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:
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?
As we age, our body goes through a number of changes. Though retirees Our vision, hearing, hair, and memory are some of the things we lose,…but what about height?
A healthy spine is an excellent foundation for a healthy body. In order to accomplish that, you’ve got to take great care of your spine, including stretching and strengthening. To maintain a strong spine, you have to be aware of your body and avoid injuries from overuse. Here are our tips.
Holiday travels can be stressful, frustrating, and complicated. As if traveling isn’t already enough, add in that you’re doing it during the busiest time of year. If you are suffering from back pain, your travels will be particularly brutal. Back pain and traveling can put you in a negative frame of mind before you even arrive at your destination and interrupt your family fun. Here are our suggestions to avoid back pain this holiday season.
We’ve all been there before…you’re simply walking along and BOOM! You slip and fall. Even the most coordinated of people suffer from slip and fall injuries, and it would be amazing if you found someone who hasn’t experienced a slip and fall at some point in their life. According to the CDC, more than one million Americans slip and fall each year. Though it is common, most people don’t realize how serious slip and fall accidents can be. 20%-30% of individuals that slip and fall will have moderate to severe injuries, which can include bruises, head injuries, and hip fractures. Here is some information on slip and fall accidents and how we can help.
An excellent way to be proactive in terms of maintaining balance in your body is by stretching and strengthening. If you are to maintain a strong and limber back, there are several exercises you can to do for your legs, core, and back. Focusing on stretching and strengthening those muscles will improve your spine’s support system. A strong spine reduces the risk of back pain and the complications that come along with it. Keep reading for our suggestions!
Millions of people spend a great portion of their day sitting at their desk job. That can lead to a number of negative side effects from strained eyes to a sore back. Why not make life a little bit easier (and make your body feel better) by improving your work space? Here are our tips to better the ergonomics in your office.
There's plenty of information out there about how detrimental over-sitting can be to your health. But what if you have to deal with the opposite problem, and are required to spend the majority of your time standing? We're sharing our tips so you can stand with proper posture.
We've all been there before: you're doing the same everyday tasks you always do, and all of a sudden, you are experiencing back pain. You, along with so many others think, "But I didn't even do anything!". What you probably don't realize is that what you did five minutes ago or even five days ago isn't always the cause of your current problem.
You probably don't think anything of carrying around your heavy backpack, bag, or purse with you throughout the day. But those bags can all cause your muscles to be off balance. Over time, muscle tension accumulates, which can lead to spinal misalignment. Fortunately, we know the signs you need to look for.
Chiropractic care is a natural way to improve your body's ability to heal itself. While there are numerous benefits to receiving regular chiropractic treatments, here are our top 5 reasons to choose chiropractic!