Thursday, December 16, 2010

Age is Just a Number

This morning in the gym I saw two 70 year old ladies "pumping iron" (lifting weights). Very cool.  They were energetic and moving with purpose.  So age can be just a number......with the right preparation.  One thing I noticed which can be very helpful for those wanting to be like these ladies is that they were keeping each other accountable.  I overheard them discussing what their plan was for the morning.  They discussed how many reps, how much weight and in what order they would be doing the exercises.  This can help keep you motivated with a purpose.  They also were being safe and lifting the weights with the proper, technique,  posture, etc.  So a few tips that may help make your New Year the beginning of a new life is to find a workout partner to keep you accountable, plan your activities, find out from your chiropractor which exercises you should refrain from, perhaps hire a trainer for a few sessions to learn proper technique and how to use the equipment, have clear cut goals and above all have fun! 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Is it really Carpal Tunnel?

Numbness and tingling = Carpal Tunnel?

Often when someone is experiencing numbness and tingling in their hands or arms they immediately assume they are getting Carpal Tunnel. However, there are many different conditions that can cause similar symptoms and actually, true Carpal Tunnel is pretty rare. Other conditions such as Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Cervical Disc herniations, and cardiovascular problems are very common and can often get missed diagnosed as Carpal Tunnel. Someone with these symptoms should be properly evaluated by an expert in neuromusculoskeletal disorders, such as your chiropractor, to get a proper diagnosis and treatment.

Most true Carpal Tunnel can be treated conservatively without the need for drugs or surgery. Many times it is initially treated by doctors with an anti-inflammatory which is fine for the symptoms, however, Carpal Tunnel is a structural problem not a chemical problem and structural problem needs to be properly addressed. At Kingwood Chiropractic Associates, once we have pin pointed the cause of the condition, we can then properly treat the cause and not just the symptom. If you suffer from Carpal Tunnel like symptoms, contact Kingwood Chiropractic Associates at 281-359-6932.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wellness Wednesday: Special 30 minute workshop on Carpal Tunnel tonight at Kingwood Chiropractic Associates. Begins at 5:30pm.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Kingwood Farmers Market

The first Kingwood Farmers Market will be held on Thursday, May 13th from 3 to 7 in Town Center. The market will be held every Thursday afternoon and is a function of the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee, chaired by Tom Cook. So come support the Kingwood Farmers Market and get fresh locally grown produce, meat and other items.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Gluten Intolerance

Approximately 40% of Americans have the genetic potential to become gluten intolerant. More than 1% of Americans have celiac disease. In fact, this percentage may be a low estimate because most physicians are unfamiliar with the signs and symptoms of celiac disease, which can be a “great masquerader”. Importantly, gluten intolerance and celiac disease may be related to a variety of serious disorders.Read the full text of the article