Chiropractic care in Manhattan Beach, CA (310) 545-418

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Do you have a health problem that concerns you?
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1218 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Serving Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, El Segundo, Hawthorne, and Lawndale.

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How To Prevent The Flu

This week we’re going to talk about flu season. As we go into the holidays, it gets colder; people wrap themselves up, stay inside and don’t get enough sun. Typically people have a tendency to get the flu and upper respiratory infections during this time.

I’d like to go over ways to prevent the flu; since we know that getting the flu shot is not 100% effective, we will go over some ways that will build up our immune response:

One of the best ways to do so is to make sure your nerve system can properly communicate with the immune system. You do that by making sure your spine is free of spinal subluxations.

Studies show that regular spinal checkups help improve the immune response.

Another thing you can do is take vitamin D, because we’re not out in the sun as much, we’re not getting the sunshine vitamin. The studies show that taking vitamin D helps improve the immune response. You want to take 2,000 to 5,000 IU a day.

Also, you want to avoid sugar, excessive sugar, which is tough to do during the holidays.

You want to get plenty of rest and make sure you’re washing your hands. You also want to work on breathing exercises to reduce the stress and also regular exercise.

All of that is very important to boost your internal environment so that you can be passed by the flu where other people would drop like flies.

Make sure you spread the word to your loved ones. Many people blindly go get the flu shot, and that, by no means, is going to completely protect you against the flu.

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Senora Has More Energy Thanks To Bates Chiropractic in Manhattan Beach, CA (310) 545-4188

Patients seeking chiropractic treatment at Bates Chiropractic can be assured that their health is in good hands.
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Learn To Eat To Live! by Dr. Bates in Manhattan Beach, CA (310) 545-4188

We’re going to have our first Nutrition and Weight loss Workshop on Thursday January 20th at 6:45 pm at Fusion Sushi.
It will be open to all of our patients and their guests.
It’s for patients who come alone. But if you bring a guest, there is no charge for either of you, and dinner is included! Bring as many guests as you’d like!
We’re going to have a great time; we’re going to cover the latest information on health, nutrition, and weight loss. We’re going to clear up some misconceptions that people have about these topics.
It’s going to be a very powerful evening. It may change your life; it may even save your life!

Just sign up at the front desk; talk to Gio, Jenny, or Patty. Space is limited so sign up as soon as you can!

Do you have a health problem that concerns you?

See Manhattan Beach Chiropractor Dr. Robert Bates D.C.for Chiropractic Care.
Call: (310) 545-4188 For A Free Consultation.

Our office is located at
1218 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

http://www.chiropractormanhattanbeach.com/

Ergonomics and Employee Productivity

020614-N-0552D-001Ergonomics has become a very popular field, which deals with designing suitable furniture, which is comfortable for individuals, both at home and in the office environment. The absence of ergonomically fit furniture and surroundings, results in different muscular problems in individuals like back pain, neck ache, strains, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Chiropractors provide treatment for alleviating the pain caused because of engaging in strenuous activities throughout the day.

How Is Employee Productivity Linked To Ergonomics?

Ergonomics or human factors, focuses on designing furniture and workplaces, so as to ensure convenience and ease for individuals, both at home and at the office. An ergonomically fit work environment is designed to ensure, that the working stations and the furniture used, are in accordance with the industry standards. It facilitates the functioning and activity of employees, engaged in work at the computer or at the factory floor.

Employees working in an environment, in which the work spaces and the computer equipment are stationed within easy reach, and do not cause any strain, will remain fit and healthy, resulting in efficient productivity. A considerable percentage of employees, contract different muscular pains and strains, which affects their work efficiency. In cases of extreme pain, sometimes individuals have to take time off from work in order to regain enough fitness to resume work.

Benefits of Ergonomically Fit Surroundings

An office having a work station and space, specifically designed keeping in mind the ergonomic standards prevalent in the industry, facilitates the factory workers and office employees in performing their duties efficiently and on time. This improves the overall productivity, resulting in increasing profits for the business.

By designing a safe and ergonomically fit factory production site, companies can ensure minimum accidents and absences of workers. The suitably designed production lines, with the appropriate equipment, increase productivity and worker efficiency, and reduce the wastes to a minimum.

The correct usage of lights and space in the workplace improves productivity and minimizes errors, which results in high job satisfaction.

An ergonomically fit work place is not only convenient for the employees and workers, but it also benefits the business by improving the productivity levels of the company. The improved morale and work efficiency of the employees, increases job satisfaction, and also minimizes the risk of accidents and muscular strains, caused because of inconveniently and unsuitably designed work places. Chiropractors provide treatment to employees suffering from various muscular strains and pains, contracted while working in an office.

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Mahalo! Life is Motion

Mahalo, this is Dr. Rob with your health blog this week. I’m here in Kaanapali, Maui working on motion, because motion is life and life is motion. This week’s blog is on motion. When you have lack of motion, like sitting in those chairs all day, it’s like sugar for your spine. That’s why you have to get out and do a good stimulation to the nerve system, stimulate the spine, and stimulate the brain. One of the best things you can do to stimulate the spine is to get out exercise like stand up paddling. You just saw me try stand up paddling for the first time while working on my spine. Remember keep up with your physical activity and adjustments.

Stress is the Main Cause of Subluxations in Manhattan Beach, CA (310) 545-4188

This week Dr. Rob discusses the main cause of subluxations!

Don’t Forget to check out his daughter Autumn Bates on WipeOut this Thursday Dec 8th at 8pm on abc!

Do you have a health problem that concerns you?

See Manhattan Beach Chiropractor Dr. Robert Bates D.C. for Chiropractic Care.

Call: (310) 545-4188 For A Free Consultation.

1218 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Serving Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, El Segundo, Hawthorne, and Lawndale.

http://www.chiropractormanhattanbeach.com

Sciatica, Chiropractic and Pregnancy – What to Expect

SciaticaPregnancySciatica – What is it?

According to chiropractic practices, Sciatica is a common type of pain that affects the sciatic nerve which is a large nerve that extends from an individual’s lower back down the back of each leg. The sciatic nerve also happens to be the largest single nerve in the human body. It is composed of individual nerve roots that branch out from the spine in the lower back and come together to form the sciatic nerve.

A person who suffers from the condition may exhibit the following symptoms –

  • Burning or tingling sensation down the leg
  • Weakness or numbness
  • Difficulty moving the leg or foot
  • Constant pain on one side of the rear
  • Shooting pain that increases when the individual tries to stand up

The pain that is associated with sciatica usually extends from the lower back through the back of the thigh and down the leg. It often occurs on one side of the body. It can also be debilitating to some. The symptoms of sciatica also vary according to where the nerve is pinched. For example, an impingement in the lumbar segment 5 (L5) can cause weakness in extending the big toe and in some cases, the ankle.

Sciatica and Pregnancy

Sciatica is also a common condition in pregnant women and usually appears during the third trimester of pregnancy. It is caused when a woman’s expanding uterus ends up putting pressure on the sciatic nerve on the lower spine. The same occurrence is also known to cause lower back pain during pregnancy. The reason the condition occurs during the third trimester is due to the fact that the growing baby shifts into the proper birthing position during this time. This makes the developing fetus rest directly on the nerve which causes the mother major pain in the buttocks. The pain also radiates to the back and legs.

The pain can be constant or intermittent depending on how many times the baby changes position. However, the lower back pain may also persist after birth.

Fortunately there are ways through which a person might be able to rid herself of the pain. Some women say that a cold or hot compress to the affected area can help lessen the pain. Just make sure that the heating pad isn’t too uncomfortably hot. Getting off your feet and walking around can also help get rid of the pain.

Chiropractic and Pregnancy

There are also patients who have sought out chiropractic services instead of opting for spinal surgery for cases such as these. It is easy to see why. Chiropractic care is non invasive and relies on the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

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Chiropractics is a Proactive Approach to Healthcare by Dr. Bates in Manhattan Beach (310) 545-4188

Don’t forget our Nutrition Workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 20th, 6:45 pm at the Manhattan Beach Library. Call to reserve your seat!

Do you have a health problem that concerns you?
See Manhattan Beach Chiropractor Dr. Robert Bates D.C.for Chiropractic Care.
Call: (310) 545-4188 For A Free Consultation

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http://www.chiropractormanhattanbeach.com/