By Jeff Sheppard 09 Jul 2024 no comment 34 Views

For many of us, summer is a time to relax, have fun, and enjoy the warm weather.  Here are 4 common reasons for summertime emergencies – and how to avoid them.

Don’t Forget Maintenance Care

If you’re feeling good, it’s easy to overlook chiropractic maintenance during the summer, when schedules are looser and families are busy with activities.  But a brief visit to your chiropractor is worth the investment.

Regular chiropractic maintenance will have you feeling your best so you can make the most of your summer.  And you’ll be less likely to come back in the fall with aches and pains.

If you don’t yet have an appointment scheduled for the summer, call Sheppard Chiropractic Center at (506) 635-8182 or (506) 847-7172 today.


It’s easy to feel sick, faint, or overheated when you’re dehydrated.  Make drinking fresh water a regular habit and you’ll avoid the problems that come with dehydration.

Remember that sugar, caffeinated, or alcoholic beverages won’t help with hydration.  Naturally caffeine-free herbal tea is OK, but fresh water is best.


By the time you see your skin turning red, it’s too late.

Choose a sunscreen with a high SPF.  Apply it half an hour before going outside.  Reapply it every two hours – more often if you’re swimming or sweating.  Wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face.

Do outdoor chores in the morning or evening to avoid the heat of the day, but remember – even if it’s not mid day, and even if it’s cloudy, you still need your sunscreen.

Summer Emergencies and Outdoor Injuries

Wear appropriate clothing for your activity.  If you’re in the forest, wear long sleeves and long pants to protect against thorns.  When you’re hiking, choose sturdy shoes.

If your activity requires safety gear, make sure it fits properly and wear it at all times.  For example, if you’re biking or horseback riding, you need a helmet.  If you’re on the water, wear a life jacket.

Never swim alone.

Always have a fire extinguisher near your campfire or barbecue.

If you’d like to try a new activity, like a new sport or a road trip, your chiropractor can make suggestions to help you avoid aches and pains.

We look forward to seeing you this Summer!

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