October is in full swing, and so it is time to take on all the fun Fall activities. What better way to fully immerse yourself in the season (and foliage!) than with a nice, long hike? Hiking is the perfect combination of enjoying the great outdoors while improving your health. Here are our tips for enjoying a pain-free hike for your health!
When most people think of whiplash, they think of car accident injuries. We’ve treated many patients suffering from whiplash, and though we can confirm it is a common auto accident injury, that isn’t the only way you can get it. Whiplash can have serious effects on your health that last for months or even years, which is why it is so important to learn how it can happen to you. Here’s what you need to know about whiplash.
Football season has officially started, and athletes are always looking to take their performance to the next level. No matter what level you’re playing at, your competition is always getting stronger, faster, and bigger, which means you have to work toward improvement in order to keep up. One way athletes can improve their athletic performance is through chiropractic care.
In terms of health and wellness, many of our patients are looking for the same thing: more energy! With the start of the school year, you may be left feeling particularly tired and rundown. If you are looking to improve your energy naturally, chiropractic may be able to help!
The Back To School season is upon us, and that means trips to the store, heavy books and backpacks, and tons of preparation. It is certainly an exciting time, and education is wonderful for your kids, but the overloaded backpacks and bad posture can hurt them in the long run. Here are our tips to maintain healthy spines this school year.
We know you’ve heard it time and time again — drink more water! Water is crucial to our survival, especially during the summertime. We might spend more time in the water, but many of us forget to drink enough of it. And what does water have to do with your spine?
As we dive into summer, we can finally enjoy the perks of swimming. Not only is a dip in the pool refreshing, but it is also a great form of exercise. Swimming puts little to no stress on the back, is fun for all age groups, and is a low impact exercise that is ideal for those that don’t do well with high intensity exercise. Here are some of the benefits of taking your workout to the water.
As chiropractors, we are well known as being neck and back doctors. But what about the rest of the body, particularly your feet? Most don’t realize just how important your feet are in relation to your spine. You run, walk, stand, and sit all throughout the day — there might be times where your shoes don’t fit quite right or are particularly tough on your toes (we’re talking about those high heels!), and then you wonder why you are experiencing back pain. It is about time to show your feet the appreciation they deserve. Here’s what you need to know:
Summer is officially here, and that means plenty of fun in the sun. Everyone knows if you plan to spend time in the sun, you need to wear sun protection. Here at Preferred Chiropractic, we care about helping you achieve true health, and that includes taking care of your skin. You might think that when choosing sunscreen, you should go for the highest number you can find. However, there are some guidelines to help you find the right strength of sunscreen, and we are here to point you in the right direction.
Father’s Day is quickly approaching, and that means taking the time to show dad we care. Here at Preferred Chiropractic, we are proud to provide non-invasive chiropractic care for a wide patient base in need of great care, especially dads! Here are just a few reasons why you should give dad the gift of great health through chiropractic care this year.
Neck pain, back pain and more — injuries from a slip and fall accident can cause long lasting pain. Chiropractic care is a natural and effective treatment that can help. Here’s what you need to know when you are recovering from a slip and fall accident.
If you’ve visited us here at Preferred Chiropractic, you know how important it is to maintain proper posture. Your posture is a key element of having great health, and has a larger impact on overall heath and wellness than most people realize. This month, we are celebrating Correct Posture Month — what better time to try a few of our tips to improve your posture?
You’ve most likely heard of carpal tunnel syndrome before, but do you know what it is? Carpal tunnel is often identified by weakness, tingling, and numbness in the thumb, index, or middle finger. It involves issues with the wrists and hands, and is becoming more and more common due to frequent use of computers and mobile devices. Here’s what you need to know.
Increased flexibility and joint range of motion: Flexible muscles can improve your daily performance. Tasks such as lifting packages, bending to tie your shoes or hurrying to catch a bus become easier and less tiring. Flexibility tends to diminish as you get older, but you can regain and maintain it
Deep tissue massage works on the deeper layers of muscles and fascia (the connective tissue around the muscles) and uses slow, firm movements to apply deep pressure. Because it works on a deeper level than many other types of massage, it has therapeutic effects and can tap into the body’s natural healing abilities.
The main reasons athletes suffer sports injuries include forceful impacts, repetitive motions, over-training, and failure to warm up properly. Chiropractors can help athletes by relieving their pain and helping them heal faster after an injury. Regular visits will promote quicker recovery after games and training as well as better balance and overall performance.
Posture can be defined as the position in which we hold our bodies while standing, sitting, or lying down. Good posture is the correct alignment of body parts supported by the right amount of muscle tension against gravity. Without good posture and adequate amount of muscles that control it, we are likely to fall to the ground.
Have you ever heard of fibromyalgia? It is one of the world’s most common musculoskeletal conditions, and it is often misdiagnosed. Here’s what you need to know and how chiropractic can help.
So, how do you change your unhealthy weekend habits? A good start would be to begin incorporating these healthy weekend tips so you can stay healthy—and on track!
Spring in Midland, Michigan is in full bloom, and it’s time to get out and enjoy it! Of course, warmer weather also brings the added activity of sports and outdoor hobbies, and the best way to get the most out of the season is to be in optimal health. Chiropractic care is a great place to get started. Preferred Chiropractic of Midland has some reasons why you should consider incorporating chiropractic care for pain management into your busy spring schedule: