As you move into your senior years, you expect a certain amount of discomfort and loss of mobility. Aging is always hard on the body. But it is important to understand that there are things you can do to feel better—much better than if you do nothing and just let time take its course. Regular exercise, a healthy diet and chiropractic care can all make your senior years more active and more enjoyable than you may realize.
College is often one of the most exciting times in a person’s life—but with all that excitement comes a surprising amount of physical stress. Sitting all day in classes, hunching over textbooks and laptops, even relaxing by watching videos on your phone or texting friends, all of these put strain on the spine that you may not be aware of. Chiropractic care can help alleviate the stress, relax the muscles and align the spine for optimal health, making it an ideal health solution for your college lifestyle.
Backpacks are invaluable in today’s world – allowing us to carry everything we need wherever we go. But as great as backpacks are, the fact is they can cause real damage if they are not carried correctly. It is possible to carry more weight than you should and to carry backpacks in ways that are not healthy. From children to the elderly, and everyone in between, everyone should know how to carry a backpack safely.
A winged scapula can be a painful and even debilitating condition if left untreated. As the name suggests, the condition is often easily spotted by the protrusion of the scapula from the back. A winged scapula can be treated, fortunately. Chiropractic care and associated therapies can help you get relief from your symptoms, and to strengthen your shoulders to avoid further discomfort.
A large portion of the patients that seek out chiropractic care are suffering from some form of back pain. While chiropractic adjustments and associated therapies can do a lot to ease back pain symptoms and aid in healing, lifestyle changes are also quite important – particularly weight loss. Excess weight puts increased pressure on the spine, especially the lower back. The more chiropractic patients can near their ideal weight, the easier it becomes to treat and often eliminate the back pain.
A recent study conducted by an associate research scientist at Columbia has found that prolonged sitting destroys your health. Sitting for long periods is associated with early death – upsetting news for the millions of Americans who spend extensive time sitting as they work and as they relax after work. Even regular exercise failed to significantly reduce the risks associated with prolonged sitting.
The human head is heavier than most people realize. Weighing an average 10 pounds, the head can put a great deal of pressure on the neck when placed in different positions – especially when angled down while looking at your phone.
Just about everyone has heard about the need to stay hydrated. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation out there concerning hydration. How much do you need to drink? What should you drink? When should you drink? It can all be a little overwhelming.
If you are suffering from back pain, you are not along. According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), approximately 31 million Americans deal with some form of low back pain. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to lessen the pain you are experiencing. Taking care of yourself – including maintaining a healthy weight and regular exercise – can help prevent back pain. And when you do experience back pain, chiropractic treatment and stretching can often ease your symptoms.
If you have ever experienced a shooting, nerve-like pain down one of your legs, you may be suffering from sciatica. The sciatic nerve can be impacted by a number of different things, including injury and degenerative diseases, that can lead to sciatica. Fortunately, chiropractic can be extremely effective for the treatment of sciatica. You may be able to get relief quickly through regular chiropractic care.