Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a complex and difficult to diagnose medical condition. Often the diagnosis is a result of ruling out many other possible conditions.
If you have been diagnosed CFS and want to explore options to supplement your conventional treatment routine, consider the following:
It’s important to involve your medical doctor and all practitioners to develop a successful treatment program. Before starting any alternate or complementary therapies, be certain to consult with your doctor.
- Chiropractic – Spinal adjustments help increase range of motion, reduces nerve irritation, and improves spinal health.
- Osteopathy – Osteopathic treatments help improve circulation, improve mobility and restore health.
- Physical Therapy – Along with the application of heat, cold, ultrasound and the use of electrical stimulation, the Physical Therapist can also recommend therapeutic exercises to help with the symptoms of CFS.
- Acupuncture – Acupuncture can help relieve pain and the ‘cupping’ technique can help with muscle tension.
There is, unfortunately, no cure for CFS, and often the most successful treatment is one of coping and symptom alleviation. If you’d like to explore alternative and complementary treatment options, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 519-258-8544
For many of us, we spend a good part of the work day confined behind a desk, an electronic device or a steering wheel. Too much of any one thing is never good – especially a lack of movement.
Problems related to prolonged sitting have reached epidemic proportions
When we sit, our joints aren’t moving, our digestion slows down and our blood isn’t flowing as it should – which even impairs brain functioning!
“I’ll take the stairs next time.”
Certainly great in theory, but along with prolonged sitting, we’re also time-crunched and busy people. So when you think, ‘tomorrow I’ll move more’ or ‘next time I’ll take the stairs’, remember:
“Either we control our own health, or allow someone else to manage our sickness.”
Make a plan of action and add more physical activity to your day
Here are some tips:
- Set the alarm on your cell phone to ring every hour. Stand-up, stretch, take a brisk one minute walk and drink some water.
- Stand up and if possible walk around when having a phone conversation
- Park at the back of the parking lot
- Commit to taking the stairs at every opportunity
- Wear a pedometer and set step goals for yourself
- Enlist friends and co-workers to become more physically active at work
- Hold, or ask your employer to have a ‘walking meeting’
- Visit a co-worker as opposed to sending an email or text
If you’re able to reduce stress, you’ll feel more willing and able to move more throughout the day. Always remember what’s really important in your life – good health and healthy relationships.
Our hips are big, important joints and they play an essential role in our body’s normal movement and stability.
There are many common causes of hip pain, including:
- Injuries or trauma
- Stress due to wear and tear
- Compensating for other misaligned body structures
- Pain which originates elsewhere, but it felt in the hip area
When normal movement is restricted, other parts of the body need to work harder to compensate. Just like all parts of our bodies, if our hips are misaligned, it can have effects in other areas.
- How do our hips become misaligned?
- Poor posture
- Sitting or standing too long
- Trauma or injury
- Compensating for other misaligned body structures
- Unusual or incorrect sleeping position
Chiropractors will seek to learn the cause and the source of hip pain (along with a thorough patient history) and may create a personalized treatment plan. A chiropractor may recommend natural treatment options, such as:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Exercises to build supporting muscles
- Cold Laser Therapy
- Postural advice
Taking care of your hip health is important for everyone, including children! Consider their growth as well as their activity levels: all which impact proper hip functioning. Our hips and our entire body benefit from regular chiropractic care!
If you are suffering from hip pain and live in the Windsor, Ontario area, please reach to us to schedule your visit: 519-258-8544
How does Cold LASER Therapy work?
LASER is a concentrated of light energy. Through a process known as photobiostimulation, the LASER stimulates the cellular response required for accelerated healing and pain reduction. LASER therapy may also be used in place of acupuncture treatments, without having to use needles.
What are the beneficial therapeutic effects of Cold LASER Therapy?
- Promotes rapid cell growth which helps with the body’s healing process.
- Faster wound healing, Cold LASER Therapy accelerates collagen synthesis in damaged tissue.
- Increases metabolic activity which results in higher outputs of enzymes and the production of the energy source for cells.
- Reduces the development of scar tissue.
- Improves joint mobility by reducing inflammation.
- Speeds the process of nerve cell reconnection in damaged tissue.
If you’re curious if Cold LASER Therapy could help you, please don’t hesitate to call us for more information: 519-258-8544
As 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
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Our 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