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Sitting Positions For Less Back Pain

At Dr. Maryam Jafarieh’s chiropractic clinic we treat patients and relieve pain, but patient self-care is just as important for their continued health. Simple changes to everyday habits can help you to live a pain-free life.  So many of us spend a lot of a typical day sitting, between working at computer desks, watching TV, and commuting to work. All of this sitting can cause back pain, making it the most common reason patients visit the chiropractor.  Making a few adjustments to how you sit can ease this stress, help alleviate back pain, and minimize future visits.
You will actually put less stress on your back when you don’t sit up straight. Leaning back just enough so that your thighs are at a 135-degree angle with your torso is an optimal seated position for preventing back pain. Long periods of sitting are what really increase the risk of muscle pulls, strains, and cramps. So if you don’t have time to walk around and stretch at the office try switching between sitting and standing…

Benefits of Weight Loss

Dr. Maryam Jafarieh, DC, wants patients to understand that there is more to weight loss than being skinny. If you are constantly fatigued, feel excessive joint pain, often stressed, and losing a desire for the things you love, it may be time to reflect on your eating habits. Dropping weight doesn’t come easy and requires dedication and commitment, but by eating more nutritious foods will improve your quality of sleep, balance out your hormones, and put you in a better mood overall.
Weight loss can improve your mental fitness. This is because exercise releases endorphins, also known as the feel-good chemicals that reduce our perception of pain and deliver a positive feeling. A nutritious diet will also improve your quality of rest and alleviate symptoms of stress and anxiety. If you are struggling with nutrition, don’t be afraid to ask for help. We can help you be the best version of yourself.
If you have questions or concerns regarding weight loss advice, please give us a call. To learn…

Overall Wellness

The motions of daily life, if done incorrectly, can result in injury to the spine. According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), wellness is defined as “an active process that promotes health and enhances the quality of life.” We all stand, sit, lift, sleep, talk on the phone and partake in some sort of physical activity on a daily basis. At Ft. Lauderdale Chiropractic, Dr. Maryam Jafarieh, DC, wants patients to utilize wellness tips so that they can improve their everyday lives.

Disconnect for at least two hours – disconnecting from your phone will eliminate anxiety and help regulate sleep patterns. Limit your social media time to be more mindful.
Schedule a nap – this may sound impossible, but as long as you can squeeze in a short 30 minutes of shut-eye during your busy day, you will feel rejuvenated and alert.
Get a massage – a massage will help relax the muscles, ease joint pain, lower stress, and bring more relaxation to your everyday life.

If you have questions or con…

Warm-Ups

We advocate a preventive approach to injuries at Dr. Maryam Jafarieh’s chiropractic office in Fort Lauderdale. When the muscles are strong, they help to keep the back in line and support the weight of other tissues. But when exercising, people should be aware of how to warm-up properly so as not to incur soft-tissue injuries.
When muscles have blood flowing into them, they are less likely to fray or tear. For this reason, they should be warmed up using dynamic stretches. Dynamic stretches are those which keep them in motion while people get their heart rates up. Some examples would be arm circles and butt-kicks, as well as yoga routines that put the body through a series of postures.
Static stretches are those which require a person to hold a pose while still. These stretches are better saved for the cool-down at the end of a work-out. The warm-up and cool-down should each take about five minutes, with the central portion of the work-out taking at least twenty minutes.
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Make More Time for Yourself

Do you find it difficult to schedule time for yourself, because you have children or you spend too much time pleasing others? Dr. Maryam Jafarieh, DC, encourages patients to give his or her brain a chance to replenish and rest. Being by yourself with no distractions allows you to reflect on your goals, your progress, and changes you want to make in your life.
Moments by yourself give you time to recover your resources from the stress of being around others. In addition, “me time” also allows the opportunity to improve concentration, make you more productive, give space for self-discovery and provides you with the chance to reflect on situations that are happening in your life. Quality “me” time doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be alone, either. Just doing activities and things that you love counts too!
If you have questions or concerns regarding overall wellness advice, please give us a call. To learn about services we provide at the practice, visit www.ftlauderdalechiropractic.com …

Car Accidents and Chiropractic Treatment

Car accidents that aren’t major collisions are too often overlooked by those involved.  More worried about an insurance claim or being late for work, we don’t always stop to assess what damage may have been done to our bodies. Because of the sudden and unnatural movement of a body during a car accident, anyone involved should visit a chiropractor for evaluation. At Dr. Maryam Jafarieh’s chiropractic clinic, we know that some passengers feel the effects of whiplash injuries immediately following an accident, while others may walk away not feeling injured and only experience pain later. This is why a chiropractor should always be consulted.
The most common site of pain and stiffness for passengers involved in an accident are the neck and back.  A chiropractor can evaluate these injuries, as well as treat damage to both hard and soft tissue. Depending on a patient’s evaluation the chiropractor may perform an adjustment, or assign exercises to help heal a particular injury.  If you have be…

The Truth about Back Pain

Eighty percent of people will have significant back pain at some point in their life. Additionally, the discomfort of back pain can be very complex as symptoms vary from individual to individual. If the pain is interfering with your ability to complete your daily activities it is advisable to seek help right away before the pain grows worse. An accurate diagnosis of the source of your back pain requires a consultation with Dr. Maryam Jafarieh, DC of Fort Lauderdale Chiropractic.
The back is a complicated structure made up of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles. By participating in sports, or even while performing daily activities, you can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture disks, and irritate joints, all of which can cause back pain. In addition, arthritis, poor posture, obesity and even psychological stress can lead to back pain. Spinal manipulation has been shown to be an effective treatment option for back pain.
If you have questions or concerns regarding back pain causes an…