At Healthy Life Chiropractic, we believe a healthy spine is the foundation for a healthy life, and that is true for your whole family, including your kids! You might think that chiropractic care isn’t needed unless you’re suffering from back pain, but starting your kids with preventative care early in life will set them up for a lifetime of health and well-being!
At Healthy Life Chiropractic, our goal is to do more than treat your neck and back pain. We want to help you reach optimal health, and while we can provide you with treatment and guidance, knowing how to take care of yourself is a large part of reaching your health goals. Part of that self-care includes at-home treatments, like hot and cold therapy. Whether you are hurting after an intense workout or are suffering from an overuse injury, we have the answers to your hot and cold therapy questions.
If you’ve been receiving chiropractic care regularly, you already know just how important core and upper body strength is for your posture. When you have a strong core, you’ve got the ideal support system for a healthy spine. To maintain that strength, you need to be on the lookout for injuries from overuse. Here are our tips for avoiding them.
If you're already seeing us at Healthy Life Chiropractic, you know chiropractic is safe for all ages - and yes, that includes seniors! Senior citizens, or those headed in that direction, can benefit from regular chiropractic care for specific reasons. Here's what you should you know:
There's no question about it, car accidents are scary. Not only does your body experience physical trauma, but dealing with auto insurance, repairs, and injuries is incredibly stressful. It might seem easy to put off, but receiving medical after an auto accident should be your number priority, and we can help.
Summer is coming to a close, and that means it's time to go back to school. Not only do your kids face the added stress and strains of getting back into a regular routine, but school is also basically a breeding ground for bacteria. Chiropractic care will give your kids a healthy nervous system, which will leave them better prepared for these challenges, while also learning the important healthy habits of protecting their spine. Here are our tips to get your kid off to school with their best foot forward.
Just like a car needs shock absorbers to function properly, so does your body. If you overwork the shock absorbers in your car, they will become damaged. The same theory applies to your discs. They can degenerate, tear, bulge, and herniate. If you are experiencing low back pain, you might be suffering from disc issues, and chiropractic can help.
If you're an athlete, you're always looking for the edge that will take your performance to the next level. No matter what sport you are playing, your competition is always getting faster, stronger, and bigger which means you have to constantly work towards improvement in order to keep up. While we sometimes hear of athletes using dishonest methods such as performance-enhancing drugs to get ahead, most focus on enhanced training concepts and nutrition to improve. One way athletes can improve is, perhaps surprisingly, through chiropractic care!
Do you brush your teeth twice a day? What about visiting your primary care doctor once a year? If your health is important to you, you are probably already taking preventative measures to maintain a healthy body, and the same goes for your spine! Stretching and strengthening is an excellent practice to be more proactive about maintaining balance in your body. Here are our suggestions.
Getting the proper amount of sleep is imperative to your overall health and well-being. How well you sleep depends upon your activity level, diet, and what you do before hopping into bed. You might be sabotaging your chances of a good night's sleep without even knowing it! Here are our tips to help you catch some zzz's.
In today's society, we are spending more and more time working with computers and electronic devices, meaning we are seeing more and more patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. But what exactly is carpal tunnel, and can chiropractic help?
If you've been following our blogs, you know there are many benefits to chiropractic care and you're probably already aware of the relaxing effects of massage therapy. But did you know that the two make quite a pair? Getting both routine chiropractic adjustments and regular massages can enhance your overall wellness.
Many patients that we treat come to us seeking relief from hip pain. It can be caused by a number of issues, ranging from injuries to arthritis. Did you know that hip pain can even be caused by your feet? Foot Levelers custom-made stabilizing orthotics might be able to help!
You've probably experienced it before: the pounding, throbbing pain of a headache. The majority of people only get them every now and again, but some suffer from chronic headaches which effect their work, relationships, and over all quality of life.
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?
If optimal health is a goal for you, then a properly functioning immune system is necessary. The question is, how do you get one? Follow our tips to help your body fend off illness and make room for true health.
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.