Habits you have and choices you make as a parent impact the future health and wellness of your children. This may be the most valuable lesson you could teach them to prepare them for adulthood.
Parent’s choices play a big role in defining their children’s future, especially their childrens’ future health and wellness. Parents have the responsibility to lead by example. We’ve established easy steps to build health, prevent disease and reverse genetics for you and your children. We can show you how raising a healthy family can be as simple as improving personal choices.
Join us during the month of August at our Baker Chiropractic and Wellness clinics for a Free workshop and learn about:
1. How your genetics are actually based on your choices.
2. Nutrition plans that replace junk food without depriving variety.
3. How prescription drugs don’t change your diet, exercise or personal habits.
4. The way to become the example for your kids by following a health delivery system that works.
Join Dr. Patrick Baker on Monday, August 20th at 7:30PM
Baker Chiropractic and Wellness Fairfield clinic located at 675 Deis Drive in Fairfield, Ohio. To register you and your guests for this free event, please call (513) 858-6700 or visit the following link: Fairfield August Workshop
Hurry spots are limited. Register you, your family and friends today!
Forward Head Posture or FHP is a condition where the position of your head moves forward from the center of the shoulders. As the head moves forward, your center of gravity shifts and creates a domino effect of problems. To compensate for the shift in your center of gravity, your upper body will drift backward. To compensate for your upper body shift, your hips tilt forward. All this shifting of the body causes strains, stress and ultimately pain for numerous parts of your body. Forward Head Posture can cause serious health problems if left untreated. At our Baker Chiropractic and Wellness clinics in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, we have been treating Forward Head Posture safely and effectively or nearly 20 years.
The Weight of Your Head Increases Dramatically with FHP
A human heads weighs between 8 and 10 pounds on average. With correct posture, your head does not feel like it weighs much at all because it is perfectly balanced and positioned. When Forward Head Posture begins to develop and your head begins to move forward away from its balanced position, the weight of your head begins to increase. In fact, for every 1 inch your head moves forward, the relative weight of the head over the body doubles due to the effects of gravity.
Forward Head Posture Causes All Types of Pain and Health Problems
As the head moves forward and shifts your center of gravity, it places a great deal of stress on many parts of your body including, but not limited to, your head, neck, shoulders and back. The stress will manifest into discomfort and pain. The following lists some common health conditions that can be associated with Forward Head Posture:
In addition to the above, Forward Head Posture can reduce lung capacity and blood flow as well as impact your gastrointestinal system. Persistent Forward Head Posture can lead to spinal degeneration and a condition called Kyphosis. Three separate studies have linked Kyphosis to early degeneration of the nervous system, organ disease, and even premature death.
It’s extremely important to address and treat Forward Head Posture.
Carrying a Purse, a Back Pack or Spending Considerable Time Driving or Working at a Computer
Remember when your parents or teacher told you not to “slouch” and “sit up straight”. They weren’t trying to be annoying. They were trying to teach you good posture and prevent Forward Head Posture from developing. We need to be aware of our posture at all times and practice good posture techniques in our daily lives. The following are common activities that can contribute to Forward Head Posture:
Looking down while typing on a keyword and viewing a computer screen
Slouching or improperly sitting with shoulders rounded and backed hunched
Carrying a heavy purse or back pack over one shoulder
Driving with your head more than 3 inches away from the headrest of the seat
Prevent or Stop Forward Head Posture
It’s vital to your long term health and happiness to address Forward Head Posture. We can properly treat Forward Head Posture if it has developed through safe chiropractic care. We can also provide invaluable instructions and guidance on how to prevent Forward Head Posture from developing in the first place. Please contact usfor a consultation via telephone or Skype. We will discuss your specific issues, provide you with guidance and help you either find a qualified physician in your area or arrange a visit to our clinics.
Sciatica is a set of symptoms that refers to pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in your leg or legs. Sciatica is a very common form of low back pain and leg pain. However, sciatica is not the underlying cause of the pain. It is an indicator of a problem somewhere else within your body that is impacting your sciatic nerve. Because sciatica is a symptom, it’s important to seek the care of a health care professional who specializes in diagnosing the root cause of pain and implementing a treatment plan to correct it.
At our Baker Chiropractic and Wellness clinics, we’ve been helping patients identify and eliminate the cause of their sciatica for nearly 20 years. Using our safe and effective chiropractic care, we have developed a respected reputation for providing our patients relief from sciatica and its underlying cause.
Causes of Sciatica
The pain, numbness, tingling or weakness associated with sciatica is caused by pressure or damage to the sciatica nerve. The sciatica nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It branches out from your spinal cord through your buttocks and extends down the back of both your legs. From there, it divides into smaller nerves. The sciatic nerve controls your muscles and provides sensations throughout a large portion of your lower back and legs.
The pressure or damage to the sciatic nerve is commonly caused by a subluxation or other type injury. Because sciatica is a sign of something else, a very thorough examination should be performed to pinpoint exactly what is irritating the sciatic nerve.
Symptoms of Sciatica
As outlined above, sciatica is a symptom in itself, not a cause. Sciatica can vary greatly from a mild ache to a very sharp, burning-type pain. The most commonly reported sciatica symptoms include:
1. Pain: Typically, the pain will be felt in your lower back, your buttock, the back of your thigh or your calf.
2. Tingling: Most of the time, the tingling is felt in your foot or toes.
3. Numbness or Weakness: This is usually experienced in the areas along the path of the sciatic nerve which includes your lower back, buttocks and legs.
4. Loss of Bowel or Bladder Control: This rarely occurs with sciatica but nevertheless, is a possible symptom.
Why Chiropractic Care Will Help with Sciatica
The practice of chiropractic health care focuses on the health of the body’s central nervous system. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to identify and treat problems with the nerves of the human body. When your central nervous system is healthy, you will be free from pain and healthy too. The best feature about chiropractic care is that it does not use prescription drugs or surgery to treat health care problems.
Chiropractic care removes subluxations which impact nerves and inhibit the body’s very power and innate ability to heal.
Need Proof We Can Help You with Sciatica?
Just read one of our patient’s story:
“My husband and I are both 25 years old with a 6 month old son. I had severe lower back pain and sciatic nerve problems that seemed to never go away. While I was pregnant, my back got worse. I did not seek chiropractic care during this time, but when my son was 8 weeks old, I couldn’t take the pain anymore. Dr. Baker’s office was recommended to me by family and coworkers. I decided I would try their office because I knew I didn’t want any pain medicine at this young of an age.
Dr. Baker sat down with my husband, son, and me taking the time to explain the problems going on with my back. During the consultation, I was given different papers talking about chiropractic care and what they can do. At this point in time, my son had been on an antibiotic for his ear infection for about 5 days (with little to no help for his fussiness/pain). I noticed on the papers I was handed that babies can be adjusted for ear infections… so I asked about that as well. Dr. Baker explained about the adjustments he could do for our little man and how it’s never good to get on the “cycle of antibiotics”. That night was Zeke’s first adjustment. The next day, he stopped tugging at his ears. About a week later (after seeing what Doc can do), my husband was treated for his stiffness/soreness in his back and neck.
Now, we are on maintenance care and feeling great. I don’t have the pain I used to have, my husband’s stiffness went away, and my son hasn’t had an ear infection since (and sleeps better after being adjusted—great for us!). I can’t imagine where we would be right now without the Baker Chiropractic staff. I’m sure Zeke would have had at least one set of tubes in his ears (multiple surgeries during his 6 months of life) and we would have been sore, in pain and sleep deprived at 25. We’re so glad we came and got treated when we did. Thank you so much Baker staff!” –The Locke Family
Find a Resolution for Your Sciatica
If you would like help with Sciatica, Contact Us for a consultation via telephone or Skype. We will discuss your specific issues, provide you with guidance and help you either find a qualified physician in your area or arrange a visit to our clinics.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMJ is a condition causing inflammation of the Temporomandibular Joint. The Temporomandibular Joint connects the mandible (jaw bone) to your skull. TMJ can be a very painful condition and it can make it difficult to move your jaw. TMJ can impact your ability to speak, sing, eat, chew, swallow, smile, make facial expressions, and even breathe. Because of the wide variety of symptoms (listed below) associated with TMJ, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder can be easily misdiagnosed and is often misunderstood by healthcare professionals.
Reports show over 35 million people in the United States currently suffer from TMJ. While this disorder affects both men and women, statistics reflect TMJ to be more common in women. TMJ symptoms may include the following:
Dull, aching pain in your face
Headache or Migraine Pain
Difficulty or discomfort biting and chewing food
Popping or clicking sound when opening your mouth
Neck and/or Shoulder Pain
TMJ Solutions That DO NOT Include Expensive Drugs, Surgery or Dental Work
Over the last 20 years, we have heard story after story from our patients on how they sought answers and treatment for TMJ from a diverse group of healthcare professionals including: Dentists, Neurologists; Endocrinologists; Rheumatologists, Pain Specialists and; Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists. When those options failed to resolve their pain and discomfort, they became frustrated and turned to us for help. We have a long history of success treating TMJ that does not involve expensive drugs, surgery or dental work.
If you would like help with TMJ, Contact Us for a consultation via telephone or Skype. We will discuss your specific issues, provide you with guidance and help you either find a qualified physician in your area or arrange a visit to our clinics.
Nearly everyone will suffer an occasional headache, it’s almost unavoidable. You should not tolerate suffering from intense or frequent headaches. At our Baker Chiropractic and Wellness clinics, we’ve been diagnosing the root cause of headaches and providing patients with safe and effective treatments to ease and eliminate headache pain for nearly 20 years. We can help you stop your headache or migraine pain too!
What Type of Headache Do You Suffer From?
It’s important to understand just which type of headache pain you are experiencing. Here are some of the most typical types of headaches:
This is a very general type of headache and like the name, the most common. A Common Headache is a dull, throbbing pain in any area of your head. This type of headache can vary in intensity form mild pain to very severe pain.
A Migraine Headache is a specific type of headache that is severe and persistent. Migraines can be so severe that they greatly impact your ability to function. Migraines are more common in women than in men. Symptoms of a migraine vary widely. They may include dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to noise, numbness, difficulty concentrating, confusion and sudden fatigue. Migraines can last several hours or days.
Chronic Headaches are head pains that occur daily or almost daily. If a headache occurs more than 2 or 3 times per week, it is considered a chronic headache.
Tension headaches are related to muscle contractions and usually vary in severity from mild to moderate. People who suffer from tension headaches usually describe their pain as constant pressure almost like their head was being squeezed in a vise. Tension headaches account for nearly 90% of all headaches.
Cluster Headaches are episodes of extreme headache pain that occur periodically. Someone suffering from cluster headaches will experience very painful headache pain, then the pain will go away only to return again later. The duration of the headache pain attack may range from as little as 15 minutes to well over three or four hours. Cluster headaches are more common in men than women.
Sinus Headaches or Sinus Infection Headaches
A Sinus Headache is caused by mucus build-up as a result of inflammation and pressure within the sinuses during a sinus infection. The location of the pain can vary. For example, if the frontal sinuses are affected, there will be pain in the front of the head just above the eyebrows. If the ethmoid sinuses are affected, pain will be felt between the eyes. When the maxillary sinuses are affected, pain will be experienced in the cheekbone areas. The pain from Sinus Headaches is usually more of a dull pain versus a sharp rapid pain.
Medication Headaches are caused by the use or overuse of medications, prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs. The symptoms of a medication can vary greatly. A Medication Headache can feel as bad as a migraine or more like a tension headache.
Toxic Headaches are caused by exposure to some type of toxin. These types of headaches can be the result of toxic chemicals, alcohol, insecticides, pesticides, household cleaners or a build-up of toxins within the body typically due to an organ not functioning properly.
A Patient’s Story and Escape From Daily Headaches
“I started coming to Dr. Baker due to my daily headaches that I had been having for years.
My head felt heavy and I was in constant pain. I was taking pain killers and sleeping pills prescribed by my medical doctor. I was also taking a minimum 6-8 aspirins a day but nothing was helping.
Today, I am headache free. I do not have to take aspirin or any other pain relievers anymore. I am sleeping better throughout the night and don’t wake up with headaches.
I feel like a new person.” – C. Berter
Free yourself from the grips of headaches or migrainesbyContacting Ustoday for a consultation via telephone or Skype. We will discuss your specific issues, provide you with guidance and help you either find a qualified physician in your area or arrange a visit to our Baker Chiropractic and Wellness clinics. We can help you just like we have helped so many others.
Interstitial Cystitis or IC is a condition that causes varying degrees of pain in your bladder and abdomen. The chances of IC developing in women are nearly ten times more than for men. The symptoms of interstitial cystitis vary from person to person but typically include urinary discomfort or a frequent and urgent need to urinate. These symptoms and the pain may intensify for women during their menstrual cycle. The pain of interstitial cystitis comes from the inflammation of the tissues located in your bladder wall. Interstitial cystitis is a very troublesome condition that greatly impacts the lives of the people who suffer from it. It becomes an anchor that prevents you from doing the things you want to do because of the constant need to urinate.
Interstitial Cystitis Frustration
If you suffer from interstitial cystitisor think you may suffer from IC, you may have been told by medical doctors that there is no cure nor is there any effective treatment. When diagnosed with IC, a patient is usually put through a serious of trial and error tests until something reduces the pain or helps the urge to urinate. A variety of medications can be prescribed including Elmiron, Opioid, Elavil and Vistaril. The testing to try to find relief can take weeks and months. As a result, a considerable amount of time and money is wasted with no guarantee of success.
Interstitial Cystitis Answers Shared By an IC Patient
We have been extremely effective at treating interstitial cystitis for nearly 20 years. People from all over the country and outside the U.S. who suffer from IC usually turn to us after becoming fed up with the care they had been receiving or simply never realized that chiropractic care is effective in treating interstitial cystitis. A patient at our Baker Chiropractic and Wellness clinic in Cincinnati who was diagnosed with interstitital cystitis asked me (Dr. Paul Baker) to share her story. Here it is in her words:
“Dear Dr. Paul:
You have known me for four years since I have been coming to Baker Chiropractic for a variety of medical problems. I am writing to you and asking you to share with everyone a very embarrassing, debilitating and life changing disease that I was diagnosed with in December, 2009.
You have helped me with so many things that I never even thought to ask you if you and chiropractic adjustments could help me with this disease. In October, 2010, when I truly felt at my lowest as my body was filled with pain, I asked you if you could help me with all the excruciating pain I was having. I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis (IC) after going to two of my doctors and having some uncomfortable testing from both doctors. I remember specifically that I asked you in a “whisper”, if you could help me with the IC. I didn’t want anyone to hear me asking you because it is very difficult to talk about. I couldn’t believe it when you told me you had helped other patients with IC and you explained how you do this.
As you know, Interstitial Cystitis can be found in both males and females. In my understanding, the inner lining of the bladder becomes inflamed like it is raw inside. This is a problem with all the different kinds of foods and drinks someone consumes. There is a very strict diet for IC and while on this diet, I felt like I was starving and I was still having painful problems. My doctors told me they had no idea what truly causes it. There is only one medicine available at $365.00 per month, taken three times a day and the minor in-office procedures to help with the pain are expensive as well. The IC is extremely painful and can make you urinate up to 60 times a day and the hardest part is the very painful bladder spasms. This is worse than pregnancy or kidney stones.
Dr. Paul, after two adjustments and your manipulations to the correct area of my spine and the nerves to my bladder…the IC and all the pain has stopped!! You still give me adjustments in this area on my regular visits and I can’t believe I have my life back again…thanks to you!! I had gotten to the point where I didn’t leave my home for weeks at a time and you gave me back my freedom. I have no symptoms at all. The pain and spasms are gone. I can’t thank you enough for your help these past four years and especially with the IC. I truly hope your patients that may have this disease can come forward to you and let you heal them as you did for me. With heartfelt thanks…you are definitely my hero and the best Chiropractor in the USA!” – Judy
Liberate yourself from interstitial cystitis byContacting Ustoday for a consultation via telephone or Skype. We will discuss your specific issues, provide you with guidance and help you either find a qualified physician in your area or arrange a visit to our clinics. We can help you just like we helped Judy.