For any athlete, of any age and any level, small strains and sprains can bring their game to a screeching, and painful halt. Often, the standard advice for treating such minor injuries is to make use of either heat or ice to help relieve pain, reduce swelling and generally shorten the time it takes to heal an injury. But, the one thing that many people don’t really quite understand is when the use of ice is appropriate and when they should use heat instead.Read More >
It’s vacation time! Whether that means packing up and heading for a beach resort, taking on the challenge of a camping trip or simply exploring a new city, at home or abroad, a break from your ‘normal life’ is usually a wonderful thing.
The one potential downside however of any vacation is that it can be tough to stay fit. Extra meals, a few more cocktails than usual, those comfy sun loungers by the pool and more can mean you may just return home from your trip in less than the best shape. Staying healthy is often key to staying pain free for those chronic pain issues – back pain, neck pain etc. – especially when you are going to be away from your favorite chiropractor for a little while.Read More >
Spring is here and for most of us that means that our weekends are filled with spring cleaning, gardening and basic around the home maintenance, repairing some of the wear and tear that the winter months inevitably cause.Read More >
Spring is a wonderful season. The warmth of the sun, the longer days, the return of flowers, shrubs and that odd green stuff in your backyard you haven’t seen for a while (aka grass), it’s all wonderful stuff. For some. For others, though, spring isn’t so much fun, as it’s the season that brings with it the return of their spring allergies. And it’s hard to enjoy the spring when your nose is running, your throat is scratchy or you are sneezing your head off.Read More >
Most people know by now that remaining properly hydrated throughout the day is a must for overall good health. Many people however only really pay attention to the amount of water they consume in the summer, when they know that the summer sun will be depleting their body and dehydration is a risk. What many don’t realize is that dehydration can be a problem in winter too.Read More >
You’ve heard it time and time again and in your sensible brain, you know it’s true; you should be doing everything you can to make sure that your health is a priority. But it always seems like real life just does not cooperate.
For instance, you finally make an appointment with a chiropractor to get that nagging back pain checked out and then have to cancel at the last minute because there is a mandatory meeting at work. Or you spend so much time taking your kids to their various activities and yes, to their doctor’s appointments, that you never actually think of seeing one yourself. Read More >
It’s that time of year when even though the weather has been quite mild (so far) many of the people around you seem to be doing an awful lot of sniffling and snuffling. You may even have been fighting off a cold yourself, in between trying to avoid catching someone else’s too.Read More >
As the weather begins to get colder, the days get shorter and sunny skies are replaced by drizzly, cloudy ones it’s very tempting to stay inside – and on the couch – far more often than you did in the summer, when the nice weather made it much harder to stay indoors.Read More >
The signs are there! The turning leaves and the return of pumpkin spice everything can only mean one thing; fall. The long, bright days of summer are over and that slight chill in the air at night is only going to get chillier.
While the end of summer is a little sad, the fall really is a great season, and for some it’s even their favorite. With the beaches closed, the tank tops packed away and the kids back in school life does change quite a lot though, Read More >
For many of us, summer means it’s time to hit the road and head off on vacation. Unfortunately, more cars on the road means more accidents, and we know that even the smallest fender bender can leave drivers – and passengers – in bad shape; dealing with whiplash, spinal pain, reduced range of motion, nagging neck pain and more. These kinds of auto accident injuries can be stubborn healers too, sometimes taking longer than broken bones to heal.Read More >
One of the biggest reasons adults seek chiropractic care is to address their back pain. In fact back pain is something that is incredibly common, affecting, at some point in their lives, 4 out of 5 Americans. The fact that lots of other people are suffering too is little comfort though when it’s you yourself dealing with the problem every day.Read More >
The Risk to Your Child’s Health You May Be Overlooking As a parent, it is natural that when it comes to your children their health and well-being is your number one priority. There is however one growing threat to kids’ health that many Moms and Dads overlook; the growing size of kids’ backpacks.Read More >
As is the case with so many things in life, choosing the right chiropractor for you, being something of a big decision, should involve more than picking the first name that Google throws up for you.
Perhaps more than in some other areas of medicine and wellness different chiropractors can have very different approaches to their work, even though they all technically are in the same field. And while certain basics are likely to be a factor in many people’s decisionRead More >
You wake up one morning with a ‘stiff’ shoulder, assuming you slept on it ‘wrong’ and that it will put itself right in a few days, except that never quite happens. Or you have nagging shoulder pain that aches and annoys on a regular basis, but is never quite so painful that you feel the need to do very much about the problem except take an extra Advil.Read More >
Many people view back problems as an issue that only plagues older adults and those who work in blue-collar industries, but this is far from the case. The fact is that people of all ages can struggle with back injuries and pain. In fact, there are many adults living with chronic back problems that first took root when they were children. If your son or daughter is complaining of back pain, then you may want to learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care.Read More >
If you are just now trying to get healthier or get back into fitness at the gym, then this information is right for you. One of the most common injuries I see in my chiropractic office is from people going from doing no exercises or little exercise to trying to lift the world. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was your body. When we look at athletes it is important to remember that they spend years on their health and physique, and trying to push ourselves to that level immediately will only lead to injury.Read More >
Sleep is important for your body, especially your heart. While sleeping, your heart rate will decrease and your heart beats slower than normal. This slower pace gives your heart a chance to rest and be prepared for the next day. Without proper sleep, our hearts are working hard all day and night, and this sets up a dangerous scenario for heart disease and heart attacks.
Chiropractic care in Overland Park & Kansas City is becoming increasingly popular as people become more aware of its effectiveness. While chiropractic therapy may be new to some, therapeutic spinal manipulation has actually been around for at least the last 2,500 years, and the contemporary version of chiropractic care has been round for more than one hundred years.Read More >
After a day at my office, I go home feeling energized because I love what I do. Helping people truly is my passion, and this passion grows when I see the dramatic changes in my office. Instead of talking about a specific condition or something chiropractic can help with, I want to talk about why I do what I do. The best way to explain this is with some of my favorite cases.
One of my earlier cases was actually a family member with severe neck pain. The neck pain was so strong that she was also having carpal tunnel symptoms in her hand, making it difficult to grip items. This person loves to work with her hands doing art, helping people, and staying active with family. Staying out of pain is important to her. The pain and disability had gotten so severe that two of her medical doctors were recommending spinal surgery while stating, “If you get rear-ended in your car, you will be paralyzed.”Read More >
Have you been to a chiropractor and felt sore afterwards? Are you avoiding seeing a chiropractor because the treatment scares you?
A new, revolutionary form of chiropractic care is spreading through the Overland Park and surrounding areas. Gentle chiropractic get as good, if not better, results than traditional aggressive chiropractic techniques. At Nigus Chiropractic, located in Overland Park, we specialized in gentle techniques that get results without the discomfort. Why do we prefer gentle techniques? The answer is simple: results and patient comfort.
Rehabilitating the spine is like correcting your smile with braces, because the changes happen gradually and cannot be forced. Vertebra will rehabilitate about 1mm each visit, so aggressively moving the spine 3-5 inches will only cause discomfortRead More >
Running noses, scratchy throats, irritated eyes, and immense pressure in the head and face all describe a common ailment: allergies. We spend a lot of time and energy on trying to manage the symptoms of allergies with medications and shots, but often we are left wanting.
Acupuncture is gaining popularity for treating seasonal allergies, as there are several acupunctureRead More >
Migraine headaches affect millions of Americans, and chances are you know someone who suffers from these debilitating headaches. These headaches can be strong enough to send someone to the hospital, and more than 90% of migraine headache sufferers report being unable to function or work when the headache strikes. Migraine headaches differ from tension headaches by their symptoms, with migraine headaches having sharper and more severe attacks.Read More >
Some believe that chiropractors are just back doctors just fix the human back. That’s simply not true!
While chiropractic care has proven to be very successful as a treatment for back pain, chiropractic care is also a holistic approach to health care and treatment.
Here are five symptoms, other than back pain, which you should consider having your chiropractor examine.Read More >