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October Highlights

Check out what’s happening at Body Logic for the month of October!

 

October is National Chiropractic Health Month!

To Celebrate, we are sharing a few fun facts about chiropractic care!

  • The word ‘chiropractic’ comes from the Greek words cheir( meaning ‘hand’) and praktos ( meaning ‘done’), i.e. Done by Hand. The name was chosen by developer of chiropractic, Daniel David Palmer.
  • Palmer performed his initial chiropractic adjustment in September 1895.
  • Today, there are more than 70,000 active chiropractic licenses in the United States.
  • Worldwide, back pain is the single leading cause of disability, preventing many people from engaging in work, as well as other everyday activities.
  • Back pain can affect people of all ages, from adolescents to the elderly.

For more facts and additional information about chiropractic care, please visit http://www.ACAtoday.org.

Meet the newest Body Logic front desk team member!

Susie Haas is originally from Pennsylvania.  Susie recently joined our Body Logic family as a receptionist.  She believes first impressions are made the moment a patient walks through the door.  A warm smile and friendly greeting go a long way in making a patient feel welcomed and comfortable.  Susie’s experience in customer service, and the health and fitness industries include working as a receptionist for her family’s printing business, as well as teaching fitness and cardio classes at various gyms, and park and recreation facilities in Pennsylvania. Virginia Beach has been her home for the past 5 years, and she can’t think of a better back-drop than a sunrise on the beach to wake up to each morning.  Susie lives in Sandbridge with her Fiance, and has three children.  ” Winners Don’t Even Know They’re in the Race…They Just Love to Run” is one of her favorite quotes, and applies that to everything she does, and everyone she meets.  She enjoys being part of the Body Logic family, and looks forward to meeting you!

 

Patient Testimonial

” I Started with back pain in 2016.  My doctor ran some tests, found the problem, and sent me to physical therapy. The next step was pain management (They gave me a back brace, and more PT).  The physical therapist explained that the goal was to manage the pain.  Then I went on a cruise in September 2018, and ended up walking bent over.  I started with Dr. Amanda who was able to get me standing straight, and gave me further management techniques that work! I will never be 100%, but I am 100% better, and standing straight most of the time.    ~ L.A

 

Candy Corn Contest

For the month of October we will be having our candy corn contest.  Guess how many candy corn candies are in the jar. The closest without going over will win a free 60 minute Swedish massage!

 

Upcoming Celebrations!

Dr. Scott and Dr. Amanda will be celebrating their 7th wedding anniversary on October 20th!

Chastity our massage therapist will be celebrating her birthday on October 15th!

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October’s Self Care Products

Are your joints tired and achy? Do they need a little support? Try these Standard Process Supplements to help maintain healthy joints!

Glucoasmine Synergy 

Glucosamine Synergy combines glucosamine, Boswellia serrata, and manganese to help maintain healthy joint function.
  • Maintains healthy connective tissue
  • Supports the body’s normal connective tissue repair process
  • Supports joint health
  • Contains many of the same ingredients as Ligaplex II, with the added benefit of glucosamine and boswellia for relieving discomfort in the affected areas after strenuous exercise*

 

Boswellia Complex

  • support the normal function of the kidneys
  • maintain and support healthy joints
  • support healthy circulation
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October Educational Classes

ASEA: ” Healing Your Body on a Cellular Level” 

Want to feel better? Want to heal and recover faster? Want to look younger? Learn about a unique technology that could change your life! Dr. Amanda will be presenting alongside her ASEA colleagues who have been with the company long enough to watch the lives of their friends and families change…for the better!

The class will take place on Wednesday October 9, 2019 at 6:00pm- 7:00pm. Click here to register for the class today!

 

Ladies Suffer No More: ” Posture Tips Unique For Women” 

Suffering from an achy low back?  Feeling pressure after standing for long periods of time?  Struggling to make it to the bathroom in time?  Then this class is for you!!  Dr. Amanda will be discussing tips, tricks, and exercises to help keep your pelvic floor and low back strong.  The class will be specifically designed for women, of any age!

The class will take place on Tuesday October 22, 2019 at 5:30pm- 6:15pm. Click here to register for the class today!

 

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Pain Management Following Chiropractic Care

Pain Management Following Chiropractic Care  

 

Though having a chiropractic adjustment is a safe and effective method to alleviate mechanical-related pain and discomfort.  It is not uncommon to experience additional post-treatment soreness following a visit to the chiropractor.  The soreness usually presents anywhere from minutes to a day after being adjusted, and patients will typically describe the soreness as being similar to delayed onset muscle soreness following a good workout at the gym.  It’s onset may be alarming at first, but the soreness is usually only temporary and normally resolves within 24 hours.

While the primary goal of a chiropractic adjustment is to restore/ improve proper range of motion to a skeletal joint.  There is a side effect involving a localized inflammatory response.  During a traditional hands-on adjustment, whereby the joint is moved past its normal elastic barrier.  Surrounding soft tissues that support  the joint( including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and the joint’s membrane) are quickly stretched beyond their usual familiar limit. The area then goes through an inflammatory process to help repair sudden changes in these tissues, leading to the feeling of achiness, and soreness.  Of course, post treatment soreness may also result from other obvious sources such as myofascial release, or intentional stretching of muscles as part of treatment.

While post- treatment soreness may be uncomfortable, there are a number of ways to help minimize its severity.  Before reaching into the medicine cabinet for an over-the-counter pain reliever, try using some of these other methods listed below:

1.) Apply a cold ice pack to region of complaint for 15 minutes, and then repeating 3-5x times throughout the course of the day to help relieve immediate onset of inflammation.

2.) Try applying a topical analgesic containing Menthol, such as Biofreeze, for a powerful cooling sensation.  Which can help alter the perception of pain from sensory nerves.

3.) Perform gentle, specific exercises/ stretches as recommended by your chiropractor.

4.) Reduce overall sugar intake, and instead consume foods high in omega-3 fatty acids such as: tuna, salmon, walnuts, and flaxseeds.

5.) Take a natural anti-inflammatory nutritional supplement, as recommended, such as Boswellia Complex, Tuna Omega-3 Oil, or Tumeric Forte from Standard Process.

6.) Increase your overall daily water intake to stay hydrated.

7.) Get adequate, restful sleep using a supportive mattress and pillow.

8.) Reduce overall stress through rest and relaxation.

 

***Be sure to ask your chiropractor for more home-care recommendations that are appropriate to your care plan.

 

 

 

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Fight Inflammation with Food

Do you ever feel swollen after eating a meal?  Is your wedding ring tight on your finger after a night of indulging?  We are surrounded by foods that cause inflammation!  Fried foods, sugar, and simply too much food can all cause increased inflammation.  Thankfully, there are some foods that help reduce inflammation…

  1. Ginger root brings a lot of flavor and a lot of healthy qualities to the table.  Often found in Asian cuisine or in tea form, ginger has natural anti-inflammatory properties.  It is also known for relieving nausea and soothing digestion along with reducing pain levels.
  2. Fish that is wild-caught contains high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids which are naturally anti-inflammatory.  As long as it’s not fried, fish can be an easy addition to your healthy menu.  However, not all fish are created equal.  The highest levels of omega-3’s can be found in herring, salmon, mackerel, and tuna.
  3. Pineapple is a delicious, sweet way to reduce inflammation.  Pineapple has a unique component called bromelain.  Bromelain is anti-inflammatory and is especially helpful when recovering from injury or surgery.  It can be particularly helpful for the nose and sinuses.  Be mindful that pineapple is high in natural sugar, so don’t over do it!
  4. Spinach and other leafy greens are powerhouses at fighting inflammation.  They contain high levels of anti-oxidants which support the body having a healthy response to stress.  Want a sneaky way to fit spinach in your daily routine… add it to your smoothie or shake!  It blends well and the flavor takes on the other combined ingredients.  Ask our front desk about our different Standard Process shake blends to liven up your shakes!

By adding these four foods into your weekly meal planning, you too can help fight inflammation and its negative impact on health!