Good Sleep

by admin on September 15, 2018

 

Proper rest is essential for a healthy existence. Many people feel they just don’t get the deep restorative sleep they need because of pain from both chronic and acute injuries.

 

The common formula is to take sleep aids and prescription medications, unfortunately the long-term effects of these on your body can be severe. People feel frustrated. This lack of adequate sleep is associated with a host of additional both physical and psychological complications that can severely impact your health.

 

When you are not sleeping well you feel compelled to put more caffeine and sugar in your diet to give you a boost, but this also contributes to reducing your ability to get proper rest.

 

Sleep has several stages, but stage four, the state of deep sleep, is when the body restores energy levels, heals torn muscles, helps balance hormone levels, strengthens the immune system and, above all, keeps your mind sane and clear.

 

It is during this stage of sleep that your body produces melatonin. However, pain and the intrusion of artificial light can throw these melatonin levels off.

 

There are better, non-drug or opioid options. Regular chiropractic adjustments, proper nutrition, and mobility regimes can produce desired results.

 

Nutritionally, there are many good alternatives to aid in fighting pain, speeding muscle repair and promoting restorative, healing sleep.

 

Curcumin which is extracted from Turmeric is one such nutrient. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory because of its COX-2 enzyme activity and protects the body from free radical activity. However, this is a product that is notoriously poorly absorbed by the body. Good news, newer research and formulations have been able to produce curcumin in much better absorbable forms.

 

Other good anti-inflammatory products include: various enzyme formulations, Boswellia, DLPA, Vitamin B-6. Newer on the list is CBD. This is formulated from the stalk of the marijuana plants, these formulations have no psychotropic ingredients, but the stalks are rich in Omegas and are very good anti-inflammatory properties.

 

There are ways to regain the restorative sleep you desire, contact us for more information.

 

Dr. Werner

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5 Proven Benefits of Chiropractic Care

by admin on May 17, 2018

When it comes to general wellness and decreasing our risk of disease, we usually don’t think of visiting a chiropractor. However, the most recent National Health Interview Survey results reveal why Americans love chiropractic care.

The survey provides data on the use of chiropractic and other complementary health care approaches by American adults. In addition, data on the lifetime utilization of chiropractic care and various sociodemographic characteristics is also provided from the survey.

The most intriguing data elicits the primary reasons for visiting a chiropractor and the health and wellness benefits obtained by these users.

 The Top 5 Reasons Given for Visiting a Chiropractor:

  1. General wellness and disease prevention
  2. Increase energy levels
  3. Improve athletic/sports performance
  4. Boost immune function
  5. Improve memory or concentration

The Top 5 Proven Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment:

  1. Improves overall health and well-being
  2. Contributes to better sleep
  3. Reduces stress/relaxes
  4. Enhances job/school attendance
  5. Helps improve overall emotional health

Chiropractic care is a very important component to maintaining your overall health and well-being and it also helps to improve ailments. It addresses the causes and not just the symptoms of a health condition.

Chiropractic care addresses the whole person, and there are no adverse side effects such as those one can experience when medications are taken.

To Your Health,

Dr. Werner

 

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Text Neck And Chiropractic

April 10, 2018

This month’s message from Dr. Werner covers neck pain resulting from texting. Do you have “Text neck”?  Text neck was first recognized less than a decade ago, this is a common term for people suffering with neck and upper back pain and muscle spasms from overuse of cell phones.  People spend hours a day perusing […]

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Good Workplace Posture is Important

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Walking is Good, So Let’s Keep Moving!

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Walking is good. Recent university studies show that taking a steady walk for at least two minutes every hour an positively decrease the negative effects with prolonged sitting.  Those detriments, spinal/muscle stiffness and decreased blood flow in the body’s trunk and legs, cannot be determined by just standing in one place without movement(i.e., standing desks/work […]

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Structure Relates To Function – Houston Chiropractic Care

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Good structure maintains good function. In all machinery there is a precision to how that machine works. The same is true for the human machine. A car, for instance, that has poor engine timing or is driven on an unbalanced tire, initially is not noticed but after a time it begins to affect the overall […]

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Auto Accident Pain? Chiropractic Care May Provide Pain Relief

December 3, 2015

A Car Accident Injury Can Be Conservatively Treated With Houston Chiropractic Care Car accidents are serious matters, and a tremendous amount of frustration and pain can result from them. It is Dr. Werner’s goal simplify things for you,  we work with auto insurance or injury attorneys who may be helping with your claim. Why Houston Residents Choose […]

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Frozen Shoulder Stages You Need To Know

June 16, 2015

There are typically three different stages of frozen shoulder, each lasting up to several months. Any shoulder movement can cause pain during the freezing stage, and you may notice a limited range of motion. During the frozen stage, it becomes more difficult to use your shoulder, as it becomes stiffer, although you should experience less […]

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Text Messaging and Neck Pain

March 24, 2015

Are You a Texter? Did you know that poor posture from text messaging can cause spine problems and neck pain? ‘Text neck’ is becoming an ‘epidemic’ and could wreck your spine writes Lindsey Bever of the Washington Post. “The human head weighs about a dozen pounds. But as the neck bends forward and down, the […]

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Causes and Symptoms of a Stiff Neck

March 12, 2015

If you find it difficult to move your head from side to side, and have soreness in the neck as well as pain the arm or shoulder and a headache, you may be suffering from a stiff neck. Many people with a stiff neck find it easier to turn their entire body if they are […]

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