LAVACA COUNTY
CHIROPRACTIC

‘Pain Relief’

The Bowling Ball and the Pin: How Poor Posture Causes Neck Pain

Bottom Line:
The average human head weighs about 8 pounds. Each day we all walk around with a bowling ball (our head) balancing on a toothpick (our neck). We are designed this way to allow for the full range of motion we all know and love. Even under the best circumstances, this places a lot of stress on our spine. But leaning forward even just 15 degrees pushes that weight up to 30 pounds, and with a 30 degree tilt its closer to 40 pounds!

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Is Your Cell Phone Causing Tech Neck?

Bottom Line:
Staying connected to friends and family is easier than ever with social media. The tradeoff is that your daily screen time may be 1, 2, 3 hours or more. And let’s face it, a lot of those hours online are spent in an awkward forward head posture that experts have begun to call “tech neck.” It can result in neck pain, headaches, spinal disc issues, and even pinched nerves.

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Tape: All Hype or Scientifically Sound?

Tape All Hype or Scientifically Sound

Bottom Line:
It’s difficult to find a single sporting event where you won’t see an athlete wearing colorful tape somewhere on their body. You may have wondered what it is, and more importantly what it’s used for. The tape is called kinesio tape and was initially developed by a Chiropractor about 40 years ago. It works by providing a slight mechanical assistance to joints and muscles and by stimulating proprioception, which is your body’s ability to know where it is in space.

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Finding Relief Without Drugs

Bottom Line:
With the opioid crisis affecting millions of people, it may come as no surprise that there’s probably someone in your circle of friends and family struggling with opioid misuse or addiction. For those people, it can feel nearly impossible to find a way out. That potent combination of pain relief and euphoria, characteristic of opioids, makes them so incredibly addictive to both the brain and body. However, while opioids were once the standard, recent research has given people struggling with addiction new hope.

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