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Bottom Line: Constipation is a common issue many for children. It also stinks for parents. No one enjoys luring their child to the potty with a reward hanging in the balance for a job well done. But, for many families, the frequency of bowel movements with your child can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Fortunately, most cases of constipation aren’t a medical emergency and can be
Bottom Line: There is just nothing like the sound of a poor colicky baby. If you’ve experienced this in the past, we hope that sentence didn’t send a shiver down your spine. Colic is characterized by intense crying and fussiness for 3 or more hours a day. (It often occurs “conveniently” just about the time you are getting ready to sit down and relax for the night!) Approximately 10-20% of
Bottom Line: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is commonly identified when a child has difficulty paying attention and controlling their behavior. Over the past ten years, we have witnessed the rate of children diagnosed with ADHD increase by 42%. The potential for over-diagnosis has caused a lightning rod of controversy within the medical profession. Many doctors are now speaking out. Why? The number of prescriptions for powerful stimulants such as Ritalin
Bottom Line: Chronic ear infections, or otitis media, can be frustrating for both a child and their parents. While the child is dealing with the painful inflammation and fluid build-up in the middle ear, many parents find it challenging to decide the best treatment and course of action. Why It Matters: Ear infections are the most common reason parents bring their kids to the doctor. Nearly five out of six
Bottom Line: The first thought many people have when suffering with back or neck pain is “I’d better call the Chiropractor.” As research shows, chiropractic adjustments truly are one of the best ways to relieve that pain. However, research has also shown us that those same adjustments may be able to do so much more. Chiropractic adjustments can actually positively impact your immune system and help it function at a
Bottom Line: Go get that daily dose of exercise to boost your immunity! By carving out time to be active, you can truly feel better and be more energized. And, as an added bonus, you will significantly strengthen your immune system. Make it a point to take a brisk walk during your lunch break. If possible, use a standing desk at work. Skip the email and deliver a message to
Bottom Line: When you’re under the weather and just trying to get through the day, necessities like food are often the last thing on your mind. You just want to feel better. Often, even your favorite foods seem unappetizing when your nose is clogged, your throat is sore and you can’t taste anything. However, when you make eating healthy foods a priority while you’re sick, you actually help speed up
Are you dealing with back pain at this moment? According to the American Chiropractic Association, just over 30 million Americans are dealing with lower back pain at any given time. This common problem can be caused by a variety of factors, but no matter the cause, there is one universal theme — back pain is not okay! If you’re dealing with persistent back pain, our local chiropractors are here to
Bottom Line: Thank goodness for the immune system! Did you know that the bacteria you encounter every single day can make you sick? Fortunately, your immune system is fighting to keep you healthy 24/7. And when it’s not at 100%, you’ll get a signal – like a runny nose – that sickness may be on the way. However, you’d rather not be sick, right? Recent research indicates that some simple
Bottom Line: The New Year = a new opportunity to get healthier, lose those extra pounds, and overcome the holiday hangover. So what is the first step to having more energy, getting active and shedding those few extra pounds? Give your body the proper nutrition. Really! Keep reading for a quick rundown of some of the best snacks and supplements that can help you boost your energy levels and get
The Bottom Line: Most of us know someone who doesn’t have the best sleeping patterns. Not surprisingly, many of us think of ourselves when this topic comes up. We’re familiar with the fatigue, brain fog, and worn-down feeling that comes with missing out on a good night’s sleep. However, by committing to a consistent sleep schedule and staying well-adjusted, you can set the groundwork for keeping your energy up and keeping
The Bottom Line: Recent studies indicate that over 54% of people are stressed out by the amount of stress in their lives. That’s a lot of stress! Stress is in our shoulders. It is in our neck. And, it’s no secret that muscle tension in those areas can contribute to headaches and neck and back pain. However, you may not know that chronic stress can decrease your energy levels as
Boost Your Energy in 2020 Bottom Line: Fact: A simple 10-15 minute walk can be all it takes to help you feel more energized. That’s right… the key to boosting your energy is staying active! Studies have shown that even moderate exercise that gets your blood pumping can increase your blood oxygen levels. Why it Matters: Moderate exercise does more than just help train the heart to work more efficiently.
How Chiropractic Helps Heal A Bulging Disc Bulging disc is often thought of as a normal part of the aging process. It causes pain and decreases mobility. Athletes and people who have jobs that are very physical are often prone to bulging discs and other disc problems. Smoking tobacco can also be a contributing factor in spinal discs deteriorating and weakening. Chiropractic has been proven to be an effective treatment
How Chiropractic Helps A Functional Short Leg Functional short leg is a fairly common condition that typically occurs due to inflexibility or muscle weakness at the pelvis, ankle, and foot complex. Runners sometimes experience the condition when running over certain surfaces that are unstable or not level. It can also occur due to wearing inappropriate footwear. This condition can cause pain in the lower spine, hips, buttock, and legs. If
Tension Headache Tension headaches occur as the most prevalent types of headaches, occurring more often in women than in men. Research shows that 48 percent of women and 38 percent of men suffer from tension headaches. Each year, patients spend more than $2 billion on over the counter headache medications. In fact, people spend a lot of money and effort seeking remedies for headaches. Remedies such as prescription medication to
Back pain is a common ailment across the globe. In fact, statistics from the American Chiropractic Association report that roughly 31 million Americans experience pain in the lower back at any given time. If you’re on this page because you’re looking for the cause behind your back pain, now may be the time to visit our local chiropractors for relief. All Seasons Full Body Chiropractic Center, LLC provides quality chiropractic
Healthy Foods Fight Arthritic Inflammation Arthritic inflammation pain can be debilitating. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), between the years of 2010 and 2012 an estimated 22.7 percent or 52.5 million adults in the United States alone were diagnosed by a doctor with arthritis. Mostly, rheumatoid arthritis ra, lupus, psoriatic arthritis, gout, or fibromyalgia. Also, during that time, almost 50 percent of adults 65 or older were diagnosed
Benefits of Chiropractic for Infantile Colic If you have ever cared for an infant with colic, you know how frustrating and helpless it can make you feel. It is so hard to see a little one in such obvious discomfort and you can’t help them no matter what you do. When you have a baby who experiences frequent infantile colic it can be heartbreaking. An infant is so small and
5 Things Chiropractic Patients Ought to Know About Text Neck Syndrome Remember how your mom always said, “Nothing in life is free”? Well, she was right. High-tech handheld devices and smart phones advancing at the speed of light are a modern convenience unlike little else, but the advantages of communication at our fingertips come with a price: text neck syndrome. Here are 5 things chiropractic patients ought to know about
Benefits of Chiropractic for Elderly Patients The aging process can usher in a variety of conditions and health issues that are confined mostly to the elderly. Chronic pain, arthritis, loss of mobility, and other issues can occur as a person gets older, but senior citizens are finding that chiropractic for elderly patients provides some great benefits to improving these conditions. Chiropractic Can Provide Better Range of Motion Regular chiropractic treatment
Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Children Chiropractic care for children has been proven safe and effective for mutiple conditions. Chiropractic is traditionally considered by many to be a treatment for adults. Most parents do not think of Doctors of Chiropractic as the first place to start for healthcare. Especially, when their children become ill, experience pain or injury, or struggle with chronic problems. However, research shows that the it can
4 Ways Chiropractic Care Helps Improve Your Overall Health & Wellness Chiropractic care has been increasing in popularity over the last few years. The medical community is recognizing its value for treating many conditions, as well as improving your overall health and wellness. There was a time when chiropractic was used only to treat back pain. However, studies now show that it can be used to effectively treat a wide
How Chiropractic Helps People Who Suffer from Plantar Fasciitis You feet are important. When you consider what your feet go through, taking 8,000 steps over the course of a day, according to the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association (IPMA), it’s easy to see how 75 percent of all Americans will have some type of foot pain at some point in their lives. Plantar fasciitis is a common and very painful foot
How Chiropractic Helps Those That Suffer from Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is a very common injury among runners. The chances of it becoming a chronic condition are reduced when diagnosed early and if treatment commences immediately. ITBS responds very well to chiropractic since it involves the pelvis and related muscles. When pelvic mechanics are not functioning properly, the muscle doesn’t work efficiently. Thus, flexibility and mobility
Migraines: Natural Relief with Chiropractic Care One of my primary reasons for going to Chiropractic College in the first place was because I had migraine headaches and sports-related injuries that were helped by Chiropractic Care. If you’ve ever had a migraine, you know that it’s more than just headache pain. The debilitating pain can be accompanied by nausea and other symptoms – and it’s more common than you may think.
5 Health Benefits of Walking That Every Chiropractic Patient Should Know The case for walking in order to achieve better health is not new. Doctors and fitness experts have been touting walking benefits for decades. When you walk, you engage more than 200 muscles – this includes your pelvis and spine. This makes it an exceptional complement to chiropractic treatment. However, if you aren’t convinced, these five compelling reasons why
Weight Loss Tips We all know and understand the importance of maintaining a healthy weight. Weight loss can be a long hard journey. Some individuals do quite nicely at managing their pounds with seemingly little effort, while other struggle constantly. A recent study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 78 million American adults suffer from obesity. A person who has sustained an injury or suffers
Nutritional tips for better health. Our nutritional tips will help you live a healthier and more energetic life. Chiropractic care effectively and naturally treats a multitude of conditions and diseases. The overall premise is to return the body to its natural alignment by removing subluxations, which takes care of the root cause of many problems. Spinal adjustments, however, aren’t necessarily the Holy Grail for total health. It’s essential for chiropractic
https://youtu.be/ioS1_4xluBo 6 Tips If You Are A Victim of a Car Crash Few instances shatter our world into pieces more quickly than an auto accident. Never expected, a wreck causes bodily injury, stress, and, in some cases, dealing with a law firm about ongoing financial litigation issues. Unfortunately, there are vast number of vehicles on the road today, many with a weakness for distracted driving. This combination of drivers dramatically
5 Reasons Whiplash Sufferers Should Choose Chiropractic Care Our neck is a busy body part. It holds our head up, turns it, and allows us to see, hear, and speak in the direction we choose. Even with all it’s importance tasks, the neck is actually fairly delicate. There are many ways everyday motion can injure the neck. In most cases, whiplash side effects include: acute to chronic pain, decreased mobility, and varying
How Chiropractic Care Benefits Football Injuries There is no doubt that full-contact football is a rough sport. At times, it can be downright brutal, especially on the body. Consequently, the sport sees a multitude of traumatic injuries. Some injuries are serious, including head, neck, ankle, knee, and spinal. Chiropractic care is quickly becoming a popular, practical method for treating football injuries. In addition, chiropractic care can manage football injury-related pain.
Is Chiropractic Care the Answer to Your Child’s Chronic Ear Infections? “Mom, it hurts. It hurts!” Parents of children suffering from ear infections are all too familiar with this cry. Tugging at their ears, crying, and trouble sleeping are all signs of a middle ear infection, also called otitis media, in your little one. If your child has a ruptured eardrum they may have fluid draining from their ear canal.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help Tennis Elbow Even if you have never stepped foot onto a court, or played a racquet sport, you may end up with tennis elbow. Tennis Elbow is also known as lateral epicondylitis. It occurs along the muscle that allows extension of the wrist. It can be an extremely painful condition that can linger for weeks. Some cases can even last up to 12 months. What
3 Differences in Sprains & Strains Treatment & Chiropractic Sprain and Strain, which injury is it or is it both? As experienced chiropractors, we like answering the questions we receive from our patients. A common inquiry is “what is the difference between a sprain and a strain?” Sprains & strains are injuries to the musculoskeletal system that are commonly diagnosed conditions and are two separate issues people frequently mix up. We will
How Running Injuries Can Benefit from Chiropractic Care Step. Ouch. Step. Ouch. Step. Ouch. No one wants to suffer from a running injury. Especially if they’re using running as a fitness activity. Hopefully, you can maintain good running form and decrease the chance of injuries by the information we have applied in this article. Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise and offers many benefits. It can
A Healthy Diet Benefits Your Life It’s hard to turn on the television or cruise the internet without being bombarded with articles pertaining to our health. Headlines like “Americans Don’t Sleep Enough,” “Start a Healthy Diet Now,” or “One-Third of Adults Are Obese” are everywhere! Ever wonder why? Stress, heredity, and smoking are all factors that play a part in a person’s overall health. However, one of the biggest factors
Back pain prevention is the key to healthy living and overall health. There are dangers in everyday life, from slipping in the shower to getting mowed down by the next-door neighbor’s teenage driver. The risk doesn’t end once we are safely behind our desks. Basically, sitting is literally hurting us! While not actually trying to cause ourselves harm, our computer, desk, office chair, and keyboard are not our friends. We spend
Piriformis Syndrome Relief If you are looking for pain relief from piriformis syndrome, chiropractic care should be on the top of your list. Chiropractic physicians are able to provide diagnosis and treatment for musculoskeletal conditions, piriformis syndrome included. What Is Piriformis Syndrome? A small muscle located deep in the buttocks, the piriformis muscle performs the essential function of rotating the leg outwards. Piriformis Syndrome is a painful condition. It occurs when the piriformis muscle
Golf injury pain relief. Are you looking for golf pain relief? Does this sound familiar? It’s a warm sunny day with a bit of a breeze. You are on the back nine about to sink a putt. But, when you swing, your back seizes up with severe pain. The beautiful day of golf turns into painfully riding in the golf cart back to the clubhouse. Sadly, you limp painfully to
5 Key Ways Expectant Mothers Benefit from Chiropractic Care Pregnancy and chiropractic care go together like peanut butter and dill pickle sandwiches! They may sound weird to the average person. But when you are pregnant and have a craving for some pain relief. A chiropractic visit should bring a smile to your face and relief to those pregnancy pains. Pregnancy is an exciting, precious time in a woman’s life, full
Summer fun means outside activities in the warm sun. From strenuous pursuits like biking, hiking, and volleyball-playing. To more leisurely enjoyments like sunbathing on a float. No matter how you plan to enjoy the steamy summer months. Maintaining summer hydration should be right up there with sunscreen on your list of important hot weather priorities. Dehydration is a condition that ranges from mild to serious. And, it can happen quicker than
The crack of a ball against your bat, good! The crack of a back or shoulder, bad! No matter how severe, baseball injuries can create quite a kink in your game. Baseball, our national pastime, heats up in summer. From little league on up, people of all ages enjoy swinging the bat and running the bases. Unfortunately, baseball requires some movements that can wreak havoc on a person’s body. This
Swimming Pool Safety in the Summertime Swimming pool safety should be you number one priority, if you are going to have fun in the pool this summer. School is out, and the cool, fresh water of the local swimming pool awaits beckoning. Long, sunny days, the smell of sunscreen and the laughter of the playing children will fill the next few months. However, there are elements of this delightful picture that
Fibromyalgia Relief Can Benefit From Full Body Chiropractic Care Fibromyalgia is one of today’s most common chronic pain conditions. According to the American College of Rheumatology, around 1 in 50 Americans currently suffer from fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, the condition is difficult to diagnose. Also, being chronic in nature, it can linger for several months, or even years. Fibromyalgia typically causes pain throughout the body and creates areas so tender that the
Sciatica Relief: Chiropractic Lessens Pain, Helps Healing Are you looking for some sciatica relief? Do you experience pain along one side of your body? Does it start in your lower back, travel down through your hip, and to the back of your leg? If so, you could be suffering from a condition called sciatica. According to the Mayo Clinic, Sciatica “most commonly occurs when a herniated disk or a bone