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    Stretching Tips for Safe Running

    Last updated 1 day 5 hours ago

    Running or jogging is a great way to exercise, but it is important to stretch your body in order to prevent injuries. Fortunately, there are various different stretches that you can practice in order to stay loose. Watch this video to learn a few stretching tips for safe running.

    The best time to stretch out your muscles is after a warm up or a cool down. You can stretch your quadriceps by lifting your foot behind your body and pulling your foot against your glute with the arm on the same side of your body. You can also stretch your inner thighs by leaning on one leg and extending the other; however, avoid overextending. Finally, stretch your hamstrings by standing straight and reaching down to touch your toes.

    The Back and Neck Pain Relief Center in Springfield, Pennsylvania, provides back and neck pain relief as well as chiropractic care. If you live in the area, feel free to give us a call at (215) 346-7156, visit our website, or stop by today.

    Spring Training: A Look at Common Baseball Injuries

    Last updated 10 days ago

    All athletic activities come with a risk of injury, and the game of baseball is no exception. Amateur and professional athletes alike can suffer trauma through both sudden accidents and long-term repetitive movement. Key to sustaining a long and healthy athletic career is attending to the signs of injury when they first appear. The following information highlights injuries common to baseball players that chiropractic care can often address.

    Damaged Knee Cartilage

    Baseball players are constantly on the move. Whether they’re trying to steal a base or catch a fly ball, these athletes must be ever ready to sprint and change direction at a moment’s notice. Unfortunately, this type of stop and go movement can place tremendous pressure on the knee joints. Under some circumstances, a dash for a ball or rush to a base can cause the cartilage in the knee to tear. A quick redirection when going after a wayward ball can also lead to a ripped anterior cruciate ligament or medial collateral ligament.

    Shoulder Trauma

    Baseball players must be ready on occasion to throw a ball hit in their direction, but starting pitchers must prepare to throw upwards of 100 pitches each time they come to the mound. Given that the average starting pitcher opens approximately 30 games per baseball season, he can easily be at risk for shoulder injuries. The rotator cuff, which is made up of several muscles, can experience strains and tears due to overuse. The tendons attached to these muscles can also experience tendonitis.

    Elbow Strain

    Pitching and throwing also require frequent elbow movement. As a result, many baseball players suffer from elbow injuries that affect the tendons on either side of this joint. Baseball players who irritate the tendon at the interior of the elbow may develop golfer’s elbow. Those who inflame the connective tissue at the exterior of the elbow might get diagnosed with tennis elbow.

    Back & Neck Pain Relief Center offers chiropractic care services for athletes living in the greater Springfield area. If you are experiencing knee, shoulder, or elbow issues due to a sports injury, Dr. Schneider and athletic trainer Dr. Waitkevich can help. To schedule an appointment, call (215) 346-7156. 

    Checking to See if You Have Tennis Elbow

    Last updated 17 days ago

    Tennis elbow can develop from any recurring activity that strains the tendon at the elbow joint. This video demonstrates at-home tests you can perform to determine if you have tennis elbow.

    First, gently rub the skin and underlying muscle just below the elbow joint. Do you feel any pain upon applying pressure? Second, bend your hand out of alignment with your arm. To do so, position your arm perpendicular to the floor and push on your hand, or use the same initial stance to push on just the middle finger. In either case, if pain presents, you might have tennis elbow.

    Back & Neck Pain Relief Center can get you back into peak athletic form. To schedule an appointment with chiropractor Dr. Schneider or athletic trainer Dr. Waitkevich, call our Springfield office at (215) 346-7156.

    Medicare Mondays!

    Last updated 17 days ago

    Do you have Medicare? Join us at Back & Neck Pain Relief Center Monday mornings, from 9:30AM - 12PM. For the month of April, Medicare patients will receive a special discounted rate for massage appointments!

    Holistic Healing for Common Types of Pain

    Last updated 22 days ago

    When you’re coping with chronic back or neck pain, you may have to put life as you know it on pause. Pain can interfere with your ability to take part in your favorite activities and may even prevent you from fulfilling work and family responsibilities. The quandary many people face is wanting relief but not wanting to take pain medications. The good news is that, in many cases, you don’t have to. Holistic approaches, including rest, massage therapy, and chiropractic care, could resolve your pain and help you reclaim your life. 

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    Learn more about common pain sites around the body, including neck and back pain, and holistic treatments that can help with this infographic from the chiropractors at Philadelphia’s Back & Neck Pain Relief Center. Help others find pain relief with help from a chiropractor by sharing this information with them. 

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