Sarasota Chiropractors

Do you know that that there are many people under the impression that they are lifting correctly?  Many of them are in disbelief when they injure their back during a "simple" lift. Even after getting a back injury from lifting, you will hear people comment, "but I bent my knees!"  At Chait Chiropractic Center we know there is more to safe lifting than just bending the knees. Here are five steps to safe lifting.

1. Get a firm footing, with your feet apart for a stable stance.  Stand close to load.  Squat (don't bend waist). Take a deep breath and tighten stomach muscles to help support your back under load.

2. Lift with your legs (they are a lot stronger than your back), bringing your back to the vertical position.

3. Hold load close to your body; puts less strain on your back.

4. If you must turn, turn with your feet, not by twisting your back.

5. Set the load down again by squatting, not bending your back. Keep your fingers out from under the load.

If you are someone you know has injured themselves by lifting improperly, call us today at 941-371-1070 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chait.

Friday, 09 June 2017 10:18

Pillows, Pillows and More Pillows!

You may need a new pillow if you are sleeping on your back on a flat pillow that is made from feathers or foam. Why?  Feather pillows tend to bunch up as you sleep and may lose the support of your head and neck. Flat foam pillows tend not to have the proper shape that supports your neck. Some foam pillows are molded better than others. Your pillow should have a neck roll that supports your neck and allows your head to drop back into extension. This type of pillow is called a cervical pillow.

If you sleep on your side, you will need a thicker pillow. A high density foam pillow that is the same thickness as the distance between the side of your head and the outside edge of your shoulder will be the best choice.  If you find yourself sleeping on your side with one hand propped under the pillow, this may be a clue that you’re not getting proper support from that pillow. Also, use a firm pillow between the knees to prevent the upper legs from pulling the spine out of alignment. This will reduce stress on your lower back and hips.

If you are a stomach sleeper, no wonder your neck hurts when you wake up. No pillow in the world is going to make you feel better! You need to learn new sleeping habits. Lying on your stomach with your head rotated to one side all night is going to cause you pain in your neck.

What should you look for when selecting a pillow? At Chait Chiropractic Center located in Sarasota Florida we can explain what to look for when purchasing a new pillow.  We will also provide you with a complimentary posture analysis to see how your pillow is effecting your posture.  Call us today at (941) 371-1070 to schedule an appointment.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 12:34

Do I Need Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic is more than getting out of pain.  At Chait Chiropractic Center we help you improve your body’s natural healing process to help get you back to optimal health through the Chiropractic Bio-Physics (CBP) technique.

Chiropractic takes a natural approach to health and helps increase the bodies ability to heal itself by removing nerve interference. This interference is called vertebral subluxation. Chiropractic care has been shown to reduce the need for most pain medication and medical interventions. Chiropractic has been proven to help people in all areas of their health and wellness.

Dr. Chait has been caring for for the Sarasota Community for over 30 years.  He wants you to be your very best.  At Chait Chiropractic Center, our goal is to help you strive for better health and/or return to a healthier lifestyle. We want to provide care for you and your family that will provide long-term benefits. Just relieving pain is not our answer, we want you to be healthy!

Dr. Chait offers a complimentary posture analysis to help you get started on being the best you can be. Call us today at (941) 371-1070 to schedule an appointment.

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