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Why on earth would anyone choose to be a chiropractor?

8.12.2018 - Author: Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Spartanburg

Maybe, if youre honest, you've had this thought once or twice. Maybe you've even asked a chiropractor. Maybe, you've wondered if I've ever asked it? 

Why bring a "healthy" child to a Chiropractor?

3.17.2018 - Author: Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Spartanburg

You might be wondering why you'd bring a "healthy" child to the chiropractor?  It's a common question we've heard. Here's the good news! We know how to answer it! 

Gray's Anatomy textbook page 4 states, "The nervous system controls and coordinates the human body." For this reason, we want to make sure it's ALWAYS working at it's best! If you're wondering how to know if it is, don't worry, that's what we analyze and what we're trained to correct. You might become aware that the nervous system isn't working as well as it could be when you notice that you're "healthy" child isn't as "healthy" as they could be, maybe it's a colicky baby with insomnia, maybe it's a two year old with ear infections (whether chronic or not), maybe it's a six year old that still wets the bed, maybe it's a 13 year old with asthma. Maybe your hope is that your child is the healthiest child possible. Maybe you'd like the ability to give them greater opportunity to maintain health and wellness. Maybe you'd like to give them the advantage in fighting off illness, infection or thinking more clearly.  

A clear nervous system surrounded by a structurally sound spine is the way to achieve this. Whether it's trauma from the birth process or slips, falls (learning to walk), bike riding accidents, your child is likely to lose their natural alignment in these circumstances. There is research that confirms this to be true!  This site quotes Dr. Abraham Towbin best, “The birth process … is potentially a traumatic, crippling event … mechanical stress imposed by obstetrical manipulation-even the application of standard orthodox procedures may prove intolerable to the fetus … most signs of neonatal injury observed in the delivery room are neurological.” 

Changing and Improving the life of a Child... Chiropractic!

10.04.2017 - Author: Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Spartanburg

 

Tips for Backpack Safety!

8.27.2017 - Author: Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Spartanburg

Tips for backpack safety

TIP #1: START WITH A LIGHTWEIGHT BACKPACK.

Make sure the backpack is made of a lightweight but durable material.

TIP #2: MAKE SURE THE SHOULDER STRAPS ARE WIDE AND PADDED.

Wide, padded straps provide support and prevent the straps from becoming too tight. Your child’s straps should be snug, but not so tight that they cause discomfort.

TIP #3: THE BACK SHOULD ALSO BE PADDED.

Padding that sits against your child’s back will provide additional support and prevent discomfort.

TIP #4: LOOK FOR A BACKPACK WITH A WAIST STRAP.

A waist strap holds the contents closer to your child’s back, which can help him or her maintain balance.

TIP #5: MULTIPLE COMPARTMENTS ARE A PLUS.

If your child’s backpack has multiple compartments, it will be easier to evenly distribute the weight of the items inside. The heaviest items should be packed low and toward the center of the bag.

TIP #6: BOTH STRAPS SHOULD BE WORN AT ALL TIMES.

Make sure your child is always wearing both straps. Wearing both straps can also help distribute the weight more evenly and prevent your child from leaning to one side, which can cause pain in the neck, back, or shoulders. It also makes losing his or her balance less likely.

TIP #7: DO NOT OVERLOAD!

Your child’s backpack should weight no more than 15 percent of his or her total body weight. Anything more can force children to slouch or hunch to compensate for the extra weight. Remove any items that are unnecessary, and encourage your children to carry heavier items in their arms, if possible. If your child complains of back pain or discomfort, be sure to take a look at what is in his or her backpack. Encourage your child to carry his or her backpack according to the steps above. Backpacks with wheels are also an option for children experiencing discomfort. If pain persists, it is recommended you follow up with your child’s doctor. For more information, please visit the kids’ page for backpack safety Thank you for reading this article. Find more here. http://share.upmc.com/2014/08/7-backpack-safety-tips/

 

Chiropractic and Complementary Care for Children is Rapidly Increasing!

6.19.2017 - Author: Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Spartanburg