Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Workplace Ergonomics

We have found that many injuries and cases of chronic back, shoulder, neck or wrist pain, stem from how the patient is positioned while at work. Learning about workplace ergonomics is essential.  It helps our patients learn how to avoid injuries at work when using the tools and equipment of their trade.

One significant component of workplace ergonomics is that the workspace needs to be set up in a way that provides minimal, natural movement of the body. It helps patients have less neck and back pain, and can even reduce the frequency and severity of headaches. If you have been experiencing pain, visiting Dr. Brian Bezak can help, as chiropractic care is highly successful for workplace injuries.

We use different types of procedures and treatments for the help of workplace injuries. These include adjustments and manipulations, electric muscle stimulation, stretching for better range of motion, rehabilitation exercises, and massage therapy. Here at Bezak Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, we also provide advice and recommendations for better workplace ergonomics. If you are unsure of how to properly set up your workspace, contact us and we will provide the best course of action for prevention, as well as treatment for your current injuries.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Weight Training

Like strength training and cardiovascular exercise, weight training is a beneficial activity for the health of your body. While weight training helps to promote strong bone health, it can cause a variety of injuries — particularly when done improperly.

Bench presses, squats, lunges, dead lifts and curls are types of weight lifting techniques that can lead to injuries. The most common weight lifting injuries involve the back, shoulders, and knees because they bear the brunt of the range of motion and weight lifted during a weight lifting session. These injuries include:

  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome - Inflammation of the tendons that hold the shoulder in its proper position.

  • Patellar tendonitis - Inflammation of the tendons of the knee.

  • Rotator cuff tears - Refers to a rip in one or more tendons of the shoulder.

  • Back strain or sprain - While a strain involves torn tendons or muscles, sprains relate to stretched or torn ligaments.

  • Herniated disk - Refers to a slippage or rupture of one of the cushions between the vertebrae within the backbone.

Here at Bezak Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, we have seen our share of injuries suffered as a result of improper techniques used in weightlifting, whether they are sustained by amateur or professional weightlifters. Fortunately, injured weightlifters can see tremendous benefits from chiropractic treatments. If you are an injured weight lifter or want to learn more about preventing weight lifting injuries, contact us directly today.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Core Stability

If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from back pain, core stability exercises in conjunction with chiropractic spinal adjustments can help provide relief from back pain. However, you need not be suffering from back pain to benefit from core stability exercises. Strengthening your core is an important step in maintaining good spinal health and preventing injuries.

Core stability describes the area of the body involving the abdominal wall, the lower back, the pelvis, and the diaphragm (in other words, your torso) along with the ability to stabilize the entire body during activity. Strengthening your core through core stability exercise is a powerful way to prevent and beat back pain. However, before starting a new exercise training program, it is important to learn proper form and technique.

Here at Bezak Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, we can recommend the best core stability and core strengthening exercises for you and teach you the proper form and techniques for carrying these exercises out. Give us a call today at 301-220-0496 or stop in at our Greenbelt office to learn more about core stability.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


“Don’t slouch.” “Sit up straight.” These are words of wisdom commonly repeated by mothers everywhere. That’s because these astute moms know that good posture is important to keeping your body’s alignment in proper form. Having good posture helps prevent problems such as:

  • ·     spinal curvature

  • ·     back pain

  • ·     tension headaches

  • ·     inefficient breathing

  • ·     muscle strain

  • ·     fatigue

  • ·     abnormal wear and tear of bones, joints, and ligaments

Here at Bezak Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, we can identify whether your posture is poor. More importantly, if it is, we can assist you with tips to develop good posture at home and work. Through our chiropractic and physical therapy services, we can also work with you to recommend exercises to strengthen your core postural muscles and advise you on preferred posture when performing certain activities to reduce your likelihood of injury.

To learn more about improving your posture and keeping your spine aligned, please contact us directly at 301-220-0496. We look forward to helping you present a more confident you and improving your spine health through good posture.