Hayes Family Chiropractic

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 516 Patricia Ave. Dunedin, FL 34698
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Turning Off the Tech This Holiday Season

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Technology takes a toll

No matter how much you love it, all those devices have a measurable effect on your health. Excessive screen time keeps us from being physically active; it also keeps us from being socially active. While there is a pretense that all your social media keeps us "more in touch than ever," we are also foregoing myriad social interactions throughout the day. It becomes hard to rest with technology always around- different devices dinging, always keeping you in touch with the world around you. Disconnecting- and decompressing- becomes difficult. 

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Your Child's Back Pain Must Be Taken Seriously

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Younger spines are more resilient to the stresses of life than fully formed, adult spines

Besides the fact that children are generally more active than adults, their spine are also more flexible and resilient to injury. With more activity comes a greater chance of injury, so we do expect to see more sports-related dysfunction in younger spines. But if your young one is complaining of back pain that is unrelated to sports and is bordering on chronic, it's definitely time to sit up and take note. 

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Taking the Pain Out of Productivity

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No matter your profession, it takes a toll on your spine

Whether you are a professional runner or you sit all day at a computer; whether you bend over cars or work in a hospital; whether you are in a factory or in a forest, your job is going to extract a cost from your spine. For so many of us, productivity means pain. For the office worker, the added compression of sitting leaves you stiff and sore on your commute home. For someone who is on their feet, or bending over often, the spine is at elevated risk of injury from flexion of the spine. Taking the pain out of your workday means being proactive about prevention. 

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Choosing Spinal Health Care Specialists in Dunedin

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When managing your pain becomes more than you can bear...

...many of us turn to our primary care providers for help; many of those PCPs may then refer you on to a spinal health care specialist or a spinal surgeon to consult over the pain. At Hayes Family Chiropractic, we specialize in treating spines with non-invasive techniques. By promoting conservative care, we take a calculated approach that aims to prevent you from having to go under the knife. This is proven time and again to be the best way to start off when treating conditions of the spine. True, your condition may call for surgery- but starting with conservative care helps us develop a clearer picture of the interplay between your spine, your medical history and your lifestyle.

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Putting Chiropractic Philosophy Into Daily Use

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Defining chiropractic philosophy

Before you can put it into daily use, we've got to define it! At Hayes Family Chiropractic, we believe that the most important thing in life is taking care of ourselves, our families and our communities. But this starts with the individual- before you can help others you need to help yourself. And in order to feel your best, both physically and mentally, you need to be proactive about the health of your spine! Chiropractic philosophy believes that by focusing on the wellbeing of your spine, you can positively influence all other aspects of health. 

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How To Stay Pain Free on Your Travels

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Travel stresses our spines

There's no avoiding it- planes, trains and automobiles are hardly designed with excellent ergonomics in mind. And they are certainly not customized to your body! As exciting as it is, traveling demands a lot from our bodies which means you need to be extra proactive about looking out for risk factors and warning signs. If you are facing the prospect of more than 3 hours in transit, you are likely to suffer from some degree of stiffness in the spine. For some of us, that may not cause an immediate problem; for others, it can be intolerable. Most likely, you are somewhere in between. Take a look at our tips for a healthier spine while traveling. 

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