Sunday, August 1, 2021

Graston Technique (IASTM) Treatment For Fast Hip Pain Relief

Graston technique, a form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a fantastic way to increase the flexibility and glide of tissues. Fascia, or myofascia, is the covering over the top of all the muscles in your body. The human body has 650 muscles. All of these muscles need to be able to glide and slide past each other.

Chiropractors adjust bones and joints. Chiropractic adjustments can create immediate improvement in flexibility, range of motion, and decreases in pain. But what if those results don't feel like they last?

The soft tissues (fascia, tendons, ligaments) around the joints are what stabilize the joints. When there are myofascial adhesions it can cause chiropractic adjustments to only be of temporary benefit. The "scar tissue" binding up the fascial tissues can cause the joint to have restricted motion over and over again. Requiring visit after visit to the chiropractor. There is a better way.

When we have postural stresses, repetitive motion injuries, or trauma fascial structures get stuck to each other. This scar tissue type substance are called myofascial adhesions. Myofascial adhesions can make you feel tight, stiff, and many times are painful.

Graston therapy is used by chiropractic and physical therapists to help remove myofascial adhesions. It should be painless and leave the patient feeling more flexibility and less pain. Graston technique is especially helpful in chronic pain cases where many other techniques have failed. And with Graston being a non-drug and non-surgical treatment it is safe and well tolerated.

Graston technique is usually performed over a few visits by a chiropractor. It is not unusual to see some discoloration or redness in the skin in the area where Graston or an IASTM method is performed. The discoloration goes away in a few days, but the benefits continue.

In this video I demonstrate Graston therapy on a female athlete with chronic hip pain. We work through the piriformis muscle, the gluteus medius, IT band, glutes, and surrounding structures. Many times if someone has myofascial adhesions at their piriformis muscle it can lead to pressure on the sciatic nerve and cause sciatica. We talk through sciatic nerve symptoms down the leg as well.

If you have never tried Graston technique, look for a provider and see if this myofascial therapy option is appropriate to help you feel your best. As a form of manual therapy it can be used to treat acute injuries or during rehabilitation. That is why it is used in physical therapy (PT and DPT) as well as chiropractic clinics.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Chiropractic Care and Auto Accidents

Dr. Brittany describes what your chiropractor can do after you have been involved in a car accident.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

How Posture Improves Brain Function

Michelle Joyce, author of Posture Makeover, talks about some of the unexpected benefits of good posture on the Hallmark Channel.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Relieving The Pain and Suffering Of Carpal Tunnel

Dr. Pazdel explains how chiropractic care may be able to help alleviate the pain and suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome without surgery and drugs. Chiropractors work with the body joints, muscles, tendons, to help the body do its own healing while avoiding surgical solutions.

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Monday, July 12, 2021

Why So Many of Us Struggle with Back Pain

Want to know why "my back is killing me" is such a common phrase? Learn why low back pain affects so many of us. Plus, get tips to prevent it.

Friday, July 9, 2021

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

What Is A Herniated Disc - Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

What is a herniated disc, the symptoms, causes and exercises that you can do to treat it. It's an extremely condition in today's society because we sit so much. Get the full explanation in this video by Dr. David Oliver. 

Medical Disclaimer: Nothing in this video is medical advice or a substitute for advice from your physician or healthcare provider. Always contact your physician or other healthcare provider with any questions about a medical condition or your personal health.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

TMJ Issues? Dr. Pazdel Talks About How Chiropractic Care Can Help

Dr. Pazdel talks of issues with TMJ and how chiropractic care is so much more helpful than just working with the back. Chiropractic care extends through the entire body.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

What Happens to Your Brain During a Migraine - Marianne Schwarz

Find out what’s happening in the brain when you have a migraine and what we still don’t know about this complex disorder.

A throbbing, pounding headache. Bright zigzagging lines across your field of vision. Sensitivity to light, lingering fatigue, disrupted sleep. While an incapacitating headache is one of the most common symptoms, a migraine can include any of these experiences. So what exactly is a migraine? And what causes it? Marianne Schwarz explores what we know— and don't know— about this complex disorder.

Lesson by Marianne Schwarz, directed by Bálint Gelley, CUB Animation.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

The Way You STAND Might Be Hurting Your Back!

Good posture is not about forcing yourself to sit up straight, it’s about creating life long habits that promote health, comfort and relaxation.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Tingling in Arms, Hands, Legs, & Feet

Many people experience a tingling sensation in their body and are unsure of the cause. We can answer your questions and give you relief!

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

How Do You Know If You Need A Chiropractic Adjustment?

Sometimes it can be hard to tell. You may be unaware of issues going on with your spine or other parts of your body. Dr. John Minardi discusses the benefits of adjustments and how you can get your body back in balance and to a point of maintenance.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Carpal Tunnel Help Without Surgery!

Dr. Bejan Pazdel who deals with a lot of sports-oriented clients talks about the importance of stretching before AND after exercise.

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

How To Cure Back Stiffness In The Morning

It's safe to say we've all at some point woken up with a stiff back. Sometimes we can't possibly think of ANYTHING we've done the day before that would cause this discomfort. But it's not always something you did, there is more too it than lifting wrong, or turning the wrong way. 

Therapy expert Jerikka explains the causes of back stiffness and how to alleviate it.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Chiropractic Spinal Evaluation and Adjustments Explained and Demonstrated

Are you contemplating seeing a chiropractor, but want to know what chiropractors do, and what a chiropractic treatment is like?

In this video, I explain and show you what you can expect from a typical chiropractic visit, and the logic behind what a chiropractor does.

In the simplest terms, chiropractors evaluate the spine for areas of abnormal spinal joint alignment and/or movement. They do this by static and motion palpation of spinal segments (tactile approach) and assessing and comparing range of motion on both sides (like neck rotation, or sidebending of your spine). Some go further by taking skeletal X-rays and observing the relative position and alignment of vertebral segments (and patterns of degeneration) or measuring muscle activity along the spine using instrumentation. When one or several areas are determined to be out of alignment, then a chiropractic adjustment is performed to correct the deficiency.

The goal is to keep the spinal column flexible and aligned in a way that minimizes irritation to nerve tissues within. This can also make the spine more durable and resistant to degeneration, which is typically accelerated in areas of the spine that are out of alignment and are being forced to bear extra weight.

Friday, June 4, 2021

How Often You Should See a Chiropractor

Learn how often you should see a Doctor of Chiropractic from one of the worlds leading Neural Science Researchers Dr. Heidi Haavik

Monday, May 31, 2021

Understanding Lumbar Disc Bulges and Back Pain (Lumbar Disc Herniation, Lumbar Disc Disease)

Are you having lower back pain? Maybe that pain travels into your leg. And you think you might have a lumbar disc herniation. Maybe you have seen your doctor and they say you have a slipped disc or degenerative disc disease. But do you really understand what is going on and how you got here?

Monday, May 10, 2021

Why Haven’t We Cured Arthritis? - Kaitlyn Sadtler and Heather J. Faust

Get to know the science behind what causes the stiff, creaky joints of the most common forms of arthritis and what you can do to prevent it.

The bad backs, elbow pain, and creaky knees so common in older people often aren't just “old age.” In fact, the source of this stiffness plagues many young people as well. The culprit is arthritis: a condition that affects over 90 million people in the U.S. alone. What makes arthritis so pervasive, and why haven’t we found a cure for it? Kaitlyn Sadtler and Heather J. Faust investigate.

Lesson by Kaitlyn Sadtler and Heather J. Faust, directed by CUB Animation.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Chronic Headaches May Be Alleviated Without Drugs

Dr. Pazdel shows how headaches, which is the cause of millions of doctor office visits every year may be alleviated by adjusting the body which may often be the direct cause of those debilitating headaches.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Chiropractic Can Help With Posture

Dr. Heidi Haavik and her research department in New Zealand explain the positive effects of chiropractic care and posture, good health, and general wellbeing.

Friday, April 23, 2021

What Does a Chiropractor Spinal Adjustment Look Like?

Manipulation of the lower back is an effective treatment for sciatica and lower back injuries. In this tutorial, Dr. Scott R. Seidel, chiropractor, demonstrates a lumber (low back) adjustment using a flexion distraction table.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Kinesio Taping as a Tool For Better Health

Dr. Pazdel explains what kinesio taping is and how it can be beneficial in moving toward health after common muscle injuries on the field and off. It is commonly used in sports to help heals stresses and strains of selected muscle sections and because it is so flexible works particularly well on the moving parts of our bodies.

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Low Back Pain

Low back pain can be a very painful condition. Chiropractor, Daryl Ansell, discusses the causes of low back pain and how chiropractic care can get you out of pain and back to your life.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Runner Injuries and Chiropractic

Just like your car needs an occasional alignment to keep things working well, your spine needs occasional adjustments to keep from being injured.

Friday, April 2, 2021

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Is Your Cell Phone Causing Tech Neck?

Staying connected to friends and family is easier than ever with social media. The tradeoff is that your daily screen time may be 1, 2, 3 hours or more. And let’s face it, a lot of those hours online are spent in an awkward forward head posture that experts have begun to call “tech neck.” It can result in neck pain, headaches, spinal disc issues, and even pinched nerves.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Sciatica and Low Back Pain Relief

Dr. Pazdel shows how the spine and associated nerve network can be the cause of chronic low back pain. This condition can be relieved and changed without drugs through chiropractic care. Living with chronic pain is no fun at all. Chiropractic care changes lives!

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Is Your Smart Phone Giving You Neck Pain? A Recent Study Says Yes.

Posture expert, Michelle Joyce talking about "tech neck" on CNN/HLN with Dr Sanjay Gupta and Michaela Pereira

Monday, March 15, 2021

Chiropractic Care and Auto Accidents

Dr. Brittany describes what your chiropractor can do after you have been involved in a car accident.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Chiropractic Adjustments EXPLAINED!

People see chiropractors for many reason such as relieving headaches; back, shoulder, foot and neck pain, numbness and tingling or even loss of strength in your arms and legs. Despite what you hear, the myths that surround chiropractic therapy have been busted.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

The Top 5 Surprising Benefits Of A Chiropractic Adjustment

A chiropractic adjustment has the potential to improve your health, manage pain, and lead to healthy blood pressure improvements.

Are you thinking about getting a chiropractic adjustment, but not sure if it’s a good idea? Read on to learn the surprising benefits of a chiropractic adjustment.

Most people know that a chiropractic adjustment is helpful against back pain. But, there are so many more benefits of a visit to a chiropractor that may surprise you. From better athletic performance to headache relief, chiropractic care reaches a wide range of issues. Here are five great benefits of a chiropractic adjustment.

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Chiropractors target areas of the body, particularly the neck and back, to prevent and treat various issues. People go to a chiropractor for any number of reasons and the techniques and treatment may vary. An adjustment can treat poor posture, misalignments, and other spine problems.

These misalignments are also called “vertebral subluxation.” These may be a result of a poor diet, posture, or a serious injury. In general, chiropractic adjustments increase a person’s mobility and overall spinal health. They improve activity level and everyday body functionality. Regular chiropractic visits can also work in conjunction with other medicine and long-term treatments.

1. Athletic Performance

Chiropractic adjustments offer a ton of benefits for athletes. Many professional sports players get regular adjustments to improve their performance levels.

This is because chiropractic treatment reduces pain and increases functionality. As reported by many of the top health blogs on the internet, adjustments are quite effective at improving a person’s immune system energy levels and releasing muscle tension.

2. Pain Management

A trip to the chiropractor can help treat chronic conditions and improve pain management. Adjustments work to prevent and manage injuries. They also reduce pain caused from conditions such as fibromyalgia and sciatica. The reason is that misalignments can affect nerves, and treatment pinpoints and relieves nerve pain.

Adjustments have wonderful anti-inflammatory properties and improve digestive health. They reduce several different colic symptoms such as ear infections and acid reflux.

3. Blood Pressure

Along with diet and exercise, proper posture has a great impact on wellness. Some studies show that adjustments have an effect on patients with hypertension. Certain chiropractic care, in general, can lower blood pressure levels.

4. Improved Sleep

Back and neck pain and other neurological issues lead to poor rest and high stress. Because chiropractic adjustments provide stress relief, they are great for improving sleep patterns. Adjustments have also been effective in treating children who suffer from chronic bed-wetting.

5. Headache Relief

Most people who have frequent headaches experience what’s called a tension headache, which is a minor form of chronic pain. It may be surprising but a chiropractic adjustment works against headaches and migraines. More specifically, chiropractic care, such as the kind provided at Smith Chiropractic, makes a great natural treatment for stress-induced pain. This is because of its stress and muscle relieving properties.

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If you’re struggling with any of these problems, a chiropractic adjustment may be the answer for you. You may be surprised at how much better you feel after going in for an appointment.

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Saturday, March 6, 2021

How & Why I Became a Chiropractor

Dr. Bejan Pazdel talks about how he became a Chiropractor. He, like many people who have never experienced a chiropractor had images of back and neck cracking, and other wild and potentially harmful things. And, like most people, once he tried it and saw the results, he was so excited about how that happened that he decided that was what he wanted to do.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

5 Health Benefits of Chiropractic

Discover the top 5 researched health benefits of receiving chiropractic care and adjustments.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Chiropractic Research: Prefrontal Cortex

Dr. Heidi Haavik of the Australian Spinal Research Foundation has done some groundbreaking research on the brain and chiropractic!

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Monday, February 22, 2021

Why Do Your Knuckles Pop? - Eleanor Nelsen

Some people love the feeling of cracking their knuckles, while others cringe at the sound. But what causes that trademark pop? And is it dangerous? Eleanor Nelsen gives the facts behind joint popping. 

Lesson by Eleanor Nelsen, animation by Steve Belfer Creative.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Long Term Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments

Long term benefits of chiropractic adjustments can include the relief of chronic conditions. Learn how these adjustments can benefit you long term with advice from a professional chiropractor in this free health care video.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Why Come To Pazdel Chiropractic?

Dr. Bejan Pazdel casually talks about what sets them apart and besides the goal of achieving more wellness, he thinks of his patients as family.

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Friday, February 5, 2021

How Much Water are You Drinking?

Many people complain of aches and pains during chiropractic adjustments and massages. The easiest way to alleviate much of this is by drinking the proper amount of water daily.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Healthy Kids Corner: Chiropractic Care & Benefits

Welcome to Healthy Kids Corner! Here are some of the reasons parents bring their child in for chiropractic care.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

What Causes Insomnia? - Dan Kwartler

What keeps you up at night? Pondering deep questions? Excitement about a big trip? Stress about unfinished work? What if the very thing keeping you awake was stress about losing sleep? This seemingly unsolvable loop is at the heart of insomnia, the world’s most common sleep disorder. So what is insomnia? And is there any way to break the cycle? Dan Kwartler details the science of insomnia.

Lesson by Dan Kwartler, animation by Sharon Colman.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Headaches Are Not Cured With Pain Meds

Dr. Pazdel explains how headaches can be alleviated with chiropractic care. Every part of the body affects another part, so headaches are often a result of another part of the body, and especially the spine being out of alignment. Tired of taking pain medications? Perhaps Pazdel Chiropractic can help with that goal and get rid of the headaches too.

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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Vast Majority Say Chiropractic Effective for Athletes!

81% of American believe chiropractic care is effective for athletes, both professional and amateur

49% Nearly 1 in 2 (49%) said chiropractic was "very effective" to "restore joint function and support the neuro-musculoskeletal system" of athletes

88% of Millennials surveyed said chiropractic was very/somewhat effective for athletes

0% Gender, income and education levels, have no bearing on perception of chiropractic are

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

The Way You STAND Might Be Hurting Your back!

Good posture is not about forcing yourself to sit up straight, it’s about creating life long habits that promote health, comfort and relaxation.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Why So Many of Us Struggle with Back Pain

Want to know why "my back is killing me" is such a common phrase? Learn why low back pain affects so many of us. Plus, get tips to prevent it.

Friday, January 1, 2021

The Importance of Chiropractic Care

Dr. Lindsey and patient Allison talk about Allison's chiropractic story and how she was able to improve her quality of life with the help of Dr. Lindsey Thomas