Learn the Benefits of Chiropractic

LearnBenefitsChiroCMost people would do just about anything to avoid becoming dependent on medications with all their side effects or having to undergo surgery to find relief from back pain, sciatica or neck pain and headaches.

Fortunately, chiropractic care provides such an option. Doctors of chiropractic (DCs) have been earning the trust of patients because of their natural, holistic approach to treating these types of ailments. Doctors of chiropractic appreciate that a person is made up of interdependent parts, and—if one part is not working properly—all the other parts will be affected.

If you’ve never been to a chiropractor, here’s what you can expect:

Avoid Body Drought — How to Prevent Dehydration

BodyDrought_SOCIt’s in every living cell, tissue and organ, and it’s second only to oxygen as the thing we need most to survive—pure, clean water. We can’t live without it, and we can’t live well without enough of it. We are constantly in need of water as we lose water with every breath and every activity of the body. We are especially at risk for dehydration when we exercise or we are ill—this is when dehydration, even mild dehydration, can take its toll, causing you to feel tired and drained of energy. Anyone may become dehydrated, but young children, older adults and people with chronic illnesses are most at risk.

Achieve Fit Living With a Holistic Approach

FitLivingChiroCCould it be that taking a holistic approach to your and your children’s health may be a way to go? According to a variety of experts, the answer is “Yes.”

In fact, many experts believe that the big-picture view of fit living—that is, more than just getting enough exercise—can actually help improve your overall quality of life. Among the latest to weigh in are Internet medical heavyweight WebMD and Sanford Health, which recently unveiled their “Raising Fit Kids” informational guide that gives a plethora of ideas on how “families can work together” to make positive behavioral changes in all aspects of their lives.

For Whiplash Sufferers, Chiropractic Care Can Be Beneficial

WhiplashChiroCOne of the most common injuries from a car accident is whiplash—and anyone who has experienced it knows first hand that it can be even more painful than watching a C-SPAN hearing on waste management.

But it’s not just about the immediate pain, because this injury affects the soft tissues of the neck caused by the sudden jerking or “whipping” of the head, which can also destabilize the spine—and leave you with severe, long-term pain if left untreated.

It can take anywhere from hours to months for symptoms to present themselves, but they may include:

•    Blurred vision

Future Looks Bright for Chiropractic Careers

InDemandJobsCWhich jobs will be in demand in the coming years?

When choosing a career, there are a few key factors to consider, including quality of life (happiness), employment opportunities, expected salary and more. One career that’s considered golden: doctors of chiropractic.

“Not all (college) degrees are created equal,” a report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce concluded.

One career that’s considered to be golden in the coming years is doctors of chiropractic.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Handbook, chiropractic employment  is expected to rise 28 percent through 2020—much faster than the average for all jobs.

Chiropractic Care Comes to the Workplace

ChiroServicesCMany of the big companies are supporting it. Google does. So do Apple and Facebook.

These Internet giants are part of a growing trend among businesses acknowledging the distinct link between healthy employees and a healthy bottom line—and they are adopting worksite health centers that include chiropractic care.

“Employers are now seeing that employee health is important beyond health care costs,” said Beth Bierbower, president of Humana’s Employer Group Segment. “It has profound impacts on productivity, retention, workplace engagement and morale.”

How Chiropractic Care Can Help Lower Your Chances of Back Surgery

ReduceSurgeryCWhen faced with the thought of having to undergo back surgery, who wouldn’t want a real alternative?

Those who suffer from back pain may finally be able do just that as evidence mounts supporting the growing movement toward chiropractic care as the “first option” for relief over costly and invasive procedures such as spinal surgery. One job-related statistic underscores just how big a deal that really is: Back pain injuries outnumber all other occupational injuries in the U.S.

Don’t Be a Slouch — Straighten Up to Avoid Back Problems

PostureChiroCRemember when your mom used to tell you to sit up straight? It turns out she was right.

Years of poor posture, according to experts, have been shown to put unnecessary pressure on the spine and supporting muscles and ligaments that can result in everything from back pain to muscle strain to degenerative arthritis. And most of us make things worse on a daily basis.

How so?

Research has found that stress, obesity, incorrect posture while sleeping, standing, sitting, working and—for the fashionistas in the group—wearing high heels can all contribute to poor posture.

Oh, My Aching Head—Managing Headaches With Chiropractic Care

GotAHeadacheCHeadaches are a shared universal experience. The difference these days is in how they are treated.

Did you know that headaches are responsible for more than 18 million doctor’s office visits annually in the U.S. and are the most common reason for reaching for over-the-counter medication? Equally burdensome is the dollar amount lost in productivity ($25 billion), based on the estimated 156 million WheelOutOfHandswork days forfeited each year by those too debilitated to even get out of bed.

All of this helps clarify a study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, which is currently causing a stir among health experts—and giving patients who are looking for drug-free alternatives reason to see their local chiropractor.

Chiropractic Care Has Its Place in Pregnancy

PregnancyAndChiroCFor decades, women have reached for pain pills to treat mild aches, pains and fever during pregnancy. A new study, however, may have pregnant women thinking twice before reaching for a pain pill.

The study, published in the well-respected JAMA Pediatrics, has discovered a potential link between acetaminophen—the main ingredient in Tylenol and other pain pills—and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Although experts say the preliminary findings fall short of proving a direct correlation between cause and effect, the fact that acetaminophen is the most widely prescribed drug for pregnant women is a red flag.