Arthrogenic Inhibition: A Chiropractic Approach to Healing



Addressing arthrogenic muscle inhibition

This is a neuromuscular condition in which the joint provides the brain with information by way of sensory nerves and the spinal cord. As the inputs from the joint are changed because of injury, the change in activity of signalling between joint and brain cause inhibition in the muscles. Therefore, the main problem with arthrogenic muscle inhibition is its subsequent effect on range of movement. Because the muscles cannot activate fully, a common result is muscle wasting and inequality in strength between the two joints.

At Barton Chiropractic Clinic, we focus on mitigating the symptoms of arthrogenic muscle inhibition by improving joint mobility through targeted adjustments. We focus on improving neurological function between muscle and brain to allow for the proper activation and sustained contraction of muscles surround the joint, allowing strength to be retained and rehabilitation to go faster. If you are interested in finding out more about how we can contribute to the rehabilitation of your joint injury, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today. 

A Few Steps Towards Health



Get a few more steps in your life and it helps your health

Many of us have heard the goal: 10,000 steps a day. But this is a huge number that turns many people off. Instead start with 1,000 and work your way up. And always remember that the quality of those steps is important too! 

  • Walk and talk: make pacing nervously while on the phone work to your benefit. Walk from room to room, or take your phone call outside!
  • Walk to talk: to the next desk, the next floor or next door. Whoever you need to talk to, we are guessing a face-to-face meeting will be more productive for both parties. Plus it helps you get your steps. 
  • Walk at lunch: get outside, smell the fresh air and take a brisk 15 minute walk. Then choose a bench and sit down to have your meal outside.
  • Take the stairs: stairs instead of elevator. Stairs tone your butt and help you get those few extra steps that matter.
  • Park far away: give up looking for the closest-possible parking space- there are plenty a few rows further back that will give you an extra 20-50 steps.  
  • Choose hills: the steeper the grade, the better.

How we help you walk more

Chances are you won’t choose to walk if you are in the grips of back pain. At our office in Homewood, we help people manage chronic back pain with natural methods so that they can focus on reaping the health benefits of exercise including walking. Spinal adjustment boosts circulation and improves range of motion so that you can walk with less pain. Let’s make 2021 the year that you make your health a priority- give our office in Homewood, IL a call to schedule an appointment today. 

Cardio Without Running to Account for Back Pain



Other forms of cardio that are better for your back

Here is a list of cardio workouts that limit the amount of stress to your back: 

  • Swimming 
  • Elliptical
  • Cycling
  • Rowing
  • Walking
  • Body weight training

All of these activities give you a full range of cardio benefits while minimizing the trauma that your back incurs along the way. But variety is important: each of these activities will condition a specific set of muscles and exclude others. However, if you are suffering from back pain, it is important to make your sport account for your condition. Do not continue with a sport that is causing you pain. 

Back pain in Homewood

At our office in Houston, we are committed to helping people find solutions for their particular health concerns. Don’t let back pain stop you from reaping the full benefits of cardiovascular exercise. Let us help you reduce pain and improve function so that you can continue enjoying activities that help you feel better.