People looking to correct their posture have more than a few options for assistance in their quest for achieving good posture -- which helps protect your neck and back as a result.
One of these devices is called a posture corrector (also called back brace), which generally makes an effort to retrain your musculature, which, in the end, has the intention of helping wearers maintain their upright, posture-perfect position without exerting much in the realm of effort.
Posture correctors are especially good for people who have to spend a significant amount of time in front of a computer, which can promote muscle loss and less-than-stellar posture. We often see patients who have shoulders that are slouched forward as a result, not to mention neck and back problems as well.
Back braces used for posture improvement have been shown to help in building muscles that help you sit and stand upright.
Sitting upright and having good posture makes you appear thinner and taller -- and who wouldn't like to add those benefits to their repertoire?
Not to mention, when you slouch, you're not getting the proper amount of oxygen into your body. This can affect your energy levels, which might force you to gain weight or inhibit your performance at work and in your personal life.
If you experience neck or back pain that not even posture correction devices can help, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation.
Neck pain (NP), lower back pain (LBP), as well as middle back pain (MBP) don't discriminate when it comes to age. Actually, all three conditions are starting to become acknowledged as widely starting early on in life. Bad habits like poor posture, as well as everyday wear and tear, can contribute to flare-ups. During adolescence, back problems can develop, progress, and often reached aggravated levels as early as the age of 18.
That's why taking care of your spine should be a lifetime pursuit that starts early. In many ways, we are all only as healthy as our spines.
Young People, Consider Chiropractic Care
Those who are less advanced in age start putting stresses on their body early on, especially when engaged in athletics. Remember that your bodies have not fully developed, yet you're expecting them to perform at a world-class rate. Even walking the halls, carrying books in a backpack strapped over one shoulder can lead to back problems.
The solution: stay on top of your back and spine now by incorporating chiropractic care into your wellness routine. Chiropractic care is drug-free, pain-relieving, and even helps you to better stay focused.
Barton Chiropractic Clinic offers holistic, drug-free pain relief. We can help kids who are athletes, or kids who are dealing with back problems that they shouldn't' have to be. We'll help you focus on the things that are important, like prom and whatnot, not some pesky back or neck problem.
Finding A Chiropractor Near You
Barton Chiropractic Clinic provides comprehensive Chiropractic Care services, operating out of Homewood, IL. We treat the entire family, from young to well-aged. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
As our college-age and younger patients head back to school we like to remind them to take extra measures to take care of their back. We also remind our wide patient base that Barton Chiropractic Clinic specializes in treating patients of all ages -- pretty much from infants and toddlers to our elder patients. We also treat children, adolescents, as well as young adults who need to keep their spine in line. Your back, neck, and spine take a lot of pressure as you lug your books from class to class.
Those chairs in the classroom likely aren't doing you any favors, either. That's why it's important to schedule your visits with your chiropractic care specialist in Homewood, IL.
Chiropractic Care provides a holistic alternative for students looking to boost their wellness and their test scores. We can help in both treating and preventing:
- Muscle Stiffness
- Muscle Pain
- Stiff Neck
- Extracurricular Activity-Related Injury
- Nerve Disorders
- Lack of Focus
- Lack of Energy
- Back Pain / Back Stiffness
- Pain in the Abdomen
- Arm, Leg, and Foot Pain
- And More!
If that's you carrying heavy packs of books and slouching in your chair 3-5 days a week -- just know that there's a better way. Symptoms associated with spine misalignment can have a serious effect on your productivity throughout the semester. An adjustment might just give you that extra edge you need during exams. Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation.
Spinal stenosis is a disorder that you might not have heard about until affects you or someone you know. It's a disorder brought on by the narrowing of the spinal canal -- which comes as a result of facet joint and intervertebral disc degeneration. During spinal stenosis, bone spurs (also known as osteophytes) start to develop, which grow into your spinal canal. Your facet joints enlarge and become arthritic, which leaves minimal space for nerve roots.
Spinal Stenosis and Spinal Distortion Symptoms Include:
Painful legs or buttocks, which is believed to be due to the compression of microvascular structures. Microvascular structures carry blood to nerve roots.
Patients living with spinal stenosis might also experience discomfort in the lower back area -- some might experience such severe discomfort that they won't be able to walk.
Some patients living with this unfortunate degenerative disease of the spine might not experience any symptoms at all.
In the most severe cases numbness may occur, or tingling, or weakness to the lower extremities.
A certain amount of spinal distortion is going to occur virtually every individual. For most of us, it's an unfortunate fact of life as we age. The severity of symptoms generally depends on the patient's spinal canal size as well as nerve encroachment. Deterioration rate will be different from patient to patient.
If you believe you suffer from spinal stenosis or spinal distortion, chiropractic care might be the right choice for you. Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation.
As the summer months draw to a close and the autumnal months approach, we thought it would be a good idea to remind patients to take a personal inventory. It's important to take stock of your health and wellness as a way to check in with yourself -- it's a great way to energize and replenish your body and mind for the final push through 2018.
A big part of taking care of your body is engaging in physical activity, yet taking the time to give your body the routine maintenance it needs to thrive. Stretching is one of those routine maintenance measures, but so is checking in with your local chiropractor.
At Barton Chiropractic Clinic we have a long track record of keeping our patients healthy and active for the long haul.
Have You Met Your 2018 Goals?
Think about the goals you set out for yourself for this year? Did you keep to your diet and exercise plan? Did you get that promotion at work? By the end of September, we all should have a pretty good idea where we stand when it comes to achieving and completing what we set out for ourselves at the beginning of the year. If your goal is still within reach, now is the time to make a big push forward. A chiropractic adjustment might be just what you need to take you over the top!
Can You Make/Achieve Bite-Sized Goals?
Since there are only 3 months left out of the year, ask yourself what you can achieve from now till the end of December. Maybe it's doing that last bit of volunteer work you've been meaning to do. Maybe it means training for (and participating in) that 5k on Thanksgiving day. Push yourself -- it's the 4th quarter!
Start Thinking About 2019
You may think it's a little bit early, but you can start mapping out your goals for the coming year. Take stock of what you achieved, address any areas you have where you see an opportunity for improvement. Make 2019 better than 2018 wherever you can!
Finish out the year strong by scheduling an adjustment with Barton Chiropractic Clinic. We incorporate both classic techniques and innovative treatments that help our patients optimize their health and their lives.