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As we get older, years and decades of mechanical stress may lead to deterioration of joints, ligaments, and tendons. This degenerative process, commonly known as arthritis, primarily affects weight-bearing joints such as the hips and knees and those found in the lumbar spine. The shoulder, too, is especially prone to undergo arthritic changes owing to its extreme mobility.
Degenerative disorders of the shoulder typically involve the rotator cuff. A lot of people think that shoulder surgery is the only option.
Good news! That is not always the case! For many people, chronic shoulder pain can be reduced by engaging in specific activites/exercises to increase range of motion. Your chiropractor is experienced in injury rehabilitation and will be able to help you design an effective flexibility and strengthening program for improved shoulder function.
Everyone is aware of the extremely high cost of most health care services. These costs can be measured not only in cash outlays, but also in time spent at a doctor's office. Waiting times can often be an hour or more for a comprehensive physical examination at a family physician's or internist's office. If you have a problem that requires same-day attention, the waiting time at a local hospital emergency room is open-ended and can easily range into several hours or more.
It's well-known that one-third of American adults are overweight and an additional one-third are obese.1 In addition, 17% of U.S. children and adolescents are obese.2Worldwide statistics are similar. These facts are strongly associated with ongoing epidemics in diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Diabetes may cause loss of vision, kidney problems, and loss of circulation in the legs and feet. Cardiovascular disease includes high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attacks. Being overweight or obese may cause diseases which require lifelong treatment. Personal action is needed to begin to restore good health, but it's important to understand the specific nature of the actions to take.op Two Tips for Achieving your Ideal Weight
We usually don't think of our bodies in terms of their being "smart." For example, we walk to the corner store without giving a single thought to the complex mechanics involved in getting there and back. But behind the scenes there's plenty going on and your body's "IQ" has a lot to do with your success in accomplishing everyday tasks.
Proprioception is one of those background physical processes that make up your body's total IQ.
According to government figures, 96% of children in the UK do not get enough fruit and vegetables in their diet, and in the US and Canada, children are eating less than half of what the government recommends. This is a major problem.
Studies show that the human body responds to genetically modified foods by gainining weight!
How do you tell if you have genetically modified foods in your home and what can you do about it?
Frankenfoods, as they are called by GM food critics, are probably already in your kitchen and an estimated 75% of foods in US grocery stores contain genetically modified foods!
No one can deny that industrialization has created quite a few conveniences. No one wants to go back to the day of the buggy, and give up our comfortable cars. But along with those modern day conveniences have come modern day health hazards. The worst of these being those that are toxic to ourselves and our children.
You've taken the time to buy really fresh vegetables, to dice them up into a delicious mix so that you and your family can eat healthier and feel better. However, the decision of what oil to cook them in is equally important. The wrong cooking oil can turn a healthy mix of fresh vegetables into an unhealthy mix of mush.
You'll probably never see your five or six-year-old bend over to pick up a toy and freeze in pain saying, "Oh, my back went out again." Spinal degenerations and vertebral subluxations that cause that kind of pain will generally not appear in children - but it started there.
We tend to make our decisions based on what we're told by our healthcare providers is best for our families. So, what do we do when science starts proving what we've been told for more than 50 years may be wrong?
Sometimes it seems with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season that we forget the purpose: that it’s about family and fellowship. We get so wrapped up in, well, the wrapping, that we forget there’s more to it than giving and receiving gifts.
Organization, cleaning and purging have become catch phrases for TV shows and news articles. It’s no longer something hidden in the closet, literally, but is now out in the open and becoming almost a fad. De-clutter your life and be happier, safer and sane. Really? Maybe it’s just a matter of having a little more time and space. Regardless of your reasons, here are some helpful ways to cut out the clutter.
Typically when someone mentions "chiropractic" it brings to mind thoughts of back or neck pain, perhaps the result of an auto accident or a work-related injury; but there is so much more to chiropractic care.
Thomas Edison once said, "The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease," and this truly sums up the goal of wellness chiropractic care. Not to be "anti-medicine," but to assist patients in living a lifestyle that will rarely, if ever, require it.
We know that the process of cooking vegetables destroys the valuable micronutrients by altering their shape and chemical composition; but is it possible to eat enough raw vegetables to get the nutrition that our body needs? That’s where juicing comes in.
Everyday we face choices. Even ordering water at a restaurant can be complicated with sparkling or still, lemon or not, room temperature or chilled… you get the idea. Maybe sometimes we might appreciate having a few decisions taken out of our hands. Maybe it might be nice to just sit back and let someone else make a few of the hard choices for us. Or maybe not.
Modern day medicine suggests that if you’re not sick then you’re well. The Family Wellness Chiropractor knows better. A lack of obvious symptoms of illness does not mean that you and your family are healthy.