Do you know the way in which many people end up tearing a rotator cuff? By reaching into the back seat of their car. Seriously! I know it sounds crazy but I see it all the time. And do you know why such a simple move can result is such a serious injury? Because it’s a move — a stretch, if you will — that many people haven’t performed in years.
Young or old, you can always benefit from a good sense of balance. If you’re younger, good balance helps you in everything from sports activities to chasing kids around. If you’re older, a good sense of balance is the key to avoiding a fall and the sometimes frightening effects of one.
At Conejo Chiropractic Relief Center, we accept Medicare health insurance. But people with a Medicare “Advantage Plan” often ask us why they are required to adhere to what seems to be a different set of rules. The answer? Watch this short video as Dr. Biedebach helps you make sense of the difference between Medicare and Medicare “Advantage.”
Feeling a bit of shoulder pain? You might be avoiding the pain by limiting how far you move your shoulder. Is that a good solution? Absolutely not, and here’s why. Unused muscle can actually atrophy at a rate of two to three percent per day. Also, if you don’t use a joint’s full range of motion, the portion of the joint capsule and cartilage not in use lacks the hydration it needs to stay healthy. Read More
All right, raise your hand if you spend much time on a smartphone or a computer. Just as I thought – that is literally everyone over the age of two and under 90. As valuable as our devices are, though, they come with a cost, and I’m not talking about your cell phone bill. By spending hours per day looking down at a phone or hunched over leaning in toward your computer, you end up shortening your chest muscles and lengthening your back muscles. This is reflected in a problem I see all too often — forward head carry and curvature of the spine. Read More
Pain can range anywhere from a minor annoyance to a debilitating problem. If you have debilitating pain, don’t wait — we need to talk now!
But mild pain — the kind you might feel on any given day — is another story. It probably falls into one of two types: that which was caused by something you’ve done, and that which is recurring (and you don’t quite know what caused it). The first kind is normal — you may have spent all day cleaning out the garage, climbing up and down a ladder and lifting heavy boxes. No surprise there — you’re sore the next day! Pretty standard stuff.
Have you ever wondered why yoga is such an effective way of helping you remain limber and flexible? One key is yoga’s use of “passive range of motion” during an exercise.