Weekend Warriors: Are you a FOOSHER?..

We are instinctively drawn to escape the safety of the cubicle or corner office once the 5 o'clock hour rings in the weekend every Friday afternoon.  For some of us that means 2 days of rest and relaxation, while others crave a different type of escape.  Mountain biking, sky diving, hiking, running and the like.

I personally prefer the first option... But, for you adventurous types, here's some advise to keep you moving and out of my office on Monday, or worse, the emergency room.

Common mistake #1: FOOSHING  (What-ing?...)

FOOSH-ING.  Falling On Out-Stretched Hand.  This is a common cause of wrist fracture, ligament damage and all-around bummers.

The Solution:  Roll with it.  If you find yourself on the wrong end of your handlebars fight the instinct to put out your hands in order to break your fall.  Tuck and roll with it if possible.  Tuck your chin to your chest and use your hands instead to protect your head and neck.

Common Mistake #2: Achilles Tendon Tear

Kobe Bryant fans, don't follow in your idol's footsteps.  You may not have the means and the team to get you back in action as quickly as Mr. Bryant.

The Solution:  Warm up and stay hydrated! Throughout the day it is important to drink enough water and replace electrolytes as you sweat them out. Additionally, prior to playing a sport like basketball take a light jog and/or stretch out your calves and hamstrings before you play!

Common Mistake #3: Concussions

Making the mistake of not wearing proper head gear can not only be dangerous, but have long term irreversible consequences.  One severe concussion or multiple small concussions over time can lead to depression or dementia.

The Solution:   Protect your head! If you are biking or playing tackle football, wear a helmet.  During the winter months wear a helmet while snowboarding or skiing.  It could not only save you from a headache, but from becoming paralyzed or even death.

If you do succumb to a rolled ankle, shoulder ouchie or other minor injury we are here for you! Dr. Pierce doesn't just treat spines! With chiropractic care, acupuncture or both, your injuries can heal faster and with fewer long-term problems.  Providing chiropractic and acupuncture care for injuries ranging from headaches, sciatica, knee sprains and ankle sprains, TMJ dysfunction and more to the Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine and surrounding areas of Orange County.

Newport Beach Chiropractor goes Beyond Spine Care

When you think "Chiropractor", you usually think "Spine", and you would be right, but only half way...

Did you know that chiropractors treat all your joints, not just those causing you back and neck pain?  Your Newport Beach chiropractor treats all the joints and muscles of your body from TMJ (jaw joint) to the joints and muscles of your feet!  Have you been having elbow pain getting in the way of your golf or tennis swing?  We can help with that too! Wrist pain from too much typing?  Knee pain after starting a new workout routine? We'll fix that too.

So, next time you experience aches and pains in areas other than your back and neck, remember your chiropractor can help!  By treating the muscles that move your bones and the tendons and ligaments connecting it all, your Newport Beach chiropractor goes beyond the typical spinal pain treatments chiropractors are known for.  As the saying goes, "it's all connected".  Your chiropractor has the education and experience to effectively treat your pain from A to Z.  From Achilles tendons to zygapophyseal  joints (in your spine)! 

Call us today for your free consultation and to find out if we accept your insurance (we accept most).  (949)300-2028.

Do You Have "Dead Butt Syndrome"?? It's more common than you think...

You may think of your rear as something that is just "there".  The truth is, however, that your booty is probably the most important group of muscles in your body!  And just because you are active, doesn't necessarily mean that yours is up to par.  Did you know that there are 3 gluteal muscles?  There is the gluteus medius, gluteus minimus and everybody's favorite; Gluteus Maximus. 

If your boo-tay isn't functioning properly, you may be in trouble.  The gluteus medius, specifically, has important function for your gait (the way you walk).  When your gluteus medius is weak or "dead" it ends up taking on loads it is either not fit for, or defers them to other muscles all together, which can lead to pain, altered mobility and function and potential problems at other sites such as your knees. 

So, do you have "Dead Butt Syndrome"???

Hoping February has been an amazing month for you and yours! Can you believe it is almost March?! Things have been going great here at the Irvine office, the gym is taking off and we are having lots of fun. Yours truley has started working out with a GREAT personal trainer, and let me tell you, this chiropractor is feeling the burn!  If you haven't had a chance to come visit your favorite chiropractor at her new Irvine location yet, stop by!  If you are afraid you have dead butt syndrome, we can help with that too!

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