How often can I use Biofreeze?
Where can I purchase Biofreeze?
Can I obtain a sample to use before purchasing?
Can Biofreeze be used before doing exercise in a pool (aerobics or swimming)?
Can I use Biofreeze in conjunction with ice and heat therapy?
Can I use Biofreeze if I am pregnant or nursing?
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (or 'Post-exercise soreness')
Biofreeze versus TENS Unit (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) in Low Back Pain
Many patients ask us what they can do at home to maintain their level of comfort after leaving the office. Biofreeze is a great option for most patients. Biofreeze's main active ingredient, natural menthol, provides a cooling effect over the area of application. It is very easy to apply (we sell both a 360* spray bottle as well as a colorless gel) and the best part about it is that if you don't like it you can simply wash it off! Unlike medications you do not have to worry about overdosing with Biofreeze since it is applied topically and made of natural ingredients.
If you are someone who enjoys knowing how things works keep reading or watch a video on the Biofreeze website here. The process is explained by the Gate Control Theory of Pain.
If you or someone you know could benefit from the cooling effects of Biofreeze, stop by our office to learn more.
May is a great time to get on track! Whether your goal is to lose weight before the summer begins or to better your health, you should consider the 21 day Standard Process Purification Program. 21 days is a great amount of time to get yourself back on track and remembering how great eating clean and nutritionally wholesome foods feels. Many patients report feeling more energetic, having better digestion, having less aches and pains, weight loss, and decreases in cholesterol and fasting glucose levels. Read more about the purification program (also referred to as "the Cleanse") here or download a summary below.
To help you along on your journey to wellness, check out Dr. Fleming's January 2015 blog posts which are a diary of her experience on the program. You can also find an abundance of cleanse-worthy recipes on our Pinterest page.
Are you noticing a decrease in your flexibility? Aging is not a valid excuse! Chiropractic care aims to increase your range of motion which in turn may help improve your athletic performance and decrease your risk of injury.
Decreased flexibility and range of motion due to an injury or medical condition can take a serious toll on your mental and physical health. Studies have shown that chiropractic treatments significantly improve range of motion*.
To further your flexibility it is imperative that you stretch regularly. Part of your chiropractic visit will be discussing stretches and home exercises that you can do yourself. For more stretching tips, check out the Mayo Clinic's advice here.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2001;24:552-5
What is a weekend warrior? A weekend warrior is either defined as a person who participates in strenuous activity only on weekends (or part-time) or as a homeowner who attempts major improvement projects on weekends.
With the beautiful weather we had this past weekend, it is likely that many of us fit this definition. The doctors at Align Chiropractic would like to provide you with some tips on how to prevent injury when you are a weekend warrior. If you experience any soreness or pain after partaking in your weekend warrior activity of choice, contact our office to schedule an appointment to get yourself back into alignment.
9 Tips for Preventing Injury:
This article discusses two very common causes of low back pain, repetitive faulty movements and poor posture. Read the article to learn about proper bending techniques and then give Align Chiropractic a call to get your spine aligned.
Good posture is an essential proponent to ensure that your adjustments provide pain relief for as long as possible.
With warm weather approaching, we would like to remind our patients to stay hydrated. Don't forget that on days that you are getting adjusted you need to consume extra water as chiropractic adjustments act on your muscles. If you are someone who needs flavor in their water try adding some fresh citrus slices or juice to your water. The extra vitamin C will give you an immune and energy boost among many other health benefits.
Ten signs that you need more hydration
Dr. Allison Fleming.