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Ten Reasons to see a Chiropractor

A chiropractor is massaging a woman, administering chiropractic careDid you know…

Chiropractors are the third largest group of medical practitioners? That’s right! And, one out of ten Americans goes to a chiropractor each year. Why? Well…

1. It’s inexpensive: Chiropractic treatments are a cost-effective alternative for treating a wide range of conditions.

2. Your insurance most likely will cover it: Chiropractic care is recognized by healthcare programs and covered by most insurance programs.

3. Chiropractic care is more common than you may think: Chiropractic care is the fastest growing primary health care profession in the US.

4. Going to the chiropractor can help you in the long run: Chiropractic is typically viewed as something to correct an issue, but it also can prevent issues.

5. They can fix “underlying” issues: Chiropractic care sometimes fixes things patients didn’t know were wrong. Long-time aches, pains, and other health issues that the patient assumed were normal are often corrected by a chiropractor.

6. It can be a tremendous benefit for athletes: Studies show athletes benefit from regular chiropractic care. Chiropractors can help athletes improve their range of motion which may prevent injuries.

7. Headaches: Headaches can occur for a number of reasons, including dehydration, or there could be a misalignment in the neck or spine. A chiropractor can help to relieve symptoms of headaches and improve blood flow which will increase the amount of oxygen that is supplied to the brain.

8. Chronic Back Pain: One of the most obvious signs that a chiropractic visit is needed is if you are experiencing chronic back pain. There are many factors that be a factor in back pain such as posture, how long you’re on your feet each day, and the type of work that you do. A chiropractic doctor can provide you with pain relief without the need for invasive surgery or narcotics.  

9. Improve Sleep: A National Sleep Foundation Poll found that 60% of American adults experience sleep problems at some point in their lives. Chiropractic treatments help improve blood flow in patients, which is crucial for great sleep.

10. You want to live a more Health Conscious Life: If you want to live a more health conscious life, or just want to be more aware of how to best take care of your body, your chiropractor is an excellent source of information.

If you can relate to any of the signs mentioned above, its time to pick up the phone and contact Fletcher Chiropractic.

Fall Sports and the Chiropractor

Fall sports season is here. This is a vulnerable time for young student-athletes, especially for multi-sport student-athletes. While teenagers might think they’re invincible, constantly moving from one sport to another with minimal rest and intense practices can lead to overuse injuries and misalignments. Some people may not be interested in becoming life-long chiropractic patients, but the beginning of a new season is the perfect time for athletes to periodically stop into the chiropractor’s office for an adjustment.

Young athletes are more susceptible to injury

Fixing misalignments is especially important for athletes during puberty. Teenagers experience the second fastest rate of growth during these years, with the fastest during infancy to early childhood. Throughout puberty, bones solidify, muscles bulge, and formerly cartilage-filled growth plates harden into bone. Problematic misalignments can cause lasting effects if they impede on a teenagers growth.

Not only do the growth rates intensify, but the sports do too. Most athletes kick their sports up a level when they enter high school, while others are just starting. In addition, this is when young athletes start to show who is capable of advancement to play at even higher levels, such as collegiate or even professional. Those athletes will increase their intensity for the opportunity while their less intense teammates are on the receiving end. Whether your athlete is a next-level player or not, all will experience the heightened intensity.

Pain is often the last cue of a misalignment; it’s your body’s reaction to a problem. Taking that a step further, a pain in a specific region of the body might be caused by a hindrance in a different area; if there is stress in one area, your body will compensate in another. Chiropractors recognize that and treat the body as a whole to help cover each region to fix the pain-inflicting misalignment.

Helps athletes gain an edge.

According to the American Chiropractic Association, “Experts estimate that 90 percent of all world-class athletes use chiropractic care to prevent injuries and increase their performance potential.  All National Football League (NFL) teams rely on DCs in varying capacities, and 77 percent of athletic trainers have referred players to a chiropractor for evaluation or treatment.”

Chiropractic care can enhance muscular function, body control, coordination, mobility, and mechanics. An athlete’s musculoskeletal system plays a major role in all activities. Misalignments can hinder bodily function such as strength, speed, mechanics, and can even lead to injury. These misalignments can cause certain muscles to work more or less, causing strain and overuse injuries.

Growing Pains

Even if your child chooses to focus on the academic route and shys away from athletics, their body still goes through immense changes. Teenagers do not always carry themselves with optimal posture and every teenager is still likely to be active outside of school, whether it be biking or simply horsing around with friends. No matter their athletic abilities, they still have loads of energy that needs to be spent. Misalignments are bound to happen during these periods of rapid growth, some can even lead to headaches that interfere with academic performance. You should strongly consider bringing your student into the chiropractor if they experience frequent headaches or are struggling with growing pains.

Other ways to stay healthy

Weight management. Children and adults should strive to maintain a healthy weight. The extra weight and force on the joints can leave people more vulnerable to injury. Extra weight requires the musculoskeletal system to bear more weight and force than it’s equipped to handle.

Warm-Up before engaging in any sort of activity. Whether it be sports, gardening, or any physical activity, take some time to activate your muscles and blood flow by stretching for 5 to 10 minutes. Spending these few extra minutes to warm up will help prevent injury and even prevent soreness the next day, especially if you stretch before and after the activity.

Stretch throughout the day, in between classes or whenever you have been sitting for a long time. Immobile muscles affect range of motion and can lead to misalignments. Taking time to periodical stretch and work on mobility is an effective measure for preventing misalignments and injury.

Rest. While many collegiate and professional athletes talk about “taking no days off,” please take some days off, at least physically. Rest is a vital part of every exercise regime as it gives time for your body to recover from the physical toll it’s taken. Make sure an athlete takes a few days off from physical activities and spends a day or two a week out of the weight room and off the field. Maybe utilize these days to watch tape of themselves or other athletes to improve their technique. That’s one way to take a day off physically, while still taking no days off of their game.

Our Homemade Salsa Recipe

Summer is coming to an end, along with the gardening season so a good way to finish up the garden is making salsa.   A staple in our house through out the year is canned salsa but today, we thought we would share our fresh salsa recipe with you!

 

You need the following:

1/2 White Onion

1 Cilantro bundle

Few Jalapenos (Optional)

1 Lime

10-15 Roma Tomatoes

1-2 Green Peppers

1 glove of Garlic

 

Step 1.  Submerge the tomatoes in boiling water for 30-60 seconds followed by an ice bath.   Then remove skins then core and remove seeds from tomatoes.

Step 2.   Chop up Onions, Peppers, Jalapenos, garlic, and cilantro into fine pieces.  Roughly a quarter of an inch.

Step 3.   Add everything you chopped up from step 2 and add tomatoes from step 1 into a blender.   Pulse for 15-30 seconds depending on your desired texture of salsa.

Step 4.   Cut lime and add juice to salsa.

Step 5.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow for thickening.

 

Then enjoy your salsa!   Keep in mind that this is fresh salsa and not canned salsa.

 

What is acupuncture? How does it work?

Closeup of hand performing acupuncture therapy on customer's back at salonYou have seen it in movies and commercials, and some think it looks painful. Even if you have never tried acupuncture before, you know there are many benefits. If one thing is for sure, you’ve probably wondered at some point, “What is acupuncture?”

Acupuncture stems from traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture as a practice dates back to the Han Dynasty of 100 BC, according to records, but was likely utilized before then. Today’s practice evolved past its ancient origins and modernized significantly.

Acupuncture is a unique system of techniques that treats its patients by stimulating points in the body, often with very thin needles, and helps encourage the body to heal naturally. Ancient acupuncture philosophy states when the flow of energy—called “qi (pronounced chee)—is blocked or hindered, pain and illness occur.

Acupuncture has shown to be a proven treatment option for pain and certain illnesses. The World Health Organization recognizes a list of diseases, symptoms and conditions which acupuncture is an effective treatment based on controlled trials. Here’s a list of some of the more common and known diseases listed:

  • Low-back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis/Knee Pain
  • Headache

So how does acupuncture work?

Most acupuncture points are located on or near the surface of the skin. The acupuncturist will insert a very fine needle 1/4 of an inch to an inch deep into these acupuncture points. Needless acupuncture and electrical stimulation are used on children to avoid puncturing their skin.

Ancient acupuncturists were on to something with “qi.” One hypothesis states when the needles stimulate the nerves, sending signals to the brain that release mood-boosting chemicals into throughout the body. The body is electric by the way cells communicate with each other. Endorphins are the body’s natural pain-killing chemicals and affect the areas of the brain controlling serotonin. These pain-killing chemicals actually block the pain messages, with other regulatory effects as well, like improving mood.

An acupuncturist will adjust the needles and apply heat, electrical stimulation, or herbs, throughout the 10 to 30-minute session. The adjustments help target the acupuncture points and nerves in different ways and at angles.

Does acupuncture it hurt?

The needles are much thinner than injection or sewing needles, but you will still feel a slight prick.  Afterward, you may experience some bruising and soreness, but this will subside shortly as acupuncture is one of the safer treatment options available. One major benefit of acupuncture is the only side effect is soreness, whereas drugs can carry a list of adverse side effects. In addition, the chance of infection from the needles is eliminated due to regulatory guidelines that require acupuncturist to only use new, sterile needles—just like doctors.

What should I do after an acupuncture treatment?

Bring a friend to drive you home after the first session, as acupuncture tends to have a calming effect. Gauge your feelings after and decide if a friend is necessary for the next sessions. The number of sessions needed depends on a patient’s condition, but one session is not enough. Generally speaking, most treatments plans are around 10 sessions for three months.

If you would like additional information on acupuncture, call Fletcher Chiropractic, or reach out to us online.

Chiropractic Care for Kids and Pregnant Women

While many adults routinely visit the chiropractor or make an appointment after injury, many people are unaware that chiropractic care can have a positive impact on women who are pregnant, children, and infants. Chiropractors are trained to help in all stages of life. Women who are pregnant, children, and infants can all benefit tremendously from chiropractic care. Not knowing this information can cause people to stray away when they need it the most.

Chiropractic care is the science and art of realigning misaligned joints. Your spine is a central point of your nervous system. It houses an abundance of nerves which extend throughout the rest of your body. A misaligned spine can cause issues in your back and throughout the rest of your body. For instance, the source of your shoulder or leg pain might actually be coming from your spinal column. Chiropractic care helps reset the misalignments, discs, and nerves with conservative, non-drug related treatment.

Benefits for women who are pregnant

It is apparent that a woman experiences significant changes in her body both during and after pregnancy. As the pelvis slowly prepares for delivery, the spine shifts with your center of gravity; the hips, spine and the body’s lower extremities must bear the additional weight. Misalignments are bound to happen and chiropractic care can actually benefit a pregnancy in many ways.

Women who are pregnant might refrain from chiropractic care out of fear of complicating pregnancy. However, chiropractors take special care with their expecting patients and utilize different techniques to avoid applying pressure onto the abdomen. In addition, chiropractors also use specialized tables that also removes most pressure off of the abdomen during the realignment process.

Spinal adjustments during pregnancy can alleviate lower back pain, realign your spine, and take a tremendous amount of pressure off your hips. This, coupled with pelvic realignments—such as the Webster technique—can help with moms comfort level AND assist with your baby-to-be’s shift into birthing position. This can reduce your risk of pregnancy and birthing complications, and can potentially speed up labor as well.

Benefits for children

Chiropractors know a child’s frame is more fragile than adults. Their bones are not fully solidified and their cartilage and growth plates are still soft and developing. While developing cartilage is more susceptible to damage, misaligned joints and bones can become problematic when they solidify. Misalignments are a guarantee when you consider the incredible amount of growth that children experience and their seemingly endless activity levels.

So, it bears repeating – chiropractors know children aren’t little adults! This means that they use significantly less force, if any, to realign a child. One technique for fixing a child’s misalignments is to mobile the area, pace the child in a relaxed position and let the joint reset itself. Fixing these misalignments can help your child move easier and help prevent future problems.

Benefits for infants

Like children, parents might stray away from taking their infant to the chiropractor because of the assumed force involved. Like children, chiropractors know infants are delicate and utilize safe and effective techniques with practically no force.

An infant can experience multiple benefits from a visit to the chiropractor. The womb is not exactly a spacious place, misalignments can happen as the baby shifts into the birthing position, and the birthing process itself can cause unforeseen issues as well. Also, you might notice your baby favoring one side or the other while learning early motor skills. This could be a sign of an immobility caused by their rapid growth or everyday activities.

If you are still unsure whether or not to your child or infant to the chiropractor or scared it may harm your pregnancy, please don’t hesitate to consult with your doctor, chiropractor, or your child’s pediatrician.

Back Pain and Chiropractic Care

In a radio interview with the eHealth Radio Network, Dr. William Lauretti, media spokesperson at the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and Associate Professor at New York Chiropractic College, explained to listeners that the American College of Physicians (ACP) updated their guidelines for acute and chronic low-back pain.

The new guidelines emphasize the use of conservative treatment for low-back pain before moving on to drug treatments. Specifically, the guidelines recommend the first steps in treating back pain should be heat, soft tissue massage, acupuncture and spinal adjustments, strongly discouraging the use of opiate drugs.

The move comes as the number of opiate overdose deaths in the United States continues to climb and caused the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to declare opiate abuse a public health emergency and announced a 5-point strategy to combat the crisis.

In 2016, over 60,000 people died from opiate-related overdose U.S. DHHS estimated 11.5 million people misused prescribed opiates in that same year, contributing to 17,087 deaths. Drug overdose deaths have increased drastically over the past decade, most opiate-related. Experts hypothesize the crisis played a role in the decline of U.S. life expectancy in the previous two years.

It’s important to note: the leading causes of death in the U.S. have remained unchanged, with heart disease and cancer deaths significantly leading the charge.

The ACA recently adopted the new ACP guidelines for the treatment of low-back pain as chiropractic care covers conservative treatment such as soft tissue therapy, acupuncture and spinal adjustments.

How does conservative treatment help?

Spinal Manipulation

Spinal manipulation restores joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force to joints that have become restricted in movement. This immobility is due to a tissue buildup caused by repairs to a single instance of trauma or repetitive stresses. Adjusting that tissue restores it to normalcy and helps the injured tissues heal.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture improves numerous health conditions, including back pain. The thin needles are inserted in mapped out areas of the body located on or near the surface of the skin. These areas indicate where the electrical sensitivity in the body can be treated. By targeting these points in the body, the acupuncture process alters biomechanics in the body to improve its natural healing process.

Soft Tissue Therapy

Muscles and tissues get damaged as you use them throughout the day. Scar tissue slowly builds up to repair these damaged tissues and also repairs tissues damaged from minor tweaks, pulls and strains. Over time, this scar tissue accumulates, limiting mobility and often causing pain and discomfort. Soft tissue therapy breaks down built-up scar tissue to properly heal, alleviate pain and increase your mobility.

Other tips to prevent back pain

  • Maintain a healthy diet and weight
  • Remain active
  • Avoid prolonged inactivity
  • Warm up and stretch before physical activity
  • Keep proper posture
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Do not bend at the hips when picking up objects. Use your legs.

At any given time, 31 million Americans are affected by back pain. Fletcher Chiropractic offers multiple treatments to alleviate your low-back pain. Schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 402.261.5766 for additional information.

Sources

https://ehealthradio.podbean.com/e/new-guidelines-on-low-back-pain-recommend-use-of-non-drug-treatments-first-before-medications/

https://www.hhs.gov/opioids/about-the-epidemic/index.html

https://www.acatoday.org/Patients/Health-Wellness-Information/Back-Pain-Facts-and-Statistics

Headaches and Chiropractic Care

Headaches happen to all of us, but some are more severe than others and might require more than a dose of Advil to ease the pain. Did you know that there is another option to combat dull, throbbing, and debilitating pain that doesn’t require popping open a pill bottle or lying down in a dark room? I’m referring to chiropractic care.

Chiropractic care is an ideal treatment for anyone suffering from reoccurring headaches. One of the most common chiropractic treatments, spinal manipulation, is a proven and effective option for treating headaches and migraines.

What Triggers Headaches?

Headaches are caused by a number of different things. Certain foods, stress, environmental factors, excessive exercise, fluctuations in blood sugar, lack of sleep, and caffeine withdrawal are just a few common headache triggers. While about 5% of headaches can be linked to other physical problems or diseases in the body, most can be classified as tension, cluster, or migraine headaches caused by tension in the neck, scalp and upper back. Unfortunately, more people than ever before are beginning to report instances of muscle tension in their shoulders, neck, and scalp, largely because more people are engaging in sedentary activities. For example, many people work in office settings where they’re spending upwards of eight hours sitting in a chair in front of a computer. Doing that day in and day out can lead to tension buildup resulting in headaches.

 

How Can Chiropractic Care Help?

While taking occasional breaks from sitting in front of a computer or other sedentary tasks like reading and sewing can certainly help alleviate any tension and muscle aches, nothing beats a trip to the chiropractor. Chiropractors have the training and knowledge needed to help address the individual needs of their patients. Experienced chiropractors know how tension can affect the body and offer a variety of options to help alleviate your headache pain, including:

  • Chiropractic adjustments and spinal manipulations to alleviate stress
  • Dietary and nutritional recommendations to help alleviate reoccurring headaches
  • Advice on relaxation techniques, exercises, ergonomics, and posture to help alleviate joint pain and muscle tension

Give Fletcher Chiropractic a call to see how we can help you address and overcome the root cause of your headaches. We’ll help you to enjoy life without the pain that comes with headaches.

About the Triton DTS TRT Therapy Table

If you’re looking for a tool to help improve patient comfort for spinal therapy procedures, then the Triton DTS TRT Spine Therapy Table is for you. This useful and functional table is used for both traction and spinal decompression therapy. Spinal decompression therapy or traction is a procedure that stretches a patient’s spine with the help of a traction table. During the process, any pressure is lifted from the spinal discs, allowing herniated or bulging discs to retract, alleviating pressure from nerves and other parts of the spine that may be causing pain. The end goal of the procedure is to alleviate leg or back pain. This can also be used for various other conditions such as joint issues, spondylosis, spondylithesis, sciatica,  and other spine complaints.

Anyone who has experienced reoccurring back pain knows how much it can disrupt day-to-day activities. They usually feel “compressed” in a way.  More chiropractors and other healthcare professionals are beginning to explore therapies like spinal decompression therapy or traction as an effective therapy.   The Triton DTS TRT Spine Therapy Table could help more patients live pain-free lives. So what makes this table so popular compared to other spinal therapy tables?

Triton DTS TRT Spine Therapy Table Features

The Triton DTS TRT Spine Therapy Table boasts a variety of features that help it stand apart from the rest. For starters, the table has a newly designed pelvic tilt area that is capable of inclining a patient’s pelvis from zero degrees to 20 degrees. Not only does this improve a patient’s comfort, but the table also alleviates lower back pain by addressing pelvic asymmetry. It also improves the function of a patient’s lumbar spine, alleviating pain and discomfort even more.

Another great feature of this table is that it offers better access to the thoracic and cervical spine. The arm and chest sections can be adjusted and the head section can tilt 35 degrees. The grab bars, which can be adjusted or tucked away, allow for hanging traction without the need for thoracic restraints. In addition, the table allows for improved patient stability thanks to its axilla posts, which are also removable and are designed to prevent a patient from slipping during therapy. Other features include:

Lockable casters

Easy access controls when positioning a patient

Wide cushions for added patient comfort

Adjustable height controls

Safety switch to stop machine by patient

Computer that controls the traction using different protocols

 

Spring Training

With a bit of disciplined (but not difficult) preparation and thought, you should be able to start your outdoor spring training without strains, sprains, or tears. To begin, what are the differences between strains and sprains? A strain is an injury to tissue that connects muscle to bone, while a sprain is an injury to a ligament that connects bones at a joint. Both injuries share similar causes, with symptoms occurring when a muscle, tendon, or a ligament is stretched or torn. (https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/sprains-and-strains)

When winter passes and the weather begins to warm up, athletic enthusiasm or cabin-fever motivation sometimes overtakes common sense approaches to the physical transitions of our bodies between seasons. Whether you’re training for marathons, or just looking forward to leisurely hikes as soon as the weather is warm enough to ditch the multiple layers of clothing, keep these tips in mind to help avoid spring injuries that otherwise may haunt you well into the summer.

  1. Winter boots and sandals are different!  Winter footwear provides way more support for your feet and ankles.  Your feet have spent roughly six cold months in cozy, warm supported environment.   Shocking them suddenly with sandals (or similar unsupportive footwear), can lead to minor strains or more serious issues like plantar fasciitis.   Transition gently to your running shoes and other less binding daily footwear and don’t over-train on your first few days out.
  2. Shin splints, and other issues, are typically caused when physical activity is suddenly increased.  So pay particular attention to warm-up stretches that ease your calves, shins, ankles and Achilles tendon into workout routines.  Roll your foot over a foam roller or a frozen water bottle to add flexibility and ease sore arches. https://www.verywellfit.com/how-to-prevent-and-treat-shin-splints-3432863
  3. Be aware of your stride.   Ultimately, you’ll go faster by pushing off more with your back leg, so practice your pace with longer stride in back and shorter in front.
  4. Walking shoes should have flexible soles and low heels.   Running shoes should be replaced at least every 500 miles.
  5. Once you’ve eased yourself into a gentle pre-season warmup routine, you should be good to go into your full season training.  However, if something begins to hurt more than the basic soreness of training, take at least three-day break from your training routine.  If the pain isn’t alleviated after three days of rest, consider having it looked at by a professional.

Although there are cautionary measures that can be taken to prevent sprains and strains, these injuries remain purely accidental. One can be caught off guard by a fall, an unusual twist of the knee or arm, a recent injury, or by lifting heavy objects. Unfortunately, winter can lead into the spring months with injuries due to adverse weather conditions and participation in winter sports. Thankfully, there are helpful steps you can take to treat sprains and strains as you step into spring. For immediate care of minor injuries, the Mayo Clinic recommends that you try the R.I.C.E. approach – rest, ice, compression, and elevation. (https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sprains-and-strains/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20377943)

  • Rest – Avoid activity that causes any pressure or pain on the injured area. However, this does not mean you have to forego physical activity completely. Exercise is acceptable as long as you avoid using the affected joint or ligament.
  • Ice – Even if you intend to seek medical help, you should apply ice to the area immediately. This can be done using an ice pack or a bath of ice and water for 15-20 minutes each time, repeated every 2-3 hours while awake in the first few days post-injury.
  • Compression – Compress the injury with an elastic wrap to reduce swelling, wrapping at the farthest end from your heart. However, be careful to avoid wrapping it too tightly so that it does not inhibit circulation. Loosen the bandage if pain, numbness, or swelling occur below the wrapped area.
  • Elevation – To reduce swelling, place the injured area on a pillow in order to elevate it above the heart.

Along with these methods, over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen can be used to reduce pain and inflammation in strains and sprains. However, if your symptoms are moderate to severe, you may need physical therapy, or even surgery, to repair the muscle, tendon, or ligament. You can confirm a diagnosis by scheduling an appointment with a trusted medical provider. In particular, chiropractic care can be considered more cost-effective than the traditional medicine approach to spinal and joint pain.

The doctors of Fletcher Chiropractic are trained in a variety of different techniques to help serve our clients. For more information about how the doctors at Fletcher Chiropractic can help to relieve your pain, treat your condition, and improve your overall health, visit our online patient center, or contact us here.

Resolve To Have a Better Back in 2018

Every year people start making their resolutions. Some choose to save more money, to start exercising, or to hit the gym. Why not make 2018 the year of the healthy back? A lot of people complain about back pain and then do nothing about it. Here are a few tips to get your back into shape and eliminate back pain in 2018:

Ergonomics

One of the top things you can do for your back health is to set up an ergonomic workstation. Sitting all day is bad for your back, so sitting up straight, changing positions frequently, and getting up and walking around is essential for a healthy back. When sitting make sure your feet are flat on the floor, knees and hips level, sit up and keep the spine straight, adjust any computer screen to be at eye level and keep your monitor at arm’s length. 

Stay active

Staying active is key to having a healthy back and a healthy life. Make a point to exercise at least 30 mins a day, 3 times a week.

Watch your mobile device usage

With smartphones and tablets, more and more people are complaining about neck and back pain. This is because people are constantly looking down at their phones! When possible, sit up when using mobile devices and keep them at chest or eye level. This will prevent neck and back strain from staring down all day.

Hold your kids correctly!

When you have small kids, they always want to be held. While they seem small they can be surprisingly heavy and put stress on your body! When picking up your kids bend and waist, and lift with your legs, not your back (sound familiar?). If you carry your child on one side with one arm, alternate sides frequently to avoid straining one side of your body. If your baby is still breastfeeding or bottle feeding, prop a pillow under your arm for comfortable feeding times.

Make 2018 the year you have a healthy back! If you get chiropractic care and stick to some of these simple guidelines, you will be amazed how great your back will feel, and as a result, your whole body will feel amazing!

Contact

Fletcher Chiropractic
Phone: 402-261-5766
Fax: 402-261-5943

Lincoln Location
4300 S 48th St Suite 7
Lincoln, NE 68516

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Valparaiso, NE 68065

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