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Everyday Activities That Benefit From Chiropractic Care

Many people think that chiropractic care is reserved for individuals who have had bad accidents or injuries that have left them needing specialized assistance to recover. While this is true, it's a very incomplete picture. There are many other situations that call for the benefits of chiropractic care.

In everyday life, there are things you must do to get through a typical day. Some of them involve your job, your leisure pursuits, fitness routine and other activities that you or your loved ones may be involved in.

For example, the following article describes an issue that could affect your child as he or she goes to school:

Most kids today prefer to use backpacks to carry their stuff to school. These bags allow the kids to carry weight on two shoulders instead of just one, and they also leave the hands free for other stuff like smartphones, iPads and laptops. Also, most kids just consider them cool, especially compared to the alternatives. What’s not cool is that these backpacks can actually cause some harm to your kids and impact them well into adulthood. Read more at Family Health Chiropractic...

It helps to ensure your child’s backpack is at the recommended weight as the article above describes. This minimizes the chances of your child experiencing life-long troubles that could have easily been prevented during their earlier years. The good thing is that it is never too late to take that preventive step.

Another issue that has become rampant, especially with the increase in technology, is the impact that our gadgets have on us. There is a continued rise in the number of hours spent sitting in front of a computer screen or working on a tablet, playing games on the phone and other activities. Have you ever stopped to think of the physical effect this has on you?

The article below is a revealing report on how technology is impacting our health:

Digital Disabilities, Like Text Neck, Are On The Rise

As I type these words, there’s nerve-tingling in my ring finger. My neck is fatigued. My forearms ache. Just like everyone else, I spend too much time typing on a keyboard or tapping on a screen. Devices out, heads down, thumbs scrolling.

I should know better. As a writer who relies on tech, I’m in the vanguard of the digital age’s physical fallout, a canary in the cyber coal mine.

“Text neck”? Got it. “Cellphone elbow” or cubital tunnel syndrome? Yep. Tendinitis? Check. For well over a decade, there have been months when I couldn’t type an email. Or pick up a piece of paper, let alone my children.

Pain is a great and terrible teacher. Few pay attention unless they too begin to suffer. Read more at Watertown Daily Times...

Are you able to identify with some of the issues mentioned in the piece? If so, think of how many hours you or your children spend surfing, texting or playing games on your devices. While some of these activities are unavoidable because they are necessary for modern living, it is wise to adjust your habits where you can. You need not wait until you start suffering to take the necessary action.

This brings us to another area of concern that many people don't consider, but has serious implications on our overall health: Posture. It is not usually seen as a “serious” matter. However, as the article below describes, there is a very real correlation between a person’s posture and the issues he or she complains about. Read on to find out more:

"I primarily work with baby boomers and beyond, but it's not just an aging issue now. We are a couple generations of poor posture," said Michelle LeCompte, a certified corrective exercise specialist, educator and program coordinator for the HealthCircle Center for Active Living at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. "Look at the way people sit at their desks every day. Most people look down when they're on the phone playing games, and when you've got 5- and 6-year-olds getting into it, by the time they hit their 20s, they've probably already impacted their skeletal system." Read more at Gazette.com...

We live in a time that embodies the term "poor posture," and the effects aren't limited to the elderly either -- even our children are affected. It is important that you take note of your posture and make an effort to improve it if needed.

Thankfully, chiropractic care can address all the concerns described in this article. If you are looking for an experienced chiropractor in the area, don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Ann Miller today. Contact her by phone at 585-396-0527, or use the contact form on the website. We look forward to hearing from you.