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The summer is drawing to a close, but one thing that definitely isn’t slowing down are the rain storms. Over the next few weeks, my local forecast has only four days where there isn’t at least a 20% chance of rain. As we start the transition into fall, it isn’t surprising to see this kind of weather as we look ahead. This is especially true when we consider all of the tropical storms and possible hurricanes that are brewing. While this is fine if you are inside and can curl up with a warm drink and a relaxing pastime, it can be a bit nerve wracking if you have to drive through it.
Driving in the rain is never an enjoyable experience. Even if everything goes fine, it can be frustrating to deal with the limited visibility and the other drivers on the road. It always seems like people either drive too fast for the conditions or drive far too slow when the conditions are less than ideal. Getting a good commute in the rain can seem like an impossibility and it isn’t uncommon to see an increase in the number of crashes when the weather is poor. There are a few things that you can do to help reduce your risk, however.
Having your headlights on is a simple way to make sure that other drivers can see that you are there. Most states have a law which requires you to have your headlights on if your windshield wipers are on, but even without the legal requirement it is a good idea to keep them on in the rain. Also, reducing your speed and using your turn signals can go a long way in regards to keeping yourself safe when conditions are less than ideal on the road.
If you were injured in a car accident that occurred due to the poor weather conditions outside, call Wirth Chiropractic today. We can help you with any pain you may still have and even with old injuries that may have already healed. Many people continue to experience pain and discomfort years down the line after a crash, but with Wirth on your side you may find that you are back to your old self sooner than you expected. Come in and meet with one of our doctors today to see how we can help you after your accident!

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WirthThis week I want to talk to you about a very serious issue that many people start to forget about as the weather cools back off. I am speaking, of course, about dehydration. While a good amount of us spend the time during the summer to ensure that we are getting enough fluids, this concern generally starts to lessen when the weather starts to feel more like fall. It may be true that dehydration won’t happen as quickly when the temperature isn’t as high or the sun isn’t as bright, dehydration can still hit quickly and it is still an extremely dangerous situation.
Making sure that you are getting enough liquid into your body isn’t always an easy task. The amount that you’re drinking does have a great deal to do with combating dehydration, but what you are drinking is also important to keep an eye on. Things like coffee and alcohol may taste good, but they are actually some of the worst things when you are trying to make sure that you are getting enough fluids. The same goes for many sodas, especially dark colas. It is important to remember that there is no substitute for drinking water when it comes to hydrating yourself. If you are not a fan of drinking water plain, flavored waters or things like lemonade are better alternatives to things like soda.
With the weather cooling down, you may find yourself more willing to spend extra time outside. No one really wants to feel like they’re melting while walking around, so it makes sense that people start to come out of the air conditioning when the thermometer reads lower than 85°. While the fresh air and sunlight will do you good, it also means that you may not have as much easy access to things to drink. Always be sure to carry a water bottle with you if you are going to be out for an extended period of time!
While we may not be able to help you keep yourself hydrated, Wirth Chiropractic is determined to help you combat any pain you may feel in your day to day life. We know how much pain can derail plans and that’s something we hate to see. You deserve to be comfortable in your own body, so give us a call and see how much we can help you take back your life!

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This week I want to talk to you about physically traumatic events and what they can mean for your body. While we often talk about car accidents, there are other things that can really cause some damage to your bodies, even if it is something planned. Here at Wirth, we never want to seem like we are “fear mongering”, but we want you to be able to make the most informed decisions about what will happen to you. This means that even things like medical procedures need to be looked at from multiple perspectives in order for you to make the best decision about your health.
There are many different things that can be considered physically traumatic even if they aren’t sudden or surprising. This can include things like surgeries or childbirth. Normally these are things that are planned or at least expected around a certain time. It may seem odd to call these procedures traumatic, but when you think about it away from the connotation of the word, it is true. Traumatic means that something was disturbing or distressing and if you have seen the immediate results of surgery then you know it can definitely be distressing to the body. Whenever something is physically distressing, you will likely have pain that follows. While chiropractic care may not be able to help with the direct pain depending on the cause, we can definitely help with any joint pain that you experience as a result of your body tensing up in response to that pain.
Chiropractic care is a non-invasive and medication free way of dealing with pain and other issues that may be experienced in your body. While we understand that things like surgery and medication have their place in the medical world, we prefer to work without them. It is important to remember that your body goes through a lot from day to day. You should always do everything you can to keep it in the best shape possible. This may include coming into Wirth for chiropractic care in order to deal with pain that you have experienced since a physically traumatic event. We want to help you get back on your feet quickly but you need to give us a call before we can. If you have had something physically traumatic happen to you, come in and see how much better you feel after a spinal adjustment!

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A large part of the summer always seems to be where you're going to be traveling. Whether it's for vacation or to visit family and friends, getting out of the house for a day or two is something almost everyone looks forward to. While it may not be far, many people do try to take at least one trip during the year that is a healthy distance from their home. This naturally includes some longer driving trips than we may be used to on a daily basis. It stands to reason that the longer you are on the road, the more likely an accident is. This can definitely be a source of anxiety for anyone who is behind the wheel.
Even if you aren't terribly concerned about getting into an accident on the way, you may be worrying about other things while you're driving. When you'll get there is often a source of concern, especially if you are on a deadline. Worrying that your car will break down is another common fear. There are many things that can go wrong when you're driving, so it is understandable that people are concerned before they go on a trip, especially if they are driving alone. While there are preparations you can make in case of a problem, there isn't much that you can do to fully prevent something from happening.
It is important to remember that when you're behind the wheel, you can only control your own actions. While it would be easier if you could ensure that everyone followed the law, there isn't a way to make sure that everyone else is observing the rules of the road. You can do everything within your power to make sure you are being safe while driving and still see someone do something that puts you in danger. Driving long distances will remind you that there are bad drivers all over the place, but only you can make sure that you're following the traffic laws wherever you are.
If you were driving an extended distance and got into an accident, give Wirth Chiropractic a call. We know how scary it is when you are hurt in a crash, so we will do everything we can to help you feel better. Make an appointment today so you can come in to see what we can do for you. You'll be amazed at how much of a difference it can make!

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If you have kids, then you know how active and how much energy they normally have. Let me tell you, I have two nephews and they tire me out! While it can be tempting to tell them to go outside and play while you sit in the shade and read a book while keeping an eye on them, it is always good to get some exercise with them as well. Here are a couple of things you can do with your kids outdoors over the summer.
1. Ride A Bike. Learning how to ride a bike is a rite of passage for many children. This is especially true when you finally take the training wheels off and they can ride around either with you, their siblings, or their friends. It can be great fun and is wonderful exercise. While teaching your children how to ride, why don’t you break out your own bike and show them how it’s done? Just make sure that you are on pretty smooth ground. If they are too young to ride themselves, you can get ride along trailers so they can enjoy the outside while you get some exercise.
2. Walk or Jog. Going for a walk with your children is a great way to spend time together and exercise at the same time. You may want to walk down to the local park they enjoy or walk over to a friend’s house for a playdate while you get to talk to someone who can use more than two syllable words and is potty trained. If your child is still in a stroller, there are jogging strollers available. If you don’t want to deal with that hassle, you may want to look into a baby sling or a strap on baby carrier. These can both be great tools for a parent who needs both hands free.
Getting outside and getting your kid to exercise is something that is extremely important. They need the fresh air and everyone can benefit from getting a little exercise in. It’s also a great way to bond with your child, as you can talk and laugh and play all the while. Come on into Wirth Chiropractic and get an adjustment for both you and your child so that you know you’re both feeling great!

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Going for a drive can be a very relaxing experience. It can be a time for introspection and problem solving as you watch the world flash by outside of the car. If there is nothing but you, the open road, and some good music, it can do wonders for your stress level and your clarity. Even if you always return to where you started, you may return with a new outlook on your current situation. Although it often has a different end result, driving with some friends can also be great. It does, however, offer its own unique challenges.
When you have even just one other person in the car with you, things change. Even if that person is asleep the whole trip, you will generally be a little more careful if you have a passenger. It can seem like a small difference, and it is always better to be a safer driver, but it can throw off your normal driving groove. This is even more accurate when your passenger is awake and able to talk to you. Having company is often a good thing, but it can also be distracting. Driving is one of those tasks that seems safe and routine until something suddenly happens to make you realize otherwise.
Even though you want to have a good time with your friends, it is important to remember that while you're driving is not the time to be reckless or distracted. It may be tempting to blast music and sing as loud as you can while you drive around, but you never want to be caught off guard while you're behind the wheel. Obviously you don't have to drive in silence, but make sure that you remain aware of what's happening on the road around you as you chat and sing along to the radio.
If you end up in a crash while you have someone else in the car, give Wirth Chiropractic a call. We can help everyone impacted by the accident and can even reduce your pain without medications. We know how scary a car crash can be, but you don't have to go through the recovery alone. Work with your doctor and see what they think the best course of action is to help you get back to your pre-accident activity and pain levels. Call us today and see how much we can help you!

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This week I want to talk to you about safety outdoors. The summer brings its own unique dangers that we don’t have to deal with in almost any other seasons. While this can be said of basically each season, some of the issues are worse this year than usual. There are many things that we need to worry about in regards to the hotter months that we often forget until they roll around again or until the issues happen to us. Here are a couple of the things you need to remember in order to stay healthy.
1. Sunscreen! I cannot stress this one enough! If you are outside for almost any amount of time during the summer, it is a good idea to wear sunscreen. It doesn’t matter if it is overcast or if you expect to be under some kind of shelter for most of the day, you need to have sunscreen on. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. and most cases are completely avoidable. Make sure that you have on sunscreen that is UVA and UVB covered and has an appropriate SPF number. While SPF 30 does cover most of the UVA rays, we suggest finding some that is at least SPF 50, or higher depending on what your doctor says.
2. Bug Spray. If you are spending time outside, especially in the woods or uncut grass, you are going to want bug spray. Ticks are especially bad this year and can carry a slew of diseases that you definitely do not want to get. Find bug spray that has DEET in it and be sure to spray your shoes to have the best chance of avoiding ticks. It also helps to cut down on your chances of getting bit by mosquitos, which have their own issues.
We know that the summer is a time for fun and catching up with friends, but it can also be dangerous if you don’t take the proper precautions. As long as you protect yourself in the right ways, you can have a great time no matter what you like to do in the warmer months. Just make sure that you do your best to prevent any unnecessary damage to yourself in order to have a great time doing whatever it is that you love! Come in to Wirth Chiropractic today!

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One of the scariest things about driving is contending with the other people on the road. It can be concerning under the best of circumstances, but when another driver may be drunk it can turn deadly. While this is obviously more common around holidays and on the weekends, it can happen at any time and should always be a consideration while you are out and about. Drinking and driving, although highly illegal, does still occur and it is up to all of us to always make the conscious decision to avoid doing it ourselves in order to reduce the risk of accident and injury.
A large amount of us have been directly or indirectly affected by the repercussions of drunk driving. Whether you were in an accident yourself or know someone who was, chances are that you have some sort of connection to the issue. You may even know someone who was killed due to someone’s decision to get behind the wheel while inebriated. While those of us here at Wirth hope that you haven’t had to experience this, we know that statistically it is all too common. That is why we want to remind you of the importance of doing all you can to prevent it from happening.
You often hear about drunk drivers who get into accidents walking away with minimal injuries while any others involved are severely hurt. There are some scientific reasons for this, however it often doesn’t seem fair. It is important to remember that even when there may not seem to be physical pain initially, car crashes can result in injuries that surface later down the road. This means that no matter what your role may have been in a crash involving alcohol, you will likely have pain that needs to be dealt with in the future.
If you were hurt in a drunk driving accident, call Wirth today. Our team can help you with non-invasive and drug free pain management techniques for your whole body. While chiropractors may have a reputation for working on necks and backs, we can do so much more than just that. If you were injured, we can help you with whatever may be bothering you. You only need to be ready to get rid of the pain. Who knows, you may even feel better than you did before the accident. Give us a call and schedule your first appointment today!

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