family friendly chiropractic Finding A Family Friendly Chiropractor In Centennial Colorado When you think of chiropractic care, what do you think of? Recovering from a sports injury? Finding a cure for back pain? While that’s a starting point, chiropractic care offers so much more.

As a family chiropractor in Centennial Colorado, I’ve worked with all kinds of patients over the past few years. We treat people from 0 to 100, and everywhere in between. We’ve helped patients:

Recover from birth trauma. As a newborn, an infant goes through a traumatic experience during delivery. Health consequences and hidden injuries can take years to materialize. Adjustments shortly after birth can help an infant recover hidden nerve damage, and avoid potential problems down the road.

Excel at sports. Kids and sports go together. From soccer, to baseball to football, we’re pushing our kids to excel at earlier ages. With more access to sports, there are also increased risks of injury. Chiropractic care from early on can help reduce the possibility of injury, and help a child recover quicker when injury occurs.

Reduce symptoms of disease. From fybromyalgia to migraines, a good portion of today’s diseases are caused by stress. Stress is linked to nerve damage, which can be controlled by adjustments through chiropractic care.

Concentrate of good health instead of responding to problems. Western medicine has always been reactionary. Wait until you have a problem, then deal with it by throwing medicine at it. Unfortunately that has led to our current medical crisis. If you are ready to focus on wellness and how you can maintain good health now and into the future, chiropractic care is for you.

backpack back to school 300x199 Time For School   Backpack Safety TipsSchool is starting all across Colorado here in the next few weeks. And one of the coveted traditions of many children is picking out a special backpack to take to school.  Some start as early as first grade, and as they grow and weigh down their backpacks with sports and school supplies, it can quickly become a serious health issue.

Here are good rules of thumb to follow when buying and packing a child’s backpack.

1. Selection. Choosing the right size backpack is the most important step to safe backpack use. Choose the right size for your child, and make sure straps can be adjusted to fit your child.

2. Pack Right. The maximum weight of the loaded backpack should not exceed 15 % of the child’s body weight. Teach your child the importance of packing a backpack, what they should carry in it, and what they can leave at home or at school.  Tip: If the backpack forces the wearer to move forward to carry, it’s overloaded.

3. Lift Right. Face the pack, bend at the knees and use both hands to check the weight of the pack.  Lift with the legs.  Apply one shoulder strap and then the other.  Tip: Don’t sling the backpack onto one shoulder. Distribute the weight evenly across your back.

4. Wear it Right. Use both shoulder straps – snug, but not too tight.  Tip: When the backpack has a waist strap – use it.

Backpacks are a popular and practical way for children and teenagers to carry school books and supplies.  When used correctly, backpacks can be a good way to carry the necessities of the school day. Be sure your child’s school allows students to stop at their lockers throughout the day.

Backpacks are designed to distribute the weight of the load among some of the body’s strongest muscles. However, backpacks that are too heavy or are worn incorrectly can cause problems. Improperly used backpacks may injure muscles and joints. This can lead to severe back, neck, and shoulder pain, as well as long term posture problems. Share these guidelines to help your kids select backpacks and use them safely.

Do not ignore any back pain in a child or teenager. It’s never too young to begin seeing a chiropractor. A chiropractor can adjust a child and keep them on track for avoiding back pain later in life. .

Do you have a bad knee?

Do you experience pain in your joints on a regular basis?

Over-the-counter solutions not working anymore?

Don’t want to start another prescription to try and solve the problem?

Joint Pain Relief 199x300 Joint Pain ReliefThen it is time to explore the world of Chiropractic therapy.  Chiropractic is a form of spinal manipulation, which is one of the oldest healing practices, and yet still widely misunderstood.

In 1895, Daniel David Palmer founded the modern profession of chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Palmer was a self-taught healer and a student of healing philosophies of the day. He observed that the body has a natural healing ability that he believed was controlled by the nervous system. He also believed that subluxations, or misalignments of the spine (a concept that had already existed in the bonesetter and osteopathic traditions), interrupt or interfere with this “nerve flow.” Palmer suggested that if an organ does not receive its normal supply of impulses from the nerves, it can become diseased. This line of thinking led him to develop a procedure to “adjust” the vertebrae, the bones of the spinal column, with the goal of correcting subluxations.

What Is Chiropractic Therapy?  Chiropractic is a form of health care that focuses on the relationship between the body’s structure, primarily of the spine, and function.  Chiropractic is most often used to treat musculoskeletal conditions, problems with the  muscles, joints, bones and connective tissues (such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons).

Doctors of chiropractic, who are also called chiropractors or chiropractic physicians, use a type of hands-on therapy called manipulation (or adjustment) as their core clinical procedure. Manipulation is passive joint movement beyond the normal range of motion. The term adjustment is preferred in chiropractic.  The basic concepts of chiropractic can be described as:

  • the body has a powerful self-healing ability
  • the body’s structure (primarily that of the spine) and its function are closely related, and this relationship affects health
  • chiropractic therapy is given with the goals of normalizing this relationship between structure and function and assisting the body as it heals

So, the next time you feel a twinge or a deep ache in your joints, consider the alternative world of healing in Chiropractic therapy.

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