There is a lot of research coming out that shows the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments.
This Study shows how effective chiropractic adjustment can be. Do manual therapy techniques have a positive effect on quality of life in people with tension-type headache? A randomized controlled trial.
In this study of 76 patients between the ages of 18 and 65 it was found that three different therapy methods were effective at changing different dimensions of quality of life, but combined treatment showed the most change in as little as four weeks!
If you’re suffering from headaches please call the office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Steve! You don’t have to live in pain.
A Spine Journal study found: “Walking for more than 3 days per week for over 30 min at a time significantly decreased the risk of developing low back pain (21-35%). The risk decreased further with increasing walking days and duration.”
Pretty cool that something as simple as walking can help with pain! Our body was made to be up right and walking. Walking can also help with bone health, blood pressure and blood sugar levels. So get out and go for a walk, its good for your health. Better yet grab your spouse or significant other hold hands and go for a walk together.
Another great reason to take care of our of second “brain”. Fascinating to see how important the gut microbiome is to our overall health!
More and more research is showing that inflammation in your gut can effect your body. The gut/brain connection is real and should be taken into account when you are sick and not feeling as good as you should. The old adage you are what you eat seem to be right more and more.
We are still learning about the effects of screen time on our children’s brain. Let’s keep this information in mind while our kids are off school during Christmas break!
“In extreme cases, researchers also said that some brain scans of 9- and 10-year-olds who spend more than seven hours a day using electronic devices show a thinning of the brain’s cortex, which usually happens later in development.”
Have your kids go outside and play! It’s better for their brains!
*Need help limiting screen time? Trying printing out a chore/activity chart to have your kids complete for small amounts of screen time at a time! Stocking up on board games will also be helpful during the cold months as an alternative to video games or cell phone use.