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By Haydel Chiropractic
September 25, 2019
Category: Weight Loss

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey estimates that two out of three adult Americans are overweight or obese. It’s a staggering statistic that has inspired many patients to work on ways to get in shape and become healthier. How serious are you about losing weight? You may need assistance and support from a professional to achieve your goals. The team at Haydel Chiropractic in Houma, LA can help you get on the right track and see results in a matter of weeks or months.

What Is Weight Loss Treatment?
When many people decide they want to lose weight, they try dietary changes and exercise. But when those changes don’t yield immediate or consistent results, they lose hope and revert back to old habits. Weight loss treatment with the help of a doctor gives you someone who not only holds you accountable for your new lifestyle plan, but also provides you with products and a structured plan to lose weight in a set period of time. You’ll visit your doctor regularly for checkups, advice, and weigh-ins to monitor your progress.

Benefits of Weight Loss Treatment
The weight loss program offered at Haydel Chiropractic in Houma, LA is called the Ideal Protein Protocol. You’re educated about better ways to eat and advised on stable weight maintenance in four phases. The benefits include having the help, knowledge, and encouragement you need to successfully shed the unwanted pounds. You’ll benefit from one-on-one coaching from your doctor.

Shed the Pounds and Keep Them Off
Even after you lose weight, it’s still a challenge to keep the pounds off. With a weight loss treatment program, you may become more confident about making better dietary habits a regular part of your life. Also, if you get off track and gain weight again, your doctor can help you get back to good dietary and lifestyle habits.

More Weight Loss Treatment Answers
Visiting a doctor who understands the body, nutrition, and how to effectively and consistently lose weight will allow you to get all of the answers you need about weight loss treatment. Call (985) 872-1133 today to schedule your upcoming visit with Dr. Patrick Haydel at Haydel Chiropractic in Houma, LA.

By Haydel Chiropractic
July 02, 2019

Massage therapy enhances your sense of well-being, relaxes sore muscles, relieves spasms and so much more. At Haydel Chiropractic in MassageHouma, Dr. Patrick Haydel offers innovative aqua massage therapy with the XL-250 Turbo Pro machine. It's a hands-off, treatment-tailored and dry--yes, dry--massage therapy which utilizes the power of water.


Why get a massage?

In general, massage therapy, or manual manipulation of muscles and connective tissue, provides intense relaxation, relieves pain and spasms and increases blood flow to selected tissues. An adjunct to spinal manipulation and other chiropractic services at Haydel Chiropractic in Houma, massage therapy reduces also harmful inflammation, increases recovery after intense workouts and delivers essential oxygen to tight and knotted muscles.


Why get aqua massage therapy?

A wonderful alternative to hands-on massage, aqua massage therapy harnesses the power and soothing benefits of water and delivers them to the entire body without submerging the patient or even getting him or her wet!

Dr. Patrick Haydel uses the XL-250 Turbo Pro aqua massage machine to deliver everything from a vigorous and energizing total body massage to a soothing and relaxing massage to selected areas of the body. The machine resembles a tanning bed but allows the individual a free, open and clear view of the surrounding room.

A series of powerful jets deliver streams of water to the sides and bottom of the body through a plasticized barrier. You remain completely clothed during the 20-minute to half hour treatment, and you may even listen to relaxing music with headphones. After your massage, you simply put your shoes on and go back to your normal daily activities.

Aqua massage therapy takes about half the time of traditional hands-on techniques such as Swedish or trigger point massage. All types of massage, including aqua techniques, help relieve low back pain, anxiety, and stress. Patients say that they sleep better and have better range of motion in their major joints with a chiropractic treatment plan which includes aqua massage therapy.


Are you intrigued?

Aqua massage is fascinating because of the wonderful therapeutic results people enjoy. Please contact Haydel Chiropractic in Houma, LA, to learn more about it. Aqua massage could be just what you need for pain-free, stress-free living! Phone us at (985) 872-1133.

By Haydel Chiropractic
March 19, 2019
Tags: Massage Therapy  

Find out how massage therapy can greatly improve how your body feels and moves.

Instead of turning to medication to mask the pain and discomfort that you are feeling, why not actually treat the source of the problem? MassageHere in Houma, LA, our chiropractor, Dr. Patrick Haydel, provides a comprehensive list of services to provide patients with some amazing health benefits. Here’s what massage therapy can do for you!


Reduce Stress

Massage therapy is a great way to alleviate any stress or anxiety that you are feeling. Our bodies carry around a lot of tension and one way to release some of that is through regular massage therapy. Even if you aren’t feeling particularly tense, massage therapy can help promote a state of relaxation and calm. You may also find yourself experiencing more energy and improved emotional wellbeing as a result.


Lower your Blood Pressure

Some research indicates that massage therapy could actually lower blood pressure. While those with high blood pressure will most likely need to turn to medication and lifestyle modifications to keep their blood pressure in check, regular massage therapy can also be a great option for lowering your blood pressure and even reducing cortisol levels in the body. By keeping your blood pressure at a healthy, normal range, you can reduce your risk for stroke, heart attack, and kidney failure.


Improve Your Posture

Many people deal with neck or back pain caused by misalignments in the spine and other areas of the body; fortunately, our Houma, LA, chiropractic specialist can help loosen up tight muscles and improve how the body functions. Massage therapy can also improve flexibility and range of motion in the joints. By improving your posture we can also reduce your risk for developing back and neck pain, as well as other painful musculoskeletal conditions.


Improve Circulation

If you are getting massage therapy regularly, you may also enjoy the benefits of better circulation. This treatment helps to release pressure, sending oxygen-rich blood flow to certain parts of the body to promote faster healing. By repositioning and moving the muscles we can also reduce lactic acid buildup, which not only improves circulation, but also muscle stiffness.


Boost Your Immune System

Massage therapy may also provide your immune system with a little enhancement to fight infections, especially during the winter months when cold and flu are rampant. How so? Well, massage therapy increases the body’s white blood cells and lymphocytes, which are both instrumental in effectively fighting infections.


Are you interested in getting massage therapy in Houma, LA? If so, then call Haydel Chiropractic today at (985) 872-1133 to schedule your first appointment with us. Remember, pain shouldn’t be the norm—massage therapy can help!

By Haydel Chiropractic
January 24, 2019
Tags: Neck and Back Pain  

Performing routine daily activities can be challenging and even painful when you are dealing with neck or back pain. The good news is that there are several effective chiropractic methods and options for treating neck and back pain. At Haydel Chiropractic in Houma, LA, Dr. Patrick Haydel can help you deal with your neck and back pain.


Causes of Neck and Back Pain

Neck or back pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including accidents, injuries, and medical conditions, as well as lifestyle factors, such as regularly carrying heavy items. Sleeping in an unusual position can also result in pain or discomfort in the neck and back. Other causes of neck and back pain include poor posture, lack of exercise, being overweight, and wearing unsupportive footwear. In general, when the joints, ligaments, tendons, or discs along the spine in the neck and back areas become damaged, irritated, or inflamed, pain can develop.

As mentioned above, certain medical conditions can also lead to pain and discomfort in the neck and/or back. Some conditions cause pain exclusively in one or the other, while other conditions can result in pain in both the neck and back. Specific conditions associated with neck pain include arthritis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, cervical radiculopathy, and myofascial pain. Specific conditions associated with back pain include arthritis, pinched nerves, herniated or bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and scoliosis.


Treating Neck and Back Pain

There is a wide range of chiropractic methods for treating neck and back pain at our Houma office. During your visit, Dr. Haydel can recommend the most suitable method for treating your specific type of neck and/or back pain. These treatments include therapeutic exercises, massage therapy, electrotherapy, ice or heat therapy, physical rehabilitation, and spinal adjustment or manipulation. Additionally, stress management and lifestyle counseling can help you manage or prevent neck and back pain long term.

Dr. Haydel and the experienced chiropractic professionals here at Haydel Chiropractic's Houma office, we can help you deal with your neck and back pain. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Haydel, call (985) 872-1133.

By Haydel Chiropractic
October 23, 2018
Tags: Massage Therapy  

While most people have heard of massage therapy, not many people realize that they can actually benefit from this alternative treatment. No matter whether you are dealing with chronic pain, musculoskeletal injuries, or you just want to give your body some much-deserved relaxation, our Houma, LA, chiropractor Dr. Patrick Haydel is here to help! Read below to learn more about the services Haydel Chiropractic offer and how they can benefit you!


How Can Massage Therapy Improve My Health?

When most people picture getting a massage, they imagine the experience to be centered around relaxation. Of course, your massage therapy session will create these expectedly pleasant sensations, but it will also improve certain musculoskeletal symptoms and your general body functions as a whole. Some benefits of getting massage therapy include:

  • Boosting blood flow and circulation, which can provide soft tissue with the nutrients it needs
  • Alleviating stiff, tight, or aching muscles
  • Reducing pain and discomfort
  • Improving range-of-motion and flexibility
  • Releasing compressed nerves (e.g. sciatica)
  • Reducing anxiety and improving mental health
  • Boosting your immune system
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Improving sleep


What Health Problems Can Benefit From Massage Therapy?

While massage therapy won’t always be the best option for all health conditions, many people can actually benefit from getting regular chiropractic treatments. While many equate massage therapy with a way to relax the body and the mind, from the list above you can see there is more to it than that.

Massage therapy can help reduce pain and other symptoms caused by,

  • Muscle injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Whiplash
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Pregnancy-related pain
  • Myofascial pain
  • Bursitis
  • Tired or overworked muscles


We know dealing with a chronic condition can affect not just your physical health but also your mental health; fortunately, massage therapy can provide both physical and mental benefits that help reduce symptoms while alleviating stress and anxiety related to your condition. Chronic conditions that respond well to massage therapy include:

  • Certain types of arthritis (e.g. osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Asthma


Intrigued? Contact Us Today!

If you are interested in getting chiropractic care either to prevent or treat problems, don’t hesitate to reach out to Haydel Chiropractic in Houma, LA, to schedule a consultation with us. Living a pain-free life doesn’t have to be difficult, call (985) 872-1133 and see how chiropractic care can help you!

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