Some of us love it and some of us hate it—but snow is a part of many of our lives. In
the United States alone, it’s estimated that back and
shoulder injuries caused by shoveling are in the tens of thousands each year. Researchers
at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide
Children’s Hospital mined through almost two decades worth of data and concluded that
an average of 11,500 visits to the emergency room per year are
snow-shoveling related. The vast majority of those injuries were low-back injuries;
the most serious incidents were cardiac-related injuries, totaling
7 percent of the cases.
Face it; we’re on the phone or computer every day. Whether you’re uploading a picture to a social page, sending
a text to a friend or typing away at a keyboard—you’re tapped into technology all the time.
Prevent some long-term effects from these repetitive
movements with our simple tips and tricks.
Just like you'd keep an appointment with your general practitioner when you're sick, you should keep your chiropractic appointment. You may be inclined to call and cancel, but it's far better that you come in to see the doctor and receive your adjustment.
On Sept. 18, 1895 the first chiropractic adjustment was given.
That date marks the official founding of this important healthcare
profession. Now, 123 years later, millions of Americans have seen
a chiropractor and people across the globe continue to benefit
from this powerful, preventative and drug-free approach to healthcare.
There’s a reason people working desk jobs experience neck pain and those in physical labor jobs
may suffer from low-back problems. In many cases, the habits we keep throughout the day can have
lasting effects on the rest of our body—especially if unmanaged! We sat down with
Dr. Tyler Zoesch D.C., chiropractic director at
Chiro One Libertyville,
to talk about the different ways we can identify and balance out daily aches and pains.
ADHD is a condition that can affect children and adults alike—and many
who are diagnosed truly need treatment or relief from the symptoms.
But in recent years, there has been a huge surge in the amount of ADHD diagnoses,
and this has people questioning if the ability to test for this particular
health issue has improved or if people are being over diagnosed.
When it comes to health and healthcare in the United States,
most would agree we have many issues. Not only is the overall
state of health in this country rather poor, but our system of
“treating” illness, disease and injuries is focused
on quick fixes, after-the-fact treatments and short-term care.
The chiropractic community has set out to change this model—and
you’re a part of that change!
It might not seem like something you need to worry about, but carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
is quite common, and the sooner it's treated, the better. Early in the disorder,
it's typically reversible, but over time, permanent nerve damage can occur.
As we continue to celebrate National Chiropractic Health Month this October, we’d like to share with you some thought-provoking and possibly surprising facts and statistics surrounding healthcare in the United States, conservative care and chiropractic.