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Tall People Problems

Whether it’s being able to see no matter where you are in a crowd or having a natural advantage in sports, tall people enjoy many priviledges simply because of their physical stature. But according to the American Journal of Epidemiology , a towering height is also a disadvantage with tall people more likely to experience health issues like back and neck pain. Located in Carrollton, GA, Dr. Pete Lazarnick (Dr. Pete) is passionate about treating patients of all shapes and sizes, including those who are tall. Here are three reasons why tall people may need chiropractic care and how we can help today! More Injury Prone Tall people are more likely to face serious injuries from everyday accidents and falls than the average person. With longer limbs and bodies, there’s more distance to the ground when a taller individual falls. This is why athletes who are lankier suffer from hip injuries and have a longer recovery time in contrast to the shorter athletes.  Spinal Injuries The taller

Sciatica

When the sciatic nerve is pinched, patients experience pain in their lower back, hips, buttocks, and legs. Sciatica is painful, but you don’t have to suffer in agony your whole life. Located in Carrollton, GA, Dr. Pete Lazarnick (Dr. Pete) uses non-invasive treatments to relieve pain, allowing patients to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Here’s everything you need to know about sciatica.  What Causes Sciatica? The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. Spanning from your lower back and down to your hips, buttocks, and two legs, sciatica usually starts because of a herniated disk in the lower spine. This herniation causes the disk to place pressure on the nerves, including the sciatic nerve. Most sciatica patients range from 30-50 years old. While rare, children and teens are prone to sciatica too.  Symptoms One of the main symptoms of sciatica is pain. Pain levels vary and radiate from different parts of the lower back. Sometimes the pain consists of electric-like sh

Chiropractic Care for Cyclists

According to People For Bikes, about 47.88 million Americans participated in bicycle riding in 2018. The popular leisure activity is only growing with thousands of riders today. Located in Carrollton, GA, Dr. Pete Lazarnick (Dr. Pete) prides himself in providing top-notch chiropractic care for all his patients, including his patients who are avid bicyclists. Here are five ways bicyclists benefit from chiropractic care. Correct Posture A biker’s position places more pressure on your neck and back. Your trusted Carrollton, GA chiropractor will evaluate your spine for misalignment and damage. Through a variety of spinal manipulations, we will correct your posture and provide different tips and tricks to maintain good spinal health the next time you get on a bicycle. Relieve Joint Pain Cycling places a strain on your joints, especially around the hip and knee areas. Using treatments like exercise and massage therapies, we loosen stiff muscles and strengthen your joints.  Treat Inju

Fascial Distortion Model (FDM)

Located in Carrollton, GA, Dr. Pete Lazarnick (Dr. Pete)’s modern facility offers the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) to correct your body’s injuries, joint problems, and pain. To learn more if FDM, a hands-on deep pressure application is the right treatment plan for you, visit www.askdrpete.com today! What is FDM? FDM or Fascial Distortion Model is a method of identifying pain in the body. Your body consists of fascia which are thin connective tissues surrounding your organs, muscles, joints, and other internal body parts. FDM works to target these soft tissues and identify where the pain of the injury is located. Through different types of deep pressure applications, an injury can be reversed, with a shorter recovery period. This treatment model is highly preferred by athletes and others with sports injuries who are looking to get back on the field in no time. 6 Types of Fascial Distortions There are six different types of fascial distortions identified in the FDM model. Each

Diathermy

Located in Carrollton, GA, Dr. Pete Lazarnick (Dr. Pete)’s modern facility offers diathermy to relieve all your muscle and joint-related conditions. To learn more if diathermy, an electric current therapy is the right treatment plan for you, visit www.askdrpete.com today! What Is Diathermy? Diathermy is a painless and safe therapy that uses manageable levels of heat and electric current to soothe patients suffering from irritated nerves and other issues relating to the muscles and joints.  There are three types of diathermy: short-wave, microwave, and ultrasound diathermy. Short-wave diathermy sends high-frequency waves to generate heat in the targeted tissue. Besides relieving pain, this type of diathermy also heals wounds and facilitates the restoration of damaged cells. Unlike short-wave, microwave diathermy targets tissues of lesser depth. Ultrasound diathermy focuses on sending current to deep tissues in the body. Benefits Studies have shown diathermy aids in blood flow,

Kinesio Taping

Dr. Pete Lazarnick (Dr. Pete) in Carrollton, GA is proud to offer revolutionary technology, Kinesio taping (KT) to patients! Designed to help with joint-related pain and sports injury, kinesiology tape is a beneficial tool used in treatment plans. To learn more about KT, visit www.askdrpete.com for more information.  What is Kinesio Taping? Kinesiology tape is a therapeutic tape applied to the body to reduce pain and swelling, support joints, and improve function. Unlike other tapes on the market, the Kinesio tape method was first invented in the 1970s for athletes to play and move without restriction. Method Your Carrollton, GA chiropractor will apply kinesiology tape using specific patterns depending on the type of injury you’re facing. Most treatments require any excess hair to be trimmed for the tape to adhere to your skin’s surface. To get patients comfortable using the tool even at home, Dr. Pete will walk you through the process of removing and redressing the tape. When

4 Tips for Computer Users

Spending long hours in front of the screen? The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we work, logging into meetings from Zoom instead of the office due to stay-at-home orders. But spending all day on the computer has detrimental effects on your spine health. That’s why Dr. Pete Lazarnick (Dr. Pete) of Carrollton, GA provides expert care and tips for patients who use the computer regularly for their work-related tasks. Here are four tips for computer users.   Proper Posture Staring at your computer places immense strain on your neck and back. Don’t hunch your back or move your face closer to the screen. Instead, keep your body including your neck and back in a neutral position. Make sure your feet are flat on the ground with elbows remaining on your sides.   Take Breaks Frequent breaks to stretch and move around are beneficial for lessening the strain that comes from sitting in front of your laptop for long hours. Your Carrollton, GA, chiropractor recommends 15 minutes for a