Hayes Family Chiropractic

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 516 Patricia Ave. Dunedin, FL 34698
(727) 736-1000

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What Chiropractic Means to Your Livelihood

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How do you make a living? 

No matter whether you drive a truck, push a pencil, bench press or tweet for a living, your body and brain are the most important resources in your toolbox. So why is it that so many of us seem to freely sacrifice our bodies in pursuit of the paycheck? We don't really think it's that cut and dried. Let's take a closer look at how and why we let our bodies degrade at work, and how to prevent it from happening to you! 

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Chiropractic Contributes to Holistic Functioning

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Chiropractic is about much more than the joints in your spine

While the bulk of our practice focuses on restoring spinal alignment and function, the benefits of chiropractic have a positive ripple effect on your overall health. While much of western medicine focuses on treating the symptoms, chiropractic focuses on the causes. We get to the root of your pain and set a course to correct it. But our approach begins before treatment: conversation is the first tool in the chiropractor's arsenal. 

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Ageing the Right Way: Putting Your Spine First

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There will never come a time when your spine is not absolutely essential to your overall health and wellbeing

The sooner we accept this, the earlier we can start prioritizing our spines in all activities. With the computer age, we are starting to see alarming levels of spinal degeneration take place in younger generations. These problems then compound with age: consider that after age 30, all of us begin to lose muscle mass and bone density. The rate at which these deleterious processes progress is determined by your lifestyle. We believe it's time that you started prioritizing a spine-first lifestyle. 

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Living a Chiropractic Lifestyle

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In millennial-speak that's called: "Living your best life."

But let's take the lid off and look at what it means to truly live your best life. We can think of a few essentials like living unencumbered, freedom of movement, full range of motion and a lack of pain. We can also think of psychological factors like living stress-free, reducing anxiety and feeling calm and happy. For most, these ideals are impossible to ever fully attain; we can only try our best. But it's helpful to know that chiropractic is there to help you reach your fullest potential. 

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Managing Pain Without Painkillers

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Defining your pain

Before starting any routine to manage pain, it is important to get an accurate assessment from a medical professional. When it comes to spinal problems and structural issues in the body, a comprehensive assessment at your chiropractor's office is a good way to get a grip on what is causing your pain. Is it related to the recovery and rehab from a traumatic injury? Or is it part of a longer cycle of chronic pain that is only now rising to the surface? Is the problem structural and easily addressed; or is it non-specific and hard to pinpoint? Pain is a fickle creature- it needs constant management. One of the best things you can start doing, and one of the most useful for your doctor, is to keep a journal of your pain. This gives us key insights into the nature of your pain. 

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