Chiropractic can help with balance, position and clumsiness!

Remember when you were a kid and or even practiced closing your eyes and touching your nose with your finger while your eyes were closed?  You could do it right?  You can also drive your car and hit the brake and gas pedal without looking.

The ability to do this is known as our body’s proprioception.  This is when our brain senses where our body parts are and where we are in space.   Proprioception is commonly known as our 6th sense.  Sight, sound, smell, taste and touch are the five senses we are most familiar with and have learned in school.
When we move our bodies, muscles, tendons, ligaments and tissues move and send signals to our proprioceptors.  Small activating particles are transferred into the proprioceptor cell, allowing it to fire electrical impulses from the brain and spinal cord to our limbs.  This  happens in milliseconds.  Pretty amazing huh?
Our brain also figures out where we are in space when we close our eyes.  Try standing with one leg up with your eyes open and then with your eyes closed.  It is much harder with your eyes closed but with time, your brain figures out where you are in space and improves your balance.  Your nervous system learns and is very complex.Here is a quick video explaining proprioception and how keeping the signals working properly help improve balance and clumsiness: Enjoy!

Precise Moves Chiropractic a Redwood City Chiropractic Wellness and Sports Clinic can help keep your body functioning pain free and stress free.  We help people of all ages get the care they need.  Call us today at 650-353-1133 or schedule an appointment on our 24 hour scheduler on our website: www.precisemoves.com

Can a 72 Year Old Be Helped Naturally When He Has Several Health Complaints?

The following study is following changes in a 72 year old male who presented for chiropractic care suffering from multiple health complaints.

A 72 year old New Zealand male visited a chiropractic practice in Auckland, New Zealand suffering from severe postural alterations, mild depression, low back pain, balance disturbances, perpetual tiredness and mild depression.  He wanted help naturally without the use of drugs or surgery.

Interventions and Outcomes: Over a nine week period, a specific and conservative chiropractic care plan was provided to the patient. The care plan included adjustments and the frequency of care was altered throughout this period based on both subjective and objective measures. A complete health history and physical examination was performed before care was administered.  Posture and surface electromyography (sEMG) scans were performed and were then monitored regularly over the nine week period.  Patient testimony of health progress were also monitored during each adjustment visit. Significant improvements were noted in postural and sEMG findings as well as in subjective measures of health over the 9 week period.
While under chiropractic care, improvements in both self-reported and doctor’s analysis were noted in a patient with severe postural alterations, low back pain, balance disturbances, perpetual tiredness and a mildly depressive state of mind. These improvements include overall physical, mental, and emotional well-being of the patient.

Who says a 72 year old can’t be fully healthy?

References: Bredin, M, Putt, K. L.. (2015). Improvements in posture, mood, and balance in an older patient receiving chiropractic care: A case report.
Ann Vert Sublux Res – May 21, 2014: 125-9

How Can I Take Care Of Vertigo And Dizziness?

Vertigo and dizziness can be scary but there are a couple of maneuvers that can help.

Vertigo happens sometimes when we change position of our head rapidly.  This can happen when changing from a sitting position to standing or from a laying down to standing position.  It can even happen if we turn our head too fast.

Sometimes this problem is because of a blocked nerve in the upper portion of our neck which goes to our inner ear.  It can also be caused by a mass of particles in the inner ear.  In either case, it can be taken care of and you can get your life back!

The Epley Maneuver is helpful with this problem.  It reconfigures the fluid in the ear and allows the inner ear to function.  How this works is a patient is taken from the seated position to laying down on his/her back with the affected ear facing down.  This is held for about 20-30 seconds and then the head is rapidly moved to the other side.  It is again held in this position for 20-30 seconds.  After staying in this position, the patient is then put on their side.  Then the patient is turned to face the floor.

After this maneuver it is recommended to remain in an upright position for 24 hours (or as long as you can sit comfortably).

Chiropractic adjustments to the top of the neck are safe and also help greatly with vertigo or dizziness.  Since the head is moving properly and the nerves are functioning normally, the ear works the way it should and the equilibrium is maintained.  Performing both the Epley Maneuver and adjusting the neck gets great results!

Call our office today if you have this problem!  We can help!

Precise Moves Chiropractic
Redwood City, CA
650-353-1133