July Newsletter

Greetings Everyone:
The hot summer months are upon us. Be sure to stay hydrated. Here are some tips:
  • Hydrate before a strenuous activity
  • When working in the heat, drink about a cup of water every 15-20 minutes, or about 24-32 oz. per hour
  • Remember to hydrate after work
  • It’s a good idea to start each day with 6-8 oz. of water.
Dr. McGee, Patti, Sue, Diane, Kayla
Join us in congratulating Pam on her retirement. Please welcome Kayla as our new team member.

Epidural injections may not help with sciatica

A recent study comparing epidural steroid injections with conservative medical management showed that epidural steroid injections were no better than conservative medical management and improving pain and quality of life at 3 months and 6 month follow up. They concluded that epidural steroid injections are not cost effective in the management of sciatica.

What our patients are saying about our office:

“The team at McGee Chiropractic is a great team. They are super friendly. They work well together and enjoy being there… and they always do what they can to make sure that you are taken care of.
Dr. McGee keeps me running like a well oiled machine.”
Adam Z.

Vitamin K, the important (and forgotten) vitamin
About 10 million Americans have osteoporosis. While calcium intake is an import factor in maintaining bone health, Vitamin K also plays an important role in maintaining bone density. Osteocalcin is an important protein that requires vitamin K to produce healthy bone tissue. Vitamin K is found in green leafy vegetables like kale and spinach and other sources.

Coffee doesn’t change your heartbeat

A recent study indicates that caffeine does not cause heart arrhythmia in the majority of individuals. Researchers at UC San Francisco looked at over 380,000 individuals and compared caffeine consumption to rates of heart arrhythmia. They found that there was no correlation between coffee consumption and developing an abnormal heartbeat.