Hug Chiropractic Clinic

We get to the core of the problem

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.

06/14/2024

Want to improve your hunched posture and look like a superhero?

Strengthening the muscles around your shoulder blade can be helpful to improve your posture.

While we recommend exercising daily, a recent study found that strengthening exercises three times per week for four weeks significantly improved posture.

Which exercises are best for you? Make an appointment with our clinic today, and we’ll find out! πŸ™Œ



Source: Nitayarak H, et al. Journal of back and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. January 2021.

06/13/2024

Did you know that walking faster can decrease your risk of diabetes? 🚢

A new study found that a brisk walking pace was associated with a 39% lower risk of type 2 diabetes!

So, if your health allows, get outside and start walking to reduce your risk of developing diabetes. Check out this infographic for more benefits of walking! βœ… https://bit.ly/41JfeMx



Source: Jayedi A, et al. British Journal of Sports Medicine. October 2023.

06/12/2024

Those summer runs leading to knee pain? πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

While the focus of treatment for knee pain revolves around strengthening the knee, we must evaluate the entire movement chain.

For example, adding foot strengthening exercises for those experiencing knee pain improved pain and function more than only knee strengthening exercises.

Visit our clinic today for a full assessment! We’ll develop a comprehensive plan to help you feel better quickly. πŸ™Œ



Source: Kamel AM, et al. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research. April 2024.

06/11/2024

Planning a trip? ✈️ Let’s avoid a world of hurt!

Research suggests that traveling light can reduce strain on your back and shoulders, lowering the risk of muscle and joint pain.

Additionally, using a supportive travel pillow to maintain proper neck alignment has been shown to ward off neck stiffness and pain, especially during long journeys.

Prioritizing these strategies can significantly enhance your travel experience and minimize the risk of travel-related discomfort. Check out this infographic for more information! βœ… https://bit.ly/49we6QO

06/10/2024

Experiencing vertigo?

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV for short) is a prevalent cause of dizziness.

The good news is that some simple treatments can alleviate this problem. πŸ™Œ

An accurate diagnosis is the key to determining what is causing the vertigo and which treatment is best, which is what we are here for! 🌟

Give our office a call today to get on our schedule!



Source: Alashram AR. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology. March 2024.

06/07/2024

Ever hear some popping when you move your shoulder? πŸ€”

Many people worry that something is wrong, like a rotator cuff tear.

However, a new study found that while popping in the shoulder is a common complaint, it wasn’t usually associated with serious structural issues. πŸ‘

But if you are experiencing shoulder pain, we are here to help! Check out this video for more information! https://www.youtube.com/embed/ktLPQJ0SHoE?rel=0 ▢️



Source: Zhang D, et al. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. April 2024.

06/06/2024

Did you know up to half of school-aged kids and teens deal with back pain, neck pain, or headaches? πŸ‘Ž

Ignoring these issues can affect school performance and brain function.

The good news? Chiropractors often help by fixing mechanical problems safely and effectively. πŸ™Œ

Don't waitβ€”seek help for your kids' muscle and joint complaints today! Check out this infographic for more information! βœ… https://bit.ly/3lhgmV1

06/05/2024

Pain around the kneecap? πŸ€”

β€œPatellofemoral” pain is the likely culprit behind that kneecap agony during squats, stairs, and running. 😩

Good news! A new study says exercises like the β€œwall sit” are your knee’s new best friend. It’s like a squat without the knee drama!

No more excuses! Get that knee sorted out today. Learn more here:

https://youtube.com/embed/bwZE7V5UyJM?rel=0 ▢️



Source: Kochar SS, et al. Cureus. March 2024.

06/04/2024

Pain in the Buttocks? We’re not talking about your in-laws! πŸ‘

The piriformis muscle lives in your hip and can cause issues like lower back pain and sciatica. πŸ€”

A recent study found that the pigeon stretch gives the best stretch for this muscle.

If you're dealing with hip or lower back pain, book an appointment today to learn more! πŸ—“οΈ



Source: Itsuda H, et al. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. April 2024.

06/03/2024

Cervicogenic headaches are a type of headache caused by the neck.

And if you have a cervicogenic headache, spinal adjustments are what you need! πŸ™Œ

A new article found that spinal adjustments improved pain and disability significantly better than conventional therapy.

Don’t let a headache be a pain in the neck; schedule an appointment today! πŸ—“οΈ Check out this video to learn more. https://www.youtube.com/embed/nM2oVP0Y3W0?rel=0



Source: Nambi G, et al. PloS One. March 2024.

05/31/2024

Suffering from chronic low back pain? πŸ‘Ž

Spinal manipulation also called spinal adjustments, is a treatment in which a controlled thrust is applied to the joint, typically resulting in a painless pop (air being released from the joint, just like popping your knuckles).

This helps to reduce pain, improve function, and restore range of motion. πŸ™Œ

Schedule an appointment with us today; your spine will thank you!



Source: Nicodemus CL, et al. Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. March 2024.

05/30/2024

Optimize your morning workout with these tips:

βœ”οΈ Stay consistent with your training to synchronize your internal clock and improve efficiency.
βœ”οΈ Exercise earlier in the morning when your body is active.
βœ”οΈ If your doctor agrees, consider higher-intensity exercises to boost metabolism and fitness.

Contact our office today to learn more about optimizing your exercise routine for your health and fitness goals.

05/29/2024

Pregnancy is a beautiful journey, but it can also bring challenges, such as low back pain. πŸ«„

Incorporating gentle exercises like prenatal yoga or swimming can help strengthen the muscles that support your spine and alleviate discomfort. Practicing good posture, especially as your belly grows, can also reduce strain on your back.

Our clinic specializes in safe and effective techniques to address pregnancy-related back pain. Check out this infographic to learn more about maintaining optimal spinal health during pregnancy. https://bit.ly/3UPRzY0

05/28/2024

Did you know that the Mediterranean diet isn't just good for your heart and waistline but also your spine? πŸ₯—πŸ’ͺ

Studies have shown that this nutrient-rich diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats like olive oil, can help reduce inflammation throughout the body, including in your joints and spine!

Check out this infographic to see all the foods in this nutritious diet! https://bit.ly/3nymUkA

05/27/2024

Is there a link between increased blood glucose and muscle pain?

Diabetes is a condition that results in increased blood glucose levels. And increased blood glucose levels are linked to various problems like frozen shoulder, trigger finger, and even carpal tunnel syndrome! 😲

This is why we take a thorough health history during our visits to ensure we cover all the possible contributing factors to your pain. Give our office a call today to schedule your appointment! πŸ“ž



Source: Green HD, et al. International Journal of Epidemiology. February 2024.

05/24/2024

Even though strong core muscles are essential for the lower back, don’t overlook aerobic exercises!

A new study found that aerobic exercises like stationary cycling were beneficial for those with chronic low back pain. 🚴

Struggling to figure out what to do for chronic low back pain? Visit our clinic and let us help you figure out the best treatment approach! βœ…



Source: Elabd AM, et al. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. January 2024.

05/23/2024

Decreased opioids βœ…
Decreased surgeries and hospitalizations βœ…
Decreased specialist referrals and injections βœ…

Research has proven that by seeing a chiropractor first for spinal pain, there are fewer opioid prescriptions, surgeries, and injections needed. All in all, this reduces the total costs associated with treating spinal pain.

Of course, there are times when surgery and injections are necessary treatment options, but most of these cases can be treated conservatively.

Check out our opioid infographic to learn more. https://bit.ly/3ex09bg



Source: Farabaugh R, et al. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. March 2024.

05/22/2024

Exciting news for those with chronic lower back pain! πŸ’₯ A recent study shows that Pilates exercise has a unique effect on pain relief. Unlike other exercises, Pilates follows a U-shaped curve, meaning it's most effective at reducing pain. πŸ™Œ

If you're looking for a proven way to manage back pain, Pilates may be your go-to solution! 🌟 And as always, call us for additional help and pain relief.



Liang, et al. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2024 Mar 8.

05/21/2024

Experiencing pain in your jaw when eating?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) sits in front of your ears. If you touch it, you can feel it move when you open and close your jaw.

While the joint itself can cause pain, the neck can also contribute to TMJ pain. We could say that they go hand in hand… but it would probably be more accurate to say jaw and neck.

So, give us a call today to schedule an appointment! πŸ“ž



Source: Bednarczyk V, et al. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. March 2024.

05/20/2024

Mobilization + Exercise = Neck Pain Relief! πŸ™Œ

A new study found that mobilization exercises with a foam roller plus neck strengthening exercises effectively treat chronic neck pain.

This is why our home exercise programs typically include mobilization and strengthening exercises. Check out this video for more information on neck pain! https://www.youtube.com/embed/05LZ9CuS5r4?rel=0



Source: Sun X, et al. Scientific Reports. March 2024.

05/17/2024

A new study found that spinal adjustments can lower certain chemicals that cause inflammation in people with chronic low back pain.

These chemicals can make your nervous system overly sensitive, leading to longer and more severe pain. Reducing these chemicals through spinal adjustments could help ease the pain, allowing you to return to your everyday activities. πŸ™Œ

If you are experiencing chronic low back pain, visit our clinic today. Check out this infographic for more information! https://bit.ly/3KjY9lQ βœ…



Source: Puerto Valcencia LM, et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. March 2024.

05/16/2024

Are you running into Achilles tendon pain? It might be an issue with the arch in your foot! 🦢

A recent study found reduced arch height and big toe muscle weakness may contribute to Achilles tendon pain. So, to get a step ahead, it is essential to look at the entire kinetic chain, including the foot, knee, and hip.



Source: Pasapula C, et al. The Foot. March 2024.

05/15/2024

Experiencing numbness and tingling in your ring and pinky finger? This is a sign of an ulnar nerve entrapment. πŸ–οΈ

The ulnar nerve can be compressed in multiple areas of the arm or neck, leading to numbness and tingling in your fingers.

This is why a thorough examination is needed to determine the location of the entrapment and then apply a targeted treatment to reduce the nerve irritation.

So, give our office a call to schedule your appointment today! πŸ“ž



Source: Elmaraghi S, et al. Hand. February 2024.

05/14/2024

Sharp pain on the bottom of the foot with the first couple of steps in the morning? As long as you aren’t stepping on a Lego, this is a classic symptom of plantar fasciitis. 🦢

There are several different treatment options for pain relief.

βœ… Gently stretching the plantar fascia
βœ… Taping the foot to help with arch support
βœ… Adjusting the foot joints to improve biomechanics
βœ… Strengthening the small muscles of the foot

All of which we do at our office! Give our office a call to schedule your appointment today! πŸ—“οΈ Check out this video for more information! https://www.youtube.com/embed/lkPJARZB0qs?rel=0



Source: Garcia-Gomariz C, et al. Life. February 2024.

05/13/2024

Is there such a thing as too much core activity? πŸ€”

For low back pain rehab, the emphasis is often on engaging the core muscles. But sometimes, the core muscles already engage too much as a protective mechanism.

So, low back pain treatment isn’t as simple as activating the core muscles more.

Figuring out which muscles engage too much or not enough is an important piece to treat low back pain. Call our office, and let us get to the root of the problem! πŸ“ž



Source: de Aquino Nava GT, et al. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. January 2024.

05/10/2024

Feeling like things are spinning? πŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV for short) is a common reason for dizziness. This problem happens due to small displaced particles in the inner ear.

A treatment called the Epley maneuver is an effective option for repositioning small particles in the inner ear and relieving that spinning sensation.

Of course, it is essential to accurately diagnose what is causing the dizziness or vertigo, so make an appointment for a thorough evaluation today! πŸ™Œ



Source: Nadagoud SV, et al. Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery. July 2023.

05/09/2024

Whiplash injuries can damage muscles and ligaments in the neck, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion.

Along with chiropractic adjustments, specific neck exercises can help reduce neck pain and restore function after a car accident. πŸš—

If you or someone you know has been in a recent car accident, a full assessment is essential to ensure a full recovery.

Check out this video to learn more about what we can do to help! ▢️ https://www.youtube.com/embed/3PF5YOQVLkg?rel=0



Source: Lazcano PM, et al. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. February 2023.

05/08/2024

Feeling fatigued at work? Your posture may be responsible! πŸ§‘β€πŸ’»

According to a new study, increased postural stress was linked to chronic fatigue and musculoskeletal injuries. So be sure to check out our seven tips for better posture! https://bit.ly/3ra6xit βœ…



Source: Vosoughi S, et al. Work. March 2024.

05/07/2024

Is your sleep the reason for your shoulder pain? 😴

A recent study found that sleep habits are associated with shoulder pain! So, while the focus of treatment for most shoulder pain is strengthening, it is vital to look at the entire picture.

Improving your sleep quality might be the missing piece for recovering from shoulder pain. πŸ€” Check out this infographic for optimal sleep positions! https://bit.ly/3YRRepy



Source: Lv Z, et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. March 2024.

05/06/2024

The backbone is connected to the hip bone… which is connected to the feet!

A new review suggests that treatments for excessive foot pronation (fallen arches) may be just what you need for lower back pain.

The study found that rehab to help with excessive foot pronation helped to reduce chronic lower back pain and improve function. πŸ™Œ

If your lower back has been slow to respond to traditional treatment, it might be a step in the right direction to look at the feet - which we can help with! 😊



Source: Alam MF, et al. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. March 2024.

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