We all love feeling our best. What many of us don’t think about is that it takes intentional effort to keep feeling our best. Join us as we explore the top ten reasons why people keep coming back to visit Dr. Dukes.
If you've been suffering from chronic pain or other physical ailments, it's worth considering all of the reasons why people love visiting Dr. Dukes. She’ll help alleviate many of your specific issues and provide personalized and empathetic care that helps you feel your best. The natural healing and improved mobility resulting from good spine health is the foundation of wellness.
If you're interested in learning more about chiropractic care and its benefits, Call Dr. Dukes today at 813.752.2524 Schedule your examination and learn how Chiropractic Care will benefit you.
Most people know that Chiropractic care is a proven effective for relieving back pain, neck pain and headaches. What surprises many is just how many other conditions are effectively treated through Chiropractic Care.
Dr. Dukes and her team help patients suffering from a wide variety of conditions find relief and learn how to promote wellness without dangerous drugs or risky surgeries.
Did you know that Chiropractic Care can help you…
Reduce stress: Stress can have a negative impact on the body and lead to a host of health issues. Chiropractic adjustments can help reduce stress and promote relaxation.
Improve digestion: The nerves in the spine are closely linked to the digestive system. By promoting proper nerve function, chiropractic care can help improve digestion.
Reduce dependence on medication: Through regular chiropractic care, patients may be able to reduce their dependence on medication for pain relief.
Improve your posture: Poor posture can lead to a host of health problems, including back and neck pain. Through chiropractic adjustments, patients can improve their posture and reduce their risk of developing these issues.
Reduce Colic symptoms: Chiropractic treatment and therapies have a long history of helping reduce Colic in babies.
Increase your flexibility: Regular chiropractic care can help improve range of motion in the body, leading to increased flexibility and mobility.
Boost your immune system: The nervous system and immune system are closely linked. By promoting proper nerve function through chiropractic adjustments, the immune system can be boosted.
Sleep better: Pain and discomfort in the body can make it difficult to get a good night's sleep. Chiropractic adjustments can reduce pain and promote relaxation, leading to improved sleep.
Enhance athletic performance: Chiropractic care can help athletes recover from injuries and improve their performance by promoting proper alignment and reducing tension in the body.
Improve balance: Poor balance can increase the risk of falls and injuries. Chiropractic adjustments can help improve balance and reduce this risk.
Reduce inflammation: Inflammation in the body can lead to a host of health problems. Chiropractic adjustments can help reduce inflammation and promote wellness.
Chiropractic care offers a wide range of benefits for those dealing with pain and discomfort in the body. From pain relief and headache relief to improved posture and reduced inflammation, there are many reasons to consider chiropractic care as a form of treatment. Dr. Dukes helps patients improve their overall wellness and strives to help eliminate or at least reduce dependence on pain relief medication.
If you're interested in learning more about chiropractic care and its benefits, Call Dr. Dukes today at 813.752.2524 Schedule your examination and learn if Chiropractic Care is right for you.
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
Hopefully you've never been forced to think about just how vital spine health is. Everyday activities like playing with your kids, shopping, standing, sitting, sneezing and even reaching to pick up a piece of paper can turn into major ordeals when your spine is out of sorts. Here are a few tips to keep your spine in tip-top shape:
Following these common-sense tools combined with regular adjustments is powerful preventive medicine. Call Dr. Dukes. Schedule your consultation and learn how chiropractic care can keep you living life on your terms. Call today (813) 752-2524.
who seek headache treatments have mixed results at best. Patients frequently focus on seeking help through medication because they don’t realize that they have any other choice. The good news is that Dr. Dukes is extremely effective at reducing the intensity, severity, and frequency of various headache symptoms through non-invasive and drug-free treatment.
Specialists like Dr. Dukes address the root causes of many types of headaches. There are three common headache types that people experience: Tension, Migraine and Cervicogenic. A tension headache may feel like someone is “pressing a band” around your head. A migraine headache may create tension or pain in just one side of the head. However, migraines are often accompanied by nausea and light and sound sensitivity. Cervicogenic headaches are talked about less frequently than tension headaches and migraines and typically create pain in one or more spots in the face or head.
'Headaches' is a very broad term. It's important to focus clinically on the root cause. Repetitive stress, physical trauma, poor sitting, standing, or sleeping posture and unsupportive pillows are a few of the common causes allowing your upper thoracic and cervical spine vertebrae to shift out of alignment.
As providers of natural, proactive care, chiropractors like Dr. Dukes are in a unique position to relieve your headache pain. Dr. Dukes will focus on several treatment objectives such as:
What makes chiropractic care such a powerful tool in treating headaches is the hyper-focus on the root cause of your pain. When you're ready to feel your best and live life on your terms, call Dr. Dukes. Schedule your consultation and learn how chiropractic care can give you the relief you need today and the tools to minimize future pain. Call today (813) 752-2524.
Your mobility means so much more than walking. Learn how your spine can help—and hurt—your independence.
Seemingly simple acts of body movement, such as putting on your shoes, suddenly become painfully complicated when your spine isn't working properly. Your spine is what allows your body to maintain stability as you move.
A healthy, strong spine is essential to your mobility, just as neck and back issues can take away your independence. It's easy to take mobility for granted.
What Is Mobility?
Simply put, mobility is your ability to move when and how you want. It’s not just about how well you can participate in sports or exercise — it's how easily you perform simple daily tasks, like putting on your clothes, gardening or preparing meals. For most of us mobility declines with age but, how much it declines is a choice that most of us can influence. Mobility requires strength, balance, stamina, and coordination—all things that we can maintain as we age through wellness plans that include stretching, exercise and other healthy habits.
Mobility’s Multi-Faceted Effects on Health
What might start off as a minor inconvenience can spiral. The decline of your mobility sets off a domino effect of issues that affect your physical, mental and emotional health that is often associated with increased risk of depression and reduced quality of life. Back or neck pain causes many patients to no longer be able to enjoy thier favorite activities or cut time with friends or family short because they’re in too much pain. Fortunately, mobility loss can be prevented—and, in some cases, reversed.
Safe, Effective Treatment Options
When you have back or neck pain, movement may be that last thing you want to think about. However, stretching, exercise, chiropractic care, physical theray and massage are essential for good spine health. These non-invasive drug-free approaches are among the best things you can do for your long-term spine health and preservation of your mobility. In fact, the American College of Physicians recently released an update to its low back pain treatment guideline that recommends first using non-drug treatments, such as spinal manipulation, for acute and chronic low back pain. A systematic review published in the Journal of the American Medical Association also supports the use of spinal manipulative therapy as a first-line treatment for acute low back pain.
Each of us will experience some mobility loss with age which is why it's so important to recognize that your body was made to move. Live life to the fullest. Protect your mobility. Call Dr. Dukes. She'll listen to you, learn about your needs and goals. Then help you define a preventative wellness plan or find relief if you're already hurting.
Reach out to Dr. Dukes today! (813) 752-2524
Just like clockwork, the start of school harbors a rise in Mom's calling my office for help managing back and neck pain. I hear them say, ‘I’m just so busy I must have done too much again’.
It’s easy for Mom's to let good habits fall by the wayside when you’re focusing on your kids health. Your health and wellness is important too!
Being mindful is one of the easiest ways to stay feeling your best. Keep these tips in mind:
1.) Drink plenty of water and avoid processed foods. This can be a tall order for busy mom's but it's so important to your wellness.
2.) When lifting, use your whole body by bending hips, knees and ankles to lift with your legs. Keep little ones close to your body and avoid twisting.
3.) Proper posture is vital self-care. Keep your spine straight by keeping your shoulders high whether you are sitting your standing.
4.) Listen to your body. Yes, regular exercise is important but so is rest. It's okay to miss a workout occasionally. Sometimes replacing your HITT workout with yoga or a massage can be better choice.
Building healthy habits is the best way to stay healthy. Dr. Dukes can help you find what works best for you to feel your best and stick to it - for life.
Make health your top priority, call Dr. Dukes at (813) 752-2524 and schedule your wellness consultation today.
If you've sought frozen shoulder relief from traditional methods such as drugs or shots, I'll bet you're frustrated. And, I'm sure that you're wondering if you'll ever get back to normal. Chiropractic Care gives you proven relief faster.
For most patients drug treatments fail to work effectively. Why? Because traditional treatments relying on steroids, numbing medications or painkillers mask the pain and fail to treat the underlying condition.
The good news is that a natural, non-drug approach such as Chiropractic Care is widely accepted as the primary and most effective treatment method available. Most patients report an 80% pain reduction and at least 70% range of motion increase within the first 4 weeks of treatment.
Multiple research studies have shown drugs are less effective requiring significantly longer recovery time and significant risks associated with pain-killers. A recent clinical trial studying the efficacy of Chiropractic methods for treating frozen shoulder among 50 patients revealed impressive results:
- 16 of the patients recovered fully
- 25 patients showed 75 percent to 90 percent improvement
- 8 showed 50 percent to 75 percent improvement
- 1 patient showed less than 50 percent improvement
Suffer no more. Reach out to Dr. Dukes today. Schedule your consultation and learn how Chiropractic care can help you get back to living your best life.
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.
Did you know that water is part of every cell in your body? Good spinal health begins with good hydration. Dehydration can cause limited mobility, decreased flexibility, and pain.
From the time you get up in the morning you are putting pressure on your spine, compressing and decompressing the discs that lie between each vertebra.
If you don’t drink enough water, your body becomes dehydrated and your discs lack proper fluid pressure resulting in limited mobility, pain, and an increased risk of back injury. You may not even notice the typical signs of dehydrations such as headache and lethargy, but even lower levels of dehydration can cause serious problems in the body, especially if it is prolonged. Soda and other soft drinks do not supply the amount of water that is necessary for the body.
Water is the best way to hydrate your body, but it isn’t the only way. Foods like watermelon, lettuce, spinach, and soups are great sources of hydration. Herbal teas can also provide the body with the right source of water as well. Drinks with caffeine are not as effective since the caffeine can have a diuretic effect.
If you have constant or frequent back pain the answer could be dehydration and, you can change that. If you’re paying proper attention to hydration and find yourself still feeling aches and pains, reach out to Dr. Dukes. Schedule a consultation and learn how Chiropractic care can help you get back to living life on your terms. 813-752-2524
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