- Slows Alzheimer’s – Vitamin D may slow the progression of
- Reduces risk of McHenry osteoporosis fractures –
In 80-85 year old women with low levels of vitamin D, the 10 year risk of hip
fracture and other osteoporotic fractures is increased. (2) So Spengel Chiropractic encourages McHenry women to take their vitamin D!
- Reduces Depression – Vitamin D supplementation may
effectively reduce the symptoms of depression. (3)
- Gives Hope for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – Vitamin D may extend the
remission of IBD and modify the immune response in IBD. (4) A welcome bit of
hope for patients with this disease.
Holiday Stress Busters
- Sleep – Get at least 7 to 8 hours a night! (5)
- Yoga and Breathing - There’s never a better time than now
to start a new habit that may help you in the future. The goal of yoga practice
is to focus on the present, relax your mind and body, and ultimately retrain your reaction to stress to one that is more peaceful and calm one. (6)
Spengel Chiropractic encourages our McHenry patients to just breathe!
- McHenry Chiropractic Care – Carrying too many
boxes and bags of groceries and holiday gifts may strain your back, so count on your
McHenry chiropractor to relief the back pain. Plus, the spine is the root
of the nervous system and a chiropractor’s work area. So the chiropractic
adjustment may calm the nervous system and release tension. (7) That will make your holidays better!
Smart phones & McHenry Neck Pain
- Santa may be bringing new smartphones and tablets to you
and your McHenry family. So Spengel Chiropractic shares this minute tidbit of information: they
encourage poor posture! The adult head weighs about 10 to 12 pounds in normal
position. When it tilts forward, it gets heavier (up to 60 pounds depending on
the angle). Your neck muscles have to hold more weight. They weren’t made for
that stress, so then your neck starts to hurt. The aching may not be so bad right
now, but continued stress like this sets your neck up for disc degeneration as it
- But don’t worry! Be your own Santa this year, and make an
appointment with your McHenry chiropractor at Spengel Chiropractic who
can relieve your neck pain and encourage you to hold your phone up instead of
arching your head down to read. Let Spengel Chiropractic check to see just how much your smartphone
is being a pain in your neck!
Spengel Chiropractic wishes you the best this holiday season and best wishes for 2015!
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