The Physiology Behind The Sore Back

So what is actually happening when my back or neck is sore? First off most people are not involved in traumatic events ie. car accident. In this case it is obvious why we hurt, (broken bones, torn tissue). Most chiropractic patients claim: “nothing happened” or “I didn’t do anything”. The explanation: repetitive micro-trauma, or in other words activities of daily living. That is, all the things we do all day for our entire life that add up and eventually become the straw that “breaks the camels back”. Try this: 1. Stand with proper posture and coupon for cialis. viagra tablet. india cialis. canada pharmacy coupon code 2013. real viagra for sale have a friend stand behind you with their hands on your shoulder muscles (trapezius). 2. Then while your friend is feeling how tight your muscles are just pretend to do things that you would normally do throughout your day, (lifting your child, doing dishes, driving your car, working on your computer etc.). 3. You will notice that no matter what you do, those muscles get tight immediately. Well you can easily imagine that if you do things all day long, and you do, that these muscles would slowly and progressively get tighter. The physiology: As muscles tighten, blood flow decreases and the muscles become shorter, less flexible and lose their ability to open and close. In 4 days adhesions begin to form in around joints and the surrounding soft tissue, (muscles, ligaments, fascia). The joints are now restricted and can’t move properly. With all this restriction, chemicals buildup, (either normal metabolic waste products and/or inflammatory chemicals), and the...

Disc Health

Disc Health Ever wonder why people get shorter as they get older? One of the primary reasons is spinal disc dehydration. There are 24 discs of the spine and with time, gravity and lack of proper motion they become dehydrated and consequently you get shorter. Analogy: The Sponge A dried-up and wet sponge are a good analogy of fluid flow and dehydration of discs. A wet sponge has plenty of fluid, has flexibility and fluid readily moves in and out of the sponge. The hydrated disc is also taller than a dry sponge. In contrast the dry sponge has little to no flexibility and fluid can’t flow back and forth easily. How About A Study? Motion & Nutrition. Immobilization arthropathies are probably due to nutritional failure. Avascular cartilage, behaving like a water filled sponge, gives off fluid on compression and takes it up on release of pressure. Alternate compression and re-expansion allows a supply of nutrients and removal of metabolic waste. With proper motion, discs will maintain their height and spinal degeneration will be minimized. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 1984. In simple English proper motion keeps the discs healthy. If proper motion is not maintained, in time, with gravity, trauma and micro trauma, the discs will dehydrate and lead to bony degeneration. Please revisit: The Bone Spurs Blog, Dec 2012. What to do? Chiropractic adjustments: Surprise! Routine care is the best way to maintain proper joint motion and decrease the risk of disc dehydration and spinal degeneration. Try this: Imbibition for the Discs Sit up in a chair with good posture. Then hunch over with bad posture. Slowly sway back...