Archive for September 2020
Chiro for Terrible Twos
The “Terrible Twos” is what a lot of people describe a time in a child’s life when they begin to experience mood shifts and shifts in behavior, perhaps mixed with a dash of coming into their own power and stretching the margins of that power.
Since you’re likely staying at home during these uncertain times of pandemic, it’s a good idea to have some handy solutions ready that will help your child create a space where they can be healthy and well year-round.
One way to set your child on a path to wellness early on is to cultivate a relationship with your local chiropractor. Chiropractic treatment provides an immense amount of benefits to infants and children, benefits that speak to the terrible two-year-old in all of us.
First, chiropractic treatment will help your child get a better night of sleep, which will help them get the rest they need to function at 100% the next day.
Chiropractic treatment has also been shown to improve mood and reduce depression, not to mention boost brain cognition — all benefits a cranky two-year-old can certainly benefit from.
As your child grows, chiropractic treatment can come through in the clutch, helping relieve growing pains the all-natural way.
If you’d like to know more about how our treatments can benefit your entire family, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.
125 Years of Chiropractic!
Today the honorable profession of chiropractic turns 125! Yes, that’s correct, chiropractic specialists have been providing their drug-free treatments in order to alleviate or in some cases even cure a variety of health conditions, abnormalities, and maladies alike.
Back in 1895 D.D. Palmer provided an adjustment for Harvey Lillard in a quiet place in downtown Davenport, Iowa — the rest is history!
Over the last century-plus, the chiropractic profession has evolved and refined itself, helping patients from all walks of life live happier, healthier lives.
Moving forward, chiropractic treatment is only going to be more important. As we continue to face our current opioid epidemic, chiropractic adjustments provide the drug-free solutions that help patients avoid prescription drugs and opioid use.
At Espinosa Family Chiropractic we have a firm sense as well as a great appreciation for our rich history as chiropractic specialists. Contact us today and we’ll see about constructing a custom-tailored treatment plan that will help you get the sort of results you have to experience in order to believe.
Warming Up and Cooling Down
When it comes to your workouts, warming up before your workout and cooling down afterward are both essential.
Your warm-up should include a routine and movements that are essential to your workout, while at the same time not pushing your body anywhere near the realm of what you do during a workout. Boxers might warm-up for 45 minutes before the start hitting the bag, simply working on footwork, dancing around to get the blood flowing, and perhaps shadowboxing here and there to get the muscles prepped for a workout.
Cooling down is important in order to avoid post-exercise hypotension, which has to do with the blood pressure drop that will likely occur after an immediate stop after a workout. When you come to a complete standstill post-exercise this can cause blood to pool in the legs, which can result in dizziness, fainting, lowered blood pressure, and more.
Cooling down will also ensure that lactic acid doesn’t build up in the muscles, which can result in cramping and pain.
Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic Today
If you have any questions about how our treatments go hand-in-hand with an active lifestyle, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.
Most Common Causes of Auto Accidents
At Espinosa Family Chiropractic we see many patients who experience the unfortunate event of an automobile accident, which can cause all sorts of injuries — or worse…
Below, we go over some of the more common reasons that automobile accidents occur in hopes that we can help people avoid experiencing an accident that could yield and injury that will make it necessary to see the chiropractor.
Driving While Distracted
Driving while distracted is perhaps the number one cause of automobile accidents, whether it happens because a person is looking at their phone, dealing with a child in the back, putting on makeup, or even something as seemingly innocuous as changing the song playing in the car. Accidents can occur within the blink of an eye, so it’s important to always keep your eyes on the road.
Driving While Impaired
Driving while impaired is one of the most common reasons accidents occur. If you take a prescription drug, have adult beverages, or do anything that impairs your ability to drive, you have no business being on the road. Make sure to get a designated driver. Let’s all keep each other safe out there!
Speeding is another common culprit when it comes to automobile accidents. Observing regulations and street signs, not to mention making sure that you do not go over the posted legal speed limit.
Espinosa Family Chiropractic is here in the event that you do experience an automobile accident and seek drug-free pain solutions. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
Planning a Labor Day that Makes Sense During Times of COVID-19
As we continue to face the effects of COVID-19 as it continues to run its course across the globe, it’s a good idea to custom-tailor your Labor Day plans to ensure you limit your own exposure and limit the risk of infecting those who come into contact with you.
Chances are, by now, you’ve begun to see close friends and close family, and maybe you’ve taken to enjoying the outdoors on your weekends.
Maybe you’d like to avoid going hiking, since that is probably what a lot of people are going to be doing — many folks seem to forget the whole “Let’s all limit our exposure,” thing.
Instead, try something more remote. Paddleboarding is a fine option. The chances that anyone invades your six-foot bubble are virtually zero — same if you decide to go rock climbing. Remember to pack all proper safety gear to ensure you’re not injured (or worse).
Staying active over Labor Day as opposed to, say, vegging out on the couch is always a better idea. Take a yoga class over the weekend if one is available to you.
Avoid wakeboarding this weekend — unless it’s only a once-a-year type of thing for you. Your chances of being injured are exponentially higher with so many other people on the water.
If you do experience an injury or discomfort as a result of your Labor Day activities, we’re happy to help provide drug-free pain and injury solutions. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic to schedule your consultation.
Planning Meals for the Fall Season
Did you know that one of the most common reasons that people tend to do away with a healthy diet is due to lack of variety? It’s true! When we get used to eating the same old thing, whether it’s that grilled chicken and kale salad, those Brussels sprouts, or even that weird oatmeal creation you keep in the fridge overnight so you can “enjoy” it the next morning.
Switching Up Your Diet for the Fall Season
Instead of falling victim to one of the most common predators to a healthy diet, let’s shake things up a bit.
Remix Your Salad Options
Instead of that boring chicken salad, make some quinoa and throw some roasted pear, walnuts, beets, and chard in there. Toss this fresh, new creation in a Fall-friendly dressing why don’t you? Maple-cider vinaigrette might be a fun option.
Next, why not explore the interesting world of soup making? Tomato soups are great for this time of year, not to mention creamy baked potato. If you’re staying away from starch and carbs, opt for a pumpkin-style soup.
Your crockpot is your friend during the Fall season. Dump a bunch of healthy ingredients over a nutritionally-sound base, turn on its slow-cooking capabilities, and set off on your day. When you get home, your creation will likely be waiting for you in a state of yummy completion.
A Chiropractor in Sacramento, CA That Stresses Healthy Living…
Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to learn about how our treatments go hand-in-hand with a healthy diet and can help you avoid injuries during the Fall season, not to mention provide drug-free pain relief for injuries and aches and pains you experience along the way.