South Windsor Neck & Back - December 2018

Why You Should Visit a Chiropractor After a Slip and Fall

L ifelong Pain DON’T FALL INTO

You’re ready for a perfect winter day. You’ve got some hot cocoa to go, and you’re bundled up to meet with your friends for an annual gift exchange. You start down the front steps and — bam! The hot cocoa and your feet fly into the air, and your shoulder starts throbbing. You’re shocked and embarrassed as you try to scramble back to your feet. If this sounds familiar, then you know a slip on the ice or a trip in your home can happen at any age. Yet, as you age, the likelihood of an injury increases. It can be tempting to ignore the slip, chalk it up to clumsiness, and rotate between heat and ice packs for the next few days. But ignoring the aftermath of a fall leads to a life of nagging pain and lingering issues. Back pain can make daily tasks, like cooking, sleeping, and driving, extremely difficult, and living with neck pain can lead to headaches and sinus issues. Those who live with pain believe it’s normal, but while it’s common for people to have pain, it is not normal for your body. It’s a warning mechanism for you to fix something. Each part of your body is impacted

by another part, so when you ignore the pain in your spine, you’re allowing your muscles, joints, and tendons to function abnormally. Larger issues, like chronic migraines or muscle strains, could then crop up in the future. After a thorough background check into your medical history, which will help determine if your fall triggered any other medical issues, a chiropractor will determine the best course of action. Regular adjustments and maintenance appointments can help get you back on your feet and functioning after a fall. These medical professionals are trained to get your spine realigned after a traumatic event like a fall. Even the smallest trip can be traumatic for your back. Your spine was rocked, and just standing up won’t put it back into place. You need a proper adjustment to get your body in order. Learn more about how South Windsor Neck & Back can adjust you back to normal after a fall this winter by calling 860.644.2437 or visiting .

TAKE a Break

The Colby/Boemmels Families’ Favorite Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies

This holiday season, cozy up with some sweet treats! This recipe has become a favorite for both our families, and we know it will become a staple for your family, too.


1 (8 ounces) brick of cream cheese, room temperature 1 stick of butter, room temperature

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1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 (18 ounces) boxed moist chocolate cake mix Handful(s) of chocolate chips, crushed peppermint, and/or crushed Thin Mints (optional)

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1 egg


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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.


Mix in the chocolate chips, crushed peppermint, and/or crushedThin Mints. Cover the mixture and refrigerate it for two hours.

Combine butter and cream cheese in a large bowl with an electric mixer until the mixture has a smooth consistency.

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Roll the cooled batter into balls.

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Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.

Place the balls on an ungreased cookie sheet, and bake 12 minutes. Baked cookies will be gooey.

Beat in the cake mix.

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Family Tip: These delectable bites go well with some homemade hot chocolate and your favorite holiday movie. You can make this hot drink by combining three parts milk with one part sugar and one part baking cocoa in a pot on the stove. Be sure to serve it with whipped cream, and enjoy a holiday treat fit for the jolly man himself!


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