Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Safety while Raking


Yardwork is a great way to exercise and get much-needed sunlight. But like all exercise, it has to be done in a way that minimizes the risk of joint and soft tissue damage. We at Kosak Chiropractic in Fairfield are happy to assist people who have suffered a strain while raking, but we also want to ensure our patients are staying safe. Therefore, we thought we’d pass along some raking tips from the American Chiropractic Association.


You’ll want to use a rake that is long enough that you won’t need to bend down while using it, but that is lightweight. Dress in clothes that are warm, but breathable, and that allow you to move freely. Tie back your hair and remove dangling jewelry. You’ll need shoes that are supportive and have slip-resistant soles. To cut down on how much weight you’ll be lifting, try to only rake when the leaves are dry.


Prior to raking, do a five-minute warm-up of dynamic stretches, just as you would before any work-out. As you rake, stand in a scissor position, with one foot forward and one back. Switch which hand is higher on the rake about every five minutes, and as you lift the leaves, squat down or bend at your hips, not your waist. Test whether you’re able to easily lift the leaf bag before it’s filled to the brim. When you’re done raking, do a five-minute cooldown that also incorporates stretches. And remember, if you have any doubt about whether it’s safe for you to do yardwork, feel free to call us.


Kosak Chiropractic is located at 1252 Travis Blvd., Suite G, Fairfield, CA, 94533. To schedule an appointment, visit Kosak Chiropractic online or call 707-426-1111.


 


 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Therapeutic Exercise


Therapeutic exercise is important for restoring and rebuilding strength, balance, endurance, flexibility, and stability, all in an effort to correct a patient-specific problem. These exercises can also improve your overall health, fitness, and quality of life. We at Kosak Chiropractic want you to achieve the highest point of rehabilitation and physical fitness with our non-invasive methods. Contact your Fairfield chiropractor to begin your road to optimal health!




With therapeutic exercise, Dr. Michael Wilson will work with you to:




- Increase your mobility


- Improve your balance


- Reduce your overall rigidity


- Release any muscles, tendons, or fascia that are contracted


- Mobilize your joints


- Improve your circulation


- Improve your respiratory capacity


- Improve your coordination


- Improve your posture




Therapeutic exercise has also been proven to reduce stress and improve sleep quality. With all of its numerous benefits, everyone should be partaking in therapeutic exercise. Think you might be a good candidate? Dr. Wilson is more than happy to discuss this non-invasive treatment further with you!



Kosak Chiropractic is located on 1252 Travis Blvd., Suite G, in Fairfield, CA 94533. To see if therapeutic exercise is right for you or to schedule an appointment, please visit kosakchiropractic.com or call us at 707-426-1111.


 



Thursday, November 14, 2019

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS)


Nowadays there are many different treatments help alleviate aches, pains, and injuries of the body. One such treatment is called Electrical Muscle Stimulation. EMS involves special technology to help reduce pain, swelling, and recovery time. We at Kosak Chiropractic are committed to offering our patients different treatments and technologies to help them feel their best, which is why we are proud to offer EMS in the Fairfield area. 




EMS works great for muscle spasms, soft tissue injuries, and athletes who are looking for a quicker workout recovery time. EMS is popularly used on the back and neck muscles, and has been successful in relieving acute and chronic pain. EMS is a simple treatment that only takes a few minutes to perform. Electrodes are placed on the affected area and an electrical current is transmitted into the soft tissue or muscle. The strength of the current depends on the type of injury, its location, and how deep the therapy is going to be. The muscles experience small but quick contractions, which may make the patient feel a prickly or tingling sensation.




EMS is a great option for patients suffering from:




- Arthritis


- Nerve inflammation


- Cancer-related pain


- Dysphagia


- Fibromyalgia


- Muscle injury from trauma


- Back pain


- Spinal cord injury


- Stroke recovery


- Muscle injury from disease


- Urinary incontinence


- Poor muscle strength


- Surgery recovery



Kosak Chiropractic is located on 1252 Travis Blvd., Suite G, in Fairfield, CA 94533. To find out if EMS is right for you or to schedule an appointment, please visit kosakchiropractic.com or call us at 707-426-1111.


 



Thursday, November 7, 2019

Whiplash Symptoms and Treatment


Kosak Chiropractic is readily available to you when accidents happen unexpectedly, such as a whiplash injury due to a sporting mishap or auto accident. According to Mayo Clinic, “whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip.” The sooner you come in to see your Fairfield chiropractor, the sooner we can get you on the road to recovery!




Symptoms of whiplash include:




- Neck pain and stiffness


- Worsening of pain with neck movement


- Loss of range of motion in the neck


- Headaches, most often starting at the base of the skull


- Tenderness or pain in the shoulder, upper back or arms


- Tingling or numbness in the arms


- Fatigue


- Dizziness


- Blurred vision


- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)


- Sleep disturbances


- Irritability


- Difficulty concentrating


- Memory problems


- Depression




We offer a variety of services to help manage pain and treat whiplash damage, such as chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic exercises, electric stimulation, and therapeutic ultrasound. If you are showing signs of whiplash for several days to a couple weeks after an accident, X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs are required to diagnose how severe the damage is.



Kosak Chiropractic is located on 1252 Travis Blvd., Suite G, in Fairfield, CA 94533. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit kosakchiropractic.com or call us at 707-426-1111.


 



Thursday, October 24, 2019

Massage Therapy for Burn Scars


Don’t let your burn scars be a lasting reminder of the trauma you went through. Combined with traditional treatment from your doctor, burn scar massage therapy effectively controls the development of scar tissue by helping victims heal faster. We at Kosak Chiropractic are committed to assisting our burn patient victims in feeling more comfortable with an improved range of motion.




Safe stretches and massages are combined to promote loosening of the burn scar tissue, allowing for a more comfortable range of motion to occur. This is the most common reason why a burn scar victim may want to see a chiropractor. When skin burns and then begins the healing process, it puckers and tightens to form those all too familiar scars. But massage therapy for burn scars can do a lot more than help with range of motion.




Other benefits include:




- Reduces itching


- Prevents compensatory structure dysfunction


- Reduces spasms in surrounding tissue


- Preps burn scar for stretching and strengthening exercises


- Promotes development of a “good quality” scar


- Reduces swelling


- Reduces skin hypersensitivity


- Helps manage psychological symptoms


- Reduces pain and joint stiffness associated with edema


- Prevents and/or reduces contractures


- Pain management




Kosak Chiropractic is located on 1252 Travis Blvd., Suite G, in Fairfield, CA 94533. For more information on our burn scar massages or to schedule an appointment, you can visit kosakchiropractic.com or call us at 707-426-1111.


 



Thursday, October 17, 2019

Chiropractic Care for Allergies


We know what you’re thinking: how are the two even associated? Well, it all has to do with building up your immune system to combat pollen, molds, and other sneeze-inducing allergies. There happens to be a close relationship between the nervous and immune systems, and chiropractic adjustments can get these two systems more in sync. You shouldn’t have to deal with practically a year-long runny nose, itchy eyes, and constant sneezing. We at Kosak Chiropractic are happy to help alleviate some of those symptoms associated with allergies!




It’s important to note that chiropractic care for allergies does not work like an anti-histamine for short term relief of allergies. It simply helps reduce the severity and frequency of your allergies. For example, when your spine is misaligned, it greatly affects your nervous system. The nervous system has a direct effect on how well your immune system functions. Like a chain reaction, if you correct spine misalignment, this improves the nervous system and in turn, the immune system.




Benefits of chiropractic care for allergies:




- Helps strengthen your immune system


- Helps regulate your stress hormones


- Helps support your respiratory system


- Dietary and lifestyle recommendations



Kosak Chiropractic is located on 1252 Travis Blvd., Suite G, in Fairfield, CA 94533. For more information on chiropractic care for allergies or to schedule an appointment, you can visit kosakchiropractic.com or call us at 707-426-1111.


 



Thursday, October 10, 2019

Ice Pack Cryotherapy


Most likely, you are familiar with icing a freshly sprained ankle or busted shin to reduce swelling and pain. Cryotherapy, or “cold therapy,” works in the same way to reduce inflammation and pain, but on injuries suffered long ago. Start your road to recovery with Dr. Michael Wilson and Kosak Chiropractic today. There are many benefits associated with ice pack cryotherapy that it’s become a popular treatment option!




Ice pack cryotherapy is also an effective way to help with muscle spasms. Benefits can be obtained from just one session of cryotherapy, but it is most effective when used regularly. Commonly used in treatment for sports injuries, some athletes use cryotherapy twice a day, while others may go once a day for ten days and switch to once a month after that time. Listen to what your body says as it reacts to the treatment, as well as any advice given to you by your trusted chiropractor. 




Other benefits of cryotherapy include:




- Reduces pain attributed to arthritis


- Helps treat mood disorders


- Decreases symptoms of migraines


- Numbs pain associated with nerve irritation


- Treats certain skin conditions


- Potential to help treat low-risk tumors


- Potential to help prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s



Kosak Chiropractic is located on 1252 Travis Blvd., Suite G, in Fairfield, CA 94533. For more information on ice pack cryotherapy or to schedule an appointment, you can visit kosakchiropractic.com or call us at 707-426-1111.


 



Safety while Raking

Yardwork is a great way to exercise and get much-needed sunlight. But like all exercise, it has to be done in a way that minimizes the ris...