Archive for July 2022

When Your Loved One Has a Chronic Health Condition. By Camille Johnson.

Many of us will develop at least one chronic health condition as we age, and some people will have more than one. When a person you love is experiencing an ongoing medical issue, it’s important to be present with them, respect their limits, and accommodate their wishes as much as possible.

Help without taking over

Although you may have strong ideas about what is best for your loved one, try to set these aside and ask them how you can be of help. Listening with empathy and compassion and responding to the needs they express is the best way to go. You can offer to bring meals, provide transportation to medical appointments, assist with health insurance processing, do chores around the house, or simply visit for companionship. It’s critical to respond to what they want and need rather than imposing your own ideas. You might think your loved one badly needs time out of the house, but what they want is help cleaning the bathroom–their wishes come first.

Encourage and support self-care

Self-care is critical for everyone. Those with chronic illness may know that they need to exercise and eat a healthy diet but have difficulty maintaining those habits. You can help by offering to be an exercise buddy, go to the grocery or prepare food with or for them, and also set an example by caring for yourself. Of course, you can’t force anyone to do anything, but you can share options for things such as online meditation or yoga classes, healthy meal subscription services, massages, and outings you think they might enjoy. A big part of self-care is setting and maintaining appropriate boundaries. Make sure you respect your loved one’s boundaries as far as what they do and do not want to attempt, their needs for rest and privacy, as well as socialization.

Learn about your loved one’s condition

It’s good to learn about their chronic illness, not so you can tell them what to do, but so you can understand some of what they are experiencing. Getting some background information can help you be a better support when you understand the symptoms, concerns, and possible complications of their situation. You may find that you want to learn and do more to the extent that you’ll want to pursue some related formal education, such as a doctorate in nursing. There are options for doing this online so that you can also continue to work and address family responsibilities. If you choose to do this, take time to evaluate the programs you’re considering for accreditation and reasonable tuition costs.

Stress relief matters

Any ongoing challenges can create the need for stress relief, and chronic illness is no different. Signs of stress taking a toll include irritability, sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression, and loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed. In addition to appropriate exercise and sleep, there are other things you can encourage. Support groups, whether online or in person, can be quite helpful, and individual therapy is also an option. With their consent, you can help your loved one make minor changes to their home that reduce stress and enhance well-being. Letting in natural light and offering a window view of nature can give a boost to both physical and mental health.

If a good window view is not possible, bringing in a houseplant may be helpful. Reducing clutter can also reduce stress, so offering to help organize and put away things might be appreciated.

Family and friends can be very important in helping a person live with chronic illness. Adequate social support is critical. Whether you’re offering to run errands, provide transportation, do chores, visit and listen, or even return to school for related formal education, your efforts might be what makes the difference for your loved one in a positive way. Remember to listen and respect their limits and wishes, and you may find that the connection enhances life for both of you.

If you’re in southern California and looking for excellent chiropractic care, consider Euclid Chiropractic for diagnosis, treatment, and education.

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Have a Chronic illness? Adjusting to a “New Normal” is Difficult. Advocate Suzan Jackson shares steps to get there. 

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Low Back Pain: Recovery Exercises; then Staying Strong & Flexible. @Gibson July ’22. Crooked Spine Show

Lower back pain can make you stop your daily routine, and make you anxious about certain movements and lifting anything. If the pain persists, then it can affect your sleep, mood and strength. In this workshop I help the audience understand the sources of of low back pain, when to start pain-relief stretching and when to add strength exercises. Then you can personalize your DAILY routine to KEEP your back strong to enjoy a phenomenal quality of life.

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Starting an exercise recovery program starts with knowing the source of the pain and your pain level. Before starting exercises.

Check and correct: 1. Standing posture 2. Sitting posture

Start with these stretches: 1. Low back roll 2. Supine outside hip stretch. 3. Seated figure 4 knee to shoulder.

Once the pain is gone then strength exercises: 1. Wall kick back (Thank you Dee for demonstrating this exercise) 2. Wall to chair squat 3. Walk THIS way.

Ask yourself:

“Do you want to live a good quality of life with a Healthy Back?”

“Then how will YOU keep a routine of stretches and exercises?”

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The Five Principles of Migraine Relief Created by Expert Courtney Beck. Crooked Spine Show

You are lucky if you have never had migraines. This week’s guest expert Courtney Beck suffered and now recovered; Courtney is a nurse practitioner, mother, and wife. Now her passion as a health coach is helping migraine sufferers through one on one consulting, so you recover your quality of life, naturally. Here at the 5 fundamental principles to your recovery: functional labs, education, lifestyle changes, detoxification. and mindset.

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A few highlights including the principles:

(3:20) How Courtney helped herself, first, to fix her migraines.

(5:20) Which blood work helps diagnose your migraine causes.

(10:00) Education: the types, symptoms and triggers of migraines.

(13:40) Specific lifestyle changes through a coach.

(19:30) Why your medical doctor will NOT give you self-care habits; Courtney will.

(22:20) How to detox to help migraine relief.

(24:25) The proper mindset long-term to get and keep you healthy.

(26:50) A client’s success story; building good habits.

(29:40) The 5 principles, in summary.

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Euclid Chiropractic Newsletter: July 2022

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Our last 2 months referral basket winners, Lisa and Ruby. Yeah!

Thank you Lisa for referring your husband and daughter to our office. And Rudy we appreciate your continuous referrals through the years of your labor union brothers and sisters.

Grateful for Supervisor of San Bernardino of Curt Hagman and his crew coming in today to interview us about Euclid Chiropractic’s commitment to the community and this Plaque of Recognition.

Highlights from this newsletter: Nervous Mar’s neck adjustment; Toni’s back & leg pain recovery; Health tips-keeping ironworkers healthy, Beth’s detox steps, and Derek’s mindset first to improve you; improving poor posture exercises; Interviews-Layne’s Type 2 Diabetes recovery steps and PEMF Therapy demo by Henry; and this month’s podcasts-Chiropractic’s purpose to improve your quality of life, Keeping Ironworkers healthy and safe, Building a stretching routine, and Beth tells how to keep your home and body toxic-free.

Watch the videos by going to the playlist links below.

Let’s get and stay health my friends😊

I. Chiropractic Adjustment Playlist

I. Patient Stories Playlist

I. Health Tips from the Experts playlist

I. Workshops playlist

I. Interviews playlist

I. Podcast playlist


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Fixing Poor Posture: Start These Exercises Today to Feel Good. @Gibson June ’22. Crooked Spine Show

As a chiropractor for almost 20 years, the #1 reason people experience neck, back, hip, shoulder pain is poor posture. In our current year of 2022, more people are sitting long hours for work and driving long distances. When unchecked this lead to a hunched posture standing or sitting making the body tighter and weaker. In this workshop we help the live audience, watchers and listeners understand how to check their posture; then how to stretch and strengthen to improve and keep good posture while sitting and standing.

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Here is the workshop outline–

Causes of poor posture. How a hunched posture can make you feel. The goal of corrective movement: improve your body’s balance of flexion and extension muscles.

Proper Sitting: Front edge, knees below hips, feet back.

Proper Standing: Standing against a wall with heels, hips, shoulders and head against the wall.

Start with stretching:

1. Pillow

2.Low Back Roll

3. Broomstick

4.Modified Seated Lunge Proper Standing/Walking. Checking position; on your heels/head up.

And a couple strength exercises:

1.3 Shoulders

2.Kick Back (Standing OR on hands and knees)

3.Superman (Lying flat OR on hands and knees)

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How Sara & Anastasia Coach Healthy Habits so You Recover and Stay Well WITHOUT Changing your Life. Crooked Spine Show

Nurses do a lot to help people in medical settings. These two go above and beyond to help coach clients to get and stay healthy once your home. Sara and Anastasia are registered nurses who work their shifts, then share their wellness knowledge daily on social media and clients. It’s much easier to trust coaches that practice staying healthy everyday.

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(4:40) Who they are and why coaching.

(7:30) First, helping clients change their mindset.

(11:40) How to know when you are stressed. 

(13:00) Using physical activity to lower stress. How EVLO works. 

(17:00) Giving yourself grace and focussing on the big picture; using your WHY. 

(21:40) Importance of accountability partners work. 

(23:50) Avoid professional burnout by using a coach. 

(26:40) Your diet can help or hurt your stress levels. 

(28:30) Importance of sleep and how to improve it. 

(33:30) Using the 4-7-8 breathing to lower stress. 

(37:40) What to expect when working with Sara & Anastasia. 

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