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This week, I wanted to focus on sleep. I have been having trouble sleeping lately myself, and so I figured it may be a good idea to bring that frustration and issue into the light. Many people either get too much sleep or not enough sleep and it can severely affect their day to day lives. If you are someone who falls into one of these categories, you will know exactly what I mean when I say it can be extremely infuriating to try and regulate your circadian rhythm.
Getting too much sleep is not as easy to solve as people may think it is. Sometimes you cannot just simply set an alarm and get up with it. If your body stays sluggish and lethargic, then simply going through the motions of staying awake may become nearly impossible. It also isn't healthy to deprive yourself of the sleep you feel that you need. Always see a doctor if you think that you are sleeping too much.
Not getting enough sleep is something that many people are familiar with. Personally, I haven't been sleeping due to pain. While many may simply take pain or sleeping medication, others either do not wish to resort to this option or cannot due to other medications they may be on. If you have not been getting the sleep that you need, it may be causing other problems or even a worsening of the issues you already suffer from. This can include things like pain levels or weight issues and can be extremely difficult to treat if the cycle continues.
If you are having trouble with your sleeping patterns, come into Wirth Chiropractic in Greenville NC and see if we can help. A spinal adjustment may be just what you need to get yourself back into a natural rhythm with your rest. Sometimes your problems with sleep is your body's way of telling you that something is wrong and needs to be fixed. We always suggest you see a general practitioner as well in cases like this, but coming to us as well certainly can't hurt. We know what it's like to not have a solid sleep schedule and the damage it can do in the rest of your life. We will do everything we can to help, so come on in today!

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I feel like it's been so long since I've been able to talk to you. Obviously this is silly, but this winter seemed pretty long to me. Was it the same for you? I personally much prefer the spring time to anything cold and snowy. The beauty of flowers and trees budding will always be nicer than frozen powerlines and icy roads. While I do not deny that winter can be beautiful, I've always found it to be much prettier when viewed through a photograph of an area hundreds of miles away from me.
The unfortunate thing about the spring, however, is all of the rain. As many of you know, the pressure that is created by the storm can cause many of us to ache and hurt more than we normally do. High winds which are common at the beginning of the season are no fun to fight with either. As I sit here writing to you, I can glance out of the window and see the trees blowing back and forth under the force of the winds right now. Today the average wind speed is around twenty miles per hour, but I hope that it will die down for the weekend and get progressively better as it warms up.
While here at Wirth Chiropractic in Greenville NC, we mostly deal with joints and bones and muscles, we do also care about your mental health. We understand how connected mental health issues and physical pain are and so we know that sometimes by doing our job and addressing a physical issue, we are helping another as well. Many people experience seasonal depression which can begin to lift around this time of year, but sometimes it likes to hold on and stick around for as long as it can. We also hope that we can help you with these kinds of issues and not just an aching knee.
While we do not pretend to be experts in mental health and will not prescribe medication, you should always feel free to talk about mental health changes that you notice based upon your pain levels with us. We want all of you to be healthy. After all, the brain is a part of you and we want all of you to be in top shape. Come into Wirth and let us see if an adjustment can help you mentally as well.

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Everyone is at risk of getting seriously hurt at some point or another in their lives. While this is true, it does seem to be an unfortunate fact that the elderly are at a higher risk for injury. This is because of weakening bones, a slowly dwindling mobility rate, and balance or equilibrium issues as we all age. While some elderly people manage to keep themselves extremely healthy, this isn't always a possibility despite what some posters and videos may say. There are some ways that we can help our older loved ones out, however, and one of those ways is chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care has been shown to be extremely beneficial for the elderly. This is true for many reasons, one of the main ones being pain relief. If you know someone who is older and takes a large amount of pain medication, you may suggest to them coming into Wirth instead. Pain medication only masks the symptoms and does not attempt to get to the root of the problem like chiropractic care does. Those who have pain may experience it due to a nerve issue which may be based in the spine. An adjustment may be just what they need to get off of those pain medications.
Another great benefit to chiropractic care is increased range of motion. One of the main causes of falls is that the older body cannot move the way it used to. For example, bending down to pick up grandchildren will likely be a lot more difficult than it was to pick up their children. This is because the range of motion has been reduced as the person aged. Many elderly patients find that they are able to move easier after chiropractic care.
All in all, we have found that elderly patients have a general increase in their health. Most of this is because of the pain relief benefits, however this can trickle down and help increase sleep, decrease stress levels, and provide more day to day energy. If you or someone you love is older and may be able to benefit from chiropractic care, then feel free to come on into Wirth Chiropractic in Greenville NC. You'll be amazed at how much better it will make your elderly loved ones feel!

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One question that we hear quite often is in regards to children. Patients that come in and see how beneficial chiropractic care is to them often want to bring their kids in so that they can feel better as well. However, they are often uncertain whether or not the children are too young. This is an understandable question, as the anatomy of a child is quite different to that of an adult. This becomes more true the younger the child is. If you are thinking about bring your kid into Wirth, then here are a couple of things that you should know.
First of all, we love kids. We know that there is no age limit for pain and that even those who are too young to complete full sentences are at complete risk of pain. There is no such thing as being "too young" for certain disorders such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and others. There is also nothing that says that children are at less risk of getting hurt and needing medical attention than adults. We know just how much those ideas can harm young ones and do what we can to combat this belief. You often hear of children who have disorders and are left untreated because certain people do not believe that they are actually in pain. We want to make sure that no child we come into contact with is left without treatment simply because of their age and so we will work on just about anyone.
While there are a couple of limitations on who we work on, very few if any of these have to do with age. We will always help every patient to the full extent of our abilities and if you want your child to experience the wonderful benefits that chiropractic care has to offer, then we are more than happy to help. Even if your child does not have any complaints about pain, we will provide a spinal adjustment which may actually help with development, as it keeps all of the bones in their proper places. Next time you come into Wirth Chiropractic in, Greenville NC, let us know that you want your kid to have an adjustment as well and see how much better they feel after it!

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We all know that hockey can be a brutal sport. It has a reputation of being one of the most vicious sports out there, especially when it's ice hockey. All of these people balancing on tiny little blades hitting into each other and the walls can certainly take a toll on anyone's body. Getting pummeled with sticks and pucks is not everyone's idea of a good time, but those who play certainly wouldn't trade it for anything. There's just one problem with that, and that is that it is a sport which can lead to injuries that are lifelong.
We all know about the stereotype of lost teeth and bloody noses from hockey games, but it does happen rather often. If you were to search on youtube, there are hundreds of videos which depict the worst hockey injuries that have been caught on camera. Some of them are downright brutal and they can shake even the most strong of stomachs depending on which ones you watch.
This is especially true when it comes to doctors who treat these kinds of injuries. Although there are more safety pads and other gear now than ever before for all sports, there is still a strong risk of damage done in heavy contact sports such as hockey. Dislocated joints are not rare to find in certain games and even more common are the bumps and bruises the every player comes home with. While we know that they are inflicted while doing something the person enjoys, it always hurts watching someone else get pushed full force into the glass.
Like with most other sports, hockey is something that can seriously mess up your neck and back. This is possibly more true of hockey than almost all others, save for rugby and other contact heavy sports. If you are a hockey player, you likely are in a fairly constant state of pain during the season. For this, we heavily suggest going to a chiropractor. It will help you stay loose to play and help relieve some of the pain that is inflicted upon you.
If you play hockey, come on into Wirth Chiropractic in Greenville NC, and see how much better you'll feel after an adjustment. We promise, it hurts much less than most of the things you feel on the ice.

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Have you ever been exercising when you suddenly feel something pull the wrong way and then realize your back hurts? It really does stink, doesn't it? It's almost like your body has betrayed you. I mean, here you are trying to help it and make it stronger or thinner or healthier in general and there it goes deciding to hurt you when all you were trying to do was make it better. It just isn't right, I tell you. So what's a person to do if they've hurt their back while exercising?
The first thing you should do is lay down. Find a way to lay that is comfortable and allows you to gently stretch out, preferably on something soft like a couch or a bed. Breathe deeply as you do so and relax your muscles as much as possible. As with any other injury, try to alternate heat and cold to reduce any swelling you may be experiencing and to ease your pain levels. Remember to take things easy for a bit, as you don't want to aggravate the injury even more.
If the pain is anything more than minor, go and see a doctor as soon as possible. You will want to make sure that nothing serious was done, such as pinching a nerve, crushing a disk, or causing damage to a tendon. Your back is nothing to take chances with, as it is such a delicate area of the body. Even if your pain does seem to be minimal, make sure to back off of any strenuous activity so that if the pain does become worse you know that it isn't because of something else you have done. If this is impossible due to work, then be sure to invest in a back brace and wear it as much as you can.
You should also come into Wirth Chiropractic in Greenville NC, and see how much a spinal adjustment can help. It's fully possible that you simply tweaked something small in your back and it needs to be put back where it belongs. This is exactly what an adjustment can do for you. We will also be able to tell you if you should pursue other treatment through another doctor. Come in and make sure that you can get back to exercising as soon as possible!

I don't know about you, but I despise having to take pain medication. I'm not sure if it's because of the way I was brought up, a desire not to become dependent upon them, or just my genetics, but I do not enjoy taking pain pills. While I know that sometimes it is unavoidable, I have always preferred to wait it out. Although it may sound hypocritical, I do not suggest this habit to anyone else. If, however, you do not take pain medicine for any number of reasons, there are other ways which you can try and alleviate the pain you may feel.
1. Exercise. Even though it may be extremely difficult to get moving, exercise is one of the best ways to get your joints and muscles loose and help your body reduce the amount of pain it feels. I always start by stretching and then work my way up. Depending upon the day I will either work on the spot that hurts or I will avoid it, it really is a case by case basis. Exercising, however, not only allows you to work out any aches and pains in your muscles but has a tendency to make you feel better in general. The release of endorphins that exercise provides can also help your mental health, which is something that needs attention when it comes to those with chronic conditions.
2. Relax. Sometimes, not much will help pain but sitting down and breathing through it. Although this may seem like a ridiculous bit of advice, sometimes the most simple reaction is all that we have. Try different breathing exercises and see which one works best for you. Meditation has been known to help people immensely as well, so don't be afraid to give it a try.
Here at Wirth Chiropractic in Greenville NC, we hate seeing anyone in pain. While we know that it is an unavoidable fact of life, we still despise knowing that our patients are hurting. That is why we became chiropractors in the first place. If you are someone who lives with pain but also does not like taking medication, then coming into a chiropractor is exactly what you need to do. Come in and see just how much we can help you!

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This week, I really wanted to focus on pain. While this may seem like a rather obvious thing to focus on for a chiropractic office, sometimes I find that we can overlook it. We know that most people who walk through our doors are in pain and so it becomes almost like an unspoken symptom. The truth is, however, pain should never be silent. If you are living with pain, you should be able to talk to someone about it and try to get it resolved. Whether that is with your family doctor or with a chiropractor, or even both, is up to you.
Living a life in pain is really no way to sustain yourself. Even if you are able to power through the pain, it chips away at you and often leaves you physically and mentally exhausted. I personally am very stubborn and don't like admitting when I am in pain, and I know many others are the same way. This may be due to how society perceives your gender, family relations, or a natural instinct. Many of us with invisible disorders have adapted this as a sort of defense to being told we are imagining the pain. After all, why say something when no one will believe you anyway?
The truth is we should do our best to get out of this habit. Being dishonest with ourselves is one way that things get overlooked when we see a doctor. It is common for someone to go into a doctor's appointment, say everything is fine, and then complain about different ailments until the next appointment when they say nothing is wrong once again. Doctors are here to help. That is why they went to school for so many years and why they work in the field they do. Always be truthful with your doctor about what is going on and always be truthful with yourself about how you feel from day to day.
Here at Wirth Chiropractic in Greenville NC, we want people to experience life without pain. While we know that this is an extremely unlikely wish, we also know just how much pain affects those around us each and every day whether we know it or not. Come in today and see how much pain we can help you cope with.