The holiday season has just begin, meaning many of us are preparing for holiday travel to visit family and friends. While we can't wait to see our loved ones, the stress and strains of travel are not something to look forward to. Traveling is only worse for those already suffering from back and neck pain, and holiday travel can be a particularly stressful and painful time. We’ve put together some tips on how to minimize that pain.
As chiropractors, we are often asked about pain in the neck and back. These issues relate to the spine, but most people fail to realize the importance of the feet in relation to the spine. You walk, sit, run, stand, all throughout the day. Sometimes you wear shoes that don't quite fit, or are brutal on your feet, and then wonder why you suffer from back pain. Give your feet the love and appreciation you deserve! Here's what you need to know.
Many of us spend the majority of our time sitting behind a desk, making it extremely important to make sure your workspace is friendly to your back and body. Here are a few tips to improve the ergonomics in your office.
Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and appreciating all that we have in our lives. It is also a day centered on parades, family, football, and food. Many of us find ourselves eating a few too many helpings of sweet potato casserole and hitting the couch for a nap. If that sounds like you, and your Thanksgiving routine leaves you feeling tired and groggy, we suggest making a few small changes to your routine for a healthier holiday.
Everyone knows how important exercise is, as well as the importance of stretching before and after exercise. But that doesn't mean that we always do it! If you are willing to take the time to do anything, be sure to take the time to stretch. It is considered by many to be the most important form of exercise, and it requires no equipment and no special wardrobe.
If you've ever had back pain, you know how debilitating it can be. With over 80% of the U.S. population complaining of back pain, it has become the norm and it is essential to know what causes it if you want to solve the issue. There's a good chance your feet are to blame. This is why:
Cold laser, or low level laser, is a therapy that uses low-level lasers to alter cellular function. Non-thermal photons of light penetrate the skin to reach the targeted area. It is absorbed and interacts with the light sensitive elements in the cell that initiates a series of events in the cells that result in reduced inflammation, normalization of damaged or injured tissues, and increased intracellular metabolism-which reduces healing time.
You may have heard of chiropractic at this point, but if you haven't been to a chiropractor it is helpful to see what an adjustment looks like:
We offer ionic footbaths in our office and get a lot of questions about what that actually is. So, Dr. Tina McKay made a video explaining:
At Healthy Life Chiropractic, we are focused on bringing our patients to a place of complete wellness. That includes emotional well-being. So here are a few tips to help you improve your emotional health:
Our office specializes in prenatal and pediatric care. Our chiropractors have received special training and have checked the spines of infants as early as minutes after birth.
Since 1929, Standard Process has been dedicated to the field of nutritional supplements and the whole food philosophy introduced by Dr. Royal Lee. Dr. Lee’s goal was to provide nutrients as they are found in nature—in a whole food state where he believed their natural potency and efficacy would be realized.
Essential oils provide plants with protection against environmental threats and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.
We all have this thing called a nervous system and it is becoming increasingly important for us to find ways to take care of our nervous system because worldly pleasures definitely don't help us...
The Plant Plus Diet Solution speaks to all of us who are trying to figure out what best serves our health in today’s brave new world of genetically modified foods, escalating health crises (obesity, diabetes, autism, Alzheimer’s), and contradictory nutritional guidelines—not to mention the clash-of-the-titans media blitz for our food dollars among packaged, processed and “fast” food producers. What should we eat?