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Welcome To January’s Health Newsletter

Winter Activities & Chiropractic


When snow, ice and frigid weather blast into town, ACA advises people to take all of the necessary precautions to prevent injury. Winter recreational activities and chores can pose problems for the outdoor enthusiast whose body is not conditioned. Winter sports like skating, skiing, and sledding can cause painful muscle spasms, strains or tears if your body hasn’t been properly warmed up. Even shoveling snow the wrong way, slipping on sidewalks and wearing the wrong kinds of clothing can lead to spasms, strains, and sprains.

Simply walking outside in the freezing weather without layers of warm clothing can intensify older joint problems and cause pain. As muscles and blood vessels contract to conserve the body’s heat, the blood supply to extremities is reduced. This lowers the functional capacity of many muscles, particularly among the physically unfit. Preparation for an outdoor winter activity, including conditioning the areas of the body that are most vulnerable, can help you avoid injury and costly health care bills.

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Welcome To December’s Edition Health Newsletter

Colds, Flu & Chiropractic


Chiropractic for the flu and common cold? Absolutely! “But isn’t chiropractic just for backs?” we hear you ask. Chiropractic is for the entire body. Many people seeing chiropractors for pain find a general improvement in their health that includes fewer and less severe colds, flu and other respiratory problems.

What Causes the Common Cold?

It’s not just germs. For germs to grow in you, you must first be fertile soil. For example, cold viruses were placed on the mucous lining of the nose in test subjects, yet only 12% got a cold. (1) Obviously, there is more to the cold than germs. For that reason, chiropractic doesn’t “treat” the common cold. It does, however, help awaken your inner healer, your natural resistance – the only “cure.” Natural resistance is the only reason why your cold goes away rather than lasts for weeks, months, years or your entire lifetime!

Chiropractic helps raise your natural resistance to disease by removing a serious interference to your proper body function: subluxations, permitting your body’s natural resistance to disease (immunity) to function at greater efficiency.

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Welcome To November’s Edition Health Newsletter

How Nutrition & Chiropractic Go Hand In Hand


A lot of people don’t think about the impact nutrition has on their overall physical health and wellness. But if you really sit down and think about it, it seems pretty clear that the foods you eat to nourish your body play a huge role in your health. When you receive chiropractic care, your chiropractor works with you to ensure you are doing what you can to support a healthy body, and nutrition is part of that. Here’s what you should know about what you should be eating and how your chiropractor may be able to help!

 

Your Diet

If you’re not eating foods that have enough of the nutrients your body needs, then it won’t be performing at its best. You also won’t feel all that great! When your body doesn’t get what it needs, then it may begin to break down. This can manifest itself as inflammation, joint pain, and other health conditions.

 

Your Chiropractor

When you’re receiving treatment from a chiropractor, you can maximize the benefits of your chiropractic treatments by taking care of your body in other ways, such as eating a healthy diet and practicing self-care.

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Welcome To October’s Edition Health Newsletter

Chiropractic Care and Your Immune System


The nervous system and immune system are hardwired and work together to create optimal responses for the body to adapt and heal appropriately. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to boost the coordinated responses of the nervous system and the immune system.

One of the most important studies showing the positive effect chiropractic care can have on the immune system and general health was performed by Ronald Pero, Ph.D., chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute and professor of medicine at New York University.

Dr. Pero measured the immune systems of people under chiropractic care as compared to those in the general population and those with cancer and other serious diseases.

In his initial three-year study of 107 individuals who had been under chiropractic care for five years or more, the chiropractic patients were found to have a 200% greater immune competence than people who had not received chiropractic care, and 400% greater immune competence than people with cancer and other serious diseases.

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September Newsletter

Keep Young Athletes Healthy and Fit


In today’s age of health and fitness, more and more kids are involved in sporting activities. Although being part of a football, soccer or Little League team is an important rite of passage for many children, parents and their children could be overlooking the importance of proper nutrition and body-conditioning needed for preventing injuries on and off the playing field.

The majority, if not all, sports are good, provided that the child prepares appropriately,” says Timothy Ray, DC, a member of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Sports Injuries and Physical Fitness. “Without proper preparation, playing any sport can turn into a bad experience. There are structural and physical developmental issues that need to be taken into consideration before children undertake certain sports.”

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August Newsletter

Backpack Safety Tips

Back pain is pervasive among American adults, however, it is not uncommon among children and teens either. In a new and disturbing trend, young children are suffering from back pain much earlier than previous generations, and the use of overweight backpacks is a contributing factor, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).

“In my own practice, I have noticed a marked increase in the number of young children who are complaining about back, neck and shoulder pain,” said Dr. Scott Bautch, a member of ACA’s Council on Occupational Health. “The first question I ask these patients is, ‘Do you carry a backpack to school?’ Almost always, the answer is ‘yes’.”

This new back pain trend among youngsters isn’t surprising when you consider the disproportionate amounts of weight they carry in their backpacks – often slung over just one shoulder. According to Dr. Bautch, a study conducted in Italy found that the average child carries a backpack that would be the equivalent of a 39-pound burden for a 176-pound man, or a 29- pound load for a 132-pound woman. Of those children carrying heavy backpacks to school, 60 percent had experienced back pain as a result.

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