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The results of the annual Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic Annual Report: Americans’ Perceptions of Chiropractic are out! This is the second year of this annual survey that shows to one and all what Americans think about chiropractors in Dickson and elsewhere in the country.

This survey gives us an understanding about the perceptions and thoughts on chiropractic care in Dickson. This year, the number of respondents taking part in the survey is an impressive: 7,645. These people live throughout the USA giving us a clear idea on their thoughts of chiropractic care.

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The results of the survey are:

Chiropractic care is a worthwhile investment to improve your health problems.  Chiropractors are a viable alternative to improving your health without the use of medications and/or surgery.

More people are more receptive to an alternative mode of treatment. They are growing more frustrated with the medications and multiple debilitating side-effects, not to mention the ever-growing bills. According to chiropractors in Dickson, many people have never tried Chiropractic care because they do not have know enough about this form of care.

There is a lot of misinformation floating around about chiropractic care. We have written about the rigorous education and training chiropractors go through before they can work in a private chiropractic care center. Visit one of the chiropractic care centers in Tennessee and see for yourself, you will be glad you did.

Does your child sometimes complain of back pain? If so, then his or her heavy backpack could be a cause for the same. Every year millions of children walk down to and back from school. They do so with a huge load in their backpacks filled with books and materials. Your child may be doing it too. If so, then as a parent you should be aware that over stressing your child’s back with heavy backpacks could cause back pain in your child. This was revealed by a leading study conducted recently. As a result of this act apart from back pains, these could also lead to other serious health conditions too. These include neck pain, tingling and numbness of the arms and shoulders. Apart from these the child could suffer from muscle spasms too as a result.  

The results of heavily loaded backpacks

The problem of bad posture in children is frequently addressed in various scientific publications. If your child is in the early school going years of 7 to 10 years, then he or she is exposed to a number of factors that predispose him or her to the occurrence of bad posture. One of the top factors for the same is that he or she has to carry a heavy backpack .Thus spinal deformities may be caused leading to back pain. This pain is also referred to as the “Backpack syndrome“.

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Experts claim that over time the heavy backpack can cause an unnatural alignment of the spine. Thus as a result the student is forced to offset the pressure by arching the back or bending forward at the hips. Most experts in the field suggest limiting the backpack weight to 10-15% of the child’s body weight is reasonable.

What you could do as a parent to help?

As a parent you should ensure that the weight of your child’s backpack should not exceed 10-15% of his or her body weight. Apart from this you should provide your child with bags that have multiple components. You must also consider bags with tightened, padded straps worn on both shoulders. This will ensure better distribution of the overall weight. As a student your child may also have to be seated at the desk over prolonged periods. Thus you must encourage him or her to sit with the right posture. Otherwise in case if your child is prone to slouching, rounding the shoulders, or protruding the head forward may experience further pain as a result. 

We hope that the information provided will help you to deal with the problem of heavy backpacks for your child. In case you need additional information in regard to spine health and related topics keep reading the informative blogs of Dickson Chiropractic. Dickson Chiropractic is a leading chiropractic care center in Dickson, TN, providing chiropractic care for different types of health conditions like sciatica, whiplash, back and neck pain, migraines etc. For further details about our services visit our website.

Do you know how OPIOID pain medications work? If you did, you would want to avoid them. Opioids are chemicals that produce morphine-like effects for pain relief. There are a great many side effects of OPIOIDS; including death. Recently there has been a rise in the deaths caused by overdose of such medicines to deal with pain related conditions.

Since 1999, the number of deaths involving the use of prescribed OPIOIDs has quadrupled. The same level of increase has occurred in the sale of such prescription drugs. An indiscriminate use of such medicines can be seen in the treatment of back pain. At Dickson Chiropractic in Dickson, TN, Dr. Scott Jutte has 25 years of experience in back pain treatment without the use of drugs.

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Most medical practitioners prescribe pain killers, many of which are highly addictive. Even the CDC states medications can have an addictive effect lasting for more than 3 days. Often times pain medications are prescribed for minor injuries. If these minor injuries were treated naturally with chiropractic care like that offered in Dickson, TN at Dickson Chiropractic there is a good chance less people would be fighting addiction to pain medications.

Chiropractic approach to care :

Is chiropractic treatment safer than OPIOIDS?

Of course. According to the recent recommendations by the CDC, IOM and FDA, a shift towards non-pharmacologic approaches can address chronic pain effectively without causing any side-effects. Chiropractic treatment is a conservative approach towards pain management to treat back pain, headache, neck pain, sciatica, whiplashlower back pain, nerve, muscle, joint pains and several other health conditions causing severe pain.

Chiropractic patients are satisfied with the care they receive from chiropractors. Dr Scott Jutte at Dickson Chiropractic in Dickson, TN is well-trained, experienced and able to offer quality care and relief from pain.

 

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Usain Bolt 2016 Olympics

The Fastest Man on the Planet has a Chiropractor !!

Usain Bolt has been declared the “fastest man in the world.” While this hasn’t always been technically true, he has won so consistently at the 100 meter distance throughout his career that the nickname “lightning bolt” seems like a pretty good fit. He has won 6 Olympic gold medals, never placing for silver or bronze. In other world championships, he has collected 8 first place wins and 2 second place finishes. During his time competing In youth championships, he regu-larly took first place, rarely second, and never third.

But his success on the track and his international stardom has not come without challenges. As a young man, Bolt suffered from scoliosis.

“When I was younger, the scoliosis wasn’t really a problem. But you grow and it gets worse. My spine was really curved bad. The early part of my career, when we didn’t really know much about it, it really hampered me because I got injured every year.”

Instead of using a brace or enduring dangerous surgery to correct the abnormal curvature of his spine, Usain Bolt used chiropractic treatments. “I’ve worked hard over the years. I’ve been in-jured and I’ve worked hard through it, and I’ve made it.” Bolt uses chiropractic not only to bounce back more quickly from injuries, but also to enhance his performance while healthy. “As long as I’m in great shape, nobody beats me, for sure.”

Dr. Michael Douglas has worked with Bolt for many years. As founder of three South Florida Douglas Rapid Rehab Centers, he is also the Jamaican Olympic Team’s official chiropractor. He has held that position since 1996 and retains a certificate in Chiropractic Neurology. He combines traditional chiropractic techniques with sports injury rehabilitation to keep the Jamai-can team in top condition.

Like all world champions, Usain Bolt realizes that his work is never done.

“For me, I’m focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I’m working on it.”

For Usain Bolt, chiropractic care has been—and continues to be—an essential part of his over-all strategy for remaining healthy and competing successfully.

You don’t need to travel to Jamaica to get the same great benefits from a Chiropractor. Dr. Scott Jutte of Dickson Chiropractic in Dickson, TN has been helping famous athletes and regular people just like you for over 25 years lead healthier lives with chiropractic care.

Call/Email or contact us through our website, www.dickson-chiropractic.com at anytime and we will help you become a much healthier, happier you.

Chiropractic is the largest drugless profession in the United States. One of the most common problems in society is addiction to prescribed pain medication. There is a time and place for pain medication. However in our busy world of today we seem to have less time than ever before. Medication is the “quick and easy” fix to feeling better. Pain has two origins: acute injury or chronic strain. Chronic strain, often from poor posture, is actually the most common cause of pain. Driving to work, sitting at a desk and constantly looking down at your phone all put you in poor posture similar to what you will see in a nursing home.

Very few people understand the connection of their spine to their health. Your nerves make your body work. Your spine protects your nerves. When your spine is in poor posture or is losing mobility this stresses the nerves. Anything connected to a stressed nerve will work less than normal. This is why so many people report many different health problems respond to Chiropractic care.

Chiropractic care
• When you see a chiropractor…
Many patients feel relief after their first treatment with a chiropractor. Several studies have found patients are more likely to feel more satisfied with the care offered by a chiropractor compared to that offered by a standard medical practitioner. Patients enjoy the reduction in pain, often more long term relief, after seeking care with a chiropractor. The drug free approach has no side effects and no chance of long term addiction.

Track record of safety…
Chiropractic care has a longstanding safety record. Chiropractors pay a fraction of the cost in malpractice insurance compared to medical doctors. According to the survey by Thiel HW, Spine, October 1, 2007, a population of 19,000 patients received more than 50,000 neck adjustments and not one adverse event was reported. Experts concluded from the result of that survey the risk of adverse effect from any chiropractic treatment is quite low.

• Money saving treatment process…
Billions of dollars are spent each year on surgery, therapy and medications every year. According to multiple insurance companies, many people are heavily burdened by their medical expenses making it the most common cause of bankruptcy. In many of these cases, despite spending thousands of dollars, the patient will continue to have ongoing problems. Adding chiropractic care early in treatment versus “a last result” has the potential to reduce the need for expensive and invasive procedures; reducing the associated cost and long term pain.

Dickson Chiropractic is a clinic in Dickson, TN, providing chiropractic care. Dr. Scott Jutte has over 25 years of experience in providing health and wellness service.  Feel free to contact us at anytime to see how we can help you live a healthier, happier life.

The cause of joint aches and pains can be varied, originating from diverse causes. Age is definitely a factor. With age, the synovial fluid in the joints dry up, causing friction between the bones. In women, the onset of menopause brings down the levels of estrogen and progesterone. When the estrogen levels fall, it causes an inflammatory reaction in the body. To make things worse, the fall of progesterone does not allow the muscles in the body to relax making them stiff and inflexible.

This inflammation with tight muscles causes joint pain for women. At the office of Dickson Chiropractic we take a “bigger picture” look at these issues. It would not make sense to look at joint pain, nor treat joint pain as a single problem. It is important to review the entire health condition of the person concerned. This includes an examination of posture, nutritional deficiencies, old injury and stress levels of the person concerned. Joint pain is not just a problem there is a person behind that problem.

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There are several chiropractic options for joint aches and pains dependent on the cause of the pain. However, if you ask Dr. Scott Jutte at Dickson Chiropractic, you will know that prevention is best. Avoid causing the joint pain in the first place.

Inactivity young in life will lead to pain older in life. Sitting behind a desk, watching television or driving long distance is a recipe for joint pain. If you don’t move it you lose it!!

Dickson Chiropractic recommends treating the rest of your body like your teeth. Have a simple stretching routine, no longer than 2-5 minutes twice a day. First thing in the morning and last thing of the day. For those who are already having problems with joint aches and pain, visit us at Dickson Chiropractic.

 

Most work requires we sit at desks and cubicles for a major part of the day. IT employees can remain at their desk for hours without breaks because of the nature of their jobs. Prolonged sitting, usually in a crouched posture, takes a heavy toll on the spine. Have you ever noticed when you stand up after work, it is often painful to stand up straight.
Another side effect of sitting for long periods of time is lack of circulation. Many equate sitting to be as harmful to health as smoking!

If you were to add up the hours per day you spent sitting and the number of days per week you spend sitting, it is rarely a wonder more people don’t suffer with chronic back pain. Doesn’t it make more sense to spend a little time now to prevent hitting the chronic pain zone later?

Dickson-Chiropractic has a simple solution, basic flexibility and posture maintenance exercises on a daily basis. These exercises do not require a lot of room nor any expensive special equipment. They are simple, easy to do and can be done at work.

Posture Tips

What posture tips do we recommend?

1. Back up against a wall, heels touching the wall, flatten your shoulders to the wall.
2. Place your palms flat on the wall down by your side.
3. Breathe in and as you breathe out try to flatten yourself against the wall, keeping your shoulders relaxed but against the wall.
4. Repeat this process for 6 repetitions, 3 times a day.

Neck retraction is another exercise Dickson-Chiropractic suggests as posture tips to be done on a daily basis.
For this stretch:

1. Focus your eyes on a point across the room.
2. Slowly stretch your head back, keeping your eyes positioned on the same spot.
3. Go as far back as you can without moving your eyes or losing sight of the object.
4. Slowly return to a normal position.
5. Repeat this for 6 repetitions, 3 times in a day.

The final exercise is the pelvic tilt exercise on the wall.
For this exercise:

1. Place your back against the wall and as you let your breathe out roll your hips back pressing your lower back flat against the wall. You will feel like you are pulling your belly button into the wall.
2. Hold for 3 seconds then slowly breathe in relaxing the back and hips.
3. Repeat this for 6 repetitions, 3 times a day.

These easy exercise routines will help rejuvenate your spine and keep back pain away.

If you feel headaches are not that serious, think again! Did you know about 250 million work days are wasted each year due to headaches, costing the economy around 25 billion dollars? So not only can headaches be painful, they can be costly too. At Dickson Chiropractic we may have the solution to your headache problems.

Contrary to popular belief, popping pills will not “cure” headaches. Dickson Chiropractic will get to the root of the cause of these headaches. Medications only numb the pain for some time, giving you the false impression of relief. Once the effect of the medication wears off, the headache returns. We at Dickson Chiropractic, the Chiropractors in Dickson will not just work to provide you with temporary relief but look for the actual cause of your headache so they can become a thing of the past.

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Cure Headaches Through Chiropractic Care:

Headaches can be caused by a number of problems. One of the most common causes is stress in the spine. The chiropractor is specifically trained to identify if your spine or posture is the cause of your headache. For example, working every day at a computer or machine for hours at a time would be like carrying a bowling ball with your arms outstretched. In a very short time that bowling ball is going to feel very heavy and the muscles in your arms will begin to fatigue and eventually ache. Once you put down the bowling ball you will likely continue to feel the effects of over exerting. This is pretty much what happens when you experience a muscle tension headache. After months or even years of working with poor posture these changes can become permanent. You simply begin to think poor posture and headaches are “normal” for you. Chiropractic care can remove the stress and tension from your muscles, relieving those tension headaches. With the addition of postural corrective exercise chiropractic can help you make headache relief long term.

Chiropractic care not only helps the common tension headache, but has been quite successful in dealing with cases of migraines. 85-90% of migraine headaches respond very well to specific corrective chiropractic care. You will never know if chiropractic care can help you with your type of headache unless you give it a try!

The next time you have a headache, do not ignore it or wish it would go away. Instead, come see us at Dickson Chiropractic care clinic in Dickson and let’s see if we can get you the help you need.

At Dickson Chiropractic we often come across this question – Is it better to use heat or cold therapy for injuries?

Research is quite vague on this matter. You would hear people tell you to use ice packs on acute injuries and heat for old injuries. Unfortunately there is no blanket rule about what to use.

Our Chiropractor suggests each injury is unique and must be assessed on a case by case basis. By doing so you will determine which is will be more effective heat or cold therapy. This depends on the nature of the injury and how your muscles and joints react to the heat or cold therapy. Sometimes, the cold can numb the pain but not provide any sustainable relief. On the other hand, a little heat on the same injury might improve the blood flow and provide great relief.

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Some Ideas On Heat or Cold Therapy:

Knowledge is the key. You need to know what caused the injury. For example, in the case of arthritis, the pain is caused by the dead shrinking cartilage accumulating on the joints, causing friction and erosion of bone tissue. This causes immense pain. In this case, a heat compress will ease out the joints that are now stiff from friction. Heat will also allow more blood to flow through, unwinding and relaxing the muscles in the process.

However, if you have a new injury, the strategy changes completely due to the nature of the injury being different from arthritis. In this case, there is inflammation. Ice is better than heat in this case, because it is more effective in dealing with inflammation and reducing swelling. It numbs the pain, providing relief and helps shrink the inflammation as well.

For more common problems, like overuse (strain/sprain) of the muscle, you could use ice or heat. In this situation you often exacerbate scar tissue from and old injury. The best recommendation is to use more of the one which makes your problem feel better. Ice is suggested for headaches as well. But if you are dealing with a neck spasm, you are better off with heat as muscles will stretch and relax with heat. Some problems require heat and cold in alternating cycles. A good rule of thumb, cold helps with inflammation while heat provides relief from the stiffness.

Please feel free to contact us anytime at Dickson Chiropractic about your specific problem and get some advice from experienced professionals.

Any sports injury can threaten the career of a professional sports player, and if you can’t play your career could be over. Studies have proved that chiropractic care will help baseball pitchers and young athletes in extending their career.

There are some common lessons every young player needs to know. Ask any chiropractor in Dickson and you will find out that there needs to be a scientific evaluation of the sportsman’s range of motion.  For example, baseball pitchers have to use their arms quite extensively. As a result, they may develop fatigue and tiredness in the arms and if the arms range of motion is slightly skewed, matters become complex.

For every degree of abnormality in using the arm, the pitcher experiences more pain and fatigue. If the pitcher is not careful about these injuries, they will soon develop serious issues with their pitching arm. It is always advisable that they check with a chiropractic care center in Dickson. The doctors there will be able to help young pitchers determine what is wrong with their arm and how they can use it better, with optimum effect.

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Chiropractic Care Helping Young Athletes At Dickson Chiropractic:

Chiropractic care centers in Dickson also highly recommend rest. Young child athletes, in their vigor and zeal, often end up practicing more than they should in a single day. They want to improve and practice beyond the daily scheduled limit, which can cause serious injuries to the body. Without rest, the body will become overworked and breakdown faster than normal which would cut their career path short.

Young athletes need to understand that their body, any part of their body, has a direct effect on their chosen sport. For baseball players, an injury to the spine, neck or even the legs has a direct bearing on the way they pitch. When this happens the body must compensate in other ways causing a mis-alignment and muscle tears and ligament injuries become common. Chiropractic care is needed on a regular basis.

The changes in this bio-mechanism of the sportsman’s body can often be very subtle. It takes a while for the player to realize this change. A chiropractor is what young baseball players need to ensure that they can continue to play injury-free for a long period of time.

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