What can you do to Prevent Falls

Many falls can be prevented. By making some changes, you can lower your chances of falling.
Four things You can do to prevent falls:
1. Have your healthcare provider review your medicines
2. Exercise to improve your Balance and Strength
3. Have your eyes and feet checked
4. Make your home safer

First Talk openly your provider right away if you fall, worry about falling or feel unsteady.
Have your doctor or pharmacist review all medicines you take, even over -the-counter medicines. As you get older, the way medicines work in your body change,some medicines or combinations of medicines, can make you sleepy or dizzy and cause you to fall.
Second Exercise to improve your balance and strength.
Exercises that improve balance and make your legs stronger, lower your chances of falling.
It also helps you feel better and more confident. An example of this kind of exercise might be Tai Chi
Lack of exercise leads to weakness and increases your chances of falling. Ask your healthcare provider about the best type of exercise program for you.

Have your eyes and feet checked
Once a year, check with your eye doctor and update your eyeglasses, if needed. You may have a condition like glaucoma or cataracts that limit your vision. Poor vision can increase your chances of falling. Also have your feet checked once a year. Discuss proper footwear or maybe you need orthotics and ask whether seeing a foot specialist is advised.
Make your home safer
Remove things you can trip over (like papers, books, clothes and shoes ) from stairs and places where you walk
Remove small throw rugs or use double-sided tape to keep the rugs from slipping
keep items you use often in cabinets you can reach easily without use a step stool
Have grab bars put in next to and inside the tub and next to the toilet.
Use non-slip mats in the bathtub and on shower floors
Improve lighting in your home. As you get older, you need brighter lights to see well. Hang light-weight curtains or shades to reduce glare.
Have handrails and lights installed on all staircases
Finally wear well-fitted shoes with good support inside and outside the house. And I always say to our patients put your shoes on a surface you can see at eye level maybe you have over worn out your soles of your shoes, if the soles are not level and really worn out you need NEW shoes. Thats means all your shoes you wear.


You Don't have to put up with Headaches !

If you suffer from headaches you’re not alone. And thanks to chiropractic care you no longer have to be a prisoner to your headaches pain.
An estimated 11 million adults suffer from migraine headaches. Yet one published study reported 1 in 5 migraine suffers improved by 90 percent with Chiropractic care.
Research also shows that headaches are often caused by damaged and poorly functioning structure in the neck. Chiropractic care has been proven to correct structural problems that contribute to headache pain. There are a variety of headache triggers, including stress, poor spinal alignment, whiplash injury, excessive exercise, as well as work-related injuries or old sport injuries.
Once we restore proper function to your cervical spinal joints and a related muscle tension and nerve irritation are resolved, you can expect your headaches to improve. It's important to note that when the nature of your headaches does not fall within scope of Chiropractic care, we will refer you to the proper specialist.
Which one describes you..
- If you experience a dull ache across your forehead or vice-like pain on both sides of your head, you may have a tension-type headache
-Sharp pain behind one eye, throbbing pain to one side of your head, nausea, visual aura or extreme sensitivity to light and sound often occur with migraine headache
-Cervicogenic headaches are described as referred pain in any region of the head that originates in the joints or muscle of the neck.

Chiropractic is PROVEN RELIEF for Shoulder Pain!

Your frozen shoulder didn’t happen overnight! Don’t make the mistake of ignoring your shoulder until you can’t move it. Your need mobility in your shoulders to wash your hair, get dressed, drive, reach and for most everything you do each day. Why suffer pain needlessly or give up your favorite pastimes like golf, tennis, working out or playing with your kids, because of a bad shoulder. Frozen shoulder, bursitis, arthritis, tendonitis, rotator cuff strain as well as other shoulder related conditions, usually respond well to our Chiropractic care. An issue with your shoulder can be felt in your neck or vice versa. So, we don’t Just zero in on your symptoms. We’ll do a thorough exam identify the underlying Cause and treat it accordingly. Even if you’re in dire pain, rest assured that Chiropractic adjustments are very gentle and controlled. Poor posture, soft mattress, computer use, heavy lifting, whiplash, sports injury or even a heavy purse can contribute to your shoulder pain. A study in the journal of American Chiropractic Association showed that Chiropractic patients who were treated eight times over a three-week period experienced significant reduction in their shoulder pain. Each patient is unique so let us find out how we can help you..