Showing posts from October, 2017

World Spine Day 2017 !

World Spine Day is celebrated every year on October 16 th ; people all around the world come together on this day to help raise awareness about spinal disorders as part of “Bone and Joint Decade’s Action Week”, as well as to help promote a healthy lifestyle! Millions of people all over the world suffer from spine disorders. Experts estimate that as much as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives. Spine disorders include low back pain, neck pain, scoliosis, disc disease, and more! Most these disorders cause spinal pain and can have a profound effect on a person’s overall health. These disorders often prevent people from working or doing simple day-to-day actives. Research shows that poor posture and low activity levels have a huge impact on your spinal health and contributes to the day-to-day wear and tear on a person’s spine.     How do you prevent back pain? Exercise often to help keep your back muscles strong! Posture, postu

Whats Happening at Bucek Chiropractic - October 2017

October 2017 Breast Health and Chiropractic Did you know that the American Cancer Centers of America have chiropractic physicians on staff to provide treatment to patients going through cancer treatment  1 ? Since October is “Breast Cancer Awareness” month, it would be beneficial to think about all avenues that help keep the women in our lives healthy.  Proper alignment reduces stress on the nerves, reducing stress in the body leading to better immunity. Better alignment and posture at the base of the neck and upper back helps reduce stress on the nerves that travel to breast tissues leading to better breast health.  A simple check up here in the office can inform someone whether or not there is stress along the nerve before developing a single symptom! Wouldn’t it make sense to take advantage of chiropractic care prior to the body getting so weak and sick? In f

How to Rake Without The Ache!

How to Rake without the Ache                 Raking leaves and cleaning out gutters are workouts and can cause injury. Stay safe with these tips! Warm-up is Essential Give yourself 10-15 minutes to warm up; incorporate some light stretching or try a quick walk to get your muscles moving. Size Matters Make sure the rake you’re using is at the proper height and weight for your size and strength. For example, a shorter and heavier rake may do more damage to your back, shoulders, and wrists. Avoid Twisting Movements Try keeping a straight back, using your core and legs to assist in shifting you weight. Use small sweeping motions to have more control over your movements and help avoid strains. Switch Up Positions Changing your arm and leg position can often prevent stress and strain. Take Breaks Take frequent breaks throughout – a clean yard isn’t worth a sore back!  Bend and Lift Properly When picking up leaves or lifting