Showing posts from August, 2018

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 lear