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The summer season is in full swing and Espinosa Family Chiropractic would like to go over a few ways to stay active in July. During the summer season, it's especially easy for us to slack off on our wellness routines -- whether that be canceling that yoga class on the weekend, skipping a workout in lieu of going to the beach, or slacking on our normally nutritious diet.

Below are a few ways to maximize your wellness in July, which will help you finish out the third quarter of the year.

Meal Prep

Things might be busy, which means it's a great idea to stay on top of your diet by prepping healthy meals -- that way you don't have to worry about preparing something healthy on a daily and nightly basis. When you automate your meal prepping, it will free you up to get more work and exercise done during the week. You'll also be giving your body healthy fuel!

Learn Something New

Take a martial arts or MMA class. Learn how to do yoga. By taking a new class and learning a new thing, you'll be gleaning countless benefits, hold yourself accountable for showing up, not to mention join a community that will also try to hold you accountable.

Engage in Active Recovery

Visiting the chiropractor, building a healthy yoga practice, and keeping a healthy diet will help you bounce back from the weekly grind, not to mention intense workouts. To learn more about how chiropractic adjustments can help many facets of your life, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today.

Many women (a large majority of them, actually) live with PMS symptoms -- some minor in severity, and others experiencing symptoms ranging from mild bloating to severe mood swings and lethargy. Menstrual and premenstrual syndrome issues tend to reach their peak awfulness when women are in their late 20s to their early 40s.

10-20% of women experience severe symptoms from PMS that curb their wellness and productivity.

Chiropractic Offers a Drug-Free Solution

Many doctors might prescribe medication for treating PMS symptoms, but chiropractic care aims to correct subluxations in the spine that could be affecting the communication system in your body, affecting your organs, hormones, adn more.

Reduce PMS Symptom Severity

Studies are showing that women who consistently explore the benefits of chiropractic treatments see a reduction in severity when it comes to their PMS symptoms. 

Chiropractic care has also been shown to assist in nerve tissue regulation in the lower abdomen, which helps reduce pressure and irritation.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to learn more about how chiropractic treatments can help women having menstrual issues or living with heavy symptoms from PMS.

When it comes to proper lifting technique, some of us may be missing the mark without even knowing about it, which can open us up to all sorts of workplace injuries, not to mention injuries at home, and even in the gym when we're trying to get fit.

Below are some of the main Dos and Don'ts when it comes to lifting heavy objects.

Lifting Dos

Do make sure that you squat down and lift with your legs. Make sure that your feet are shoulder-witch apart or thereabouts and that one foot is slightly ahead of the other, without sacrificing your center of gravity. Keep whatever you're lifting close to your body because when you hold that object outside from your body you're putting undue amounts of pressure on your back. Try to always grab a friend or coworker to assist you when lifting a heavy object, too.

Lifting Don'ts

Make sure that you avoid bending over to lift an object and never lift with your back. If you have your feet too close together you will risk losing your footing and your center of gravity, so try to keep a wide base. Always avoid lifting heavy objects by yourself.

If you have any questions about proper lifting technique or if you experience an injury from lifting a heavy object, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

Did you know that chiropractic treatments can benefit patients during all stages of their lifespan, pregnancy included?

The Body Changes During Pregnancy

When the body goes through something like pregnancy there are many changes. Hauling around the extra weight for 9 months can really start to take its toll on the body and chiropractic treatments are the perfect antidote for the stress the mind and body go through during the various stages of pregnancy.

Your body undeniably changes shape and the experience can negatively affect your posture, which chiropractic treatments/adjustments will help correct. Chirorpactic also offers a drug-free pain management solution to patients, helping them successfully work through joint and back pain.

Boost Your Mood

Chiropractic treatments will also improve your mood and have been shown to reduce anxiety, reduce depression, even help with insomnia. Chiropractic treatments also improve neurfunctionality. It's a great idea to implement chiropractic treatments into your pregnancy wellness plan because it will ultimately be a better experience for your baby.

Reduce Labor/Delivery Time

During labor and delivery chiropractic treatments have been shown to be beneficial, too, reducing overall labor time and time to deliver the baby in patients who had undergone consistent chiropractic treatments prior.

If you have any questions about the additional benefit chiropractic treatments have to offer during pregnancy, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today.

At Espinosa Family Chiropractic we have a long track record of treating patients of all ages, entire families as a matter of fact.

Many children experience bed wetting and the causes of this problem are not totally understood, even in this day and age. Bed wetting occurs most commonly in children ages 4 and under, but older children can also be affected.

Identifying the Source of the Problem

Children can experience bed wetting due to their underdeveloped bladders. Their bodies may not be able to identify a full bladder just yet. If a child is wetting the bed after not doing it for a long period of time, this could be due to stress -- for instance, a change in the environment, divorce, marital problems, some sort of health disorder, or even could be a sign of abuse.

Your Child's Bed-Wetting Could Be Due to Irritated Nerves

Oftentimes irritated nerves which are tasked with controlling the bladder's functionality is are the root of the problem. This particular set of nerves exit the Sacrum, an area of the spine -- which is one large fused bone in an adult but only five individual segments in a child. When these segments become misaligned, this can serious compromise in the nerves that are responsible for normal bladder function.

Although chiropractic care is not traditionally a treatment used for bed wetting, it's actually helped many children living with the problem.

If your child is wetting the bed, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic for drug-free, all-natural solutions.