There are plenty of people who say that chiropractic made a significant difference in their lives, relieving pain and increasing mobility. Still, some skeptics want scientific proof that it helps with managing pain and, in many cases, eliminating it altogether. While chiropractic patient testimonies are great, included here is a collection of cold, hard, facts – scientific studies on chiropractic care and its effectiveness in treating pain.
Imagine a world where clothing feels like sandpaper, light is excruciating, or sounds make you feel like your ears are going to bleed. That is what it’s like for someone with sensory processing disorder, or SPD.
In honor of National Health Center Week, an annual salutation to the mission and triumphs of health centers across the United States, NorthShore Health Centers invited the public to come celebrate with their team of healthcare professionals. Following the first leg of the fair earlier this week, NorthShore Health Centers took over Sk8 World in Portage to continue their Patient Appreciation Health and Fun Fair.
There is no need to get out the rubber gloves and masks when cleaning this spring. You can make simple and inexpensive non-toxic cleaners from essential oils. Creating your own cleaning products is safer for the environment and for your family and pets as well.
Over 30 million people in the United States suffer from sleep apnea, also known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This is in America alone, with more than 100 million sufferers in the whole world. So, exactly what is sleep apnea? And if suffering from it, what are the solutions?
Every day construction workers lift, stoop, bend, reach, push, pull, twist, and climb. It’s no wonder that 25% of construction worker injuries are to the back. An estimated 1 in every 100 construction workers misses work because of a back injury with an average of seven missed work days. Many just power through the pain which isn’t healthy and can lead to further injury and pain. Repeated back injury and failure to take care of the back by taking proactive steps to prevent injury, can lead to permanent damage, even disability. That can end a construction worker’s career.
In September of 2017, I attended the doTERRA Global Convention with my wife, Kim and my son, Mark. I had not had much experience with oils but went along to be supportive and learn more about the company that my wife loves so much. The first presentation addressed that despite the increasing expense of healthcare in the U.S., Americans are becoming less healthy. I knew that I was an example of this. My weight was out of control and my health was rapidly declining. But I did not know how to change or if change was even possible anymore.
When you spend a lot of time behind the wheel, whether you are going on a long trip or your job requires you to drive around town all day, it can be a real pain – in the back. Many car seats may be comfortable for short jaunts, but they are not built to support the back on the long hauls. However, there are some things that you can do to offset a non-back friendly seat design and alleviate, or even prevent, back pain while driving.
Teachers do a lot in a day. They stand for long periods of time, they stoop and bend, pick up children, carry stacks of papers, and sit for long periods while they grade papers. It’s no wonder that so many teachers end up with aching backs! While low back pain is the number one cause of disability worldwide, it’s easy to see how teachers may be more susceptible to experiencing it.
Every summer for the past three years, NFL stars have gathered on the football field at East Chicago Central High School for a camp hosted by alumnus, Kawann Short. Thanks to a partnership with Community Healthcare System’s St. Catherine Hospital, it grew into something beyond simple coaching into a day for training, education, and, most importantly, health.
Gardening is a favorite warm weather activity for many people. Unfortunately, it can often send them straight to the chiropractor with back pain and stiffness. If you enjoy your garden but your back doesn’t, take heart. An estimated 80% of the population has experienced back pain or will experience it at some point in their lifetime. It is common, but it doesn’t have to keep you from doing the things you enjoy. There are some fairly simple things you can do to make it easier and less painful.