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Tips to Protect Your Spine This Holiday - Dr. Langmaid featured on Studio10 Live

Just last week, I was able to be featured on Studio10 Live morning show giving holiday travel tips to the people of Tampa Bay.

We focused on the items below-
Check your posture. Remember all of those times your mother told you to sit up straight with your feet on the ground? Well, believe it or not, she was actually teaching you a very valuable lesson in posture, one that could mean the difference between bliss and pain for your back. When traveling make sure that you are sitting upright with your knees at no greater than a 90-degree angle.
Embrace heat. Whether you are traveling, visiting a friend, shopping or just roaming around the house, heat therapy can help reduce your chronic back pain. Consider getting the heating pads that adhere to your body to help with inflammation. You can remove or reposition them at any time.
Stretch it out. Take some time to walk around and stretch your legs and arms once every hour. Getting up to walk around and stretch can do wonders when you’re trying to avoid a flare-up of your chronic pain on a cross-country flight. That’s because stretching increases blood flow, elongates muscles to promote flexibility and can keep your back and leg muscles limber, all of which can help prevent your chronic back pain from turning your flight into a nightmare.
Make sure you pack smart. Though not having to wait in the baggage claim line may seem like a good idea before you are trucking your luggage from one end of the airport to the other, carrying around heavy bags will do more damage than good to your back. Make sure any luggage you have to carry for a prolonged amount of time is a manageable weight, or on wheels.
Wear the right shoes. Traveling is not high fashion, and the runways at the airport are for planes — not heels. Choose shoes that provide good arch support and comfort this season, and your back will thank you.
Just rest. If your baggage allows, bring along a pillow for extra neck support while you dream away your stress.

Dr. Langmaid Live on Studio10

 

 

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How Chiropractic Posters Can Inspire Your Patients!

Exude a modern edge with our chiropractic posters

Lets face it, the reception rooms in many chiropractic offices look as though they got stuck in 1965. Some docs routinely update the carpet, change out chairs, and develop a better workflow around the front desk; but what about your walls?

Most people develop opinions very fast.  I'm talking like split second fast. Malcolm Gladwell's book Blink goes into this phenomenon in heavy detail.  Without even "thinking" your patients are developing thoughts, attitudes, and exceptions about your practice when they first walk through your doors.  This is a huge opportunity to set the stage for premier care. Or, conversely, it is a huge opportunity to develop an initial psychological hurdle to health. Personally, I want my patients to not only walk into my office with a sense of trust, but also with the desire to nurture the seeds of healing.  The message which you convey on your walls influences your patients more than you realize!

As I began to furnish my office I was struck with the lack of modern, well designed, educational, and relevant chiropractic office posters. So with the assistance of the leading design firm Harbr, I was able to develop our set of chiropractic posters. These chiropractor posters are actually more akin to a high-quality print than a traditional poster. We use extra thick paper to capture the highest image quality possible.  Then we ship them rolled in damage resistant tubes so they are ready to hang upon arrival at your office.  

Your patients are making split second judgement and decisions based upon your office decor. Inspire a setting of health and healing with our chiropractic poster set. Don't miss an opportunity to impact your patients perception of your office in a positive way!

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Over 250 Million Opioid Prescriptions in 2012- by The Evidence Based Chiropractor

An article in USA Today shed light on the fact that over a quarter BILLION opioid prescriptions were issued in 2012.  This is estimated to be enough to give a prescription to every adult in the United States.  

Research has proven the devastating effects of opioid dependency, and also exposed the startling addiction rates.  Some states in the southeast US have nearly 150 prescriptions for every 100 residents.  This is despite the fact that many national health organizations have spoke out, and recommended against, the prescriptions of opioids except in extreme circumstances.  

A crack down on the "pill mills" which were operating throughout the state of Florida resulted in a decrease of over 50% in oxycodone related deaths.  While as chiropractors we are not in a position (legal or ethical) to recommended or discontinue the medications of any patients; it is imperative that we address and promote alternative sources of pain relief.  When an physician refers a patient to a chiropractor instead of writing a prescription; it just may save a life.  


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Spending on Pharmaceuticals, Hospital Services, and Ambulatory Care- by The Evidence Based Chiropractor

"A study by the OECD found that the U.S spends 152% more on pharmaceuticals than the average OECD country. Disturbing statistic isn’t it? But how about spending in the other healthcare sectors? The same study found that the U.S spends 163% more on hospital services, and 238% more on ambulatory care services than the average OECD country."

Disturbing statistics.  With all this spending we should be the "healthiest" country in the world.  Unfortunately, that is not the case. However, by promoting conservative care and emphasizing interdisciplinary communication and cooperation, we can go along way towards improving our posting in the world of healthcare.


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