Things Back Specialist Christian Farthing Has to Say about High Heels

Why Pretty Heels Cause Nothing but Pain

Read the latest Dr Christian Farthing blog. Dr Christian is a specialist on spinal health.  Currently consulting for BodyWell Group, he places a lot of emphasis on the importance of taking the health of every client seriously. He is also committed to providing treatment that is aimed at the specific needs of the individual while ensuring too that affordable care and excellent service are extended to them. Below he discusses some of the most burning questions that revolve around high heels.

While a pair of high-heeled shoes does look pretty, everyone who has had the chance to wear them can tell you that they are nothing but painful. If you ever wondered why this is the case, then read on to find out why these pretty shoes can be such a huge culprit for bringing its wearers pain.

Your centre of gravity gets changed when you wear heels. When you choose to wear high-heeled footwear, you are also increasing the amount of weight that your forefoot needs to bear. At the same time, it also causes the body’s centre of gravity to be pushed forward. As a result, the head moves forward too. Considering how the muscles along the spine are not really designed to have to stay in the same spot for hours just to hold the jacket, this can easily lead to pain.

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In addition, the spinal muscles are not really designed to hold the head in such a forward position for an extended period. As a result, the muscles experience fatigue, which can, in turn, feel painful once the metabolite that gets created through muscle contraction will start accumulating.

Heels can affect the pain receptors in the body. The moment that pain receptors get stuck in the scar tissue, the amount of pain signals that are sent to the brain gets amplified considerably. The pain signal then gets sent to the brains a thousand times easier.

The position of the spine can get affected as a result of wearing high heels too. The effect is quite detrimental since it can create a low back extension, moving the thoracic spine backwards while the head is moved forward.  The spinal curves are designed to absorb 80% of the shock that the body has to deal with. When the curves are not properly positioned, the discs and the spine are going to have to bear the brunt, which can result in it wearing faster.

It is also harder to breathe when you are wearing a pair of heels. Since wearing the heels can mean that the head is going to be positioned just an inch forward, it will make it harder for the person to breathe by 20%. One must remember that the heart acts as a pump. This is why when the rib cage is pressed on the heart, it becomes harder for the organ to continue pumping blood.

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Health Conditions that can Benefit from Chiropractic Care

Welcome to the Dr Christian Farthing Blog. An experienced chiropractic, Dr Christian received his chiropractic education from the Royal Melbourne Institute of technology. Originally from Australia, he graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic. He is presently consulting for the BodyWell Group in Canterbury. He draws on his extensive experience and clinical expertise to provide professional sportspeople and patients with holistic solutions to their health concerns instead of just temporary fixes.

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Chiropractic care is useful in correcting abnormalities in the spinal alignment to treat a number of health problems. Spinal alignment, pain relief, as well as muscular and skeletal disorders are just a few of the most common reasons why people these days refer to chiropractic professionals. However, the benefits of chiropractic treatments do not just stop there. Below are just some of the many health conditions that chiropractic care might help.

Arthritis is known for causing debilitating pain in older adults. It has been noted that patients who are suffering from arthritic pain who choose to take advantage of chiropractic care were able to enjoy better health and less discomfort than those arthritic adults that do not. This leads to better quality of life for those who undergo chiropractic treatment since their discomfort and pain are significantly alleviated.

The treatment has also been known to help alleviate the discomfort that most women feel pre-menstruation. Manual adjustment of the spine, along with soft tissue therapy has been found to help relieve PMS. A study that tested two groups of women showed that the group who have received chiropractic treatment manifested the most improvements compared to those that did not.

Another health condition that can be relieved through chiropractic treatment is Bell’s Palsy. This is a condition that causes hearing disorders, facial paralysis, as well as jaw problems, especially those associated with its muscles. Patient recovery may vary. However, chiropractors take the time to get to know more about the patient to come up with a treatment program that is customised to centre on the patient to not only to relieve pain but to also improve motion and address any nerve-related issue.

Chiropractic treatment focuses on implementing a holistic approach when treating conditions and it has been found to help those people with IBD. Bowel disorders can truly make one’s life miserable and many of those that are suffering from the treatment would be more than pleased to accept treatment that will not have any side effects. One survey has found that some chiropractors have reported success in relieving colitis, IBD, and other bowel disorders through spinal manipulation.

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Chiropractic treatment can also help serve as a therapeutic support for people who are diagnosed with cancer. The treatments that cancer patients have to undergo often make their lives difficult. From depression, sleep disorders, insomnia, to anxiety, the life of a cancer patient can be quite miserable. There are studies that show how chiropractic can be a great alternative complementary treatment for people with cancer. It can help in pain management, most significantly, which makes it effective in improving a patient’s quality of life. Find out about other health conditions that chiropractic treatment can be beneficial for by reading about Dr Christian Farthing online. You can also like and follow the Dr Christian Farthing Facebook page.