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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Why You Should See a Chiropractor after a Car Accident

Welcome to the Dr Christian Farthing Blog. Dr Christian is an experienced spinal health specialist who currently consults for the BodyWell Group. With 20 years of chiropractic experience, he draws on his extensive clinical expertise to help provide patients with the best health solutions through holistic means. A Doctor of Chiropractic graduate from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, he elected not to pursue a degree in medicine because he felt that the medical field does not really get to the root of many a medical problem.

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When chiropractic treatment is used alongside massage therapy, the two treatments can work hand in hand resulting in faster healing and recovery for patients. Massage allows the body to get more relaxed, making it easier for practitioners to perform spinal manipulation and realignment smoothly.

Each of these treatments offers their own core benefits when used on their own. However, when both are combined together, they mesh quite well, creating a treatment that is comprehensive and effective in addressing a number of injuries and health conditions.

Chiropractic visits would be more effective when massage therapy is performed. Therapeutic massage helps warm the muscles in the body and allows it to relax. When the chiropractor performs the adjustment, it becomes more effective and results tend to be more optimal since the body has already been rid of unnecessary tensions.

Adjustments done by a chiropractor tend to be more stable through the help of massage therapy. The body tends to be more accepting of the adjustment that the practitioner performs. So whether the adjustment is done to alleviate pain or to help increase the mobility of a patient, a pre-adjustment massage is generally ideal.

Both the treatments are known to offer the body not only great relief but also faster recovery especially to areas that are tensed. When combined together, their effects can be felt by the whole body. The treatments are focused on the use of healing and rejuvenation techniques to enable a full body health. There are a number of instances where chiropractic care becomes more effective at addressing the root cause of the problem that the patient needed help with when it is used in conjunction with massage therapy.

It helps patients feel more relaxed before undergoing spinal manipulation and body realignment. There are a lot of patients who might feel stressed and tense when going to their chiropractic appointments sometimes either due to not knowing what to expect or because they are overly worried about their health issues. Getting them to undergo a massage therapy before a chiropractic session allows them to get in the right mood and to be more accepting fo the treatment that they will be put under. Massage therapy readies the body and chiropractic care then picks up where massage left off.

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Since the muscles are properly warmed up before a chiropractic treatment, it helps ease any discomfort to the patient. Muscles will be more pliant thus, making it less resistant to the chiropractic treatment which will ultimately lead to better recovery. Learn more about the many benefits of chiropractic care by reading about Dr Christian Farthing online. You can also connect with Dr Christian Farthing on LinkedIn here.