Keep Your Child's Spine Healthy: Backpack Safety Tips


The backpack your child is carrying every single day to and from school can get pretty heavy. They are carrying books, papers, their lunch, water, and other items they need for school—all on their back. All of this heavy lifting can begin to weigh on their backs, injuring their spines, misaligning their hips, causing pain in their necks, shoulders, and knees, and leading to headaches. This pain may lead to an inability to focus on their school work.

31 July 2018

Chiropractic Treatments: Complementary Therapies That Enhance Wellness


If you are struggling with back pain, or you are having mobility issues, chiropractic care is an excellent option. There are a number of therapies that can be used in conjunction safely with chiropractic treatments, and you are wise to try several if you aren't seeing relief. Your chiropractor will never prescribe prescription medications, and this makes it possible to try other treatments at the same time. When you are struggling to get better, acupuncture, massage therapy, and prescription pain medications can all be tried along with chiropractic care, giving you a wide range of treatment that should restore you to wellness.

4 November 2016

3 Effective Treatments That Relieve Sciatica Pain


Sciatica nerve pain is a painful condition where the sciatic nerve is pinched, which results in shooting pain through the lower back and down the back of the leg. The most common reason for the pinched nerve is a herniated disks putting pressure on it. It can seem impossible to walk or perform daily tasks with sciatica pain. However, you don't need to suffer with sciatica pain forever. Here are some treatments that you should try.

11 August 2016

Complementary Treatment: The Benefits Of Chiropractic Care And Physical Therapy At The Same Time


When you have lost range of motion, or you are in chronic pain due to arthritis, chiropractic care and physical therapy are two treatment options that go very well together. Both types of treatment focus on healing the body without the use of prescription medications. While a chiropractor is going to focus on spinal alignment to improve your mobility and decrease pain, a physical therapist is going to focus on strengthening exercises to help you gain back the skills you have lost.

11 May 2016

The Role of Chiropractic Care in a Depression Treatment Plan


Conditions that cause pain can affect your mood. For instance, many people who suffer chronic pain disorders also suffer with anxiety. It can work the other way too. People with anxiety often experience physical symptoms. Chronic pain disorders, including neck and back pain, are common complaints of people with anxiety disorders. But no matter which symptom occurs first – pain or anxiety – by treating painful conditions of the back and neck, a chiropractor can help minimize the effects of anxiety and depression on your life.

7 April 2016

3 Ways To Naturally Boost Your Immunity And Avoid Getting Sick


A run-in with the flu can leave you feeling miserable, missing work, and missing out on your social life. Thus, it's important to do all that you can to protect yourself when flu season rolls in. Even the flu shot is not 100% effective at preventing the flu (The 2014–2015 vaccine was only 23% effective, according to the CDC). Thus, to reduce your risk of the flu even further, it's important to look inside – to your immune system.

19 January 2016

Migraine Got You Down? Try One Of These Three Natural Home Remedies!


You can feel it coming on. That sudden pounding in your head and the need to be alone in a dark room away from even the slightest noise. You are not alone. Twelve percent of the population actually suffers from migraines on a nearly daily basis. It is a pain like nothing you have ever experienced. Luckily, you don't have to suffer the pain, especially if you don't like using over-the-counter medications.

18 December 2015

Tired Neck Muscles May Be The Cause Of Those Frequent Headaches


If you begin having frequent headaches at work or once you get home from your job, it may be the muscles in your neck that are the problem. Work that requires holding your head and neck in one position for long periods of time can cause inflammation of the neck muscles, which result in your headaches. A visit with your local chiropractor will get rid of the head and neck pain associated with the muscle stress.

17 December 2015

Four Ways To Make Your Holiday Shopping Trips More Back-Friendly


Shopping is one of the key pastimes of the holiday season, but if you're not careful about how you approach it, you could end up experiencing quite a bit of back pain as a result. Follow these tips to prevent your back from becoming sore and achy by the end of your shopping trip. Leave your big purse at home. Your purse may not feel heavy when you first put it on, but walking around with it slung over your shoulder all day can put excess pressure on one side of your back, slowly pulling your spine out of alignment.

14 December 2015

3 Snacks To Eat After A Rolfing Session


Rolfing is designed to improve the alignment of your body through a series of deep movements. While rolfing uses similar techniques that are used in deep tissue massages, it is often a lot more intense than a massage. The process requires the practitioner to use their hands, fists, and elbows to undo any negative alignment that has been caused by gravity. This is often painful and draining on your body. A rolfing session will leave your body feeling like it just completed a high-intensity workout.

10 December 2015