Dr. Edward J. Hartey
600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Matamoras, Pa 18336
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians
Call Us Today: 570.491.BACK
Volume 23 No. 4
Back to School Spinal checkups
Children tend to play hard and
sometimes their little bodies slip, fall or playfully pushed off balance
and then, perhaps tearfully, they get up and go about their play, suppressing
Most parents are aware that a
child with an undetected hearing or eye problem may not do will in
school This is also very true for children who may have sustained minor
spinal injuries during their summertime activities.
Children with minor back
injuries may not even complain of any problem with their back, but may
instead have only occasional symptoms of nervousness, irritability,
headaches, leg pains, stomach distress, etc. etc... It is often these
types of conditions that contribute to a child being as low learner and
having poor grades.
In today's competitive world,
both physically and mentally, it is very important that a child have an
equal opportunity by having a sound body, free of any sight, hearing or
any other physical deficiencies.
One of the most apparent
physical handicaps is a spinal scoliosis which may be evidenced by a
slightly irregular gait, head tilted slightly to one side, or one
shoulder or hip higher than the other.
Every child exhibiting any of
the above signs should have a chiropractic check-up immediately. Bu to
be on the safe side, every school age child should have regular
back-to-school check-ups whether or not they have any apparent symptoms.
Call us today for an appointment for your child.
Addressing potential spinal
problems that your child may have is important is early detection. If
there is a problem the
sooner we can help the better results that can be achieved.
Growing up is often called
growing pains. Let's work to eliminate as many of the physical pains as
possible. We are very excited to work with the children that come
through our office.
MINOR FENDER BENDER?
In years past, people used to
have minor fender benders, but not anymore. Even a minor accident can
cost several thousand dollars to restore the car to its original
The greatest injury though is
not to the automobile, but to the vehicles occupants. That has not
changed over the years.
We hear survivors of accidents
talk about walking away from an accident while their vehicle was totally
Whether the accident was just
a minor fender bender or a total demolishment, the human body can be whip lashed
without the individual(s) involved even realizing it.
Just because there is no
bleeding or broken bones does not mean that no harm has been done. If
the spine has been whipped out of its normal balanced alignment, the
first sign of an injury will
usually be soreness and stiffness of the neck and or back muscles as
they stay partially contracted in their attempt to pull the
musculoskeletal system back into balance.
Because the spine encases the
spinal cord and spinal nerves, a slight distortion can produce an
uncontrolled tendency toward nervousness, depression, anxiety,
irritability, headaches and other types of aches and pains which may not
appear for months afterwards.
Just as you would have your
vehicle checked following a minor fender bender, it is even more
important that you be checked for the possibility of a whiplash injury.
An immediate examination also helps establish and
confirm the injury as related to the accident question.
If yourself or someone you
know has recently been in an automobile accident, we are here to help.
As a teenage kid I suffered
from lower back pain and headaches, I am now 35 years old and looking
back I don't remember thinking about the pain or trying to know why I
was having these pains. I suppose I just got used to living with it.
My parents were introduced to
chiropractic care and took me to visit their chiropractor. I remember
those visits and enjoyed them because to me it was a good chance to get
out of school for a while. They found out that a broken leg from an auto
accident when I was a toddler caused one leg to be shorter than the
I don't remember every detail
but looking back I realize that those visits made a big difference in my
life. I didn't even notice the change but later on it was obvious that
the backaches and headaches were gone.
Indefinitely believe that
chiropractic care can help convinced kids need a spinal check up too.
I Miller, Broken Arrow, OK
WATCH YOUR STEP
According to the National
Safety Council over 9 million disabling slip and fall injuries occur per
year. Even a relatively minor slip and fall can result in long term
Summer time is a great time
for vacations. Sight seeing is a tip tourist activity and there are many
incredible place to visit around our great country.
You will possible navigate
through steps, walkways and if you are doing some nature related
activities, you could encounter rough terrain.
Please follow these tips...
1. Make sure you look before
you step so you are sure of your footing. We can be distracted by what
we are there to see and not pay attention.
2. Establish firm footing. Be cautious that you
maintain balance and keep your feet steady.
3. Watch for changing
conditions. Water from sprinklers, rain and especially at water parks
can create changing conditions.
I you slip and fall, call us
WHY TELL SOMEONE ABOUT CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Nothing makes us happier than
knowing that our clients feel excited about our service and refer others
to our office.
Why should you share the
benefits of chiropractic care?
What could be worse than
allowing your friends and family to continue suffering with back pain
and other symptoms that are a result of spinal health problems?
Your friends and family will
be thankful that you thought so highly of them that you would make such
an important recommendation.
There are some
misunderstandings about chiropractic care in our community. It would be
great for those to have benefited to share their experiences.
Many people have health
insurance that covers chiropractic care and don't even realize it. If
you were able to be that go-to person and share with them the
availability of insurance overage, then they could take full advantage
of their health benefits.
Of course they would also
receive first class care from our staff. We are very careful to make
your friend ver satisfied that he or she decided to give us a chance to
improve their health.
Some say that knowledge is
power. The truth is that the application of knowledge is power. You can
feel good knowing that what you have learned about chiropractic care and
have shared that knowledge to to them. It will be their choice whether
to apply that knowledge.
remember that chiropractic
care is the best first choice. Our non-invasive approach allows everyone
to achieve optimal health with the least inconvenience.
HAVE A DRINK, AND OFTEN
Summertime is here! It's time
for lots of outdoor activities. With these increased outdoor activities
comes a risk of dehydration.
The human body is made up of
about 65% water. It's easy to see why it's extremely important to
maintain an intake of water.
Soft drinks and the wide array
of sugar filled drinks are readily available and we must admit that they
are very appealing. Energy drinks are the latest craze and many times
they are filled with caffeine and sugar.
Caffeine ca make you jittery
and can even cause insomnia. The over done amounts of sugar is bad under
Many people that drink soft
drinks all day think they have plenty of fluids in their system but
often are surprised to find out that they become dehydrated. They often
don't notice any problem until they "crash."
Muscle spasms, cramps and even
chest and abdominal pain are symptoms of serious dehydration. Decrease
in urination, sweat and headaches are some symptoms to look for that
would indicate that you are approaching dehydration.
If you are sweating during any
of the great summertime activities or not so great chores, please be
sure to replenish the lost fluids with water.
How much water do you need
each day? That would depend on several factors. A simple rule is the
"8X8" rule. eight,8 ounce glasses of water each day.
Remember that water flushes
toxins out of your system, helps nutrients get to your cells and ensures
a good environment for ear, nose and throat tissues.
So go get a nice glass of
clean, pure water and have a refreshing drink, and please drink often!