Virginia Beach Chiropractic Blog

Welcome To Our Chiropractic Blog

We are glad you decided to visit our Virginia Beach Chiropractic Blog! At the ProAdjuster Chiropractic Clinic of Virginia Beach, Dr. Maggio not only wants to serve his patients while they are in our office, but he also wants to serve them while they are at home. One of the easiest ways for us to do that is to update our weekly chiropractic blog.

Dr. Maggio constantly scours the internet for new information that can be helpful for patients to help them with their health goals. Regular chiropractic care is one of the steps you can take to achieve good health. In combination with your chiropractic care, it is important to include regular exercise, good nutrition and stress reduction strategies to your good health plan. We know that, to help you achieve success, you will need some key information. We can give you advice on how to exercise, how to eat, and how to relax. Please use our Virginia Beach Chiropractic Blog for your health education and reading enjoyment.

Some of the key topics we have found the most interesting to our patients are already included in our Virginia Beach Chiropractic Blog. These include information on new medical procedures, stretching and exercises, dietary changes, supplement information and more. As we know, some of our patients prefer chiropractic blogs sent to them in written form. Other patients like the convenient video updates that Dr. Maggio presents, on a weekly basis.

Please feel free to comment on what you like about the videos. Share them with friends, whether on Facebook, or via email. If you have any topics that you would like to see addressed next in our chiropractic blog, feel free to contact Dr. Maggio directly. He will be more than happy to add a blog specifically for you. Thank you for visiting our Virginia Beach Chiropractic Blog!

Our Blog Posts

Proper Posture Leads to Good Health

Proper Posture

Posture

Proper posture is essential for good health. Posture is the position our bodies are held standing, sitting, and lying down. Proper posture is the correct alignment of the body. This is also supported by the right amount of muscle tension. Normally we do not consciously maintain posture. Certain muscles do it for us. Several muscles including the hamstrings and large back muscles are critical for proper posture.

Why is posture important?

Proper posture helps place the least strain on supporting muscles. Correct posture helps keep bones and joints in the correct alignment. It also reduces the stress on the ligaments holding the spinal joints together. This will minimize chances for injury. Another reason posture is important is because it allows muscles to work more efficiently. This helps the body use less energy.

Poor Posture

Poor posture can lead to excessive strain on our posture muscles. There are several factors that contribute to poor posture. Some of the most common ones include stress, obesity, pregnancy, abnormally tight muscles and high heel shoes. Unhealthy sitting and standing habits can also contribute to poor posture.

Is it possible to correct posture?

The good news is yes, you can correct your posture. Although longer standing posture problems will take longer to address. It is important to always be conscious of proper posture. Knowing what posture is correct will help you consciously correct yourself. With practice, the correct posture will gradually replace your old posture.

Sitting Properly

Sitting properly is very important. For proper posture when sitting, keep your feet on the floor. Don’t cross your legs. Ankles should be in front of your knees. You may need to adjust the back rest of your chair. This will help support your low and mid back. Relax your shoulders and keep your forearms parallel to the ground.

Standing Properly

When standing, bear the weight primarily on the balls of your feet. It is important to keep your knees slightly bent. Keep your feet shoulder width apart. Let your arms hang naturally. Stand straight and tall with your shoulders pulled backward. Make sure your stomach is tucked in. If you need to stand for a long period of time, shift weight from your toes to your heels.

Chiropractic Care and Posture

Chiropractors treat subluxations or misalignments, but they also assess to see if there are any postural imbalances. One shoulder may be higher than the other. A pelvis may be tilted. Over time, these imbalances can have a serious impact. A chiropractor helps correct these imbalances. At the same time, they encourage your body to work more optimally. Once joint restrictions and dysfunctions have been removed, then posture can be worked on improving. This can be achieved through chiropractic treatment, exercise and better nutrition. Chiropractors can help with uneven hips, scoliosis, or hunchbacks.

ProAdjuster Chiropractic Clinic

Proper Posture

Proper Posture

At our clinic, we offer computerized chiropractic care. It allows treatment without any popping, cracking twisting or turning. Dr. Maggio has successfully treated many patients who have scoliosis, uneven hips, and posture issues. If you or someone you know wants to work on their posture, gives us a call at (757) 473-9900 (option 1).

 

Standing desk works great

Standing Desk

What is a Standing Desk?

A standing desk is a desk that allows you to stand comfortably while working. This can also be known as a stand-up desk. There are many versions of this modern desk. Most of them are adjustable so that you can adjust the height. This also allows movement between sitting and standing. Standing desks have many benefits for health. Productivity may also increase with a standing desk.

Standing Desks Help Reduce Back Pain

standing desk

standing desk

Back pain is one of the most common complaints of people who sit at work all day. Several studies have been done on employees with long term back pain. A study published by the CDC found that a standing desk reduced neck and upper back pain by 54% after just four weeks. Participants also reported a 32% improvement in low back pain after using a standing desk. It was also reported that removing the standing desk reversed those improvements after two weeks. Ultimately standing desks reduce chronic back pain caused by prolonged sitting.

Standing Desks and Energy

Standing desks have many benefits. They have a positive influence on overall well-being. In one study, participants using standing desks reported less stress. Also 87% of those using standing desks saw increased energy levels throughout the day. Sedentary lifestyles often show an increased risk of depression and anxiety. Standing desks can lower feelings of stress while boosting energy levels.

Productivity with Standing Desks

Some people may be concerned about productivity with standing desks. It may take some time to get used to standing. Many studies report those who use standing desks have a boost in productivity and concentration. It was also reported that they felt more refreshed, awake, and energetic.

Standing Desks Help With Longevity

Studies show a strong link between increased sitting and early death. Those who sit more are 49% at a greater risk of dying early than those who sit less. Another study reports that reducing sitting by 3 hours per day would raise the average life expectancy. Ultimately research suggests that reduced sitting may lower risk of dying early and help you live longer.

Types of Standing Desks

There is a wide variety of standing desks. There is a static standing desk. This type of desk is built in. It has a standard height and can’t be adjusted. Another type of desk is an adjustable-mechanical desk. It is also known as the set it and forget it desk. This desk can be compared to your chair. Once you set it, you don’t want to re-do it. This type of desk can take a lot of effort to reposition. Another type is the adjustable electric desk. This desk has an electric lift. A push of a button will simply lift your desk. Finally, there is an adjustable converter desk. This is the most economical option. You can use your existing desk. All that needs to be added is a standing-desk converter. It stands on top of your desk. This simply allows you to convert your work station into a standing work station.

If you are interested in getting a standing desk to boost productivity, feel more energized, decrease back pain, or combat a sedentary lifestyle check out AnthroDesk: ErgoSpring Standing Desk Converter – Extra Wide.

Plantar Fasciitis Can Be Debilitating

Plantar Fasciitis

Overview of Plantar Fasciitis

There is a thick band of tissue that runs across your foot. It connects the heel to the toes. This can inflame and is known as plantar fasciitis. This usually contributes to a stabbing pain that occurs with the first steps in the morning. As more movement occurs, the pain will decrease. The pain can return after standing for long periods. This type of inflammation is more common in runners. Those who are overweight or wear shoes with inadequate support have increased risk of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain.

plantar fasciitis

plantar fasciitis

Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

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