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:
During each treatment session, the patient lies on a heavily padded comfortable bed, secured into position by an upper and lower body harness. Typically, each session is divided into cycles where spinal decompression forces alternate between a maximum and minimum therapeutic level. The cycling of forces in this manner creates a pumping action that simulates the natural process responsible for re-nourishing and healing your damaged disc.
At Preferred Chiropractic of Midland we’ve had a lot of patients coming in with breathing issues. Asthmas, bronchitis, emphysemas, and we want you to know that if you have a breathing issue that there’s very good likelihood that it could be coming from something going on within you.
So the primary reason we see pediatric, little kids, babies, in our office is not just to help them get well, but most importantly to help them stay well. If you have kids, what better gift could you give them than the gift of health, where you know their brain’s functioning at 100 percent, where you know their body’s functioning at 100 percent. The better their body functions, the better they’re going to perform, whether that’s in school, whether that’s in life, whether that’s in a family.
Golfers you will soon be dusting off their bags and heading to the course. We like to remind you here at Preferred Chiropractic of Midland. We can help with your swing.