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Chiropractic therapy


Chiropractic therapy is an alternative modality that focuses on manipulating the spine. If you’re surprised to learn that it falls under the umbrella of alternative therapies, you’re not alone! We’re not ones to keep score, but it’s one of the better-known complementary therapies out there. The theory behind chiropractic therapy is that the body can heal on its own, and a chiropractor is there to help it along—specifically, by adjusting the spine to help normalize body function. During a session, a chiropractor may stretch muscles, apply pressure, and manipulate specific joints. You should know, it’s not always as dramatic as the popping and cracking videos you see online. In fact, some chiropractic adjustments can actually be quite gentle.

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The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)

Trigger point therapy is one of the fastest-growing and most effective pain therapies in the world. Medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists are all beginning to use this technique to relieve patients’ formerly undiagnosable muscle and joint pain, both conditions that studies have shown to be the cause of nearly 25 percent of all doctor visits. This book addresses the problem of myofascial trigger points—tiny contraction knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured or overworked. Restricted circulation and lack of oxygen in these points cause referred pain. Massage of the trigger is the safest, most natural, and most effective form of pain therapy. Trigger points create pain throughout the body in predictable patterns characteristic to each muscle, producing discomfort ranging from mild to severe. Trigger point massage increases circulation and oxygenation in the area and often produces instant relief. The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, Third Edition, has made a huge impact among health professionals and the public alike, becoming an overnight classic in the field of pain relief. This edition includes a new chapter by the now deceased author, Clair Davies’ daughter, Amber Davies, who is passionate about continuing her father’s legacy. The new edition also includes postural assessments and muscle tests, an illustrated index of symptoms, and clinical technique drawings and descriptions to assist both practitioners and regular readers in assessing and treating trigger points. If you have ever suffered from, or have treated someone who suffers from myofascial trigger point pain, this is a must-have book.


The Younger Next Year Back Book: The Whole-Body Plan to Conquer Back Pain Forever

At some point in their lives, 80% of Americans will seek expert help for back pain. It’s an epidemic, with a cost to society in medical expenses and lost productivity that is steeper than heart disease. But remember the 80% figure—that’s the astonishing cure rate at Dr. Jeremy James’s Aspen Club Back Institute. A Doctor of Chiropractic who took that path because of his own severe injury-induced back pain, he has developed a revolutionary behavioral/whole-body approach to help sufferers heal—and often eliminate—back pain forever. Co-written with Chris Crowley, The Younger Next Year Back Book follows the alternating chapter format of the #1 New York Times bestselling Younger Next Year and other books in the series. And just as millions of readers positively changed their lives following Harry’s Rules in Younger Next Year, the millions of back pain sufferers can find relief following Jeremy’s rules, including Stop Doing Dumb Stuff, Be Still So You Can Heal, and Stand Tall for the Long Haul. He explains the workings of the spine and muscles, and then why back pain is almost never a disease, per se, but the result of behavior. He then shows how to change our behavior, find a neutral spine, and begin a regimen of simple exercises—with step-by-step two-color illustrations—to realign our core to virtually eliminate back pain forever. Chris Crowley, in his been-there-done-that-and-you-can-too-damnit! voice, provides all the motivation and patient perspective we need.

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Muscle Medicine: How A Chiropractor Can Help You Strength Train More Effectively with Richard Ulm

Many people think of chiropractors as simple back-crackers. I know that that couldn’t be farther from the truth. The proper application of chiropractic medicine has many beneficial effects for anyone in training. My guest today, Dr. Richard Ulm is a perfect case in point as he tells us all about his particular approach to this field. Dr. Ulm is a chiropractor with a background in strength training. He sees his practice as a way to treat patients and help them optimize performance. He travels all over the world teaching DNS (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization) and has developed his training programs around this model. Dr. Ulm works tirelessly to bridge the gap between DNS and the performance industry. He is truly interested in getting to the bottom of the causes, mechanics, neurology, and anatomy behind the issues he works with. It was truly educational talking with him today and I know you’ll learn a lot too! In this episode, we discuss Dr. Ulm’s particular approach to working with patients that addresses the whole body, not just the point of pain. We look at how many movement patterns are inborn and neurological. More than anything else this all comes down to early development. We also look at how to find your functional capacity and exercise efficiently within that. In This Episode What DNS is and how it relates to all the aspects of movement The importance of learning and developing movements from infancy and its lifelong effects The difference between moving efficiently and effectively and what that means for your athletic sustainability Which muscles and systems are the most neurologically fragile and how to avoid problems with them

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