Chiropractor Fort Myers & Southwest Florida http://drkasters.com Mon, 20 Jan 2020 04:23:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Could Sitting Too Much Be Affecting Your Health? http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/back-pain/sitting/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/back-pain/sitting/#respond Mon, 20 Jan 2020 04:23:12 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=5175 America has become a very stationary country. We work, for the most part, in offices sitting in front of a screen all day. Lunch breaks are short and often taken in office at our desks or in office in a break room. We have become sedentary. Lack of movement for 40+ hours a week added [...]

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America has become a very stationary country. We work, for the most part, in offices sitting in front of a screen all day. Lunch breaks are short and often taken in office at our desks or in office in a break room. We have become sedentary. Lack of movement for 40+ hours a week added to going home to unwind which equals more sitting and laying down is catching up with us.

This lifestyle is causing back issues, health problems, and poor posture.

Obviously, if you work on a computer, you cant do all that much to alter your daily routine but there are some steps you can take to make it easier on your body and better for your spine.

Make Some Changes to Your Daily Routine

  • Take the stairs rather than the elevator
  • Take a walk for lunch or on break
  • Get an adjustable height desk
  • Stand and stretch
  • Sit up straight – take note of your posture
  • Walk around while talking on the phone to clients

Be Mindful

Are you at a desk right now? Check your posture.  Is your spine straight or are you hunched over?

What is the proper posture?

Sit back in your chair making sure that your back is well-supported. Your weight should be distributed evenly on both hips keeping both feet on the floor, legs uncrossed.

Make sure your desk, keyboard, mouse, and screen are all at a comfortable level.

Take Breaks!

Humans not designed to sit all day long every day. Movement on a regular basis important for our spines and for our eyesight. Constant screen time will wear on your eyes. You will be surprised how much better you feel within just a few days of doing this.

Get Some Exercise

Movement and raising your heart rate are good for your health. It is recommended that we do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic, physical activity throughout the week.

Put the devices down!

Once off of work, put down your phone for a while. Stop staring at a screen and look around you and really live. It’s great for your psychological health, your eyes, and your neck and back.

Regular Chiropractic Adjustments Are Vital

Proper alignment keeps your entire body functioning at top performance. Regular chiropractic visits are important to maintain spinal health. 

If you are in the Fort Myers Southwest Florida area come visit Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. Your body will thank you!

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Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

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Mid January Check In – How Are You Doing on Your New Years Resolutions? http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/resolution-check-in/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/resolution-check-in/#respond Tue, 14 Jan 2020 14:38:49 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=5171 The glitz and the glamour of New Year’s Eve invites us to open up to our dreams of would could be and resolve ourselves to change. That is only step one. Step 2 and hundreds of mini-steps after that are one foot in front of the other, day after day, one action after the next. [...]

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The glitz and the glamour of New Year’s Eve invites us to open up to our dreams of would could be and resolve ourselves to change. That is only step one. Step 2 and hundreds of mini-steps after that are one foot in front of the other, day after day, one action after the next. It’s the commitment and the resolve to keep going even on days when we just simply do not feel like it.

We are now halfway through January. As a health provider, I also consider myself a health motivator. Because of that I wanted to check in with all of our readers and ask the question “How are you doing?” personally and with your goals.

We would love to hear from you in the comments.

Sticking to your goals require faith. Faith that not only do you want whatever set end goal you chose, but faith that you can get there. Faith in yourself and your abilities.

Delays and setbacks can be schedule oriented – in which case you have to do your best to either re-arrange or work around the obstacles.


Delays can also be mental or emotional – you may have that little programmed voice telling you that it’s a waste of time or you cant do it. Tell that little voice to go away. It is wrong. You are powerful and can do anything you set your sites on. Just know that voice isn’t in your best interest. It’s not there to help you, so ignore it.

Delays can also be physical. If you are dealing with pain or illness it makes it super tough to complete workouts or be focused enough to get through some days. With this hurdle, I would like to help. If you are dealing with chronic or acute onset pain, illness, depression, or even disease, please stop simply resigning yourself to feeling bad on a daily basis. Life should be about more than just survival.

Chiropractic and other non-drug based non-invasive modalities can help your body get back in alignment and allow it to heal itself. We want to work with you to help you achieve whatever you have in mind for your life… Call us today at 239-332-2555 and get back to feeling like yourself so you can stop feeling stuck.

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Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

239-332-2555

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Back to Basics: What IS Chiropractic? http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/back-basics-chiropractic/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/back-basics-chiropractic/#respond Fri, 10 Jan 2020 15:22:22 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=5167 Chiropractic is a healing modality used in many countries around the world as a safe and effective way to boost and improve health, relieve pain, and restore nervous system function. Why is the Nervous System Important? The nervous system is important because it controls every organ in the body. The central nervous system is comprised of [...]

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Chiropractic is a healing modality used in many countries around the world as a safe and effective way to boost and improve health, relieve pain, and restore nervous system function.

Why is the Nervous System Important?

The nervous system is important because it controls every organ in the body. The central nervous system is comprised of the spinal cord and brain. Nerves then branch out from the spinal cord to reach each organ and cell transmitting information vital to movement, regeneration, and health.

Because of the information carried back and forth between the body and the brain, your health is dependent on the nervous system. If you sustain an injury anywhere along the spine – perhaps you throw out your back or neck, causing restricted movement, the currents along the nerves are also compromised.

When a vertebra is out of alignment it is called a subluxation. A subluxation (or misalignment) within the spine causes pain and discomfort and can make other parts of your body work harder to make up for the injury.

If left untreated the joints can become damaged and swollen. They then release inflammatory chemicals causing localized and potentially system-wise inflammation. It can even result in compression or herniation of a spinal nerve or disc.

Subluxations may cause:

  • No noticeable symptoms
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Aching
  • Restricted movement
  • Inflammation
  • Sciatica

Because the nerves communicate with other organs of the body if left untreated it may eventually manifest as other health problems including diseases.

Chiropractic helps to identify where subluxations exist and gently and effectively get them back in place so you can live pain-free, halting that chance of further disease progression.

Interested to see if chiropractic could be right for you?

We would love to talk with you and see you in our office for a consultation.
Give us a call to schedule at 239-332-2555 if you are in the greater Southwest Florida / Fort Myers, Florida area.

Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft Myers, FL.

Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

239-332-2555

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How to Stick to Your New Years Health Resolutions in 2020 http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/stick-new-years-resolutions-2020/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/stick-new-years-resolutions-2020/#respond Tue, 07 Jan 2020 04:40:23 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=5163 Every year, like clockwork, millions of American’s make New Year’s Health Resolutions. Following that the majority works on them for the first few months, then loses steam eventually giving way to giving up on the aspirations. We wanted to give you a few pointers on what has worked well for our staff when it comes [...]

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Every year, like clockwork, millions of American’s make New Year’s Health Resolutions. Following that the majority works on them for the first few months, then loses steam eventually giving way to giving up on the aspirations.

We wanted to give you a few pointers on what has worked well for our staff when it comes to following through.

-The number one thing we found that helps people actually achieve their health goals is to make sure whatever goal they choose is specific and also realistic. Don’t make vague goals like “eat better” and “get in shape”.

Choose, instead, an actual eating plan and a specific workout regimen with a goal weight, definition, or health in mind. Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. can help you get focused on a customized health-boosting plan as his office offers not only chiropractic but nutritional services as well.

-Tell loved ones and friends about your goal so you are held accountable. Accountability to yourself, as well as others, help you stay on track even on days you just aren’t feeling so motivated.

-Find a work out partner. This also helps tremendously with accountability. With someone else counting on you to be at the gym, you aren’t going it alone and have a reason not to simply flake out.

-Regularly checking in with your chiropractor is also a great help. Making sure your spine is aligned with no subluxations can help you feel your best and make any exercise routine as easy as possible.

When you are out of alignment the human body works very much the same way a car does. If your wheels are off-balance or not in alignment your car will show signs of uneven wear and tear as other parts overcompensate for being off balance. Your body will do the same. To refrain from getting wear and tear unnecessarily on your body, get adjusted as recommended by your physician.

Just starting a New Year’s Program? Come see us and get the best start possible and be well on your way to the results you are set on.

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Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

239-332-2555

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Could You Benefit from Spinal Decompression Therapy? http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/decompression/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/decompression/#respond Sat, 04 Jan 2020 04:24:57 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=5157 Back pain can be debilitating for millions of Americans every year. Chronic back pain treatment often involves the use of prescription drugs and or surgery. Spinal Decompression is a noninvasive medicine-free treatment. Spinal Decompression Therapy Defined In its most basic form, decompression therapy is a mechanized version of traction.  This gentle non-surgical procedure often provides [...]

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Back pain can be debilitating for millions of Americans every year. Chronic back pain treatment often involves the use of prescription drugs and or surgery. Spinal Decompression is a noninvasive medicine-free treatment.

Spinal Decompression Therapy Defined

In its most basic form, decompression therapy is a mechanized version of traction.  This gentle non-surgical procedure often provides relief for neck and back pain. Traction works by stretching the spine resulting in a change in force and position of the spine removing pressure from the discs or nerves.

Chiropractors utilize a specialized table for spinal traction which is used only for this purpose. On this mechanized table, you are strapped into a special harness that goes around your head or it may wrap around your lower back depending on the injured area. it allows the machine, based on personalized settings, to place you in traction aka stretch you ever so gently with only as much pressure as assigned by your physician. When stretched fluid is directed to the discs that have been losing fluid to repair the discs.

Most patients will feel pain relief with as few as 6 to 10 treatments. Compression works best when combined with a directed exercise plan. Strengthening your core can help greatly with back pain.

Decompression Therapy Benefits

Decompression of the spine can help to negate the long hours of sitting most of us do here in the USA daily at work. Sitting in the same position day after day year after year can be wearing on the spinal discs and cause degeneration over time.

Patients with issues like degenerative discs, facet syndrome, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and sciatica are a great fit for decompression. It is not a good treatment fit for those who are pregnant, patients who have broken vertebrae, spinal fusion, or failed back surgeries.

Wondering if Spinal Decompression Therapy could benefit you? Call us today at 239-332-2555 and schedule your consultation. www.drkasters.com

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Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

239-332-2555

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Dizziness Relieved By Chiropractic Adjustments http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/dizziness/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/dizziness/#respond Thu, 02 Jan 2020 04:09:19 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=5152 If you live with on and off or worse yet, constant dizziness, chiropractic may be your answer if your dizzy spells stem from ongoing neck pain issues. You may wake up feeling stiff, sore, and with a headache and upon rising from bed notice that you become dizzy or light-headed. This is no way to [...]

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If you live with on and off or worse yet, constant dizziness, chiropractic may be your answer if your dizzy spells stem from ongoing neck pain issues. You may wake up feeling stiff, sore, and with a headache and upon rising from bed notice that you become dizzy or light-headed.

This is no way to live. Thankfully case studies have been done on just this sort of pain and loss of balance issue.

A recent case study was done on a 29-year-old subject who had been suffering from dizziness for the past decade. He had been in an auto accident as a child and had been dealing with neck pain ever since.

Though he had sought out medical help for years, he found little to no relief and nothing that helped long term.

During his participation in the study, he received chiropractic treatment for the first time aimed to treat his dizziness and pain issues. He reported feeling less dizzy after just one visit. After only 2 months of treatment, he said he had much less pain and less dizziness as well as a greater quality of life and more full range of motion.

It was concluded that chiropractic was a safe, effective treatment for his pain and with zero possibility of side effects.

Chiropractic care has been shown to reduce dizziness in 80% of patients treated with dizziness as their chief reason for the visits.

To learn more about how chiropractic can relieve dizziness we cordially invite you to come in and do a consultation for yourself based on your specific health needs.

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Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

239-332-2555

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Give Your Immune System a Boost http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/give-immune-system-boost/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/give-immune-system-boost/#respond Thu, 26 Dec 2019 04:24:39 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=5141 According to the CDC 2019 has been one of the worst flu years in history. We are experiencing high numbers in cases of influenza all over the country including right here in Southwest, Florida. The key to staying healthy isn't a flu shot. It’s a healthy strong boosted immune system. With regular chiropractic adjustments combined [...]

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According to the CDC 2019 has been one of the worst flu years in history. We are experiencing high numbers in cases of influenza all over the country including right here in Southwest, Florida.

The key to staying healthy isn’t a flu shot. It’s a healthy strong boosted immune system.

With regular chiropractic adjustments combined with a healthy lifestyle you can be prepared to take on cold and flu season and remain perfectly well throughout.

It’s true that there is no cure for the common cold or for the flu. The best cure is prevention. Not getting worn down and sick in the first place is ideal. Chiropractic helps boost immunity and fight off viruses. The nervous system and the immune system are intertwined. The brainstem and spinal cord regulate all of the body’s functions while working with the immune system.

Subluxations (spinal misalignments) often cause neural dysfunction, which adds stress to the body leading to a weakened immune system.

Additional to receiving regular chiropractic adjustments incorporate the following into your daily life for best results.

Up the Vitamin C intake!

Vitamin C deficiency has been shown to increase your risk of becoming sick. Vitamin C’s best source is fresh foods – citrus fruits and dark leafy greens are the highest in Vitamin C. Supplements can help as well.

Get Those Z’s!

Your body needs rest and recuperation in order to be in top shape immunity wise. When you feel tired, it’s a message. You need to rest. Whatever you are doing can wait. Nothing is more important than your health.

Getting regular exercise

Exercise circulates the blood. This helps to kickstart your immune system which releases virus killing substances in your body helping you get well and stay well.

Chiropractic – Getting adjusted regularly keeps you in alignment and your nervous and immune systems going strong. Come see us!

Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft Myers, FL.

Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

239-332-2555

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The Health Benefits of Mistletoe! http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/news/health-benefits-mistletoe/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/news/health-benefits-mistletoe/#respond Tue, 24 Dec 2019 01:00:30 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=5144 For most of us, mistletoe is a sprig of a plant that is used decoratively during Christmas to get friends, family, strangers, and love interests to give us a holiday peck. It is traditionally hung in doorways at holiday time. Is mistletoe more than just a decoration? The answer is a resounding yes! The History [...]

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For most of us, mistletoe is a sprig of a plant that is used decoratively during Christmas to get friends, family, strangers, and love interests to give us a holiday peck. It is traditionally hung in doorways at holiday time. Is mistletoe more than just a decoration? The answer is a resounding yes!

The History of Mistletoe

The tradition of kissing under Mistletoe started with the Scandinavian legend of Balder. He was the god of Peace, slain with an arrow made of Mistletoe. He was subsequently restored to life at the request of the other gods. Because of the way he died, Mistletoe was then given to the goddess of Love for safekeeping. It was ordained that everyone who passed under it should receive a kiss to show that the branch had now become an emblem of love.

The name mistletoe is derived from a Celtic word meaning “heal all”.

Surprisingly, mistletoe can be ingested and has numerous health benefits you are almost certainly not aware of.

Mistletoe Benefits

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This little “sprig”, as we are used to seeing it comes from a parasitic plant that lives on other trees and bushes, extracting water from them to live on.

Stress, Insomnia, and Depression

Mistletoe is a potent nervine. A nerving is an herb that strengthens the nervous system. Mistletoe lowers cortisol, bringing the nerves down to a lower stress affected level.

Mistletoe has been used as a sleep relaxant for centuries. This herb impacts the release of neurotransmitters that calm the nervous system, allowing for a good night’s sleep.

Heart Health

Mistletoe is classed as “hypotensive” (it brings blood pressure down). It reduces cardiovascular tension and blood pressure while bringing in new blood, blood sugar, and healing to areas long cut off, tensed up, or weakened.

Mistletoe has also been found to upregulate the nitric oxide pathway. A lack of nitric oxide to the heart can lead to heart failure.

Boosts Immunity

Mistletoe stimulates the immune system. It is antioxidant, antiviral and antibacterial. It helps the body fight off illness.

Respiratory Health

Mistletoe calms the respiratory system and relieves irritation in the bronchial tubes. It is often helpful in cases of asthma.

Mistletoe Even Supports the Prevention of DNA Damage

A study published in 2012 named  “Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine” found that Mistletoe extracts from plants grown on lime, locust and hedge-maple trees, significantly protected against nuclear DNA damage. Methanolic extracts were shown to prevent oxidative DNA damage, although its activity is dependant on the host tree.

Typical Mistletoe Use Guidelines

Mistletoe Tincture  
Take 1ml to 4 ml up to 3 times a day or as directed by a Herbal Practitioner.

Mistletoe Tea 1-2 teaspoons cut herb per 1 cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes. Remove herbs and drink.

Happy Holidays from the Office of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C.!
Wishing you well this coming year.
We hope to see you for an appointment soon.

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Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

239-332-2555

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Posture Mistakes That Could Be Costing You Your Health http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/back-pain/straighten-up/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/back-pain/straighten-up/#respond Mon, 23 Dec 2019 04:39:02 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=5135 We may not think much about seeing someone sitting with bad posture. Good posture has become rare in our society. While it may not seem like a big deal to slouch when you are young, over the course of a lifetime that incorrect slouched posture can do some major damage causing you problems and pain [...]

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We may not think much about seeing someone sitting with bad posture. Good posture has become rare in our society. While it may not seem like a big deal to slouch when you are young, over the course of a lifetime that incorrect slouched posture can do some major damage causing you problems and pain later in life.

When your muscles and bones are continually being positioned in a way they’re not designed for things get strained. Bones may work or set with no cushion leading to wear and tear. Lacking spinal posture can even lead to nerve damage due to compression. This can trigger hand or leg pain.

We don’t want that for you, our beloved readers… Here are some things to watch out for to keep your body in great working condition throughout your life.

The most common mistakes that can hurt you:

1. Being too sedentary – Not moving. This is the top thing that can hamper health and mobility. Our bodies were designed for movement. Every 30 minutes or so get up, stretch out, change position. Even great posture can be bad if you don’t move for hours.

2. Slouching – If your back is not straight and your shoulders are rolled forward it pulls your head and neck downward and even can curve your pelvis up and in. This decreases lung capacity and can affect your heart health as well as respiratory health). Sit up straight.

3. Looking down – Phone users are particularly bad about this. It can also be an issue with other devices or if you do not look at the screen but rather the keyboard when typing. It’s best to learn to type blind by feel so you can look up. It takes practice but it’s worth it. Limit time on your phone daily. Make sure your desk and chair are set at the proper heights.

4. Elbows and wrists – staying in a bent position for too long. Having a gel pad by the keyboard can help prevent you from straining your wrists. Stretch every once in a while, this includes your hands.

5. Laptops – sitting on soft chairs or couches can be horrible for your body. There is no proper way to do this… just please limit the time you do so and your body will thank you.

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6. Doing only cardio at the gym – strength training and flexibility exercises are vital especially if you sit all day.

7. Sleeping funny – sleeping in a weird twisted position where your spine isn’t straight and supported over time will do damage. Stomach sleepers tend to have the most back issues over time.

So now that you are aware, pay attention and try to sit up straight, spend some time stretching and moving and see if you don’t notice you feel a bit better.

Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft Myers, FL.

Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

239-332-2555

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Relieve the Pain of Arthritis With Chiropractic http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/relieve-pain-arthritis-chiropractic/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/relieve-pain-arthritis-chiropractic/#respond Thu, 19 Dec 2019 18:01:15 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=5129 If you live with arthritis pain we know you are in need of relief. Painful joints are very distracting and it takes away the pleasure from everyday life. While chiropractic can not cure arthritis it can make it easier to live with. There are over 150 techniques that chiropractors employ to manually adjust the spine, [...]

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If you live with arthritis pain we know you are in need of relief. Painful joints are very distracting and it takes away the pleasure from everyday life. While chiropractic can not cure arthritis it can make it easier to live with.

There are over 150 techniques that chiropractors employ to manually adjust the spine, muscles, and joints with varying degrees of gentle force. Which techniques are used is dependent on the condition(s) of the patient. No two patients can be treated in the exact same way.

Your chiropractor may use manual spinal adjustments or manipulate soft tissue to help relieve tenderness and muscle spasms. You may also be asked to do traction which slowly stretches the joints to increase range of movement, as well as ultrasound, ice, and heat. At-home physical therapy exercises they may assign you can do wonders as well. The stronger the muscles around the arthritic area the better the bones hold in place from an adjustment.

Chiropractors focus on the relationships between function and structure, explains Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. who has been in private practice right here in Southwest Florida for 17 years.

If the alignment of a joint is not proper then it can’t work as it was designed. The goal of treatment with our office is to restore proper joint function. The freer the movement you have the better you will feel.

If you have neck or back pain because of osteoarthritis, chiropractic is one of the safest routes of therapy. It is important to note that if you have an inflammatory disease (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis) you need to be more careful and really talk with your doctor and listen to your body. If your medical doctor has told you that you have active swelling in your joints, chiropractic may not be the right path for you.

That doesn’t mean we can’t help. It just means we need to take a different route of treatment for your case. A consultation is advisable to get you going on some alternative safe and effective therapies.

They may include:

Electrotherapy. These tiny electric pulses are not painful. They treat soft tissue injuries by stimulating nerves and muscles.

Ultrasound. Many think of ultrasound as imaging technology, but when applied to soft tissues and joints, sound waves can also produce a massaging effect that helps reduce swelling and decrease pain and stiffness.

Low-level cold laser. This therapy uses a non-heat-producing laser or light that penetrates deep into the tissue, sometimes reducing inflammation.

Infrared sauna. Imagine having a hot compress warm up your joints from the inside. These rooms use controlled amounts of heat to relieve pain and increase circulation.

Even Medical Doctors Agree

In 2017, The American College of Physicians released updated guidelines. They now support the use of non-pharmacologic therapies. This includes chiropractic as well as acupuncture, as first-line treatment of pain, before medication.

If you are living with arthritis call the office of Dr. Kaster today at 239-332-2555. We would love to see how we can help you feel better and live well.

Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft Myers, FL.

Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

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