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5 Myths About Back Pain

How much do you really know about back pain?  Test your knowledge with these 5 common myths that have been debunked about back pain.

Myth 1: Severe back pain correlates to the level of back damage

The amount of damage to your back isn’t always parallel to the extent of your pain. Most people are under the assumption that if they don’t feel any pain that there is nothing wrong with them – that they are healthy. Unfortunately, pain is a very poor indicator of health. In fact, pain and other symptoms frequently only appear after a disease or other condition has become advanced.

For example, consider a cavity in your tooth. Does it hurt when it first develops or only after it has become serious? How about heart disease? Regardless of whether you are talking about cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stress or problems with the spine, pain is usually the last thing to appear. When you begin chiropractic care, pain is also the first symptom to disappear, even though much of the underlying condition remains.

Myth 2: Back pain is hereditary.

For the most part, your genetics do not play a significant role in the cause of your back pain. Just because your parents or immediate family suffer from back pain, doesn’t mean you are doomed to as well. What can be passed down, however, is lifestyle choices. If your family does not live a healthy lifestyle of eating right and exercising, this can influence your actions which, in turn, can lead to serious back aches.

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Myth 3: There is a generalized cure for most symptoms of back pain.

Every body is unique and different and therefore, each person requires a unique and customized treatment and wellness plan. The treatment we provide you is based on several factors such as your health-related issues and concerns, types of treatments you are open to, results from the neurologic and orthopedic testing, x-ray results (if needed), and your past medical history. We take each of these into consideration when suggesting the most effective treatment for your unique condition.

Myth 4: Staying in bed is the key to recovering from back pain.

Although bed rest will help alleviate back pain, it is only recommended for a couple of days. Inactivity can even worsen your pain if you remain immobile for an extended period. Rehabilitation and physical therapy are highly recommended to get you back up and moving.

Myth 5: Sitting up straight will prevent back pain.

Your posture should be relaxed with the natural curvature of your spine. If you are positioning your body at an over exaggerated, ninety-degree angle, you will put a strain on your spinal disks and associated muscles and tendons. This type of “perfect posture,” tightens your muscles and positions your back in an unnatural way. There is no perfect posture that can be held for a significant about of time. You should change your position throughout the day, even if you are simply sitting at your desk.

If you have any questions on what is true and what is a myth about back pain, feel free to email us or give us a call today! Contact our office here.

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Are School Sports Affecting Your Child’s Physical Development?

Pediatric Chiropractic

School is back in session! While focusing on school work can exhaust your child’s mind, school sports are also taking a toll on their body. Participating in school sports allows your child to exercise and stay active, but it can come at a price if you are not careful. Youth sports can physically strain your child’s developing structure and can affect their growth. Fortunately, with the proper education and preventative measures, you can lessen sports-related injuries to your child, and let them get back to enjoying their games!

A study of athletes by the Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation concluded that athletes who received 12 weeks of chiropractic care exhibited 30 percent improvement in reaction time, versus a group with no chiropractic care.

The Statistics.

  • The number of kids who play organized sports each year – 36,250,000
  • Percent of parents who are worried about injuries in youth sports – 87 %
  • Percent of kids who play sports outside of school – 60 %
  • Percent of boys who play organized sports – 66 %
  • Percent of girls who play organized sports – 52 %

More than 3.5 million children ages 14 and younger get hurt annually playing sports or participating in recreational activities. More than 775,000 children, ages 14 and younger, are treated in hospital emergency rooms for sports-related injuries each year. Most of the injuries occurred because of falls, being struck by an object, collisions, and overexertion during unorganized or informal sports activities.

According to the CDC, more than half of all sports injuries are preventable. Overuse injuries are responsible for nearly half of all sports injuries to middle and high school students. 

Younger athletes are more susceptible to injuries because they have slower reaction times than adults, they are less coordinated, and they are still growing and developing. Many injuries result from overuse, which comes from placing stress on the musculoskeletal system.

Benefits of seeing a Chiropractor for youth sports
Seeing a chiropractor when involved in youth sports helps prevent injuries and/or manages existing injuries while improving athletic performance. The chiropractic physicians at Ault Chiropractic can educate you and your children on wellness techniques as well as biomechanical injuries and their treatment options. Implementing routine chiropractic care throughout sports-related activities can decrease neck and back pain and will allow your children’s joints to function better in the activities that they love.

Tips to consider

  • Always wear protective equipment correctly.
  • Make sure your coach is properly training your kids (only 1 in 5 coaches of youth teams of children under age 14 say they have been properly trained).
  • Drink plenty of water and eat well-balanced meals.
  • Stretch and warm-up accordingly before practice and cool-down after practice.
  • Get plenty of rest and avoid being overworked.
  • Work on managing the mental stress competitive sports can cause.

Be sure to keep you kids in prime playing condition and encourage you to add chiropractic to your child’s training schedule! Also, Drs. Robert and Rebecca Ault are Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians, which makes them uniquely qualified chiropractic physicians. They are experts in helping your children with their sports injury and wellness needs.

Make an appointment for your athlete at our Hudson Chiropractic Office or our Brimfield Chiropractic Office here.

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With Great Summers Come Post Summer Aches

Summers in Northeast Ohio are full of fun adventures. Hiking, biking, kayaking, and outdoor activities are great for bonding with family and friends, while staying in shape, but they take a toll on your body and can leave your muscles tired and weak.

These physical activities often performed in the summer-time can lead to improper biomechanics of spinal joints, muscles, and connective tissue. The following are a few lesser known summer activities that can cause damage to your body.

Summer Traveling

Summer travel can also lead to spinal dysfunction and therefore pain in the back and/or neck. Hours spent in a cramped plane or car can cause your body to be in uncomfortable and damaging positions. Traveling can also mean you will be sleeping in an unfamiliar bed, which often causes your body to ache.

Outdoor Sporting Events

When your child is involved in sports, summertime can become hectic when running around from game to game. While it’s exciting to watch them play, cheering them on in the bleachers can cause spinal dysfunction and pain in your lower back and neck. Stadium seating is typically not supportive or comfortable to sit on for an extended period. Over the course of the summer, these bleachers will leave your body suffering.

Gardening and Yardwork

Gardening and yard work can lead to overreaching, improper twisting and bending, and poor posture. These can harm your body, stress your muscles, and may cause spinal injuries. Using shovels and heavy tools for yard work physically exerts your body and can cause long-term effects.

It is important to remember that pain is not the only indicator that something is structurally wrong. Getting in tune with your body is extremely important. It is best to regularly get checked out to make sure that your body is in optimal condition for summer activities. 

Before you resort to taking pills for temporary relief, try visiting your local chiropractor. Our team can diagnose what is dysfunctional in your body and find the best, natural and drug-free solution to relieve your pain. Your joints will function more optimally and you will be able to engage in more of the activities you love. Just request an appointment and you’ll be ready for your next adventure! 

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We’re Hiring

Hiring Now – Looking for a part-time and full-time active office assistant!!!

Contact us at (330) 342-0755 or (330) 968-6256.  Ask for Sherie

to schedule a time to drop off your resume in person!!

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Saturday Hours For January 14th

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Dr. Rebecca J. Ault

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Dr. Robert Ault

Please note: Drs. Robert and Rebecca Ault will be in the Hudson office this Saturday to accommodate everyone that needed to be rescheduled due to a family emergency. If you have not scheduled an appointment time, please do so as soon as possible. We have limited appointments available and Kelly will be in the office until 1 PM today to get you scheduled. Thank you!

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2016 Holiday Hours

2016 Holiday Hours

2016 Holiday Hours

We will have normal business hours except as follows:
Closed Friday Dec 23rd and Monday Dec 26th
Closed Friday Dec 30th and Monday Jan 2nd

Happy Holidays! Contact us with any questions.

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toys for tots

Our Annual Toys For Tots Drive

Toys For Tots

**Updated December 12, 2016:

Thank you to everyone who brought in all of the amazing toys this year! As of today, Toys For Tots has already picked up the donations from our locations for the year. If you are looking for a location to drop off more toys, please check out www.toysfortots.org to find other locations that are still accepting donations. Happy Holidays!!

Every year we hope to brighten the holidays for children in need! Please feel free to stop in, say hello, and drop off an Unwrapped New Toy at our Hudson office next to Perkins, or our Brimfield office in the Cascades of Brimfield next to the BMV. We are collecting until December 15th.

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Can Chiropractic Help During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy Chiropractic

Keeping the spine and pelvis aligned helps the body work more efficiently. This is important before, during, and after pregnancy. Chiropractic can be a safe alternative to medications, and some studies show decreased labor times in mothers under chiropractic care. Chiropractic physicians diagnose spinal or pelvic imbalances that may contribute to discomfort during pregnancy or neuromusculoskeletal problems after childbirth. Chiropractic can provide relief from back and hip pain that can increase, due to the shift in center of gravity, rapid weight gain, and/or increased stress on the body, due to developing baby.

Dr. Rebecca Ault is certified in the Webster’s prenatal chiropractic technique through the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association. She is currently obtaining her pediatrics specialty. Both doctors enjoy helping “moms to be” have a comfortable and healthy birth process.

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