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Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care Pregnancy and Chiropractic: How Women Can Benefit Motherhood, Pregnancy and chiropractic care go together like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! 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. Chiropractic care is safe during pregnancy. Just find a chiropractor who works with pregnant women who you feel
Summer Hydration Tips to Stay Healthy Summer hydration is necessary for a healthy body. Headaches can be a sign of dehydration. Drink water, but don’t forget the electrolytes. A rule of thumb is to drink at least 64 ounces of water per day at a minimum. 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
Baseball Injuries & Chiropractic Care The crack of a ball against your bat, good! The crack of a back or shoulder, bad! Baseball, the nationwide pass time, heats up in summer. From little league on up. Individuals enjoy swinging the bat and running the bases. Unfortunately, the movements baseball requires can wreak havoc on a person’s body. Leaving them with strained muscles, hurt shoulders, and sprained joints. According to Livestrong,
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 From Full Body Chiropractic Care Are you looking for fibromyalgia relief? Fibromyalgia syndrome 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. Fibromyalgia can be brought on by physical trauma. Regrettably, the condition is difficult to diagnose. Being chronic in nature can linger for several months or even years. Fibromyalgia symptoms include
What Chiropractic Patients Need to Know About Sitting While Working Sitting ergonomics or your seated posture while working is not exercise unless you work at it. It’s no big secret that exercise is good for you. Many articles and books have been written and studies completed on the subject of physical fitness. However, lately it’s been discussed as to whether that five mile run or spin class is really enough.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Relief with Chiropractic Care Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a serious, painful nerve injury that affects many people in the United States. Diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome, CTS occurs when the median nerve gets compressed or stretched somewhere along the length of where it travels. Nerve conduction studies can be used in the diagnosis, which can help to rule out other medical conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. Also, another
Back Pain in School Kids Who Are Carrying Backpacks Backpack back pain in kids is on the rise. While back pain is a known issue in adults, its prevalence in school-aged children has received little scientific attention. Elementary, middle, and high school students most often carry backpacks that weigh enough to cause chronic back pain, poor posture, and even decreased lung volume. Recently, several studies reveal the truths behind childhood
5 Tips Chiropractic Patients Can Use When Choosing The Perfect Pillow Not having the perfect pillow can lead to neck pain. Neck pain is nobody’s friend, and it is definitely not an ideal sleeping companion. Pain-filled nights can leave a person dull, groggy, and not ready to face the day in the morning. Unfortunately, certain sleeping positions can further aggravate neck pain to the point it robs a person of a
How Chiropractic Can Help Patients Who Suffer From Arthritis Get Relief Even though chiropractic excels in wellness care, it is becoming more common for people to visit chiropractors to treat a variety of different kinds of pain. Because of this, chiropractic adjustments provide many benefits to people and patients who suffer from a wide variety of conditions like arthritis. In today’s article, we’ll explore how chiropractic can help patients who
5 Things Chiropractic Patients Ought to Know About Text Neck Remember how your mom always said, “Nothing in life is free”? Well, she was right. High-tech gadgets and smartphones 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. Here are 5 things chiropractic patients ought to know about text neck, the epidemic
How Chiropractic Can Achieve Neck Pain Relief Neck pain relief may just be one step away. If you have pain in any part of your body, it can range from uncomfortable to downright debilitating. In the case of your neck, any degree of irritation can impede your ability to function. Because of this, it is important that you learn about how chiropractic can give you neck pain relief, so that you can
Weight Loss Can Help Reduce Back Pain for Chiropractic Patients Back pain is one of the most common and most troublesome problems that people experience. Eight out of 10 individuals will struggle with back pain during some point in their life, the US National Library of Medicine reports. Low and chronic back pain can be aggravated by many triggers. Mechanical stress, excessive strain, muscle weakness, poor sleeping position, lack of
3 Nutritional Tips That Will Help You Boost Your Immune System In today’s fast-paced society, we’re bombarded with various forms of stress that can wreak havoc on our immune systems. Chiropractors are particularly interested in helping their chiropractic patients overcome these stressors in order to maintain a healthy and balanced life. Outside of the chiropractic adjustment, let’s take a look at three nutritional tips that will help chiropractic patients
Low Back Pain Relief with Chiropractic Care Although chiropractic is dedicated to finding and correcting subluxations (also known as misalignments.) Many patients seek chiropractic care to alleviate pain and other health-related symptoms. One condition that chiropractic patients seek relief from is consistent low back pain. According to the American Chiropractic Association, 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time. Even though chronic lower back pain plagues many
How Chiropractors Help People Who Suffer From Headaches If you are among the 45 million Americans who suffer headaches regularly, you are undoubtedly familiar with the traditional methods that people use to treat them, including taking some type of over the counter medication that is supposed to eliminate the pain and reduce any associated swelling. There are many other types of treatment that you may have attempted as well, including
What Chiropractic Patients Should Know About Stretching When you suffer from joint or muscle pain, it is important to work on maintaining as much flexibility as possible. The more flexible you are, the less likely you will be to further injure yourself. One of the best ways to improve your flexibility is by stretching before you are active. However, you need to warm up your muscles before you stretch. If
5 Exercise Tips For Chiropractic Patients To Speed Healing And Maintain Health Chiropractic care is designed to alleviate pain and restore the body to its natural function and balance. For chiropractors, injury prevention is key for a healthy body. Good practices combined with solid exercises creates toned muscles that protect the body and spine from harm. While each patient receives exercise instructions for their specific condition, the following exercise tips
4 Key Ways Runners Benefit from Chiropractic Care Runners benefit from full body chiropractic care. Running is one of Americans’ favorite forms of aerobic exercise. The reasons for its acclaim are simple — it can be done almost anywhere, takes no special equipment, and burns calories. There are a great many health benefits of running. Benefits include increased lung capacity, improved cardiovascular health, weight control, decreased high blood pressure. Also,
How Chiropractic Care Gives Back Pain Relief to the Three Most Common Types of Back Pain Do you suffer from back pain? Well, you’re not alone. According to the American Chiropractic Association, back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. Also, the second most common reason for visiting a doctor (only behind upper respiratory infections). Why is back pain so common? There is more than one