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Arthritis: Exercise, Chiropractic Care, and Laser Therapy

September 25, 2017, 1:32 pm

What is the one of the most helpful ways to prevent and treat arthritis?  Exercise! Balanced with rest, it is critical for the treatment of arthritis. Chiropractic Care and Laser Therapy also provide great benefits to one suffering with arthritis.

Years ago, doctors hardly ever told arthritis patients to “go take a hike” or “go for a swim.” Arthritis was considered an inherent part of the aging process and a signal to a patient that it’s time to slow down. But not so anymore, recent research and clinical findings show that there is much more to life for arthritis patients than the traditional recommendation of bed rest and drug therapy.

pic runningExercise is critical in successful arthritis management. It helps maintain healthy and strong muscles, joint mobility, flexibility, endurance, and helps control weight.  Rest, on the other hand, helps to decrease active joint inflammation, pain, and fatigue. For best results, arthritis patients need a good balance between the two: more rest during the active phase of arthritis, and more exercise during remission.  During acute systematic flares or local joint flares of arthritis, patients should put joints gently through their full range of motion once a day, with periods of rest.  To see how much rest is best during flares of arthritis, patients should talk to their health care providers.

Chiropractic care can also greatly help the arthritic patient.  Chiropractic adjustments help restore the body’s natural ability to function and heal itself, providing more relief to patients with arthritis.  Chiropractic care can reduce pain, help increase range of motion, lessen stiffness, and help increase circulation and nerve function to all areas of the body by removing interference to those nerves. Chiropractic helps the body to heal itself. Chiropractic is also a great alternative to drugs and other invasive therapies.

Laser therapy has also shown great benefits in reducing pain during flare ups. Laser therapy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the affected area.  This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain.

To find out more about chiropractic and laser therapy as treatments for arthritis and other conditions, please click the following links:

Chiropractic

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Dr. Trent Burrup is a chiropractor certified in Class IV Laser Therapy.  He provides chiropractic, laser, and other wellness therapies for patients with arthritis and many other conditions in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas including West Jordan, South Jordan, Sandy, Draper, Taylorsville, Murray, Riverton, Herriman, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Holiday, Millcreek, West Valley City, and South Salt Lake.  We also provide service to patients that come from the Utah County area and as far north as Logan, and even some from out of state…come experience the difference at The Institute!

3 Ways Chiropractic Can Help Runners

September 22, 2017, 3:01 pm

3 Ways Chiropractic Can Help Runners

Chiropractor Trent Burrup runs St. George Marathon in 2014

Dr. Trent Burrup, Chiropractor, runs St. George Marathon in 2014

Running is a favorite form of exercise for many people.  Simply put, it is popular because it can be done almost anywhere, burns up lots of calories, and uses no special equipment.  Running is also great for your health! It helps decrease stress, control weight, increase stamina and energy, and is great for your heart.

The downside of the benefits is that running causes its share of injuries to the body.

Tendonitis, ankle sprains, shin splints, and knee strains are a few of the many injuries brought on or exacerbated by a regular running routine.

So what do you do? It’s important to take precautions to not get injured in the first place. Running in high quality shoes, stretching, and knowing your body’s limits are 3 ways to help reduce injuries.

Another great choice is getting regular chiropractic care. Runners can reap many positive benefits from visiting a chiropractor. Three big benefits chiropractic care offers to runners and other athletes are the following:

Increased Range of Motion: Loose and relaxed joints allow for greater flexibility and movement.  This will in turn benefit a runner’s gait and running time. Chiropractic care helps loosen joints and increase range of motion, which in turn helps a runner move more freely and better avoid running injuries.

Decreased Healing Time for Injuries: By using chiropractic adjustments, chiropractors can promote healing in the body as a whole, as well as treating specific injuries.  Specific treatments can include extremity adjustments and laser therapy to decrease pain and accelerate healing.  This allows runners to get back to running quicker and minimize time lost in improving times or preparing for races.

More Resistance to Becoming Injured: One common way runners get hurt is by one part of the body compensating for another. Chiropractic treatment helps to keep the spine and extremities in alignment, allowing all parts of the body to function properly, and reduces the negative impact of the jarring motion of running.

Running is a popular exercise routine for many, and has many positive benefits in a person’s health and well-being. By taking proper steps to minimize the chance of injury, runners can enjoy the benefits of running and minimize the risks.

Chiropractic care can be an effective part of making certain your body is in prime running condition and resistant to injury. If a person does get an injury, chiropractic care can help increase healing time and decrease time needed to recover.

Ready! Set! Run!

CranioSacral Therapy: What is it?

September 19, 2017, 12:19 pm

Have you heard of CranioSacral Therapy?  Watch the video below to see Dr. Trent Burrup explain what it is and see a CranioSacral treatment, and learn how it can help you.

Dr. Trent Burrup is a chiropractor and CranioSacral Therapist certified through the Upledger Institute of CranioSacral Therapy.  At the Institute Dr. Burrup uses CranioSacral Therapy to assist in treating a wide range of illnesses, pain, and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems
  • Infantile Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Scoliosis
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • Many other conditions

 

To learn more about CranioSacral Therapy, please see our CranioSacral Therapy page.

Can Chiropractic Care Really Help Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

September 14, 2017, 2:22 pm

Can Chiropractic Care Really Help Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

The short answer is: YES!

Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can include extreme fatigue and exhaustion, unexplained pain, headaches, joint pain, muscle pain, memory loss, trouble sleeping, difficulty concentrating or focusing, sore throat, and enlarged lymph nodes.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is not always understood by health care practitioners.  There is often a variety of factors that that are happening with one’s health that can end up allowing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to develop in a person.  Some of these can include stress, headaches, arthritis, restless leg syndrome, allergies, insomnia, and depression.

How does Chiropractic help treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Chiropractic adjustments “re-align” the spine and other bones in the body that may be putting pressure on nerves and/or blood flow to all the organs and systems in the body.  Chiropractic adjustments thus help the body restore proper function to affected areas, and allow the body to heal itself.

It is important to remember that the “whole person” needs to be addressed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, as well with as any other health condition.  Your chiropractor may also recommend diet changes, addition of supplements, exercise, stress reduction, emotional release techniques, and better sleep habits.

Many patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome report having less pain, more mobility, better sleep, increased ability to focus, and overall better health with chiropractic care.  Chiropractic is a non-invasive and drug-free alternative for treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome!

The Institute of Chiropractic & Acupuncture Therapy provides chiropractic, acupuncture, and other wellness care to patients in the Salt Lake City and surrounding areas, including Utah County, Davis county, and even some from out of state!  Come see how our chiropractor, Dr. Trent Burrup, can help you get well and stay well.  Experience the difference at The Institute!

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5 Best Ways to Reduce Your Risk for Sciatica

September 11, 2017, 4:19 pm

Sciatica is persistent pain along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back, through the buttock, and into the lower leg.  The Sciatic Nerve is the longest and widest nerve in your body.  Sciatic pain usually develops from general use, and wear and tear  of your lower spine, not as a result of injury.

Low Back Pain image, man holding low backThe 5 Best Ways to Reduce Your Risk for Sciatica:

  1. Maintain proper posture:  People who have good posture help their body to have proper nerve and blood flow, which may be impaired by prolonged poor posture.  Poor posture can cause aching, pain, and impaired nerve function over time.
  2. Exercise regularly:  The risk for sciatica is much lower when the muscles and tissues of your body are strong and healthy.
  3. Maintain a healthy diet and weight:  I know, the last thing you want to hear…but it is so true!  The better you eat, the better the body works, and a healthy weight puts less pressure on nerves and blood flow, directly affecting the sciatic nerve.
  4. Use good body mechanics when lifting:  Injury is less common as a reason for developing sciatica.  However, when injury is involved, poor lifting techniques are a common reason for injury that leads to sciatica.
  5. Get regular chiropractic care:  Chiropractic adjustments offer a drug-free, non-invasive treatment option as well as preventive care for sciatica.  The goal of chiropractic treatment is to restore/maintain spinal movement, which improves function while decreasing pain and inflammation.  Depending on the cause of the sciatica, your chiropractor may use ice/heat therapy, ultrasound, and rehab exercises in addition to chiropractic adjustments in your treatment.

While it is not always possible to prevent sciatica, these suggestions improve spinal health and the overall health of the body, and can greatly lower your risk for developing sciatica.

The Institute of Chiropractic and Acupuncture Therapy provides chiropractic and wellness care for sciatica and many other conditions.  We provide chiropractic and other wellness services to patients in West Jordan and the Salt Lake City Metro area.  Come experience the difference at The Institute!

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