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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.

By HealthPro Wellness
September 24, 2020
Category: Wellness

Do you find yourself not having enough time or the capability to help an aging or disabled loved one like you used to? Between running errands, feeding, bathing, scheduling and transporting your loved one, and doing all you need to do with your own life, it’s normal to get overwhelmed and stressed. In turn, this could make the situation so much harder for everyone. In times like these, family caregivers opt for professionals to help them out.

Here at HealthPro Wellness Center in Houma, LA, we offer personal care assistance services under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Haydel. Find out what personal care professionals can do for your loved one below.

What Exactly is Personal Care Assistance?

The primary focus of personal care assistance professionals is to help with activities that entail personal hygiene and other personal activities. Generally speaking though, they can assist with tasks such as:

  • Help with dressing, showering, bathing, and oral hygiene
  • Assist with toileting
  • Aid in applying face, hair, and/or body product
  • Medication reminders

Whether they also help with daily errands or other things will depend on the specific services the personal care assistance provider offers. However, your provider will certainly get to know your loved one well and take note of their personal preferences and dislikes. They’ll work closely with you to ensure that all tasks are performed up to you and your loved one’s standards.

You could likewise opt between a visiting or in-home personal care assistant. A visiting carer will only visit during specific hours and days. You could then fix your schedule around these hours and days to ensure optimal care and comfort for everyone.

On the other hand, an in-home carer will stay with your loved one and provide round-the-clock personal assistance. Talk to our doctor or coordinator in our Houma, LA, office to help you select the most suitable care arrangements for your loved one.

Personal Care Assistance Equal Additional Care for Your Loved One

Getting a personal assistance carer to help you out will help make sure that your loved one can remain at home for longer and enable you to obtain the additional support that you require. Personal care assistance services are extremely invaluable to family caregivers who have a ton of other obligations that keep them from giving the necessary care their loved one deserves.

For More Details on Our Personal Care Assistance Services and Help Choosing The Best Care for Your Loved One, Contact Us

Book an appointment with Dr. Patrick Haydel or our personal care coordinator here at HealthPro Wellness Center in Houma, LA, by dialing (985) 872-5777.

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