September 2018 Health Newsletter

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The Offices of Dr. Garcia

Dear Patients,

Kids are headed back to school! Time to carry backpacks and sit for long periods of time. Kids will get to be active with friends and with activities. Kids will have time to play group sports and also practice for school plays. But do your children complain of headaches, back pain, or neck pain? Do your children have trouble with concentration and or paying attention?

Chiropractic is for Kids!

Chiropractic helps kids maintain their balance (clumsy?). Chiropractic helps kids stay healthy (always sick?) Chiropractic helps kids concentrate and focus (ADD - ADHD?) Chiropractic helps kids be positive, confident and happy (grumpy?)

Most of all, Chiropractic helps Kids be Kids!

When kids are Adjusted by the Chiropractor, they can move more freely. They sleep better. Their bodies function better. Their nervous system works more normally. This will then lead to them having better concentration and better moods. They will feel better. Chiropractic Adjustments will help boost their natural immune system function, take away tension from their spine, helping them to achieve higher learning and more dynamic activity!

Chiropractic helps Kids Get Well and also Stay Well!

If you have never experienced Chiropractic as a child, as someone that has. There are so many far reaching benefits of maintaining your spinal health. Why not start as soon as possible? Kids need Chiropractic Adjustments!

Consider it a "Tune-Up" for your Kids! Even your car gets "Tuned-Up"!

We are here for you and your family. If you have any pain, or are involved in a car accident (speaking of Tune-Ups), please be sure to call us right away. We accept walk-in appointments, but would love to be able to save a specific time for your visit. Just call us and we will handle the rest! 404-288-8433


Dr. Garcia
Clinical Director
Injury 2 Wellness Centers - Decatur, Clarkston, & Jonesboro



Current Articles

» Back Pain Sufferers Reduce Disability with Chiropractic Care
» Regular Exercise Is Great for Mental Health – But Watch Out for Too Much

Back Pain Sufferers Reduce Disability with Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care for back pain has been proven to provide pain relief while improving mobility and function. Now, a recent study provides evidence that chiropractic care can not only reduce back pain but also lessen disability in patients. The study focused on 750 United States military service members still on active duty. All were being treated for lower back pain. Traditional measures such as physical therapy as well as drugs were used.  Then, half of the group were treated by a chiropractor. The chiropractic methods used included spinal manipulation as well as special exercises. In just six weeks, the military service members who received the chiropractic treatments had less back pain and less disability. The research was led by Dr. Christine Goertz of the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. She told Reuters that the treatments may help muscles heal while improving mobility in the body. They may also help manage pain by changing how pain is perceived. Back pain in the lumbar spine (lower back) affects one in five adult Americans. With painkillers such as opioids leading to increasing addictions, safe, natural treatments like chiropractic care are increasingly sought after. If you're suffering from back pain, neck pain, headaches, or joint related pain, contact your local doctor of chiropractic today!

Source: JAMA Network Open, online May 18, 2018.
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Regular Exercise Is Great for Mental Health – But Watch Out for Too Much

According to a study of 1.2 million adults across the U.S., people who engage in regular exercise report an overall healthier mental state than non-active or sedentary people. However, more exercise is not necessarily better for mental health. According to this research, daily exercisers actually report less mental wellbeing. This means, just like anything else, moderation is key to reap the health benefits of physical activity. And, according to the study, all kinds of exercise counts, including housework, mowing the lawn, caring for children, fishing, gym sessions, running, walking, and more. Researchers have continually proven that exercise can have major positive health effects, including lowered risks for stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. However, the link between good mental health and exercise is less certain. While the researchers in this particular study were able to positively link exercise to healthy mindsets, they weren’t able to demonstrate cause and effect. The study asked adults across the U.S. to give a ballpark estimate of how often during the previous month they would say their mental health was "not good" due to emotional issues, including those related to stress and depression. In addition, these adults reported their exercise habits during the previous month, including how long each session lasted. One major takeaway from the study: People who exercised regularly reported experiencing less mental health issues. In total, the exercisers reported 43% fewer days with mental health issues than non-exercisers.

Source: The Lancet Psychiatry. Volume 5, Issue 9, P692-693, September 01, 2018.
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