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Safe and Effective Treatment for Kids’ Headaches and Back Pain

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 27, 2020

You’re going to love Dr. Tran’s short video below with his daughter Harper filmed here at Austin’s TexStar Chiropractic. Dr. Tran demonstrates how he adjusts Harper when she is feeling discomfort or preventatively to keep her active and healthy. Watch as Dr. Tran assess his patient, checks her hip alignment, and performs a spinal adjustment to bring her legs, neck, and hips back into alignment. The chiropractic adjustment demonstrated by Dr. Tran helps kids suffering from injuries as well as headaches and normal growing pains.

We want to thank Harper for being such a great little patient and for helping us to teach other kids and parents about how chiropractic care can help them grow up healthy. If your child is injured and in pain or suffers from back pain or headaches, reach out to us here at Austin’s TexStar Chiropractic to find out if we can help!


Freeze Your Pain in its Tracks with Spot Cryotherapy

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Hey there from your health care team here at Austin’s TexStar Chiropractic. In the video below, Dr. Henry proudly introduces a new treatment option we have brought into all of our clinics. It’s called “cryotherapy therapy” and what it does is rapidly drops the skin temperature in the area being treated to produce a neural response that turns off the pain signal to your brain. It also stimulates your body’s natural anti-inflammatory response. This is a particularly effective treatment for various types of pain associated with tissue damage, muscle spasms, inflammation, and a host of other ailments anywhere in the body.

Watch the video below to see how Dr. Henry treats a patient’s elbow and arm pain using Cryoscreen liquid C02 applicator.


Learn more by visiting our cryotherapy webpage.

It has been great seeing so many of you back in the office this last week and even better seeing the beginning of things returning to some semblance of normal out in the community. So that we can continue this progress we are continuing to maintain social distancing as much as possible as well as asking all our patients to please wear a mask when visiting our offices to help protect our more vulnerable populations.

If you are ready to get back to getting better give us a call, and let your doctor know if you want to try this great new treatment option!


Tips to Keep Your Immune System Strong

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Greetings Once Again Everyone

We celebrate the ability to author topics and tips designed to improve your overall health and quality of life. Today, we are proud to introduce to you (via video) another member of our Austin TexStar chiropractic team, Dr. Bao Tran, DC. Dr. Tran offers some really good advice about how we all can boost our immune system via very simple immune system-enhancing behaviors:

  • Go outside (and get vitamin D)
  • Eat fruits, vegetables, and nuts
  • Eat healthy fats (olive oil, salmon, avocado, etc)
  • Exercise (hike, walk, bike, jog)
  • Get seven to eight hours of sleep
  • Hydrate
  • Manage stress

Thank you, Dr. Tran for taking time out of your day to selflessly educate us all. If your new to our blog, we encourage you to check out our other recent pain and health tutorials such as our TexStar Chiropractic at-home neck care tutorial, our at-home lower back care tutorial, and our work from home ergonomics tips.

If you suffer any acute or systemic spine or neck pain, know that the entire team here at Austin’s TexStar Chiropractic is ready to help relieve your pain and move you toward the quality of life that you deserve. Call us!


Governor Abbott Reappoints Dr. Henry, DC, To Texas Board Of Chiropractic Examiners

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 06, 2020

TexStar Chiropractic is proud to announce that Governor Abbott recently reappointed our very own Dr. Henry, DC, to the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE). The TBCE is the regulatory agency that licenses and regulates the practice of chiropractic in the state. This board appointment entrusts Dr. Henry to help ensure that all Texans have access to safe, effective, and high quality chiropractic care. Dr Henry has served as a TBCE Board Member since November 2016.


Governor Abbott Reappoints

Henry to

Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Monday, May 4, 2020 • Austin, Texas • Appointment

Why is this so important to us here at TexStar Chiropractic? We all love our profession. We have the privilege of increasing the quality of life of our fellow Texans by relieving them of pain and restoring genuine quality of life. Dr. Henry’s passion for chiropractic care and for his fellow Texans is exhibited in many ways, not the least of which is serving on the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners since 2016. This is a volunteer and time consuming duty that Dr. Henry embraces as a way to give back to his profession, to grow as a professional, and to serve his community.

So, congrats Dr. Henry, and thank you for taking care of us in so many ways. Read Governor Abbott’s press release on the appointment here.


Work from Home Ergonomics Tips from Dr. Henry

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Hello Everyone

Dr. Henry here from TexStar Chiropractic here in Austin. We’re going to keep the at-home neck and spine health instructional videos going because they appear to be making a difference for you. Thank you, Ryan for our TexStar Chiropractic at-home neck care tutorial, and Mariah for our at-home lower back care tutorial. Today it’s my turn and I’m going to offer some tips regarding proper ergonomics while working from home.

I cover several things in the video that you can do to take better care for your spine and neck: Periodically change positions (and how to do this), take breaks, how to sit straight correctly, elevate your monitor, keyboard positioning, and the benefits of using headsets. It’s all easy stuff, so sit back, watch, enjoy, and hopefully learn a few things that will make a difference for you.

Don’t forget to take these tips with you when you return to your office or normal workspace. As always, if you suffer acute and/or systemic pain that holds you back from the quality of life that you deserve, contact us anytime.


At-Home Exercises For Neck Stress and Pain

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 23, 2020

Hello again from your caring team here at Austin’s TexStar Chiropractic. Given the warm feedback we received regarding last week’s blog post and video about at-home exercises for the lower back, we thought we’d serve up new video to address another common health complaint, neck pain. All of us here at TexStar Chiropractic understand the physical and mental stress associated with this pandemic, and that this stress can manifest itself into neck pain. In this video, Ryan, our lead rehabilitation technician, leads a short three-minute video depicting several exercises that you can accomplish at home and which hopefully will help you address discomfort within your neck.

Here is Ryan:

These are exercises designed for both the young and seniors alike. However, if you experience pain while doing any of these exercises STOP. Also, if you are already having pain that is not getting better with basic home care, call us. We can either give you some other home recommendations to try or get you scheduled for a visit in the office if needed.

Keep your chin up!


Texstar Home Core Exercises with Mariah

Darren Kincaid - Friday, April 17, 2020

Greetings All….

Today’s blog post is a follow-up to our latest TexStar Chiropractic blog post regarding home care. All of us here at Buda and Austin’s TexStar Chiropractic miss you, and we want to make sure that during this time when gyms are closed and our normal routines are interrupted that you are taking the time to exercise and keep your core strong. Mariah, the Buda office’s lead rehab tech has put together a great video demonstrating some great home exercises that you can do every day to keep your core strong. Keeping your core strong helps to stabilize your spine which will help you prevent back pain but if you are already having pain that is not getting better with basic home care, call us. We can either give you some other home recommendations to try or get you scheduled for a visit in the office if needed.

These are exercises designed for the young and seniors alike, but if you experience pain while doing any of these exercises STOP.

Here is Mariah:

The entire team here at TexStar Chiropractic send our best wishes to you and remind you not to neglect your physical and mental health during these most challenging times. We’re here for you!


TexStar COVID-19 Update - April 13, 2020

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 13, 2020
TexStar COVID Update

Hi Everyone!

Dr. Henry, Dr. Tran, and Dr. Woods here,

First off, we want to let all our wellness care patients know how much we miss you and that we can’t wait to see your smiling faces back in our offices soon. This too shall pass, and we will be here for you when it does (or sooner if you need us).

Secondly, for our patients that are experiencing pain, dysfunction or on acute care treatment plans there have been a few updates to local health care recommendations which will slightly change how your visits look here in our office.


    We will be extending our COVID-19 safety procedures through at least April 30th.

    We are further limiting the number of treatment slots we are offering to enable us to maintain good social distancing in the office. We ask that your guests wait outside when possible or let us know they are coming so we can plan accordingly. We also ask that if you are early you call us before coming into the office. We apologize for any inconvenience.


    We have arranged specific treatment windows for our higher risk patients due to greater than expected demand. Our older and immunocompromised patients that are in enough pain to need care now can be seen with very limited contact from staff and no contact at all with other patients.


    Following updated CDC recommendations our treatment staff will be wearing face masks when distancing is not possible such as during your adjustment and hands-on rehab. We also recommend that you follow the local recommendations of wearing a face covering when you are out anywhere in public when maintaining 6-foot separation isn’t possible.


    We will continue the social distancing and sanitation practices that we have outlined in our previous email.


We want to remind you that if you are having pain that is not getting better with basic home care then call us before coming in and we may be able to recommend some other things for you to try at home.

Finally, remember that if you are in pain don’t wait until it’s unbearable. We want you to try home care first but don’t let a small thing that can be corrected in one or two visits turn into a bigger issue that will require more care or worse a visit to an ER or urgent care.

You are all in our thoughts. Stay safe and call us (512) 899-2228, text us (512) 956-0111, or email us if there is anything we can do to help.

Sincerely,
Your TexStar Chiropractic Team

 


TexStar COVID Update

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 25, 2020
TexStar COVID Update

We are Still Here to Serve You

Since our last notice went out both state and local authorities have issued directives to help to manage healthcare resource shortages and slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Today, March 24th , Travis County has issued a “Stay Home – Work Safe” order which mandates citizens to only leave their residences to perform Essential Activities, such as procuring groceries, going to doctors’ appointments, or going to work if they work in an Essential Service industry.

In today’s directive county officials strongly encouraged all Essential Service providers, such as our office, to remain open if they are able to do so.

How We are Doing Our Part

Before these directives came out TexStar had already taken steps to postpone non-essential appointments, while ensuring that those who needed us most could still access care. (see our March 18th email)

Our focus will remain on taking pressure off the rest of the health care system, and other essential service providers while they work tirelessly to deal with the effects of this virus.

To do this we are extending or enacting the following measures:


    Scheduling priority will be given to Essential Service Providers such as doctors, nurses, first responders and the service workers that ensure that those isolated at home have what they need

    We will continue to postpone all non-essential care until April 13th (unless local recommendations change)

    We are strictly enforcing social distancing, patient screening, and CDC recommended sanitation measures in our offices

    We ask that all patients who are 65 and above or immunocompromised postpone any care in our office unless their symptoms are severe enough that they would otherwise seek care in medical office, urgent care facility or emergency room

What we Need from You:


  • If you feel like your care can wait until April 13th call us to reschedule your appointment

  • Arrive within 5 minutes of your scheduled appointment time so that we can better control the number of patients in our office at any one time call us to reschedule your appointment

  • Come to your appointment alone unless assistance is needed

  • If you are a senior or immunocompromised but feel that you need to be seen, call our office to discuss with one of our doctors if postponing care is possible for your situation

  • Stay home if you or someone you have been in close contact with in the last 14 days has had any signs of respiratory infection, a fever of 100.4, a cough, shortness of breath, been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, or traveled internationally

    Just remember that we are here for you even if we can’t see you in person. If you have questions, concerns, or just need to say hello please give us a call.

 


Thirty-Nine Weeks Pregnant and Feeling Much Better

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Here’s another feel good story for all of us here at TexStar Chiropractic. Below is a success story about how we helped Brittany, our patient with pregnancy-related upper and lower back pain. We encourage those of you out there who believe your pregnancy is contributing to neck and/or back pain to call and discuss the merits of prenatal and post-natal chiropractic care. Take a moment and listen to the testimonial below and know that Brittany is not alone in enjoying the therapeutic rewards of prenatal chiropractic treatment.

Hey guys, I am a patient here at TexStar Chiropractic. I came in here because I had a lot of upper back pain and lower back pain. I'm obviously very pregnant, I'm 39 weeks pregnant. I had heard wonderful things about chiropractic care, was a little nervous, but decided to give it a try. I've been seeing Dr. Woods for my last seven visits and I've had wonderful results. I have a lot more mobility in my lower body and lower back. Also the pain that was coming in from my upper back and around my side is gone. So I've been really impressed with the care and the services that I received here.

Pregnant and suffering neck and/or back pain? At TexStar Chiropractic here in Austin, we’re here for you. Give us a call!



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