Out of the Office

Northeast Chiropractic Center Closing early this week! 

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Monday, August 10th: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
Tuesday, August 11th: 9 a.m. –  1 p.m. 
Wednesday, August 12th: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Thursday, August 13th and Friday, August 14th: CLOSED 

Normal Hours will resume Monday, August 17th at 8 a.m. 

The Healthy Way To Wear A Backpack

Kids wearing heavy backpacks on one shoulder will end up with aches and painsFor most kids, picking out a new backpack is more about the fashion statement than functionality. When it comes to backpack strategy…most kids throe the pack over one shoulder, jam it full of books and never even know that there is a right and wrong way to wear it!

Most of the time parents and their children are in a mad hurry to get packed up and ready to go in the morning. But, it’s important for parents and even high school and college students to be aware of how to properly pack and wear a backpack. Just be sure to choose a pack that is the right size for you or your child!

Symptoms of Wearing Too Heavy of a Backpack

  • Pain in the back, shoulders, neck and hands
  • Strained and weakened muscles
  • Tingling and pain in the arms
  • Poor posture & curved spine
Follow The American Occupational Therapy Association’s simple strategy for parents and students,
Pack it Light, Wear it Right. 

Here’s a helpful visual that will keep your children’s nervous systems on the right track, help them to have better posture and avoid aches and pains.

We are available to check your child’s backpack…just call the office at 770-451-9494!

The Healthy Way To Wear A Backpack

out of the officeOut of the Office Friday, July 24th!

Northeast Chiropractic Center will be closed Friday, July 24th for an Office Seminar. Normal hours will resume Monday, July 27th at 8:00 a.m. 

Have a Great Weekend! 

Office Closed Friday, July 3rd

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Northeast Chiropractic will be open Monday- Thursday this week during normal business hours. 
To celebrate our Nations’s Independence, the office will be CLOSED Friday, July 3rd.
Normal office hours will resume Monday, July 6th at 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. To make an appointment before the Holiday give us a call at
(770)-451-9494. 
Have a Great Fourth of July!

Community Blood Drive June 4th!!

Give-BloodNortheast Chiropractic Center will be hosting a Blood Drive on Thursday, June 4th!

Time: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

We will be giving free spinal screenings the whole day! Also all participating donors will be entered to win a prize from our raffle and get a free goodie bag!

We will have prizes from Starbucks, Mattress Firm,  Palm Beach Tan, and a Free Hour Massage at Northeast Chiropractic Center to name a few!

Blood is needed in the area! Call to sign up (770)-451-9494

SPRING CLEANING?  PROTECT YOUR BACK!

The beautiful blue skies and warm temperatures of spring often motivate us to open the windows, let the fresh air in, and give our homes a thorough cleaning.  Be careful though, household chores can sometimes literally be a pain in your back. Even common cleaning activities, such as loading and unloading the dishwasher, washing dishes, scrubbing the bathroom, and vacuuming the floors, can cause back strain resulting in anything from mild discomfort to debilitating pain.

Fortunately, you can lessen your risk of injury by making sure you are using proper form while cleaning.  It also helps to take plenty of breaks and to do a little each day instead of one marathon session.

One of the most important things you can do to protect your back is to always make sure you use good body mechanics while lifting heavy objects, such as a bucket full of soapy water or a heavy vacuum cleaner.  Make sure to always bend at your knees rather than your waist, and always keep the item you’re lifting as close to your body as possible to reduce back strain.  Also, make sure you are facing the object you are picking up (rather than twisting while you lift) and if you need to place it to the side of you, turn your whole body to face that direction before bending your knees and setting it down.

Here are some additional tips to help protect your back:

  • Whenever you need to stand for an extended period of time, see if you can find a way to lift one of your feet a little higher than the other one, and then periodically alternate.  For example, if you are washing dishes, you can open the cabinet below and rest your foot on the ledge to reduce back strain.  (Cashiers, and other people who stand all day, often find this little trick invaluable.)
  • When vacuuming, transfer your weight back and forth between your front and back feet, using your body weight to propel the vacuum as you lunge.  Also, periodically switching from one hand to the other helps to keep your muscles working in a more balanced manner, reducing back strain.
  • If you can, switch hands while scrubbing your bathroom or performing other similar tasks, and pay attention to your body mechanics, making sure to minimize any twisting.
  • Don’t overdo it.  As mentioned earlier, spread out your chores throughout the week, doing a little at a time.  Similarly, if you have a lot of dishes to do and notice that it tends to aggravate your back… only do half and let them dry in the dish rack while the others soak in hot soapy water, finishing them later.
  • If you notice your back is feeling tight, take a break, lie down on your back, and hug your knees to your chest until your back muscles relax.  This may be a good time for some additional stretching.  Your chiropractor can show you some easy stretches that can help reduce muscle spasm and tension.
  • If your back is hurting, use an ice pack wrapped in a thin towel.  If you don’t have a frozen cold pack, a bag of frozen vegetables can make a good substitute.
  • If the pain continues for more than a day or two or if you experience numbness, tingling or any weakness in your extremities, see your chiropractor.  At Northeast Chiropractic Center, we specialize in spinal health and can help identify and treat your problem.

 

How Chiropractic Care Can Help You with Your New Year’s Resolutions

Did you make your New Year’s resolution? Research shows people who make resolutions before the ball drops are 10 times more likely to reach their personal goals. Whether its weight loss, muscle tone, or overall wellness, we at Northeast Chiropractic Center have some tips to help you stay on track.

Brain/Body Connection
Did you know that the brain is the command center of your body? It controls your decision-making, ability to think and reason, and your body’s ability to move. A properly aligned spine  allows your nerves to function properly, restoring your body’s control center. This sets you up for mental and physical success in the new year.

Natural Healing
A properly aligned spine also gives your body the power it needs to self-heal. While trends like Garcinia Cambogia and other weight-loss pills gain nationwide popularity, chiropractic is a holistic, drug-free way to improve bodily functioning. Adjustments can remove pressure caused by excess weight or restore areas injured by tough exercise. The key is longevity and overall health and wellness. Chiropractic care is a non-invasive way to help you reach this goal.

Increased Flexibility
Imagine chiropractic adjustments as yoga for your spine. Nerves from your spine connect with the muscles throughout your entire body, including your legs, neck, and back. Therefore, spinal health is crucial to increasing your mobility and getting the most out of your exercise routine. We teach our patient’s proper exercise techniques to use at home to further their goals.

The staff at Northeast Chiropractic Center wants to help you reach your goals for 2015. Call today for an appointment. We can evaluate your needs and offer you advice on how to reach an optimal level of health and wellness in a lasting way

Holiday Hours

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Holiday Hours

Tuesday, December 23rd: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
We will be CLOSED Wednesday, December 24th – Sunday 28th
Monday, December 29th: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 30th: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 31st: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
We will be CLOSED Thursday, January 1st

Regular hours resume Friday, January 2nd. 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy your Holidays!