Chiropractors are healthcare providers who primarily perform skilled manipulations (adjustments) to the spine and/or extremities. Their goal is to correct or improve alignment, reduce pain, and support the body’s natural ability to heal itself. In addition to adjustments, Chiropractic care may also involve other treatments such as heat and ice, electrical stimulation, relaxation techniques, rehabilitative and general exercise, counseling about diet and other lifestyle factors, and dietary supplement recommendations. NIH: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, September 2014 Find out if chiropractic can help you. Call today for a free consultation. 801-955-1555
Teens who spend more time on the internet than most of their peers are twice as likely to report sleep-related problems. Among adolescents, difficulty sleeping has been observed to increase a child’s risk for obesity, chronic conditions, and musculoskeletal pain, including both neck and back pain. The authors of the study advise parents to limit the time their teens spend online, especially if it interferes with getting adequate sleep. Swiss Medical Weekly, December 2014. Find out if chiropractic can help you with your chronic pain. Call 801-955-1555 for a free consultation.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota and Duke University have found an association between the consumption of sports and energy drinks and higher consumption of sugary drinks and smoking. Healthcare professionals are concerned about this growing cluster of unhealthy behaviors among adolescents and believe that a push for healthy hydration habits is needed. The American Academy of Pediatrics states that energy drinks should not be consumed, as they offer no health benefits and over-stimulate the nervous system. Journal of Nutritional Education and Behavior, May 2014