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Are you tired of listening to your colleagues say they are sick and tired? If so, be the “office angel” and inform your colleagues about chiropractic. Instead of hearing their complaints at the water fountain, you will hear: “I will help you with your project. I am ready for new challenges. Thank you for introducing me to the chiropractor. He made a huge difference in my life!”

Do you have neck pain, back pain, migraines or headaches? In addition to chiropractic adjustments, your chiropractor can give you advice: workstation exercises, dietary changes and stress reduction techniques. All these recommendations are made to prevent future vertebral subluxation.

 

    What is the relationship between anxiety and spinal health? Dr. Pascal Paquet, chiropractor, D.C., knows that the body and mind are connected. When the mind is overwhelmed by emotional or psychological stress the body suffers. Several scientific studies have established a link between anxiety and back pain. Studies show that high levels of emotional stress not only trigger back pain but can also extend the discomfort of traumatic injuries. Researchers say that stress can transform an acute injury into a long-term condition. For example, an Australian study found “Psychological factors are prominent in the presentation of chronic low back pain in adults and disorder is not primarily a musculoskeletal disorder.” (Aust NZ Surg 1996; 66:294).

    High anxiety and stress levels are detrimental to your emotional and physical health, especially if you suffer from chronic conditions such as diabetes or hypertension. Therefore, it is very important to stop the tension before it starts. How? Make an appointment today to assess your well-being, and take control of your health though chiropractic.

    To prevent anxiety and future vertebral subluxations, Dr. Pascal Paquet, chiropractor, D.C., recommends proven techniques to reduce stress without drugs, such as chiropractic, relaxation, meditation, exercise or supplements for relaxation. Stress depletes the body of many essential nutrients, especially vitamin B complex. A daily multivitamin rich in B complex can work wonders for people prone to anxiety. In addition to vitamins, several herbs help calm anxiety. For example, kava, chamomile, hops, passion flower and valerian are all herbs whose properties can reduce stress. (Better Nutrition, 1998, 60:18)

    Are you or someone you love affected by depression? If so, you’re not alone. One in six people suffers depression at some point in their lives. At any time, five percent of the population suffers from this disease. Many historical figures have struggled with depression including U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, the statesman Winston Churchill, artists Georgia O’Keefe and Vincent van Gogh, writers Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf and Ernest Hemingway.

    Exercise combats depression by correcting the chemicals that cause the disease. People with depression have an imbalance of several brain chemicals including the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. They may also have abnormally high blood levels of the cortisol hormone.

    If you suffer from mild or moderate depression, exercise, in conjunction with psychological counseling, can accelerate your healing.

    New research suggests that not only is exercise as effective as drugs to end depression but medication combined with exercise are less effective than exercise alone. The study recruited 150 older adults with depression. The subjects were divided into three treatment groups: antidepressant (Zoloft), exercise, medication and exercise.

    Your chiropractor can help you stay physically fit and ready to exercise to prevent depression and other health problems. If you are ready to take charge of your health by engaging in a wellness program, make an appointment today for a chiropractic evaluation.

    Nothing harms productivity more than sore feet. If your job requires you to spend long periods standing, talk to your chiropractor about ways to prevent foot pain. Postural imbalance or poor weight distribution due to a misalignment of the pelvis could be the cause.

    If you work on a computer or have an office job, make sure your workspace is ergonomic. Dr. Pascal Paquet, chiropractor, D.C., can offer ergonomic recommendations. For example, if you carry a bag, choose a backpack model, since satchels can seriously misalign your spine. If you carry more than the bag can contain (a book, a lunch, a pair of shoes, a toiletry bag, etc.), choose a backpack. If you absolutely must take a satchel, alternate the shoulder on which you wear it.

    Why is chiropractic such an effective option against headaches? Because Dr. Pascal Paquet, chiropractor, D.C., goes directly to the source of pain, rather than masking symptoms with drugs that can have dangerous side effects.

    According to Dr. Pascal Paquet, chiropractor, D.C., the origin of most headaches is not the head, it’s actually the neck. Scientific studies indicate that for many patients vertebral subluxation is the hidden cause. The good news is that chiropractic care safely and effectively fixes this problem as well as the pain associated with it.

    Studies show that vertebral subluxations alter how muscles function, which in turn causes the muscle tension and pain. Since muscles and tendons join the vertebrae of the neck with the head, it is easy to understand how a misaligned vertebra in the neck or upper back can initiate a chain reaction that disturbs the muscle integrity in the head, causing the pain. This link between the spine and back muscles, and head and neck explains why headaches are often accompanied by muscle pain in the neck and upper back.

    Stress exacerbates several types of headaches — headaches caused by muscle fatigue, tension headaches and migraines. Researchers sympathize with those who claim that the pain prevents them from thinking. A new study, conducted on 80 subjects, showed that headaches did indeed affect memory and cognitive attention.

    Chiropractic care removes the cause of the pain by correcting the vertebral subluxations. To do this, chiropractors perform a chiropractic adjustment by gently applying pressure to the spine. These maneuvers effectively restore motion and alignment of the dysfunctional vertebrae.

    In a study, 21 patients with high blood pressure were divided into three groups: the first group received chiropractic care; the second group received a placebo treatment; and, the third group received no treatment. Following the adjustment, blood pressure decreased in patients from the chiropractic group, while no change was observed in the other two control groups. (Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics 1997, 11:484-488). Chiropractic is not a substitute for any medicine or drug. This study aims to understand just how chiropractic treatment can ease the tension in the body and help the body better regulate itself.

    From headaches to insomnia, the list of new aches and pains caused by stress that affect productivity seem to go on and on (even painful feet undermine effectiveness). The good news is you can do something about it! Dr. Pascal Paquet, chiropractor, D.C., helps patients find ways to overcome productivity barriers: sometimes simply starting an exercise program or stretching can improve the situation.

    When the body is under stress, the neck and backs receive the majority of the pain, which can vary from minor to nagging. Chiropractic helps mitigate the impact of stress on the spine and restores optimal health.

    Stress is a contributory factor in 60% to 80% of all occupational injuries according to the American Institute of Stress in New York.

    Preventive chiropractic examinations teach you how to manage stress and maintain optimal spine health in order to mitigate the effects of stress on your body. Do not allow stress-related diseases to ruin your career goals. Make an appointment today!

    In a recent study on 91 subjects, chiropractic was compared with pharmacotherapy and wrist band supports worn at night. The chiropractic intervention involved manipulating the soft tissues and bone joints of upper extremities and the spine: three sessions per week for two weeks, two sessions per week for three weeks and one session per week for four weeks. The results were essentially the same: “Significant improvement with regard to the functioning and perceived comfort, nerve conduction and finger sensitivity.” On the other hand, chiropractic did not have any side effects, which was no the case for anti-inflammatory drugs and surgery. (J Manipulative Physicol. Ther. 1998; 21 : 317-326).