Bad Posture In Greensboro NC
IT'S NOT JUST IN YOUR HEAD
Bad Posture can lead to Pain in Greensboro NC…What can I do about it?
Many people with joint PAIN in the NECK, LOW BACK, and HIPS and KNEES often receive the diagnosis of ARTHRITIS, NEUROPATHY or BULGE OR DEGENERATIVE DISC. This is a common condition that is highly misunderstood.
You leave your doctor in Greensboro NC with unanswered questions like…
- What exactly is causing these symptoms and how did I get it?
- Will it spread or get worse?
- Is surgery inevitable?
- Will this affect my quality of life?
- What can I do about it?
There are several types symptoms that are all from abnormal wear and tear that can result in INFLAMMATION, BONE SPURS, LOSS OF CARTILAGE, PINCHED NERVEs, PAIN and MUSCLE TENSION. Factors such as genetics, lifestyle, and the general POSTURE of your body can affect the formation of degeneration such as NEUROPATHY or DEGENERATIVE DISC DX.
If the UNDERLYING CONDITION is left untreated, it can get WORSE year after year. It is not typically a disease process that spreads. It is a PROCESS OF DEGENERATION that spreads. The wear and tear on the joint causes a LOSS OF MOTION. This puts more pressure or strain on the areas above and below and can also cause other areas to wear and tear; forming arthritis and the spinal disc dehydrate. When a joint stops moving normally, it cannot function properly. As the joint gets closer to bone-on-bone, spurs start to develop and this is what is known as osteoarthritis on an x-ray.
Slumped posture causing the head to go forward makes the head weigh more than DOUBLE than it should for EVERY INCH forward that it is positioned from its normal state. Studies show that forward head posture can add an abnormal load of 30-40 POUNDS on muscles and joints of the neck and back. Like it or not, the daily effects of stress and trauma on the body do add up!
“Deviations in the body’s center of gravity caused poor posture, which resulted in intestinal problems, hemmorroids, varicose veins osteoporosis, hip and foot deformities, poor health, decreased quality of life and shorted lifespan.”- Freeman JT, Posture in the Aging and Aged Body, JAMA 1957; 165(7) pp 843-846 JAMA Journal or the American Medical Association
“This forward head syndrome leads to long-term muscle strain, disc herniation, arthritis, and pinches nerves”- Mayo Clinic, Nov3, 2000
The conditions listed above (NEUROPATHY etc..) are NOT a normal part of aging. If the movement of the joints and integrity of the muscles are restored, it helps to balance and share the weight throughout the body and prevent further wear and tear. Often, MUCH OF THE PAIN MOST PEOPLE HAVE IS ACTUALLY AGGRAVATED BY EXTRA STRAIN AND TENSION PUT INTO THE SURROUNDING MUSCLES. This stress then activates the thin degenerative disc which touches nerves FOR INSTANCE IN THE NECK that go to your ARMS AND HANDS OR IF IN THE BACK TO THE LEGS AND FEET. NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT OPTION to help with healing the surrounding tissue, which provides PAIN RELIEF and SUPPORT to areas affected by arthritis. Our patients feel younger and more energized and are able to enjoy life again! Many have also AVOIDED SURGERY altogether, through our LASERA™ protocol!
The NON-SURGICAL LASERA™ has been shown to improve function and decrease symptoms for our patients that we have seen as good candidates for this safe treatment protocol Lasera ™ . A full evaluation in the office is needed by a doctor before we will accept anyone for care. If you are not a candidate we will refer you out at that time.
How does it work? Laser therapy works by stimulating production of cellular energy in damaged cells and by enhancing the cell membrane permeability. This promotes the speed and the quality of healing enhances the exchange of nutrients and wastes across the cell membrane, and improves elasticity of injured tissues. LASERA™ also reduces pain, reduces inflammation, improves healing time, increases circulation, and decreases swelling. Laser treatment helps to actually HEAL the damaged tissue rather than COVER UP SYMPTOMS.
Your body needs sufficient amounts of oxygen to function properly and sustain life. It is essential to regulate nearly all of the body’s activities, including energy production. Oxygen is also instrumental in the healing process. During your treatment, you will be given oxygen to help promote better healing. Most patients find this experience to be very refreshing and invigorating. Oxygen therapy also helps to stimulate brain activity, reduce stress, alleviate headaches, strengthen your immune system, raise energy levels, and boost concentration. This increase of oxygen promotes healing and maximizes the effects!
The number of sessions that you will receive depends on your diagnosis, age, overall health, and other factors that your doctor will determine. The effects of the laser treatments are cumulative, but again every person is different. It is important to follow all of your doctor’s care instructions in order to receive full benefit from LASERA™ if accepted for care.
I had a patient come to me today as I wrote this report that had been to a Urologist for his bladder issues and a foot doctor for his foot pain which both occurred at the same time. He was told he needed foot surgery by the foot doctor and he needed medicine for his urinary problems. He also had stomach and bowel issues after he ran but would go away about two hours after he stopped running. His foot and bladder also hurt after running. He is 37yrs old and not overweight. No one could find anything wrong with him but thought if they tried surgery maybe it would help!!!
I sat there and shook my head?? His low back has NO CURVE and its suppose to have a LORDOSIS. SMART doctors should know that the nerves in the back control the bowel, bladder and radiate to the feet!! His straight low back or loss of LORDOSIS (curve) has created a compression of his low back disc. When he runs COMPRESSES the disc and he has symptoms. HE NEEDS TO FIX THE POSTURE to fix the SYMPTOMS. Until then he continues to suffer.
There is absolutely NO need to keep suffering when we have a safe, non-surgical option available to you! Relief from BACK AND NECK PAIN, NEUROPATHY FOOT AND HAND PAIN OR BULGE DISC/PINCHED NERVES. PAIN relief starts with a phone call! WHEN WILL YOU TAKE ACTION?
I HOPE WE CAN HELP YOU. It would be a true HONOR to show you how your body is supposed to work but over time with age its changed and created damage. BUT there is hope for IMPROVEMENT! I hope to meet you soon.
Dr. Aaron Williams, D.C.
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