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How to Prevent Injury When Lifting Heavy Objects

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We often don’t think about the objects we lift around the house and the damage it could be doing to our backs and spine. Small children, furniture, and large boxes are just some of the things that we commonly carry throughout the house. We may get away with it dozens or even hundreds of times without injury, but it takes just one episode to tweak our bodies. It is important to know how to lift heavy objects properly to avoid a back injury.

 

Look Before Lifting

Stop and look at what you have to pick up. Is the object heavier than it looks? How far does the object need to be moved? Is there anything in the way of the path where you will be walking? These are all important questions to figure out before taking any action.

 

Position Your Body Correctly

Stand close to the object with your feet shoulder width apart and then bend at the knees towards the item you’re going to lift. Sit all the way back in a squatted position with your weight shifted to your heels.

 

Lift With Your Legs

Making sure you have a good grip on the object, slowly stand using your leg muscles to propel you upwards. It is important to keep your back straight with your head up. Be sure to keep your body facing the object and do not twist your back.

 

Walk and Squat

If you are walking with the object, try to carry it close to your waist with the heaviest side facing your body. Holding the heavier side away from you may cause you to strain your back to compensate for the unsupported weight. With the same squatting position you used to pick up your item, slowly lower it to the ground. Do not bend down with your back.

 

Moving objects that are too heavy, or improperly picking them up often causes lower back pain. Chiropractic BioPhysics is a highly-advanced, scientific, and proven chiropractic technique which corrects and restores your spine back to alignment.

If you have noticed any back pain or are seeking out more preventative measures, CBP may be the answer. If you are in the Las Vegas area, visit Advanced Spine and Posture to see if they may be able to help.

 

We Fix More Than Your Back: Las Vegas Chiropractor

Las Vegas ChiropractorWe Fix More Than Your Back: Las Vegas Chiropractor

Chiropractic care for back and neck pain is well-accepted. Chiropractic is even recommended for the care of acute low back pain by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, and the American Geriatric Society Panel Guidelines for the Management of Chronic Pain.

But what about its application to non-musculoskeletal conditions? Are there benefit for patients with illnesses such as asthma, vertigo, and colic?

That is what a group of researchers attempted to find out in 2007, by conducting a review of 179 papers addressing 50 different non-musculoskeletal conditions.

Their conclusion: “Evidence from controlled studies and usual practice supports chiropractic care . . . as providing benefit to patients with asthma, cervicogenic vertigo, and infantile colic. Evidence was promising for potential benefit of manual procedures for children with otitis media and elderly patients with pneumonia.

What’s the chiropractic connection to diseases such as asthma and infantile colic? The principle behind chiropractic is that the nervous system controls every function of the human body. The nervous system carries messages from the brain down the spinal cord and out to every organ and limb in our body.

At least, that’s what happens when the nervous system is operating the way it should. But spinal misalignments – vertebrae that are shifted out of position – put pressure on the delicate nerves in the spinal column, interfering with the body’s communications process.

Spinal misalignments can occur in many ways. They can be a result of poor posture, auto accidents, slips and falls, sports injuries or birth trauma. Even bending down to tie your shoelace can cause a misalignment.

Fortunately, chiropractors trained in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) can rehabilitate and realign your spine back to health. CBP, the most researched and results-oriented corrective chiropractic technique, is a drug-free, noninvasive alternative to standard medical intervention.

Consider consulting the chiropractors at Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine in Las Vegas, Nevada. Aliante is among only a handful of health centers in the United States specializing in all aspects of your health, from medical care and preventative care to Chiropractic BioPhysics.

Contact Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine in Las Vegas for a consultation to see if you qualify for CBP care.

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Plagued by Stress? Las Vegas Chiropractor Can Help

Las Vegas Chiropractor Stress ReliefPlagued by Stress? Las Vegas Chiropractor Can Help

Las Vegas residents… are you suffering from stress? A visit to your chiropractor might help.

That’s the conclusion of a study conducted by a team of researchers in Japan in 2011. Twelve male volunteers were recruited to investigate the effects of chiropractic spinal manipulation on the autonomic nervous system, which controls unconscious body functions, such as breathing.

PET scans were performed after the patients received a chiropractic neck adjustment. The result: Altered brain activity in the parts of the brain responsible for pain processing and stress reactions, and significantly reduced levels of cortisol, a hormone that helps the body manage stress. In addition, participants reported decreased stress and a better quality of life after treatment.

How does chiropractic care relieve stress? Simply, chronic stress leads to muscle tension and contraction. In turn, this creates uneven pressure on the bony structures of the body, which can cause spinal misalignments. Misalignments occur when one or more vertebrae shift out of position, interfering with the nerve impulses that carry messages from the brain through the spinal cord and out to all your organs and appendages.

Chiropractic adjustments and spinal rehabilitation release muscle tension, which allows the body return to a more balanced, relaxed state. Corrective chiropractic care also reduce spinal nerve irritation and improve blood circulation. The goal is to convince the brain to turn off the stress response so the body can begin healing.

Consider consulting our advanced CBP chiropractors at Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine in Las Vegas, Nevada. They are experts in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP), which is focused on realigning the shape of your spine and restoring normal nerve flow.  Chiropractic BioPhysics is the most researched, scientific and results-oriented corrective chiropractic technique in the world.

You can rely on Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine, one of only a handful of health centers in the United States specializing in all aspects of your health, from medical care and preventative care to Chiropractic BioPhysics.

If you or a loved one in the Las Vegas area are needlessly suffering with stress, pain, fatigue, or other ailments, please contact Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine in Las Vegas for a consultation to see if you qualify for care.

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British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research | Dr. Jason Jaeger

Dr. Jason Jaeger Warns of Looming Epidemic of Health Concerns Due to Dramatic Changes in Posture Driven By Smartphone Use

Peer-reviewed medical paper on hunchback correction published in British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research

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Jason Jaeger Chiropractor Las VegasLas Vegas — Dr. Jason O. Jaeger, D.C., administrative director at Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine, has authored a peer-reviewed medical paper which concludes that postures people use repeatedly on a daily basis can quickly cause permanent changes in their neck and spine, directly impacting not only their health but the duration of their lives.

The British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research published the paper today.

“Think about the amount of time that you spend on a smartphone,” Dr. Jaeger said. “With our old flip phones, we would typically hold them up to our ear. With a modern smartphone, however, the usual position is below the center of the chest while typing furiously. More importantly, the neck is constantly craned. Think of children, students and business men and women spending all of this time each day with their neck craned and shoulders hunched forward, which further constricts the muscles of the chest.”

In his paper, titled “Non-surgical Reduction of Thoracic Hyper-kyphosis in a 24-year old Music Teacher Utilizing Chiropractic BioPhysics® Technique,” Dr. Jaeger states that this common posture is a recipe for disaster.

“We are literally changing the shape of our spines and it results in early morbidity or death,” Dr. Jaeger said. “It is a looming health catastrophe. The fallout is on the horizon.”

The paper is a single case study in which a violinist and music teacher practiced on a daily basis, and her posture led to a notable constriction in lung capacity. The case study suggests a larger approach, according to Dr. Jaeger, regarding how posture affects overall health and can lead to an early death.

In examining possible ways to reverse these effects, two key predictors of longevity are lung capacity and flexibility of the spine and waist. Conventional cures are somewhat limited, typically either surgery or prescription pills (which won’t do anything for the underlying problem but may have a temporary effect on the chronic pain that eventually emerges).

In medical centers of excellence including San Francisco and Seattle, there is an emerging trend toward the use of focused, applied exercises combined with regular sessions using traction as well as chiropractic manipulation.

“Like most of these centers, we use cutting-edge diagnostic equipment including open-ended X-ray machines that show the patient standing so we can see the way the alignment of their frame is under pressure,” Dr. Jaeger said. “These detailed X-rays not only tell us what’s wrong, they also give our experts a quick path on how to address these issues.”

About Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine

Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine (Aliante IPM), with two locations in the Las Vegas Valley, is dedicated to positively influencing the lives of those in the community. Services offered by Aliante IPM include corrective chiropractic care (Chiropractic BioPhysics®), medical exams, exercise and fitness, physiotherapy, nutrition and weight loss. Aliante IPM, with practices in North Las Vegas and central Las Vegas, has helped thousands of patients eliminate the source of back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, fatigue and various diseases. Aliante IPM’s team of advanced and corrective care chiropractors, medical doctors, nurse practitioners and physical therapists utilize the most advanced screening techniques to pinpoint the root cause of discomfort and disease, and prepare a custom treatment plan to achieve lasting results for patients and their loved ones.

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Drug-Free Intervention for ADD/ADHD | Las Vegas Chiropractor

Las Vegas ChiropractorDrug-Free Intervention for ADD/ADHD | Las Vegas Chiropractor

Has your child in Las Vegas been labeled with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)? If so, you know it’s not an easy diagnosis to live with.

You’re battling behavioral problems such as inattention, impulsiveness and hyperactivity. If you’re treating the child with medications such as Ritalin and Adderall, the behavioral problems are compounded by the side effects of the drugs, such as irritability, loss of appetite and insomnia.

No doubt you’re watching your child’s diet carefully, encouraging exercise, and maybe even taking advantage of behavioral therapy.

These treatments might make the disease more bearable, and a healthy diet plus exercise provides multiple benefits for your youngster. But none of these treatments addresses the underlying neurological nature of the disorders.

By contrast, chiropractors at Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine (formerly Aliante Chiropractic) in Las Vegas go directly to the source of the problem by adjusting and eliminating misalignments in the spine that are causing your child’s dysfunction.

Spinal misalignments are caused by many things – from the trauma of the birth process itself to a fall, an injury or simply poor posture. When they occur, they put excessive pressure on the delicate nerves that flow from the brain, through the spine and into all of your organs and limbs, interrupting the communication between your brain and your body.

Chiropractors at Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine are experts in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP), with the knowledge to realign the spine and restore normal nerve flow. They assist patients with ADD/ADHD by taking pressure off the nerves in the neck and allowing the nerve energy to flow as nature intended.

Chiropractic BioPhysics is the most researched, scientific and results-oriented corrective chiropractic technique. It is a scientific, safe, drug-free, noninvasive, and pain-free alternative to standard ADD/ADHD treatment.

Aliante is among only a handful of health centers in the United States specializing in all aspects of your health, from medical care and preventative care to Chiropractic BioPhysics.

If you or your child in Las Vegas has ADD/ADHD or other neurological disorders such as depression, anxiety, fatigue, fibromyalgia, headaches or migraines, the source could be a misaligned neck. Contact Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine for a consultation to see if you or your child qualify for CBP care.

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Las Vegas Chiropractor | Your First Line of Defense Against Back Pain

Las Vegas Chiropractor Back Pain RemedyLas Vegas Chiropractor | Your First Line of Defense Against Back Pain

Health-care consumers with back pain could have saved $1.3 billion over two years if they had consulted chiropractors “at the outset,” according to a report by Optum,  an international health-care research firm.

The report went on to say that patients treated by a chiropractor within 10 days of an episode were less likely to need imaging, injections, prescription medications and surgery.

The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of chiropractic care, contends that patients who consult a chiropractor before medical intervention achieve a 40 percent reduction in the cost of treatment.

Apparently the message is getting out. As of January 1, 2016, the Oregon Health Plan – the state’s version of Medicaid – will prioritize physical therapy, chiropractic and other complementary treatments over painkillers and surgery.

An estimated 50 percent to 80 percent of the U.S. population experiences back pain at some point in their lives. What’s more, at any point in time, 15 percent to 37 percent of us are experiencing back pain.

Chiropractors are experts on the neuromusculoskeletal system and the spine. A chiropractor can tell whether your pain is due to a misalignment of your spine. A misaligned spine puts pressure on the delicate nerves in the neck and back, interrupting their ability to communicate with the limbs and organs. The effect is much like a hose with a kink in it, or a car with wheels that are out of alignment. Simply put, your body can’t function at its peak.

The solution is Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP), which can rehabilitate the spine, reshape it, and provide exercises to strengthen your back and neck and restore your body’s health. Chiropractic BioPhysics is the most scientific, researched and results-oriented corrective chiropractic technique.

Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine (previously Aliante Chiropractic) in Las Vegas, Nevada, is among only a handful of health centers in the United States specializing in all aspects of your health; from medical care and preventative care to Chiropractic BioPhysics.

If you live in the Las Vegas metropolitan area and you are experiencing back pain, consider contacting Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine. Our team of experienced corrective chiropractors, physical therapists, nurses and doctors can determine whether you are a candidate for Chiropractic BioPhysics.

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Your Child Can Benefit from Chiropractic Care | Las Vegas Chiropractor

Las Vegas Chiropractor PediatricsYour Child Can Benefit from Chiropractic Care | Las Vegas Chiropractor

The number of children visiting chiropractors is steadily increasing, as Americans look to alternative treatments for their ills. According to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 3 percent of children have received chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation.

In many cases, parents who are chiropractic patients themselves are bringing their children in, seeking help for ailments from ear infections to cold, flu, asthma, colic, sleep disorders, reflux, attention deficit and hyperactive disorders and autism.

Although chiropractic care can help clear up a number of health issues, that is not its focus. Instead, chiropractic aims to ensure that the spine is in alignment, so that the nervous system it houses can function effectively.

Simply, a spine that is out of alignment impairs your body’s ability to function at its peak. The misalignment puts pressure on the delicate nerves that branch out into our organs and limbs. That, in turn, can lead to organ dysfunction and disease.

How old should a child be before seeing a chiropractor? Some chiropractors go to hospitals to manipulate of newborns within minutes of birth. The birth process is traumatic. The twisting and pulling the child goes through during birth can throw the spine out of alignment.

Beyond birth and infancy, what about slips and falls when toddlers begin walking – or the wear and tear on the body resulting from older children’s sports activities, heavy backpacks or just horsing around on a Las Vegas playground?

By realigning the spine back to health and eliminating the source of nerve interference, corrective care chiropractors specializing in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) – the most researched, scientific, and results-oriented chiropractic technique – can restore the flow of nerve energy back to the vital organs.

Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine (Aliante Chiropractic) in Las Vegas, Nevada, is among only a handful of health centers in the United States specializing in all aspects of your health; from medical care and preventative care to Chiropractic BioPhysics®.

If you live in the Las Vegas metropolitan area, don’t wait until your child is experiencing pain before you consider contacting the Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine. Our team of experienced corrective chiropractors, physical therapists, nurses and doctors can determine whether your child is a candidate for Chiropractic BioPhysics.

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Relief for High Blood Pressure | Las Vegas Chiropractor

High Blood Pressure Las Vegas ChiropractorRelief for High Blood Pressure | Las Vegas Chiropractor

Are you one of the many Las Vegas residents with high blood pressure? If so, you’re not alone: nearly 78 million Americans – one out of three adults – has high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. That means you are at risk for diseases ranging from stroke and heart attack to arterial aneurysm and even renal failure.

Plenty of factors affect your blood pressure, including diet, exercise and genetics. Blood pressure medicine can help control your hypertension. But chiropractic has repeatedly shown its ability to ameliorate the problem – without the use of medication.

A study published in the Journal of Human Hypertension in 2007 showed positive changes in 25 patients who had both high blood pressure and a misaligned Atlas vertebra (located high in the neck). A control group of 25 patients did not experience those changes.

George Bakris, lead author of the study and director of the hypertension center at the University of Chicago Medical Center, said a single chiropractic adjustment decreased blood pressure significantly – in fact, the reduction was similar to that among patients taking two blood pressure-lowering drugs simultaneously.

Another study published in the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research on April 24, 2012 showed additional evidence that chiropractic care can normalize blood pressure. That study included patients with high blood pressure, low blood pressure and normal blood pressure. Once again, the patients received a chiropractic adjustment to the Atlas vertebra. Blood pressure dropped significantly among those with high blood pressure, dropped slightly for those with normal pressure, and rose among those with low blood pressure.

This year, the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research published a study on January 19, which reported the results of chiropractic adjustment on a 55-year-old male who had suffered from hypertension for more than 20 years. He was unable to manage it successfully with medication. He was followed for seven months after a single upper cervical chiropractic adjustment, and his blood pressure went from 180/110 to 136/82. This occurred without any change in the patient’s diet or weight, and after eliminating all his medications.

The spine, which houses the nervous system, is the communications center of the body. A misaligned spine can lead to all sorts of maladies, from back pain to ear infections, asthma and fatigue. It’s like having the wheels of your automobile out of alignment. Your car doesn’t run efficiently, and your tires wear out prematurely on Las Vegas roads. Similarly, a spine that is out of alignment impairs your body’s ability to function at its peak.

Corrective care chiropractors such as Dr. Jason Jaeger of Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine (previously Aliante Chiropractic) in Las Vegas aims to realign the spine back to health.

Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine is among only a handful of health centers in the United States specializing in all aspects of your health, from medical and preventative care to Chiropractic BioPhysics®. Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) is one of the most researched, published, results-oriented and scientific sets of chiropractic techniques in the world.

If you or a loved one is experiencing hypertension in the Las Vegas metropolitan area, please consider contacting Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine. Our team of experienced corrective chiropractors, physical therapists, nurses and doctors can help. Call us today for a complimentary consultation to see if you qualify for Chiropractic BioPhysics.

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