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Benefits of Ice vs. Heat

People are confused when to use ice or heat to reduce pain.  Especially when you are in pain, how do you decide which to apply?  Patients that come to Euclid Chiropractic are also unsure, but leave with why either ice or heat will help them.  Here is how this controversy is clarified.

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Heat Benefits: draws more blood in the tissue causing warmth and loosening.  This would help stiff joints, arthritis and tight muscles loosen.  For example, our senior patients have stiffness from arthritis so heat application would be a benefit.

Ice Benefits: when signs of disc and nerve pain including pain down the leg or arm, numbness, weakness, and a pinched feeling with spine motion.  Ice application cools and tightens to push the fluid/inflammation out of the tissue, reduces the disc swelling and numb the nerves. Then new blood (vitamins/minerals) circulates into the tissue to allow better healing.

With either therapy (ice or heat) better circulation is the goal.  See your Chiropractor to know which would be your best benefit.

Each person is at a unique state of health.

Enjoy a Complimentary consultation from these specialists and recover from nerve, spine, and muscle pain.

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Back Disc and Health Recovery-Efrain’s Case

In Efrain’s testimonial, he speaks of his initial injury when he fell off a cliff.  This lead the surgeons to fuse his ankle to leg instead of loosing his foot.

In this video, Dr. Ratkovic speaks about his recovery physically and his success as a banker.  Unfortunately, Efrain needed to compensate because of his injury short term.  Long term, his body’s compensatory movement caused a spinal disc problem and constant falls.

efrain-pre-x-rayImage 1: Dr. Ratkovic explains (and so does Efrain in his testimonial) how his x-ray analysis is the reason why he was having so much pain.  The vertical line in the image is where the spine should bend back toward.

efrain-post-x-rayImage 2: This second image is Efrain’s follow up x-ray a few months later.  See how his low back spine is behind the vertical line.  This is where the spine is a better normal.  Because of Chiropractic adjustments and posture/balance exercises, Efrain pain had mostly resolved and his quality of life had dramatically improved.

Overall, Efrain’s physical improvement (lack of pain, better balance) is due to the x-ray improvement through adjustments and exercises.  Knowing what is inside the body (x-ray analysis) is sometimes more important that treating the symptoms only (pain with medication).

Everyone is at a unique state of health.

Enjoy a Complimentary consultation from these specialists and recover from nerve, spine, and muscle pain.

Enjoy Health from the Inside Out

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Chiropractors are Educators, FIRST @Baldy View ROP Upland

Like all doctors, Chiropractors are trained to be educators, then administer treatment, medications, etc.

At Euclid Chiropractic Clinic we educate our patients before treatment through an x-ray analysis, then specific exercises during treatment.

This allows every patient to take care of their OWN health.

Enjoy a Complimentary consultation from these specialists and recover from nerve, spine, and muscle pain.

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Maxwell: Re-enlisting as an Army Ranger

img_3609Maxwell is re-enlisting as an Army Ranger. We appreciate your dedication to protect our country.

Now that Maxwell’s back pain has resolved through Chiropractic, he has been able to return to extreme physical training to re-enlist.

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Vicky’s X-ray/Spine/Posture Analysis after suffering Neuropathy

Vicky approach Euclid Chiropractic after being treated for ear pain/vertigo with various medical treatments.  Vicky’s next procedure was to puncture her ear drum.  Pretty aggressive treatment after no results from medication or shots.

vicky48After taking her x-rays and posture exam, the doctors diagnosed the problem as neuropathy from her neck to the middle ear.

Because of the 48 mm Forward Head Posture, the straightening of the neck cause limited spinal joint motion, this degenerates the spinal disc (narrowing spaces between the vertebrae), leading to neuropathy (pinched nerves).

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After months of care, was given consistent Chiropractic Adjustments and specific posture exercises.  Vicky’s ear pain and vertigo vanished.  Her posture improved and she felt less stressed now that Vicky felt motivated to continue exercising.

Structurally, the neck is further back by only 35mm Forward Head Posture, the spinal vertebra are more separated due to increased spinal motion.  This would heal the disc to stop neuropathy, ear pain/vertigo in Vicky’s case.

In every case of structural x-ray improvement by Chiropractic Adjustments with posture exercises has shown less symptoms and improved health to the patient.

Watch Vicky’s tell her story.

Every person is at a unique state of health.

Enjoy a Complimentary consultation from specialists and recover from nerve, spine, and muscle pain.

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Shoulder Pain Recovery: Part 3- Three Strength Exercises

Start these exercise AFTER:

  1. Any nerve, muscle and joint pain has been removed through Chiropractic care.
  2. Swelling and pain has been removed with full range of motion of the shoulder/upper back/neck.

Exercise #1: Side External Rotation

  1. Standing against the wall, keep elbows tucked into the sides and against the wall.
  2. With your hands in front, rotate them out toward the wall where it pulls on the front shoulder.
  3. Repeat 3-5 times to your comfort.

Exercise #2: Raised External Rotation

  1. Stand against the wall, keep elbows level with your shoulders.
  2. Starting hands level in front of the body, rotate the arms above your head.

Exercises #3: Lateral Raise

  1. Lean forward away from the wall about 10 degrees.
  2. Start with your elbows bent and arms relaxed in front.
  3. Raise arms to shoulder level while keeping body still.
  4. Repeat 3-5 times.

See Part 1: Shoulder Pain Relief Part 3: Treatment & Exercises

See Part 2: The X-ray Analysis

These exercises will strengthen the shoulders/upper back to help increase strength and improve posture. 

Everyone’s health is at a unique state.

Enjoy a complimentary consultation to understand how these doctors will help joint, muscle, nerve conditions to improve your posture and health.

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Hip Flexor Stretch for Poor Posture

bad-and-good-postureWith poor sitting or standing posture the back the will hunch forward and become weak.  This will lead to tight hip muscles to balance out your posture (right image).

The Hip Flexor Stretch helps stretch our quadricep/thigh muscle that attaches to the front hips (left image).

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Here are the steps in this stretch:

  1. Lying on your back, let one leg hang over the edge.  This may be enough to stretch the hip and low back.

  2. If not, bring the hanging foot back and stick your toes down to hold the position.

  3. Hold for 30-60 seconds.

  4. Switch sides and repeat.

This stretch is loosen the thigh muscle at the hip and help stretch the low back.  Then adding other stretch and strengthening exercises WITH Chiropractic will correct your posture and your spine to return your health.

Everyone’s health is at a unique state.

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Mike-100% Neck Posture Recovery by Restoring Spine Curve

Mike told his story of recovery in testimonial. Here it is:
http://www.euclidchiropracticinc.com/?p=1254

Mike talks about having pain for 10+ years with no relief from medications and physical therapy.  The next step was possible surgery.

mike23-copyWhen coming to Euclid Chiropractic, Mike had an exam, took x-rays then had a report of his findings.  The doctors explained this x-ray with 23 mm of Forward Head Posture, narrow disc spacing and disc herniations; however, how we could fix it.  This could reduce Mike’s pain and restore his health.

 

 

 

 

 

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During Euclid Chiropractic care Mike’s pain slowly reduced, posture exercises were add, and normal fun activities are home were returned.  Here is Mike’s new x-rays after 3 months of care.  See how Mike’s neck is perfectly over the shoulders causing zero Forward Head Posture and healthier spinal disc.

 

 

 

 

Chiropractic care WORKS when any treatment comes from an x-ray analysis and incorporates posture exercises.  Based on scientific research by Chiropractic Biophysics it will take time to improve the spinal structure, then see permanent improvement in a patient’s health.  Then a patient will continue healthy habits to stay health.

Every person’s health is at a unique state.  Enjoy a Complimentary consultation from specialists and recover from nerve, spine, and muscle pain.

 

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Wall Squat Exercise for Low Back Posture Strength

To help recover from low back spine pain and poor posture, start with this exercise.

The wall squat gets your legs stronger first in the correct posture, while supporting your back.

ALWAYS start with good posture before performing exercises.  The wall squat helps set your posture.

Steps:

  1. Stand against the wall with your feet 12 inches away from the wall; hips, shoulders, head against the wall.

  2. While keeping your body/head against the wall, slide down the wall keeping your knees above your hips, or where you feel comfortable.

  3. Hold for 1 second, then slide back up.

Bonus: Hold the same posture, take one step forward, then repeat the squat while lowering ONLY wear you can hold the same posture. If you cannot hold the posture then you have a weak back.

Every person’s body is at a different state of health.

Contact us and enjoy a free consultation if you have questions about this exercise, or if it is uncomfortable or painful.

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