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Edmond Chiropractor: How Athletes benefit from Chiropractic care Pt. 2

Edmond Chiropractor: More reasons an athlete should seek regular chiropractic care

The Edmond chiropractor is back with a few more reasons why athletes should consider seeing a chiropractor regularly. Previously, we’ve gone over how seeing a chiropractor can reduce pain from regular play, keep you in your top performing shape, and undo much of the wear and tear from regular play. But there are also a few more reasons to consider, especially in regards to injury rehabilitation and treatment.

Non-Invasive/Drug free treatment: Small injuries are common in sports, especially sports like football and rugby were full contact happens often. If your looking for a drug-free, non-invasive way to treat many of these injuries chiropractors may have a solutions. There are many procedures a chiropractor can perform that are non-invasive and require no drugs. Some of these include electrical stimulation to help relieve tension towards the surface of the muscle. Active release techniques combine massage and stretching with movement to help relieve tension and pain in affected joints while also restoring range of motion. Functional dry needling focuses on stimulating deep trigger points to help release tension built up in muscles and keep them relaxed. Finally, they’re is the Graston Technique that can help break down scar tissue through the use of stainless steel tools.

Other injuries: It’s not just skeletal and nerve pain and injuries that a chiropractor can help treat. Shoulder injuries can also be effectively managed by proper chiropractic care, reducing pain in the shoulders. Headaches originating in the neck can also be alleviated by a spinal adjustment from a trained chiropractor. Ankle sprains can also be treated by chiropractors, resulting in the restoration of the range of motion and pain relief.

Feeling stiff? Having joint pain? Feeling out of alignment? Visit Hooper Chiropractic, the Edmond Chiropractor today! Call us at 405-285-7325!

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Edmond Chiropractor: How Athletes benefit from Chiropractic care

Edmond Chiropractor: Why athletes should visit the Chiropractor

Sports are great. They can teach kids about hard work and working with a team, they can help keep us in shape and they can build self-confidence. But sports can also take a toll on our bodies. From normal wear and tear to serious injuries, pushing our bodies to the extremes of activity so often can lead to many problems in every day life. Here’s how visiting the Edmond Chiropractor can help.

Undo normal wear and tear: It doesn’t matter what sport you play, all of them will involve some level of wear and tear on your body that’s just part of it. You shouldn’t let that stop you from letting you play them though as the benefits are worth it. And much of this wear can be undone with regular chiropractic care. Whenever the body, especially the spine, become out of line it can cause areas of irritation and make you less able to perform.  Regular alignments and adjustments from a licensed chiropractor can reduce much of this irritation and help improve overall performance by keeping the body in it’s best shape.

Injury Prevention: A chiropractor can work with you to find the weak points in your skeleton and nervous system and help you prevent potential injuries. A good chiropractor will treat your whole body, not just the spine and back. Again, this can also help improve performance by keeping the body in it’s best shape possible. Injury prevention is key to keeping you healthy as you push your body to the limit as an athlete.

Decrease overall pain: As has been mentioned before but it bears repeating. Regular chiropractic care can help keep the pain that comes from regular sports play at bay. Working out soreness and keeping the nervous system and skeleton aligned and working.

Need an adjustment? Looking to reduce joint pain? Call Hooper Chiropractic, Edmond Chiropractor, today at 405-285-7325!

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Edmond Chiropractor: Using Robotic Tables For Adjustment

Edmond Chiropractor & The “Mermaid” Machine

Our Edmond chiropractor offers many forms of advanced spinal correction to enhance and complement hands on techniques. Some physiological therapeutic procedures that our Edmond chiropractor will often utilize include various forms of mechanical traction. Some patients aren’t sure what to think when they see the robotic tables for adjustment, but let us clear the air by explaining that although they are some of the newest chiropractic techniques they are actually very safe.

A lot of times, patients feel even more comfortable being able to take advantage of the robotic machines and feel as though their treatments, when combined with hands on therapy are more effective than ever before. One robotic table we use is often thought of as the “mermaid” machine by young children. This is due to the nature of the lower body rotations.

This machine is useful for what our Edmond chiropractor may refer to as flexion-distraction. For lower back pains the machine offers great support. The lower legs being rotated from the pelvic area is a great way to help increase range of motion, especially after an injury. The robotic table isn’t just a useful tool for those with specific injuries, it’s also a good way to offer gentle adjustment opportunities for those with aging bones.

As an Edmond chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr. Clifford Hooper has years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Should you hear that your treatment plan may include the usage of robotic equipment, we hope that you’ll feel a bit more at ease knowing that these machines are safe and are used for a good purpose.

If you have any aches or pains you may be due for a spinal adjustment. Don’t hesitate to give our Edmond chiropractor a call and book your appointment. We can be reached at 405-285-7325.

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Types of Chiropractic Traction From An Edmond Chiropractor

Spinal adjustments by an Edmond Chiropractor

This is the time when a lot of people will be moving around, putting up Christmas decorations, shopping like crazy and preparing for the biggest holiday of the year. It’s no surprise that a lot of people experience back pain whether it be from pulled muscles, ligaments or spinal injuries. Depending on your reason for back pain, if you visit our Edmond Chiropractor you may experience different types of treatments. We do offer traction therapy for certain types of low back pain. By applying force to the patient’s spine through weight our Edmond Chiropractor is able to gently stretch the spine and draw apart the vertebrae.

When you hear the terms “Chiropractic Traction” used by either our Edmond Chiropractor or someone else they might sound scary, but really they are just fancy words used to describe the different ways of completing adjustments for healing back pain. Today, we’re going to explain to you the differences between manual traction and mechanical traction.

Manual traction is when the Edmond Chiropractor uses his hands to support and guide the patient through the traction or adjustment process. Mechanical traction can be by our Edmond Chiropractor to treat the cervical or lumbar spine with the use of devices such as adjusting tables and head halters.

Sounds pretty simple, right? It’s not terribly difficult to do and the end goal is to get you to feeling better than when you walked into our office. To complement and enhance the healing effects of the chiropractic care, traction is just one physiological therapeutic procedure we can do for you. If you are experiencing back pain or the symptoms of pinched nerves, consult with our Edmond Chiropractor to determine if chiropractic traction is right for you.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment for your children to get adjusted (or yourself) please give us a call at (405)-285-7325.

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An Edmond Chiropractor For Children?

Edmond Chiropractor: Providing many treatments

A lot of parents have been hearing about visiting an Edmond chiropractor for themselves and have wondered if taking their children in for regular treatments is acceptable. The truth is that there has been an increase in the amount of patients visiting an Edmond chiropractor right in our office and guess what? They’re children! You may be wondering if the treatments are safe, if it hurts them and how often treatments should be given. Our Edmond chiropractor office is staffed with individuals who care enough to tell you, right here, exactly what you want to know!

Is it safe? Absolutely! There have been numerous research studies which have verified the benefits of chiropractic care for children. For as many visits as you’ve had at an Edmond chiropractor office we’ve probably treated twice as many children. We treat a range of children from babies, toddlers and school-aged children.

Does it hurt? Not for most children. With smaller children, the amount of force used is very minimal. We’ll always do our best to put the children at ease before we adjust any part of the body.

How often are treatments? This really depends upon your personal preference and the needs of your children. If you’re uncertain you can always set a regular schedule just as you would for other visits such as the dentist, pediatrician, etc.

Visiting an Edmond chiropractor for regular care is helpful as it allows the doctor to maintain minor issues before they turn into major problems. Frequent visits also allow children to have optimal health. In most cases, children are more receptive to chiropractic care than adults as they don’t have years strain on their bones like adults do. If you’d like to schedule an appointment for your children to get adjusted (or yourself) please give us a call at (405)-285-7325.

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Visiting An Edmond Chiropractor For Asthma

Edmond Chiropractor: Helping others breathe easy

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America about fifteen million Americans have Asthma. Treatment usually works well to ease and prevent symptoms and it is usually treated with daily inhalers. Asthma is an inflammation and obstruction of the passages that allow air to enter and leave the lungs (bronchial tubes). Something some people don’t think about is the way your neck, spine and ribs can also play a role in how well you can breathe. Think about it like this; the spinal column, the nervous system and the respiratory system have an intermingling relationship. For this reason, you may be amazed to learn that some patients are visiting an Edmond chiropractor to seek ongoing treatment for their Asthma.

Sometimes even the most subtle turn the wrong way can cause rib bones to pop out of their normal place. Imagine all the commotion when an Asthma attack takes place! In addition to the lungs being affected by misplaced ribs, neck muscles can also play an important role. When one or more of the bones of your spine (vertebrae) move out of position, they can create pressure on spinal nerves. This pressure has the ability to irritate the nerves. As a result, the neck can become tight causing the normal flow of the lymphatic system (which helps our immune system to function normally) to fail. How does one get over this?

Well, the truth is that only on rare occasions does a person “outgrow” Asthma. As for the rest of the population suffering chronically from Asthma symptoms, an Edmond chiropractor can help. This is in no way to say that you should ever abandon all other methods if you have severe Asthma, but our Edmond chiropractor team does take pride in being able to help areas of the spine, neck and ribs. Our Edmond chiropractor team is certified and familiar with adjustments from head to toe. Some patients reveal that Asthma attacks seem to be less severe and less frequent with regular care.

Call to book an appointment with an Edmond chiropractor, today! 405-285-7325.

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Frozen Shoulder Treatment With An Edmond Chiropractor

Edmond Chiropractor: Fall Sports Injuries

This fall season has athletes being active with their sports and a lot of what our Edmond chiropractor sees when patients come in is an increase in frozen shoulder injuries. This frequent problem sometimes begins when the rotator cuff is injured and the patient no longer has the ability to move their arm above their shoulder or it is “frozen” into place. Our Edmond chiropractor team knows that flare ups like this are painful and we’d like to help you get adjusted. You may be wondering “how can an Edmond chiropractor help me with frozen shoulder?” Here, we will tell you how adjustments can help with this injury.

Our Edmond chiropractor team offers treatments that help by applying pressure to the area in question. The shoulder adjustments have been known to aid patients with frozen shoulder, because they restore the normal motion of the shoulder. Did you know that shoulder problems could also lead into spinal issues? If you lean one way for an extended period of time to favor the uninjured arm, it’s very likely you’ve created some neck or upper back tension. Our Edmond chiropractors are able to give you spinal adjustments to help your frozen shoulder, as well.

It’s important not to let your frozen shoulder injury linger longer than necessary so that you can avoid long-term problems. The truth is that getting adjusted usually doesn’t hurt, but it’s important to note that it may. The pain tolerance is different for each person, but the majority of our patients walk out with a smile as they can tell the difference in shoulder movement. Of course, having both arms functioning properly makes it easier to get back into those fall sports and they’re usually pretty happy about that part!

If you need help with your frozen shoulder, please call our office to book an appointment as soon as possible. Our contact # is 405-285-7325.

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Edmond Chiropractor & Massage Therapist To Beat College Stress

A Quick Fix: Edmond Chiropractor & Massage Therapist

Hundreds of college students have been hard at work these past few weeks. If you’re among them and you feel stressed out with this new semester weighing heavy on your mind, chances are your body is suffering, too. In fact, many students suffer from chronic stress which can lead to health problems. You may find yourself unable to sleep or eat properly along with feelings of muscle and nerve tension. In addition, depression or anxiety may creep up on you as a result of remaining stressed. What can you do? Enter Edmond chiropractor and/or a massage therapist. Yes, it’s true that an Edmond chiropractor or massage therapist could be a quick fix to get you back into studying with a clear, relaxed mind and body.

How visiting an Edmond chiropractor can help with stress: As you study, your head is bent downward to look at books. If most of your research is done via computer you are still putting your spine and neck out of their normal alignment. Sometimes, without even realizing it, students crouch forward while typing. Getting adjustments throughout your spine, in your neck or other joints helps to release pressure build-up from your body. Lower blood pressure can occur with regular adjustments by an Edmond chiropractor, as well. Reducing stress is important to avoid overworking your body.

How visiting a massage therapist can help with stress: Not only do your bones become compressed from sitting for so long, but your muscles also become stiff. A licensed massage therapist can help relax your muscles which will also provide positive results to decrease stress. Research has shown that it can lower your heart rate and blood pressure, relax your muscles and increase the production of endorphins. This is your body’s “feel good” chemical, so you should want more of that.

Stress got you down? Get your quick fix by visiting an Edmond chiropractor and/or a massage therapist. The good news is that we have both right here in our office so you can get taken care of all over in one place. Give us a call to book your appointment 405-285-7325.

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Edmond Chiropractors Reveal A Typical Summer Pain Problem

Edmond Chiropractors: Talking about the flip-flop trot

So, the sun is shining, the weather is hot and people everywhere just love to trot around in flat flip-flops. Yes, this is the time of year when tennis shoes get abandoned and people are willing to let their wiggly toes out for all to see. That’s not the problem (even though some of you may disagree), the real problems start to arise when people suffer from wearing those flat shoes. You might be thinking, “wouldn’t I just visit a podiatrist?” That may be something you’d consider, but our Edmond chiropractors have adjusted many hips and even feet as a result of an assortment of pains, including what we’re calling the “flip-flop trot.”

Edmond chiropractors have talked to women who know all too well about the pain that comes along with wearing high-heels on a regular basis. What people don’t realize is that flat shoes, especially flip-flops, can be bad news for you also. When most people wear flip-flops they tend to walk differently than they would in a decent tennis shoe with proper arch support. The thin plastic on flip-flops that wedges between your toes causes pressure against your big toe. This is a subtle difference to some, but the flip-flop trot not only increases risks of pressure pushing up through your toes, but also to your feet, into your legs and even up to your hips. In addition, the toes grip differently to keep the flip-flop from sliding off of your foot.

The incorrectly placed steps caused by wearing flip-flops can lead to such problems such as strains and fractures. Edmond chiropractors know flip-flops are great for the pool or the lake, but limiting your wearing time on a regular basis can help. If you still insist of wearing them, this is where Edmond chiropractors can help! By getting regular adjustments to your spine, hips, and/or feet you can help to improve your flip-flop trot situation.

For more information about our Edmond chiropractors read here or call us at 405-285-7325 to schedule an appointment so we can get to decompressing your nerves.

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Release Pinched Nerves By Visiting Edmond Chiropractors

Edmond Chiropractors: Decompressing your nerves

When you have pain it travels through your nerves to your spinal cord and eventually the signal is sent to your brain. If you have a pinched nerve, it can begin to send you pain signals as a warning that something just isn’t right. You should never ignore those messages, because having a pinched nerve for too long can cause long-lasting problems. Releasing pinched nerves can be as simple as visiting one of our certified Edmond chiropractors for an adjustment.

A pinched nerve is caused by your nerve(s) being trapped, pressed or compressed (you may hear any one of these words used to describe it) between a ligament, tendon or even your bones. Sometimes the nerves work themselves out, but if they do not “fix” themselves and you leave them for a long period of time you could be allowing other issues to arise. For example, fluid may build up around the compressed nerve and swelling can occur. In addition, the function of the nerve could be disrupted.

You’d be really surprised how much better you can feel after a great spinal adjustment by one of our Edmond chiropractors, but what if you don’t realize you have a pinched nerve? It has happened in the past when Edmond chiropractors have seen patients who never knew their nerves were being compressed. Sometimes, patients have visited the Edmond chiropractors fearing the worst has happened to them, such as; early signs of arthritis forming. A common pinched nerve is in the neck or shoulders area and if you constantly feel weak throughout the arms, elbows or wrists, it could be a result of this pinched nerve.

Never let a pinched nerve take away your ability to live a pain-free life! For more information about our Edmond chiropractors read here or call us at 405-285-7325 to schedule an appointment so we can get to decompressing your nerves.