The Reasons People Choose Chiropractic

The most common reason why people chose to visit a chiropractor is because of pain or discomfort in the musculoskeletal system. Whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, neck pain and low back pain are common reasons why people come to see me in my office. However bad habits are often overlooked as a cause of some of these complaints.

One thing that people have difficulty understanding is how repetitive injuries, long term emotional stress and bad posture can cause long term problems. Sitting long hours, accumulating emotional stress, typing without proper breaks, sleeping/standing/sitting improperly can cause severe long term problems that may take time to correct. Often times people become impatient and want a quick fix. Long term problems don’t just “go away”. Like everything in life, getting well and staying well is hard work. It takes time to get your body to function properly.

So, how long does it take for me to feel better?

People often want a time estimate for their healing. Since we are all unique, every patient responds differently with care. Your body dictates the rate of healing and function. It is not uncommon for someone with and injury to feel better even though the problem is not completely healed. This is why we always check on your progress and perform re-exams. We want to track your healing process and get the fastest results we can to keep you feeling great. A good chiropractor will always compare past visits to see how you progress in care. We want you to reach your goals and keep you feeling healthy and functioning at your highest capacity.

When we work together as a team, we get great results! Our Redwood City Office is ready to help you reach all of your health goals.

Stress Study Shows Noise At Work Can Decrease Productivity

According to an article written by the Journal of Applied Psychology in October of 2000,

Environmental psychologists at Cornell University discovered that low-level noise experienced while at work results in higher levels of stress and lowers productivity.

“Forty experienced female clerical workers (average age 37) were assigned for three hours to either a quiet office or one with low-intensity office noise (including speech). The workers in the noisy office experienced significantly higher levels of stress (as measured by urinary epinephrine, a stress hormone), made 40% fewer attempts to solve an unsolvable puzzle, and made only half as many ergonomic adjustments to their workstations, compared to their colleagues in quiet offices”.

The workers did not report feeling higher levels of stress because of the increased noise.  People may be becoming used to feeling stress in their lives and not feeling the effects until high levels accumulate in the body causing physical or emotional symptoms.

One psychologist reported that “even low levels of noise can have a potentially stressful effect”.

It is very important to relieve stress in your life.  The 3 stresses in our lives are chemical, emotional and physical.  If not alleviated from your system, it will start to accumulate and show ill effects on the body.  Some examples of long term stress are posture issues, headaches, pain, numbness, sleep disturbances, irritability.  Making sure you get plenty of exercise, meditation/breath work and eating properly can greatly reduce stress on the body.  Take care of yourself and your body will reward you!