Health: Spinal Health Week May 1 - 7, 2012
Our home is our castle and the place where we feel most comfortable. Be mindful of the following tips when you go about your daily living:
- Get a good night sleep and maintain a regular sleep schedule. Pain during the night could be a sign you need a new mattress or more often than not, an underlying spinal condition.
- Eat a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Proper nutrition will help you maintain a healthy body weight that in turn will benefit your spine. Extra weight can cause added tension and stress on your joints.
- Even the garden can present risks. When raking or digging, switch up your hands. Be careful if you need to reach or haul a heavy bag of garden clippings - Think Twice, Lift Once.
- When it is time for spring cleaning, be thoughtful about lifting boxes and items. It never hurts to ask for help and your back will thank you.
- Reduce stress as much as possible. Take the dog for a walk, read a book or have a relaxing bath.
Chiropractic Pack it Light Wear it Right
A heavy backpack can injure the back, neck, and shoulders, cause numbness in the arms, and reduce blood flow to the surrounding muscles and tissues. They also create poor posture by encouraging the carrier to lean forward and round their shoulders, which reduces the ability to maintain balance and restricts movement.
To prevent back and neck pain from an overloaded backpack, it is important to know the correct way to choose, pack and carry a backpack. Here are some tips to protect your back from your backpack.
Chiropractic During Pregnancy
Is chiropractic care safe during pregnancy?
Yes! It is safe and beneficial. Chiropractic treatment is based on locating and eliminating spinal dysfunction. Your doctor can help optimize the function of your spine and nervous system to provide a sound foundation for a healthy pregnancy. Chiropractors are uniquely trained to adjust you during pregnancy. They will alter treatment techniques to maximize your comfort and suit your growing body. Chiropractic care offers a drug free alternative for pain management and overall health.
How do I find a chiropractor?
Chiropractors are "primary contact" health care providers, which means you do not have to be referred to one by a physician or anyone else. As with any other health professional, referrals from friends and acquaintances are an excellent way to find a chiropractor.