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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.

It's true that Memorial Day weekend many of us use to get out to the beach -- for many of us it's the early indicator of the summer season to come.

However, instead of doing the traditional drink-a-thon, maybe it's time to think about having a healthy Memorial Day weekend. Below O'Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic goes over a few ways to stay well on Memorial Day.

1.) Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Long periods out in the sun, being active, and maybe even having an adult beverage or two can seriously dehydrate the body. In lieu of a cold brew, maybe opt for a 12-ounce glass or bottle of water. Try to drink half your body weight in ounces.

2.) Paddleboard

If you have the opportunity, do something active in the water. Paddleboarding is a great way to engage your core.

3.) Eat Well

Try to eat plenty of veggies and fruits. Maybe opt for fish or chicken instead of red meat. Try not to go too heavy on carbs or processed sugars.

If you have any additional questions about how you can stay healthy 24/7/365, contact O'Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic today.

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