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Ten Reasons You Need To Fix Your Posture

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, September 17, 2019
TexStar Chiropractic - Ten Reasons You Need To Fix Your Posture

Greetings from Buda’s TexStar Chiropractic providing you with rock solid reasons why you should take posture seriously. Most of us may not even be aware that we may have bad posture and that our bad posture can (and will) cause a wide range of negative effects on health. Balance and posture training is just one of the many chiropractic services that we offer here in Buda that are designed to relieve quality of life health issues like the ten discussed here today.

Have you ever watched a toddler sit cross-legged? They sit with their backs straight, and it feels natural to them. Most adults don’t follow the example of young children. We hunch while we walk, slump at our desks and crane our necks forward staring at our phones. This poor posture can hurt our health. These ten reasons are why you need to start fixing your poor posture today:

  1. It can cause tension headaches. Leaning forward with your head down and your neck slumped will strain your back and neck muscles. This tension can cause headaches, especially at the end of the day.

  2. It makes you tired. Slouching puts pressure on your lungs, so you aren’t able to breathe as deeply. The less oxygen you get into your body, the more tired and fatigued you will start to feel.

  3. It can make your gastrointestinal reflux worse. Your stomach and organs are all under pressure when you are leaning forward. This pressure can make your digestive system very unhappy, especially if you are already prone to digestive issues.

  4. It causes back pain. The strain of poor posture puts your spine out of alignment which can cause back and muscle pain. Your Doctor of Chiropractic can provide regular adjustments to realign your spine. Ask for help on correcting your posture, too.

  5. It increases your risk of cardiovascular disease. Poor posture can cause blood vessel constriction leading to blood clots and vein disorders. All of these issues can eventually turn into cardiovascular disease.

  6. It can cause pinched nerves. Have you ever pinched a nerve? It hurts. It can happen in any part of your body, and it can be difficult to relieve the pain. Chiropractic adjustments can help.

  7. It can increase knee pain. The misalignment of the spine that occurs from poor posture puts more pressure on your joints, especially your knees. If you have arthritis of the knee, it will gradually get worse over time. Your Doctor of Chiropractic can help to fix your alignment and relieve some of the pressure from your knees.

  8. It can ruin your mood. A 2014 Health Psychology report found that people who sat upright reported higher self-esteem, alertness, better mood and felt less fear. Sit up straight, and you’ll feel a little better.

  9. It can wreck your bite. Poor spinal alignment can misalign your jaw joints. This can change the way you bite down. It can cause jaw pain, teeth issues or temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ).

  10. It can affect your sexual function. Poor posture, while you are sitting, shortens and tightens your pelvic floor muscles. When these muscles start to get weak, it can affect your sexual performance and enjoyment.

These are just a few of the side effects of poor posture. As previously mentioned, we can help you address bad posture and the negative effect that bad posture is having on your quality of life. TexStar’s Doctors of Chiropractic will help keep your spine healthy with regular adjustments. As you progress in your treatment, you can correct bad posture and the effects it may have on your overall health. Sit, stand and walk straight to feel healthier! Contact us today!

Source: Dr. Sherry McAllister, executive vice president, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress


Neck and Shoulder Pain Treatment in Buda-Kyle, TX

Michael Henry - Friday, September 06, 2019

Hi, my name is Debbie and 12 weeks ago, I woke up one morning with excruciating pain going through my shoulder through the outside of my right arm and my index finger was totally dead. So I saw my primary care doctor who referred me over here to TexStar, and I immediately showed up. They got me in the next day, and they immediately when I described my pain knew what disc we were talking about in my neck, confirmed it with x-rays, and the next day they had already come up with a plan for three phases of treatment for me.

The first phase was to give me some relief because it was horrible--the most horrible experience I've ever had. I had never been to a chiropractor before so the goal was to avoid having surgery on my neck. So, during phase one it was a little difficult and sometimes we had to even pack my arm in ice so I could get through the pain, but I got through it.

That was 4 weeks and so by the time we got into Phase 2, it was more fun because I was feeling better. So, I had little pet names for all the different machines that they had. I'm supposed to keep this PG, so I don't know if I should say what this machine actually did but it was really good at shaking your butt. But anyway head smashing was still my favorite. We got through that…I had a lot of fun with Ryan. He was a blast. He would play the right music for me so that I could get into it. And, I got through that. That was 6 weeks’ worth of that.

Now, I'm into Phase 3 and it's basically very simple. I just get adjusted I get to roll on the wonderful massage table they have here. But one thing that really has impressed me is the staff here has been very, very nice to me. They actually…you really believe that they care about you and they’re really intent on relieving my pain. It was really strange because you could even text them. I even sent them a picture from my vacation. You know, they would send me text messages and one day when I really felt good, I sent Ryan a text message: “Ryan I feel really good today!” You know and he was so excited to hear that. So, I mean, I really felt like these people cared about me and now that we're in Phase 3, I'm back to feeling fabulous.



Patient Has Arthritic Knee Pain Dramatically Reduced

Darren Kincaid - Monday, July 22, 2019

We thought we'd share some of TexStar Chiropractic's success stories for those here in Buda and Kyle who seek non-surgical and drug-free relief from chronic and systemic pain.  What a wonderful story is told below where a patient comes to Texstar Chiropractic Buda for relief of chronic back pain and as an aside, mentions to Dr. Henry that he was having a knee problem as well.  He wasn't there for the knee pain, but he walked out with BOTH conditions addressed without the need for any form of surgery or opioid medication.  Now that's what we call chiropractic success.  We hope you enjoy the video!

I really didn't come in to address a knee problem I was here for other things but while I was here Dr. Henry talked about some new treatments that might help the arthritis pain in my knee. To be honest I said “sure okay let's try it” but I had almost zero expectation that it was going to work.

I understand the idea it makes sense for me to address the muscles that support a joint, but I've been told for so long that arthritis pain was best addressed with pain management with activity reduction, with just learning to live with it. I didn't really like any of those options but I had accepted them. So I just didn't think that anything else was going to work and so imagine to my surprise when I started seeing some results. I saw definitely a reduction in pain, my mobility has increased on the tennis court particularly. I'm jogging again and so that was the real surprise.

I came in with no expectation that nothing would change, and not only did they change, but they changed dramatically.

This is one of countless examples of how our chiropractic care services in Buda and Kyle are changing lives.  Give us a call!


To Sleep Better, Visit a Doctor of Chiropractic

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 09, 2019
TexStar Chiropractic Buda and Kyle, TX

Do you have trouble getting a good night’s sleep? We’d like to share with you an article from The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, a not-for-profit organization that informs and educates the general public about the value of chiropractic care and its role in drug-free pain management. Residents of Buda and Kyle are encouraged to contact TexStar Chiropractic after reading this to discuss how a good night’s sleep just might be one chiropractic visit away.

It’s a well-known fact that pain causes sleep deprivation, but not so widely known is the fact that lack of sleep can impact pain levels. Even less known is the importance of proper sleeping posture. While good posture is important when sitting and standing, it’s even more important during sleep as the muscles and ligaments of your back relax while you sleep and need to be protected. The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the value of chiropractic care, highlights the correlation between sleep, proper sleeping posture and pain.

Sleep deprivation is linked to higher mortality risk and lower productivity, decreasing the U.S. Gross Domestic Product by 2.28 percent, or $411 billion each year, according to Rand Corp. These findings are a concern considering one in three Americans report their sleep quality as “poor” or “only fair.” There are many well-known sleep saboteurs, including improper sleeping postures, such as stomach sleeping, that can cause health problems ranging from neck and back pain to sleep apnea.

The National Sleep Foundation estimates that at least 57 percent of Americans suffer from pain that disrupts their sleep at least a few nights a week. More importantly, sleep loss has been shown to increase sensitivity to pain specifically by lowering pain thresholds.

Federal health officials have reviewed cases of dangerous, sometimes fatal, incidents tied to insomnia medications.

Roughly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic neck pain, headaches, pinched nerves, and other chronic pains that interferes with their daily activities, yet, very few doctors have specialized training in pain management. Pain education for North American medical students is limited, variable and often fragmentary, according to The Journal of Pain.

Doctors of chiropractic (DC) take a natural, holistic approach to pain management by bringing the body back into alignment, recommending exercises and other activities to help patients regain their normal range of motion and flexibility, while relieving not only the pain symptoms but also correcting the issue that is causing the pain.

Chiropractic care benefits include better sleep, less dependence on sleep medications

Many Americans are seeking alternatives to insomnia medications especially since the FDA published the results of a new safety review based on recent reports of serious injuries and deaths related to prescription sleep medicines.

“Although most patients initially seek chiropractic care due to back or neck pain, many find that not only does their pain decrease and sleep improve, they also lower their stress and generally feel better and more energetic,” said Sherry McAllister, DC, executive vice president of F4CP. “Chiropractic care can also help people who are trying to stop taking highly addictive sleeping pills and sedatives. Typical symptoms of withdrawal include trouble sleeping, restlessness and anxiety. In addition to chiropractic care, other behavioral, dietary and lifestyle choices need to be examined. TexStar’s doctors of chiropractic here in Buda can design a comprehensive care plan that supports a patient’s waking and sleeping hours.”

Chiropractic is a non-pharmacological care approach that focuses on one of the top causes of inadequate sleep: neuro-musculoskeletal pain. While designing a care plan to manage pain, a DC will discuss sleep habits and other lifestyle choices that could be contributing to pain or lack of mobility. DCs are required to complete undergraduate training, followed by four to five years of chiropractic college, residency and/or internship programs, and finally, national board exams, state licensure exams and continuing education — similar to other healthcare providers.

“Along with nutrition, stress management and proper posture, sleep is one of the most important factors in keeping us healthy, productive and happy,” said Dr. McAllister. “All four require attention and action because they influence one another in many ways. Doctors of chiropractic can design a care plan that naturally helps people improve all these areas of their life.”

TexStar Chiropractic serving both Buda and Kyle will change your life. We encourage you to spend a few moments watching our patient testimonials so you can hear first-hand how measurable relief is achievable in as few as a single treatment. Give us a call!


TexStar Chiropractic Buda Update - 25 June 2019

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 25, 2019

We are a week away from opening our TexStar Chiropractic - Buda clinic and couldn't be more excited. We open next Monday, July 1st! Watch this short video on our progress and we hope to see you on opening day.

 


Susan B. Avoids Knee and Back Surgery – Pain Decreasing with Every TexStar Treatment!

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 19, 2019

She couldn’t go down steps comfortably. She quit walking because of knee pain. Her back pain was constant and robbed her of sleep. She was destined for the surgeon’s knife, but she wisely gave chiropractic treatment a shot before surgery. Listen to the joy in patient X’s voice as she describes instant pain relief upon her first chiropractic treatment for her knee pain and first chiropractic treatment for her lower back pain. It is genuinely and humbly rewarding to us to know that patient X is witnessing measurable results with each and every treatment here at TexStar Chiropractic (Austin and Buda, TX)! Looking forward to seeing you walking comfortably out on the greenbelt, patient x!

I came here about a month ago. I was having really bad knee pain. I couldn't even go up and down stairs comfortably. I was beginning to not take my typical walks on the Greenbelt because it was hurting so bad. My lower back pain was pretty much constant and made it to where it was even hard to sleep. I would just toss and turn. It finally got so bad that I knew I had to do something, so I decided to try chiropractor first because I figured I was going to end up in surgery and I didn't want that. Well, I'm so glad I came! Within the first visit had me out of pain and every visit after that just constant improvement! These guys know what they're doing. I love Dr. Tran and Dr. Henry they're both wonderful and the staff and I highly recommend Texstar.

And to all of you anxiously awaiting the grand opening of TexStar Chiropractic in Buda, TX, we are on schedule for a July 2019 opening. We can’t wait to serve all the great people out in Kyle and Buda with the very best in chiropractic care services.


TexStar Chiropractic Buda Update - 17 June 2019

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Here's an update of our new office location in Buda, Texas.

 


Diane’s Knee, Lower Back, and Neck Pain – GONE!

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 13, 2019

Our patient, Diane, describes a very real “change in my body” while after receiving multiple chiropractic care services here at TexStar Chiropractic (Austin, TX). Her initial interest in TexStar Chiropractic was to learn about chiropractic treatment for severe knee pain. We’re proud to inform that her knee pain is now fully addressed. She can’t tell the difference between her treated knee and her other fully healthy knee. Soon her attention turned to the systemic pain she had in her lower back. In her video, she acknowledges the success of the chiropractic treatment we delivered to address lower back pain. She also celebrates the success of her chiropractic treatment for neck pain. What a joy we have in our relationship with Diane as together we celebrate the return to a quality-of-life that she once did not think possible.

“Hi My name is Diane and I have been coming to the clinic here since about August. I have really noticed a changed in my body I was having knee problems. My knee felt like it was something really bad was wrong with it. It was very stiff and now my knee is very limber and I can't even tell the difference between the two knees/ I really feel that my knee has straighten out. My lower back is doing great, the pain is gone in my neck as well. So, I really feel that I have benefited from going through this process. I enjoy coming to the office. Everyone is very friendly, very helpful, and really take their time. It's a really great place to come. I highly recommend anyone who's having issues with joint pain, knee pain, neck pain, back pain or anything. Come in and see Dr. Henry and Dr. Tran and be assessed by them to see if there's something better that can be done for you, because there is. Great things can be done”.

Diane, we celebrate your success and commitment to living a pain-free life. We are also proud to announce the July opening of TexStar Chiropractic Buda which will offer you and the fine people of Kyle and Buda more flexibility and convenience in securing your chiropractic treatment.


Erin’s Knee Pain Is History! Bravo Erin!

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 07, 2019

Listen to Erin tell her story below about once having knee pain that hampered walking and bending her knee. The keyword there is “once” as Erin’s knee pain is now gone after enjoying highly successful chiropractic knee pain treatment services at our Texstar Chiropractic Austin location. Erin, it is indeed our privilege to team with you to return you to the pain-free life that you so deserve.

A bit of background for you here about how Erin took active control of her knee pain management. Like most people suffering chronic and systemic knee pain, Erin turned to us here at TexStar Chiropractic desperate to get control of the pain that prohibited her once happy and healthy physical life style. We shared with her the details of the various chiropractic services that we provide in Austin, Kyle, and Buda, TX. Of course we discussed in detail the chiropractic knee pain treatment services that has restored quality of life to countless TexStar Chiropractic patients. Listen to Erin discuss the results of the treatment.

“I came in with some weird feeling pain in my knee with some kind of soft tissue damage from I don't even know what. And I was having trouble bending it, having trouble walking any kind of serious distance. Through a series of treatments manipulations it is all better. I haven't had any pain throughout the treatment and so it's feeling a lot better”.

Erin, we appreciate your kind feedback. More importantly, we celebrate your return to painlessly doing the things that you love. Additionally, we are proud to soon offer you and the fine people of Kyle and Buda with the ability to receive a full suite of chiropractic services at our soon-to-open TexStar Chiropractic clinic in Buda.


Chiropractic Care To End Pain and Potentially Deadly Sleep Deprivation

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 05, 2019
TexStar Chiropractic Buda and Kyle, TX

Today we continue our public service by sharing with you the dangers of pain-related sleep deprivation and sleep medications. We source and give credit to the non-profit Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) for publishing the facts regarding how chiropractic care will relieve pain, improve your quality of sleep, and reduce and/or eliminate your need to use dangerous sleep medications.

Sleep medications present a very real mortality risk, and everyone should take any and all measures possible to reduce (and ultimately eliminate) dependency on them. We provide sleep deprivation chiropractic treatment to our friends in Buda and Kyle.

We invite you to call us after reading the F4CP story below. All of us here at TexStar Chiropractic here in Buda wish all of you the ability to enjoy pain and drug-free deep sleep. Now on to F4CP’s findings.

Better Sleep Month Tip: Visit a Doctor of Chiropractic
Improved sleep is a key benefit of chiropractic care

San Jose, Calif. – May 7, 2019 – It’s a well-known fact that pain causes sleep deprivation, but not so widely known is the fact that lack of sleep can impact pain levels. Even less known is the importance of proper sleeping posture. While good posture is important when sitting and standing, it’s even more important during sleep as the muscles and ligaments of your back relax while you sleep and need to be protected. The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the value of chiropractic care, highlights the correlation between sleep, proper sleeping posture and pain during Better Sleep Month. Better Sleep Month, which occurs annually each May, recognizes the important role of sleep in optimizing health and wellness. Sleep deprivation is linked to higher mortality risk and lower productivity, decreasing the U.S. Gross Domestic Product by 2.28 percent, or $411 billion each year, according to Rand Corp. These findings are a concern considering one in three Americans report their sleep quality as “poor” or “only fair.” There are many well-known sleep saboteurs, including improper sleeping postures, such as stomach sleeping, that can cause health problems ranging from neck and back pain to sleep apnea.

The National Sleep Foundation estimates that at least 57 percent of Americans suffer from pain that disrupts their sleep at least a few nights a week. More importantly, sleep loss has been shown to increase sensitivity to pain specifically By lowering pain thresholds.

Federal health officials have reviewed cases of dangerous, sometimes fatal, incidents tied to insomnia medications.

Roughly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain that interferes with their daily activities, yet, very few doctors have specialized training in pain management. Pain education for North American medical students is limited, variable and often fragmentary, according to The Journal of Pain.

Doctors of chiropractic (DC) take a natural, holistic approach to pain management by bringing the body back into alignment, recommending exercises and other activities to help patients regain their normal range of motion and flexibility, while relieving not only the pain symptoms but also correcting the issue that is causing the pain.

Chiropractic care benefits include better sleep, less dependence on sleep medications

Many Americans are seeking alternatives to insomnia medications especially since the FDA published the results of a new safety review based on recent reports of serious injuries and deaths related to prescription sleep medicines.

“Although most patients initially seek chiropractic care due to back or neck pain, many find that not only does their pain decrease and sleep improve, they also lower their stress and generally feel better and more energetic,” said Sherry McAllister, DC, executive vice president of F4CP. “Chiropractic care can also help people who are trying to stop taking highly addictive sleeping pills and sedatives. Typical symptoms of withdrawal include trouble sleeping, restlessness and anxiety. In addition to chiropractic care, other behavioral, dietary and lifestyle choices need to be examined. A doctor of chiropractic can design a comprehensive care plan that supports a patient’s waking and sleeping hours.

Chiropractic is a non-pharmacological care approach that focuses on one of the top causes of inadequate sleep: neuro-musculoskeletal pain. While designing a care plan to manage pain, a DC will discuss sleep habits and other lifestyle choices that could be contributing to pain or lack of mobility. DCs are required to complete undergraduate training, followed by four to five years of chiropractic college, residency and/or internship programs, and finally, national board exams, state licensure exams and continuing education — similar to other healthcare providers.

“Along with nutrition, stress management and proper posture, sleep is one of the most important factors in keeping us healthy, productive and happy,” said Dr. McAllister. “All four require attention and action because they influence one another in many ways. Doctors of chiropractic can design a care plan that naturally helps people improve all these areas of their life.”

So there you have it. Sleep deprivation and sleep medication can be a deadly duo. We offer a proven path toward reduced (and often complete elimination of) back, neck, and spine pain that is robbing you of a good night’s sleep. We can put you on a path toward eliminating your reliance upon sleep medications. For chiropractic care in Buda or Kyle, contact us or call (512) 523-6433.