Summer is here, and for many of us, it’s time for barbecues and pool parties. Swimming isn’t just a way to cool off; it’s also considered a great source of exercise. Those more dedicated to the practice may find themselves swimming year-round in indoor pools. While swimming has clear health benefits, like all forms of exercise, it is not without risk. Thousands of people a year experience injuries related to swimming. Because of all the
Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine, typically diagnosed when a person is in their teens. It is often responsive to treatment but can progress with age. In the same way, some things can make scoliosis worse. Is one of those your golf swing? As we roll into Family Golf Month, now is a good time to take on the subject. Can You Play Golf with Scoliosis? Yes, you most certainly can. Exactly how to
Congratulations! You decided to add a new baby to your life, and now you’re trying to make sure you do everything right. You’re eating right, getting the exercise the doctor recommended, and feeling pretty good. But can you still see your chiropractor? Chances are, the answer is yes, but always consult with your doctor to be sure in case a specific reason suggests otherwise. Is Seeing a Chiropractor Safe During Pregnancy? Yes, in fact, prenatal
With the countless things parents need to know about their kids’ development, it can be incredibly daunting to think about. Between school, sports, making friends, and of course, their health. Many medical conditions can develop over time, and they all need to be properly monitored and handled.
Most of us jump in the car, check the mirrors, and drive off without ever thinking about whether our driving posture is ergonomically correct. But after driving for just a couple of hours, back pain is often the first sign that we are doing it wrong. Can Driving Cause Lower Back Pain? Sadly, very few car manufacturers are studying ergonomics when designing car seats. And the few that do are not necessarily adjusting for differences
Whether it’s overexerting yourself in the garden, overdoing it during weekend sports, or just general aches and pains, we often default to a hot bath to soak away the pain. There’s also a whole industry of products promising relief if added to a hot bath. Do they really work? And does a hot bath help with pain or make things worse?
One of the many wonderful things about chiropractic care is that it involves much more than just spinal manipulation or easing your aches and pains. Here at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we take the “wellness” part just as seriously as we take “chiropractic care.” We strive to always assist our patients in reaching optimal health in all areas and aspects of their lives. Is Chiropractic Part of a Healthy Lifestyle? Chiropractic care is great
April is stress and anxiety awareness month. If you suffer from stress and anxiety, you should know that it’s a normal part of life. However, it is essential to learn more about stress and anxiety to recognize when they negatively affect us, as both can be debilitating and cause or aggravate health problems. Take some time to learn and understand what stress and anxiety are and how you can properly deal with them.
The warmer weather is nearly here, and for many, that means getting back outside. After a long and cold winter, there is nothing quite like getting out into the warmth of the outdoors to move your body. You may be wondering what you can do to prepare your body for this new season. Read on for our tips on the best back strengthening exercises in preparation for getting back outside this spring and summer.