Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

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Now that the holiday season is in full swing in Bozeman, it seems like there are plates of holiday treats lurking around every cubicle.  You can fend off holiday weight gain with these simple tips:

  • Start with soup: eating a broth based soup as an appetizer can help you avoid overeating the main course.
  • Focus on your food: pay close sensory attention to your food to increase satiety.
  • Bring a healthy dish to the party. At least you’ll know what’s in it!
  • Eat before you go: a full tummy will help prevent mindless snacking.
  • Alternate glasses of water with alcohol.

If you need additional support, consider taking a supplement to maintain proper nutrition.  Back and Rehab Clinic carries a quality line of nutritional supplements to meet your nutritional needs.

Bozeman:  406-587-0711

Townsend: 406-266-4245

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Tips for Staying Healthy

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Now that it is fall, and winter’s right around the corner, cold and flu season is returning to Bozeman, Montana.  As temperatures drop, we tend to stay inside more which means germs are more easily passed around.  Here are a few tips to help keep you healthy this season:

  • Get more sleep.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.
  • Set (and complete) clear exercise goals. If it’s too cold to go outside, take a couple of laps around the office.
  • Incorporate seasonal fruits and vegetables like Brussels sprouts, apples, and pumpkins.
  • Get a Wellness Check from Back and Rehab Clinic to restore and maintain proper spinal and joint alignment.

To make your Wellness appointment, visit www.backandrehabclinic.com or either one of their 2 locations in Bozeman or Townsend, Montana.

Bozeman:  406-587-0711

Townsend: 406-266-4245

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Ultrasound Therapy

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Ultrasound Therapy for Muscle Pain

You may think ultrasounds are just for expecting mothers, but did you know that ultrasound therapy is also a treatment modality used to treat many chronic pain conditions?  This method of stimulating the tissue beneath the skin’s surface speeds up the healing process by increasing blood flow to the treated area.  In addition, it reduces swelling and edema (which helps with pain), gently massages muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and softens scar tissue.

Dr. Gary J. Litle offers therapeutic ultrasound at both of his Back & Rehab Clinic offices in Bozeman and Townsend, MT.  Make an appointment today to learn how ultrasound therapy can help reduce your chronic pain.

Bozeman office:

2245 West Koch, Ste A

Bozeman, MT 59718

(406)587-0711

 

Townsend office:

101 B. Street, Ste B

Townsend, MT 59644

(406)266-4245

 

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Sprains and Strains

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Treatment for Sprains and Strains

Playing sports like softball, baseball and beach volleyball, or even relaxing hobbies such as backyard gardening, can lead to sprains, strains and other minor injuries.

To get relief from these types of injuries, you first want to avoid activities that cause pain, swelling, and discomfort.  Ice the area immediately and use compression and elevation to help reduce swelling.  Make an appointment with your primary care physician or visit your chiropractor for immediate medical attention.

Call or make an appointment with Dr. Gary J. Litle at either of his two locations to get relief from your summertime fun injuries.

Dr. Gary J. Litle

2245 West Koch Ste A

Bozeman, MT 59718

(406)587-0711

 

101 B. Street., Ste B

Townsend, MT 59644

(406)266-4245

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Carpal Tunnel Remedies

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) can hamper even the most active individuals. The pain from CTS is caused by pressure being put on the median nerve, which is caused by repetitive flexing and extending of the wrist.

At the Back and Rehab Clinic, our treatment plan involves Dr. Litle creating a conservative plan just for your needs. Cautious chiropractic care, appropriate splinting done correctly, and the correct exercise plan will all be included in getting you feeling like yourself again.

Effective techniques and therapies that may be used to treat your CTS at Back And Rehab Clinic:

  • Message and Vibration Therapy
  • Heat/Cold Therapy
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Corrective Exercise
  • Interferential Electrical Muscle Stimulation

For more information on our Bozeman location call (406) 587-0711.

To reach our Townsend location call (406) 266-4245.

Visit us at Back And Rehab Clinic today.

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How Often Should I See my Chiropractor?

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Visiting Your Chiropractor

Just as you would visit your regular doctor or dentist to maintain your health, that is how you should treat visits to a chiropractor. A chiropractor maintains and restores your spinal and joint alignment so that your body can function at optimum levels. One question all patients have is how often they should see their chiropractor?

A good rule of thumb is to see your chiropractor once or twice a year for the purpose of a realignment. The key is to catch a minor misalignment before it causes a bigger issue.

If you feel pain or discomfort in your back or joints then head to the chiropractor. Again, you want to prevent a minor issue from becoming a bigger problem.

Residents of Bozeman, MT can look to Dr. Gary J. Litle at Back and Rehab Clinic. Be proactive about your health and contact our office today.

Bozeman office 406-587-0711

Townsend office 406-266-4245

 

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Are Allergies the Cause of Your Migraines?

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The Connection between Allergies and Migraines

Now that the weather is heating up, many individuals are being hit with summer allergies. Unfortunately, your allergies can be the trigger that sets off horrible migraines.

A specific cause has yet to be determined but migraines are believed to be triggered by swollen sinuses. Swollen sinuses send a trigger to the brain to react to the pressure that causes a migraine.

Treating a Sinus Headache with a Chiropractor

At Back and Rehab Clinic, Dr. Gary J. Litle provides migraine relief with heat and massage. He can also treat regular migraines through chiropractic adjustments and traction. For more information about our migraine treatments, please visit our site.

To schedule an appointment, contact our office today.

Bozeman office 406-587-0711

Townsend office 406-266-4245

 

 

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