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How to Breakthrough Limits: No Excuses

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What goals have you told yourself that you can’t achieve? None would likely be the answer from 34-year-old Misty Diaz. Born with severe spina bifida.

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The Importance of Replacing Screen Time with Outdoor Time

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With technology use on the rise, the smallest among us are being severely affected. In a January 2019 study released by the journal JAMA Pediatrics, researchers have found a direct association between the amount of screen time allowed at age 2 and 3 with delayed physical development by age 5. For the purposes of this study, development encompassed progression in communication, motor skills, problem-solving and personal social skills.

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How to Choose The Best Pregnancy and Pediatrics Chiropractor

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During your pregnancy, you want nothing but the best for your baby, and finding the right pregnancy and pediatrics chiropractor may be high on your list. You deserve a chiropractor that has experience with pregnancy massage and other all-natural chiropractic techniques to ensure you are healthy and pain-free throughout your pregnancy. Before you commit to a pregnancy chiropractor in the Atlanta (locations in Alpharetta, Buckhead, Decatur, Sandy Springs, & Woodstock) and Charleston, SC area, consider these four areas:

1. Assess your pain areas. Knowing where you are experiencing pain and discomfort can help you identify the best pregnancy chiropractor to meet your needs. You can also ask specific questions and get targeted information about how they can leverage safe chiropractic treatments to address your trouble areas. For example, if you are having lumbar pain, as a result of your pregnancy, seeking out an experienced pregnancy chiropractor who specializes in treating pregnancy back pain can be the best solution

2. Ask about their experience. How long has the practice been open? How many pregnant patients do they treat? What techniques have they found to be successful for pregnant women experiencing back pain? These are all questions you should ask to determine if the pregnancy chiropractor is the right fit for your needs. An experienced chiropractic treatment clinic will be able to provide ample information in this regard and will be happy to address all of your questions and concerns during the initial visit.

3. Check references. Always ask for testimonials or to speak with former patients. If you are at all leary about the reputation of a pregnancy and pediatric chiropractor, then it is always best to do your own due diligence before accepting any treatments. Checking for online reviews and Better Business Bureau (BBB) ratings are also great places to verify the practices’ credibility and ability to provide quality care.

4. Ask for an initial consultation. Most trusted pediatric and pregnancy chiropractors will offer a free back evaluation to discuss your areas of pain and to explain how their services work. This is a great time to ask questions about their experience and inquire about what specific chiropractic treatments they use to help pregnant women manage back pain throughout their pregnancy. If they require you to commit to services before you are able to discuss your needs, this is a major red flag.

If you are looking for an award-winning and friendly pregnancy chiropractor with a proven track record helping pregnant women eliminate back pain, then contact the experienced doctors at Corrective Chiropractic today at 404-355-5499 for a free, no-strings-attached consultation.

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At Home Exercises for Sciatica During Pregnancy

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Many pregnant moms experience sciatica pain during pregnancy that can range from mild to severe pain. Sciatica can produce shooting and/or dull pain that travels along the site of the sciatic nerve (low back, buttock region, and leg). Structural changes and demands during pregnancy typically attribute to symptoms. Based on individual anatomy, the piriformis muscle can irritate the sciatic nerve resulting in similar symptoms as sciatica, and is termed “Piriformis Syndrome”. Chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy can ensure proper structural integrity in order to manage and even prevent associated symptoms.

Daily exercises can help with the tension associated with muscle changes during pregnancy that often lead to lower back stiffness and discomfort, and even sciatica.

Back Bend Stretch

The backbend stretch is a yoga pose utilized to improve low back and sacral range of motion. While standing, place hands on the tailbone and distract hands down towards the ground. Slowly bend torso and neck back as hands continue to distract down on the tailbone. Hold this stretch for 10-15 seconds. Repeat 3-5 times whenever low back or tailbone tension associated with sciatica occurs.

 

Standing Lunge

A sustained lunge pose can improve flexibility for hip flexor muscles and hamstrings – both with attachments to the pelvic bones. Pelvic misalignments and muscle imbalance can lead to additional stress on the sciatic nerve. Place one foot in front of the other and bend the associated leg to a 90-degree angle. Squat down with chest and torso aligned with hips. Hold for 15-20 seconds. Repeat on each side 4-6 times.

 

Warrior One

Warrior one is a yoga pose designed to increase the range of motion and flexibility for the hip flexor muscles and the round ligament. Place one foot in front of the other and bend the associated leg to a 90-degree angle. Squat down with chest and torso aligned with hips. Reach hands and arms up, keeping aligned with hips. Hold for 15-20 seconds. Repeat on each side 4-6 times.

 

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