Just like a car needs shock absorbers to function properly, so does your body. If you overwork the shock absorbers in your car, they will become damaged. The same theory applies to your discs. They can degenerate, tear, bulge, and herniate. If you are experiencing low back pain, you might be suffering from disc issues, and chiropractic can help.
If you're an athlete, you're always looking for the edge that will take your performance to the next level. No matter what sport you are playing, your competition is always getting faster, stronger, and bigger which means you have to constantly work towards improvement in order to keep up. While we sometimes hear of athletes using dishonest methods such as performance-enhancing drugs to get ahead, most focus on enhanced training concepts and nutrition to improve. One way athletes can improve is, perhaps surprisingly, through chiropractic care!
Do you brush your teeth twice a day? What about visiting your primary care doctor once a year? If your health is important to you, you are probably already taking preventative measures to maintain a healthy body, and the same goes for your spine! Stretching and strengthening is an excellent practice to be more proactive about maintaining balance in your body. Here are our suggestions.
Getting the proper amount of sleep is imperative to your overall health and well-being. How well you sleep depends upon your activity level, diet, and what you do before hopping into bed. You might be sabotaging your chances of a good night's sleep without even knowing it! Here are our tips to help you catch some zzz's.
If you've been following our blogs, you know there are many benefits to chiropractic care and you're probably already aware of the relaxing effects of massage therapy. But did you know that the two make quite a pair? Getting both routine chiropractic adjustments and regular massages can enhance your overall wellness.
Summer is nearly here and that means an increase in activity...and also an increase in back injuries! Many of us are getting back outside: playing sports, gardening, and starting up an exercise plan. The stress and fatigue increased activity puts on your body can lead to issues and injuries. Chiropractic care can help you recover, and our health and wellness tips can help you have a healthier summer!
No matter where you look, technology is right there. Whether you're staring at your phone, tablet, or computer screen in your home or at the office, tech devices are everywhere. Even though technology has greatly advanced much of our lives and makes many things easier, it also consumes a great amount of our time and can lead to a decline in health and relationships. Texting, chatting, tweeting, and gaming all seem innocent, but they can quickly become addictive.
You recently had a new addition to the family, and you thought that your back pain would end with the pregnancy. As time goes on, you are increasing stress on your back as you spend more time carrying and bending over your baby. For a number of new parents, that leads to new back pain, too. We have some suggestions to help you reduce that pain!
The Centers for Disease Control reports that asthma affects about every 1 in 13 individuals. Asthma is also the leading cause for chronic disease in children, and is one of the top reasons for school absences. Asthma causes over 2 million emergency room visits per year, and the average stay for over night hospital stays is over three days. When so many people are suffering from asthma, the chances are high that you or someone you know suffers from asthma. So, can chiropractic help?
It seems you can find essential oils everywhere these days. This is in large part due to the popularity of the company DoTerra, which produces essential oils. Essential oils are the natural aromatic compound extracted from the seeds, stems, bark, roots, and flowers of plants. They can be used to provide relief for anything from a stomachache to giving energy boosts. Essential oils can be used aromatically, topically, or ingested. Our sense of smell is one of our strongest senses, and we've put together some information on the benefits of diffusing essential oils.
There are some pieces of advice that our mothers said that were better than others. No, maybe your face won't freeze like that. But she was right when she told you to sit up straight. In today's society, many of us spend the majority of our day working sedentary jobs, requiring us to sit for hours at a time. Even if you don't spend a lot of time sitting, proper posture is important. In fact, your spine's health depends on it!
Taking a more active role in your health and healthcare can sometimes be intimidating and leave you feeling uncertain. An important part of taking that step is asking the right questions and knowing where to find the right resources when looking for a chiropractor or health care provider. Here are some tips we put together to help you navigate.
Scoliosis is commonly seen in children, and is an abnormal sideways curve of the spine. If it isn't caught early enough, it can worsen with age and lead to significant back pain and eventually arthritis in the spine. We want your children to grow up to be strong, healthy adults and that's why it is so important for us to teach you to be aware of the signs of scoliosis.
You've probably experienced this scenario before: you're just doing you day-to-day activities, and in an instant, you are experiencing back pain. You most likely thought to yourself, "But I didn't even do anything!".
What you don't realize is that your back pain isn't always from what you did five days ago, let alone five minutes ago. It's more in line with the old idiom "the straw that broke the camel's back"...no pun intended!
In today's society, there is often a negative association with germs, and a number of people are afraid of them. Germs have received plenty of focus since around the time the microscope was invented. But germs are actually similar to seeds. If you have ever done any gardening, you know that it takes work to plant a garden or start a lawn. It doesn't just happen! Not only do you have to consider the conditions, but also that the process takes a time period of days or weeks. The very same thing can be said in relation to germs and the development of disease.