Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month & the Role of Chiropractic Care

Men’s Mental Health Month and the Role of Chiropractic Care

June is Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month, a crucial time to highlight the unique mental health challenges faced by men and the importance of seeking help and support. While mental health often focuses on emotional and psychological well-being, it’s essential to recognize the profound connection between mental and physical health. At Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center, we emphasize holistic approaches to health, integrating chiropractic care as a pivotal component in fostering overall well-being.

Chiropractic Care: A Holistic Approach to Wellness

Chiropractic care, traditionally known for addressing physical ailments, particularly spinal and musculoskeletal issues, also plays a significant role in enhancing mental health. At Goldson Spine, our chiropractic services are designed to not only alleviate physical pain but also contribute to mental well-being in a few ways:

Stress Reduction

Chiropractic adjustments can help reduce stress levels by relieving tension in the body. Chronic stress can lead to various physical and mental health problems, and by addressing the physical manifestations of stress, chiropractic care can contribute to a calmer and more balanced mental state.

Pain Relief and Improved Sleep

Chronic pain often leads to sleep disturbances, which can exacerbate mental health issues. By providing effective pain management and improving sleep quality, chiropractic care helps enhance overall mood and cognitive function.

Boosting the Nervous System

The spine is integral to the nervous system. Misalignments can disrupt neural pathways, affecting both physical and mental health. Chiropractic adjustments ensure optimal spine health, promoting better nervous system function and, consequently, better mental health.

Holistic Health Advice

Chiropractors at Goldson Spine offer comprehensive health advice, including nutrition and exercise, which are vital for maintaining both physical and mental health. A well-rounded approach to health care can lead to significant improvements in mental well-being.

Taking the First Step

 

Acknowledging the connection between physical and mental health is crucial in addressing men’s health holistically. This Men’s Mental Health Month, Goldson Spine encourages men to take proactive steps towards improving their overall well-being. Chiropractic care can be a valuable part of this journey, offering benefits that extend beyond mere pain relief.

 

By integrating chiropractic care into your health regimen, you can experience not only physical improvements but also enhanced mental clarity and emotional resilience. At Goldson Spine, we are committed to supporting your journey to optimal health, combining expertise in chiropractic care with a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of body and mind. Let’s work together to ensure that mental health is a priority for everyone, especially the men in our lives.

On Your Feet VS At Your Seat

Why stretch?
Stretching is a key component of joint health. When muscles surrounding the joints are tight or tense, this can reduce mobility in the joint. By stretching regularly, you can lengthen these muscles, freeing up the joints and allowing you to move with less strain. Stretching additionally improves circulation and can help reduce stress. Invest in your overall wellness by taking a moment to practice one set of the stretches provided below, selecting the set that best reflects your lifestyle.

On your feet
Below are three simple stretches focused on providing relief to those who spend long periods of time on their feet.

Article reference: https://www.everydayhealth.com/fitness/stretches-to-do-right-now-if-youre-on-your-feet-all-day/

1. Standing Lunging Calf Stretch
2. Standing Quad Stretch
3. Seated Lumbar Flexion Stretch

At your seat

Article reference: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/19/well/three-stretches-to-tend-to-the-aches-and-pains-of-working-from-home.html

Below are three simple stretches focused on providing relief to those who spend long periods oftime seated.

1. Wrist Flexor and Extensor Stretches
2. Shoulder Shrug
3. Back and Chest Stretch

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Benefits of Maintaining Optimal Health

It may seem like enough to take care of your body through the use of nutritious food and regular exercise. Others take this a step further to include organic produce or maintaining a diligent workout routine in their lifestyle. What some may not realize, however, is that having the best health for yourself is more than just what you eat, drink, or do. There can also be a delicate balance between managing your mental health that works with those you associate with on a daily basis. Even the quality of sleep you get every night plays a role. Taking care of yourself requires a multitude of components with the ideal result being a lifetime of contentment.

How to Take Care of You

If for some reason, you feel like a part of your life is lacking, it may be time to do a serious evaluation on what may be compromising your happiness. This could include something as simple as an old injury that flares up during storms or a consistent nagging ache in your back that is starting to slow you down. Some people can go for years ignoring discomfort in their bodies even while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Others choose not to acknowledge it because they don’t want to appear weak or worry their family members with something they think they have control over.

Even if it is easy to not talk about something that makes you feel uncomfortable with others, in the back of your mind it may remain a nagging sensation that takes away from your optimal sense of well-being. Talking to a general practitioner about it may lead to a regime of pain-killers or treatments that don’t really do anything to fix the problem. What most people want is an answer to what is happening with their body and how they can possibly restore themselves so they can continue doing what they enjoy in life.

Talking to a professional who specializes in injuries that have occurred through aging, athletics, or even accidents can go a long way towards helping to resolve the issue and ease any discomfort that you might be feeling. The best way to begin is through admitting it is possible to make the pain go away. To learn more about how you can improve how you feel, contact us for a consultation and we will get you started towards the path to optimal health.

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From the Ground Up!

Goldson Spine North Lauderdale welcomes custom orthotic technology.

A reasonably active person will walk an average of 110,000 miles throughout their lifetime. That’s the equivalent of running the New York City Marathon about 4,200 times. The truth is, our feet provide tremendous support day in and day out, taking us where we want to go and acting as a natural shock absorber in every step. Unfortunately, we don’t fully appreciate the hard work they do.

Given the daily stresses on our feet, it’s no surprise that roughly 80% of adults in the U.S. have foot complaints. Poor foot health can actually be an indicator of bad overall health and can even be a sign of serious underlying issues. Therefore, it’s important to analyze and understand your feet.

Each human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 19 muscles, and over a hundred tendons and ligaments. Additionally, the arches in the foot lend support to essential joints in the body, such as the ankles, knees, hips, and the spine. Two of the most common foot problems are plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. The terms are often used together, but they are not interchangeable. Plantar fasciitis is mainly caused by inflammation of the connective tissue that spans the length of the foot—from the heel to the toes, while heel spurs are associated with pain and soreness originating from the heel bone—the back of the foot. However, if left untreated, plantar fasciitis can result in heel spurs.

Anybody can suffer from these ailments, though some categories of people are more at risk than others. For instance, women are more prone to develop plantar fasciitis than men, as well as those who stay on their feet for extended periods. Other major contributing factors include improper or ill-fitting footwear and excessive weight gain.

These disorders can be very agonizing and can disrupt a person’s daily lifestyle as activities like walking or standing become difficult due to discomfort in various areas of the foot. Thankfully, there is a proven method of treatment. Orthotics have been shown to supplement the foot’s arches, absorb ground shock, reduce the strain on other joints, and help circumvent future injuries. Further, they can change the weight distribution in your stance and improve how the musculoskeletal system operates.

Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center is thrilled to announce the arrival of the Foot Levelers 3D scanner at our North Lauderdale location. This newly installed piece of technology will examine you from the ground up; identifying issues with imbalance, points of abnormal pressure, misalignments in the body, and ultimately creates a shoe insert tailored to the specific needs of each patient.

Over-the-counter insoles have its benefits but are mass produced and don’t deliver the kind of specialized care your feet crave. Although many people experience the same foot conditions, it doesn’t mean every foot is the same, and it certainly doesn’t mean everybody experiences pain in the same manner. So, your orthotics should be just as unique as you are.

Stop doing your feet a disservice. Come to the Goldson Spine North Lauderdale office today for your FREE foot scan and get yourself fitted with a custom-made orthotic from the Foot Levelers 3D scanner. It’ll change the way you view your feet and improve your general well-being.

Your feet will thank you!

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Dr. Goldson’s Pain Cream now with Turmeric

Camphor and menthol are natural compounds that have been used for centuries by many different cultures due to their amazing healing powers. Camphor is taken from the Cinnamomum camphora tree and Menthol comes from mint plants, and together, they create a potent combination.

Menthol produces a calming effect as it works to alleviate discomfort by intercepting signals sent to the brain and altering the body’s perception of pain. It also functions as a counterirritant agent whereby minor irritation is generated in one area of the body in order to lessen irritation in another area. [Learn more at www.DrGoldson.com]

Camphor has many soothing and suppressive properties, making it ideal for reducing swelling, relieving muscle spasms, and treating nerve pain. When applied, it creates a cool sensation on the skin owed to the stimulation of sensory nerves that diminish pain and irritation. Camphor has been sampled in the development of several drugs and there is research to suggest that it can be a successful form of treatment for certain major diseases.

It’s no wonder these natural components have been utilized in traditional and modern medicine for ages as there seems to be no end to their therapeutic advantages. In today’s society, Camphor and Menthol can be found in topical analgesics, arthritis medication and many other products, providing much-needed aid to pain-stricken individuals.

Dr. Goldson’s Spine Joint and Muscle Cream taps into the powers of both substances and now, the beloved formula has been improved to include turmeric. Turmeric is a popular additive in Indian and Caribbean cuisine but its value extends way beyond flavor. One of its main ingredients is curcumin which possesses unbelievable health benefits for the brain—shown to prevent Alzheimer’s disease for instance—as well as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capabilities.

The new Dr. Goldson’s Spine Joint and Muscle Cream harnesses the benefits of Menthol, Camphor, Methyl Salicylate Technology and Turmeric to deliver more effectual, helpful, and penetrative relief. It targets even the most nagging pain that can sting, needle and pester joints and muscles throughout the day. Critical areas such as the neck, back, shoulders, knees and ankles can finally get the ease they deserve.

No prescription is required to start feeling the restorative effects of this organic-based cream. And you don’t have to live in pain for another minute. Simply visit http://www.drgoldson.com and order yours today.