An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure.

preventionDo Americans more commonly hurt themselves from repetitive strain injuries or from trauma like a slip and fall?

Americans overwhelmingly hurt themselves from repetitive strain injuries such as extended computer use or mechanical labor. While it’s commonly thought of that people visit the chiropractor for heavy lifting or car accidents, the majority of injuries are actually from everyday tasks.

Have you ever heard someone say they hurt their back by bending down to tie their shoes or by spitting out their toothpaste? It doesn’t sound realistic does it? Injuries from common everyday tasks are often a sign of pre-existing injury or degeneration. Someone thinking that bending down to tie their shoes is what caused their injury is about as reasonable as someone feeling pain from a cavity and thinking that it was caused by their last can of pop.

Keeping up with your dental check-ups is one of the best things you can do for your teeth. A dentist who has your best interest in mind is also going to give complimentary recommendations for in between check-ups. These recommendations will vary but generally include brushing your teeth daily, flossing, and avoiding soda, sugary and acidic foods.

Dentists and chiropractors agree that avoiding sugary foods and limiting soda is good for your health. Check-ups with your chiropractor are one of the best things you can do for your spine. Chiropractors will also give complimentary recommendations to keep you healthy in between visits. These recommendations include exercise, stretches for your neck and back, avoiding extended computer use, and limiting time on the couch.

Maintaining the bones in your body, whether they are in your mouth or spine, is an important part of your family’s health. Regular check-ups with your chiropractor and dentist can prevent many of life’s little, annoying problems.

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