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Why is a subluxation a big deal?

10.10.2018 - Author: Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Spartanburg

Subluxation robs the body of it's ability to focus, organize, think, and heal. When subluxated because of a physical trauma (slip or fall), emotional stress (you probably have one or two of those examples), or chemical toxin (ever experience the stress of a strong cleaner, candle, or perfume), the environment of the body changes. Whether it's the communication of the brain in  to the body or the body back to the brain, the messages can become distorted. Research conducted by Dr. Suh found that the weight of a dime on a spinal nerve decreases the function of the nerve by up to 60%. How can anything work at it's best with only 40% function? What if that's around our brain stem? What about the regulation of our bodies homeostasis: hormones, temperature, respiration, heart beat? We can't heal in the same environment that we get sick in. Getting adjusted changes the environment. It removes the interference to the nervous system, which then communicates more efficiently, works the best it can. Check out this infographic:  

The Hard Work of Yard Work!

5.30.2018 - Author: Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Spartanburg

With the change of seasons, we are undoubtedly putting different stress on our bodies again! It's time to clean up the yard, garden, trim the bushes, and so much more.  We don't often consider what to do in order to prevent the effects (or damage) of this stress on our bodies! That's where I come in. 

Why are we a Nation Plagued with CHRONIC health conditions?

2.23.2018 - Author: Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Spartanburg

 

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/