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Tips from Your Local Chiropractor: How to Protect Your Child’s Spine from their Backpack

As a parent, you want to help your child grow up strong and healthy. However, if you’re not paying attention, your child’s spine could become damaged if they carry heavy books in their backpack on a regular basis. As your local chiropractor, at Greater Life Chiropractic, we’d like to share with you a few ways you can protect your child’s spine from harm caused by their backpack.

Choose the Right Backpack. When you’re picking out a backpack for your child, make sure that the bag is proportional to their body. You should also look for backpacks that have padded shoulder straps […]

Spine Health 101: How to Achieve Better Posture

Having good posture is an easy and important way to maintain the health of your spine. When you practice correct posture, you help preserve the alignment of your spine and may also be able to alleviate common problems like headaches, neck pain, and fatigue. If you feel like your posture could use some work, there are a few steps you can take to improve it and ultimately improve your spine health.

Know What Good Posture Is. It can be difficult to achieve greater spine health if you don’t know what good posture should look like. Stand in front of a mirror […]

Common Questions You Might Have about Principled Chiropractic

Principled chiropractic is unlike traditional forms of chiropractic care. If you’re new to the world of principled chiropractic, you might have a few questions about what it is, how it works, and whether you can benefit from this form of care. Luckily, at Greater Life Chiropractic, we’re here to answer your questions and provide you with all of the information you might need.

What is Principled Chiropractic?

The purpose of principled chiropractic is to realign the vertebrae that are out of alignment in the spine and ultimately restore function in the body’s nervous system. Attaining proper nervous system functioning is essential […]

Corrective Care Plans: How to Get the Most Out of Your Time at Our Office

At Greater Life Chiropractic, one of the main things that sets our office apart is that we develop customized corrective care plans for every one of our practice members. If you’ve never been to our office before, there are several things you need to know about corrective care plans, what they entail, and how to get the most out of the time you spend with us.

What is a Corrective Care Plan?

 A corrective care plan is a plan that takes into account your health history, any conditions you are suffering from, and the goals you wish to achieve from coming […]

What You Need to Know About Taking Your Child to a Pediatric Chiropractor

If you’ve ever suffered from a health condition, you probably came in to see us at Greater Life Chiropractic for help achieving your highest potential for health. If you’re thinking about taking your kids to see a pediatric chiropractor, there are several things you should know before you go.

Chiropractic Care is Safe. We see many parents who are concerned about bringing their children to a pediatric chiropractor because they aren’t sure whether it is safe. However, we encourage you to keep in mind that numerous studies have been done about the effectiveness of chiropractic care for children, and it has […]

What Happens the First Time You See a Chiropractor?

If you’ve never been to a chiropractor before, you’re probably a little bit nervous about what to expect when you come to see us at Greater Life Chiropractic for the first time. To make sure your first visit is as comfortable and informative as possible, there are several things you should know about coming in to see a chiropractor at our office.

First, you will need to fill out a new member application. This will allow us to understand your personal health concerns and any past traumas that could have an impact on the state of your current health. Second, we’ll […]

How to Achieve Better Spine Health and Reduce Back Pain

While walking upright definitely has its advantages, it also puts an immense amount of pressure on your spine. Add this to improper sitting, poor posture, and the normal wear-and-tear of physical activities, and you have the perfect recipe for compromised spine health and back pain on your hands.

To maintain proper spine health and to reduce the amount of back pain you experience on a regular basis:

Have your spine regularly checked by your chiropractor to ensure you don’t have any spinal misalignments.
Make sure you are eating a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy weight for your height.
Remain active and avoid prolonged […]

Disease Prevention: Can Chiropractic Care Prevent Heart Disease?

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. While you probably realize that you should take certain steps to prevent this disease, you may not know that chiropractic care is an effective form of cardiovascular disease prevention.


How Chiropractic Care Helps the Heart

The blood vessels in your body and your heart are connected to your central nervous system by millions of small connections. These small nerves control your blood pressure and your heart rate, which are two extremely important factors for heart health. Since chiropractic care can positively impact the nerves in your body, it can be […]

Why Should You Take Your Kids to a Pediatric Chiropractor?

When your kids are healthy, you probably don’t think there is a need to bring them into our office to see a pediatric chiropractor. However, we strongly encourage you to bring your kids to see us, even if they seem perfectly healthy, because chiropractic care:

Encourages proper nerve and brain development.
Can strengthen your children’s immune systems so they suffer from fewer colds, earaches, and illnesses overall.
Diminishes nerve interferences, which could affect your children’s ability to learn and concentrate.
Promotes proper balance throughout the body, which can resolve asthma, allergies, poor posture, and bed-wetting.

If you’ve never taken your children to a pediatric chiropractor […]

Suffering From a Pinched Nerve? Here’s What You Need to Know

A nerve may become pinched as a result of a vertebral subluxation complex, which is nerd talk for a misaligned spinal bone. When spinal bones misalign, they also cause surrounding tissues that are attached to spinal bones to be stressed (tendons, ligaments, intervertebral disc). Any one of these tissues, or even the edema (fluid) produced to stabilize the misaligned bones, may place pressure on the spinal nerve root. This is what is commonly known as a “pinched nerve”.

The human body has several miles of nerve fiber, but only 18% of those nerves feel pain! Can a nerve be pinched and […]