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MN Family Chiropractic MN | Trampoline Injuries

Trampoline Injuries Are An EPIDEMIC! Many parents purchase trampolines for their children, believing that trampolines are toys that will provide hours of outdoor fun for kids. What many do not realize, says SpineUniverse.com, is that home-use trampolines actually cause most of the overall trampoline-related injuries, and the American Academy of Pediatrics has gone so far as to recommend that parents never purchase trampolines for homes and never allow their children to jump on trampolines at someone else’s home.Types of Injuries The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons’ position statement on trampolines and trampoline safety reports that the majority of trampoline-related injuries are fractures and sprains. Less common are severe injuries, but those that occur can cause paralysis or death. The American Academy of Pediatrics’ AAP News adds cuts, strains and spinal damage to the list of potential injuries and says that boys and girls are injured at approximately the same rate. A search of the medical literature failed to reveal any articles that discuss pediatric injuries acquired on privately owned recreational trampolines. This study was undertaken to quantify and qualify pediatric injuries from recreational trampoline use. A group of 114 patients who presented to the Emergency Department at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, with injuries directly related to use of a trampoline are discussed. There was a 1.2:1 male-female ratio. The average age was 8.0 years. Forty-eight percent of the patients were injured on their family’s trampoline, with the remainder injured on a friend’s, neighbors, relatives, or gymnasium’s equipment. The majority of injuries involved group use of the trampoline and the youngest person in a group...

Chiropractic Health And Wellness MN

Summer Sports-Related Injuries School vacation and summer weather entice us to enjoy the great outdoors. This is good for our health in many ways. Respiratory viral illnesses that thrive on close indoor contact become less of a problem. Sun exposure enhances the skin’s production of active vitamin D for better bone health. Also, recreational activities improve our mental and physical health through exercise. This is not an attempt to discourage pursuit of outdoor fun. But now is an important time of the year to start thinking about the seasonal hazards of summertime and make a plan to enjoy the season in good health. One example of how an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is water safety. Biking The freedom of riding a bike can’t be beat, but following a few safety tips and obeying the rules of the road can help you stay safe.  Always wear a properly fitted helmet. Over 85% of head injuries can be prevented by wearing a helmet. Keep your bicycle in good working condition. Boating Before you set off in your boat this summer, remember these important safety tips: Have life jackets for everyone on board!  Children under 12 years old must wear a life jacket on any boat.  Children under 16 must wear a life jack on a sailboat. If the kids go out for a paddle they should always stay within eyesight of an adult. Never drink and drive a boat. Inline Skating (i.e. roller-blading) Wear a helmet. Use wrist and elbow guards to avoid fractures in the wrist and elbows. Don’t go far until you know how...

Chiropractic Care MN | Health and Wellness

MN Chiropractic Care | Summer Sports-Related Injuries Warm weather is here, which means that many people will soon be storing their winter coats and replacing them with swimsuits.  With this in mind, it is important to consider the potential for injury with water-related activities since they can occur just as easily as other seasonal sports. As is most often the case, prevention is essential. Summer is a season full of beautiful weather, vacations, sports, and other enjoyable outdoor activities. Unfortunately, summer also means an increase in injuries. There are many ways to prevent the injuries that are most common during the summer months, as you and your family enjoy the warm weather. Many of the tips for preventing summer sports-related back injuries revolve around being in good condition. You might be surprised at just what “conditioning” encompasses. Of course, maintaining a workout routine that includes the strengthening and stretching of your muscles will help protect your back — your back is vulnerable when the rest of your body cannot move easily and safely. But experts tell us that conditioning does not stop after you walk out of the gym. Align Your Body:  Alignment refers to the relationships of parts of the body to the whole. Here’s how it works: Bones come together at joints, which are spaces that allow for movements you make when you run, hike, cycle, lift weights, or even type at your computer. For example, your knee is a joint, as is your elbow. Muscles do the work of moving those bones. With 26 movable bones; the spine has many joints that allow you to move it in...

MN Chiropractic Care | Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness Chiropractic Care MN Regular chiropractic care, eating a healthy diet, taking vitamin supplements, keeping your weight under control and stress management are all part of an overall wellness lifestyle that, if followed, results in a longer, healthier and pain-free life. Here is a list of simple tips to help you maintain a healthier, more vibrant body. Reduce Your Stress Modern life is full of pressure, stress and frustration. Worrying about your job security, being overworked, and driving in rush-hour traffic, arguing with your spouse— all these create stress. According to a recent survey by the American Psychology Association, fifty-four percent of Americans are concerned about the level of stress in their everyday lives and two-thirds of Americans say they are likely to seek help for stress. You may feel physical stress as the result of too much to do, not enough sleep, a poor diet or the effects of an illness. Stress can also be mental: when you worry about money, a loved one’s illness, retirement, or experience an emotionally devastating event, such as the death of a spouse or being fired from work. Relax… However, much of our stress comes from less dramatic everyday responsibilities. Obligations and pressures which are both physical and mental are not always obvious to us. In response to these daily strains your body automatically increases blood pressure, heart rate, respiration, metabolism, and blood flow to your muscles. This response is intended to help your body react quickly and effectively to a high-pressure situation. After decades of research, it is clear that the negative effects associated with stress are real. Although...

Chiropractic Health and Wellness Minnesota

MN Health and Wellness Champlin Minnesota Chiropractic is a health care discipline that emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. In addition, doctors of chiropractic recognize the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient. The purpose of Chiropractic is to provide patients with the most advanced conservative health care services available to help them achieve optimum health and performance. They include… Fibromyalgia Muscle Pain Headache Arthritis Low Back Pain Asthma Addictions Menstrual Cramps Tennis Elbow Carpel Tunnel Syndrome Assist in Stroke Rehabilitation Most chiropractic physicians use spinal manipulative therapy, which is a hand on approach to restoring joint function and alignment. During that process you may hear and feel the usual clicking sound of the joint being mobilized. Not all patients are able to have this type of chiropractic adjustment whether or not indicated due to a specific health problem or just apprehension. It is important to understand that health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The purpose of chiropractic is not merely to relieve a symptom or address a cause of that symptom, important as these things may be to the patient, but to provide holistic care and to optimize health. Acupuncture Acupuncture can work and it is...

MN Champlin Chiropractic Health and Wellness

Chiropractic Health and Wellness Health is not simply “feeling fine,” for we know that problems may progress for years without causing any symptoms whatsoever. As you know by now, heart disease for example, often develops unnoticed for many years before it strikes: in fact, the first symptom of heart disease that many people experience is a heart attack or death. Let us be clear that we are not under the illusion that everyone who creates a wellness lifestyle will be immune from pain, sickness, and disease. Many people do everything right and still get sick and die. Some will argue that there are many people who do everything wrong and live long, seemingly healthy lives. However, since we have no way to predict who is who, we have to do our very best to reduce our risk and promote our health. Concerning your wellness… Health is not merely the absence of disease. The body has an innate intelligence that runs a series of complex systems that rely on proper balance and coordination in order to function correctly. By living a wellness lifestyle, you can enrich your life with vibrant health. Wellness requires you to be a proactive agent for your body. You need to treat it well and not wait until you hurt before you decide to take care of it. Health is not merely the absence of disease any more than wealth is an absence of poverty. A wellness approach focuses on natural care without the use of drugs and surgery. Natural treatments options like chiropractic adjustments, diet & nutrition, physical therapy, acupuncture, and other non-drug therapies treat...