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.
Plantar Fasciitis – more simply referred to as “heel pain” – is a foot injury that affects the ligament that runs from the heel to the toes (known as the plantar fascia). Most commonly caused by overuse, strain or inflammation, this condition can become very painful if left untreated.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (or CPT) is a common and painful hand condition that currently affects at least 5% of the working population.
Sciatica is one of the most common symptoms of acute or chronic back pain. It develops from irritation of the sciatic nerve, the widest and longest nerve in the human body. The sciatic nerve begins in the lower back, runs through the buttock, down the back of the leg and eventually branches into smaller nerves that run to the ankle and foot. It’s main job is to communicate with the cells in the upper and lower leg.
If you are a serious athlete, you know the importance of practicing for your sport. After all, a runner wouldn’t attempt a marathon without training and a weightlifter wouldn’t perform a max lift without warming up (at least we hope). But while many athletes understand the importance of preparation, the value of recovery is sometimes overlooked.