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Is Botox Safe?
As we age, fine lines and wrinkles appear and skin loses elasticity. The fight against an aging appearance is, literally, an age-old struggle. Luckily, modern medicine provides many options to combat wrinkles and to restore and maintain a youthful appearance. One safe and effective option to prevent and reduce wrinkles is botox injections. Aging can often catch you by surprise, but fortunately you aren’t powerless! Reduce the signs of aging with Botox injections from certified medical professionals at Jimenez Chiropractic-Med Spa. Read on to learn more about Botox injections, how Botox works, and why it’s an extremely safe and effective anti-aging treatment.
What Is Botox?
Botox is so common these days that the word itself conjures thoughts of wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet. If you’ve considered Botox to prevent or reduce signs of aging, you’re far from alone- over seven million Americans have received Botox injections for cosmetic needs in the last year. Botox is also prescribed medically as a way to restrict muscle movement in targeted areas and treat certain types of pain. Botox consists of a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum, a type of botulism toxin, that is harvested from natural environmental sources such as forests and lakes. The bacteria in its natural setting is totally harmless to humans since it has such a low spore count. When concentrated in more substantial quantities, Clostridium botulinum produces a neurotoxin known as botulinum, which is what paralyzes muscles and is injected by medical professionals for this purpose.
What You Should Know About Botox
- Botox injections should only be done by trained professionals such as certified nurses, doctors, and aestheticians.
- A Botox injection is a minimally invasive, extremely safe procedure
- Botox ranks high as one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in the United States!
- Botox is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by paralyzing underlying facial muscles, rending the area of the face incapable of producing wrinkles
- Botox can be used to treat a range of medical conditions, including migraines and jaw clenching
- Other botulin-containing products used to treat aging and medical conditions include Xeomin, Dysport, and Myobloc
- Botox may be used for pain management purposes
How Safe Is Botox?
Botox has been approved as safe and effective by the FDA since 1991, and as long as you’re receiving authentic Botox injections from a trained professional the risks are minimal. Botox is a temporary treatment; your body metabolizes the medications after a few months and the results fade (the amount of time results last depends on your specific body chemistry, but typically last around 3-6 months). Getting a Botox injection only takes a few minutes, and while there is a pinch during the injection, the pain quickly fades and there is minimal downtime. The lack of recovery time and speed you see results is another reason why many people choose Botox injections. We often have patients come in during their lunch hour and leave in 15 minutes looking more youthful!
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If you’re looking for a safe, effective way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, Botox injections may be a treatment to consider. Call Jimenez Chiropractic-Med Spa to schedule an appointment with a trained professional today!
The Benefits Of Spinal Manipulation
Spinal manipulation has been used for thousands of years by different cultures all over the world as a time-honored way of treating a range of various health issues. Based on a combination of ancient Asian traditional treatments and Western anatomical science, spinal manipulation continues to evolve and be used as part of preventative or rehabilitative treatment programs. However, many people may not be familiar with the treatment method, and there are still certain misunderstandings that persist regarding what spinal manipulation is and what it does. Read on to learn more about spinal manipulation and how chiropractors use it to treat various bodily conditions. Consult with your doctor or visit a chiropractor to find out how spinal manipulation methods may help to optimize your health.
What Spinal Manipulation Is
Also commonly known as joint therapy, manual therapy, or spinal manipulative therapy, spinal manipulation is a treatment technique typically used by chiropractors, physical therapists, and other medical practitioners specializing in optimizing bodily function. Spinal manipulation is a technique that has been used in varying forms all around the globe in many different cultures and continents in order to treat a wide range of ailments. There is historical documentation suggesting that spinal manipulation was a technique widely utilized in Ancient Greece and Ancient China over three thousand years ago. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine in the Western world, mentions manual manipulation techniques in his fundamental studies of medicine. Spinal manipulation played a key role in traditional medicine across India, China, Indonesia, and much of East Asia, along with places such as Norway and Russia.
During the start of the modern medial era the popularity of spinal manipulation among the general population in the West has waxed and waned, but has been recently increasing in popularity as a totally holistic, drug-free way to induce optimal bodily function, correct misalignments, and improve overall health.
How Spinal Manipulation Works
There are several techniques employed with spinal manipulation. Two of the main spinal manipulation techniques are:
- Asserting a sudden but controlled force on a joint that often results in a popping sound
- Less sudden movements used to stretch and gently manipulate joints, muscles, and ligaments
Spinal Manipulation Benefits
Spinal manipulation can be used to treat conditions such as:
- Back pain
- Chronic pain (particularly back pain)
- Chronic migraines
- Shoulder pain
- Neck pain
Some of the benefits of spinal manipulation include:
- Not having to depend on pharmaceutical drugs- Spinal manipulation doesn’t require any foreign substances to manage pain
- Non-Invasive- Spinal manipulative is a totally holistic treatment method requiring zero surgery or ensuing downtime
- Improved range of motion- Spinal manipulation is often used to improve patient flexibility, which increases their overall range of motion and optimizes their ability to lead pain-free lives and accomplish everyday tasks
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If you are looking for a totally holistic, drug-free, non-invasive way to treat certain bodily conditions or to improve your overall flexibility and health, spinal manipulation performed by an experienced chiropractor may help. Call Jimenez Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment!
Ultraslim Is The Only Medical Device Cleared By The FDA For Immediate Fat Loss
Weight loss can be a long, difficult ordeal. Even if you feel like you’ve tried everything and worked very hard, there may not be any noticeable results. Luckily, there is now an FDA-approved medical device that produces immediate, real results without fad dieting or dangerous pills. If you’ve been working hard to trim those last few inches of stubborn belly fat, and nothing you do seems to work, the UltraSlim laser treatment at Jimenez Chiropractic-Med Spa may be able to help. UltraSlim is the only medical device cleared by the FDA for immediate fat loss. Shed those clinging inches safely in just minutes with UltraSlim!
Why UltraSlim Laser Is Safer And More Effective Than Other Weight Loss Programs
UltraSlim is a laser weight loss treatment that helps people lose inches of fat in targeted areas quickly and painlessly. The device uses a special kind of red light to “unlock” fat cells in the body, allowing the fatty acids and triglycerides to harmlessly slip out and be passed through your body in urine. The best part of this treatment is that it is totally painless, requires no physical effort, and has zero recovery time. Many of our patients report losing between 2.5 to 10 inches from their waist, helping them melt away stubbornly clinging belly fat that they have been trying to get rid of for years. Combined with proper diet and exercise, UltraSlim can be a great way to kick start your weight loss and make you feel great.
Compared to other popular weight loss programs, UltraSlim delivers real results in a totally safe manner in a much shorter time frame. Let’s see how UltraSlim compared to other popular weight loss programs:
- Surgical Solutions: Weight loss surgical procedures such as lap band surgery and gastric sleeve surgery are extremely invasive and carry many health risks. Weight loss surgical procedures almost always require full general anesthesia and require significant amounts of downtime, often including extended hospital stays. Consider how this compares to the rapid in-and-out treatment that UltraSlim offers. Moreover, typically lap band surgery and gastric sleeve surgery are meant for people with extreme obesity, not smaller people looking to lose a few pounds.
- Liposuction: Much like bariatric surgery, liposuction is meant for a specific type of weight loss case. Liposuction is designed for those who are already close to their target weight and only looking to spot reduce a specific area. Moreover, liposuction is still a surgical procedure, and that comes with downtime and potential pain.
- Fad diets: Healthy lifestyle changes help to sustain weight loss, but fad diets seldom work and if they do, the results almost never last long-term.
- Weight loss pills: Weight loss pills could be potentially dangerous for your health, and should only be used if your doctor prescribes them, and under strict supervision.
Jump Start Your Weight Loss With UltraSlim
UltraSlim is the only FDA-approved weight loss treatment on the market with zero downtime, real results, and no discomfort. Call Jimenez Chiropractic-Med Spa to schedule an appointment for UltraSlim laser and jump start weight loss today!
How Chiropractic Care Helps Injured Victims After A Car Accident
Car accidents are unfortunate but extremely common occurrences, and even minor fender benders at low speeds can result in traumatic injuries such as whiplash. If you’ve ever been in a car crash, you may experience certain levels of strain in your neck muscles and the soft tissue surrounding that area. The strained feeling of that area following a car crash is known as whiplash, and this type of injury can limit the range of motion in your neck significantly. When a vehicle is hit from the side or the rear during a collision, the force of the crash can result in a sharp jerking movement of your head and neck. Even if you don’t feel like it’s a major issue, it’s essential to not ignore any whiplash-related injuries and visit a medical provider, who may recommend that you see a chiropractor for treatment. Timely and effective therapeutic care is the best defense against lasting whiplash symptoms. Whiplash symptoms may be instant, or take days or even weeks before you feel anything. This is why you should always visit a medical provider following a car crash and also get chiropractic care for your whiplash symptoms.
Symptoms Of Whiplash
The symptoms of whiplash may be felt instantaneously after the accident occurs, but may also take several days or weeks before they appear. Some common whiplash symptoms include:
- Upper back pain
- Loss of mobility in the neck and/or shoulders
Whiplash is a term commonly used to describe neck injuries resulting from sudden, violent impact. During a traumatic collision, your head is violently thrown backwards to the side, and your vertebrae, ligaments, and muscles may all be damaged from the force of the sudden jerking motion.
Why Your Headrest Is Important
The U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and consumer reports show that there have been significant leaps and bounds made in the efficacy of headrests to help prevent whiplash-related injuries in a car crash. However, nearly half of all cars manufactured before 2006 had headrests that were rated poorly by the IIHS for preventing whiplash. Many people may not be aware of this fact, but your car’s headrest plays a significant role in protecting you from whiplash. To decrease your risk of whiplash in case of an accident, you should make sure to follow these rules with your headrest:
- Make sure your headrest reaches at least as high as the top of your ears
- Your headrest shouldn’t be more than four inches (10cms) away from where the back of your head is
Whiplash Isn’t Just Caused By Car Crashes
While car accidents are probably the most common cause of whiplash injuries, they aren’t the sole culprit; other blunt force and quick traumatic collisions such as being aggressively tackled playing football, falling down stairs, or slamming into a wall can also result in a nasty case of whiplash. Luckily, the majority of whiplash injuries aren’t too serious and will heal fully as time goes on with the appropriate care.
A Healthy Neck Protects Against Whiplash
Chiropractic care is one of the most effective treatments for whiplash as chiropractors can perform adjustments to realign your spine and relax tension in your muscles. Call Jimenez Chiropractic to schedule an appointment with an experienced chiropractor today!
The Many Benefits of IV Therapy
These days most of us lead busy lives. Staying properly hydrated as well as getting all the vitamins and nutrients we need can be difficult, or for some even next to impossible. That’s where IV therapy comes in. Intravenous therapy has been popularly used in the medical industry since the 1950s, but only recently has it become popular as a health, beauty and wellness treatment. This amazing therapy option can help to combat a variety of issues and will leave you feeling rejuvenated. At Jimenez Chiropractic & Med Spa we offer IV therapy, our experienced professionals have helped many patients find the treatment that helps them leave feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world.
What can IV therapy do for me?
There are many benefits that IV therapy can offer depending on your specific goals, so let’s look into a few.
Improved immune system health
In today’s world having your immune system in top shape is a must! Additions to IV therapy like vitamin C and glutathione work to detoxify your body and improve its natural defenses. In addition, the rehydrating benefits of IV therapy help to restore energy and invigorate your body’s ability to fight any cold that might come your way.
Due to lifestyle or even just getting older you may be having trouble shedding some extra weight. Some additions to IV therapy like vitamin B12 and other B-complex vitamins can increase your energy and boost metabolic functions. Give your metabolism the extra push it needs to get you to your weight loss goals.
Improved skin health
Lifestyle, diet and aging can diminish your natural glow. IV therapy is a great addition to your beauty routine. The vitamins and antioxidants in IV therapy can help to eliminate free radicals and fight signs of aging, all while getting you well hydrated, to get your glow back.
We all have those days where we just feel worn out. IV therapy is a great way to get your energy levels up without the use of caffeine or energy drinks. The hydrating effects work to energize your cells, and additions like vitamin B12 work to give you that extra boost of energy that will have you ready to take on your day.
Accelerated recovery time
Did you have a big night out? Feeling tired with a headache and nausea at work or while running errands can have you ready to call in sick and stay in bed. Don’t worry, IV therapy can help you! IV fluids work to rehydrate your body, while electrolytes work to keep you hydrated. Other additions can help to replenish lost vitamins and nutrients, and give you an extra boost of energy to get you feeling like yourself again.
Why choose IV Therapy over oral supplements?
When you swallow a vitamin supplement it has to battle your digestive system to enter the bloodstream, meaning you lose much of its effectiveness along the way. When you choose IV therapy nearly all of the vitamins and nutrients are absorbed into the body, whereas with oral ingestion you only absorb about 7-20%. Also many oral supplements can cause an upset stomach, by using IV therapy you are bypassing the stomach so you can avoid annoying side effects like upset stomach. Yet another added bonus is that with IV therapy you know exactly what you are putting into your body and how much will be absorbed, meaning you can ensure you are getting exactly what you need.
At Jimenez Chiropractic & Med Spa our passion is helping you look and feel great. Contact us today to book your appointment and see for yourself how great you feel after your first IV treatment.