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Chiropractic: Improve Your Health!

November 14, 2017, 11:52 pm

Have you ever wondered what chiropractors really do?  Here it is in a nutshell: A Chiropractor re-aligns bones in the body that are slightly out of alignment, or mis-aligned.  These mis-alignments prevent nerves and blood flow to function at their full potential, which lead to many health problems.  The chiropractor removes the interference and the body heals itself.

Give yourself the gift of health by eating better, exercising, getting enough sleep, lowering stress, and seeing your chiropractor.  Chiropractic can also help prevent pain and dis-ease through spinal alignment, which allows all the nerves in the body to function properly.  This allows the immune system to fight off disease easier, and helps nerves to have enough nutrition and blood flow, which leads to every system and organ in the body being able to function better.  This results in less pain, better immunity, and overall better health.

Chiropractors are often thought of as back doctors and have tremendous success treating back pain, neck pain, and headaches.  However, since the primary focus of your care is improved nervous system function, chiropractic can have a positive effect on many other health conditions not typically associated with chiropractic.

Many people come to see us because they have had little or no response to medical treatment or other chiropractic treatments.  Here are some common conditions we see in our clinic:

Headaches                               Chronic Fatigue SyndromeChiropractor Adjustment of Woman in White Shirt, Image

Back and neck pain                   Fibromyalgia

Auto injuries/whiplash                Hormone Imbalances

Sports Injuries                          Digestive issues

Depression                               Allergies

Arthritis

The goal of our clinic is to help our patients become empowered with their health, achieving their optimal wellness goals.  If you are suffering needlessly from pain, have a condition that has not responded well to medical care or other treatment, or are trying to achieve optimal wellness in your life, chiropractic can help you on the road back to better health!

Dr. Trent Burrup is a chiropractor who provides care in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas including Sandy, Draper, South Jordan, West Jordan, Murray, and all other Salt Lake Metro areas. Come experience the difference at The Institute!  

For more information on chiropractic and how it can help you, please see our chiropractic page on our website HERE.

Chiropractic for Extremities: Maximum Performance & Minimal Injury

November 9, 2017, 11:52 pm

Did you know that some Chiropractors can adjust extremities?  Whether for sports injuries or for daily activities, chiropractic for extremities can maximize performance, minimize injuries, and relieve pain in extremities.  Watch our video now to see Dr. Trent Burrup explain and demonstrate chiropractic for extremities.

The Institute of Chiropractic and Acupuncture Therapy provides chiropractic, acupuncture, and other wellness care to patients in the Salt Lake City and surrounding areas.  We have patients that also come from Utah County, Davis County, and even some from out of state!  Come experience the difference at the Institute!

Chiropractic Care and RIBS

November 7, 2017, 4:16 pm

Chiropractic, rib cage imageChiropractic Care For Misaligned Ribs

Chiropractors can adjust misaligned ribs.  This can be a common problem, and there are many reasons a person may experience a rib “out of place”.

The ribs are attached to the thoracic spine, and their primary function is to protect internal organs, primarily the heart and lungs. Ribs constantly move while you breathe, allowing your chest to contract and expand.  Since your ribs are in constant motion, it doesn’t take much for a misalignment to occur. Usually a person will notice a pinching sensation in the front or back of the chest area if a rib is out of alignment.

Some common reasons for misaligned ribs include: Poor posture, Pregnancy, Yard work, Working out, Heavy Lifting, Extreme Coughing and Sneezing, and anything else that puts pressure on the rib cage.

Chiropractors are trained to know how to address misaligned ribs and put them back into place. Regular Chiropractic adjustments can also help prevent the misalignment of ribs. If you are constantly in pain from rib misalignment, there may be an underlying problem that needs to be addressed, warranting chiropractic care.

For more information on how chiropractic adjustments can help your misaligned ribs and other health problems, please see our home page at SuperDocDC.com.

The Institute of Chiropractic and Acupuncture Therapy provides chiropractic, acupuncture, and other wellness therapies to patients in West Jordan, and the Salt Lake City Metro Area.  Our chiropractor, Dr. Trent Burrup focuses on wellness through chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture treatments and numerous other holistic therapies. Come experience the difference at The Institute!

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10 Ways to Prevent Neck Pain

October 25, 2017, 7:49 pm

We found a great article on Neck Pain Prevention from www.healthcentral.com. In addition to regular chiropractic visits, these are things you can do every day to prevent neck pain.whiplash, woman in pain holding neck

Life can be a real pain in the neck. Don’t let it happen to you! Here are  10 ways to prevent neck pain from slowing your life down.

1.      Beware of Bifocal and Trifocal Glasses: If you are reading this through the bottom section of your glasses, then you are likely positioning your head and neck in an awkward position to do so. The best way to avoiding pinching your neck in order to utilize all portions of your prescription lenses is to have dedicated mono-focal prescription lenses that you can use for reading.

2.      Adjust your Computer Screen to You: If your computer monitor is too high, you will be looking up for hours. If your computer monitor is too low, you will be looking down for hours. These sustained postures are likely to cause a pain in your neck. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has some great tips to help you adjust your monitor and prevent neck pain.

 3.      Monitor Your Chin: Maintaining a neutral, stress-free posture when reading or using a computer can be simple if you monitor the position of your chin. If your chin is more than a five finger breadths away from your chest, that means that you’re arching your neck. If your chin is less than three finger breadths away from your chest, then that means that you’re flexing your neck. Check with your doctor or physical therapist to find the best position for your chin and neck.

4.      Keep Your Shoulders Back and Your Chest Forward: The shoulders provide the base of support for your neck. Shoulders that drift to far forward, as the chest caves in, causes the head and neck to careening forward as if you were a turtle. Without a good foundation of support starting with your upper torso and shoulders, the neck tends to crumble.

5.      Maintain Good Shoulder Strength: The shoulders are a foundation of support, and because of this they need to be strong. Good muscle tone especially between the shoulder blades, where the rhomboid muscles reside, is critical for preventing neck pain.

6.      Use Arm Rests Whenever Possible: No matter how strong your shoulder and neck muscles are, you need to give them a rest sometimes. Armrests are an important way to keep the weight of your arms from constantly pulling on the neck muscles. Fatigue in these muscles eventually causes neck pain.

7.      Use a Good Supportive Pillow: While you are sleeping, you need to maintain good sleep posture. A pillow that is too thin can cause your head to reach for the pillow. A pillow that is too thick can force your neck to bend a certain direction all night. If you wake up with neck pain, try a different pillow.

8.      Adjust the Vehicle Headrest to a Proper HeightThe Insurance Institute For Highway Safety (IIHS) recommends that the vehicle headrest be positioned at the center of your head. In the event of a sudden stop, the headrest can then help to prevent the neck from whipping back and forth.

9.      DO NOT SMOKE: Smoking is the fastest way to ruin your spine! According to a study reported in Spine 2004, spinal discs can degenerate very rapidly in smokers. A smoker’s spine does not heal quickly after an injury or surgery if at all. In fact, if you quit smoking now, you will probably have less pain later.

10.   Watch Your Weight: You may not realize that your body weight affects your neck, but it sure does. Your arms get heavier and your breasts get heavier as you gain weight. Furthermore, your shoulder blades spread apart as you gain weight also. All of these changes in an obese body increase your likelihood of developing neck pain.

Exercise Tip: One of the most important exercises for preventing neck pain is rowing.

(Article Published On: April 02, 2012)
The Institute of Chiropractic & Acupuncture Therapy provides care 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!

Chiropractic for Children?

October 18, 2017, 9:05 pm

How old do children have to be to see a chiropractor?  Are babies to young to see a chiropractor?  Dr. Trent Burrup answers these questions in our video below…

For more information on chiropractic, acupuncture, or other wellness therapies, please see our home page at SuperDocDC.com.

Chiropractic: for MORE than just Neck and Back Pain

October 6, 2017, 10:05 pm

Chiropractors have tremendous success treating neck pain, back pain, and headaches.  However, chiropractic can help many other health conditions not typically associated with chiropractic.

Many people come to The Institute of Chiropractic and Acupuncture Therapy because they have had little or no response to medical treatment or other chiropractic treatments.  Here are some common conditions we see in our clinic that have had successful outcomes with chiropractic treatments:

Headaches              chiropractic adjustment, hands         Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Back and neck pain           Fibromyalgia

Auto injuries/whiplash       Hormone Imbalances

Sports Injuries                  Digestive issues

Depression                       Allergies

Arthritis

There are many different chiropractic techniques that can be used for adjustments.  At The Institute some of the specific chiropractic techniques and methods Dr. Burrup has been trained in include Gonstead, Activator, Diversified, Thompson, Toggle Recoil, Nimmo, sports injury and extremity adjustment.

The goal of our clinic is to help our patients become empowered with their health, achieving their optimal wellness goals.  If you are suffering needlessly from pain, have a condition that has not responded well to medical care or other chiropractic treatments, or are trying to achieve optimal wellness in your life, chiropractic can help you on the road back to better health!

Dr. Trent Burrup is a chiropractor who provides care in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas including Sandy, Draper, South Jordan, West Jordan, Murray, and all other Salt Lake Metro areas. Come experience the difference at The Institute!

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

Laser Therapy

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!

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!

For more information please visit our website at SuperDocDC.com.

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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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