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WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO EXERCISE

February 19, 2018

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO EXERCISE

Research has shown that exercise can be an effective way to reverse this downward cycle of worsening pain, and gradually over time help those with chronic pain engage more in activities of enjoyment and essential activities of daily living with greater ease.

THINGS TO REMEMBER:

  • Remember that ‘Exercise is Medicine’ and is an important daily strategy used to assist in the management of pain conditions.
  • Stretch to cool down, not warm up, and do short bursts of exercise, not long stretches.
  • It is important to start slowly when beginning an exercise program, and avoid pushing into stronger pain. It is often useful to use the 0-10 scale to monitor your pain levels while exercising.

If pain levels increase by more than 2 points from baseline you should stop and modify that exercise, to ensure that you do not cause a flare up of your pain.

TYPES OF EXERCISE RECOMMENDED

Exercise Right recommends combining multiple forms of exercise for chronic pain, including: Stretching exercises It’s important to stretch at least once a day to help increase flexibility, loosen tight/stiff muscles, and improve your range of motion.

Posted in General, General Wellness, Sports by drlawrence
February 16, 2018

 

5 non-invasive pain relief techniques that really work

Sometimes pain has a purpose — it can alert us that we’ve sprained an ankle, for example. But for many people, pain can linger for weeks or even months, causing needless suffering and interfering with quality of life. If your pain has overstayed its welcome, you should know that you have more treatment options to address this. However, here we’ve listed eight techniques to control and reduce your pain that don’t require an invasive procedure — or even taking a pill.

  1. Cold and heat.These two tried-and-true methods are still the cornerstone of relieving pain for certain kinds of injuries. If a homemade hot or cold pack doesn’t do the trick, try asking a physical therapist or chiropractor for their versions of these treatments, which can penetrate deeper into the muscle and tissue.
  2. Exercise.Physical activity plays a crucial role in interrupting the “vicious cycle” of pain and reduced mobility found in some chronic conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia. Try gentle aerobic activities such as walking, swimming, or cycling.
  3. Controlling

February 6, 2018

Although your family history and genetics do have a part, most of the commonly known lifestyle choices that are risk factors like smoking, excessive weight, stress, lack of physical activity, and diets high in saturated fat, for example, are under your control. You probably are aware that diet and exercise are key factors in preventing heart disease. However, you probably are not aware that chiropractic treatment may also be used to fight against heart disease! Research has shown that: “Chiropractic Adjustments to the upper part of the neck can have a positive effect on significantly lowering your blood pressure for an extended period of time.” While other studies have shown that: Adjustments of the bones in your neck and lower back can stimulate particular nervous system reflexes, causing a decrease in overall heart rate and blood pressure. In addition to this, there are some other positive effects when you engage in regular chiropractic treatments. First, seeing a chiropractor gives you access to advice from a trained health care professional. In today’s age, the internet is often used as the first place to obtain health information, However, this can often cause an inaccurate self-diagnosis, so talking with a trained health care professional about your concerns can make clear many questions you may have. Second, a healthcare practitioner can provide you with the suppor

Posted in Chiropractic care, General Wellness by drlawrence
January 22, 2018

Behavioural Problems Are you experiencing any of these behavioral symptoms?

  • Procrastination
  • Grinding teeth
  • Difficulty completing work assignments
  • Changes in the amount of alcohol or food you consume
  • Taking up smoking, or smoking more than usual
  • Increased desire to be with or withdraw from others
  • Rumination (frequent talking or brooding about stressful situations)

If you find yourself experiencing any of the above symptoms, call Lawrence Health Wellness Clinic at 519-746-4144 to get your complimentary assessment of your health condition that is contributing to how you are feeling.

Posted in Anxiety & Stress, General, General Wellness by drlawrence
January 22, 2018

Stiff Muscles Are you experiencing any of these physical symptoms?

  • Stiff or tense muscles, especially in the neck and shoulders
  • Headaches
  • Sleep problems
  • Shakiness or tremors
  • Recent loss of interest in sex
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Restlessness

If you find yourself experiencing any of the above symptoms, call Lawrence Health Wellness Clinic at 519-746-4144 to get your complimentary assessment of your health condition that is contributing to how you are feeling.

Posted in General Wellness, Head, Neck & Back Pain by drlawrence
January 11, 2018

Share the free knowledge that Dr. Lawrence provides at his workshops. Bring your family and friends to a workshop that explains how your nervous system affects all aspects of how your body operates. We know that these gentle, non-invasive treatments help all ages benefit from spine health. Don’t wait until symptoms arise to get care, be proactive with your health and benefit from the care at Lawrence Health Wellness Clinic.Call now to reserve your spot 519-746-4144. nervous system heal itself

January 11, 2018

As we embark on the new year, we have one question…How is the health of your family? We know that you value your spinal health, but what about the spinal health of your family? Our spines our made of bone which encases the most important system in our body…our central nervous system. The system controls everything in your body including your immune system. Our spine will break down, just as any joint or bone will. We call this spinal degeneration or degenerative joint disease. A subluxation is when 2 or more bones in the spine stop moving properly and this sets the stage for degeneration and can happen at any age. Care from Dr. Lawrence keeps our spines healthy and hereby keeps our nervous system free from interference that can affect how the body functions. I’m sure you would like your family to get healthy and to stay as healthy as possible. Young and old…they all deserve to be as healthy as you. Share the health you have received from Lawrence Health Wellness Clinic and bring your family in for a spinal check-up.They’ll thank you for it! Look well to the spine

January 10, 2018

The new year brings a chance for a fresh start, and for most people, it’s one that they’re all too willing to take. While many of the changes that you make in your life this new year are dependent on you, some require the help of a professional. if you’re looking to regain control of your health this year, take a look at why you should trust a chiropractor to get you started down the right path. body in pain Eliminate Pain Chiropractors are well known or their ability to help reduce pain in your body. They focus on the health of your spine, aligning the vertebrae into their proper location. When the alignment of your vertebrae is off, it can cause both pain and pressure in various locations in the body. If you want to start the year with less pain and the potential for a pain-free life, chiropractic care is the place to start. Chiropractic care optimizes full body health and wellness by treating the cause instead of masking the symptoms. For example, chiropractors treat low back pain with a bone adjustment; while medical professionals often prescribe pain killers and muscle relaxers.

Posted in Chiropractic care, General, General Wellness by drlawrence
January 8, 2018

  Creativity The human mind thrives on creativity. When you have a higher openness to thinking in a flexible manner and the ability to entertain new ideas, you have a natural capacity to overcome stress. In other words, the traits of creativity have the potential to give you a healthier, more fulfilling life.   Without being open to new thought and new ideas, you are more likely to become drained, less inspired, and less motivated. Creativity isn’t exclusive to people who appear to focus on it for a living—it’s for everyone, because we all participate at varying levels, even if only mentally. Following daily routines are by no means the only means to improve your emotional stress levels, but they can certainly cultivate the right conditions to allow your creativity to thrive.

  1. Switch off your thoughts and get into a state of “being”

Being This may sound like a fru

Posted in General Wellness by drlawrence
November 28, 2017

new years resolution chiropractic care Care at Lawrence Health Wellness Clinic is a vital part of living a healthy life by reducing stress, eliminating unseen pressure to your nervous system and aligning your spine to keep it functioning. Many health problems develop slowly, that is why periodic check-ups are important in maintaining your overall health. Let’s make sure 2018 is your healthiest year ever! Come to a free workshop provided by Dr. Lawrence to learn how we can keep you as healthy as possible. Call 519-746-4144 or email info@drblawrence.com to reserve your free spot. Space is limited so call now!