Family Practice of Chiropractic | Dr. Gabrielle Freedman

Voice For Health – Caring For Caregivers

Voice For Health – Caring For Caregivers

Dr. FreedmanIf you are caring for a spouse or other loved one with limited mobility, you may find that pushing a wheelchair results in shoulder and back pain. This discomfort is likely caused by exerting too much force on your lumbar (lower) spine and shoulders, which can lead to injury. According to a recent study, injuries of this type often occur among caregivers who push more than 220 pounds (which exceeds safety limits). The study, involving 62 able-bodied adults with an average age of 26, revealed that men were more apt to push past a safe load threshold before quitting than women were. A chiropractor can help caregivers avert such injuries, as well as treat injuries that do occur.

Chiropractors believe that the body is a perfect organism in its natural state, and all disease comes from a disruption in the body’s proper transmission of signals by the nerves. This affects the body’s ability to heal. Chiropractors assess to find which spinal levels are causing the dysfunction, and we adjust it to restore proper nerve flow so the nervous system can work as efficiently and effectively as possible. To schedule an appointment for chiropractic treatment, please call FAMILY PRACTICE OF CHIROPRACTIC at 617-472-4220. We accept most major insurance plans. Our office is located at 112 McGrath Hwy., Quincy.

P.S. When pushing a wheelchair, stay close to the handles with your back straight and elbows bent. Use your entire body weight and leg muscles to do the work.

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Dr. Gabrielle Freedman

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Dr. Gabrielle Freedman
Family Practice of Chiropractic
112 Mayor Thomas J McGrath Hwy
Quincy, MA 02169

Phone: (617) 472-4220
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