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With the weather turning colder, many of us are beginning to feel more and more stress as the year wraps up to a close. Some of us have had wonderful years while others may have had years that make it seem like nothing could get worse. We sincerely hope that all of you have had better years, but we also understand that not every year can be a good one. We extend our deepest sympathies if you have had a poor year so far, but would also like to remind you that it is not over yet. In these last two months, things may begin to look up for you and we hope that they will.
If you consistently feel a sadness or depressive state around this time each year, we want to urge you to speak with someone. Seasonal depression is a concern for many of us and can affect anyone regardless of age or status. However, in the meantime perhaps you can try a few different techniques for handling stress that have been shown to help others.
The first thing that you can try is exercise. Even simple movements can help to release endorphins and make you feel better. Also, performing simple actions like stretching can help keep yourself warm by moving your muscles. This also helps to keep yourself loose and limber as the weather becomes colder and we tend to curl more into ourselves against the temperature.
The second thing to try is to get good and restorative sleep. While this may seem easier said than done for many of us, it really is something that needs to be a focus for you. Sleep helps to heal your body and with cold and flu season starting up, sleep can help boost your immune system and prevent you from catching those nasty germs that may otherwise invade your body.
The final thing to remember and try is to enjoy yourself. You have just hit a new personal record for consecutive days alive and that’s something to celebrate! Although things may be stressful and hectic and crazy, remember that you are an incredible person through and through and you deserve to be happy and pain free. If this means treating yourself in some way, then go ahead and treat yourself! Just be careful not to overindulge. Come in to Wirth Chiropractic and get a spinal adjustment so you can feel refreshed and ready to face whatever may come.

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I love the fall. I have always loved the changing colors of the leaves, the slight chill in the air, and of course the discounted candy. One thing that I dislike more and more the older I get, however, is the amount of rain we seem to get around this time of the year. While I don’t mind being outside in a light mist, it rarely seems to work out that way. We recently had a span of four days where we had localized flooding each time it rained. The worst part was it rained more than four times in those four days and a good amount of the roads in my area ended up closing. Not only was this extremely inconvenient when I needed to run out for some groceries, but it was also painful.
The combination of wet and cold is never pleasant. This is especially true when it comes over an extended period of time. Often during the fall, there are weeks at a time that are simply miserable weather. As much as I love the fall when the sun is shining, it becomes one of my least favorite things when there is water falling from the sky. I always want to be outside apple picking or looking at pumpkins in a field, but if I’m going to be ankle deep in mud I don’t even want to walk outside my front door. It also isn’t fun when you can’t open your windows due to the rain or find that there is a leak somewhere and need to rush to fix it. If you’re already in some pain due to the weather, moving around a lot is the last thing that you want to do.
If you find that you are experiencing some pain that is likely weather related, come into Wirth Chiropractic. We understand just how uncomfortable this time of year can be for people with chronic conditions and it normally doesn’t get better the colder it becomes. We can help you set up a plan to deal with the aches and pains at home as well as regular appointments for chiropractic care to help combat any other issues. Just because the weather outside is miserable most days doesn’t mean you have to be. Come and get the treatment you deserve today and feel worlds better tomorrow!

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There is a large amount of misinformation online and going around about chiropractic care. While we always hope that people can see through the prejudice that others have against our treatment methods, we know that it can be rather convincing. Thankfully with the creation of the internet it is much easier to help combat when something is incorrect, but the right information needs to be posted. For this reason, we will periodically answer questions that we hear often. Here are a few of them.
1. Is Chiropractic Care Quack Science? On the contrary, chiropractic care is just as valid as any other licensed medical treatment that you can receive. Chiropractors go to school to become doctors and then they must go back for their chiropractic training before they can practice. If it was quack science, there wouldn’t be as many regulations about who can provide the treatment, where it can be done, etc. Just because we don’t prescribe medication and do surgery does not make it a “lesser” method of treating a person.
2. Are Chiropractors even doctors? Yes, most definitely! All licensed chiropractors go through the normal medical track in college, get licensed, and then go through extra school on top of it. Each practicing chiropractor will likely have their degree posted in their office, but you can always ask to see them if you are truly unsure about their professional credentials.
3. Am I Too Old For Chiropractic Care? No! And you’re not too young either! There is no age limit or requirement for chiropractic care and in fact it has been shown that it can help babies and the elderly if there are issues with things like balance or normal movements. Even some babies who won’t latch on for breastfeeding can be helped with chiropractic care, so it’s always worth a try.
If you have other questions that we didn’t answer here, fear not! There are more questions to ask than we could answer in a short blurb and we understand that. If you have any that are pressing, feel free to call us and ask them or make an appointment to come in and ask them. We always enjoy answering questions and helping to put your fears to rest about chiropractic care. Don’t worry if we’ve heard them before, it just means we already know the perfect answer!

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This week I wanted to talk to you about stress. Stress is never something that we want to deal with, but it is something that has become a daily part of our lives. Between looking at the news, worrying about work and family issues, and even other people’s lives can be a big source of stress which leaves you feeling drained and just generally not good. While we don’t have the magic solution to get rid of all the stress in your life, we can suggest a few things that you can do to help combat the physical and mental effects that stress can have on you. Here are a few of our favorite methods of coping with heavy stress in our lives.
1. Take A Hot Bath. When you need to relax, few things work as well as a warm bath and letting your mind drift. Read a book, listen to some soothing music, or even burn some nice smelling candles while you feel your muscles uncoil. This helps to release tension that you may not even realize you are holding in your body and it can work wonders for your mental health as well.
2. Unplug From Technology. Taking a break from things like social media may sound difficult, but it can certainly be helpful. Having so much information thrown at us in such a short period of time can be too much if you scroll through often. If you want to relax, it is a good idea to put your phone and computer away and try not to think about what is going on in the world for a little while. It’s not easy, but it really can turn your day around.
3. Indulge Periodically. Sometimes it is better for your mental health to indulge in something you enjoy than it is to deny yourself a small pleasure. This can be anything from ice cream and brownies to something physical like dancing around as if no one was around. Just make sure that you don’t neglect your physical health by indulging too much.
Dealing with stress is never fun, but there are some things that you can do to help your body relax a little. You can also come into Wirth Chiropractic as well and see if a spinal adjustment can help you release some of the physical stress that you are holding onto.

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Let’s face it, children take a lot of work to raise. It doesn’t really matter how many you have had or how much babysitting experience you have, it never truly gets easier. When you consider how different each child is, you realize how you can’t always use the same tactics from one kid to the next. This is on top of the changing safety regulations and need to keep up with studies that show what is the better product to use for various things. Technology is constantly changing in regards to childcare and you never know what might be available from even one child to their younger sibling.
One of the things that is constantly changing and evolving is the car seat. From a simple wooden chair strapped onto the back of a seat like my mother had to the new high tech car seats that connect to an app through your smart phone, car seats have made leaps and bounds over the last 50 years. Even 20 years ago, children were still facing front and there was really no such thing as an expiration date on the car seat. Now that we know it is safer to have kids in a rear facing seat and that the safety of car seats can diminish over time, we have to wonder what the next major change will be. With car seats that can alert you to a forgotten child, an overly warm car, or even an unbuckled belt, it can seem like there is nothing else that can be added. Naturally, something will be and I personally can’t wait to see what it is.
Even with all of the safety regulations that we have, children do unfortunately still get hurt while in cars. We know that it is always difficult to see your little one hurt and in pain which is why we are determined to do everything we can to help. Here at Wirth, we will work with every tool we have to make sure that any damage that might have been done is mitigated when it comes to a car accident. We will come up with a personalized plan to help your child and anyone else in your family who is living in pain. It’s the least we can do to help you through what is certainly a difficult time. Just give us a call and leave the rest to Wirth!

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Something that is often asked is what age is appropriate for chiropractic care. When we respond that all ages are welcome at Wirth Chiropractic, it may be accurate but it doesn’t give you the whole picture. While it is true that all ages can receive chiropractic care, there is still the belief that some people shouldn’t for one reason or another. That’s why we want to talk to you today about the benefits of different ages coming to see the chiropractor for a spinal adjustment.
One of the biggest misconceptions that we hear is that children shouldn’t come to the chiropractor because it will hurt their growth. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, having a child receive chiropractic care will help them grow and develop correctly due to the fact that they will not continue to have displaced joints. Let’s face it, kids are active. They fall and bend at weird angles and like to run around. This can sometimes result in their bones misaligning slightly and may, over time, damage their natural development and growth. While this normally isn’t severe, it can become more noticeable over time. There is also research which shows that even infants can benefit from chiropractic care, especially if they have trouble nursing.
Another argument that we hear often is that the elderly shouldn’t go to a chiropractor because their bones are too brittle. This is also false and in fact those with bone and joint disorders should receive more chiropractic care than those without these issues. Arthritis is often a painful and dangerous issue for the elderly, but regular chiropractic care can help reduce the pain from this and help them to stay active longer. It may also help balance which means less falls which, at that age, can become deadly.
Our bottom line is that everyone can, and should, get chiropractic care regardless of age. There is enough research to show that both children and the elderly can benefit from our treatment and we have seen the changes with our own eyes enough to know that the help does not come from small, isolated incidents. We encourage everyone to come in for care and hope that you will feel worlds better after a few appointments. You never know how much it can help until you try it, so come in to Wirth Chiropractic today!

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This week I want to talk to you about food. Now you may be wondering what a chiropractor would know about food, but chiropractors went to medical school before going to additional training and classes to learn the chiropractic part of their practice. This means that chiropractors have extensive knowledge of most parts of medicine, just like your general practitioner or family doctor would. Chiropractors are more than certified to speak about diet, exercise, and all of the other words that many of us don’t want to hear on a day to day basis.
Food is obviously an important part of every person’s life. You need food to survive, but too much food is also dangerous. This is why we take eating disorders so seriously here at Wirth. Anyone who doesn’t eat enough, eats too much, or purges their body of food they have already eaten needs to get medical help to try and build toward a healthy relationship with food. Unfortunately, many Americans don’t have that healthy balance whether they have a classified eating disorder or not. There are many economic, geographic, and even societal reasons for this, but it is something to be conscious of. Even if you don’t believe that you have an eating disorder, you may want to take a hard look at how you interact with food.
For example, do you eat sometimes because there’s nothing else to do? Do you find yourself snacking often even though you really don’t feel hungry? If this sounds like you, then try drinking a glass of water instead. You may simply be slightly dehydrated. If you find yourself struggling to finish everything on your plate, then allow yourself smaller portions. You should always eat until you are full but not until you are stuffed. This is a difference that many people don’t realize exists, but being conscious of the change can have incredible results if you are trying to lose weight.
The relationship we have with food is complicated and different for every person. It is something that we cannot give a “one size fits all” solution to, so the next time you come in for an adjustment be sure to mention it to us. We will be more than happy to help you achieve your goals of being a healthier person. Schedule your appointment now at Wirth Chiropractic for some easy medical advice!

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Chiropractic treatment still sees a lot of misconceptions in our country. For this reason, we get a lot of questions in our office and quite a few are extremely common. From time to time, we will post some of those questions and their answers in an attempt to help more people understand just how incredible chiropractic care can be!
1. Are Chiropractors Actually Doctors? Yes, chiropractors are indeed licensed doctors. A common misunderstanding is that chiropractors don’t have traditional medical training, but this simply isn’t true. In fact, chiropractors go to medical school just like any other practicing doctor and then they go through additional training and schooling to specialize in chiropractic care.
2. Isn’t Chiropractic Care Just Cracking Bones? Not exactly, no. While chiropractic care does have a focus in aligning the joints back to the way they should be, it isn’t “just cracking joints”. In fact, cracking any joints yourself can be rather dangerous. While everyone cracks their fingers and is normally okay, other joints such as those in your neck and back, are much less forgiving if something goes wrong. It is important to always visit a chiropractor if you feel like something in those sensitive areas need to pop.
3. I Heard It’s “Quack Medicine”, Is This True? Most definitely not. Chiropractic care is a non-invasive and non-medicated way of treating pain and other disorders. While it won’t help every issue that every person has, it has been shown through centuries to help millions of people who couldn’t find relief any other way. Just because it doesn’t use many of the more conventional (and expensive) methods of treatment doesn’t mean it isn’t safe and effective.
4. Do You Only Crack Necks And Backs? No. While back and neck alignments are what chiropractors are best known for, they can do anything that other doctors can do. They also tend to treat injuries like those from car accidents, sports, and other traumas in all parts of the body, including legs, arms, hands, and feet.
While there are many more questions that we could (and will) go over, these are the four most common. If you have additional questions, feel free to come into Wirth Chiropractic and ask them so that we can help to put your concerns to rest. After all, you never know how much better you’ll feel until after you have a spinal adjustment!