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Dr. Romero adjusting baby Jackson (3 weeks old).
Did you know that chiropractic can help ease the discomfort of colic? Here's a good article which explains the benefits.
Posted by Youngsville Chiropractic at 7:06 AM
Thursday, May 9, 2013
For a Well Adjusted Life
What Is Chiropractic?
Chiropractors practice a drug-free, hands on approach to healthcare. Through manipulations and modalities, we restore normal motion to restricted areas which helps alleviate pain.
Did you know…
§ Experts estimate that nearly 80 percent of the population will experience back pain at some time in their lives.
§ Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work and the second most common reason for visits to the doctor, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.
§ Most cases of back pain are mechanical in nature—meaning they are not caused by serious conditions such as fracture, cancer, infection or inflammatory arthritis.
If you have ever experienced back pain, neck pain, or headaches, you know how frustrating it can be. Pain has the potential to decrease your quality of life. So, what should you do about it? Here are a few tips on how to combat some of those aches and pains. I strongly believe that good health and a pain free existence begin with GOOD POSTURE. Posture is the position that our bodies are in when we stand, sit and lay down. Proper posture allows us to stand, sit and lay with the least amount of pressure, tension, and strain on muscles and ligaments. It keeps bones and joints in proper alignment which minimizes the likelihood of injury.
Proper Standing Position
Distribute your weight evenly over the balls of your feet with your knees slightly bent.
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
Stand straight and tall while avoiding a forward shoulder posture.
Keep your head in a neutral position. Avoid a forward head posture.
Proper Sitting Position
Make sure your feet touch the floor and avoid crossing your legs.
Adjust the lumbar support on your chair or use a back rest.
Maintain relaxed shoulders with your forearms parallel to the ground.
Avoid sitting for long periods. Get up and move approximately every 20 minutes.
Proper Sleeping Positions
Always sleep with a pillow. Special pillows are available to assist in avoiding poor sleeping positions.
Avoid sleeping on your tummy.
Lie either on your back or on your side.
When lying on your back prop pillows under your knees.
When lying on your side place a pillow between your knees and avoid letting the top leg fall over.
I just wanted to touch on a few helpful tips that you can put into action today. Keep in mind that minor posture issues can be addressed by simply putting the above tips into action but if you have long standing, more advanced posture issues it is best to see your chiropractor for an evaluation and treatment.
Here’s to a well adjusted life!
Maria E. Romero, D.C.
*Statistics obtained from the American Chiropractic Association and the Journal of American Chiropractic Association.
Posted by Youngsville Chiropractic at 11:05 AM
Friday, September 28, 2012
337.857.5111Dr. Maria E. Romero of Youngsville Chiropractic is equipped to treat various conditions of the spine and extremities. Including, but not limited to:
- Disc herniations/disc bulges
- Low back, mid back and neck pain
- TMJ disorder
- Carpal tunnel
- Pain associated with motor vehicle accidents (whiplash)
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tennis elbow
- Pinched nerves
- In office X-rays (if needed) with same day report of finding
- History, orthopaedic and neurological exam
- Electrical stimulation
- Intersegmental traction
- Manual manipulation
- ART (Active Release Technique)
- Therapeutic exercises
Posted by Youngsville Chiropractic at 7:49 AM
Thursday, April 19, 2012
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Dr. Maria Romero was born and raised in Abbeville, Louisiana. Dr. Romero graduated from Abbeville High School and received her Bachelor of Science from LSU. While at LSU she was a four year letterman in Track and Field. She was the 2004 Southeastern Conference Javelin Champion. Dr. Romero went on to receive her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Texas. Upon graduating in August 2008 she accepted an associate position in Baton Rouge where she practiced for 3 years. Dr. Romero is now fulfilling her dream of opening her own practice. She is very excited about making Youngsville her home.Dr. Romero is a member of the Chiropractic Association of Louisiana.
Posted by Youngsville Chiropractic at 9:38 AM