Long-term Side Effects of Poor Posture


Did you know that having poor posture for an extended period of time can cause tension in the body and even produce long-term health problems that anyone in their right mind would like to avoid?

It’s true — practicing great posture not only keeps your spine in line, but it also helps protect your health and wellness. Below, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center goes over a few of the big long-term consequences of having poor posture.

Gastrointestinal Problems / Digestive Issues

Sitting in a slouched position can certainly compromise your digestive system’s ability to perform properly, which can end up causing digestive problems and stomach problems that you might like to avoid down the road.

Nerve Problems

Nerve constrictions can occur when your body stays in a hunched position for long periods of time. Surrounding skeletal structures can come into contact with nerves, “pinching” nerves in the process, which can cause pain, numbness, or worse.

Sinus Problems

Sitting with poor posture is bad for your passageways, especially your sinuses and your respiratory system. Think of your body like a hose, and, when you sit in contorted positions, this puts kinks in the hose, which will end up causing blockages. Keeping good posture will help you breathe better, improving your health and wellness in numerous ways.

If you have any questions about how you can work on your posture and how chiropractic treatment is an avenue for obtaining perfect posture, contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to schedule your consultation.

3 Easy Ways to Practice Mindfulness


Mindfulness might be thought of as a technique that gets you more in touch with the inner workings of your own mind, which helps one gain an acute sense of inner peace and mental clarity.

There are certain avenues and exercises that can help you get more in touch with your mind and even your spirituality, per se. Below, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center goes over a few ways to practice mindfulness, which will unlock new health and wellness benefits.

1.) Meditation

Meditation is a great way to get in touch with your stream of consciousness. Sitting down for 10-20 minutes daily to meditate on a certain thing, or to try your best to be aware of your thought patterns, making sure that you don’t get swept away by mental clutter. Practicing meditation daily will help increase your awareness and reduce overall anxiety.

2.) Yoga

Yoga is a great way to reduce tension in the body, but, when you take certain guided yoga classes, this can also serve as a meditation of sorts, taking you out of your daily go-go-go mode and bringing you to the present, forcing you to focus on your body, your mind, and your breathing.

3.) Do Manual, Menial Tasks

Find certain tasks (like gardening, for instance) that take you to your “Zen Place.” It might even be something like washing the dishes at just the right temperature with your very favorite soap. Doing this one thing that brings you to the present moment and keeps you there will do wonders for clearing your inner landscape.

Chiropractic treatment is a great way to sharpen you mind, too — our treatments have been shown to improve mental cognition and improve mind/body balance. Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to schedule your consultation if you’re interested in learning more!

Chiropractic Treatment for Basketball Players

Out of respect for the NBA Finals that is now full underway, we’d like to provide some useful information about how our treatments at Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center benefit those who play the game, whether it’s professionally or as an amateur/enthusiast.

First, the game of basketball itself puts a ton of strain on your back and your joints. Jumping up as high as you can and landing on either a hardwood court or pavement will certainly have an impact on your spine, your lower back, your knees, hips, and your ankles.

Even shooting the ball will give you shoulder problems down the road. But do you really want to end up looking like Bill Walton does now when you try to walk up a flight of stairs.

One good way to counteract the abuse you put your body through on a daily basis as an athlete is chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic treatment helps ease the tension from over-training, not to mention provides drug-free pain relief that will help you on those days when your old aches and pains show up to haunt you.

Chiropractic adjustments can also help increase your flexibility and improve your range of motion, which will make you more effective on the court.

Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to learn more about how our treatments help patients of all ages and from all walks of life. We have a rich history of getting great results!

5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Spine Health

At Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center we stress the importance of spine health — the health of our spines affects our overall health in more ways than one. Your central nervous system and your gastrointestinal system are closely linked to your spine, and when your spine gets out of line all sorts of health problems can occur.

Below, we go over a few simple ways to increase your spine health.

1.) Exercise Regularly

Exercise regularly and exercise with your spine in mind. Do exercises that engage your back and your core — you’ll find that this ends up having you feeling stronger on a daily basis.

2.) Eat Well and Stay Hydrated

Eating a clean diet and drinking half your body weight in ounces of water each day will have your body functioning at optimum capacity.

3.) Practice Perfect Posture

You’ve heard that saying, “Practice makes perfect,” but we like to take it one step further and say “Perfect practice makes perfect.” Perfecting your posture and making sure to keep great posture throughout the day, not matter what you’re doing, this will help your spine stay strong and in-line.

4.) Yoga

Having an active recovery plan in tremendously important for your spine. A good yoga practice will release tension in the spine and in your joints, not to mention increase range of motion and improve flexibility.

5.) Explore Chiropractic Treatment!

Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to schedule your consultation and learn about how our treatments not only help those who are sick or injured but also help those who are healthy stay healthy. We have a long track record of getting great results for entire families.

Make October a Month for Health and Wellness

We all know that times are trying right now due to a global pandemic still very much affecting the world as we know it, so much so that it’s starting to create a world that some of us can hardly recognize.

Focusing on your own health and wellness during the month of October is a great idea for a number of reasons.

First, we are all aware that this is an election year, and in early November we’re set to know who our commander in chief is going to be for the next 4 years. Every election year is fraught with stress but it’s safe to say that we’re now in a situation that our country has never seen before. No matter which side of the line you stand, you’re likely feeling stressed and anxious.

Below, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center discusses a few ways to double-down on your health and wellness goals, not only so you finish out a productive year, but so you stay in the realm of sanity.

Do yoga and practice meditation to relax your body and your mind. Stress and tension can show up in both spaces, so it’s a good idea to have a two-pronged attack on your wellness routine this month: physical and mental.

If you can manage, exercise your body a little bit. Exercise that extra energy you have, that way it doesn’t show up in the form of anxiety when you get ready for bed.

Eat well and hydrate properly. You’ll be surprised how much a healthy diet can improve your attitude and your body’s processes. Conversely, the adverse effects of having a crummy diet are many. Eating junk food bogs down our body and our mind.

Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center to learn more about how our treatments can help you reduce stress and anxiety, get a better night of sleep, increase your flexibility, and provide drug-free pain relief for aches, pains, and injuries. We have a long track record of helping entire families stay well.