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According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately half of people who are living with diabetes suffer from some form of nerve damage. When nerve damage is the result of diabetes, it is referred to as diabetic neuropathy. Typically, diabetic neuropathy is more common among people who have been living with diabetes for a number of years.
People who have diabetes don’t produce enough insulin to break down blood glucose. As a result, the extra blood glucose can damage the walls of the blood vessels that provide nutrients to the body’s nerves. Nerves are responsible for sending pain messages to and from the brain. They also send signals about temperatures and touch. If the nerves are damaged, they won’t be able to send these signals or control other body systems. As a result, people with diabetic neuropathy may experience tingling, pain, and numbness in their feet and hands.
Call (469) 454-2043 to schedule an appointment with World of Wellness in Forth Worth. Our doctors and chiropractors provide natural solutions for pain relief.
Last updated 11 days ago
The National Institutes of Health estimates that eight out of every 10 people suffer from some form of back pain in their lives. This pain can vary from person to person, from a dull, constant ache to sudden, sharp pains throughout the back region. If someone’s back pain is sudden and only lasts a few days or weeks, it is considered acute back pain. However, if the pain lasts for more than three months, then it is considered chronic back pain.
Sitting in an office chair
Even sitting in an ergonomic chair can lead to back pain if you sit in it for an extended period of time. Sitting blocks the flow of blood to the discs in your spine, which can wear them out and put additional stress on your back. Just because a chair has built-in lumbar support, doesn’t mean that your chair will direct blood flow to your spine. No matter what chair you sit in, you should make sure to stretch at your desk and walk around periodically.
Wearing the wrong shoes
Wearing stilettos or high-heeled shoes forces your foot to hit the ground in a toe-forward motion instead of a natural heel-toe motion. Though it might not seem like it makes a huge difference, this simple adjustment actually puts extra strain on your knees, hips and back. In addition, wearing heels puts your body in an unnatural angle, so your weight isn’t evenly distributed over your spine.
Carrying extra weight
Carrying a few extra inches of body fat in your midsection forces your pelvis to tilt forward, out of alignment. As a result, your body has to work harder to keep itself in balance, which can also strain your lower back. Losing just a few extra pounds can significantly alleviate this extra pressure on your spine.
At World of Wellness, we offer natural healthcare solutions to help our patients achieve optimal health. Call (469) 454-2043 to find out how we can help alleviate your chronic back pain. We also offer chiropractic care, neck pain treatment, and a comprehensive weight loss program.
Last updated 13 days ago
Chiropractors understand that misalignment of your spine can lead to problems throughout your nervous system. If your vertebrae aren’t aligned properly, it can cause pressure to the discs and nerves in your spine, sending painful sensations throughout your body. Chiropractors can help alleviate back or neck pain by realigning you spine and musculoskeletal system.
This video illustrates the gentle techniques chiropractors use to relax soft muscle tissue around the spine. In particular, it shows how chiropractors can encourage spinal alignment and decrease inflammation by applying pressure with their hands. It also explains the importance of following a chiropractor’s instructions regarding homecare such as natural supplements and daily stretches.
World of Wellness helps Fort Worth patients achieve health and happiness through natural remedies. To learn more about our chiropractic care, give us a call at (469) 454-2043.
Last updated 18 days ago
Do you suffer from back pain, neck pain, migraine headaches, or chronic fatigue? Have you tried conventional approaches but still haven’t been able to find relief? If so, it may be time to consider visiting World of Wellness, a natural wellness center in Fort Worth. Functional medicine seeks to treat each patient as an individual, rather than as a collection of symptoms that make up a disease or medical condition. In functional healing, the practitioner and the patient work together to achieve optimal wellness, and all aspects of the patient’s life are addressed. Functional medicine attempts to correct imbalances in each individual for relief from chronic pain and illness. Take a look at this Infographic from our Fort Worth natural wellness center to understand more about functional medicine and natural healthcare. Please share with your friends and family!
Last updated 22 days ago
According to WebMD, more than 60% of Americans are either overweight or obese. Continuous research has linked obesity to serious health risks including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Luckily, Americans who are overweight or obese can reverse some of these serious diseases by adopting a healthier lifestyle and trying to achieve a normal body weight.
Prevent serious disease
People who tend to carry excess weight in their abdomens, instead of in their hips, are at an increased risk for developing heart disease. This is because fat stored in the abdomen and liver is more metabolically active. Luckily, this kind of weight is the easiest to lose and people that reduce just a small percentage of abdominal weight can lower their cholesterol, blood pressure, and chances of developing heart disease.
Boost your energy
Walking around with excess weight can put significant stress and strain on a person’s frame. Even just losing five to 10 pounds can make it significantly easier to walk around and accomplish daily tasks. This means that people who adopt a healthier diet and exercise routine will not only lose weight and improve their health, but they will also find it requires less energy to accomplish the same daily activities.
Being overweight can take a physical as well as emotional toll on someone’s body. Many people who are overweight or obese may find it difficult to be confident and participate in social events. Losing weight and adopting a healthier lifestyle can help people boost their self-esteem by helping them feel better about the way they look. This doesn’t mean that everyone should strive to be especially thin. Instead, people should try to achieve the ideal weight for their height and body type.
World of Wellness is a group of medical offices specializing in functional medicine and natural wellness. In our weight loss program, we personally meet with each patient and design the best program for to help achieve his or her weight loss goals. For more information, give us a call at (469) 454-2043.