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Chiropractic Conservative Approach for Pain Management PDF Print E-mail
Written by Valerie Smith   

 With an opioid epidemic sweeping the country, including Georgia, chiropractors across the state are standing up to offer the conservative approach for pain management.

“I think the recent passing of the musician Prince has really opened the public’s eyes to the dangers of opioid use,” said Dr. Edwin Davis, president of the Georgia Chiropractic Association. “Even before then, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention passed down new guidelines on prescribing pain medication. It’s a rapidly growing problem.

“Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, conservative approach for pain relief,” Davis continued. “More than 1,200 Georgians died from an opioid overdose in 2014. This is a crisis, and at the end of the day it’s about real people seeking relief from pain.”

Multiple studies have shown chiropractic as an effective solution for musculoskeletal pain, particularly lower-back pain. An estimated 80 percent of Americans are expected to suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, with an estimated cost of $100 billion annually in lost productivity and for the health care system.

“Chiropractors are the practical approach to pain management and relief,” Davis said. “There are certain situations where prescription medication and surgical intervention are necessary. However, there are many situations where those solutions are extreme and could be avoided if the correct care is provided.”

 
How Chiropractic Adjustment Affects The Body PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   

 For the new and curious chiropractic patients, here is an article we've found that provides an in-depth look at how a chiropractic adjustment works for the body.

circleofdocs.com/here-is-exactly-how-the-chiropractic-adjustment-affects-your-body/

 
Practice Safe Tech! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Valerie Smith   

Mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets have made our lives more convenient. We can now send e-mails, access the Internet, manage our schedules and use spreadsheets and other office software from our phones and tablets.

Before these advances in technology, our bodies moved as we used the phone and the computer, we walked to the fax machine and flipped through our calendars. Now we slump over a small screen with little change in our position. Our bodies are made to move—not to maintain the same posture for long periods of time. This doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice these modern conveniences for your health, but you should minimize the risks.

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Backpacks & Posture PDF Print E-mail
Written by Valerie Smith   

Incorrect use of backpacks are one of the biggest culprits in bad posture as well as neck, shoulder and back pain. Follow these simple rules to prevent injuries:

  • Backpacks should not exceed 10-15% of your child's
    body weight, as children compensate for heavy
    backpacks by bending forward at the hips or arching their backs, which can compress the spine, causing pain.
  • Urge your child to wear both shoulder straps. Carrying a backpack by one strap can cause the disproportionate shift of weight to one side, leading to neck and muscle spasms, as well as low-back pain.
  • Wide, padded straps are very important. Non-padded straps are uncomfortable, and can dig into your child's shoulders.

 

 

 

 
Correct Posture Tips PDF Print E-mail
Written by Valerie Smith   

Correct posture helps keep your spine and joints in correct alignment, reduces stress on your nerve system and also helps your body work more efficiently. Here are some tips to share for improved standing, sitting and sleeping posture to keep your body healthy:

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