If you’re focused on living your best life, Dr. Dukes can help you stay on track and keep wellness your families daily practice. Check out 11 reasons why patients love visiting Dr. Dukes and have chosen to make Chiropractic Care a foundational element of their personal wellness:
Helping you better understand what is causing your health challenges is key to successful treatment and recovery programs. Dr. Brenda Dukes and her team focus on communicating and educating you.
2. BETTER OUTCOMES WITH LESS RISK
Patients feel more comfortable knowing that chiropractic care doesn’t involve dangerous drugs nor invasive procedures. In fact, many physicians and surgeons first refer patients for chiropractic care before moving onto higher-risk choices such as opioids or surgery.
3. THINKING MORE CLEARLY
Enhanced cognitive function: Chiropractic care may help improve cognitive function by reducing stress and inflammation in the body, which can have a positive impact on brain health.
Sure patients feel great when they leave the office but the real success is how they're able to get back to living life on their terms everyday.
5. WONDERFUL SLEEP
If you've ever suffered from irregular sleep you understand why people love to regular visits with Dr. Dukes. Here treatments help improve blood flow in the nervous system so you can get back to regular sleep patterns.
6. REDUCED STRESS AND ANXIETY
Many people love chiropractic care since it reduces stress, and can also help with anxiety.
7. IMPROVED DIGESTION
You may not consider the chiropractor as the first place to go for tummy troubles, but Chiropractic adjustments may help improve digestive function by reducing nerve interference to the digestive system.
8. BETTER PERFORMANCE
Whether it’s the sports field or the stage, people love chiropractic care because it improves performance. Chiropractic care has various benefits, including improving flexibility, range of motion, and endurance. No matter what your active lifestyle looks like, chiropractic care keeps your body running like a well-oiled machine.
9. SOOTHES HEADACHES
At some point or another, we all have dealt with headaches. However, chronic headaches or migraines are the worst kinds. Chiropractic care helps alleviate migraines and headaches by improving spinal function and relieving stress on the body.
10. BOOSTED IMMUNE SYSTEM
People love chiropractic care because it doesn’t just strengthen the immune system, it also helps with allergies.
11. WELLNESS AND PREVENTION
Stay strong and flexible through chiropractic care. It's a foundational step in your health and wellness.
If you're not feeling your best, reach out to Dr. Dukes. Schedule your consultation and learn how she can help you get back to living life on your terms everyday. (813) 752-2524
Preventing Tension Headaches
Combine stress, repetitive activities and poor posture, and what do you get? Tension headaches.
Dr. Dukes revealed the most common contributors: poor posture, constantly looking down at your cell phone, working on your laptop in your home office all day, driving for hours without rest, playing video games for hours, chronic jaw clenching, and poor sleep posture.
Dr. Dukes explained that, “these activities overstretch the muscles on the back of your neck and weaken them, increasing your susceptibility to tension headaches. The second part of the problem is that using any muscle too much leads to pain and, often, results in tension headaches.” Episodic tension headaches come on quickly and are fairly painful. “They are usually associated with stressful events adn tend to be subside once the stressful event is over.” Chronic tension headaches can recur daily. They may come on as you wake up or after a long day of work or activity. “The muscles in your neck and scalp tend to stay contracted,” she says. “Pain and tightness develop on both sides of the head, in the forehead and at the base of the skull.”
Dr. Dukes recommends minimizing tension headache contributing factors by:
Minimizing stress: Try to avoid or limit stressful events.
Taking breaks: Limit the time you spend looking down at your phone. Take breaks on long drives.
Adjusting the way you sleep: Try sleeping on your back or on your side with a body pillow and your neck in neutral posture.
Exercise and stretch: Use a therapy cane or a hard therapy ball to massage out or stretch your neck and shoulder muscles.
Avoid clenching: If you have trouble avoiding this behavior, seek a dentist knowledgeable about temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome.
What about rubbing your temples when a tension headaches starts to build — does it help? “Muscle tension varies, so rubbing on your temples may not bring relief,” says Dr. Bang. “But rubbing on the tender spots, or trigger points, in your neck and shoulder muscles can help.”
If tension headaches don’t go away after trying these suggestions, it may be time to seek professional help from Dr. Dukes and her experienced team of professionals. Call today (814) 752-2524. Reach out to Dr. Dukes. Schedule your consultation and learn how Chiropractic can help you.
Better Quality Sleep
If you can't seem to get a good night's sleep, there's some good news.
Booking a visit with a chiropractor can do more than simply soothe your aches and pains — it may also improve the quality of your shuteye. While chiropractors generally aren’t thought of as sleep experts, one-third of people who have a chiropractic adjustment report that they experience immediate sleep improvement.
Is this treatment right for you? If it’s pain that’s keeping you awake—whether it's back pain, neck pain or headaches—then maybe. Chiropractic care helps alleviate discomfort while improving relaxation and blood flow. So if a lower backache is the cause of your tossing and turning, then it may be worth a visit. But if it’s, say, anxiety that’s keeping you up, then you’re better off finding a different type of specialist, such as a psychologist or psychiatrist.
Not only can a chiropractor diagnose and treat spinal problems to relieve discomfort, they can also offer suggestions for getting better sleep. Your chiropractor may tell you which specific sleep position [https://sleep.org/articles/best-sleep-position-for-your-body/] may be best for you and whether a chiropractic pillow or a more supportive mattress might be the key to relieving your restless nights. And, Chiropractic treatment is 100% natural – no invasive surgeries or risky medications.
Adults aren’t the only ones who can benefit. Forty percent of infants experience deeper slumber after just one session with a chiropractor—a fact that every parent will love, considering that about one out of four babies has sleep troubles. And it’s likely that once your tot is sleeping well, you’ll get a better night’s sleep, too.
Intrigued? Learn more, call Dr. Dukes. Schedule your examination and begin living life on your terms, again. (813) 752-2524
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