An Update From Huron Church Chiropractic

Windsor Ontario Chiropractor Huron Church Family Wellness Centre Dr Scott ColasantiAs the holidays draw closer, we’d like to share with you our updated business hours.

In addition to our regular hours, please note our special holiday hours:

Closed December 25th & 26th
December 27th – Open 8am to 12pm
December 28th – Open 3pm to 6pm
December 29th – Open 8am to 12pm
Closed January 1st & 2nd

We’re committed to helping our valued patients live their best lives possible through improved health and wellness. We’d like to invite you all to connect with us on our various social media channels for regular updates as well as inspiration to help you live your healthiest and best life.

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We look forward to continuing to be your partner in wellness! Please feel free to reach out to us anytime: 519-258-8544

Improve Age-Related Mobility Issues with Chiropractic Care

Chiropractor for seniors windsor Ontario Scott ColasantiOur goal at Huron Church Chiropractic and Family Wellness Centre is to get and keep people of all ages healthy and active. As we age, many of us experience a decrease in mobility and thereby a reduction in activity. Maintaining a physically active lifestyle is the key to a long and happy life.

A study from the University of Iowa has concluded that regular chiropractic care can help older people stay active.

Along with other factors, the study focused on older patients’ activity levels for those who utilized regular chiropractic care versus those who did not.

Comparing the two groups, the researches concluded the following:

Those who utilized chiropractic care:

  • Had fewer mobility limitations
  • Fewer doctor visits and need for hospitalization
  • Experienced less difficulty with daily activities, such as walking and lifting objects

This study provides evidence of a protective effect of chiropractic care against 1-year declines in functional and self-rated health among Medicare beneficiaries with spine conditions, and indications that chiropractic users have higher satisfaction with follow-up care and information provided about what is wrong with them.

If you’re experiencing a change in your mobility, we’d be happy to meet with you to discuss how you may benefit from chiropractic care. Please reach out to us to schedule your visit or for more information: 519-258-8544

World Spine Day

The focus of World Spine Day in 2017 is on the importance of body awareness and activities that promote a healthy spine.

“Your Back in Action”

It was just a simple thing, until it wasn’t…

Whether it’s dressing, playing, or sitting, sometimes, daily tasks aren’t so easy. That’s a message that rings all to true for many of us and for those we love. This World Spine Day, we’re dedicated to recognizing those not-so-simple things, and letting you know that chiropractic care is here for you.

Pain changes everything. Chiropractic care changes pain.

https://www.chiropractic.ca/

Why is Good Posture So Important?

Why is Good Posture Important - Windsor Ontario ChiropractorsGood posture means good health. Are you surprised? Remember that our spines are central to our structure. The spine is the ‘relay station’ of our central and peripheral nervous systems.

 

Good posture distributes the force of gravity through our body, ensuring that no structure is overstressed. Good posture helps our bodies be more resistant to the day to day stressors we experience in life.

Ideal postural alignment balances the distribution of body weight, which enables our muscles and ligaments to perform as designed. Proper posture also allows for improved circulation, digestion, nervous system and organ functioning.

Many conditions occur as a result of our bodies being held in an unnatural position. Problems with back pain, neck and chronic muscle strain can all be reduced by proper posture.

Good posture is essential to good health. When the spine is properly aligned our bodies function as it is meant to. 

If you’re looking to improve your posture, please call us for a postural assessment – 519-258-8544

Noisy Joints – Snaps, Cracks and Pops

Why do joints crackOur noisy joints are one of the medical mysteries of the body, which most people experience during their lifetime. When a joint is “cracked” many people experience a feeling of release and a reduction in joint tension.

To understand the possible causes of joint sound, let’s first review the anatomy of a joint. A joint is comprised of many structures:

  • Bone
  • Ligaments – elastic bands of tissue which connect bones
  • Tendons – elastic bands of tissue which connect muscles to bones
  • Cartilage – a firm, yet flexible connective tissue which may deteriorate with age or injury
  • Meniscus – a curved type of cartilage found in some joints
  • Synovial membrane – encapsulates the joint
  • Synovial fluid – acts as a lubricant
  • Bursas – fluid-filled sacs which help cushion the joint

There are also several types of joints found in the body which allow for a different type of movement:

  • Ball and socket joints – rotation (ex: shoulder)
  • Hinge joints – bending and straightening (ex: fingers)
  • Pivot joints – limited rotation (ex: neck)
  • Ellipsoidal joints – a variety of movements and rotations (ex: wrist)

Knowing all the complicated structures to a joint as well as the types of joints, it’s no surprise that the shoulders are often the loudest. Grinding, clicking, popping, cracking sounds are quite common in the shoulders.

What causes the joints to make noise? There are a variety of possible reasons as well as theories as to why joints make sounds, including:

  • Compression of nitrogen bubbles within the synovial fluid of a joint.
  • Ligaments stretching and releasing
  • Tendons changing position

As we age, our joints tend to make more noise as cartilage wears down and there is more friction and space to create sound. It was once thought that regular cracking or joints cause arthritis, but that’s no longer believed to be true. However, a recent study suggested a relationship between habitual finger joint cracking and decreased hand strength and joint swelling.

While popping and cracking is normal, it’s imfortant to visit a physician if you experience pain or swelling in a joint.

Joint health tips:

  • Stretch before physical activities
  • Practice good lifestyle and work ergonomics
  • Good posture
  • Try supplements such as mega-3 fatty acids, calcium and glucosamine (speak to your doctor first!)
  • Practice good bone health

We’re here for you and all your joints! If we can answer questions or help you with healthy joints, please reach out to us: 519-258-8544

Lower Back Pain

Help for Low Back Pain Chiropractor Windsor OnOne of the most common types of pain chiropractors regularly help with is lower back pain.

Why is the lower back so vulnerable to pain?

Whether acute or chronic, lower back pain can be caused by many factors, such as:

  • Improper lifting techniques
  • Trauma, such as a fall
  • Sports injury
  • Poor posture
  • Lifestyle causes or poor work ergonomics
  • Lack of muscle tone
  • Fractures
  • Degenerative disease
  • Deformities

Additionally, the lower back is comprised of many complicated structures, making it susceptible to injury and pain:

  • Muscle stress or strain
  • Ligament sprain
  • Bulging or ruptured disks
  • Joint dysfunction

Regardless of the cause or type of lower back pain you suffer from; chiropractic care may be able to help you. In Windsor or Essex County, please reach out to us to arrange for your chiropractic consultation: 519-258-8544