We first begin to learn eye-hand coordination (sometimes also called hand-eye coordination) when we are infants, with the greatest amount of development occurring during childhood. But it is never too late to improve eye-hand coordination skills. It is important to maintain this function as we age, since it is central to so many of our daily tasks, such as driving or chopping vegetables.
A back spasm can occur when the muscles supporting the spinal column, particularly those in the lower back, become overworked. If the muscles suddenly contract near the nerve roots around the spinal cord, this condition can be extremely painful.
Muscles that are overstretched or worked more than usual can become tender and inflamed. The pain may first become noticeable when you are twisting your back, or are pushing or pulling something, particularly if you are moving something heavy. Sudden movements in particular are likely to trigger back spasms. Playing golf, for example, in which the back twists quickly as the golfer swings, can cause the back to spasm. Weightlifting, baseball and football are other sports that carry a higher risk of back spasm. Even something as seemingly safe as gardening can cause back spasms, since it usually involves bending and turning. If the activity is not stopped immediately, the spasms are likely to get worse.
When National Hockey League (NHL) superstar Sidney Crosby suffered two concussions within days of one another, he sought the help of his chiropractor, Dr. Ted Carrick, a Chiropractic Neurologist who treats Crosby and other players in the NHL and NFL. Carrick says, “In professional hockey alone, there are more than 50,000 hits annually, and far too many of these are serious injuries to the head.” Hockey is a rough contact sport, as anyone who has been to a game can attest. As Rodney Dangerfield once famously quipped, “I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out.”
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Although it may not seem like it, water polo is a very physically demanding sport. Its players are required to spend an hour and fifteen minutes in a pool, during which they cover a distance of as much as three kilometers. There is a good deal of physical contact above and below water. In addition, teammates must shoot and pass the ball without the benefit of contact with the ground to help generate force in the upper body.
As the leading cause of disability in Americans and Canadians under 45 years of age, lower back pain is the second most common reason why people visit their doctor. An estimated 60% to 80% of the adult population suffers from low back pain at some point in life, and traditional medical treatments are usually not effective in the long-term. However, there are alternative ways of dealing with lower back pain that have been proven to be more successful and that do not involve drugs or invasive surgery. These include chiropractic care, massage therapy and—interestingly enough—yoga.
People who practice repetitive motions—usually involving either a job or a sport—are at higher risk of developing tendinitis (also spelled tendonitis). This is an inflammation of the tendons that can affect any of the body’s tendons, but most commonly affects those in the arms and legs
Toronto is a big city, with many chiropractors.
How to find the one best suited to treat your unique case?
Here are some things to look for:
- Have friends, family or colleagues whose judgment you trust recommended a particular chiropractor?
Word of mouth can be a helpful way to locate a good candidate.
Don't be concerned if the health issue of the person making the recommendation is not identical to your own; chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat numerous types of conditions.
What about patients who can't ask for personal recommendations because they are new to the area, or because the people they know don't receive chiropractic care?
The website Rate.MD can be a useful tool. It supplies personal opinions on individual healthcare providers' approach, treatment effectiveness, office space, etc. Make sure you read the comments carefully to see if they sound genuine. Too many review in a short period of time is a red flag.
Once you decide on a chiropractor pay attention to the following on the first visit.
- Does the chiropractor complete a thorough initial examination?
The first examination should always be complete and un-rushed. Sometimes
patients provide lab or test results and share their own evaluation
and/or that of previous health care providers. This is all helpful information,
but it should complement rather than replace the chiropractor's
own professional assessment. Because of the need to look into the
patient's relevant health history, conduct the exam, and then go over the
findings and proposed treatment plan, initial visits are usually longer than
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