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Why You Should Think Twice About Putting Ice on a Sprain

Why You Should Think Twice About Putting Ice on a Sprain

Woman icing a sprained ankle.If you automatically put ice on an ankle sprain or other soft tissue injuries because you think ice helps heal the injury, you probably do this because your mother or grandmother told you ice was the best way to relieve pain and swelling.

Ice does diminish inflammation and swelling by constricting blood vessels and reducing the flow of blood to injured tissues. However, this effect is only temporary. Once you remove ice, soft tissue warms up, blood flow increases and inflammation quickly returns. In addition, new research regarding the implication of inflammation in the body's natural healing processes indicates inflammation is necessary for promoting and expediting healing of sprains and other soft tissue [...]

5 Reasons Why You Should Try The Graston Technique

5 Reasons Why You Should Try The Graston Technique

In this video, we show you 5 reasons why the Graston Technique may work for you.

Video Blog - Overhead Squat Position

Video Blog - Overhead Squat Position

Dr. Matt Shelly from Geaux Chiro in Hammond talks about tightness in your muscles while in overheard positions or overheard squat positions.

Video Blog - Lower Back and Posture Curve

Video Blog - Lower Back and Posture Curve

Dr. Matt Shelly from Geaux Chiro in Hammond demonstrates some adjustments for the lower back and the posture curve.

How to Plant a Garden and Mow the Lawn Without Hurting Your Back — Advice from a Chiropractor

How to Plant a Garden and Mow the Lawn Without Hurting Your Back — Advice from a Chiropractor

Back pain from gardening and yard work.If spring sunshine and warm temperatures bring out your "inner gardener", be aware that your body may not be prepared to accommodate the physical activity involved in hoeing, pulling weeds, planting bulbs and preparing a vegetable garden. When exercising your green thumb, you are also exerting muscles, tendons and ligaments in your shoulders, thighs, back, legs, arms, and wrists. At Geaux Chiro, we treat many patients during the spring and early summer months who have suffered painful musculoskeletal injuries due to gardening activity. Fortunately, you can reduce your risk of soft tissue injury before grabbing your shovel and hoe by performing these warm-up exercises to prepare your body for intense physical activity.

5 Great Garden Fitness Stretches

1. Before performing stretching exercise, take the time to do breathing exercises that enriches the bloodstream with extra oxygen. Muscles rely on oxygen molecules to conduct chemical processes essential for strength, endurance, and general health. Inhale and exhale deeply and slowly while sitting in a comfortable position. Extend your lungs as far as you can without feeling dizzy or out of [...]

Video Blog - Knee Pain

Video Blog - Knee Pain

Dr. Matt Shelly from Geaux Chiro in Hammond and Prairieville talks about knee pain and demonstrates an adjustment that can help.

Can You Suffer Back and Foot Pain from Using a Treadmill?

Can You Suffer Back and Foot Pain from Using a Treadmill?

When you walk on an incline, you place more mechanical stress on your body, specifically your feet, ankles, calves and back muscles. Treadmills sit at inclines to increase resistance, burn calories and enhance muscle tone. Unfortunately, while treadmills can help improve cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health, they can cause painful back and foot conditions.

Video Blog - SI Joint Side Posture Adjustment

Video Blog - SI Joint Side Posture Adjustment

Dr. Wayne Johnson from Geaux Chiro Plank in Baton Rouge, LA performs a SI joint side posture adjustment on a patient!

Why is Good Posture Vital to Your Overall Health?

Why is Good Posture Vital to Your Overall Health?

"Stand up straight--don't slouch!"

If you have heard your grandparents or parents tell you to do this, don't ignore it because it is definitely worth heeding. Out of all your body's components, the spine may be the most overlooked and understated part of your body most responsible for maintaining overall good health.

The way you hold your body impacts how easily it can adapt to the stress of gravity, carrying excess weight and imbalance. Bad posture forces muscles to work harder, interferes with functioning of the circulatory and nervous system and may lead to development of numerous health issues that are routinely misdiagnosed and mistreated by physicians.

Video Blog - Cervical Misalignment Correction from Seated Position

Video Blog - Cervical Misalignment Correction from Seated Position

Dr. Wayne Johnson from Geaux Chiro Plank in Baton Rouge, LA performs a cervical misalignment correction on a seated patient.

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