
Have you ever turned your head quickly and felt a tight, painful sensation in your neck? The pain occurs when the muscles in your neck spasm or tighten unexpectedly. Spasms can last several minutes or linger for days or weeks. Chronic or frequent spasms can cause pain and headaches that interfere with your usual activities. Even if the spasm goes away quickly, you may still experience pain due to sore...more
How Moving Helps Your Injuries Heal
Although taking it easy might seem like the best strategy after an injury, spending too much time on the couch may be a bad idea. In fact, inactivity could actually make your symptoms worse and prolong your recovery time. Movement triggers your body's natural healing response and reduces your risk of chronic pain.
The Benefits of Moving
When you injure yourself, your body immediately activates its self-repair function. White blood cells flood the injured area and begin repairing the damaged tissues and cells. Increased blood flow causes inflammation and is the reason that you may notice swelling, stiffness, or redness around your injury.
At this point, rest is a priority. Resting gives your...more
Chiropractic Treatment Can Protect Your Health as You Grow Older
No matter how carefully you care for your body, chances are it won't function quite as well at 70 as it did at 30. Wear and tear on your joints and weakening muscles may lead to poor balance and coordination, while digestive problems, insomnia, and other issues can affect your quality of life. Fortunately, chiropractic treatment offers a simple solution to these and other age-related issues.
Chiropractic Treatment Relieves Pain Naturally
Playing tennis, participating in hobbies, gardening, or playing with your grandchildren become difficult when your joints and muscles hurt. Pain medication dulls the ache but only temporarily. Relying on medication can lead to addiction...more
Working from Home? Chiropractic Care Can Help You Stay Healthy
Working from home has become the new way of life for many Americans. In fact, more than 25% of professional jobs will likely become remote by the end of 2022, according to job search site Ladders. While remote work offers many benefits, it can increase your risk of joint and muscle pain. Have your aches and pains worsened since you began working from home? Your chiropractor offers treatments that will ease your pain and stiffness and help you avoid chronic pain.
How Working from Home Can Cause Pain
Although it's true you can work anywhere, you may soon find yourself regretting your decision to make the couch or kitchen table your new workstation. The couch may be a...more
Self Care Do's and Don'ts for Chronic Pain
As a chronic pain sufferer, you've probably discovered a few strategies that make your pain more bearable. Unfortunately, some of these practices could actually be worsening your symptoms. In addition to visiting your chiropractor regularly, following these do's and don'ts will help you manage your pain.
Do Bring on the Heat
Heat, whether from a heating pad, hot tub, or warm bath or shower, offers an effective way to ease muscle pain. Tight muscles and tissues loosen when they're warm. Heat also increases blood flow, reduces stiffness and relieves stress.
Don't Overdo It
It's not easy to change your habits if you're used to working long hours or running marathons...more
How to Avoid and Treat Tension Headaches
Popping pain relievers temporarily dulls the pain and pressure of tension headaches, but the relief is short-lived. As soon as the medication wears off, your headache pain returns. Fortunately, lifestyle changes and chiropractic treatment can end your reliance on pain medication and reduce the number of tension headaches you get.
Tension Headache Symptoms and Causes
Tension headache pain starts in your forehead and wraps around the back of the neck. Also known as "hatband" headaches, tension headaches are the most common type of headache disorder, according to the World Health Organization.
Pain and pressure aren't the only symptoms of the headaches. After a few hours of pain, the muscles...more
How Posture Affects Your Health
Could your health issues be related to your posture? Poor posture not only causes back pain but may be the reason for several other health problems and conditions.
Why Good Posture Is So Important
Your bones support your weight and keep your body properly aligned and balanced. If you slouch or contort your body while you sleep or work, you're bound to experience problems with your joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments or even organs eventually.
No one has perfect posture all the time. Although occasional bad posture probably won't cause health issues, you may be more likely to notice a difference in your health if poor posture is a frequent problem.
Avoid Yard Work Pain and Injuries with These Tips
Do you dread the aches and pains you know you'll face after working in your yard during the weekend? Pulling weeds, pruning your rose bushes, or mowing your lawn may not seem like strenuous chores, but yard work activities are a common cause of stiffness and achy muscles and joints. Following a few of these tips will help you avoid injuries and pain the next time yard work is on your schedule.
The longer you remain in one position, the more likely you are to experience stiff joints and tight, painful muscles. Change your position at least every 20 to 30 minutes. If you've been on your feet trimming overhead tree branches, switch to a seated activity for a half-hour before...more
Traveling Soon? These Chiropractic Tips Will Help Make Your Trip Pain-Free
After spending hours in a car or plane, muscles and joints become stiff and sore, making pain an unfortunate consequence of traveling for many people. If you usually spend the first day or two of your trip in pain, these tips will help you avoid travel-related discomfort.
Your body wasn't designed to endure hours of sitting. Remaining in one position for too long affects your posture and may strain your joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Frequent breaks reduce stress on bones and tissues and may help you avoid post-trip pain. If you're traveling by car, stop every hour for brief stretching breaks. If you can't stop frequently, schedule rest...more
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