Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Weekend Warrior

What is that?  This will typically describe a lot of us. This is the person who goes out on the weekend plays golf, goes skiing, you name it, without really warming up much because they're not used to it. During the week they typically are working at a shop or office where they are sitting for 10 hours. Most all of those hours are sitting.  I know because I know many patient's who tell me they hardly get up from the chair, or the computer desk, even drink water or anything. So the name weekend warrior fits a lot of people well because there's a big golf game to play on the weekend or they got invited to go for a big ski weekend. They go all out and for some things the body is essentially not ready.

So what tends to happen? Well those weekend warriors tend to get hurt or get injured. That's when they end up in our office with a back strain muscle spasm and pain or maybe something worse.

The first step with me seeing one of these patients is to diagnose them. So we do an exam, we talk to the patient so I know what's going on. Find out their level pain or what symptoms they are having to determine what it is.  Once we know what it is, then we can give treatment.

Treatment typically will involve spinal or extremity adjusts as well as therapies.  These therapies may be manual work by the doctor as well as other modalities.

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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