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Adjustments Before Running: It’s a Must

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Whether you have been a long-time runner or you have decided you want to run your first marathon, it’s important to schedule an adjustment before running such a long distance. It will help with your overall performance and help you with the healing process afterwards.

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Own Your Conditions and Be Your Biggest Advocate

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The only one who is truly in control of your health is you. Many people like to point the finger at their doctor, but it’s not realistic. You need to be aware of your symptoms, your conditions, and become an advocate for your health. If you don’t think something is right, make an appointment with a doctor or chiropractor and speak up.

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Stretch at Your Computer and See What Happens

 

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Posture is a big deal. When your posture suffers, your entire body suffers. It is one of the leading causes as to why people make appointments to the chiropractor. While it is important to make appointments with the chiropractor on a regular basis for overall spinal health, you can reduce the pain you are in on a daily basis simply by stretching at your computer.

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Kids’ Sports and Chiropractic Care

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Kids play hard. Sometimes too hard. It’s important that the bumps, bruises, and falls that kids take be taken into consideration. The smallest of falls can cause a shift within their spine and lead to various other problems. You don’t want your child to end up with problems as they continue to play sports because it could lead to long-term, chronic issues that affect them later in life.

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Be Grateful and Be Healthy

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There has been a significant amount of research to show that those who are grateful in life are healthier. Healthier translates to being sick less often and feeling good on a regular basis. If you have been experiencing a considerable amount of back and neck pain, it may be advantageous to explore just how grateful you are about the life you have.

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A Colicky Baby Can Benefit from Chiropractics

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As a parent, you want to make sure your baby’s needs are met. When you have a baby who has been diagnosed with colic, you may feel as though you’re failing. The baby cries all the time, and no matter what you do, it doesn’t seem to have an impact. A colicky baby can benefit from chiropractics, and when your baby is happy, you are happy.

What you may not realize is that during the birthing process, your baby’s neck and back may get out of alignment. This is because of all of the compressing and stretching that occurs in the uterus as well as when they make their way out into the world. Misalignment is very common, and therefore it’s important to address it very early on.

The misalignments, which are also known as vertebral subluxations, can be large enough to prevent major bodily systems from functioning correctly. The digestive system is one of the most common ones to be compromised and that can cause problems in many ways. Babies will have a hard time digesting formula and breast milk. This discomfort will then lead to a colicky baby – and that means a lot of crying and restless nights.

Taking a baby to a chiropractor is a great idea when they have colic, but it can be scary. You don’t want to set your baby on a table and then hear the “snap, crackle, pop” that is commonly associated with chiropractic care.

Gentle pressure is used on the baby and that’s the difference between chiropractic care for a baby versus an adult. You will want to go to a chiropractor who actually knows how to handle an infant. Finger pressure will be applied to the back and neck. You may see that your baby begins to relax instantly and the misalignments are addressed.

When you make an appointment with a chiropractor, the first thing you want to ask about is their experience with adjusting infants. This will give you peace of mind knowing that you have chosen an office where your little one will be cared for.

Colic tendencies can last for many months. If you’re the parent of an infant that has colic, it can be a very long several months because the baby cries and cries and neither one of you get a lot of sleep. Chiropractic care has been very helpful with curing some of the digestive problems because pressure applied in the right areas can help to improve the alignment of the neck and spine.

There are many resources out there that show how chiropractic care can make a positive impact, and it is something that you should absolutely explore. Even the smallest of babies can benefit from an adjustment, and it is perfectly healthy to have them go through it. You will be at their side the entire time, and you can watch as relief hits them instantly.

Make the call to your chiropractor today and start making a difference for your baby and you.

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The Importance of Chiropractic Maintenance

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Many people think that a trip to the chiropractor is a “one and done” kind of visit. You have a kink in your neck or lower back pain so you make an appointment. You make the assumption that all you need is one appointment and you will be “magically cured”. This is not accurate. Chiropractic maintenance is of the utmost importance.

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How Turning a Laptop into a Desktop Can Improve Posture

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Many people like the convenience of a laptop. However, contrary to what its name implies, using the laptop while it’s sitting in your actual lap is something you should avoid unless you’re traveling on a train or airplane and have little choice. Working with a laptop in your lap can hurt your posture.

For an idea of what your posture looks like with a laptop in your lap, watch someone else doing the same.  You’ll see their shoulders are held at awkward angles, and their back is rounded out and potentially slumping forward. This is not a healthy way to sit, especially for extended periods of time.

One of the best things you can do is treat your laptop like a desktop. Set it on your desk or at the dining room table. Then choose a chair that is of the correct height so you don’t have to lean forward in order to type or to see the screen.

When you can, sit at a desk. Set your laptop in a docking station and use a mouse. While there is a touchpad on the laptop, the mouse will help you with the overall ergonomics. If you are constantly using just what is on the laptop, you may have the tendency to hold yourself too tight. Reaching over for the mouse is a way to round out your shoulders and relax a little bit more.

It can also help to increase the zoom on the screen. By making the text larger, you will not have to sit so close. If you find yourself moving closer and closer to the screen, you have lost your flat back and the position that is the healthiest for you.

Making a few changes to the way you use your laptop can help your posture and thus help you reduce lower back pain as well as pain in your shoulders and neck. If you have been using your laptop on your lap for a while now, you may have already begun to feel the pain. The good news is that visiting a chiropractor can help to undo the damage that has already been done.

Depending upon the level of pain that you are experiencing and the initial consultation, x-rays may be taken. This can help the chiropractor to see what is going on and then establish a treatment plan moving forward.

Once you’re on the mend, you can make a semi-permanent move for your laptop to be used like a desktop so you can improve your posture now and for the rest of your life.

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