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How Neck Pain May Affect Your Energy | Las Vegas Chiropractor

Las Vegas Chiropractor FatigueHow Neck Pain May Affect Your Energy | Las Vegas Chiropractor

Remember when you used to be able to play with your kids, plan an afternoon of outdoor recreation, or wake up early – refreshed and full of energy? Remember how productive you were at work and school, and still had energy to mow the lawn or go out to the mall? Do you find ourself more and more dependent on caffeine, sugary snacks, and “power naps” just to make it through the day?

Thousands of Las Vegas residents don’t wake up refreshed anymore. Thousands skip out on day trips, vacations, or Sunday walks down the strip. Thousands dread running around at the park with their kids, or going to work.

What if the root cause of all this fatigue was a small misalignment in your neck. Would you get it fixed?

Misalignments in the spine as a result of poor postural habits, car accidents, sports injuries, or even birth trauma exert pressure on the delicate nerves flowing out of it. This pressure diminishes vital nerve energy from reaching the limbs and organs, leading to fatigue, pain, discomfort, and eventually disease.

Corrective care chiropractors specializing in a technique called Chiropractic BioPhysics® or CBP, are trained to realign the spine back to health, eliminate nerve interference, and allow the body to repair the damage caused by years of neglect.

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® – one of the most researched and scientific corrective chiropractic techniques in the world.

If you or a loved one is suffering with fatigue in the Las Vegas metropolitan area, please consider contacting Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine. Our team of experienced corrective chiropractors, physical therapists, nurses and doctors, aim to eliminate fatigue, pain and disease from its source. Call us today for a complimentary consultation to see if you qualify for Chiropractic BioPhysics.

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Las Vegas Chiropractor Advice for Santa Claus and You Too!

Chiropractor Las VegasChiropractor Advice for Santa Claus and You Too!

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From the Desk of
Dr. Bobby Moore

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After centuries of hauling a heavy bag over one shoulder, eating too many Christmas cookies, slouching in a sleigh while being pulled by nine flying reindeer and living a sedentary lifestyle for 364 days a year, it may be time for Santa Claus to make an “adjustment” to his health says Dr. Bobby Moore of Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine (Aliante IPM) in Las Vegas.

“It is crucial that in order for Santa to be healthy enough to fulfill his mission of delivering gifts to well-behaved children all over the world for many more centuries to come, he needs to start treating his body better. That means making some healthy choices, and a chiropractic adjustment is the perfect place to start,” said Dr. Moore.

Based on observances over the abuse done to his physical being over the centuries, Dr. Moore has determined that Santa Claus may be in danger of suffering from the following lower back and neck problems:

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  • Lower back pain caused by obesity, sedentary lifestyle and lifting a bag filled with tons of toys.
  • Back and neck pain caused from tossing the bag of toys over his shoulder.
  • Knee strain from climbing down chimneys and crouching in his sleigh.

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In order to ensure a healthy Santa, Dr. Moore offers these 10 health tips for him to follow:

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  • It is time for Santa to follow a yearlong exercise program. This helps alleviate physical stress placed on his body this time of year. Santa’s big belly is the worst culprit, as it puts unwanted pressure on the muscles, ligaments and tendons in his lower back.
  • Santa needs to equally distribute the weight he carries between both arms. Santa’s elves need to repack his bag to evenly distribute items he is carrying. He should stop trying to be a hero by carrying one enormous bag over his shoulder.
  • Santa should warm up and do a lot of stretching before attempting to lift any packages or items.
  • Santa should also avoid twisting while lifting. Twisting is one of the most dangerous movements for your spine, especially while lifting.
  • Santa should make sure to bend his knees when attempting to lift these packages.
  • Santa should check the weight before attempting to lift any packages. He can do so by pushing the object lightly or moving it with his feet to see how easily it moves. Small items sometimes are heavier than the big ones. If you can’t move it, get a bunch of elves to help.
  • When sitting in his sleigh, Santa needs to keep his knees slightly higher than his hips, with his head up and back straight.
  • Santa also needs to avoid rolling his shoulders in the sleigh or slouching.
  • According to legend, Santa sleeps on his back with his whiskers out of the covers. Sleeping on one’s back puts approximately 50 pounds of pressure on your spine. Santa should consider placing a pillow under his knees while lying on his back or sleep on his side with a pillow between his knees.
  • Before starting an exercise program, Santa should consult with his doctor at Aliante IPM in Las Vegas before beginning.

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If you are looking for the best chiropractor in Las Vegas, contact us at Aliante IPM at (702) 396-4993 to schedule a complimentary health assessment and chiropractic exam.

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Las Vegas Weight Loss Tips for Christmas Time

Weight Loss Las Vegas NVLas Vegas Weight Loss Tips for Christmas Time

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From the Desk of
Paula Winnett

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The holidays are notorious for overeating, overindulging and being overwhelmed. When they end, we’re usually left to deal with the consequences including broken diets, a few extra pounds and new bad habits. This generally leads to unreasonable New Year’s resolutions about your diet, getting back into shape, being more conscious about our health, etc.

These last for a few months or weeks and then are forgotten by most of us. I am sending out a challenge to everyone to make some healthy, reasonable resolutions. However, this year the challenge is to actually keep these promises to yourself and build a better you.

Here are some weight-loss tips for Christmas to get you started on a program and stick with it. These tips may make it easier to get fit and become healthier throughout the year:

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  • Consistency is the key – You are what you repeatedly eat and do. Health and Wellness are not achieved in one meal or event; they are created through healthy dietary choices good exercise habits the whole year through.
  • Make an appointment with yourself for activity – Set some time aside for your activity of choice, and make it part of your schedule. Twenty to thirty minutes per day, three to four times per week is a good start. Something as simple as a brisk walk after the last meal of the day is a great way to get started. Put it in the day planner.
  • Grocery shop only after having a good meal – You will be less likely to buy high fat or sugary snacks that can keep you from reaching your health and fitness goals. Make a well-balanced list and stick to it.
  • Eat healthy – Try to eat foods low in saturated fat and carbohydrates, and avoid processed foods.
  • Hydrate your body – Experts say we need 2 liters of water per day to prevent dehydration, regulate body temperature, maintain proper blood pressure, and to flush out body impurities. Remember soda, coffee, and other caffeinated beverages do not count.
  • Find fun activities that give you exercise at the same time – walk the neighborhood to see the Christmas lights, go for a hike, play a sports activity with your family or friends, go snow skiing – the possibilities of fun and fitness are countless.
  • Lose Weight with Aliante IPM– Lose the Weight & Keep it Off! Come to our office to learn about a new medically designed weight loss method. We have a clinical weight loss average of 3 LBS per week. Our protocol is safe, FDA approved and physician supervised.

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Applying these tips to a certain weight-loss goal, seeing it through and having it become a permanent, positive lifestyle change is the most rewarding way you can possibly celebrate the New Year.

If you are looking for the best way to lose weight in Las Vegas, contact us at Aliante IPM at (702) 396-4993 to schedule a complimentary health assessment and chiropractic exam.

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Las Vegas Fibromyalgia Treatment | Advanced Chiropractic

Las Vegas Chiropractor Fibromyalgia TreatmentLas Vegas Fibromyalgia Treatment | Advanced Chiropractic

Thousands of Las Vegas area residents are diagnosed with Fibromyalgia each year, a mysterious set of syndromes thought to be caused by overactive nerves. People suffering with fibromyalgia report bodily aches and pains, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, depression, anxiety, and headaches.

While the medical profession is trying to understand how fibromyalgia starts, there is one common risk factor among the majority of patients: chronic neck pain and chronic back pain as a result of spinal misalignment.

Spinal misalignments are caused by poor posture, automobile or workplace accidents, sports injuries, or even birth trauma – where the vertebra shifts out of place. Depending on the extent of the misalignment, patients can experience minimal to moderate pain, discomfort, fatigue, or a gradual decline in health. That’s because a build-up of pressure on the delicate nerves coming out of the spine, diminishes nerve energy from reaching the vital organs.

Without proper nerve energy, organs start to malfunction and the body goes into a chaotic state of disease. Fibromyalgia is a culmination of these diseases, and without spinal realignment, the condition will only get worst.

Corrective care chiropractors specializing in a technique called Chiropractic BioPhysics® or CBP, are trained to realign the spine back to health, eliminate nerve interference, and allow the body to repair the damage caused by years of neglect.

Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine (previously Aliante Chiropractic) in Las Vegas Nevada, is among 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® – one of the most researched and scientific corrective chiropractic techniques in the world.

If you or a loved one is suffering with fibromyalgia in the Las Vegas metropolitan area, please consider contacting Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine. Our team of experienced corrective chiropractors, physical therapists, nurses and doctors, aim to eliminate pain and disease from its source. Call us today for a complimentary consultation to see if you qualify for Chiropractic BioPhysics.

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Las Vegas Chiropractor Shares Holiday Travel Tips

Las Vegas Weight Loss | Effective and NaturalLas Vegas Chiropractor Shares Holiday Travel Tips

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From the Desk of
Dr. Jason Jaeger

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While, we’re all looking forward to spending time with our family and friends during the holidays; we need to be sure we don’t overlook potential problems, like the increased risk of stress and pain related to travel.

If you think about it, travel can be very stressful and a potentially painful ordeal. Because of the inherent risks, it may be best to treat the entire trip as an athletic event. Be sure to warm up, make sure you’re wearing the proper uniform and look for ways that you can make the entire process smoother and easier. Here are a few tips from the team at Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine that will help you ensure that you don’t come home to Las Vegas more stressed and in more pain than when you left.

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  • Make sure that your seat is adjusted properly to fit your frame. You want to be as close to the steering wheel as is comfortable. Adjust your seat until your hips are lower than your knees. These adjustments will keep your body from stiffening up during a long trip. If your car seat doesn’t have enough lumbar support, consider placing a pillow or cushion behind your back to help lessen the chance of lower back pain or stress.
  • Keep your legs active while you’re driving. You can do small stretches like spreading out your toes or clenching and relaxing the muscles in your legs to keep your blood flowing while you prevent cramps.
  • Keep a relaxed grip on the steering wheel. A tight grip can cause cramping.
  • Take a break. It is much better to arrive at your destination relaxed and pain-free than it is to beat some imaginary timetable. Regular breaks along your trip can also help you stay focused and alert.

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  • Bring a travel pillow in your carry-on luggage. Adjust your seat so that it is as comfortable as possible, and use a pillow to support your back or neck to ensure the most comfortable position possible.
  • Check most of your luggage. Your carry-on bag should not weigh more than 5 to 10 percent of your body weight. Navigating through the terminal with a heavy piece of luggage can be a strain.
  • Move around in your seat occasionally. Sitting in one position for a long time can cause cramping in your legs, back and neck. Stretch occasionally as the space permits. There are plenty of stretches you can do while remaining seated..

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One of the keys to a successful trip is planning ahead. Make sure that you’re not rushed and that you have plenty of time to get to your destination. Consider a trip to your chiropractor at Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine for a spinal adjustment before you go to make sure that your body is in balance.

If you or a loved one needs a spinal adjustment or would like to increase optimum wellness, contact us at Aliante IPM at (702) 396-4993 to schedule a complimentary health assessment and chiropractic exam.

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Las Vegas Chiropractor Offers Advice on Selecting a Chiropractor

Las Vegas ChiropractorLas Vegas Chiropractor Offers Advice on Selecting a Chiropractor

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From the Desk of
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Chiropractic is a profession with a wide variety of practice philosophies and techniques, which makes it a challenge to select the best chiropractor. Because chiropractic treatment is a physical procedure, consideration should be given to both the rapport with the doctor as well as compatibility with his/her joint adjustment style.

A good place to start is to ask a primary care physician, physical therapist or neurosurgeon for recommendations of chiropractors who they view as competent and trustworthy.

It also helps to ask family, friends, co-workers and neighbors for recommendations. Keep in mind, however, that one person’s definition of the best chiropractor may be quite different from another person’s. While recommendations can be valuable, it is important to find a chiropractor that can meet an individual’s specific needs. In general, if multiple people recommend the same chiropractor, chances are good that the chiropractor is reliable.

Chiropractors vary widely in their values, their style of practice, and the techniques in which they practice. Today, there is an entire spectrum of chiropractic services out there.

As for my practice – Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine in Las Vegas, we are a leading integrated physical medicine practice in Nevada. My healthcare professionals and I at AIiante IPM provide the finest care through the use of modern chiropractic equipment and technology. Our services include the spectrum of medical evaluation, chiropractic, corrective chiropractic care (Chiropractic BioPhysics®), physical therapy, physiotherapy, exercise and fitness as well as nutrition and weight loss

Every chiropractor is different. Just like every physical therapist, primary care physician, psychiatrist, etc. are different. If you had a less than stellar experience at one chiropractor, I encourage you not to give up on the art, but rather seek a chiropractor that resonates with you. I’ve searched long and hard for the chiropractor and primary care physician that take care of me.

If you are looking for the best chiropractor in Las Vegas, contact us at Aliante IPM at (702) 396-4993 to schedule a complimentary health assessment and chiropractic exam.

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Las Vegas Migraine Specialist | Advanced Chiropractic

Las Vegas ChiropractorLas Vegas Migraine Specialist | Advanced Chiropractic

Sadly, headaches and migraines are becoming a normal part of everyday life for most Americans. At the first sign of a headache, most of us have been programmed to reach for the medicine cabinet and take a few pills to reduce or mask the pain.

But what causes headaches and migraines to start in the first place? What if the long-term key to a headache-free life was fixing the actual cause?

After treating thousands of back and neck pain patients at our Las Vegas chiropractic and integrated physical medicine clinic, we received hundreds of compliments from our patients regarding a dramatic decrease in their headaches; half even reported a complete end to their migraine misery.

Chiropractors have known this for decades; that headaches and migraines are often the symptom of spinal misalignments in the neck. That’s because poor posture, car accidents, sports injuries, and even gravity can shift vertebrae out of place. Spinal misalignments therefore exert excessive pressure on the delicate nerves in the neck and back, leading to pain, discomfort, fatigue, organ dysfunction, even disease.

By realigning the cervical spine, corrective care chiropractors are able to take pressure off the delicate nerves in the neck, and allow the nervous system to function correctly. This means a significant decrease in headaches, migraines, allergies, and even fatigue.

Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine (previously Aliante Chiropractic) in Las Vegas Nevada, is among 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® – one of the most researched and scientific corrective chiropractic techniques in the world – which aims to eliminate nerve interference and realign the spine back to health naturally and painlessly.

If you or a loved one is suffering with headaches and migraines in the Las Vegas metropolitan area, please consider contacting Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our team of experienced chiropractors, physical therapists, nurses and doctors, aim to eliminate pain and disease from its source. Call us today for a complimentary consultation to see if you qualify for Chiropractic BioPhysics / Corrective Chiropractic Care.

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Las Vegas Chiropractor Offers Common Answers About Chiropractic and Pregnancy

Las Vegas Chiropractor Pregnancy and ChildrenLas Vegas Chiropractor Offers Common Answers About Chiropractic and Pregnancy

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Is chiropractic care safe in pregnancy?
Yes. It’s very safe and very sensible for both mother and baby. Chiropractors are trained in adjusting the spines of pregnant women. We have quite a few pregnant women we see at Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine in Las Vegas.

How late in pregnancy is it possible to get an adjustment?
Patients have received adjustments even during labor. There are reported cases of a chiropractor called in to perform a spinal adjustment when labor had stopped. Immediately after the adjustment, labor resumed normally.

Can spinal care help postpartum depression?
Yes. Chiropractic’s beneficial effects on emotional stress and personality have been observed for over 100 years.

Do I have to have a problem in pregnancy to see a chiropractor?
Not at all, chiropractic should be used as health maintenance or wellness care. Periodic spinal checkups during pregnancy should be as common as periodic weight checkups.

Can my baby receive chiropractic care?
Infants only a few hours old have been given spinal checkups and adjustments.

If you are pregnant or not, contact us at Aliante IPM in Las Vegas at (702) 396-4993 to schedule a health assessment and chiropractic exam.

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Las Vegas Chiropractor: “Physical Therapy is Imperative for Knee Replacement Surgery”

Las Vegas Chiropractor Knee PainLas Vegas Chiropractor: “Physical Therapy is Imperative for Knee Replacement Surgery”

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If you’ve reached a stage where your knee is severely worn, injured or damaged by arthritis, then you may be considering total knee replacement surgery. While this procedure represents one of the most impressive orthopaedic surgical advances of the twentieth century, the essential role rehabilitation plays in both pre and post-operative stages cannot be underestimated. The physical therapists at Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine in Las Vegas help ensure an optimal surgery outcome by preparing the patient’s muscles for maximum rehabilitation and the highest possible quality of life post knee replacement.

Having opted for surgery, it’s critical to understand how important preparation in the build-up to the operation, as well as post-operative rehabilitation is for a positive long-term outcome.

The majority of total knee replacement surgeries result from symptomatic degenerative arthritis; however, many other conditions can lead to joint replacement, including trauma and rheumatoid arthritis. As with any surgery, the outcome is not guaranteed and many risks are involved.

Research indicates an orthopaedic success rate of 90-95%, lasting for about 10 years. Nevertheless, many patients say they still feel pain and limited function following surgery. Even after a successful total knee replacement surgery, the patient’s muscle function remains impaired, in both the operated and non-operated knee, significantly compromising the rehabilitation process.

Aliante IPM’s physical therapists offer an effective rehabilitation approach in these cases by re-educating the body to incorporate the operated limb in renewed and optimal patterns of motion. It is very important to realize the significant impact that pre-operative conditions have on post-operative outcomes. For this reason, it is essential that the patient maintain normal levels of activity and complete therapeutic exercise to effectively prepare the muscles and joint for the operation.

The surgical procedure does not involve replacement or repair to any soft-tissue. Therefore, any limitations to the range of motion, due to muscle, or tendon shortening or the presence of impaired neuromuscular control and weakness will still be present after the surgery. In order to achieve the best operative outcome, following total knee replacement, it is essential to focus on rehabilitation through appropriate therapeutic exercise.

If you are looking for the best physical therapist in Las Vegas, contact us at Aliante IPM at (702) 396-4993 to schedule a complimentary health assessment and chiropractic exam.

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Las Vegas Chiropractor | Spinal Problems and Kids’ Backpacks

Las Vegas Chiropractor Back Pain | Heavy Backpack and Spinal MisalignmentLas Vegas Chiropractor | Spinal Problems and Kids’ Backpacks

As children throughout the Las Vegas metro area start their school year, it’s very important to understand the health implications of carrying around heavy backpacks to and from school.

Many chiropractors, doctors and researchers recommend that the weight of the backpack should be somewhere between 5% to 10% of the weight of the child. So for example if your sixth grader weighs 90 pounds, his or her backpack should weigh no more than 5-9 pounds.

Unfortunately however, recent studies show that the average weight of a backpack in the United States of a sixth grader is 15-20 pounds. Which means your child will have to compensate for the heavy weight by leaning forward and arching their back. Others who prefer to wear their backpacks on one side of the shoulder, make up for the imbalance by shifting their posture away from the heavy load.

This type of weight on the back, as well as the overcompensation leads to spinal misalignments, exacerbation of spinal deformities, and a wide range of health problems in the future. The only way to help you child maintain a good posture and strengthen their spine is through:

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  • Use of wheeled backpacks
  • Use of online books / e-books (where available)
  • Corrective chiropractic care

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Furthermore, children can sustain spinal misalignments even if they don’t use heavy backpacks, by simply being kids. Horsing around, taking part in sports activities, or even sitting behind their computers for more than 20 minutes can lead to spinal misalignments. Spinal misalignments put unnecessary and sometimes-dangerous amounts of pressure on the delicate nerves in the neck and back. If not realigned properly, nerve interference can lead to bak pain, neck pain, hip pain, discomfort, organ dysfunction, and eventually disease – such as asthma, weak immune system, acid reflux disease, headaches, and allergies.

Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine (previously Aliante Chiropractic) in Las Vegas Nevada, is among 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® – one of the most researched and scientific corrective chiropractic techniques in the world – which aims to eliminate nerve interference and realign the spine back to health naturally and painlessly.

If your loved ones are in school, or you know of a child who is carrying around a heavy backpack, please consider referring them to a Chiropractic BioPhysics certified chiropractor – such as Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our team of experienced Las Vegas chiropractors, physical therapists, nurses and doctors, aim to eliminate pain and disease from its source. Call us today for a complimentary consultation to see if you qualify for Chiropractic BioPhysics / Corrective Chiropractic Care.

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