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Voice For Health – Discontinuity

Dr. Freedman

As you may already know, “discs” are the pads of cartilage that are positioned between adjacent vertebrae that act as “shock absorbers.” Each disc consists of a fibrous outer ring of cartilage that encases a jelly-like layer of soft cartilage. As we age, intervertebral discs can shrink, which results in a “bulging” or “herniated” disc ...


Voice For Health – Preparing For Birth

Dr. Freedman

In preparation for childbirth, a pregnant woman’s body releases the hormone called “relaxin,” which relaxes the ligaments in the pelvis and softens and widens the cervix. The pelvis, in particular, experiences a softening and stretching of ligaments to allow the baby easier passage during labor. However, the easier delivery usually equates to weakened sacroiliac joints, ...


Voice For Health – Athletes’ Off-Field Adjustments

Dr. Freedman

When athletes experience injuries that throw their vertebrae out of alignment and thereby inhibit spinal movement, the resultant vertebral “subluxations” (misalignments) interfere with athletic performance. Chiropractic treatment can help relieve pain and restore movement to affected joints by realigning the spine with “adjustments.” These manual manipulations of vertebral joints consist of pressing forcefully in the ...


Voice For Health – Avoiding Injury On The Slopes

Dr. FreedmanTo get in shape for the ski season, skiers should first attend to their cardiovascular fitness, which can be developed through rollerblading, tennis, and soccer. These sports feature lateral movements similar to skiing and provide a good cardio workout. To reduce risk of injury, skiers should look to improve flexibility in their hips, thighs, groins, and lower backs. Next comes strength training, which focuses on the quadriceps muscles to protect the knees. Balance and agility are also vital and can be developed by doing lateral box jumps and tuck jumps. If any of these exercises prove problematic, chiropractic assessment and treatment can lead to improved joint flexibility, balance, and agility, which are needed to improve muscle strength and cardio fitness.

Here at FAMILY PRACTICE OF CHIROPRACTIC, our mission is to support as many people as possible in their quest for health and to educate them about chiropractic so they in return can educate others. To schedule an appointment please call 617-472-4220. We see infants, children, pregnant women, adults and also patients into their 80s and 90s. We often help patients that have tried many other types of treatment, even other chiropractors, to no avail. Our practice is located at 112 McGrath Hwy., Quincy.

P.S. If you begin falling on the ski slopes, resist the urge to throw out your hand to stop yourself, and do not try to stand up while still sliding.

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Voice For Health – Spinal Wear and Tear

Dr. FreedmanJust as wear-and-tear osteoarthritis can cause pain and limit mobility of the hips, knees, and finger joints, it can also affect the spinal (vertebral) joints. The term “spondylosis” refers to wear-and-tear changes to the spine, x-ray evidence of which can be seen in nearly everyone over the age of 70 and even in 10% of people by the age of 25 years. At whatever age spondylosis occurs, only some affected individuals experience problems as a result. Symptoms include muscle spasm and pain, loss of balance and difficulty walking, a grinding or popping sensation that occurs during movement of the spine, and headaches. Symptoms differ by what part of the spine is affected. Chiropractic treatment targets affected joints. Chiropractors believe that a healthy nervous system is synonymous with a healthy body. A subluxation, or the misalignment of a vertebra, may distress the nervous system and lead to a disorder causing back and neck pain.

At the FAMILY PRACTICE OF CHIROPRACTIC, we see infants, children, pregnant women, adults and also seniors. We can help patients with sports injuries, chronic pain, and acute trauma. To schedule an appointment, please call 617-472- 4220. Our practice is located at 112 McGrath Hwy., Quincy.

P.S. Spondylosis in the lower back may produce weakness or other nerve-related problems that affect the legs, rather than the arms or legs, which are affected more by spondylosis in the neck (cervical spondylosis)

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Voice For Health – A Matter Of Course

Dr. FreedmanIf you plan to golf on vacation, remember that swinging a golf club exerts a lot of strain on muscles and tendons. In fact, a golf swing places a higher compressive load on the lower back (eight times body weight) than running (three times) or even rowing (seven times). That is why a single swing can produce a herniated disc or even a compression fracture of one of the vertebral bodies. Although extremely painful, these injuries are rare. Muscle strains, however, are quite common due to the twisting that is required for a good swing. While the “modern” swing, with its inverted-C follow through, may make for longer drives than the “classic” swing, it also produces more torque and more injuries.

When sports injuries occur, chiropractors can help with things like strains and sprains, tendinitis, and stress fractures. Studies show that chiropractic treatment for low back pain is one of the most effective and cost-efficient approaches to restore mobility, reduce pain, and help people return to normal activities. To schedule an appointment, please call FAMILY PRACTICE OF CHIROPRACTIC at 617- 472-4229. We are located at 112 McGrath Hwy., Quincy.

P.S. Chiropractic treatment may improve your golf swing by readying your body for the forces that a swing generates.

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Voice For Health – Let’s Get Kids Moving

Dr. Freedman

If you needed evidence that active children have a higher quality of life than those who spend hours transfixed before TV and computer screens, we have it. Researchers surveyed 2,353 students aged 12-17 years old and used a pediatric-centered quality of life index to examine their physical, psychosocial, and emotional well-being, in addition to their ...


Schooled For Back Pain

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Although the summer weather may still be here - school days are upon us. Are now bored children have magically been reactivated to feeling that they did not have a full summer as the weight of their backpacks is upon them. Those once excited kids strain over bent shoulders with overly heavy school bags containing ...


Time To Spring Into Health

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Are You Ready to Spring into Better Shape and Health? Did you promise yourself that this year you would get into shape?  Do you want to feel young again and enjoy your health and life?  It can happen.  But, it is up to you to make a change.  Do something different. Let's Do It! It comes down to ...


Avoid Back Pain, Not the Basket

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Basketball season is upon us!  Whether we play professionally, for a school team, or for fun, it's time to stop defending the back court and  invest in the proper shoes to avoid future injuries. This way we can make the slam dunk of the season - without any lasting consequences. The majority of people choose fashion over ...


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