tips for your spine

May is the Month for Healthy Posture!

At Healthy Life Chiropractic, we always stress the importance of proper posture. Your posture truly is imperative to your overall health, usually more so than people realize. May is Correct Posture Month, so what better time to take in a few of our posture improving tips?!

Do We Shrink As We Age?

Growing older has many benefits: more time to spend with family, wisdom, and clearer priorities just to name a few. Along with aging comes many changes that happen to the body. Hearing, vision, memory, and hair are some of the things we lose...but what about height?

Beat Low Back Pain!

If you have ever suffered from recurring low back pain, you know that things could be just fine and then all of a sudden, you are feeling that pain once again. You might even end up stuck on the couch with an ice pack, unable to move. We’ve heard of this scenario time and time again. There are some measures you can take to prevent this from happening, and here are our tips.

Is Head Posture to Blame for your Neck Pain?

Have you checked in with yourself to gauge how you feel at the end of the day? Take a moment and think about how you feel. Maybe you are exhausted by the day’s end. Are you suffering from constant neck pain or frequent headaches, and maybe fibromyalgia? Here’s something to consider: your head posture might be to blame.

Your Body's Shock Absorbers

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.

The Under-Appreciated Cervical Spine

With so many parts to the human body, it's easy for some of them to slip beneath the radar. The cervical spine, or the upper seven of our vertebrae, is among the most under-appreciated and also most vital parts of our body. The cervical spine has 37 separate joints that allow the head and neck to move atop the torso – all while following a constant stream of commands from the reflex mechanisms and special senses.

Is Your Posture Affecting Your Mood?

Do you check the way you are sitting or standing during the course of the day? Are you making sure your weight is evenly distributed, or are you leaning more weight on one leg? You might not realize just how much your posture affects you, especially when it comes to your mood. A number of studies have shown that good posture can directly affect your mood in a positive way, and eliminate stress.