Marron Wellness Center Nov Dec 2017

Family Activities for THANKSGIVING

Unless you have a child auditioning for “MasterChef Junior,” you’re probably not going to let the little ones cook the turkey this Thanksgiving. Just because the kitchen might be off limits, though, doesn’t mean you can’t find a few creative ways to make the holiday extra special for your kids. Spice up Thanksgiving with these fun, family friendly activities. Coloring-Book Tablecloths If you have a big family, you are probably familiar with the Thanksgiving tradition of the kids’ table. It may be smaller than the grown-up’s seating arrangement, but it doesn’t have to be any less special. Turn your kids’ table into a canvas for a colorful, creative dining experience. To do this, use craft or art paper to cover the table. Tape everything down tightly and provide crayons and colored pencils for every place setting. If you want to add some extra holiday spirit, put the drawing supplies in empty cranberry sauce and pumpkin cans. Gratitude Mobiles Of course, Thanksgiving isn’t just about delicious food. It’s also about reflecting on the parts of our lives we are grateful for. Teaching kids about gratitude is the most valuable Thanksgiving lesson. Bring that concept to life with a gratitude mobile. Grab some colored paper circles — or cut them out — and have your children write down things that they are thankful for. A silver Sharpie is great for this. Punch holes in the tops of the circles and run string When it comes to hurting yourself on the ice, you don’t even have to hit the ground. You can twist or jerk trying to stay upright and easily tweak your back. As we said in the cover article, we see an uptick in patients coming in with back injuries after the snow hits. We’ve seen it all, and we’ve treated it all. What Causes Back Pain? There are a variety of back issues that plague our patients. If you’re experiencing back pain, it could be caused by a number of issues, including pinched nerves, bulging discs, bone or cartilage deterioration, and other issues. We separate them into two categories: acute and chronic. Acute back pain happens due to a singular injury, like falling on the ice. Chronic back pain arises more gradually and may be caused by old injuries, deterioration, or disease. Most people will experience back pain sometime in their lifetime. After all, the back and spine are complex and have wide-reaching effects on the body. BACK PAIN FOR DUMMIES

through them. Tie the other end of the string to a coat hanger or embroidery hoop and hang it from the ceiling.

Stuff the Turkey Game Want to get the kids outside so you can get to work in the kitchen? Create a Thanksgiving-themed game for them to play outside while you prep the stuffing and put the turkey in the oven. To create a holiday-themed “Stuff the Turkey” game, all you need is a few paper bags. We’ll bet you have some left over from shopping. Use two small bags stuffed with scrap paper to create legs and glue them to a larger bag folded to look like the body of a turkey. Now that you have your turkey, you need some balls to stuff it with. Anything soft and baseball-sized will work, even some balled-up paper. Kids will take turns trying to toss the balls into the turkey, scoring points for every shot made.

Back Pain Treatments After a thorough examination, chiropractors may recommend a number of back pain treatments. Chiropractic adjustments are the most popular, which involve calculated twists, stretches, and exercises. The average person could benefit from these, even if they aren’t suffering severe back pain. Spinal decompression is another common practice that gently decompresses your spine, which allows your discs to move back into place, improves blood flow, and aids healing. Acupuncture, K-laser treatment, massage, and physical therapy round out the list of treatments that have helped our patients.

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