Wellness at home: 3 easy stretches you can do at home

Posted by 14 Apr, 2020
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Dr. Pat TV – How to stay healthy at home.

Posted by 14 Apr, 2020

We’ve recently posted a couple of videos about how you can stay healthy at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our first is all about posture…with so many working at home, it makes sense that people may be experiencing some discomfort related to how they’re working. Check out how our expert says you can stretch to stay healthy!

How can you keep good posture when working from home?

If you go out and come home, you’ve been washing your hands…well, what about your throat? Follow this simple recipe for keeping things clean inside as well as out!

A little lemon and ginger make for a tasty (and healthy!) beverage.

Watch our YouTube channel to stay up to date on the latest videos. Stay healthy!

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What Smith Chiropractic is doing about COVID-19

Posted by 18 Mar, 2020

With the increasing concerns about the Corona Virus (COVID-19), we wanted to tell you the steps we are taking at Smith Chiropractic. Our staff remains 100% committed to your safety and preventing illness in our community, as we always have.

>>Read up on our office procedures that we have implemented for your safety. <<

>> Read up on simple things you can do to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus). <<

  • We are scheduling Socially Distanced Appointments. This means limiting the schedule so there are no more than 2 people in the waiting / office area. This also gives us ample time to sanitize treatment rooms after each person.

Cleaning Procedures

Here are our cleaning procedures which we use each cold and flu season (remember COVID-19 is their cousin):

  • Treatment Tables are wiped down often with an anti-viral formula.
  • We use a superior Medical Disinfectant, which kills 99.999% of Bacterial and Viral germs.
  • We have antiviral hand soap and paper towels in our restrooms. Right now we are insisting on hand washing upon entering and leaving the office.
  • Doorknobs, counters and the restrooms are frequently and thoroughly cleaned & sanitized.
  • The carpet is cleaned regularly.
  • We have wall mounted hand sanitizer in our entrance hall and anti-viral wipes and sanitizer in each treatment room for your personal use.

We continue to closely monitor this public health situation daily and provide our patients with the most current and vital information from the State and National sources.

If you have any concerns, please ask Dr. Smith (drsmith@drpatricksmith.com), Carrie or Lia (officemanager@drpatricksmith.com) at any time!

We are here to help and together we will all get through this viral season healthy.

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Spring Cleaning Shouldn’t be Back Breaking

Posted by 7 Jun, 2016

 

Clean with Care to Spare Yourself from Back Pain

With the spring season here, everyone has one thing on his or her mind, SPRING CLEANING! What many people may not realize is that lower back injuries are extremely common during this time due to all the reaching and bending involved with cleaning. Activities such as, vacuuming rugs, cleaning floors, yard work, and lifting heavy objects, can all lead to a risk of lower back strain/injury. But cleaning shouldn’t be back breaking!

Prevention is Key

There are a few ways you can prevent unwanted lower back problems this spring. When lifting heavy boxes, bend your knees rather then your waist. You want your legs to do most of work while performing this task. This will take all the pressure and strain off your lower back.

Chiropractic Can Help

If you do run into lower back pain/injuries during your spring-clean, Smith Chiropractic is here to help offer relief. Through a series of simple chiropractic adjustments, we can correct spinal misalignments and save you a lot of pain down the road. We can also help keep your lower back happy and healthy throughout the year with preventative routine adjustments.

Hope everyone has a happy and healthy week! We invite you to visit Smith Chiropractic Family Care and Sports Injury Center. We will be back next week with another useful wellness tip.

 

 

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Is Hunching Over Your Laptop Hurting Your Neck?

Posted by 28 Apr, 2016

 

 The Growing Problem of Hunched-Over Laptop Syndrome

The average person uses a computer, typically a laptop, on a daily basis for several hours, whether is it viewing work e-mails, staying up-to-date with news, and even communicating with friends and family on social media platforms. In one study, it was found that people between the ages of 16 and 24 spend about 27 hours a week viewing the Internet from their laptops. Could you be a victim from H.O.L.S. (Hunched-Over Laptop Syndrome) and not even know it? When you constantly look down at your laptop screen, you are putting tension on your neck’s muscular and skeletal structures. After an hour or so, the muscles become burdened with excess load and thus get strained. Over time, you can develop neck issues such as cervical muscle strains, loss of normal cervical curve, misalignment/subluxation of the neck and mid-back vertebrae and even herniated cervical discs from H.O.L.S. Yikes!

 

A Simple Solution

The solution to H.O.L.S. is similar to the one we gave you about the Text Neck Syndrome. Your laptop screen needs to be near eye-level distance to protect your neck from excessive neck flexion and unwanted tension and pain. Try stacking books underneath your laptop or buy a laptop stand. Once your laptop screen is raised closer to eye level, your neck will start to feel a whole lot better. Also, try to take mini-breaks and stretch every 30 minutes. Remember a tension-free neck is a happy and healthy neck!

 

Chiropractic Care Can Help

A proven and safe way to treat neck pain is through chiropractic adjustments and simple exercises that will promote a more healthy range of motion, correct spinal alignment, and proper posture which in turn alleviates the pain associated with this common problem.

Hope everyone has a happy and healthy week! We invite you to visit Smith Chiropractic Family Care and Sports Injury Center. We will be back next week with another useful wellness tip.

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