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!
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!
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.
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?
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!
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.
When most people think of chiropractic care, they think it is only for neck and back pain. However, the benefits are much more extensive than that! There are numerous conditions and injuries that chiropractic can help with, along with improving overall health and wellness.
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!
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.