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Spring is Here!

It’s a time when everything is new and we happily reintroduce our beloved outdoor activities. But it’s also a time when many of us injure ourselves doing the things we love. After months of being indoors and less active, we tend to overdo it as soon as a few beautiful days hit. “Perfect! I’ve been meaning to mow the lawn, plant bulbs, clean the gutters and ride my bike!” Spring Is Here - Nashville TN - East End ChiropracticMany of these activities carry risks with them that we tend to ignore. Starting up your lawn mower or weed wacker, pulling weeds, digging for hours on end, and kneeling can cause stress on your spine and muscles. Many of us are excited about starting a new fitness routine and will dive headfirst into it without giving our muscles and joints the time to adjust to the new demands placed on them. For maybe the first time this year, your body will suddenly remind you that you have not done these kinds of activities for months on end.

Thankfully you have a doctor of chiropractic to help you through the joys of spring. Ask us about exercises you can do to prepare your body to handle the new stresses put on it. And if you have already injured yourself, consider chiropractic care. Chiropractic is a safe and effective way to bounce back from dealing with joint, muscle, and nervous system problems. Anti-inflammatory medicines may be able to help you “tough it out” temporarily, but you may find yourself using more of these than necessary just to make it through the day. Chiropractic care can help you stay healthy and limber. That’s something pills cannot do.

By Marah Harrington on April 3rd, 2014 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

East End Chiropractic is Participating in the Wilson County CASA Superhero 5K

CASA Superhero 5K & 50 Yard Dash - Middle TN

The East End Chiropractic staff and family will be participating in the Wilson County CASA Superhero 5K on Saturday, April 19. Wilson Co. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) provides trained volunteers who advocate in court for the stability and healthy development of abused and neglected children.

Would you like to join our team? Dress as your favorite superhero and come run with us at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon, TN.

  • Start Time: 9:00AM
  • Registration is $25 for adults
  • Kids may participate in a 50 yard dash at no cost (signup day of)
  • Register at www.active.com

Bring your whole family!

By John Olsen on March 21st, 2014 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Run To Stay Fit!

Running for Good Health - Nashville TN - East End Chiropractic

During the month of March, our focus is on running. Anything worthwhile takes time, effort, and focus, and running is no different.  It takes dedication to make exercise a part of your lifestyle but the payoffs are exponential in terms of your health. Physical activity can reduce your risk of chronic disease, improve your balance and coordination, help you lose weight — even boost your self-esteem.

Here are some steps you can take to get started:

  • Check with your doctor before starting an exercise program, especially if you’re over 40 or have a family history of heart disease or other health problems.
  • Get good gear: Visit a local independent running store and have yourself fitted with the shoes that are right for your feet.  Invest in some running shorts, shirts and socks.  Stay away from 100% cotton as it tends to retain sweat.
  • Get a group together. You may find it easier to get out of bed and out the door if you know someone is waiting on you.
  • If you’re not regularly exercising and want to start running, your first steps should be spent walking. Give your body some time to get acclimated to the new demands put on it. Add in short bouts of running to your regular walks and gradually increase the time you spend running.

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By John Olsen on March 12th, 2014 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

What is the meaning of anti-aging, functional and regenerative medicine?

Guest blog post by Allan W. Redash, M.D.

Anti-aging medicine can be simply defined as the detection, prevention, treatment and reversal of age related decline.  If we don’t look early enough for developing issues how can we expect to prevent them? Too often we wait until either symptoms appear or abnormal values are noted and by then it is too late.

Anti Aging, Functional & Regenerative Medicine - Dr. Allen Redash

Functional Medicine is an integrative science-based approach that promotes wellness by focusing on the bio-chemically unique aspects of the patient.  It takes into account lifestyles, environment and genetics.   Interventions are based on finding the cause of each problem and not simply just treat the symptoms.

Regenerative Medicine asserts that the body can heal itself if given the proper nutrients and other healing factors.  Many traditional “treatments” are nothing more than chemicals that have not only a medicinal effect on the body but often have negative side effects.

Notice that the above definitions encompass three premises: INDIVIDUALIZATION, BALANCE, and being PROACTIVE!  The “one dosage fits all” mentality does not work and we need to move away from it.  The time to start on the path to optimal wellness is NOW!

Dr. Allen W. Redash’s practice is located in the Body in Balance building. To find out more about Dr. Redash and his practice, visit his website: drredash.com

By Allen W. Redash, M.D. on February 5th, 2014 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

Joint Pain

Joints are the space between bones that allow for proper movement and function.  Our body has many different types of joints, from those that barely move at all (e.g., the sutures in your skull) to synovial joints that move in many different directions (e.g., shoulder joints, ankle joints, hip joints, etc.).  When the joints move properly, your muscles and ligaments function at an optimal level.  This affords you proper function and no pain.  When the joints don’t move properly, however, the function of your muscles and ligaments is adversely impacted.  This is an ideal time to call to set up an appointment with a chiropractor.

There is no benefit in living with chronic pain and being at its mercy. If you have joint pain, call us today.

Joint Pain   Arthralgia (Greek for joint pain) is discomfort that occurs in a location where two bones meet.  Pain can occur in joints anywhere in the body, including the hands, back, knees, neck and shoulders.  There are many common causes of joint pain, ranging from injury (e.g., broken bones, dislocations and muscle sprains and strains) to arthritis (e.g., osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, etc.) to infectious and inflammatory diseases (e.g., autoimmune disease, bursitis, and tendonitis).

Improperly Working Joints   When joints do not work properly, it can lead to a variety of problems.  Primarily, when the joints do not work properly, the muscles and ligaments cannot function properly either.  They will tend to either shorten or elongate, depending on the joint problem.  When this occurs, they will leak chemical messengers that will irritate local tissues and nerves.  This leads to further pain and dysfunction.  It turns out to be a vicious cycle until the underlying joint problem is addressed.

Factors Affecting Joint Function   The causes of joint problems fall under one of three main categories: mechanical, chemical, and/or mental.  Macro trauma (big trauma) such as a car crash or bad fall and micro trauma (repetitive-use injury) are both mechanical factors that inhibit joint function.  An example of a chemical factor would be making dietary choices that are inflammatory, which increases the likelihood that your joints will swell more easily and become susceptible to additional injuries.  Mental factors become more apparent when people are under stress.  Many times they will get headaches, back pain, neck pain, stomach pain, etc.  Stress affects the hormones and chemicals in your body and can create an environment where healthy joint function is hard to maintain.

Chiropractors help primarily with the mechanical causes of joint pain and dysfunction; however, we are trained to deal with certain chemical and mental influences as well.  Rather than a temporary solution with medication, or risky surgery, chiropractic treatment is the primary treatment that addresses the underlying cause of joint dysfunction.  Normal ranges of motion are restored and inflammation reduced, allowing for soft tissue reactions to heal.  After a thorough examination, occasionally, the chiropractor will find that this patient would be better served by another medical professional.  If this is the case, East End Chiropractic will let you know promptly and will refer you to a professional that can provide you with the necessary treatment.

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Our office will be closed on April 18th in observance of Good Friday.

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953 Main Street, Suite 109
Nashville, TN 37206
Phone: 615.650.6533
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8am-1pm & 3pm-6pm

Tuesday

10am-1pm

Wednesday

8am-1pm & 3pm-6pm

Thursday

8am-1pm

Friday

8am-1pm & 3pm-6pm

Closed on Saturday and Sunday