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The 12 Days of Health and Wellness: Day 1, Don't Overload on Holiday Treats
The 12 Days of Health and Wellness: Day 1, Don't Overload on Holiday Treats

 It is especially hard to eat healthy during the holidays.  There are work holiday parties, kids’ school holiday parties, mom’s freshly baked cookies, and family celebrations.  The cookies, treats, snacks, and unhealthy foods are plentiful.  How can you avoid overeating during the holidays?

 
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Low Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain May Arrive With Chicago Snow
Low Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain May Arrive With Chicago Snow

Sleigh Family Chiropractic can help relieve the pain and injuries from long hours of commuting and other driving in Chicagoland.  The average daily commute here is 30 minutes each way.  When you add travel time for appointments, sporting events and other social activities daily drive time can be hours.

 
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Pregnant Women Decrease Back Pain and Strengthen Abdomen with Pelvic Rock Exercise
Pregnant Women Decrease Back Pain and Strengthen Abdomen with Pelvic Rock Exercise

 Here is the full transcript of our YouTube video about the Pelvic Rock prenatal exercise for pregnant women.  This exercise helps moms-to-be alleviate and avoid back pain during pregnancy.

Tags: pregnancy exercise
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Welcome to Sleigh Family Chiropractic in Arlington Heights, IL
Welcome to Sleigh Family Chiropractic in Arlington Heights, IL

 Here is the full transcript of our YouTube video.

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Small But Steady Steps To Reach Your Optimal Health Goals!
Small But Steady Steps To Reach Your Optimal Health Goals!

 We wrote out these tips up on the white board in our office.  It greets patients in the reception waiting area.  There is a point.  We must all set small improvement goals to work our way to optimal health.  It is a gradual process and takes discipline and commitment.  The key is to want to make healthier choices today than you did yesterday.    

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Chiropractic Eases Delivery For Pregnant Woman: Testimonial
Chiropractic Eases Delivery For Pregnant Woman: Testimonial

  “I wanted to tell you that you are a TERRIFIC doctor and friend.  I will give testimony that due to your greatness in keeping me aligned and watching over the ligaments - I had the easiest delivery that I have ever heard of... I truly believe this is because of YOU.  THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!  I could not be more grateful.”  

 

This was a recent unsolicitied testimonial from a patient who I treated for the majority of her pregnancy.

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All May Benefit From Infant Chiropractic Care If Your Baby Cries From Colic
All May Benefit From Infant Chiropractic Care If Your Baby Cries From Colic

Every new parent wants the absolute best for their child from the minute you arrive home from the hospital.  Every parent wants to avoid their child from suffering.  Your normal first step is to visit the pediatrician if your infant screams daily for hours.   If the pediatrician determines your child has ‘colic,’ you might be told  he or she will just 'grow out of it.' 

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Reduce Back | Neck Pain From Carrying Big Fashionable Purses
Reduce Back | Neck Pain From Carrying Big Fashionable Purses

It is currently fashionable for women to carry large purses. Many women find large purses a great convenience. It is possible to almost literally carry everything at times, including the kitchen sink. However, the quest to be fashionable and prepared may actually lead to neck and shoulder injuries.

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Heavy Backpacks May Contribute to Early Back Pain for Your Child
Heavy Backpacks May Contribute to Early Back Pain for Your Child

 It seems more and more kids carry backpacks that are almost bigger than they are!  We frequently see kids who try to counter balance the weight of their back pack.  They bend forward at the waist, round their shoulders forward or tilt their chins upward. Kids are experiencing back pain at a much earlier age than in the past according to the American Chiropractic Association.  Heavy backpacks may be a contributing factor. 

 
Tags: backpack safety, backpacks, Child, Pediatric Chiropractic
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Can Infant Chiropractic Adjustments Help Babies Struggling to Breastfeed?
Can Infant Chiropractic Adjustments Help Babies Struggling to Breastfeed?

An excerpt from our August newsletter cites a study published in the journal Pediatrics. The article talks about health care savings, but much more importantly saving the lives of nearly 1,000 (estimate) infant deaths annually.  The excerpt also claims “... nearly 1,000 infant deaths could be prevented if more mothers would breastfeed at least six months, beginning immediately after birth.”

Tags: Baby, Breastfeed, Pediatric Chiropractic, Infant
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