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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

January 29, 2018

Gut Brain The gut-brain connection Have you ever had a “gut-wrenching” experience? Do certain situations make you “feel nauseous”? Have you ever felt “butterflies” in your stomach? We use these expressions for a reason. The gastrointestinal tract is sensitive to emotion. Anger, anxiety, sadness, elation — all of these feelings (and others) can trigger symptoms in the gut. The brain has a direct effect on the stomach. For example, the very thought of eating can release the stomach’s juices before food gets there. This connection goes both ways. A troubled intestine can send signals to the brain, just as a troubled brain can send signals to the gut. Therefore, a person’s stomach or intestinal distress can be the cause or the product of anxiety, stress, or depression. That’s because the brain and the gastrointestinal (GI) system are intimately connected. This is especially true in cases where a person experiences gastrointestinal upset with no obvious physical cause. For such disorders, it is difficult to try to heal a distressed gut without considering the role of stress and emotion.

If you find yourself experiencing any of the above symptoms, call Lawrence He
Posted in Anxiety & Stress, General, Nutrition by drlawrence
January 26, 2018

functional-gastrointestinal-disorders Stress and the functional gastrointestinal disorders Given how closely the gut and brain interact, it becomes easier to understand why you might feel nauseated before giving a presentation, or feel intestinal pain during times of stress. That doesn’t mean, however, that functional gastrointestinal conditions are imagined or “all in your head. Thought can combine with physical factors to cause pain and other bowel symptoms. In other words, stress or depression or other mental factors can affect movement and contractions of the gastrointestinal tract and can make inflammation worse, or perhaps make you more susceptible to infection. In addition, research suggests that some people with functional gastrointestinal disorders perceive pain more acutely than other people do because their brains do not properly regulate pain signals from the gastrointestinal tract. Stress can make the existing pain seem even worse. Based on these observations, you can expect that patients with functional gastrointestinal conditions can improve with treatment that relieves any malfunctions in the brain-gut communication system. .

Posted in Anxiety & Stress, General by drlawrence
January 26, 2018

stress Is stress causing your symptoms? Are your stomach problems — such as heartburn, abdominal cramps, or loose stools — related to stress? Watch for these other common symptoms of stress. Treatment of the brain-gut communication system can help you to deal with the stressors in your life, and also ease your digestive discomforts. 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 by drlawrence
January 24, 2018

Emotions Are you experiencing emotional symptoms?

  • Crying
  • Overwhelming sense of tension or pressure
  • Trouble relaxing
  • Nervousness
  • Quick temper
  • Depression
  • Poor concentration
  • Trouble remembering things
  • Loss of sense of humor
  • Indecisiveness

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 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 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
November 28, 2017

Christmas 12 tips

  1. Set SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Action Oriented, Realistic, Time Frame). Research shows it takes roughly 30 days to develop a habit. Set the goal and make several small changes to achieve it. Specific – what, when, where. Measurable – how much, how often. Action Oriented, Realistic- set attainable goals so you don’t end up discouraged. Time Frame – set a date to reach certain goals.
  2. Consistency is the key – You are what you repeatedly do. Health and Wellness are not achieved in one event; they are created through good habits and healthy choices the whole year through.
  3. Make an appointment with yourself for activity – Set some time aside for your activity of choice and make it part of your schedule. Twenty to thirty minutes per day, three to four times per week is a good start. Something as simple as a brisk walk after the last meal of the day is a great way to get started. Put it in the day planner.
  4. Enlist an activity buddy – Have a friend, family member or partner join you in your venture. Working with people who share common goals will give you the added boost when you need it the most.
  5. Grocery shop only after having a good mea l- You will

1 November 28, 2017

The holiday season can be such a fun time but can be stressful and hard financially. With the new year approaching, let’s get and stay healthy together. chiropractic care is one of the best investments anyone can make into their health. Let Lawrence Health Wellness Clinic keep your family healthy and kick off the new year right! Call 519-746-4144 or email info@drblawrence.com to see how we can help you. Have a well adjusted holiday

Posted in Chiropractic care, General, General Wellness by drlawrence