Chiropractic care helps the nervous system operate more efficiently by removing interferences called subluxations.. We specialize in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of nerve, muscle and joint pain and help out patients experience optimal health & Wellness, naturally. If you are experiencing pain, click HERE to schedule a FREE new patient consultation.
Kinesiology, also known as biomechanics, is the study of body movement. Applied kinesiology (AK) is a study that tests muscle strength to diagnosis and treat patients with pinched nerves, as that relates to spinal imbalance and pain. At Drobbin Chiropractic, we use Applied Kinesiology to help determine the appropriate course of course for our patients.
Massage Therapy is a very effective component to break up and soften scar tissue that develops from pain and chronic inflammation. This can lead to non flexible scar tissue. Our certified massage technicians are experts at softening these chronic inflamed connective tissue and muscles to increase your ability to move.
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) offers the following tips to help prevent the needless pain that backpack misuse could cause the students in your household.
1. Make sure your child's backpack weighs no more than 5 to 10 percent of his or her body weight. A heavier backpack will cause your child to bend forward in an attempt to support the weight on his or her back, rather than on the shoulders, by the straps.
2. The backpack should never hang more than four inches below the waistline. A backpack that hangs too low increases the weight on the shoulders, causing your child to lean forward when walking.
3. A backpack with individualized compartments helps in positioning the contents most effectively. Make sure that pointy or bulky objects are packed away from the area that will rest on your child's back.
4. Bigger is not necessarily better. The more room there is in a backpack, the more your child will carry-and the heavier the backpack will be.
5. Urge your child to wear both shoulder straps. Lugging the backpack around by one strap can cause the disproportionate shift of weight to one side, leading to neck and muscle spasms, as well as low-back pain.
6. Wide, padded straps are very important. Non-padded straps are uncomfortable, and can dig into your child's shoulders.
7. The shoulder straps should be adjustable so the backpack can be fitted to your child's body. Straps that are too loose can cause the backpack to dangle uncomfortably and cause spinal misalignment and pain.
8. If the backpack is still too heavy, talk to your child's teacher. Ask if your child could leave the heaviest books at school, and bring home only lighter hand-out materials or workbooks.
9. Although the use of rollerpacks - or backpacks on wheels - has become popular in recent years, ACA is now recommending that they be used cautiously and on a limited basis by only those students who are not physically able to carry a backpack. Some school districts have begun banning the use of rollerpacks because they clutter hallways, resulting in dangerous trips and falls.
If you child is complaining about shoulder, neck or back pain or you notice that your child is leaning forward due to a heavy backpack, call our office for a FREE consultation today.
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Chiropractic can beneficial from birth to adulthood. In our office we care for babies, old children, adults and seniors. We help relieve neck, back, hip, feet, leg and arm pain. Through the use of spinal manipulation, we help our patients live a healthier and happier life without the use of prescription drugs or surgeries.