As parents we’ve almost all been there: it’s the middle of the night and your child wakes you up to let you know they’ve wet the bed. What should be your last few hours of sleep are now spent changing sheets and drying mattresses. Not only that but your child is embarrassed and frustrated – they don’t understand why this keeps happening.
Anyone who has experienced infantile colic knows how stressful it can be for both parent and baby. Defined as uncontrolled crying or difficulty soothing, colic affects 1 in every 5 infants. While it can present itself anywhere between birth or 24 weeks, it typically peaks around 3 to 6 weeks of age.
Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is an injury that causes inflammation of the “IT” band – the flexible fascia that runs down the outside of your thigh. When this band becomes tight, it can rub repeatedly against the surrounding tissue causing friction that ultimately results in pain outside of the knee.Read More
Here is an interesting fact for you: according to a study conducted on behalf of Cooper Tire, the average American spends around 8.5 hours driving per week.¹ With that much time spent on the road, it is no wonder that there is an average of 16,438 car crashes in the United States per day. And while some of these crashes may seem minor – like a mid-morning fender bender in slow-moving, rush hour traffic – it is important not to underestimate the impact that an auto collision can have on your body.
Recently, we discussed the power of posture and the important role that it plays in a person’s overall wellness. But what about babies? After all, they are only little humans who are just beginning their development. If they can’t sit up or stand yet, what part does the spine have to play?
Take a moment and think about this: how many hours a day do you spend on some type of screen? It could be a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone or any other type of connected device.
For the average person, the answer is a lot. In 2019, smartphones alone accounted for 2 hours, 55 minutes a day (on average). If you add in the time spent on a computer at work – more than 40% of Americans report using a computer at work for at least 4 hours per day – then we are suddenly talking about more than half of your day spent using some type of device.
According to The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, more than 60 million Americans are affected by some type of digestive disease. From chronic constipation to irritable bowel syndrome, digestive issues are becoming more and more prevalent in our country.
And while many may think the only solution is to turn to over-the-counter or prescription medication, these drugs are actually only addressing the symptoms… not the underlying cause. Luckily, many people have found that chiropractic care can help them!
Did you know that your spine is meant to naturally absorb physical stress and tension? The purpose: to keep the nervous system – our body’s communication superhighway – safe and effective. As the main protector of the spinal cord, the human spine plays an integral part in how you heal, function and, ultimately, how healthy you are.¹
This means that your posture directly affects your overall wellness.
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (“PFPS”) is a condition that affects the area in which the lower thigh bone (femur) meets the patella tendon, resulting in pain around and under the kneecap. Often called “runner’s knee” because it is common in athletes, it ranks among the most common type of knee pain.