It's one of the hottest trends right now, but is it everything it's cracked up to be?
In a word: maybe. As a Doctor, one of the things I'm constantly telling my patients to do is eat more fruits and vegetables to help decrease inflammation. Here's the kicker though: if you're juicing, while you might be getting a lot of the nutrients, you're leaving behind a lot of good things (like fiber!) Also, keep in mind that if you're using more fruits than vegetables with your juicing, it can cause blood sugar spikes.
If you're diabetic or prediabetic, you should stay away from fruit juicing regularly.
"Very nice Staff and they're always in a Good mood. Dr Wright is very knowledgeable and has helped me with back and shoulder problems. The technique she uses is not forceful and never hurts, but you always feel better after!" -Kayla H
Since we've had so many questions recently on this, here's some information on the chiropractic technique Dr Wright uses!
Developed originally by Dr. Clay Thompson and patented in 1957, this technique uses a "Drop Table" that facilitates the adjustment throught the use of pneumatically driven table sections that quickly lower when the spinal regionis adjusted. This allows for high speed, minimal force adjustments as the fast drop of the table carries the joint through the remainder of its range of motion and gives it a light jolt at the end.
Other techniques Dr Wright will sometimes use are: Activator, Soft tissue mobilization and to a lesser extent Toggle Recoil.
Good News for patients who enjoy a drink now and then: there's no apparant adverse effect on your Back Pain. A recent study found that, excluding patients with dependancy and abuse issues with alcohol, people who drink alcohol have no significant increase in back pain.
This study follows on the heels of earlier research that found that tobacco use actually does increase back pain issues.
ReferenceHenrique Ferreira P, et al. Is alcohol intake associated with low back pain? A systemic review of observational studies. Manual Therapy 2013;18:183-190.