Fort Wayne Chiropractic Newsletter for August 2015Cox® Technic Benefits Spinal Stenosis Spinal stenosis is a common back pain diagnosis especially in older folks. The chiropractic technique Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC uses is called Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction. It is shown to be more effective than other conservative therapies to reduce pain and disability. (1) Experience the relief for yourself at your next Fort Wayne chiropractic visit! Tight Hamstrings? Let’s Try a New Approach! And that new approach isn’t exercise (though exercise is good!)! It’s an osteopathic approach called “doming of the diaphragm” which is effective in improving hamstring flexibility and spine mobility. (2) Amazing results! Tight hamstrings often accompany conditions like spondylolisthesis and back pain. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC successfully helps many Fort Wayne patients with these conditions! Sleep Quality and Healing – They’re Connected. So how well do you sleep? Neck pain sufferers are less likely to improve if they sleep poorly. They find quicker pain relief and less disability. (3) So be sure to talk with us about your sleep. It’s an important part of your Fort Wayne chiropractic care plan. Strong Gluts! Weak gluteus muscles may influence low back pain as well as lower limb injuries. So how might you strengthen those glut muscles? With some simple exercises. How long does it take? Just 4 weeks of 3 non-consecutive days’ workouts. (4) Amazing what a little effort can do! Have No Fear! Movement Can HELP You! Researchers know that fear of injury will hold back pain patients back from moving, even from trying gentle movements like those in yoga. Getting those who have such fear to consider doing anything physical may be more difficult. (5) But motion is life and life is motion. Adding some gentle exercise to your Fort Wayne chiropractic plan will help! (Trust Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC when we suggest adding some gentle exercise to your treatment plan. It will help!) What Do You Think? It affects how you heal. Researchers’ data show that a person’s perception of how an illness like low back pain or neck pain affects their body also affects their healing. (6) So think positive. Trust that this Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan will bring relief. See yourself doing what you want to do again. Resistance Training Benefits Osteoporotic Women In this interesting study of exercise for older osteoporotic women, research shows that high-intensity progressive resistance training for post-menopausal women with low bone mass is safe, effective and beneficial. The usual recommendation of moderate intensity exercise for this set of women due to a concern of fracture seems unfounded with this new approach which offers greater outcomes. (7) Fort Wayne post-menopausual women may find great benefit! Availability of Chiropractic Reduces Primary Care Visits In a year-long study of Medicare’s 17.7 million older adults, it was found that there was an 8% lower number of visits to the primary care provider for neck and back pain in areas where chiropractic care is more readily available. (8) Wonderful! Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is here to manage you Fort Wayne neck pain and back pain whether you have Medicare or not! "This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."