Diet and Exercise – It’s Never Too Late!

While many studies have shown the substantial benefits of improved diet and exercise, few such studies have been done on the older population. Now results from a new study in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicate these benefits are also significant in the older population.  In a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 27 sedentary, obese men and women aged 65 were randomly assigned to a diet and exercise program.

Those older subjects who were assigned to the diet and exercise program significantly lowered their bodyweight, blood pressure, blood sugar and bad blood triglycerides. More specifically, those elderly who were assigned to the diet and exercise program lost an average of 18 pounds and experienced a 59 percent decrease in metabolic syndrome (a collection of conditions that increase individual’s risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease) as compared to the control group who did not participate in the program.

At Hall Chiropractic Center, our holistic approach to back pain and other common complaints begins with a whole body assessment including a nutritional profile to help identify nutritional deficiencies which can be an underlying cause of certain pain syndromes.  Our whole-body system of care includes joint mobilization, exercise, therapeutic massage and nutritional support.

Call us today at (803) 412-2240 to schedule a consultation.

Work Injury Prevention

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 32% of the 4.2 million work-related injuries are musculoskeletal disorders (neck pain, back pain, etc.) costing $60 billion annually. Given that, here are a few useful work place injury prevention tips:

  • While working at a computer, make sure your chair fits correctly. Allow for a few inches between your knees and the front edge of the seat. Adjust your seat height so your knees are slightly below hip level.
  • Keep your knees bent at a 90 to 120 degree angle. A foot rest may help.
  • Take frequent breaks, move around and stretch if you sit for long periods of time.
  • Don’t lift by bending over. Instead, squat to pick up objects keeping your back straight holding the object close to your body.
  • Stay physically fit, strong and flexible by exercising regularly to help avoid back injuries.

*A number of studies have shown that chiropractic care for acute and chronic low back pain can be more effective treatment for such work related injuries as carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, headaches, low back pain and other neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

At Hall Chiropractic Center, our holistic approach to back pain and other work related injuries begins with a whole body assessment including a nutritional profile to help identify nutritional deficiencies which can be an underlying cause of certain pain syndromes.  Our whole-body system of care includes joint mobilization, exercise, therapeutic massage and nutritional support.

Call us today at (803) 412-2240 to schedule a thorough consultation.

Chiropractic Care Shows Greater Improvement Than Care By Family Physicians

Studies Show…
A recent study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reports that patients suffering with chronic low back pain being treated by a chiropractor showed greater improvement and satisfaction after one month than did those treated by family physicians. Scores of satisfaction were four times higher for chiropractic patients and they reported their pain was better or much better while a third of medical patients reported that their low back pain actually was worse or much worse.

Another study reported in the British Medical Journal reports that 183 patients with neck pain were randomly assigned to manual therapy (spinal mobilization), physiotherapy (mainly exercise) or general practitioner care (counseling, education and medication) in a one year study. The outcomes showed manual therapy to result in faster recovery than physiotherapy and general practitioner care. The total costs of manual therapy-treated patients were about one third of the costs of the other types of care.

These studies in no way diminish the importance of medical intervention for certain ailments. It does, however highlight the importance of choosing the right health care provider for the right ailment.

If you’re looking for a chiropractor in the Tega Cay, Baxter Village, Fort Mill SC area, I invite you to give us a call at (803) 412-2240 or visit our website and take advantage of our new patient special.