How Chiropractic Care Can Help The Child Athlete How Chiropractic Care Can Help The Child Athlete

Children’s sports can be very beneficial tools for your child.  Sports keep your child active and motivated to exercise.  Additionally, sports can aid your child’s development of coordination and interpersonal interactions.

While sports have numerous benefits for your child, there are potential drawbacks as well.  Since most sports are medium to high impact environments, they present a greater chance of injury for your child.  Even if injuries don’t occur, your child may still suffer from misalignment caused by sporting impact.

While there is no replacement for proper medical attention, chiropractic can serve as an excellent addition to your child’s sports health regimen.  Regular chiropractic checkups can help monitor your child’s spinal health, keeping it (and your child) in proper alignment for peak performance at any sporting event. Read more

Can Chiropractic Be The Answer For You Colicky Baby Can Chiropractic Be The Answer For You Colicky Baby?

If you have never experienced a colicky baby, consider yourself lucky. Colic in babies results in a very unhappy infant.

Colicky babies can cry for hours on end and often, parents cannot find ways to soothe them. These crying spells can go on for several months – usually the condition resolves within the first three months of the baby’s life. However, during the months of almost constant crying, both the parent and the baby have very stressful lives.

As a parent gets more stressed and tries to function with very little sleep, the most obvious thing they can do is hunt for a solution. They may speak with their pediatrician or surf online. And in many cases, the road will lead to chiropractice care. Read more

Tips To Help Keep Your Child’s Immune System Healthy Tips To Help Keep Your Child’s Immune System Healthy

Nothing can make a parent feel quite as helpless as when their child is sick. It can be quite heartbreaking to know that your little one is hurting and that you cannot take away their pain.

As parents, we want to protect our children, keeping them safe from harm and keeping them healthy. When your child is sick, you may feel like you are not doing a good job of protecting him or her. While an illness is not your fault – let’s face it, kids will get sick – there are some things you can do to help keep your child healthy.

The following tips will help you keep your child’s immune system healthy.

Proper nutrition is essential to a healthy immune system. The immune system is the body’s natural defense against illnesses. When your child’s immune system is lacking, he is more likely to get sick. Proper nutrition can help combat this problem. There are many vitamins and minerals that help keep an immune system strong. Vitamins A, C and E, along with the zinc, iron and copper are all important “building blocks” of a healthy immune system. Make sure that your child’s daily diet is rich in healthy foods, such as fresh fruits and whole grains. You can even provide your child with a daily vitamin to ensure that he is getting exactly what he needs. Read more

How Fire Smoke Can Affect Your Health How Fire Smoke Can Affect Your Health

Tired of the way you’ve been feeling with all of the smoke from the Colorado wildfires? You’re not alone.

Summer is here and that often means a lack of rain – which can lead to serious droughts and hazardous fire conditions. When the fields and trees become dry from lack of moisture, they can catch on fire in a heartbeat. These wildfires can spread rapidly and cause massive destruction, as we now know. Along with the destruction, the smoke from the fires can be detrimental to your health.

There are many ways that fire smoke can affect your health. Fire smoke is composed of various gases and fine particles. The fine particles in the smoke can affect your eyes and your lungs. If you breathe in the fine particles, you may experience a scratchy throat and irritated sinus cavities. If fire smoke gets in your eyes, you may experience burning in your eyes, along with watering of your eyes.

For people with certain health conditions, such as heart and lung disease, the affects can be more serious. If you have heart disease, you may experience palpitations, fatigue and shortness of breath. If you have lung disease, you may experience coughing, wheezing and difficulty breathing. The elderly and children have a higher risk for feeling the effects of fire smoke – however, even the healthiest of adults can be affected by smoke inhalation if the smoke levels are extremely high. Read more

What Makes Blair Chiropractic Treatment Different 1024x693 What Makes Blair Chiropractic Treatment Different

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If you are ready for chiropractic treatment, simply head over to your nearest chiropractor. They are all alike, right?

Think again.

The truth is that there are many different types of chiropractic treatment, including the Blair chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic treatments are focused on certain areas of your body and/or spine – they are not all the same. Understanding the differences between treatments can help you choose the right treatment for your body’s needs.

The Blair technique differs from other types of treatment. This type of treatment focuses on the upper cervical area of your spinal column – in particular, the atlas and axis vertebrae. These two vertebrae, if they become misaligned, can lead to interference with your nervous system. They are located in close proximity to your brain stem, which controls many functions of your body. Respiration, digestion, coordination, and your heartbeat are just a few of the functions controlled by the brain stem. Read more