When you spend a lot of time behind the wheel, whether you are going on a long trip or your job requires you to drive around town all day, it can be a real pain – in the back. Many car seats may be comfortable for short jaunts, but they are not built to support the back on the long hauls. However, there are some things that you can do to offset a non-back friendly seat design and alleviate, or even prevent, back pain while driving.
Teachers do a lot in a day. They stand for long periods of time, they stoop and bend, pick up children, carry stacks of papers, and sit for long periods while they grade papers. It’s no wonder that so many teachers end up with aching backs! While low back pain is the number one cause of disability worldwide, it’s easy to see how teachers may be more susceptible to experiencing it.
Every summer for the past three years, NFL stars have gathered on the football field at East Chicago Central High School for a camp hosted by alumnus, Kawann Short. Thanks to a partnership with Community Healthcare System’s St. Catherine Hospital, it grew into something beyond simple coaching into a day for training, education, and, most importantly, health.
Gardening is a favorite warm weather activity for many people. Unfortunately, it can often send them straight to the chiropractor with back pain and stiffness. If you enjoy your garden but your back doesn’t, take heart. An estimated 80% of the population has experienced back pain or will experience it at some point in their lifetime. It is common, but it doesn’t have to keep you from doing the things you enjoy. There are some fairly simple things you can do to make it easier and less painful.
Dr. Ryan Porterfield is a licensed chiropractor serving patients in Valparaiso, Indiana. Dr. Porterfield and the rest of the friendly team at Porterfield Family Chiropractic are dedicated to your total health and well being.
Twenty area students pursuing a higher education degree in healthcare have been named recipients of the St. Catherine Hospital Auxiliary scholarship program for the 2018-19 academic school year. A total of $21,000 was distributed to the students during an afternoon reception at the hospital, 4321 Fir St., in East Chicago.
Water. We know that it is a vital part of our health and wellbeing. Doctors and experts have been telling us for decades. You probably already knew that adequate hydration promotes optimal organ function, good digestion, healthier skin, and even encourages a healthy weight, but did you know it is also vital for good spine health? Just as the rest of your body needs water to function properly, so does your spine. When you don’t drink enough water, and become dehydrated (even mildly) it can create problems, some of them painful.
Community Healthcare System Hosts Celebration for School of Medical Laboratory Science Graduates, Earns Accreditation in 2018
They may be one of the smallest graduating classes in Northwest Indiana with just seven students, but they are ready to make a big difference in the lives of patients at the hospitals of Community Healthcare System. Kelli Lynn Belcher (East Detroit, Michigan), Rachel M. Kometz (Whiting), Joseph Anthony Lucente (Chicago), Monica Jasmin Mendoza (Merrillville), Marisha Lynn Miskus (Dyer), Brenda Rayburn (Gary) and Shantelle Williams (Sauk Village, Illinois) are ready to go to work and have accepted jobs at the hospitals.
A generous $1.75 million gift from the Vera Z. Dwyer Charitable Trust is increasing the number of hospice and palliative care physicians in northern Indiana and will help improve the quality of medical care provided in the region for generations to come.
Stretching is often an outstanding complement to chiropractic care. Blood flow to the muscles is increased and it helps lower the risk of injury and improves physical performance. More importantly, stretching is good for the joints, helping them function through their full range of motion.