Dr. A answers a popular question, “Is Chiropractic safe during pregnancy?”
"A Higher Quality of Movement Equals A Higher Quality of Life"
Dr. A answers a popular question, “Is Chiropractic safe during pregnancy?”
Dr. A treating an inversion ankle sprain (3 days after injury occurred) that resulted in some pretty intense tissue damage and bruising of the calf muscle in addition to the swollen ankle. The process may not be fun for the patient. It tends to be painful but it will cut down the time of recovery significantly, and reduce likelihood of losing range of motion. If you’ve sprained your ankle and it hasn’t felt right since, chances are their is scar tissue that is limiting your mobility/ROM and it needs to be treated. We are here to help. Give us a call or check out our website to BOOK NOW!
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At Chiropractic Solutions, we specialize in comprehensive care for your upper extremities, including shoulders, elows, wrists and hands. Our personalized approach combines chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue therapy, exercises, and lifestyle recommendations to alleviate pain, improve flexibility, and restore proper function. We emphasize self-care to empower you in maintaining optimal upper extremity health. Visit our clinic in Harrisonburg or book an appointment online at www.QualityChiros.com to start your journey towards improved movement health.
At Chiropractic Solutions, we understand the importance of spinal health in your overall well-being. Our team of dedicated chiropractors uses innovative techniques, adjustments, exercises, and lifestyle recommendations to address various spinal issues. With a data-driven approach and patient education, we aim to empower you in maintaining your spinal health for the long term. Visit our clinic in Harrisonburg or book an appointment online at www.QualityChiros.com to start your journey towards a healthier spine. Chiropractic Solutions - your partner in enhancing your quality of movement to enhance your quality of life.
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Dr. A talks SCIATICA!
Patient review of the week! Chiropractic is not only helpful in treating low back and neck pain. Chiropractic aids in allowing the nervous system to function at its best so that your body can better deal with whatever is causing it discomfort.
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Dr. A talks thoracic mobility and how it, could be affecting YOU.
Happy Easter from Chiropractic Solutions!
This is a time of renewal, rejuvenation, and reflection. As we celebrate the resurrection of Christ, let us remember the importance of taking care of our physical, mental, and spiritual health.
At Chiropractic Solutions, we believe that health is a holistic endeavor. By prioritizing self-care, we can achieve our full potential and live our best lives. This Easter, let us focus on the gift of health and how we can improve our wellbeing.
Whether you are Christian or not, the message of Easter can resonate with all Americans. It is a time to renew our commitment to ourselves and our loved ones, to seek out new opportunities, and to strive for personal growth.
Dr. Dennis, Dr. A. and Tamara all wish you a Happy Easter and look forward to continuing to support your health and wellness journey.
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Dr. A talks briefly about what to expect on your first visit at Chiropractic Solutions
As a practicing Functional Clinician, I have dedicated my career to understanding the intricate workings of the human gut and the impact of various foods on our overall health. Among the numerous health concerns we face today, chronic inflammation and leaky gut syndrome are two pervasive issues that negatively affect millions of people worldwide. Fortunately, a groundbreaking solution has emerged: Rescue Super-Gut Food.
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Dr. A discusses how your low back problem may actually be a hip problem.
"Hope" molecules are a new and exciting area of research in the field of exercise science. These molecules, also known as myokines, are released by muscles during exercise and have been shown to have a positive impact on physical and mental health. Let's explore the relationship between hope molecules and heavy lifting, and why incorporating heavy lifting into your workout routine can increase the production of these beneficial molecules.
First, let's define what we mean by heavy lifting. Heavy lifting refers to lifting weights that are challenging for your muscles. This can include exercises such as squats, deadlifts, and bench press. When you lift weights that are heavy for your body, your muscles undergo a process called muscle hypertrophy, which means that your muscle fibers increase in size and strength.
Research has shown that heavy lifting can increase the production of hope molecules in the body. In a study published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology, researchers found that high-intensity resistance exercise, such as heavy lifting, led to an increase in the production of myokines. These myokines have been shown to have a positive impact on a variety of bodily functions, including reducing inflammation, improving insulin sensitivity, and promoting the growth of new blood vessels.
But what does this mean for you? Incorporating heavy lifting into your workout routine can have numerous benefits for your physical and mental health. Here are some statistics and resources that support this claim:
According to the American Council on Exercise, resistance training (which includes heavy lifting) can increase bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis, a condition that affects millions of Americans, particularly women.
A study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise found that resistance training can improve cognitive function in older adults. This is because hope molecules have been shown to have a positive impact on brain health.
In a study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers found that resistance training can lower the risk of developing metabolic syndrome, a condition that includes a cluster of risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and insulin resistance.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular physical activity, including resistance training, can reduce the risk of depression and anxiety.
It's clear that incorporating heavy lifting into your workout routine can have numerous benefits for your physical and mental health. But it's important to note that heavy lifting should be done safely and with proper form. If you're new to lifting weights, it's a good idea to work with a certified personal trainer who can help you develop a safe and effective workout routine.
Hope molecules are an exciting area of research that have the potential to improve our physical and mental health. By incorporating heavy lifting into your workout routine, you can increase the production of these beneficial molecules and reap the numerous benefits that come with it. So the next time you hit the gym, don't be afraid to pick up some heavy weights and challenge your muscles. Your body (and mind) will thank you for it.
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Liu-Ambrose, T., Nagamatsu, L. S., Voss, M. W., Khan, K. M., & Handy, T. C. (2012). Resistance training and functional plasticity of the aging brain: a 12-month randomized controlled trial. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44(12), 2330-2340.
Church, T. S., Earnest, C. P., Skinner, J. S., Blair, S. N., & Church, T. M. (2007). Effects of different doses of physical activity on cardiorespiratory fitness among sedentary, overweight or obese postmenopausal women with elevated blood pressure: a randomized controlled trial. Jama, 297(19), 2081-2091.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018). Physical Activity and Mental Health.
Dr A discusses the importance of diagnosing the root cause of a musculoskeletal problem
Stress is a normal part of life, but if it persists for too long, it can lead to negative health outcomes. Stress can come from different sources, such as work, school, relationships, or even the environment. It can manifest in many ways, including changes in our breathing patterns. In fact, stress changes the way we breathe, to the point of causing us to be more stressed. I am here to explain why this happens and to remind you to DON'T FORGET TO BREATHE....THE RIGHT WAY!
When we are stressed, our body's response is to activate the sympathetic nervous system, also known as the fight-or-flight response. This response prepares us to face a perceived threat by increasing our heart rate, constricting our blood vessels, and altering our breathing pattern. Instead of taking slow, deep breaths, we tend to take short, shallow breaths through our chest. This type of breathing is called thoracic breathing or chest breathing.
Thoracic breathing can be problematic because it can cause an imbalance in the oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in our blood. When we breathe too quickly and shallowly, we exhale more carbon dioxide than we inhale. This leads to a condition called respiratory alkalosis, which can cause symptoms such as lightheadedness, tingling in the fingers and toes, and muscle spasms.
Moreover, thoracic breathing can activate the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, which is the body's stress response system. When the HPA axis is activated, it releases stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline, which can increase heart rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. This can lead to chronic stress, which has been linked to many health problems, including anxiety, depression, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic disorders.
So, how can we break the cycle of stress and thoracic breathing? One effective way is to practice diaphragmatic breathing, also known as belly breathing or abdominal breathing. This type of breathing involves inhaling deeply through the nose, allowing the abdomen to expand, and exhaling slowly through the mouth, allowing the abdomen to deflate. Diaphragmatic breathing can help slow down the heart rate, lower blood pressure, and reduce stress hormones.
Several studies have shown that diaphragmatic breathing can have a positive impact on stress and anxiety. For example, a 2017 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that diaphragmatic breathing improved mood, decreased anxiety, and reduced cortisol levels in healthy adults. Another study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research in 2019 found that diaphragmatic breathing reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety in patients with major depressive disorder.
Stress can change the way we breathe, leading to thoracic breathing, which can exacerbate stress and cause health problems. However, by practicing diaphragmatic breathing, we can break the cycle of stress and improve our overall health and wellbeing. So next time you feel stressed, take a few minutes to practice diaphragmatic breathing, and see how it can help you feel more relaxed and centered.
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Streeter CC, Gerbarg PL, Saper RB, Ciraulo DA, Brown RP. Effects of yoga on the autonomic nervous system, gamma-aminobutyric-acid, and allostasis in epilepsy, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Med Hypotheses. 2012;78(5):571-579.
Shannahoff-Khalsa DS, Ray LE, Levine S, et al. Randomized controlled trial of yogic meditation techniques for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. CNS Spectr. 2019;24(4):415-423.
Streeter CC, Gerbarg PL, Whitfield TH, et al. Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder with Iyengar Yoga and Coherent Breathing: A Randomized Controlled Dosing Study. J Psychiatr Res. 2017;84:310-317.
Anju B, Ramesh Masthi NR, Jagannathan A. Effect of slow breathing exercise on perceived stress and sustained attention in school students. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2019;33(2):1-7.
The thyroid gland plays a crucial role in our overall well-being, as it regulates metabolism, growth, and development. According to the American Thyroid Association, an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, with up to 60% of them unaware of their condition . One of the reasons for this unawareness is the presence of normal Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) levels, which can mask the symptoms of an underactive thyroid. This article will explore the connection between stress, cortisol, and reverse T3, explaining how they can lead to thyroid symptoms even when TSH levels appear normal.
Stress is an unavoidable part of life, and our bodies have developed a system to respond to it: the "fight or flight" response. When we experience stress, our adrenal glands release cortisol, a hormone that helps us cope with the situation. However, chronic stress can lead to consistently high cortisol levels, which can interfere with thyroid function.
Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4) are the primary hormones produced by the thyroid gland. T4 is converted into the active form, T3, which is responsible for regulating metabolism and energy production in the body. Reverse T3 (rT3) is an inactive form of T3 that is also produced during this conversion process.
Under normal circumstances, rT3 is not a problem, as it is produced in small amounts and does not interfere with T3's actions. However, when cortisol levels are consistently high due to chronic stress, the conversion of T4 to T3 can be disrupted, leading to an increase in rT3 production. This excess rT3 can block T3 receptors on cells, preventing the active hormone from performing its functions. As a result, individuals may experience symptoms of hypothyroidism, even when their TSH levels appear normal.
The symptoms of hypothyroidism can be wide-ranging, and include fatigue, weight gain, cold intolerance, and depression, among others. Despite these symptoms, standard thyroid function tests may not reveal any abnormalities. In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, researchers found that 22% of participants with normal TSH levels had elevated rT3, suggesting that a significant portion of individuals with normal TSH levels may be experiencing symptoms due to increased rT3.
Understanding the connection between stress, cortisol, and reverse T3 is essential for accurately diagnosing and treating thyroid-related issues. Individuals experiencing symptoms of hypothyroidism, even with normal TSH levels, should consider the possibility that elevated rT3 due to chronic stress may be at the root of their problems. By addressing stress management and working with a healthcare professional who specializes in functional nutrition, these individuals can improve their thyroid function and overall health.
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American Thyroid Association. General Information/Press Room.
Harvard Health Publishing. (2018, September). Understanding the stress response.
Bianco, A. C., & Kim, B. W. (2006). Deiodinases: Implications of the local control of thyroid hormone action. Journal of Clinical Investigation,
Dr. A discusses functional movement and how it pertains to our everyday lives.
Dr. A discusses various benefits of taking cold showers
The past three years have been a time of great turmoil for the people of the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged our nation, taking countless lives and disrupting our way of life. But the physical toll of the virus is only part of the story. The political unrest that has accompanied the pandemic has taken a tremendous toll on our mental health as well. To sum it up, America is sick and tired!
As we've watched the pandemic unfold, we've also witnessed political division and unrest unlike anything in recent memory. Tensions have run high as we've grappled with issues like masks, lockdowns, and vaccine mandates. We've seen protests turn violent, and we've seen friends and family members become estranged over political differences.
All of this has taken a tremendous toll on our collective psyche. We've experienced anxiety, depression, fatigue and other mental health issues at unprecedented levels. It's been a challenging time for us all, but there is hope on the horizon.
As we look ahead to a brighter future, we must remember that healing begins with ourselves. We must take care of our own physical and mental health before we can begin to heal as a nation.
This means focusing on healthy lifestyle habits like regular exercise, a balanced diet, and getting enough sleep. It means finding healthy ways to cope with stress, such as meditation, therapy, or spending time in nature. It also means staying connected with loved ones.
By focusing on our own health, we can become more resilient and better equipped to handle the challenges that lie ahead. We can also become beacons of hope and inspiration for others, showing them that it's possible to emerge from this crisis stronger than ever before.
We've been through a lot as a nation, but we are strong and resilient. By focusing on our own health and well-being, we can come together and heal as a nation. We can move forward with hope, confidence, and a renewed sense of purpose, knowing that we've weathered the storm and emerged stronger on the other side.
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Millions of people suffer from back pain and tightness in their hips can be the cause, according to experts. The hip stabilizer muscles are responsible for keeping the hips stable and balanced, especially during physical activity. If these muscles are weak, the hips can become unbalanced and unstable, leading to a host of problems, including tightness in the hips. This can restrict movement and force the back muscles to work harder, leading to back pain.
Research has shown that individuals with low back pain had weaker hip abductor and external rotator muscles compared to those without back pain. Strengthening the hip muscles can help reduce lower back pain.
To prevent weak hip stabilizer muscles from leading to back pain, experts recommend exercises like clamshells, lateral band walks, and hip bridges to target these muscles and improve their strength. Additionally, regular stretching of the hips can help prevent tightness and alleviate any discomfort.
Taking action now to strengthen these muscles can help keep hips and backs healthy, and experts recommend seeking professional help, such as my 16-week Functional Foundations Functional Movement course, to alleviate pain and discomfort.
Go to www.drdaponte.com to see exclusive offers that include my 16-week Functional Foundations Functional Movement course.
Imamura M, et al. Does Strengthening the Hip and Abdominal Muscles Reduce Sacroiliac Joint Pain? Physical Therapy in Sport. 2018; 32: 125-130. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.01.003.
Iunes DH, et al. Clinical and functional evaluation of hip abductors strength of individuals with and without low back pain. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. 2016; 29(3): 581-588. doi: 10.3233/BMR-150651.
Those who are going through a difficult time, whether it be school or work-related stress, or a challenging situation at home, are not alone. Everyone experiences struggles in their lives, and it is important to practice self-compassion during these times. Self-compassion is a technique that involves treating oneself with kindness and understanding, especially during times of difficulty. It involves recognizing that suffering and setbacks are a natural part of life, and responding with patience and care. By practicing self-compassion, individuals can experience greater emotional well-being and resilience.
Research has shown that self-compassion is a powerful tool for healing and growth. Studies indicate that individuals who practice self-compassion have lower levels of anxiety and depression and are better able to cope with stress. They also tend to have stronger relationships and higher levels of life satisfaction.
In a study conducted by Neff and colleagues (2008), individuals who practiced self-compassion were less likely to experience negative emotions such as shame and self-criticism. They were also more likely to engage in healthy behaviors such as exercising and eating well. Self-compassion helps to reduce stress and negative emotions that can often lead to unhealthy habits.
Another study conducted by MacBeth and Gumley (2012) found that self-compassion can be particularly helpful for individuals who are struggling with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. By practicing self-compassion, individuals can reduce their symptoms and improve their overall quality of life.
To practice self-compassion, individuals can start by treating themselves as they would treat a good friend. It involves being kind and understanding with oneself and recognizing that it's okay to make mistakes and experience setbacks. Engaging in self-care activities, such as taking a bath or going for a walk, can also be beneficial. Lastly, individuals should remind themselves that the difficult situation they are facing is temporary, and they will get through it.
Self-compassion is the root of all healing. By treating oneself with kindness and understanding, individuals can experience greater emotional well-being and resilience, and build a stronger foundation for their overall health and happiness.
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Neff, K. D., Rude, S. S., & Kirkpatrick, K. L. (2007). An examination of self-compassion in relation to positive psychological functioning and personality traits. Journal of Research in Personality, 41(4), 908-916.
MacBeth, A., & Gumley, A. (2012). Exploring compassion: A meta-analysis of the association between self-compassion and psychopathology. Clinical Psychology Review, 32(6), 545-552.
Did you know that headaches affect up to 50% of the global population at some point in their lives? Not only can they impact someomes daily routine, but they can also lead to anxiety and depression. However, finding the right treatment for chronic headaches can be challenging. Luckily, chiropractic care is a promising option that you may not have considered.
According to a systematic review of randomized controlled trials, chiropractic care has been found to be effective in reducing headache pain and improving function in patients with headaches. The review also reported that patients who received chiropractic care were less likely to require medication or other interventions.
At Chiropractic Solutions, our Doctors specialize in addressing the root cause of headaches through a comprehensive approach. Our gentle chiropractic adjustments realign the vertebrae in your neck, relieving pressure on the nerves and allowing for better movement. Soft-tissue therapies, such as massage and myofascial release, also help to relax tight muscles and improve circulation to the affected area. Movement rehabilitation exercises are utilized to strengthen weak muscles and improve range of motion in the neck.
Proper nutrition is also an essential part of our approach. In a study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, researchers found that dietary interventions, such as reducing sugar and increasing omega-3 fatty acids, can lead to a significant reduction in pain and disability in patients with headaches.
The comprehensive approach of chiropractic care can provide numerous benefits for those with chronic headaches. By addressing the root cause of pain and promoting overall wellness, one can enjoy a better quality of life with reduced pain, increased mobility, and improved overall health.
Don't let chronic headaches control life. Take the first step towards relief by scheduling an appointment with the Doctors at Chiropractic Solutions. We'll work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and helps you achieve your health goals.
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2. Bryans, R., Descarreaux, M., Duranleau, M., Marcoux, H., Potter, B., Ruegg, R., White, E. (2011). Evidence-based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with headache. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 34(5), 274-289. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2011.04.008
We often believe that we are invincible and that our choices have no real impact on our future health. However, the truth is that the lifestyle choices we make today have a significant impact on our risk of developing chronic diseases later in life. In fact, research shows that at least 80% of all chronic diseases are caused by lifestyle choices. This means that the power to prevent chronic diseases is in our own hands, and it all starts with the choices we make every day.
Chronic diseases are conditions that develop over time and often last a lifetime. Examples of chronic diseases include diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. These diseases are responsible for the majority of deaths worldwide, and they have a significant impact on individuals, families, and communities. However, despite the prevalence of chronic diseases, many people still believe that they are simply a part of the aging process or that they are caused by genetics. The truth is that while genetics and age can play a role, lifestyle choices are the primary driver of chronic diseases.
So, what are these lifestyle choices? They include things like diet, physical activity, to***co use, alcohol consumption, and stress management. These choices may seem small, but they add up over time and can have a significant impact on our health. For example, a diet high in processed foods and sugar can increase the risk of developing diabetes, while regular physical activity can reduce the risk of heart disease. To***co use is a leading cause of lung cancer, and excessive alcohol consumption can lead to liver disease. Finally, stress management is important because chronic stress can lead to a range of health problems, including high blood pressure and depression.
By making healthy lifestyle choices, we can significantly reduce our risk of developing chronic diseases. For example, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that individuals who follow a healthy lifestyle, including regular physical activity, a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, and moderate alcohol consumption, can reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases by up to 80%. Another study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that lifestyle changes, including dietary changes and increased physical activity, can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by up to 58%.
At least 80% of all chronic diseases are caused by lifestyle choices, not genetics. This means that we have the power to prevent chronic diseases by making healthy lifestyle choices. By eating a healthy diet, engaging in regular physical activity, avoiding to***co use and excessive alcohol consumption, and managing stress, we can significantly reduce our risk of developing chronic diseases. Let’s take advantage of this opportunity and make the healthy choices that will lead to a long and healthy life.
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