VIDEO: Chiropractic Health | Bay Alarm Medical Mondays

December 15, 2014

Are you hunching your head and shoulders forward while you squint at computer screen, tablet, or phone right now? We can almost guarantee that you’ll be sitting up a little straighter in your chair after you see this video.

Watch along as Dr. Jeremy Steel of Lafayette, CA shares prevention tips for common chiropractic ailments.

Thanks for joining us in the first edition of Bay Alarm Medical Mondays. Bay Alarm Medical Mondays are video interviews designed to increase the health and wellness of our viewers through education. We’ll be sitting down with health experts of all industries – nutrition, medicine, fitness, and many more to provide all the latest lifestyle tips & trends.

Today’s Bay Alarm Medical Monday is focused on Chiropractic Health.

What is Chiropractic?

Dr. Steel: The foundation of chiropractic is very simple. We work to improve the function of the body the way that it was designed to be.

The nervous system regulates the function of the body, like a computer system. That computer system is protected by the spine. Whenever we have distortions in the spine, such as rotations of vertebra or when they’ve lost their normal curvatures, then problems start to happen.

My job is to make sure that the vertebra are all in place. [I make sure] the bones are in place so that the computer system can work the best that it can.

8 out of 10 people in the United States have low back problems. It’s not an uncommon thing.

Common Problems Among Senior Citizens

Dr Steel: I think one of the most common complaints that senior citizens have is lack of mobility. Not being able to move and do the things that they want. Things like walking around the block. That could be due to dizziness, instabilities, arthritis, joint pain, muscle pain, knees, hips, or lower back pain.

8 out of 10 people in the United States have low back problems. It’s not an uncommon thing.

How To Prevent These Types of Issues

Dr. Steel: Stay active. Stay mobile. Do things you enjoy doing, but don’t overdo it though. Don’t just join a marathon if you haven’t run before, but try to stay active.

If you have an injury that prevents you from doing a certain activity, choose a new activity. You can try lower impact exercises like water aerobics or using a stationary bike. Make sure it’s appropriate for your body. It may not be fun, but it’s better for your health in the long run.

Chiropractic Key Take-Aways

Dr. Steel: Top three things:

1.) Stay active. Exercise 5 days a week if possible.

2.) Keep your spine in a neutral position. Everybody’s seen it – those people who’s heads shift forward. They start to get the hunch in their back. Everybody these days has their heads down using their phones, they drive with their head tilted forward, and then they go and lay in their bed with a couple pillows under their neck to support their head as well.

The reality is that the head has to be in a more neutral position. It helps relieve a lot of stress on the muscles, ligaments, tendons, the spine, and the nerves most importantly.

3.) Get your spine checked. Get your spine checked to make sure that there is no interference in this computer system (in the nerves) that is caused by the vertebra being shifted out of place.

If you’re in the East Bay Area, give Dr. Steel a call at (925)284-5582 or visit

Stay tuned for future editions of Bay Alarm Medical Mondays!

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