Posted by: admin in Monthly Newsletter on June 5th, 2012

Dear Patients and Friends,

It’s wonderful to wake up on a summer morning with that healthy, happy feeling.  Do you have it?  Does every member of your family have it?  If not, summer is a perfect time to adopt a routine to help enhance your fitness.

You  might start with a walk everyday.  If you think you don’t have time to walk, try parking your car a good distance away from work and walking the rest of the way.  When you are shopping, park farther away from the store and walk.  Climb the stairs instead of taking the elevator.  If you have stairs at home, start walking up and down several times a day, increasing the number of times every few weeks.

The best way to ensure that the whole family is in good shape for summer fun and vacation activities is to schedule regular chiropractic visits.  You’ll find that nothing will prove more vital to your vacation plans.  Also don’t overlook the children.  Not only do adults need to be checked, but the little ones do, too.

Yours for better health naturally,

Dr. William A. Miller


Walking for Health

Whether enjoying the wonder of nature or simply the company of a friend, walking can be a healthful, invigorating experience.  It requires virtually no equipment, tones muscles and burns calories.  The American Chiropratic Association offers the following tips to help your walk be an effective, pain-free workout:

  • Move your arms freely, in coordination with the opposite leg.
  • Don’t stoop your head or look down as you walk.
  • Don’t carry weights or dumbbells, which are better used as a separate part of your exercise regimen.
  • Walk briskly, with purpose.

If following your walk you experience more than a little soreness in your thighs and calves, consult your doctor of chiropractic.*


Back Pain and Statistics

     Although chiropractors treat for more than just back pain, many patients visit chiropractors looking for relief from this pervasive condition.  In fact, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.  One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.  Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work.  It is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.  Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic, meaning they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.

Tips to Prevent Back Pain

  • Maintain a healthy diet and weight.
  • Remain active-under the supervision of your doctor of chiropractic.
  • Avoid prolonged inactivity or bed rest.
  • Warm up or stretch before exercising or other physical activites.
  • Maintain proper posture.
  • Wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes.
  • Sleep on a mattress of medium firmness to minimize any curve in your spine.
  • Lift with your knees, keeping objects close to your body, and do not twist when lifting.
  • Quit smoking.  Smoking impairs blood flow, resulting in oxygen and nutrient deprivation to spinal tissues.
  • Work with your doctor of chiropractic to ensure that your computer workstation is ergonomically correct.*


*(reprinted in part with the permission of the American Chiropractic Association)


No individuals, including those under our active care, should use the information, resources or tools contained within to self-diagnose or self-treat any health-related condition. Diagnosis and treatment of all health conditions should only be performed by the doctor or other licensed health care professional.
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