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Chiropractic: Improve Your Health!

April 12, 2017, 10:07 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 Syndromeadjhands

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.

What is Chiropractic?

January 20, 2017, 2:59 pm

Spinal Health and WellnessNeck Pain, woman holding neckl

There is no part of your body that escapes the dominance of your nervous system. Improper function of the spine due to slight misalignments can cause poor health and function, even in areas far away from the spine and spinal cord itself. These misalignments are called subluxations, and can reduce the ability of your body to adapt to its ever-changing environment. Even the slightest malfunction of your spine has the potential to alter the regular transmission of nerve impulses.  This may result in preventing the affected portions of your body from responding and acting in a healthy way.

Natural health care without drugs or surgery

Chiropractic is a natural form of health care that uses spinal adjustments to correct misalignments (subluxations) and restore proper function to the nervous system.  This helps your body to heal naturally, on its own. Chiropractic doesn’t use drugs or surgery. Instead, a chiropractic spinal adjustment is used, the application of a precise force to a specific part of the spine.  This corrects the misalignment, allowing normal nerve transmission and helping your body to heal on its own.

Chiropractic is used for both acute and chronic health conditions.  Chiropractic is best known for reducing/eliminating back and neck pain, but chiropractors can do so much more!  The chiropractic approach to health is to look at the whole person, not just the body part affected by pain or disease.  By reducing and eliminating spinal misalignments with a chiropractic adjustment, the body can begin to heal itself.  Many times the patient will experience improvement in several areas of their health in addition to improvement of their primary complaint.  When the body is free to function properly, the improved nerve and blood flow can help more than just one area of pain or dysfunction!

The Institute of Chiropractic and Acupuncture Therapy provides chiropractic and wellness care to patients in the Salt Lake Metro and surrounding areas.  Come see how chiropractic can help you and your family…experience the difference at the Institute!

10 Ways to Prevent Neck Pain

December 1, 2016, 12:20 am

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.

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.whiplash, woman in pain holding neck

  • 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 Height: The 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!

10 Ways to Prevent Neck Pain

August 31, 2016, 11:58 am

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.

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.whiplash, woman in pain holding neck

  • 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 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 Height: The 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!

Auto Accidents: 3 Things You Need to Know this Summer!

July 6, 2016, 10:31 am

whiplash, woman in pain holding neckIt’s the busiest travel season of the year…summer.  Unfortunately, many people end up experiencing an auto accident. Even a minor car accident can lead to chronic pain and health problems .  If you, a friend, or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident, here are 3 Things You Should Know About Your Health:

  1. Even a minor car accident can cause injury.  Never assume that you are not injured just because there is little or no damage to your car.  Seek professional care immediately, such as visiting your chiropractor, to treat and prevent minor problems that have the potential to grow over time.  TIP: Studies show that ICE applied immediately to the injured area will help keep swelling and pain to a minimum.
  2. The most common auto accident injury is whiplash.  Muscle aches, soreness, headaches and other symptoms associated with whiplash may not show up until 24-72 hours after the accident.   The sooner you seek chiropractic treatment, the less likely it will be that you will have severe pain or permanent damage.
  3. Chiropractic, acupuncture, and other holistic therapies can have a tremendous effect on pain management and restoring mobility after an accident.  The sooner you see a chiropractor after a car accident the faster the healing process occurs

 

Pain is a protective mechanism of the human body that indicates an underlying trauma or injury to the tissue. Pain-killers only cover up the sensation of pain without correcting the underlying cause.  Auto injuries limit mobility and physical independence because of pain.  Putting off identifying the actual cause of pain may increase the risk of inflammation, disc degeneration, and other problems. Consequently, this delays healing and may lead to stiffness, limited range of motion, and other issues related to mobility.  A chiropractor can address and treat these problems.

Dr. Trent Burrup is a chiropractor who provides auto injury treatments with chiropractic and other wellness therapies 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 chiropractic services 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!

The Institute of Chiropractic and Acupuncture Therapy is located in West Jordan, UT.  Call 801-567-0557 today for your chiropractic appointment.

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Chiropractic: Do you have a Pain In The Neck?

April 11, 2016, 4:42 pm

Neck Pain, woman holding necklIs it hard to look to the left or right? Is there a constant throbbing in your head or neck? Do you notice a “grinding” sound when turning your head?

Neck Pain is one of the most common reasons people visit their chiropractic or medical doctor.  A common response to neck pain is taking pain pills or muscle relaxers to cover up the problem. However, neck pain isn’t caused by a lack of pain pills!

Studies show that one of the most effective treatments for neck pain is chiropractic adjustments. A chiropractor can find the underlying cause of your neck pain.  Chiropractors use specific chiropractic adjustments to restore proper function of the neck.  With improved function, neck pain often diminished or totally disappears, without drugs and their potential side effects.

Other remedies for neck pain include heat/ice and massage.  While these therapies can do a lot to lessen neck pain (and we highly recommend them), they will not actually correct the problem as a chiropractic adjustment can.  We recommend them in addition to receiving adjustments by your chiropractor.

You don’t have to live with Neck Pain!  Look into chiropractic today and see what it can to do help you!

For more information on Chiropractic and how it can help your Neck Pain, CLICK HERE.

The Institute of Chiropractic & Acupuncture Therapy provides chiropractic and wellness 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!

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Auto Accidents: The 3 Things You Need to Know

February 17, 2016, 5:45 pm

Whiplash, woman holding neck


Even a minor car accident can lead to health problems and chronic pain .  If you, a friend, or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident, here are 3 Things You Should Know About Your Health:

  1. Even a minor car accident can cause injury.  Never assume that you are not injured just because there is little or no damage to your car.  Seek professional care immediately to treat and prevent minor problems that have the potential to grow over time.  TIP: Studies show that ICE applied immediately to the injured area will help keep swelling and pain to a minimum.
  2. The most common auto accident injury is whiplash.  Muscle aches, soreness, headaches and other symptoms associated with whiplash may not show up until 24-72 hours after the accident.   The sooner you seek treatment, the less likely it will be that you will have severe pain or permanent damage.
  3. Chiropractic, acupuncture, and other holistic therapies can have a tremendous effect on pain management and restoring mobility after an accident.  The sooner you see a chiropractor after a car accident the faster the healing process occurs

 

Pain is a protective mechanism of the human body that indicates an underlying trauma or injury to the tissue. Pain-killers only cover up the sensation of pain without correcting the underlying cause.  Auto injuries limit mobility and physical independence because of pain.  Putting off identifying the actual cause of pain may increase the risk of inflammation, disc degeneration, and other problems. Consequently, this delays healing and may lead to stiffness, limited range of motion, and other issues related to mobility.  A chiropractor can address and treat these problems.

Dr. Trent Burrup is a chiropractor who provides auto injury treatments 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!

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Got NECK PAIN? We Can Help!

January 19, 2016, 11:50 pm

Whiplash, woman holding neckIs it hard to look over your shoulder? Is there a constant throbbing in your neck or head? Do you notice a “grinding” sound as you turn your head? Sounds like you may need some help….

Neck Pain is one of the most common reasons people visit their chiropractic or medical physician.  A popular response to neck pain is taking pain relievers or muscle relaxers to cover up the problem.  However, neck pain isn’t caused by a lack of pain pills!

Studies show that one of the most effective treatments for neck pain is chiropractic adjustments. A chiropractor can locate the underlying cause of the neck pain and uses specific chiropractic adjustments to restore proper function of the neck.  With improved structure and function, neck pain often diminished or totally disappears, without drugs and their potential side effects.

Other helps for neck pain include heat/ice and massage.  While these therapies can do a lot to lessen neck pain (and we highly recommend them), they will not actually correct the problem as a chiropractic adjustment can.  We recommend them in addition to receiving adjustments by your chiropractor.

You don’t have to live with Neck Pain!  Look into chiropractic today and see what it can to do help you!

For more information on Chiropractic and how it can help your Neck Pain, CLICK HERE.

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Chiropractic…What Conditions Does it Help With?

January 8, 2016, 4:13 pm

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 that have had successful outcomes with chiropractic:

Headaches              About the Doctor for square box                 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 may be used for adjustments.  At The Institute some of the specific chiropractic techniques and methods Dr. Burrup has been trained in include Gonstead, Diversified, Thompson, Activator, 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!

The 3 Things You Need to Know about Auto Accidents and Your Health

October 14, 2015, 7:58 am

Even a minor auto accident can lead to chronic pain and health problems.  If you, a friend, or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident, here are 3 things you should know about your health.

  1. Chiropractic, acupuncture, and other holistic therapies can have a tremendous effect on pain management and restoring mobility after an accident.  The sooner you see a chiropractor after a car accident the faster the healing process occurs.Whiplash, woman holding neck
  2. Even a minor car accident can cause injury.  Never assume that you are not injured just because there is little or no damage to your car.  Seek professional care immediately from your chiropractor.
  3. The most common auto accident injury is whiplash.  Muscle aches, soreness, headaches and other symptoms associated with whiplash may not show up until 24-72 hours after the accident.   The sooner you seek chiropractic treatment, the less likely it will be that you will have severe pain or permanent damage.

 

Studies show that ICE applied immediately to the injured area will help keep swelling and pain to a minimum. PAIN is a protective mechanism that indicates an underlying injury or trauma to the tissue. Pain-killers only mask the sensation of pain without correcting the underlying cause.  Auto injuries limit mobility and physical independence due to pain. A delay in identifying the actual cause of pain can increase the risk of inflammation, disc degeneration, muscle atrophy and other complications. Consequently, this delays healing and also leads to stiffness, limited range of motion, and other related issues with mobility.  A chiropractor can address and treat these problems.

Dr. Trent Burrup is a chiropractor who provides auto injury treatments and other wellness therapies 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 chiropractic and holistic therapies 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!

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