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There are two things that most patients think about when they go to a Chiropractors office. First off, a lot of people think Chiropractors are ‘strictly’ back pain specialists.
I have been seeing a chiropractor for terrible foot pain during hiking. It turned out that I was totally out of alignment, my hips were not level, one leg was longer than the other, and I had some cervical vertebrae (C3,C4) way out of alignment, as well as one near where my bra strap is. The problem was not in my foot, my whole body was misaligned and compensating making my muscles tight all over. They have been using the massager on me and not doing hand adjustments, because my muscles were so tight.
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Here are 3 healthy behaviors that can go a long way toward improving your health and lowering your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and osteoporosis. And they’re not as complicated as you might think. Choose one behavior below to start with. Once you’ve got that one down, move on to the others. I have more, but three is a good starting point.
As you may have realized, YOUR back is a complicated structure of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles.

Natural Remedies For… You &Your Children

Children are precious and the center of your world. Here are some simple, natural remedies for your children to keep them healthy and happy!

Bug Bites

Set your child up for success by avoiding a diet filled with processed foods. Mixing a few drops of water with baking soda makes a paste that can quickly relieve the itching for fast and natural relief (not to mention, inexpensive)! Not a bad idea and it’s super cheap.

Sore Throat
Honey and freshly squeezed lemon juice is a delicious way to help soothe a sore throat and some say it works better than cough syrup. The freshly squeezed lemon helps dry up congestion and honey creates a natural, soothing coat for your throat. For children over 1 year, combine a tablespoon of honey and fresh lemon and serve it in small teaspoon size doses.

Colic
Chamomile tea can help calm intestinal muscles and relax your child. Steep it for around 4 minutes and serve once cooled, not giving your child more than 4 ounces (120ml) a day. Also, a chiropractic adjustment may help by restoring proper nervous system control also allowing muscles to relax and the body to heal itself.

Healthy Development
The birth process, growing pains, bumps; bruises, accidents, and falls take a toll on your child’s health. Make sure your child’s nervous system is up and running, just like it should be Get adjusted.

Aches and Pains
Chiropractic care does wonders for children because they have spines too! Did you know adjusting a baby, even a newborn, uses the same gentle pressure you would use to test the ripeness of a tomato? “Just enough and barely noticeable,” yet it allows your child to heal and live a happy life – – without pain.

Mild Swelling
This is an oldie but a goodie. Cucumbers help reduce slight swelling and can be very soothing for irritations like sunburns and some insect bites. So, keep cooled pieces from the refrigerator on the swollen area. I’ve used my Bullet to grind them up and put the juice on my eyes if I’m up late.

Healthy Diet
With so many allergens to food, sensitivities to gluten and dairy, grocery shopping isn’t what it used to be. Make sure to check the labels on your foods and pay attention to your child’s behavior after eating dairy, gluten, nuts, etc. to see if they may have sensitivity. Set your child up for success by avoiding a diet filled with processed foods packed with sugars, salts and preservatives. At this office we love nothing more than helping your entire family grow healthy and strong. That includes any member of your family. Remember we’re here to help you, we can answer questions and we want to guide you in your family’s journey towards optimal health.

 

Wanna know? Well I’m about to tell you. Your back is a complicated structure of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. You can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture disks, and irritate joints, all of which can lead to back pain. While sports injuries or accidents can cause back pain, sometimes the simplest of movements—for example, picking up a pencil from the floor— can have painful results.
When you put a few years on your body, sometimes you don’t move as well as you used to. Some people end up in a wheelchair, or they move so slow, people assume they’re older than they are. Have you ever heard the saying, “Use it or lose it”?