Sunday, May 22, 2022

Could your brain repair itself? - Ralitsa Petrova


Imagine the brain could reboot, updating its damaged cells with new, improved units. That may sound like science fiction — but it’s a potential reality scientists are investigating right now. Ralitsa Petrova details the science behind neurogenesis and explains how we might harness it to reverse diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. 

Lesson by Ralitsa Petrova, animation by Artrake Studio.

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Dr. Bejan Pazdel

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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Monday, May 16, 2022

Other Tips : Lumbago, Mild to Severe Low Back Pain

Lumbago is a seldom-used term to mean mild to severe low back pain. The pain can be acute or chronic and affects young and old people. Years ago doctors associated lumbago with rheumatism seemingly brought on by exposure to cold damp surroundings. Poor posture, sudden movement, coughing and sneezing were also thought to inspire episodes of lumbago. Not to discredit the reputations of yesterday's doctors, but medicine has since greatly advanced and the term lumbago has been replaced with accurate diagnostic terms.

There are many things that cause low back pain or lumbago. Listed below are some of the more common conditions, or diagnostic terms:

  • Herniated Disc (sometimes called a slipped disc)
  • Osteoarthritis or Spondylosis (spinal arthritis)
  • Osteoporosis (brittle bone disease, spinal fracture)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (progressive, sometimes destructive arthritis)
  • Scoliosis (abnormal curvature of the spine to the left or right)
  • Spinal Stenosis (compression of the spinal nerves)
  • Spinal Tumor (benign or malignant/cancer)

Article reprinted from Spine Universe

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Friday, May 13, 2022

Ergonomics Expert Explains How to Set Up Your Desk | WSJ


Our desks weren't made for us. They were made for everyone. So ergonomics expert Jon Cinkay from the Hospital for Special Surgery is here to show you how to make your desk and office chair adapt to you and not the other way around. Photo: Adam Falk/The Wall Street Journal

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Insurance


Pazdel Chiropractic is a Preferred Partners Provider. The partial list of companies here are representative of the various insurance plans we accept. Please contact us for specific information about your health coverage.

Pazdel Chiropractic also accepts Visa and Mastercard and accept liens in personal injury cases.

"We take care of the details and get you on the road to recovery."

At Pazdel Chiropractic, we handle all the paperwork for you.

Feel free to call our office or Contact Us with questions.

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Saturday, May 7, 2022

Other Tips : 5 Tips for a Spine-Friendly Work Space


Work might be a pain, but it doesn't have to cause pain. Here are 5 things you should know about how to make sure your office is good for your spine:

#1 - Desk
Make sure your work space is:
  • Stable (not wobbly).
  • At a good height (28"-30" above the floor is suitable for most adults).
  • Large enough for your computer and has surface space for writing and other tasks.
  • Not so large that you have to overreach to do your work. This can cause excessive strain on the spine.
#2 - Chair
Use a well-constructed ergonomic chair to help reduce fatigue and discomfort, increase your blood flow, and reduce the risk of injury to your neck and spine. These usually cannot be ordered by mail or off the Internet. This is one product that should be tried in the store so you know how it feels before buying it. Make sure your office chair:
  • Has a good backrest that provides lumbar support.
  • Can recline (sitting upright at a 90º angle is actually not good for your spine, 100º-110º is better).
  • Is not too high (your feet should be flat on the floor).
  • Can rotate or swivel so that you can easily switch from task to task.
Extra Setup Tip!
Sit in the chair facing forward with perfect posture. While seated in that perfect position, construct the work environment around that position. In other words, all other pieces of furniture and equipment must be positioned to accommodate that perfect position. It might require stacking several books under the computer screen to bring it even to head level. The screen must be at eye level and the user should sit directly in front of the screen. A sliding keyboard attachment under the desk might be beneficial.

#3 - Computer
Since much of office work is done on computers, where your equipment is placed can make a difference in how your back feels when you are at work. Try the following:
  • Tilt the keyboard down and slightly away from you for better wrist posture.
  • Make sure your mouse is close enough so that you can use it with your arms relaxed and as close to your body as possible.
  • Place the monitor directly in front of you at eye level, not off to one side, to avoid neck and eye strain.
  • If using a laptop, consider getting an external monitor or keyboard (or both). This will allow you to move each of these components separately to create a comfortable arrangement.
#4 - Practice Safe Sitting
Even with the "best" equipment, if you are not sitting correctly, your spine will suffer. When sitting, note where your head, hands, and legs are. To avoid back pain, make sure to:
  • Sit upright with your back and shoulders against the back of the chair.
  • Avoid holding your phone between your head and shoulder.
  • Don't slouch.
  • Arms should rest lightly on the armrests to avoid circulatory problems or nerve pressure.
  • Keep your feet flat on the floor (don't cross your legs!).
  • Relax your shoulders while keyboarding.
Extra Setup Tip!
Spend a lot of time on the telephone? Then consider using a hands-free headset to prevent neck and shoulder pain.

#5 - Take a Break
Not just a coffee break, but a spine break. Stretch, take a short walk, get the blood flowing. When you are at your desk, avoid staying in one position for a long time. Try switching between sitting and standing.

Wouldn't it be great to be able to leave your office feeling as refreshed as when you came in? Avoiding excessive strain on your spine can help you do just that.

Article reprinted from Spine Universe

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Taking the Pain Out of Your Step: Orthotics


Dr. Pazdel explains and demonstrates the need for and fitting for orthotics to allow those with foot issues such as plantar fasciitis to be able to walk without pain. At Pazdel Chiropractic each client is custom fitted with exactly what is needed to help them best and then shoe inserts are custom made for that patient and for different types of shoes, such as tennis shoes, dress shoes, work shoes, and even sandals.

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Sunday, May 1, 2022

Our Privacy Practices

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS

INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

Medical information including health history, is collected from the patient upon initiation and subsequent visits, and is then stored in the patient's medical file.

Medical information will be used in the assessment of the patient's condition and the need for health care or referral purposes.

Some of the medical information will be transferred to a computer program for the purposes of retrieval, storage, billing and payment purposes.

Medical information will be disclosed to health and disability insurers for the purpose of payment or reimbursement of services.

The medical information contained in the medical record will be stored by Pazdel Chiropractic, Inc. for a period of no less the six (6) years.

To whom health care information will be disclosed:

  • Other health care providers for the purpose of referral, consultation or coordination of health care
  • Health care insurers
  • Disability insurers
  • Business Associates
  • Persons responsible for health care, such as a parent or nurse
  • Billing organizations
  • Collection agencies
  • Law enforcement officials or agencies
  • Correctional institution
  • Public Health authorities
  • Family members
  • Workers' compensation insurers or state agency, if applicable.

For what purposes health care information will be used and disclosed, such as:

  • For the purpose of diagnosis, assessment, referral, and/or treatment,
  • For the purpose of payment by a third party, such as a health insurer,
  • For the purpose of day to day health care operations,
  • We may disclose your health information to the appropriate authorities if we reasonably believe that you are a possible victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence or the possible victim of other crimes. We may disclose your health information to the extent necessary to avert a serious threat to your health or safety or the health or safety of others.
  • Appointment reminder notices or messages.

Examples of the likely uses and disclosures of health information routinely performed by Pazdel Chiropractic, Inc.:

  • As a courtesy to our patients it is our policy to call your home when you are late for, or miss an appointment. If you are not at home we will leave a reminder message on your answering machine or with the person answering the telephone. No personal information is disclosed in our message nor will be disclosed to any other person during this call.
  • As a courtesy to our patients, we will submit an itemized billing statement to your insurance carrier for the purpose of payment to Pazdel Chiropractic, Inc. for health care services rendered. If you pay for your health care services personally, we will, as a courtesy, provide an itemized billing to your insurance carrier for the purpose of reimbursement to you. The billing statement contains medical information, including diagnosis, date of injury or condition, and codes which describe the health care services received.

The patient's rights:

  • The right to inspect and copy his/her protected health information,
  • The patient's right to place restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of his/her health information,
  • A notice that Pazdel Chiropractic, Inc. is not required to agree to the requested restriction of protected health information,
  • The right to amend his/her protected health information,
  • The right to receive confidential communication of protected health information by an alternative method other than the stated means of communication,
  • The right to a copy of patient's Notice of Privacy Practices at any time,
  • The right to an accounting of all uses and disclosures of his/her protected health information.

A statement that third party uses and disclosures other than for the purposes of treatment, payment of health care operations, will be made only with the patient's written authorization, and the patient may revoke such authorization as provided by law. A statement of promise that Pazdel Chiropractic, Inc. will make every effort possible to protect the privacy and confidentiality of all health information of its patients against inappropriate or unauthorized use and disclosure, as required by law.

A statement explaining Pazdel Chiropractic, Inc.'s procedure to inform the patient on future changes and revisions to the Notice of Privacy Practices, within 60 days of a material revision to notice requirements.

The patient's right as well as the process of filing a complaint against Pazdel Chiropractic, Inc. for the inappropriate or illegal way in which they handled the patient's health information.

Pazdel Chiropractic, Inc. may not use or disclose protected health information of its patients in a manner inconsistent with the Notice of Privacy Practices.

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

Other Tips : Aging and Exercise

Is it possible, like fine wine, to get better with age? In some ways, by staying healthy and remaining active, we can. In fact, studies show that older people who continue to have active lifestyles, experience less health problems as they age.

The progression of aging and it’s affects on how we function differ widely among individuals. Over the course of time, the normal aging of tissue causes changes to the anatomy. This is especially true in degenerative changes of the spine. In most people, these changes are gradual. In fact, many people have degenerative changes and don’t know it. They may only become aware of these changes when being examined during a routine checkup.

Degeneration of the spine is complex and often unpredictable. When degenerative changes occur in the joints, accompanied by pain and swelling, it is referred to as osteoarthritis. Other degenerative conditions that affect the spine include:

• Osteoporosis
• Degenerative Disc Disease
• Stenosis
• Spondylolisthesis
• Osteoarthritis

Choose Safe Activities

Before starting any new exercise program, be sure to see your doctor. Talk about the types of activities you are interested in doing and make sure your doctor gives you the ok to do them. You may want to ask your doctor the following questions:

• “Is it safe for me to exercise?”
• “What types of exercises are best for me?”
• “Are there any types of exercise I should avoid?”
• “Do any of my medications make it dangerous for me to do endurance exercises?”

While you can’t stop the aging process entirely, you can take steps to keep yourself as healthy as possible as you age. The benefits of regular exercise are numerous, so start today! Find an activity you enjoy and find out how wonderful it is to get older!

Article reprinted from Spine Universe

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Monday, April 25, 2022

Carpal Tunnel Help Without Surgery!


Dr. Pazdel explains how chiropractic care can be of benefit for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and avoiding surgery. Chiropractic care extends throughout the entire body, not just the spine.

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Friday, April 22, 2022

Treatment Services Highlight : Pain Management

Due to extensive training, experience, and advanced certifications; Dr. Pazdel is uniquely qualified to treat chronic pain. Whether you are experiencing Migraines, Arthritis, Tendonitis, Fibro Myalgia, Scoliosis, or Bursitis; Dr. Pazdel can help you manage reoccurring pain. Dr. Pazdel has successfully helped individuals manage work related pain including Carpal Tunnel, and Repetitive Motion Syndrome.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Other Tips : Industrial Back Safety

Industrial safety specialists strive to help employers provide a safe and productive environment for their employees. They analyze information about people, tasks, equipment, and workspace in industrial settings found in manufacturing, engineering, and construction. Although industries differ, some tasks may be similar to work performed elsewhere. Lifting and material handling are such tasks that are common to many types of industries such as automobile manufacturing or bridge building.

Industrial Jobs can be Demanding Physically

Jobs in an industrial environment are usually physically demanding and require workers to lift, push, pull, and handle heavy loads. Some individual tasks are repetitious and require the worker to stand or sit for extended time periods. Many industrial work environments involve lifting and material handling. Common causes of back and neck injury related to these tasks include lifting a heavy object from above the shoulders or below the knees, twisting the body while lifting, carrying an object to one side of the body, and bending over at the waist.

When manual lifting, carrying, and lowering are necessary, consider these suggestions:

Step 1: Assess the Situation

A) Assess the load and the situation by testing the weight by lifting one corner. If the object is too heavy, over-sized, or an awkward shape ask for a co-worker's help. If help is not available, consider using a mechanical lift or a hand truck.

B) Consider the following before lifting:

  • When lifted, will the object obstruct your view?
  • How far will you have to carry the object?
  • Is the destination pathway clear?
  • Is the pathway floor flat, slanted, cracked, uneven?
  • Will curbs, stairs or doorways be encountered?
  • Is there adequate height and width clearance in aisles?
  • Does an area need to be cleared to receive the object?

C) Wear gloves to help grip the object and protect your hands.

Step 2: Lift, Carry, and Lower with Care

  • Position yourself on center and close to the object.
  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Keep feet flat on the floor.
  • Tighten your stomach muscles to help support the back.
  • Grip the object and hold it close to your body.
  • Bend your knees, keep the back straight, and lift using leg strength. The muscles in the legs are stronger and more powerful than your back muscles.
  • While lifting, do not twist the body. Lift straight up smoothly - do not jerk the load.
  • Look straight ahead, hold the load close, and walk toward your destination.
  • Instead of twisting to change direction, turn the feet (e.g. pivot).
  • Know where you plan to set the object down. Have a plan in mind.
  • To lower and set the object down: keep the load close to your body, bend your knees, and let your leg muscles do the work to lower the object. Remember to keep your back straight and do not twist.

Article reprinted from Spine Universe

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Saturday, April 16, 2022

Happy Easter.

From us here at Pazdel, Happy Easter to you and your loved ones.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Treatment Services Highlight : Orthodics

By stabilizing and balancing your feet, Foot Levelers orthotics enhance your body’s performance and efficiency, reduce pain, and contribute to your total body wellness. Our orthotics complement your healthcare professional’s treatment when you stand, walk, and live your life in balance.

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Sunday, April 10, 2022

Other Tips : Preventing Workplace Injuries

Many of workplace injuries can be minimized, if not prevented by remembering, the simple A-B-C's.

  • A - Awareness/Adjustments
  • B - Body Mechanics
  • C - Care/Conditioning

A - Awareness/Adjustments

Many injuries are due to repetitive movements and fatigue resulting from natural stresses and strains on the body. Posture that is maintained for too long are exposed to cumulative stresses and strains. Poor posture can place these stresses and strains in areas of the body that are weak, resulting in pain and excessive wear.

B - Body Mechanics

Once again, posture is a key in proper body mechanics. Pretend that there is a board in the front and one in the back of your body. In other words, try to keep your back as straight as possible at all times. This is done by remembering the basics of - head up, shoulders back, chest out, stomach and rear-end in and back straight! Poor posture and incorrect body mechanics are two of the leading causes of back and neck pain and injury.

When lifting heavy objects widen your feet, squat from your hips and not your waist. Do not twist especially while bending and tighten your stomach! One's legs are a great deal stronger than one's back. Your abdominals (stomach) attaches to the front of your back, therefore when you pretend that you are about to be punched and still breath - you protect your back because of using your abdominals. Use common sense, use the stronger muscles - use your legs when lifting. 

C - Care/Conditioning

Eating, sleeping and exercise are vital when preventing injury and keeping a healthy body. Dietary habits are addressed every day. The basics - fruits, vegetables, protein and low fat help keep the body happy and healthy. Sleep should be approximately 8 hours with good sleeping posture. The neck should be neither bent or extended, it should be gently supported. The legs should also be supported with either one or two pillows. If you think: "I can't sleep like that - I move around too much!", that is OK, the first hour is the most important. The center of the spine (the nucleus) depends solely on absorption from surrounding structures - kind of like a sponge. It absorbs 80% of its nutrition in the first hour of sleep. When the legs are supported, it opens up the spinal segment to allow for maximal absorption.

Also remember to stand up - stretch - and walk around at least once an hour. You will be surprised how easy this is to do and how much better your body will feel when practicing these simple suggestions.

In summary, common sense is the best practice on the job. Remember the A-B-C's and if you have a specific problem or injury, don't suffer in silence. Dr. Pazdel is just a phone call away.

Article reprinted from Spine Universe

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Thursday, April 7, 2022

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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Monday, April 4, 2022

Treatment Services Highlight : Kinseo Taping

Kinesiology tape is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. Therapeutic kinesiology taping can benefit a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, plus inflammatory conditions. 

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Friday, April 1, 2022

Other Tips : Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Spinal Joint Disease

Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints. Also know as degenerative joint disease, it is the most common form of arthritis, affecting more than 20 million American adults. It should not be confused with rheumatoid arthritis, which is not the same as osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is caused by a breakdown of cartilage, the substance that provides a cushion between the bones of the joints. Healthy cartilage allows bones to glide over one another and acts as a shock absorber during physical movement. In osteoarthritis, the cartilage breaks down and wears away. This causes the bones under the cartilage to rub together, causing pain, swelling and loss of motion of the joint.

What Causes Osteoarthritis?

Most cases of osteoarthritis have no known cause. Risk factors include:

  • Age – osteoarthritis affects more people over the age of 45
  • Female – osteoarthritis is more common in women than in men
  • Certain hereditary conditions such as defective cartilage and joint deformity
  • Joint injuries caused by sports, work-related activity or accidents

Obesity

Diseases that affect the structure and function of cartilage, such as rheumatoid arthritis, hemochromatosis (a metabolic disorder), Paget's disease and gout

Signs and Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis usually begins slowly. Early in the disease, joints may ache after physical work or exercise. Often the pain of early osteoarthritis fades and then returns over time, especially if the affected joint is overused. Other symptoms may include:

  • Swelling or tenderness in one or more joints, especially before or during a change in the weather
  • Loss of flexibility of a joint
  • Stiffness after getting out of bed
  • A crunching feeling or sound of bone rubbing on bone
  • Bony lumps on the joints of the fingers or the base of the thumb
  • Steady or intermittent pain in a joint (although not everyone with osteoarthritis has pain)

Which joints are affected by Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis can occur in any joint but most often occurs in the spine, hips, knees or hands.

How do I know if I have Osteoarthritis?

No single test can diagnose osteoarthritis. However, if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, see your doctor. Most doctors use a combination of tools to determine if you have osteoarthritis, including: History, Tests and Physical Examination.

Treatment of Osteoarthritis

Even though there is no cure for osteoarthritis, its symptoms can be treated. Osteoarthritis treatment generally includes the following: Pain Control, Exercise and Weight Control.

Spine surgery (in severe cases) may be necessary to relieve chronic pain in damaged joints.

One of the most important things you can do is to take care of yourself and adopt healthy lifestyle habits. People with osteoarthritis can enjoy good health despite having this disease. Research shows that patients who take part in their own care report less pain and make fewer doctor visits. They also enjoy a better quality of life. The best way to start is what you are doing right now – learning as much as you can about osteoarthritis. Talk to your doctor about programs that you can join that are designed to help you manage your condition and develop a healthy lifestyle.

Article reprinted from Spine Universe

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Why sitting is bad for you - Murat Dalkilinç


Sitting down for brief periods can help us recover from stress or recuperate from exercise. But nowadays, our lifestyles make us sit much more than we move around. Are our bodies built for such a sedentary existence? Murat Dalkilinç investigates the hidden risks of sitting down. 

Lesson by Murat Dalkilinç, animation by Oxbow Creative.

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Saturday, March 26, 2022

Treatment Services Highlight : Expert witness

Dr. Pazdel is an expert witness who can evaluate injuries and effectively communicate his expert opinion in a courtroom. His integrity and experience in chiropractic medicine often make the difference.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Can Chiropractic Help Prevent Sports Injuries?

Sports Injuries and Chiropractic

Whether you are a weekend athlete or a professional, there are a few things that all athletes have in common. They want to have the best possible performance in their chosen sport, and they both can get injured.

Let's take the weekend athlete, or for that matter, anyone who enjoys exercising. Injuries happen, pure and simple. While they can be minimized, they cannot be totally avoided. If a person participates enough in any physical activity, eventually that person will get hurt to some degree. The way in which one treats his injuries determines how fast one recovers and how quickly one can get back to the activity he enjoys.

Athletes may ask themselves why they get injured? They stretch out, and feel like they are in pretty good shape. Usually there is a very simple formula. In most cases, we play too hard, too long, or too fast. In the case of household duties such as spring cleaning, do any of us warm up before carrying those boxes into the crawl space of our ceilings? This may not seem like a sports injury, but in fact, overuse syndromes or playing full speed before we are really warmed up are the major causes of sports injuries. Simple household chores, while done cold, can mimic a sports injury to some extent.

If an athlete gets hurt, what can be done to get him back on the field? Rest is usually a good thing, but by itself, can take a very long time.

Chiropractic offers a balanced approach to the treatment and the healing of sports injuries. By using the chiropractic adjustment to return spinal segments to their normal mobility and by using physical therapy to help the supportive tissues (muscles, tendons, & ligaments), chiropractic physicians help the injured areas return to normal function. Combined with some rest to help the healing process, athletes will find their way back on the court. Afterward, better strategies for exercise and stretching will be discussed with the athlete to help him stay on the straight and narrow path to better enjoyment of his chosen sport.

Many professional athletes are utilizing chiropractic care more and more because they realize that it helps them maximize athletic performance. Articles continue to appear in major newspapers and magazines citing such stars as Arnold Schwartzeneger, former boxing champ Evander Holyfield, and football stars such as Emmit Smith and Joe Montana proclaiming the benefits that chiropractic has meant for their careers. More and more professional and college teams are utilizing care for that same reason.

If you can remember that the whole premise of chiropractic health care is to restore spinal health so that the body has the best opportunity to maximize proper function, it is not hard to understand why the Pros enjoy what chiropractic has to offer.

Article reprinted from American Chiropractic Association.

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Sunday, March 20, 2022

The mysterious science of pain - Joshua W. Pate


Explore the biological and psychological factors that influence how we experience pain and how our nervous system reactions to harmful stimuli.
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In 1995, the British Medical Journal published a report about a builder who accidentally jumped onto a nail, which pierced straight through his steel-toed boot. He was in such agonizing pain that any movement was unbearable. But when the doctors took off his boot, they discovered that the nail had never touched his foot at all. What’s going on? Joshua W. Pate investigates the experience of pain.

Lesson by Joshua W. Pate, directed by Artrake Studio.

Are you experiencing pain? Come see us, we can help.
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Thursday, March 17, 2022

Treatment Services Highlight : Sports

Did you over do it on the weekend? Dr. Pazdel successfully treats sports injuries including tennis elbow, knee and ankle injuries, sprains, and strains. Pazdel Chiropractic can also work on wrist and feet problems, braces, supports, heel spurs, and fallen Arches.

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Monday, March 14, 2022

What Is Whiplash And How Can Chiropractic Help?

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is most commonly associated with rear-end car collisions in which the heads of those in the front car are suddenly snapped back and forth by the impact. It is more accurately called cervical acceleration/deceleration (CAD) trauma or syndrome, which describes the rapid movements that can injure the vertebrae of the neck and the muscles and ligaments that support them.

Injuries to the neck caused by a sudden movement of the head, backward, forward, or sideways, is referred to as "whiplash." Whether from a car accident, sports, or an accident at work, whiplash or other neck injuries warrant a thorough chiropractic checkup. The biggest danger with whiplash injuries is that the symptoms can take years to develop.

The resulting instability of the spine and soft tissues can result in headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, pain in the shoulder, arms and hands, reduced ability to turn and bend, and even low back problems. As the body attempts to adapt, symptoms may not appear for weeks or even months later.

Chiropractic Care Can Help

The sudden accident that caused the whiplash in the first place may fade into memory, but the physical and psychological damage of whiplash can become chronic, eroding a victim's quality of life. Chiropractic techniques and chiropractors' skills are particularly well-suited to relieving the neck pain and other debilitating effects of whiplash because they can:

  • Restore movement lost after the accident
  • Overcome muscle weakness and enhance muscle tone
  • Speed recovery
  • Diminish chronic symptoms that can persist or recur over many years

Repeated and effective chiropractic adjustments have proved successful for many thousands of patients. Chiropractic can, in many cases, significantly reduce patients' distress and allow them to return to their normal activities rather than seeing themselves as invalids--as so many whiplash victims do long after their accident

The chiropractic approach to these types of injuries is to use specific chiropractic adjustments to help return spinal function. If caught early enough, inflammation can be reduced and scar tissue can often be minimized.

Talk to Dr. Pazdel about other ways to improve your lifestyle. Doctors of chiropractic are trained and licensed to treat the entire neuromusculoskeletal system and can effectively treat the tissues injured during a whiplash incident.

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Friday, March 11, 2022

Can Chiropractic Care Help Babies?


Dr. Pazdel talks about helping babies with chiropractic care. Chiropractic care is good for every age from the youngest to the oldest.

See more on our website.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Treatment Services Highlight : Children and Young Adults

Pazdel Chiropractic is a family centered treatment facility that caters to children and young adults. We have extensive experience working with and treating children. We provide a child friendly environment that facilitates treatment for our younger patients. Dr. Pazdel also provides Sports Physicals and "Camp" Physicals to better serve his community.

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Saturday, March 5, 2022

Contact Us.

Pazdel Chiropractic
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Suisun City, CA 94585

Office Hours: 
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday:  8am - 7pm
Tuesday:  8am - 5pm
Friday:  8am - 3pm
Saturday:  By Appointment Only

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

The benefits of good posture - Murat Dalkilinç


Has anyone ever told you, “Stand up straight!” or scolded you for slouching at a family dinner? Comments like that might be annoying—but they’re not wrong. Your posture is the foundation for every movement your body makes and can determine how well your body adapts to the stresses on it. Murat Dalkilinç gives the pros of good posture. 

Lesson by Murat Dalkilinç, animation by Nadav Arbel.

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707-429-4861
258 Sunset Ave
Suisun City, CA 94585

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Treatment Services Highlight : Education

Doctor Pazdel's provides safety talks and training that meet the requirements of California SB 198. Safety training can reduce insurance costs for employers and reduce the lost time and wages. Work place safety includes training for back lifting and repetitive motion.

707-429-4861
258 Sunset Ave
Suisun City, CA 94585

Visit our website for further information on our services.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Do You Have Some Tips For A Healthy Spine?

Tips for Musculoskeletal Health

Did you know that drinking too much soda or other carbonated beverages could interfere with calcium absorption - a problem that could eventually lead to osteoporosis? Or that slouching at a desk all day or tapping away at a computer keyboard can lead to painful strains in your wrists, shoulders, elbows and back?

These are just a few of the bad habits that can lead to musculoskeletal problems-conditions that have an enormous impact not only your health, but also on society as a whole. In the United States alone, musculoskeletal conditions cost society an estimated $254 billion every year and one out of every seven Americans reports a musculoskeletal impairment.

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and health care organizations worldwide urge you to take steps to prevent musculoskeletal problems before they negatively impact your life. The Bone and Joint Decade is a global, multi-disciplinary initiative targeting the care of people with musculoskeletal conditions-or bone and joint disorders. Its focus is to help improve your quality of life as well as advance the understanding and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions through research, prevention and education. Bones, and the joints that create function and movement, are connected by muscle and ligaments. Their state of health and how they enable you to lead an active and healthy life is what the Decade aims to improve.

Doctors of chiropractic, in particular, have long emphasized the importance of spinal health, posture and other lifestyle factors in the body's ability to function optimally. Poor spinal health, for instance, can cause a negative chain reaction throughout the body. It can cause stress on joints, which, especially if the muscles are weak, can cause wear and permanent damage. 

Read more tips on our website in our FAQ.

Article reprinted from American Chiropractic Association

Monday, February 21, 2022

4 Minute OFFICE STRETCHING(full body)


Today’s workout is OFFICE stretching routines!
You can do it easily in your office with only 4 minute.

When you spend much of your time sitting in a chair at your office, you might be exhausted or feel stiff. So this stretching exercise will make you feel refreshed and full of energy!!

Feeling stiff? Come visit us to improve your range of motion.
707-429-4861
258 Sunset Ave
Suisun City, CA 94585

Friday, February 18, 2022

What Should I Expect On MY First Visit?

Patients typically visit a chiropractor for the first time through a personal reference or a referral of another health care specialist. At the first visit, you can expect the chiropractor to complete a thorough chiropractic consultation and includes:

Patient History

In preparation for your consultation with the chiropractor, you will be asked to fill out forms that provide background information about your symptoms and condition. Types of questions the chiropractor might ask include:

  • When and how did the pain start?
  • Where is it located?
  • Is it a result of an injury?
  • What makes it better?
  • What makes it worse?

You will also usually be asked to provide the chiropractor with information on family medical history, any preexisting medical conditions or prior injuries, and previous and current health providers and treatments.

Chiropractic Physical Examination

Once the history has been completed, your chiropractor will perform a thorough chiropractic examination. In addition to general tests such as blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and reflexes, the chiropractic examination will include specific orthopedic and neurological tests to assess:

  • Range of motion of the affected part
  • Muscle tone
  • Muscle strength
  • Neurological integrity

Based on the above chiropractic examination procedures, further chiropractic tests may be necessary to arrive at the assessment or diagnosis of the affected area (such as moving your leg in a specified manner, posture analysis, or the chiropractor manipulating your arm or leg).

Diagnostic Studies

Diagnostic studies are helpful for chiropractors in revealing pathologies and identifying structural abnormalities that more accurately diagnose a condition. They may or may not be deemed necessary by the chiropractor based upon the results of the history and chiropractic examination.

Diagnosis

The culmination of the history, examination and diagnostic studies is a specific diagnosis. Once the diagnosis is established, the chiropractor will determine if the condition will respond to chiropractic care.

Chiropractic Treatment Plan

Most chiropractors begin treatment during the patient's first chiropractic visit, although some may wait until the next appointment. Chiropractic treatment recommendations may include some or all of the following:

  • Adjustments to key joint dysfunctions
  • Modalities to improve soft tissue healing and pain control (ultrasound, electrical stimulation and traction)
  • Exercises to improve muscles balance, strength, and coordination
  • Patient education to improve posture and motor control

Other treatments may be included, such as massage, heat/cold application, and nutrition education. Importantly, at this point the chiropractor will establish specific goals for your chiropractic treatment plan.

  • Short term goals for chiropractic treatment - to reduce pain and restore normal joint function and muscle balance
  • Long term goals for chiropractic treatment - to restore functional independence and tolerance to normal activities of daily living

To reach these goals, the chiropractor will prescribe a specific number of chiropractic visits. An example would be 1 to 3 chiropractic visits per week for 2 to 4 weeks followed by a re-examination by the chiropractor.

At the re-examination, the chiropractor will measure the response to treatment and determine whether to:

  • Continue chiropractic treatment if appropriate;
  • Release you from chiropractic care if your goals have been met; or Refer you to another health care specialist if your goals have not been fulfilled.


Article reprinted from Spine Health

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Treatment Services Highlight : Recovery Plans

We design recovery plans that meets your unique needs. Dr. Pazdel can design a plan that works with your insurance and time requirements. Let us take care of the details. 

"We take care of the details and get you on the road to recovery."

707-429-4861
258 Sunset Ave
Suisun City, CA 94585

For more information on services provided, visit our website.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Food Supplements Are Not The Same


Dr. Bejan Pazdel talks a bit about different grades of food supplements including pharmaceutical grade which is all that he offers his patients.

See more about Pazdel Chiropractic on our website.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

How Can Chiropractic Help Me?

The Doctor of Chiropractic's approach to whole body wellness focuses on natural healing without drugs or surgery. Chiropractic is the most popular form of natural health care in America today. Chiropractic adjustments allow the bones of the spine to return to a more normal position and motion. When this occurs, the nervous system functions are restored, symptoms are relieved and the natural healing process can proceed with keeping the body healthy and strong.

Chiropractic care extends throughout the body. The most common treatable ailments include: headaches, including stress and migraine, sinus, allergies and asthma problems, neck, shoulder and arm pain, sport related injuries, back and leg pain, disc herniations, digestive problems, and colic. It also works to balance the body, improve menstrual problems in women, and building up the immune system so that the body functions at its optimum peak to fight colds and other stress related physical symptoms.

Chronic or trauma related pain are usually the reasons that most people visit their chiropractor for the first time. They are seeking relief and an end to the pain for a current problem. The reasons why they stay for life, however, are many. Chiropractic is a holistic experience, it works in harmony with your body, gently providing support to your body so that you function at your best. This means that our bodies require maintenance and upkeep just like everything else and amazingly, the true success of Chiropractic comes in the months and years that follow with ongoing treatments, when we are not in pain. One begins to notice that they have more energy, improved performance in physical activities, and better resistance to disease. This healthy lifestyle is based on teamwork between you, your body and your Chiropractor.

For more answers to your questions, visit our website.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Treatment Services Highlight : Supplements

Supplements provide the raw materials to allow your body to heal and function normally. Dr. Pazdel can recommend specific supplements depending on your specific condition and overall state of health.


To learn more about our services, refer to our website. 
Call 707-429-4861 to book an appointment today.

Saturday, February 5, 2022

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.

707-429-4861
258 Sunset Ave
Suisun City, CA 94585

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Meet Dr. Bejan Pazdel


Dr. Pazdel graduated from the Life Chiropractic College in 1990. He works in Suisun City, CA and specializes in Chiropractor.

Serving the Fairfield-Suisun area, Dr. Pazdel Chiropractic believes that treatment should combine traditional, hands-on chiropractic care with leading-edge technology. Chiropractic is more than just treatment of back pain or spinal manipulation.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Treatment Services Highlight : Massage Therapy

In addition to chiropractic, Dr. Pazdel provides massage therapy, commonly used in the treatment of stress reduction, sports injuries, automobile and work injuries, headaches, chronic muscle tension and fatigue.

To learn more about our services, refer to our website
Call 707-429-4861 to book an appointment today.

Saturday, January 29, 2022

What Happens To Your Body During a Car Crash?


Car crashes can vary in intensity, but what's actually happening when you get hit?

If you have been in a car accident, contact us through our website or give us a call at 707-429-4861 so we can get you booked for an evaluation.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Do You Accept Insurance?


Pazdel Chiropractic is a Preferred Partners Provider. The partial list of companies here are representative of the various insurance plans we accept. Please contact us for specific information about your health coverage.

Pazdel Chiropractic also accepts Visa and Mastercard and accept liens in personal injury cases.
Feel free to call our office at (707) 429-4861 or Contact Us with questions.

"We take care of the details and get you on the road to recovery."

At Pazdel Chiropractic, we handle all the paperwork for you.


Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Treatment Services Highlight : Auto Accidents

 

Have you recently been in an auto accident? Even small accidents can lead to major problems if left untreated. Dr. Pazdel has successfully worked with accident victims to treat accident related acute pain conditions. These include trauma, neck and spine injuries, and whiplash.

To learn more about our services, check out our website.

Call 707-429-4861 to book your appointment today.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

What is chiropractic?


What is chiropractic?
What is pain?
How does the chiropractor take care of patients?
What is the treatment like?
What are the origins of chiropractic?
How do you become a chiropractor?
Has chiropractic efficacy been scientifically proven?
You’ll get answers to these questions in this short video.

Have specific questions to you and your body? 
Contact us through our website or call 707-429-4861 to request your appointment.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

What is Chiropractic Care?



Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially of the spine. It has esoteric origins and is based on several pseudoscientific ideas. Many chiropractors, especially those in the field's early history, have proposed that mechanical disorders of the joints, especially of the spine, affect general health, and that regular manipulation of the spine (spinal adjustment) improves general health.

Read more about where chiropractic care came from here.


Contact us through our website or call 707-429-4861 to request an appointment today. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Treatment Services Highlight: Evaluations

Dr. Pazdel is a certified provider of Department of Transportation physicals required for Class A drivers licenses. As a Workers' Compensation Specialist, Dr. Pazdel's provides Disability Evaluations.

To learn more about our services, check out our website.

Call 707-429-4861 to book your appointment today.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

How Important Is Stretching After A Workout?


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

See more about Pazdel Chiropractic at http://www.pazdelchiropractic.com

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The Value Of Pazdel Chiropractice



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.

See more at http://www.PazdelChiropractic.com

Sunday, January 9, 2022

How Headaches Can Be Alleviated With Chiropractic Care


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.

See more at http://www.pazdelchiropractic.com