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 >
A stuffed up nose, sneezing fits, watery eyes, nagging headaches. Experiencing these kinds of symptoms is no fun for anyone but in the winter it’s pretty common. Cold season really does mean cold season for many, as in the cold virus. But is what you are suffering from really a cold? Or is it a sinus infection, something that is a different thing altogether?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 >
You’ve heard it said that “Sitting is the new smoking”, but why is that? The truth is that sedentary desk jobs are directly related to a host of health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and chronic pain. We can prevent back pain and other chronic pain conditions by understanding one important fact about anatomy: our bodies were designed to move. Sitting at a desk for 8 hours then going home and sitting or lying down is unnatural. Our posture suffers because we are not using our bodies properly.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 >
The health benefits of acupuncture, an ancient system of healing practiced in Asia for many centuries, are becoming well known. Even mainstream medicine is starting to accept that acupuncture can help with issues such as relaxation and pain relief.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 >
Acupuncture is an excellent tool for smoking cessation by reducing cravings and increasing willpower. The treatment itself is gentle, using needle-less methods to stimulate specific points on the body to help you stop smoking. Acupuncture treatments for smoking will intercept the signals from the brain demanding nicotine and disrupt the message, thereby reducing the craving. Most patients state the effect is significant, decreasing their cravings from 20 times each day down to about 4 times. With that drastic of a change, it can be possible to finally quit smoking.Read More >
How is your posture? You may have heard that “sitting is the new smoking”, but did you know your sitting posture now will affect arthritis and pain? The only thing more dangerous than moving too much is not moving enough. Unfortunately, a lot of work in today’s society involves sitting at a desk or computer for several hours at a time.
The good news is you can do something about it. Here are the simple steps to Bruegger’s position. This position is used to reverse the poor posture that comes with sedentary jobs, and it is easy to correct the way you sit! Improve your posture with these simple steps:Read More >
Weight loss and acupuncture are a growing topic in the health care community, especially as people look for natural solutions for health. We all know that being overweight carries other problems with it such as heart disease and diabetes, but there is still a struggle to lose the extra pounds. Ear acupuncture for weight loss is a growing treatment for weight control. While ear acupuncture for weight loss has been used in Asia extensively, it is now gaining popularity in the United States. More evidence is coming out showing that ear (or auricular) acupuncture can help you lose weight.Read More >