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Did you know that chiropractic treatments aren't just for patients who suffer from back pain and immobility. Chiropractic adjustments have also been shown to treat things like headaches, insomnia, stress, and even ear infections.

Ear Aches Are Common in Children

Some children experience chronic ear problems, many times from infection. Bacterial or viral infections can come about after a cold, for instance. When a child experiences repeated infection, hearing damage can certainly occur, not to mention problems with speech and their development.

What's Going on During an Ear Infection?

An ear infection is the result of the lymph system in the neck experiencing drainage problems. Infection can also occur lack of muscle functionality when it comes to the muscles that deter bacteria and viruses from entering the back of the throat tubes.

A big reason why children experience ear infections more often is because adults have larger tubes which allow for improved drainage.

Chiropractic: A Drug-Free Solution to Ear Infections

Antibiotics are generally prescribed to help kill infections, which haven't exactly been proven to be more effective than your body's own nervous system. Neither drainage or antibiotics treat the underlying condition.

Doctors of chiropractic are able to effectively diagnose ear infection problems, not to mention provide treatment that can restore tissue function in the neck. As a result, chiropractic treatment can significantly reduce, of not altogether eliminate, ear infections without medicinal or surgical intervention. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to learn how we can help treat conditions beyond back pain.

Stress can come in a variety of forms and come about from a variety of stimuli. However, it's always up to us as individuals to decide how we respond to exterior forces and events. Below Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over a few simple ways to reduce stress. We say "simple" because practicing these principles in your life might not be easy, but they will always be worth the effort and pay off in dividends when it comes to your mental and physical health.

1.) Stay Active

Our ancestors got something like 15,000 steps in hunting and gathering. It was a necessity. As a result, we're genetically wired to need a certain amount of activity per day. 10,000 steps is a reasonable goal every day. If you can, exercise during the week or on the weekends, whenever you can get it in. When you work yourself to physical exertion, you'll earn better sleep.

2.) Meditate/Practice Mindfulness

Sitting in silence and letting your thoughts settle is a great way to get to know yourself and observe the way you think. Let thoughts pass like driftwood. You'll entertain some, but remember that you're not supposed to think during meditatin, so bring yourself back to your mental silence. It's hard not to think of anything, you might find, but doing this 10-20 minutes daily will bring you a newfound peace of mind. Combining meditation and deep breathing is great for reducing overall stress.

3.) Do Yoga

Take a yoga class or build your yoga practice at home. Your body responds to stress just as much as your mind does, after all. Yoga will give your body the relief and decompression it needs to recalibrate for the day.

Speaking of recalibration, chiropractic adjustments have also been shown to reduce stress and help with conditions like anxiety and insomnia. Give Espinosa Family Chiropractic a call `today to schedule your one-on-one consultation.

At Espinosa Family Chiropractic we like to keep our diverse patient base updated on the latest health trends, which are relevant during the work week, and also relevant when you're at play. Memorial Day weekend is a perfect opportunity to clear your head, stay active, and treat yourself well.

Below are a few ways to stay active and healthy over the holiday weekend.

Get a Massage

Instead of hitting the beach, why not hit the massage table. Give your body some much needed TLC.

Stay Active

Go on a run. Go on a hike. If you're hitting up the beach, take a swim or paddleboard. Memorial Day weekend is a great opportunity to stay active on top of the normal festivities.

Stay Hydrated

One of the best things you can do for yourself on Memorial Day is protect yourself from the sun. Drink half your body weight in ounces of water for good measure. It's great for your spine, joints, and your body and brain at large.

If you have any questions about how to optimize your health with chiropractic care, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic. We provide chiropractic care for the whole family.

In observance of the NBA Finals, Espinosa Family Chiropractic would like to go over some special ways that chiropractic care can benefit the basketball player.

It turns out that basketball players in particular put extra pressure on their back, legs, and joints. There's a lot of running on hardwood floors, jumping, and falling to the ground when crashing for rebounds or diving for the ball that can take a serious toll on anyone's body.

Chiropractic is Good for Your Joints

Chiropractic care has been shown to improve joint functionality and reduce joint pain the all-natural, drug-free way.

Chiropractic is Great for Pain Relief

After a game chiropractic care can be an excellent part of a recovery protocol, providing drug-free pain relief benefits to those who take the time to pursue it.

Avoid Future Injury

Chiropractic care will help your body and brain function at optimum capacity. With new and increased flexibility and range of motion you'll be less prone to injury.

If you have any additional questions about how chiropractic care can benefits athletes and baskeball players, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today.

Not many athletes go to chiropractic care when they think of useful recovery methods, but it can be a very worthwhile pursuit, especially for the athlete trying to recover quickly and drug-free, not to mention up their game on multiple levels.

Below Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over a few ways that chiropractic care is beneficial for athletes.

Relieve Back, Neck, Spine, and Joints

Your back, neck, spine, and your joints are all going to take a considerable amount of abuse in any athletic pursuit, and chiropractic care is an excellent way to make sure your body is getting the stress relief and regenerative time it needs to function at optimum capacity.

Improve Cognitive Function

Chiropractic care also improves the mind/body connection, improving the communication between your brain and the rest of your body, which can get seriously jammed up due to spine misalignment. 

Improve Recovery Time

If you're having to spend significant time recovering from your workouts and athletic activity, then chiropractic care can be an excellent way to get back in the game faster and perform more effectively from day to day.

If you have any additional questions about how chiropractic care can improve your life, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today.