Debunking Fact From Fiction. How much do you know about this ancient medical art that now has a ton of science backing it up? Are you considering trying acupuncture? Has it been recommended to you? Know someone who can’t stop raving about it?
Detrimental positions, postures, and activities are obstacles to healing. We are going to discuss ONE significant variable that, when corrected, allows patients to heal more quickly — SLEEP POSTURE.
The frequently overlooked problem — SLEEP POSTURE.
Musculoskeletal symptoms frequently surface at night. As sleep comprises one-third of our lives, this correlation deserves significant attention and patient education. When you sleep is typically also when you heal. Why not give tissue the best chance to recover during sleep? Improper sleeping postures may impede blood flow, directly compress tissue, or stretch injured structures, all of which affect the inflammatory process.
This is most problematic to those conditions that are caused by ischemia, i.e., tendinopathies and neuropathies. However, all healing and recovery require an inflammatory process to build new tissue while simultaneously removing unwanted debris. Unfortunately, some sleep positions negatively affect the healing process, resulting in delayed healing, poor sleep, and prolonged symptoms.
We are proud to announce Dr. Christine Oakley, Chiropractor, has joined our New Lenox office. Dr. Oakley grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago.
Problems From Excessive Smartphone Use…spread the word! I guess just don’t use your cell phone to do so.
From the Work journal: “Smartphone [overuse] is associated with musculoskeletal problems, pain, and cognitive flexibility in university students.”