Reduce Breast Cancer with Regular Exercise

Over one hundred studies support the fact that regular exercise decreases a postmenopausal woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. A recent French study followed some 59,000 women over a 12 year period. Reported in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention the report stated, “Those who reported walking for at least four hours a week or doing more vigorous exercise like cycling for at least two hours a week were least likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Female Jogger on Coleman Avunue in Morro Bay, CA 5-2-07 - Photo by Mike Baird http://bairdphotos.com Canon 20D 100-400mm IS lens handheld from an outrigger canoe.

A 2001 study showed that life-long exercisers had a 42% decrease in their chance of developing breast cancer in their life time. Women who began exercise after menopause were close, decreasing their incidence by 40%.

Françoise Clavel-Chapelon, coauthor of the French study said that the finding is likely not hormone-related because the results did not differ by type of breast cancer. He speculated that it had more to do with reduced inflammation, improved immune response and decreased body fat – all which result from regular exercise.  

At Hall Chiropractic Center, our holistic approach to back pain and other common complaints begins with a whole body assessment to help identify the true underlying cause of certain pain syndromes and other problems.  Our whole-body system of care includes joint mobilization, exercise, therapeutic massage, nutritional support and more. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us today at 803.412.2240

SOURCE: http://bit.ly/1oufbQr Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, online August 11, 2014.

Herniated Disc Help

Herniated Disc is a finding often associated with spine or radiating extremity pain. A spinal disc is a fibrous, ligament-like material which serves several purposes. It works as a shock absorber between each of the spinal vertebrae and it serves as ‘glue’ to hold these bones together while giving them tremendous range of motion and flexibility. It also works as a spacer to hold the bones apart so that the spinal nerves have a space to ‘live’. A breakdown of the disc can be sudden as in a car wreck or it can slow and insidious.

herniated discDisc breakdown can result from a combination of many different issues:

Weak Core Muscles       

Think of your core muscles as a box consisting of the abdominal muscles in the front and sides, the diaphragm on the top, the Multifidus (spinal) muscles on the back and the pelvic floor muscles on the bottom. A weakening of this box leads to an unstable spine/disc structure

Poor Posture    

Postural imbalances put a constant, insidious stress on the entire body including a shearing type stress on the spinal nerves.

Lack of Mobility               

Discs don’t have a true blood supply to nourish them. Instead, they get their nutrition and (important) fluid by a pumping action when the associated joint moves. Consequently, the less a spinal joint moves, the less healthy the disc becomes.

Obesity               

Not only is obesity well documented and well publicized as leading to life-threatening conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes; it can also stress joints and degrade cartilage [discs] in the lower half of the body, ultimately resulting in joint problems and osteoarthritis (OA).1

The Hall Chiropractic Center system of treating herniated discs begins with 30 years’ experience. It includes addressing the causes of disc and spinal breakdown – not just the symptoms. Our comprehensive care plan includes clinical and home work to strengthen muscles, improve posture, increase mobility and simple, actionable weight loss steps.

Call Dr. Hall at 803-412-2240 or visit us at 1171 Market Street, Suite 104 for a no-obligation consultation. Our office is open Monday through Friday at 7AM and we accept most health insurances to better serve you.

Latent Effects of Whiplash Injury

Automobile accidents are often referred to as Personal Injuries. In fact that is exactly what they are; PERSONAL. The injuries sustained in a car wreck can be life-changing events. The National Institute of Health sites whiplash injury as a leading cause of chronic pain.

low back painClassic symptoms of a whiplash injury include neck and low back pain, shoulders pain, headache and pain/tingling in the upper extremities. These symptoms may last hours, days, weeks or even months. If ignored, the symptoms often subside to a ‘tolerable’ level but never completely disappear. The unfortunate result of this is that now the individual spends time (perhaps a lifetime) treating symptoms while the underlying problem worsens. 

Latent Effects of Whiplash Injury is a fancy term for the lasting changes that a body undergoes as a result of un- or under-treated injuries. These covert changes often lead to pain syndromes like neck pain, low back pain and headache.

Degenerative changes of the spine evident on X-ray exam often result from long-term abnormal position and motion of the spinal bones. These changes affect not just bones but delicate spinal nerves as well.

The Hall Chiropractic Center system of treating whiplash begins with 30 years’ experience. It includes addressing the causes of disc and spinal breakdown – not just the symptoms. Our comprehensive care plan includes clinical and home work to strengthen muscles, improve posture, and increase mobility.

Call Dr. Hall at 803-412-2240 or visit us at 1171 Market Street, Suite 104 for a no-obligation consultation. Our office opens Monday through Friday at 7AM and we accept most health insurances to serve you.