Benefit Chiropractic Langley

Chiropractic Care Blog

May 28th, 2020

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You’re in quarantine, working from home, social distancing and you haven’t been able to make a chiropractic appointment in months.

Here are some tips and suggestions for what you can do in order to maintain back fitness while unable to see your chiropractor.

1: Pay Attention to How You’re Sitting

With the importance of staying at home during Covid-19 many are probably spending more time sitting than they are used too. Working from home, entertaining yourself at home and generally not going out may be causing some issues with your back fitness.

Hence proper sitting posture can make all the difference because if you have to sit, you may as well do it right.

Some simple tips are to keep your feet planted flat on either the floor or a foot rest. Try to look as straight forward as possible. Keep as much of your back in contact with the back of the chair as possible. Try to take at least a 10 minute break for every hour or so of sitting.

2: Get Better Seating

If you are working from home and your job requires a great deal of sitting, consider the friendliness of your seating on your spine. Get an ab-ball to sit on, this can help maintain both core fitness and back health. Get a proper office chair, especially if you didn’t spend much time sitting and working in front of a computer before being forced to work from home.

3: Get Some Exercise

Regular gym goers are probably especially hurt by being unable to use the facilities they are used to.

Regardless, it is important that you develop an at-home health routine to maintain both regular and back fitness. Some suggestions are guided YouTube workouts, developing a muscle activation routine prior to strenuous activity, and ensuring that the activity you are getting includes your back, legs and glutes.

4: Sleep Hygiene

Sleep habits can be very important in maintaining proper back fitness and at no time is this more important than now when you can’t visit your chiropractor.

A good night's sleep can affect how your body treats your muscles for the rest of the day and poor sleep and poor sleep positions will catch up and take their toll.

Some basic tips include making sure your neck isn’t at too sharp an angle, sticking a pillow between your knees and trying to sleep on your side or back if you don’t already.

More information can be found in our article “How Head Position During Sleep Can Affect Neck Health”.

Hopefully we’ve been able to provide you with some good coping strategies that can keep you going until the next time you can see your chiropractor and perhaps assist you in maintaining better overall back health.

Benefit Chiropractic & Wellness offers chiropractic health care, acupuncture, and massage therapy in order to enable patients to live a healthy and happy lifestyle that is both pain and symptom free.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to make an appointment with one of the medical professionals at Benefit Chiropractic & Wellness, please call (604) 534-7451 or email info@benefitchiropractic.ca

Sources:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321863 https://www.benefitchiropractic.ca/blog/how-head-position-during-sleep-can-affect-neck-health


March 26th, 2020

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Chiropractic appointments can be a beneficial option for you for various reasons. The great care has been demonstrated to reduce lower back pain and excellent professional advice for your well-being is worth the visit.

Unfortunately, a large number of patients do not use chiropractic care to achieve maximum results. If you are the individual that is considering chiropractic care, here are some great tips that you can use to maximize your treatment outcome.

1. Look for a competent chiropractor

A large number of chiropractors probably work differently. When it comes to the expert chiropractor, you need to know that these specialists can vary in their techniques, methods, and experience.

Before choosing a chiropractor, you want to meet with more than one chiropractor to assess which one is a good fit for you. Also, look at reviews online or on social media. Ask friends for referrals.

2. Be truthful with your chiropractor

Every chiropractor relies on the information of the patient, so you need to give accurate information on challenges that you are facing. Your specialist is going to ask for more information connected to your sleep habits, health, eating habits, and more.

3. Improve your health

If you want to get the most from your appointment, you need to work on your health. Eating a balanced diet, doing some exercises, and having a quality sleep are important factors to consider.

The chiropractor is not a magic answer to all of life's problems. You have to participate in your health.

4. Follow the instructions of your chiropractor carefully

For achieving maximum results from your chiropractor, you must participate with complete cooperation. The physical therapies, exercises, and massage that may be done in the office must not only be done with your complete cooperation, but you may also need to do some things at home.

5. Posture

Poor posture is a contributing factor that leads to spinal dysfunction and back pain. If you have difficulties with your posture, it can lessen maximum effects of your appointments.

Be aware of your posture all the time, not just when you're in the waiting room.

Benefit Chiropractic & Wellness offers chiropractic health care, acupuncture, and massage therapy in order to enable patients to live a healthy and happy lifestyle that is both pain and symptom free.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to make an appointment with one of the medical professionals at Benefit Chiropractic & Wellness, please call (604) 534-7451 or email info@benefitchiropractic.ca


January 31st, 2020

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If you have problems sleeping, we have some good news for you. Booking an appointment with a chiropractor can significantly improve the quality of your sleep! There is a lot of anecdotal evidence that chiropractic care can help you sleep better by reducing muscle cramps and strain, and helping you to find a more appropriate sleep position.

We all need proper sleep, and without sufficient sleep, health problems can start to make their way into our lives. According to numerous studies done over the recent years, they show that sleep problems weaken the immune system of the human being.

If it’s pain that keeps you awake--whether headaches, back pain, or neck pain, then chiropractic care may be what you need.

Chiropractic care assists to reduce discomfort, improve blood flow, and perfects muscle relaxation. If a lower backache causes you thousands of tosses and turns in your bed, then it is worth visiting a chiropractor.

A chiropractor not only diagnoses and treats spinal problems, but she or he can give you suggestions for a great sleep. A chiropractor can tell you the sleeping positions that are best for you.

Mostly chiropractors discourage snoozing on the stomach. A chiropractic pillow or a supportive mattress can end the restless nights. Chiropractic care and appropriate adjustments will assist you to get the sleep that you need.

This type of sleep treatment improves the blood flow in the nervous system. It corrects any subluxations or misalignments in the spinal cord. Subluxations compress the nerves resulting in a lack of communication between the brain and the spine. This challenge leads to a stress response, which puts the body out of balance. Chiropractic can treat this problem.

Benefit Chiropractic & Wellness offers chiropractic health care, acupuncture, and massage therapy in order to enable patients to live a healthy and happy lifestyle that is both pain and symptom free.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to make an appointment with one of the medical professionals at Benefit Chiropractic & Wellness, please call (604) 534-7451 or email info@benefitchiropractic.ca

 


January 23rd, 2020

DON'T LIKE THE SNAP, CRACK OR POP?  TRY A CLICK INSTEAD!

"Snap, crack or pop" are the typical phrases one might use when discussing getting adjusted by a Chiropractor.  Unfortunately these sounds or sensations can put-off or even set the fear of getting adjusted by a new patient.  

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But that's ok cause you're not the only one.  As manual chiropractic adjustments just might not be for you.  But have you ever concidered a....CLICK?  Better known to us Chiropractors or patients of our clinic, is the Activator Technique.  An Activator is a hand-held spring loaded device which some chiropractors use in replacement of, or in conjunction of a manual adjustment since the late 1960's.    

The Activator works on the same basic principle as a manual adjustment by restoring movement to a joint that are either mis-aligned or fixated causing poor spinal biomechanics which leads to inflammation and pain to those structures surrounding the joints.

Patients who don't like manual adjustments will often accept an activator adjustment very well with little to no discomfort on their body's putting their mind at ease and allowing the chiropractor to deliver the treatment needed to aid the patients healing. 

- Dr. Andrew Erjavec

For more information on the Activator Technique or on how chiropractic care can help you out of pain and live a fuller life please feel free to contact us at Benefit Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic in Langley at 604-534-7451.


January 23rd, 2020

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ICBC has a range of recovery programs to help people who have been in a motor vehicle accident to get better as quickly as possible, including chiropractic treatment plans. ICBC’s health care partners will customize treatment plans to help maximize recovery time.

 

In many cases, ICBC’s health care partners provide direct payment options, meaning that you do not necessarily have to pay out of pocket and be reimbursed later. All that needs to be done is provide your claim number to the chiropractor office so that they can confirm you are covered for treatment.

 

If you elect to see a chiropractor who is not a part of ICBC’s program, there may be additional costs not covered by ICBC. To find a registered practitioner, check out the BC Chiropractic Association.

 

Using a registered ICBC chiropractic provider means that for any resultant chiropractic treatment, no fees will be charged when using a valid claim number (even if you are at fault for the accident). The office of a chiropractor participating in ICBC’s program can bill ICBC directly on your behalf. No medical referral is needed for your visit.

 

Initial visits will include a detailed history of the motor vehicle accident, and a thorough physical exam. Additionally, the chiropractor will explain the condition and will do any necessary treatments for you. In some cases, a chiropractor may refer you to an alternative health care provider for additional therapies.

 

Many benefits can be seen from seeing a chiropractor after being in a motor vehicle accident. These benefits include:

 

  • Faster recovery time;
  • No medical doctor referral needed;
  • No out of pocket payments;
  • No ongoing approval processes with ICBC;
  • Minimal paperwork;
  • Immediate treatment; and
  • Proven results.

If you have been in a motor vehicle accident, you may benefit from seeing an ICBC chiropractor – make sure to have your claim number handy.