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Common Everyday Contributors to Neck Pain

Most of us know that neck pain can certainly result from a one-time injury, but neck pain is most commonly the result of the routines we live out each day. Everyday wear and tear is a huge factor in neck and back pain -- it's no wonder.

Below, Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center goes over a few common contributors that might be causing your neck pain.

Using Your Phone Too Much

When we look at our phones, most of us hold it on our near our laps with our necks craned downward, which is a horrible position for our neck. Looking at your phone less and trying to hold it more at eye level (as awkward as that sounds) is a good way to counteract this trend.

Tension/Anxiety

Tension and anxiety can get you all jammed up in more ways than one, resulting in physical discomfort, like neck pain, back pain, and headaches.

Too Much Time in the Car

Our cars are pivotal in getting us around, but many aren't designed with our neck, spine, and back in mind. Too many hours each week in the car can certainly cause neck and back pain.

Chiropractic treatment is a great way to deal with neck pain, tension, joint pain, back pain, headaches, insomnia, and more. Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today to schedule your consultation for drug-free pain relief.

Fall Wellness Check-In

As the summer season comes to a close and fall begins to commence, it's a great time to check-in with yourself to see how your wellness goals for the year are going. 

Below, Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center goes over a few measures you can take to make sure you're still on track to achieve your 2019 health and wellness goals.

Where Are You Excelling?

Take a look at what you're killing it at and make sure to stay inspired and continue to push yourself. To continue to augment our strengths is a great goal to keep in mind.

Where Have You Been Slacking?

Whether it's that yoga class you've been avoiding or that morning meditation practice that seems so elusive, take an honest look at where you can improve and do so!

How Do You Feel?

If you're pushing yourself more physically and eating healthier, you should begin to feel changes. Make note of what is working for you and do lots of that.

Another great way to check-in with yourself is to schedule an appointment with Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center. We have a long track record of helping patients from all walks of life stay healthy and active.

Ergonomics Checklist

Is your home and/or office setup optimized for the sake of your health and wellness? Many times our injuries are due to repetitive stress. We might throw our back out one day, but that can be the result of sustained abuse due to poor posture, which might not totally be the fault of the individual.

Designers encouraged to boost profits aren't facing much pressure to improve designs of everyday items like chairs, beds, car seating, etc. However, many companies and manufacturers of ergonomic products have your back! Below is a handy-dandy checklist to ensure you're crossing off all the boxes when it comes to ergonomics.

What is Your Chair Situation?

Make sure you have an ergonomic chair that has you sitting with perfect posture. Chairs with neck and back support are the best way to go if you're sitting for long periods of time at work. Make sure your chair is also height-adjustable to ensure both feet can sit flat on the floor in front of you. The idea is to keep perfect posture in a sustained fashion.

Elevate Your Desk

Elevating desks are all the rage these days and rightfully so. Switching it up at work is always a good idea to reduce tension and wear and tear. There are standing desk converter setups that make it easy to install an elevating desk in your home or workplace.

Ergonomics Head to Toe

Just like you want to optimize your desk and chair for your back and neck, give your feet a little love by springing for footpads and/or travel foot massagers (preferably noiseless!). Studies are showing that ergonomic foot pads can significantly reduce joint pain and lower back pain.

If you have any questions about how to set up your work and home setup for the benefit of your neck, back, and joints, contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today to schedule your consultation.

Fitting Chiropractic Care into Your Wellness Routine

As people start to hone in on their wellness routine and really make the critical tweaks that help them get the very best results, it becomes more and more important to invest time and resources into what really works. Some active folks are on the fence about whether or not they need chiropractic treatments due to the fact that chiropractic treatment is generally seen as something that injured patients or patients more advanced in age exclusively benefit from.

However, many of the world's most active athletes, not to mention those who simply use fitness to stay in shape, use chiropractic treatments for a distinct mental and physical edge.

Chiropractic as Active Recovery

On one of your off days this month, try visiting the chiropractor to gain benefits like drug-free pain relief, increased range of motion, achieve a higher quality of sleep, reduce depression, and address wear and tear on your joints. Chiropractic treatments offer a host of benefits beyond back pain treatment and relief.

Work with Your Chiropractor

Let your chiropractor know about your daily routine and your wellness routine so they can give you professional input and help you zero in on a diet and a wellness routine that gets the best out of you.

Keep Your Spine in Line

Your neck and your spine experience a significant amount of tension and wear and tear, both from work and from your active lifestyle. Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today to learn more about how chiropractic treatments can complement your wellness routine.

What is Active Recovery?

When many of us take days off from work and strenuous activity, we might be inclined to think that gives us an excuse to do nothing. Many of us spend our off days eating the types of foods we shouldn't while sitting in front of the television binge-watching the latest hot TV show.

However, it's a much better idea to demand a little more out of yourself. On your days off you have an opportunity to engage in active recovery!

More on Active Recovery

Active recovery has to do with the idea of using your off days from working out to do less strenuous, yet still productive activities. There are multitudes of activities you can engage in that won't push your body too hard, so the next day you'll still be able to get after it like you intend to.

Active Recovery Examples

If you're wondering what counts as active recovery, we'll go over that for you right now! Hiking, taking a yoga class, taking a nature walk, or maybe even a casual dip in the pool are all activities that can be considered active recovery.

Chiropractic Care and Active Recovery

You don't have to save going to the chiropractor just for when you're in pain or feeling injured. You can actually combine chiropractic treatments with an active lifestyle to help your body function at optimum capacity, not to mention help you better recover from your workouts.

Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today to schedule your consultation.

Chiropractic for Cage Fighters

In observance of UFC 242 Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center would like to go over a few ways that chiropractic treatments can benefit the cage fighter/MMA fighter in particular.

If you train in any sort of martial art there's a good chance that you experience pain as one of the many results of your efforts. If you decided to stop training and fully heal every time you had an ache or pain, you'd likely never advance in skill and knowledge at your craft. Chiropractic treatments are a great companion to any sort of active lifestyle because they provide effective drug-free pain relief and help keep you in the game longer.

Increase Your Range of Motion

Chiropractic treatments alongside stretching (preferably yoga) will help increase your flexibility and range of motion. You'll be able to land shots and evade shots that you couldn't before. You'll be far more adaptable to the many changes that can occur once the fight is underway.

Boost Brain Function

Your spine has an intimate relationship with your central nervous system and when your spine gets jammed up, so do the communication channels between your body and your brain. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to boost cognitive function, which will increase your fight IQ.

Work Out the Kinks

Chiropractic treatments aim to have your body, your mind, and many other major systems that help you operate functioning at optimum capacity. Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today to schedule your consultation.