Christmas and New Year’s are just around the corner. Although this time of year is fun and exciting for a number of reasons, it can also be a time maligned with sickness and injury if you are not careful. Follow these tips and you are sure to have a healthier and more enjoyable holiday season!
“I’m starting a new diet.”
When I hear these these words, I shudder…because diets don’t work. First of all, the term “going on a diet” implies that the change is short term. (A diet is like a train…if you go on you probably plan to get off, right?)
Unless you are living under a rock, you know that the biggest sports event of the year is upon us. It is no secret that the popularity (and profitability) of the National Football League has never been higher. However, there is an issue that is getting talked about more and more in the media, the courtroom, and living rooms all over America: player safety.
Norton Shores Michigan Chiropractor – By now, just about everybody has heard about the outbreak of a rare form of fungal meningitis that was caused by a “bad batch” of steroid injections. These injections are commonly used in patients for the treatment of back pain. This outbreak occurred back in September of 2012 and resulted in more than 400 cases of meningitis nationwide, 32 of which died from the illness. Michigan led the way with more than 230 cases and 10 deaths.
Norton Shores Michigan Chiropractor – We all need “energy,” right? Energy is what allows us to be happy, productive, and effective members of society. Nobody wants to be dragging themselves through each day. But who wants to get exercise, eat right, and get more sleep at night? That’s for suckers! There must be a quicker and easier way! Of course there is….energy drinks.
Bad habits are hard to break. However, the long term ramifications of bad habits are often harder to mend. So why not nip it in the bud?
Norton Shores Michigan Chiropractor – A 43 year old female came in with severe lower back pain. She had been experiencing “tolerable” back pain for years but it got much more debilitating recently. She was totally unable to work or sleep. The lack of both had her very frustrated, irritated, and depressed. She was flying off the handle at loved ones for no reason at all and had completely lost her ambition for the things she previously held dear. And although her situation got more dire, her medical doctor’s treatment for her dysfunctional back never changed: painkillers and muscle relaxers.After two weeks of misery, she had finally had enough and came into Zehr Chiropractic for treatment. After getting her Atlas and pelvis adjusted over the the past two weeks, she is doing much better. She’s sleeping better, her mood is better, and she is easing herself back into her work activities. This morning she asked me if she could get a copy of her x-rays to show her MD. She said,“I just want to show him the x-rays of my spine and ask him how the pills he kept prescribing me was supposed to fix this!”