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How Can A Sports Chiropractor Help?

Football Team after a gameDid you know that about 90% of all world-class athletes use chiropractic care to prevent injuries and increase their performance potential?  What about the fact that since 2010 all 32 NFL teams provide their players and personnel chiropractic physician services for managing and preventing injuries?  Chiropractors are also found working with 90% of MLB teams, majority of NHL teams, 70% of PGA golfers, and Olympic athletes.

Chiropractic care does not just work with professional athletes they also work with high school, college athletes and the weekend warrior in all of us.  More than 30 million students participate in organized sports; high school athletes experience two million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations each year.

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Car traveling

Tips For Traveling With Less Pain

Car travelingTraveling, whether for business or vacation, can play havoc on your body. Long hours in a car or on an airplane can leave you stiff, tired, stresses and sore.

The American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Occupational Health states that traveling, even in the most comfortable settings, puts pressures and forces on the body due to awkward positions that can result in restricted blood flow. When you sit for long periods of time pressure builds up in the blood vessels in your lower legs causing problems for your system.

As silly as it sounds you should treat traveling like an athletic event and do some warm up exercises before getting in a car or on a plane. Once you reach your destination do cool down exercises by taking a brisk walk to stretch your hamstring and calf muscles.

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Blood pressure cuff

Chiropractic Adjustments May Lower Your Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure CuffWe all know that having high blood pressure can lead to heart disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure and other health problems and even death.  The scary part about having high blood pressure is that you can have it and not know it because there are no symptoms or signs to look for.  About one in three adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure and one in five of them do not even know they have high blood pressure.

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Did I get Whiplash after a Car Accident?

Person in car accidentAutomobile accidents can be terrifying and very stressful.  While a majority of people survive auto accidents, they may have to deal with physical injury, along with the stress that follows an accident.  Visiting your chiropractor is one of the first things that you should do.

Dr. Czekaj is a healthcare professional who specializes in automobile accident related injuries.  He has extensive experience with automobile and soft tissue injuries.

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Why your head feels like it weighs 60 lbs!

Guy on phone

In today’s world everyone from children to seniors have endless technology at their fingertips. With the press of a button, we can Facetime with a friend across the country.  We can get a map to a destination with a couple clicks and play games on the go. Ultimately, we can have instant gratification for both knowledge and entertainment. As technology continues to evolve, we seem to be forgetting about the toll it is taking on our bodies.  We were not designed to be looking down all day long at our phone or computer.

Did you know that the head weighs about 10-12 lbs.? Therefore, when you are standing properly your head is not putting any undue pressure on your cervical spine and neck, which houses the spinal cord that send messages from your brain; the control center for your whole body. The moment we tilt our heads to look at our electronic device, we add quite a bit of pressure to the neck.

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