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Are Your Spanx Literally Squeezing Your Organs?

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I would be a liar if I said I do not wear Spanx. I love my shapewear, but only on special  occasion! As I have said in practice and on my radio show, Wellness 411 on WCHE1520am, life was meant to be lived in moderation.

I was shocked to read in reports released last week that women are wearing Spanx every day! Not only that, but they are wearing them to tight, in other words, buying a smaller size than what they should. And to know surprise, our teenage girls who are growing up entirely too fast, are also wearing shapewear, really! Mother’s stop your teenage daughters’ from doing this, please.

What Spanx or shapewear can do if not worn appropriately is:

Compress your organs

Compress your bowel

Develop tingling, numbness and pain in your legs

Poor posture

Vaginal infections


Like everything in life, it is important to exercise moderation: Do not wear them too often and lastly, choosing the right fit is key.

Just be smart Ladies and like I said, I love my Spanx!


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Dr. Lauren Schofield is a native of Chester County. She was born and raised in Paoli; graduating from Conestoga High School. Combining her strengths of competitive sports and community awareness, Dr Lauren received a Bachelor Of Science degree in Corporate Fitness from the Department of Physical Therapy at Springfield College in Springfield, MA. It was her work as a fitness trainer and a chiropractic assistant that inspired her to return to school four years later to become a chiropractor. After receiving her Doctorate of Chiropractic in December of 1994 from Life University, she returned home to start her career as an associate doctor in a chiropractic office in Kennett Square. In September of 2001, Dr. Schofield was invited to take over a practice in her then hometown of West Chester. Her passion for chiropractic medicine, work experience, and interest in the community fueled Advanced Chiropractic Wellness Center to where it is today.