SOME RANDOM THOUGHTS
Hi Everybody This Is Dr. Norris.
Here are some random thoughts.
The summer is closing fast and will officially end on September 23rd. The best weather of the year for the AV is usually in late September and October; cooler with less wind. So get outside and do something fun before it gets cold.
BEWARE OF THE ROAD
Lately I have been seeing an increase in patients who were in car accidents. The speeds in the Antelope Valley tend to be faster and many people are using cell phones. This leads to more serious accidents. It is important to see a doctor as soon as possible for evaluation even in smaller crashes, because symptoms are often delayed. Early treatment helps people heal faster with less residual problems. If you or someone you know is in an accident I would be happy to help.
BEWARE OF THE BACKPACK
Now that school is back in kids are carrying heavy backpacks for much of the day. Studies have found this causes upper and middle back pain due to the stress. If left untreated the pain can become chronic and lead to more serious problems as children age. Evaluation and treatment is often effective in providing relief of the problem. I love helping kids because they respond much faster than an old geezer like me. Call me if your children have this complaint.
BEWARE OF BAD BACKS
A recent study by the Institute for Health and Evaluation which was funded by the Bill Gates Foundation looked at 23 years of data regarding causes for physical disability. While the largest category was muscle and skeletal disorders, the number one cause of physical disability was back pain. Not only are Doctors of Chiropractic specialized in treating musculoskeletal disorders, studies have shown that chiropractic care is the most effective treatment to manage acute low back pain.
So if you or someone you care about is suffering
with pain or they want to avoid pain, I'm here to help.
Because you don't have time for pain!
Dr. Michael Norris
HEALTH TIP: How Many?
Did you know the human body has over 200 bones, over 600 muscles, over a thousand tendons/ligaments and millions of nerves. But only 1 spine... so take care of it.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
“Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work."-Ralph Marston
Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases or, medical problems. It is not intended to replace your doctor's recommendations. The information is provided for educational purposes only. Response to care and nutritional benefits may vary from one person to another.