Chiropractic is pain relief

Pain is one of the least understood, yet widely speculated upon, subjects in the medical world. The proliferation of information sources means that there are now more blogs, columns, shows, books, Instagram cures, and even tweets than you can shake a stick at when it comes to pain relief. No one who is in the grips of chronic back pain wants to exert energy or spend money chasing treatments that promise pain relief but don’t deliver. What’s more, the traditional methods of treating back pain often fall short because they lack the necessary insight into the musculoskeletal functioning of a human being that chiropractic bases itself on. 

Chiropractic is proud of being an alternative medicine. 

There is no panacea for back pain- that means that two people with the exact same diagnosis may not benefit from the same exact treatment. When more traditional methods aren’t fitting the bill, people naturally seek alternatives to address their back pain. Chiropractic is an alternative that treats back pain successfully because it seeks to understand the root of the pain before addressing the symptoms. Whereas pain medication may repress symptoms, chiropractic attempts to correct the underlying problem so that the body can heal itself. 

When it comes to lower back pain, many people present with misalignment in the base of the spine. Gentle targeted adjustments to the sacrum and sacroiliac joint help to ensure that the base of your spine is properly aligned. Combined with other modalities such as spinal traction and Active Release Technique, we reduce scar tissue in the muscles and allow for the replenishment of nutrients to an injurious region. If you are interested in changing your relationship with lower back pain, give our office a call to schedule an appointment and start the conversation today. 

Protein can be found in plenty of other foods besides meat

One of the biggest challenges people face when trying to eat less meat is how to get enough protein. But ask any diehard vegetarian and they will probably scorn such a suggestion. Meat is so ingrained in the Western diet that we have scarcely taken the time to learn recipes that don’t have meat as the central source of protein. But opening our eyes just a sliver can open up a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to lean protein sources and delicious new meals. 


Where’s the protein? 

Here, we have brainstormed a list of non-meat items that are high in protein:

  • Whole grain pasta
  • Rice and rice noodles
  • Lentils
  • Beans
  • Nuts 
  • Oatmeal
  • Potatoes
  • Chia and pumpkin seeds

That’s just for starters; there are a whole host of fruits and vegetables that include small amounts of protein, including: broccoli, avocado, corn, spinach and brussel sprouts. Remember when dreaming up new recipes that you always want a complete protein, that contains at least 9 of the essential amino acids. For example, rice and beans separately are not a complete protein but together they are.

Why we believe in the power of protein

From a chiropractic perspective, which is in line with the conventional wisdom of modern medicine, protein is an essential part of the diet. We particularly champion protein because of its importance for healthy bones, muscles, cartilage and blood. In this sense, it can be thought of as an ingredient that supports musculoskeletal health. If you are looking to change the way you feel and function this new year, give one of our offices a call to schedule an appointment today.