Free Health Screenings At HealthSource

A new school support program founded by HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab will provide funding for local schools, while helping to relieve pain-related issues for students and members of the community.

The program will provide free community health screenings in exchange for $10 donations to Wellington Christian School’s Sunshine Fund. The free health screenings (a $189 value) will help track down even the smallest amounts of pain, including those suffering from a wide range of problems such as low back pain, headaches, neck pain, shoulder or arm pain, bulging or herniated discs, leg pain, numbness and more. Even X-rays will be included if necessary.

The $10 donations will be accepted at the office located at 125 S. State Road 7, Suite 103, up until Aug. 30. Contributors are encouraged to call and set up an appointment.

According to statistics, more than 3,000 children each year require emergency room visits for backpack-related injuries. Thousands more are treated for headaches, neck and shoulder problems related to improper backpack usage.

Improper backpack use can also lead to poor posture and scoliosis. Girls and younger kids may be especially at risk for backpack-related injuries because they’re smaller and may carry loads that are heavier in proportion to their body weight. Also, backpacks with tight, narrow straps that dig into the shoulders can interfere with circulation and nerves. These types of straps can contribute to tingling, numbness and weakness in the arms and hands.

To learn more about the program, or to schedule an appointment, call (561) 792-4016.