Having proper hand hygiene is one of the most important things we can do for our health. Proper hand washing helps us avoid getting sick. Not to mention stops the spreading of germs to others. There are a number of diseases and conditions that are spread by not washing your hands with soap and clean water.
How often do you find your neck and shoulders sore at the end of a long day? If it’s a lot, you may have “text neck”. Text neck is the term used to describe neck pain and other damage sustained from looking down at your devices. When holding your head in this position, excessive amounts of tension are created in the deep muscles of your neck and across the shoulders. As a result, they cause both acute and chronic neck pain. Chronic headaches have also been linked to this condition.
School is back in session. And we’re trading flip-flops, popsicles and pool noodles for heavy books, piles of paper, and heavy extracurricular equipment. More than 40 million American students use backpacks to carry their heavy workloads. Many of these same students overload their packs. Or their backpacks aren’t fitted properly, to begin with. Both situations result in a variety of injuries. These injuries include neck pain, muscle spasms, and tingling hands. Not to mention headaches and lower back pain. This pain may result in the possibility of damage to posture and development of the spine. Which is why today, I want to discuss backpack fitting and posture!
In the past, we have discussed the importance of chiropractic care for newborns. But what about the benefits of chiropractic care for kids and teens? Kids are known for their resiliency. They seem to be made of rubber as they bounce back quickly from sickness and injury. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are completely healed. Unfortunately, our children don’t always communicate when they feel sore, uncomfortable, or in pain. And if left alone too long, these problems can easily become a much bigger issue – which is why chiropractic care for kids is so important!
Newborn chiropractic care. When you think of someone going to the chiropractor, the first people that come to mind are athletes, the injured, and the aging. Newborn babies most likely come to mind last or perhaps don’t come to mind at all. As adults, we associate the chiropractor with a lot of pressure, cracking, and popping. You may be thinking, “What can be adjusted in an infant? Isn’t that dangerous?” But just like all kinds of medicines in life, chiropractic care for an infant is infinitely different than chiropractic care for adults.
Newborn chiropractor care specialist like me use much gentler adjustment methods, many of which go unnoticed by the baby. The pressure used on a small child is similar to the pressure you’d place while checking a tomato for ripeness – which is barely any at all. The birthing process puts a lot of stress and pressure on a newborn, meaning that their first year of life may be the best time to be aligned as they continue to grow and prosper. As a young mother and doula myself, I am acutely aware of this and my experience informs my approach as a wellness provider to young children.