There is no doubt that summer is upon us. During these hot days, there is a tendency to stay inside, stay seated at the computer desk or couch, and stay as motionless as possible. Any kind of exertion will only raise the body temperature. It is this sedentary, motionless lifestyle that will wreak havoc on the back.
The "Helpful Tips on Staying Healthy and Pain Free" Blog
Pain in the back and neck are obvious signs that we need to schedule a visit to the chiropractor. But there are other warning signs that may not be so apparent.
You Take Pain Medication Every Day
Pain meds only mask the symptoms of pain. They do not resolve the cause. When the pain comes from the joints (e.g., arthritis or tendinitis) or the nerves it is time to get examined by a chiropractor. Often just a few adjustments are all that is needed to fix the cause of the pain.
As we age, parts of our body deteriorate. When it comes to the spine deteriorating, it can create considerable pain for the senior. The media has trained us that when we experience pain to grab a bottle of pain reliever pills and start taking them. However, this medicine only masks the pain. It doesn't treat the root cause, so you have to continue to take the pills. The best way to treat the pain is to fix the source of the pain.
The promise of bringing another human being into the world is a beautiful part of life. There are hopes and dreams of raising a child to become an independent adult. Along the way the child will have ups and downs and you'll be there to be the guide and ensure the journey is a positive one.
The February weather is the perfect "Goldilocks" temperature for exercising outside: Not too cold, not too hot. Best yet, most plants and trees are not yet in bloom! Whether it's a football or soccer scrimmage, running, cycling or Frisbee golf, or any other sport, we encourage you to add more activity to your day. When done right, it can strengthen your heart, muscles and bones, increase lung capacity, all while making you more mentally alert.
The transition from one year to the next is often a time of reflection. As we head into 2017, we would like to invite you to share your experience with us on social media. We understand and respect the privacy you may have with your health and would not want you to divulge any sensitive information to the public. For those of you who wish to provide a testimonial about Gerber Chiropractic, we have several social media platforms you can use to make your statement.
If you have been to the 24-Hour Fitness on Rainbow these past couple of months, you may have seen your chiropractor training hard. Drs. John and Kate Gerber were getting ready for The Rockin Reindeer Run on December 10. As you can see in these photos, they had a lot of fun doing it because they were well-prepared for it. Here is how they got ready:
First of all, we'd like to give thanks to all of the people hosting Thanksgiving this year. You are opening your home to family and friends, and sharing good food and good times with them. It sounds like fun, but we know there is a lot of work behind the scenes. Whether you are doing last-minute cleaning or preparing the main course, you are going to be on your feet a lot. Here are some tips to keep your feet comfortable this Thanksgiving:
It has happened to many of us: Lifting a child into a car seat, moving a box onto a shelf, or jogging through park and you feel a sudden twinge of pain in a joint. Even after applying ointment on the affected area or taking pain pills, the problem still doesn't go away. You could be out for weeks while the body tries to repair itself, but our active lives don't give it the rest it needs to heal.