Posts Tagged: healing

PRICE for Healthy Muscles?

Surrey Pain & Wellness Chiropractic Clinic Wins Best Chiropractor Award in Surrey
Surrey Pain & Wellness Chiropractic Clinic can help patients heal from a range of musculo-skeletal injuries

Surrey Pain & Wellness Chiropractic Clinic

You can’t afford to NOT take care of a muscle injury with this easy treatment!

Muscle cramps and spasms are sustained contractions in the muscle.  They can be just uncomfortable or extremely painful! And they can make you prone to more serious injury!

Gentle stretching of the affected and surrounding muscle groups can bring relief.  Staying well hydrated and in good physical condition can help prevent them.

PRICE can help ensure that muscle cramps, spasms and more serious injuries are reduced or heal quickly without complications.

•    Protection. Protect small injuries using bandages, elastic wraps, or simple splints.
•    Rest. Injured tissue requires time to heal. You may have to give up running, while your calf or ankle are inflamed, but you
can still swim or do upper body work.
•    Ice. Ice is the best anti-inflammatory to reduce both swelling and pain – and is drug-free!  Apply an ice pack for 15 – 20
minutes after an injury. Repeat application every hour for the first four hours, and then four times a day for the next two or
three days.
•    Compression. Pressure can also help reduce swelling and inflammation. In most cases, an elastic bandage will do the trick.
•    Elevation. Elevate the injured area to drain fluids away from injured tissue to help reduce swelling, inflammation, and pain.

Surrey Pain & Wellness Chiropractic Clinic was voted best Chiropractor in Surrey, South Surrey, Delta & White Rock in 2010 by patients and readers of the Surrey Now Newspaper!

‘Tis the Season – So Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff!

Surrey Pain & Wellness Clinic – Let the Healing Begin!

There is no doubt that our state of well being can be influenced by stress.  And while stress is not seasonal, the holiday season is one where there are extra demands on our time and expectations run high.  It is also the season where we might not eat as well or get as much rest as we normally would.

So here are some tips that will not only help you get through the holiday season, but help ensure wellness all year long and over a lifetime.
1.    Eat a fresh fruit and/or vegetable before each meal.  It will help fill you up, hydrate you and provide valuable nutrients.
2.    Supplement with a healthy fish oil and vitamin C.
3.    Commit to 20 minutes of physical activity today!
4.    Fill your water bottle with herbal, unsweetened tea such as green or peppermint to keep you hydrated.
5.    Relax before going to bed by reading, meditating or listening to quiet music.
6.    Reduce your physical stress – stretch, breathe, and get a chiropractic adjustment!

With best wishes in health for the holiday season and in the New Year!

Chiropractic Medicine – Surrey Pain & Wellness Clinic

Chiropractic medicine at Surrey Pain & Wellness Clinic includes spinal adjustments and more…

Chiropractic treatments re-align the spine to ensure optimal function in the back, neck and the entire skeletal and musculature systems in the body.

Chiropractic manipulations are a holistic approach to overall health & well being, since all body functions stem from the spine.  Now there are a range of treatment holistic, pain-free, non invasive treatment options available at many chiropractic clinics.

Surrey Pain & Wellness Chiropractic Clinic provides a full range of treatment options to best support recovery, rehabilitation and overall wellness:

Chiropractic Services – ensuring alignment so that structure supports function/lifestyle

Spinal Decompression Therapy – a course of treatments for severe lower back & neck pain

Laser Pain Therapy –  a course of treatments to reduce inflammation and accelerate tissue repair

Shockwave Therapy – three treatments to breakdown scar tissue and accelerate healing (usually chronic or old injuries)

Customized Foot Orthotics – providing your entire body support when you stand, walk or run

Some common benefits of the chiropractic and holistic therapies offered at Surrey Pain & Wellness Clinic:

  • Pain reduction
  • Increased blood flow & energy
  • Decreased muscle spasms
  • Reduced stress throughout the body
  • Faster recovery time

Chiropractors are front line health care providers – no referral from your general practitioner is necessary!

If you live or work in Surrey, BC, request a consult with Dr. Manjit Sadhra at the Surrey Pain & Wellness Clinic.

Dr. Sadhra has provided chiropractic and a range of wellness services for thousands of patients in BC & Alberta and was voted “Best Chiropractor in Surrey, Delta & White Rock” by his patients and readers of The Surrey Now Newspaper.

The Hip Bone’s Connected to the Thigh Bone…

Arthritis in the hip (and other parts of the body)

The hip joint is a marvellous feat of engineering and is in fact, one of the strongest and most complex joints in the human body, enabling a range of movements, including the most basic of them all –  walking.

With the complexity of the hip, there is also much that can go wrong.  To understand why, we need to know a little bit about the anatomy of the hip.   A ball and socket joint connects the hip bone to the thigh bone.  A thin, smooth, cushioning cartilage, known as articular cartilage, covers the moving surfaces inside the joint.  This serves as a shock absorber and lubrication for the bones.

Cartilage is subject to wear and tear.  If the stress on the joint is too high, articular cartilage degenerates and is worn away, leaving the bones to rub against each other, causing pain, swelling, stiffness, muscle weakness, and progressive loss of mobility.   The condition –  known as arthritis – affects a large percentage of people over the age of 50.

In advanced arthritis, the articular cartilage of the hip is completely worn away and the bones of the hip come into direct contact.  This condition, known as osteoarthritis, is a severe inflammation of the joints accompanied by chronic pain.  Another common type of arthritis that can affect the hip is rheumatoid arthritis.  This is caused by a dysfunction of the immune system.  Abnormal antibodies are produced that get deposited in the lining tissue of the joints, causing chronic inflammation and slow destruction of cartilage.  All joints may be affected by rheumatoid arthritis and both sides of the body are affected equally.

The hip joint is a ‘ball and socket’ joint that allows movement between the thigh bone (femur), and the hip bone (pelvis)

Whatever the type of arthritis, some cases can be successfully managed by conservative means such as:

– Medication
– Physiotherapy
– Weight Control
– Modification of leisure/sporting activities

Therapies at the Surrey Pain & Wellness Clinic that may be of interest for people with rheumatoid or osteoarthritis include:

Chiropractic care to help structurally realign the joint to reduce stress and slow down the damaging process.

Laser pain therapy to manage/eliminate cycles of pain and significantly reduce inflammation in the joint.  Laser therapy is completely safe for long term use in managing such severe, chronic conditions (and provides better results and longer term results than pain killers)

Customized foot orthotics can also prove valuable and are complementary to the above therapies in terms of pain relief, supporting alignment and function and therefore contributing to stability and functional motions such as walking and sports.

Managing arthritic pain can help you resume gentle activities and leisure pastimes, allowing patients at Surrey Pain & Wellness to become stronger and more mobile and an overall feeling of improved health and well being.