Inflammation is your body’s response to injury or foreign invaders like bacteria and viral infection. Autoimmune diseases and chronic conditions can cause an immune system reaction that causes the body to do damage its tissue. More and more studies are linking inflammation to serious conditions like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and even dementia.

The stuff we might be eating every day can cause inflammation, like processed sugars and carbohydrates. Instead of opting for those tempting foods, try eating any of the ones we mention below. At O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic we provide treatments and education that keep you living a healthy, balanced life.

1.) Berries

Blueberries and raspberries are loaded with antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory effects and have also been shown to reduce your risk of getting heart disease.

2.) Leafy Greens

Leafy greens (like spinach, for instance) is packed with anti-inflammatory compounds and research even shows that leafy greens can help reduce chances of macular degeneration.

3.) Turmeric

Adding a lot of turmeric to your diet will help stave off inflammation and turmeric has been shown to help treat heartburn, arthritis, joint pain, and more.

Chiropractic care has also been shown to reduce inflammation, especially inflammation as the result of the body’s response to injury. Contact O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

Subjecting your body to extremely cold temperatures might not be an obvious choice when it comes to your well-being, however, there are tremendous health benefits to be gained from exploring cryotherapy, which is just one of the many drug-free, all-natural treatments we offer that will help boost your wellness.

Below are a few benefits that cryotherapy can offer you, just in case you’re still on the fence about whether or not to go through with the procedure or not.

Pain Relief

There’s a reason why doctor’s and physical therapists use ice packs to help their patients. Cryotherapy specifically can help with muscle pain and joint disorders and promote faster healing from injury.

Reduce Inflammation

Cryotherapy has also been shown to reduce inflammation, which is one of your body’s response to infection. Inflammation has been linked to major health issues like diabetes, depression, cancer, and dementia.

Reduce Anxiety and Depression

Cryotherapy has also been shown to boost mood in patients. Some patients have even shown a 50% improvement in mood and a 50% reduction of depression and anxiety-related symptoms.

If you have any questions about the many additional ways that cryotherapy can help you, contact O’Connor Family Wellness to schedule your cryotherapy consultation today.

You might not know much about your local neighborhood chiropractor, but they can do a lot more for you than just correct a tweak in your back, neck, and your spine. A chiropractic care specialist worth their weight in gold will be able to provide chiropractic adjustments that will help you in your wellness protocol in more ways than one.

Read on to learn more about some of chiropractic care’s versatility as an overall wellness treatment.

It’s Good for Your Brain

The communication channels between your brain and the rest of your body can get all jammed up, which makes your neurological response time slower, resulting in what some circles call “Dim Bulb”. In this life, whether you’re at work or at play, it’s important to be firing on all cylinders, so to speak, and regular chiropractic adjustments can help get you there!

It’s Good for Your Digestive System

Your GI system is vital to your mental wellness, not to mention how you feel physically as well. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to improve GI functionality, boosting your digestive health.

Chiropractic Care Reduces Overall Stress

Chiropractic treatments have been shown to significantly reduce stress and anxiety when treated regularly. Those who incorporate chiropractic into their wellness routine also often achieve more restful sleep.

Any of these health benefits sound good to you? Learn more by calling O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

Have you ever heard that expression “you’re only as healthy as your spine?” Okay, maybe you haven’t, but it’s a common expression in the medical community. Your spine is inextricably linked to your mobility, not to mention your neuro functionality.

Below are a few ways to keep your back and your spine in mind, which will help with boost mental clarity and overall wellness.

Lose Some Extra Weight

If you’re not at your ideal body weight, this means that you’re putting stress on your back and your joints. Losing that extra weight will help reduce overall wear and tear.

Engage Your Core

This summer, make sure to rock climb, paddleboard, and engage in exercises that incorporate your core stabilizer muscles (think of it as your torso). It’s a great way to build your back, which will help you avoid injury.

Perfect Your Posture

Whether you’re at work or in the car, try to sit with perfect posture. This will help your back, neck, and spine.

Visit Your Local Chiropractic Care Specialist

Visiting your chiropractor on a somewhat regular basis will help you give the back the correction and drug-free pain relief it needs to reduce tension and improve mental and physical wellness. Contact O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic today to learn more about how our treatments can help you be a better you!

Did you know that chiropractic care can offer an entire host of benefits to children? It’s true, chiropractic care is not just for adults or those who experience a back injury.

Below we provide a quick, easy primer on chiropractic care as it relates to children, an age group that experiences tension and growing pains, more than at any other age.

Chiropractors are able to successfully identify and treat problematic subluxations quickly. This will improve your child’s overall health, increase their range of motion, boost flexibility, and even help them avoid injury.

Common conditions that chiropractic care can help children with include:

  • Ear infections
  • Digestion Problems
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Colic
  • Sports-Related Injuries
  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Irritable Behavior
  • Moodiness
  • Sleep Problems

Chiropractic care has been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of ADHD, Asperger’s, and autism spectrum disorders, too.

If you’d like to learn more about the ways that chiropractic care can benefit you and your child, contact O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic to schedule your consultation.

O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic takes personal stock in the health of each and every one of our patients, even when they leave the doors of our offices. We provide innovative chiropractic care treatments that help our patients both treat and avoid pain and injury the drug-free, all-natural way, but we also provide education to our patients that help them live better, happier lives.

Read on for a few tips that serve as mere suggestions that can be a gateway to a happy, healthy summer.

1.) Stay Active

Try to stay off the couch this summer. Give yourself fitness goals and make sure you get outside as much as you can. But be sure to avoid direct exposure to the sun. Cover your skin and use sunblock. Retreat to the shade when things get too hot.

2.) Stay Hydrated

Make sure you drink half your body weight in ounces of water. If you live in a hot, dry area this serves especially true. Drink more than half your body weight in ounces of water if you’re an athlete.

3.) Visit Your Chiropractor

Visiting your chiropractor for adjustments and other wellness services will help you address injury and pain the drug-free way. Chiropractic treatments will also help you avoid injury, so you can have more fun in the sun (while protecting yourself from harmful UV rays, of course). Contact O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic to schedule your consultation today.

O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic believes in staying current with our patients outside of our practice. A big part of that is making sure that our patients are reaching their 2019 health and wellness goals.

Read on for a few ways to check in with yourself as we move from Q2 to Q3 of 2019 in order to make sure you’re able to achieve this year’s goals.

Are You Feeling Well?

If you’re making good choices, you should be experiencing health benefits like increased energy, increased positivity, and increased mental alertness. Proper diet, rigorous exercise, and engaging in active recovery through yoga and chirorpactic care will make you feel great on a daily basis.

Where Can You Improve?

Do an honest spot-check on yourself. Are you walking the walk when it comes to your wellness? Chances are there are more than a few areas to improve in, whether that be strength training, cardio, yoga, or staying up on your chiropractic adjustments.

What Do You Need From Yourself Moving Forward?

In order to achieve your 2019 wellness goals, what do you need from yourself today? If you’re staying active, maybe it’s a recovery day in store for you. If you’re ready to start the week strong, then it’s time to get after it.

If you have any questions about how our chiropractic care treatments can benefit your health and wellness, contact O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic today.