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By HealthPro Wellness
May 27, 2021
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Chiropractor  

Chiropractic treatment not only relieves aches and pains but offers important benefits for your health. Regular visits to your Houma, LA, chiropractor, Dr. Patrick Haydel of HealthPro Wellness Center, will help you stay healthy and pain-free.

When to see the chiropractor

In addition to relieving back and neck pain, chiropractic care offers an effective, natural way to treat many conditions, including:

  • Sciatica
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee or hip pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Trigger points
  • Tennis elbow
  • Posture issues
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Allergies and sinus issues

During your visit to the Houma, LA, chiropractic office, your chiropractor will recommend a treatment schedule based on your diagnosis. Initially, you may need to visit the office several times per week. As your condition improves, weekly, then monthly, visits may be recommended.

Scheduling maintenance visits every month or every few months can help you avoid the recurrence of your problem or prevent a new issue. Although falls and other injuries can cause pain, you might also develop pain, decreased flexibility, and reduced range of motion even if you haven't hurt yourself.

If you work in a job that requires sitting for hours at a time or participate in a job or hobby that requires you to hold your body in one position for an extended time, you may be more likely to develop a subluxation.

Subluxations occur when the vertebrae in your spine become misaligned. Misaligned vertebrae can pull on muscles, causing them to spasm or become tight. Subluxations can also press on nerves, triggering pain, numbness, and tingling.

Pressure on your nerves can also interfere with the optimum functioning of your organs and immune system, causing you to develop more frequent health problems.

Regular visits to the chiropractor will keep your spine properly aligned and help you avoid many painful or uncomfortable conditions or symptoms. In addition to spinal manipulation, a hands-on treatment that realigns your spine, your chiropractor offers several other therapies, including:

  • Massage
  • Aqua massage
  • Spinal decompression
  • Manipulation under anesthesia
  • Dry needling

Has it been a while since you've seen your chiropractor in Houma, LA, Dr. Haydel? Schedule an appointment at HealthPro Wellness Center by calling (985) 872-5777.

Accidents and falls aren't the only causes of neck pain. In fact, you can hurt your neck simply by working at your desk every day. No matter what the cause of your neck pain, your chiropractor in Houma, LA, Dr. Patrick Haydel of HealthPro Wellness Center, can help you feel better.

How sitting can cause neck pain

Poor posture is a common cause of neck pain in people who work in offices. Without realizing it, you probably slouch throughout the day, which increases stress and strain on your muscles and spine. As a result of poor posture, you may develop a subluxation, a condition that occurs when the vertebrae in your spine become misaligned.

If your job involves using digital devices, you may develop a condition called text neck. Most people hold smartphones and other devices at waist level, causing them to bend their necks to see the screens. Eventually, this awkward position can cause neck pain and stiffness, in addition to headaches, numbness, and tingling.

Your chiropractor can ease your pain

Although over-the-counter pain relievers can be helpful in managing neck pain, your pain will probably return as soon as the medication wears off. Chiropractic treatment not only relieves your pain but treats the source, reducing the risk that it will return.

If your neck pain is due to a subluxation, your chiropractor can realign your spine with a simple technique called spinal manipulation. During this therapy, your doctor uses his hands or an activator to deliver quick thrusts that move the vertebrae back into their normal position. Once the vertebrae are realigned, inflammation, muscle strain, and stiffness will also decrease.

During your visit to the Houma, LA, chiropractic office, your chiropractor may also treat your neck pain with massage. Massaging loosens stiff muscles and increases blood flow, which can help with healing. Traditional massage or aqua massage, a therapy that uses pressurized water jets to massage muscles, may be recommended.

Other treatments that can be helpful in relieving your neck pain include heat and ice applications, ultrasound therapy, and electrical stimulation.

Relieve your neck pain with chiropractic treatment! Call your Houma, LA, chiropractor, Dr. Patrick Haydel of HealthPro Wellness Center, at (985) 872-5777 to schedule your appointment.

By HealthPro Wellness
January 26, 2021
Category: Wellness
Tags: Physical Therapy  

After an injury, or after surgery to address it, physical therapy may be recommended to help you heal. But if you have encountered a physical condition either from taking part in sports, or long hours walking at work, or even sitting, then physical therapy may be of help to you too. For more information get in contact with Dr. Patrick Haydel of HealthPRO Wellness Center in Houma, LA.

Managing Pain

Either pain post-surgery or long-term pain, physical therapy can help you manage it. Opioids remain a necessity for many patients looking for relief from chronic pain, but the CDC advises opting for physical therapy as an alternative because of all the potential complications of their misuse.

Helping You Recover

In recovering from sports or work-related injuries physical therapy can help you get back to form. If the condition required surgery then your doctor will typically advise physical therapy to aid with the healing. Because of its pain management effects and its healing capabilities, physical therapy can, in certain cases and for certain conditions, allow you to recover without surgery.

After a Stroke

After a stroke, or due to other neurological conditions, physical therapy can help retrain your mind and body to its new situation. Allowing you to find new ways to perform familiar tasks.

Gets You Moving

There is no magic pill with physical therapy, all the benefits are gained through effort. You and one of our professionals work to strengthen your body and to return its former mobility, to improve it. It requires a commitment to the work, especially when there isn't someone there guiding you through the home exercises. But if you put in the time, you will be surprised with the results.

Physical Therapy in Houma, LA

To learn just how physical therapy can improve your everyday life, or get you back on your feet after trauma, then come into the office to explore your options and discuss with a professional your expectations from treatment. Make an appointment today with Dr. Haydel of HealthPRO Wellness Center in Houma, LA, by dialing 985-872-5777.

By HealthPro Wellness
December 24, 2020
Category: Physical Therapy
Tags: Physical Therapy  

Physical therapists are expertly trained in movement and injury rehabilitation. They can improve your quality of life by helping you regain your mobility after an accident, injury, surgery, or following a stroke. They can provide care for people of all ages. Dr. Patrick S. Haydel is a doctor at HealthPro Wellness Center. He is dedicated to providing quality chiropractic care to patients in and around Houma, LA.

How You Can Benefit from Physical Therapy

Houma residents gain the following benefits from receiving physical therapy:

  • Improve your mobility: A physical therapist has the ability to identify, diagnose, and treat any problems you are having with movement, whatever the cause. This can help to improve your quality of life and get you back to your normal daily routine.
  • Customizing your care: Your physical therapist can develop a treatment plan to suit your individual needs, specific challenges, and outcome. Not only can they help to maximize your movement, but they can also help you with pain management, injury recovery, and future injury prevention.
  • Care wherever you need it: Physical therapists are versatile, which means that they can come to you to provide treatment, whether you are at home, at school, in a hospital, at a sports facility, or in a nursing home.
  • Helping you avoid surgery: Physical therapy should always be a first-line option for regaining mobility before you choose invasive and expensive surgery. In some cases, such as degenerative disk disease, rotator cuff tears, and spinal stenosis, physical therapy can be just as effective as surgery.

If you live in Houma and you would like to find out more about how physical therapy can benefit you, call Dr. Haydel today to schedule an appointment. He is always there to answer your questions and address your concerns.

By HealthPro Wellness
September 24, 2020
Category: Wellness
Tags: Weight Loss  

After lots of previous attempts at losing weight, you may think that it will be easier for you to get started this time around, right? Unfortunately, the opposite is usually the case for many people. Starting your weight loss journey, once again, particularly when you have failed many times before, could be immensely daunting and stressful. The good news is that weight loss is possible, and you don’t have to go at it alone.

Here at HealthPro Wellness Center in Houma, LA, our safe, effective, and weight loss program, supervised by Dr. Patrick Haydel, has helped many patients reach their weight loss goals. With this in mind, here are top tips to jumpstart your weight loss journey.

Examine Your Weight Loss History

Almost everyone has some sort of weight loss history, so you should know by now what works for you and what doesn’t. This means that you should be true to yourself and don’t try to make drastic changes that you can’t possibly fit into your lifestyle and follow through.

Focus on Changing Small Things First

Do you have an unhealthy eating habit that you do on a daily basis, such as extra sugar in your coffee or tea? Perhaps a chocolate brownie after dinner? Focus on replacing this habit with a healthier one. This way, you won’t be overwhelmed with adjusting your diet and your weight loss program. Don’t hesitate to consult with your doctor in HealthPro Wellness for advice if you’re having a difficult time managing your diet.

Take a Look at Your Stress Levels and Sleeping Habits

Other seemingly unconnected lifestyle factors like sleep and stress might work against you, even if you are eating right, if you let them. Thankfully, making some smart tweaks can help you manage these factors properly.

Give Yourself Rewards

Reward yourself when you achieve small goals. Your reward doesn’t even have to be food! Skipped extra sugar in your coffee the entire week? Treat yourself with a mani-pedi or a massage. Small rewards like these can help motivate you and push you forward on your journey.

Stick to Goals, Not Deadlines

It is a weight loss journey after all, not a race. Setting goals is fine, but giving yourself deadlines for reaching those goals might set you up for failure if you’re too hard on yourself. For instance, you may start to doubt your plan if you don’t experience progress by a specific date, even when in reality, you’re actually making leaps and bounds.

Keep in mind that consistency and patience are key, and that you should enjoy your journey of getting healthier each day. And if you need help, don’t be afraid to ask for it.

For More Details on Our Safe, Effective, and Supervised Weight Loss Program, Call Us

Dial (985) 872-5777 to set up a meeting with Dr. Patrick Haydel here at HealthPro Wellness Center in Houma, LA, today to get started on your weight loss journey.

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