Summer is nearly here and that means an increase in activity...and also an increase in back injuries! Many of us are getting back outside: playing sports, gardening, and starting up an exercise plan. The stress and fatigue increased activity puts on your body can lead to issues and injuries. Chiropractic care can help you recover, and our health and wellness tips can help you have a healthier summer!
No matter where you look, technology is right there. Whether you're staring at your phone, tablet, or computer screen in your home or at the office, tech devices are everywhere. Even though technology has greatly advanced much of our lives and makes many things easier, it also consumes a great amount of our time and can lead to a decline in health and relationships. Texting, chatting, tweeting, and gaming all seem innocent, but they can quickly become addictive.
You recently had a new addition to the family, and you thought that your back pain would end with the pregnancy. As time goes on, you are increasing stress on your back as you spend more time carrying and bending over your baby. For a number of new parents, that leads to new back pain, too. We have some suggestions to help you reduce that pain!
The Centers for Disease Control reports that asthma affects about every 1 in 13 individuals. Asthma is also the leading cause for chronic disease in children, and is one of the top reasons for school absences. Asthma causes over 2 million emergency room visits per year, and the average stay for over night hospital stays is over three days. When so many people are suffering from asthma, the chances are high that you or someone you know suffers from asthma. So, can chiropractic help?
It seems you can find essential oils everywhere these days. This is in large part due to the popularity of the company DoTerra, which produces essential oils. Essential oils are the natural aromatic compound extracted from the seeds, stems, bark, roots, and flowers of plants. They can be used to provide relief for anything from a stomachache to giving energy boosts. Essential oils can be used aromatically, topically, or ingested. Our sense of smell is one of our strongest senses, and we've put together some information on the benefits of diffusing essential oils.
There are some pieces of advice that our mothers said that were better than others. No, maybe your face won't freeze like that. But she was right when she told you to sit up straight. In today's society, many of us spend the majority of our day working sedentary jobs, requiring us to sit for hours at a time. Even if you don't spend a lot of time sitting, proper posture is important. In fact, your spine's health depends on it!
Taking a more active role in your health and healthcare can sometimes be intimidating and leave you feeling uncertain. An important part of taking that step is asking the right questions and knowing where to find the right resources when looking for a chiropractor or health care provider. Here are some tips we put together to help you navigate.
Scoliosis is commonly seen in children, and is an abnormal sideways curve of the spine. If it isn't caught early enough, it can worsen with age and lead to significant back pain and eventually arthritis in the spine. We want your children to grow up to be strong, healthy adults and that's why it is so important for us to teach you to be aware of the signs of scoliosis.
You've probably experienced this scenario before: you're just doing you day-to-day activities, and in an instant, you are experiencing back pain. You most likely thought to yourself, "But I didn't even do anything!".
What you don't realize is that your back pain isn't always from what you did five days ago, let alone five minutes ago. It's more in line with the old idiom "the straw that broke the camel's back"...no pun intended!
In today's society, there is often a negative association with germs, and a number of people are afraid of them. Germs have received plenty of focus since around the time the microscope was invented. But germs are actually similar to seeds. If you have ever done any gardening, you know that it takes work to plant a garden or start a lawn. It doesn't just happen! Not only do you have to consider the conditions, but also that the process takes a time period of days or weeks. The very same thing can be said in relation to germs and the development of disease.
If you are suffering from sciatic pain, you will often hear chiropractic care as a top suggestion to find relief. Unlike medication or complicated surgeries, chiropractic effectively helps soothe sciatic symptoms, all while avoiding uncomfortable side effects. Keep in mind that if you're going to commit to something, you may as well do it right, and that usually requires time. Repair, relief, and healing don't just happen overnight. Because chiropractic visits can help you find relief over time, we've put together some suggestions to help you find more immediate relief.
With so many parts to the human body, it's easy for some of them to slip beneath the radar. The cervical spine, or the upper seven of our vertebrae, is among the most under-appreciated and also most vital parts of our body. The cervical spine has 37 separate joints that allow the head and neck to move atop the torso – all while following a constant stream of commands from the reflex mechanisms and special senses.
Pregnancy is one of the most exciting time's in a mother's life. But between caring for yourself, your growing baby, and keeping track of doctor's appointments, chiropractic sometimes is forgotten. But chiropractic care can be a great help to pregnant mothers and the changes they are experiencing, as well as helping to prepare for their upcoming delivery. Here's why we suggest chiropractic care for pregnant women.
At Healthy Life Chiropractic, we often often combine chiropractic care and massage therapy to maximize the benefits that our patients receive. When developing your treatment plan, we will decide what options are best for you based upon your symptoms and diagnosis. We put together some information about how and why we combine massage therapy and chiropractic care.
Stretching is an important part of chiropractic, and I regularly recommend various stretches to my patients. Stretches help relieve tension and pain in problem areas, and I am often asked if yoga can help. The answer is yes, depending on the patient's condition, of course. It can be as simple as popping into your local yoga studio, but I want to take a moment to point you in the right direction by educating you on the top seven yoga styles. Because some styles are better for beginners, while others work well for certain conditions, it is important to learn more about this ever-growing practice.
Valentine’s Day is here, and it is a day to shower your significant other with love and affection. We do this through anything from grand romantic gestures to cards, candy, and flowers. Millions of dollars are spent on this day alone throughout the United States. Well, this year we challenge you to show an equal amount of love to your spine with these suggestions.
We've all been there...exhausted in the morning, but then come night time, there seems to be too much to do to go to bed at a reasonable hour! With the ever-growing to-do list, social obligations, and work responsibilities, sleep sometimes gets the short end of the stick. Here are a few suggestions to help ensure you are getting the sleep you need to stay energized and healthy.