Chiropractic Care for Athletes: Keeping Student Athletes One Step Ahead of the Game

Spring and summer sports are gearing up and whether your child has played for many years or are new to the sport, your main concern is their health and risk of injury. It is estimated more than 3.5 million children under 14 receive medical treatment for sports injuries every year. Some injuries cannot be avoided, however there are steps you can take to lower your young athlete’s chance for injury. Ensuring good nutrition, wearing proper equipment and having a well-check visit before playing is good advice, however visiting your chiropractor can be of benefit too. It is estimated that 90% of world class athletes, including all NFL teams, incorporate chiropractic visits as part of their training regimen.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Athletes 

If your spine is working smoothly, the body’s overall performance increases. Improper spinal alignment forces muscles to compensate for the misalignment and can increase nerve pressure. Read more

Did you know if you have sciatica pain a chiropractor can help?

Sciatica pain happens when the sciatic nerve, a large nerve extending from the lower back down the back of each leg (sometimes even to the toes), is inflamed or injured, putting pressure on the sciatic nerve and causing pain in the lower back that spreads to the hip, buttocks and leg. Patients often describe a shooting pain that radiates from the back and rear to the leg and can be worse when sitting. Typically it affects only one side of the body. Sometimes there is tingling, weakness, numbness or difficulty moving the leg. The pain can be severe in some individuals and lead to insomnia, as well.

Treatments can include medication such as anti-inflammatory or muscle relaxants, but did you know that regular chiropractic care also can help the body heal itself through a non-invasive (non-surgical), drug-free approach? Read more

Digestive problems such as chronic heartburn, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, diarrhea, gas, bloating, and constipation are common ailments among Americans. Most of us have spent a lot of money on over the counter medicines that help ease the symptoms but do nothing to treat the root of the problem. Recent studies have found that chiropractic care can offer a drug-free method for treating digestive issues.

How Does Digestion Work?

Digestion is our body’s way of breaking down the foods we eat into small enough pieces for the nutrients to go where they are needed to keep us healthy. Digestion begins as soon as we put food in our mouth, with chewing and saliva. From there the food travels through various organs, each serving a job in further breaking down the food.

The digestive process is controlled by our nervous system. Several different regions of our nervous system send signals to our body to promote digestion. With so many nerves in our spine, one small subluxation could cause a major digestive issue.

What is a Subluxation?

A subluxation is any misalignment in your spine that affects your nerves. Subluxations can be minor to severe. Improper alignment puts stress and strain on your nerves, leaving them unable to work properly. If your nerves are unable to send the necessary signals to the rest of your body, digestive problems can arise.

How Can a Chiropractor Help?

Chiropractors specialize in identifying subluxations and safely and effectively correcting it. By gently guiding your vertebrae back in place, your chiropractor can realign your spine, taking stress off the nerves and allowing them to once again function properly. After beginning a chiropractic treatment plan, many patients suffering from digestive ailments have seen their symptoms disappear.

If you have digestive problems and would like to know more about how chiropractic care may help you, call Creekside Chiropractic today at 317-758-4880.

Still got winter skin? Spring is just 21 days away. Think short sleeves, shorts, peep toe shoes, dresses, skirts and sandals. You so need spring ready skin! Before you bare those arms and legs, let us help you get your glow back. Clients all over Carmel, Zionsville, Westfield, Fishers, Geist and Sheridan trust the Creekside Chiropractic and The Mudroom at Creekside to get their glow back.  Read more

We know many of our Creekside Chiropractic patients know this smiley face as our Front Office Technician, but did you also know she is Creekside Chiropractic’s Esthetician as well?! We thought you might like a few fun insights on our very own Lacey Mundy!

Lacey has over 10 years of skincare and medical spa experience and is a graduate of Redken’s Salon Professional Academy. She attends yearly educational seminars at the Face & Body Spa Conference and Expo and has obtained certifications for Hungarian Facial Massage, Bridal & Special Event Make-up Application, as well as Male & Female Brazilian Waxing. Read more

Meet Dr. Kristen Bravo, Doctor of Chiropractic and Licensed Professional Acupuncturist. Dr. Kristen joined our Creekside Chiropractic team in the spring of 2017. She is a graduate of Purdue University and Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida. Additionally, she holds an acupuncture certification through the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture and a Webster Technique Certification from International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. A Westfield, Indiana resident, Dr. Kristen enjoys spending time with her husband, her two children and her beloved Pomeranian, Blue.

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Join Creekside Chiropractic for our annual holiday open house on November 8, 2017 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Creekside Chiropractic and Studio on Main.

Holiday shoppers will find selections from local small businesses including: LuLaRoe, Matilda Jane Clothing, Young Living, Blackhawk Winery, Scentsy, Discovery Toys, Paparazzi Jewelry, Mary & Martha Home Accents, Monet, Norwex, Agnes & Dora, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, Premier Designs & More!

Festive holiday snacks and hor devours also be on-hand, as well as tastings from Blackhawk Winery.

“I love being able to provide a fun space for our annual holiday shopping open house and support local female entrepreneurs in our community. Supporting each other and shopping local is so important in our local communities,” said Dr. Erin Merrill Macy

 

Self care is never a selfish act. It’s nourishing your body and soul to be able to let your light shine brightly and be able to accomplish all your life roles – employee, entrepreneur, mom/dad, spouse, son/daughter, friend, sister and even caregiver. An empty lantern provides no light – love yourself first and everything else falls into place.  Read more

Ladies we know shoes are sometimes EVERYTHING when trying to complete an outfit just right. Moreover, with the most sought-after flats, wedges, heels and boots just a click away on online outlets like justfab.com, it’s hard to think any cute shoe or boot might be the wrong footwear, right?!

But, indeed, the wrong shoe can be a nightmare for your spine. If your shoes aren’t properly supporting your spine, undue stress may be placed on your back. This is particularly true for people who must stand for long periods of time on a regular basis, but even a short amount of time in the wrong shoes can cause stress and pain to your vertebrae and the soft tissues that support them. Read more

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Looking for chiropractic care in your area? Your search for whole body wellness ends here – at Creekside Chiropractic in Sheridan Indiana. Just minutes from Carmel, Geist, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and Zionsville, we are a go-to resource for those looking for quality chiropractic care, and overall self-care. Read more