Being in a car accident is an upsetting experience. Pain and soreness may begin immediately, or it may take awhile, depending on many factors, speed, your position, and which part of your vehicle was hit as well as other factors. Whiplash and back injuries are common in auto accidents, even if the car was not hit at a high rate of speed. It can be difficult to concentrate and function … [Read more...] about Car Accidents and Injuries
Petting a dog is known to decrease heart rate, slow breathing, and aid in relaxation. At Alexander Chiropractic, our friendly little Clara stands ready to help. She puts a smile on the faces of our patients with a welcoming smile of her own. Clara is a Welsh Corgi and is mild-mannered, calm and sweet. She loves our patients and is great at helping all of our patients, even the littlest … [Read more...] about Our Therapy Dog, Clara, Helps Patients feel Welcome
What is an Activator? Here at Alexander Chiropractic, Dr. Alexander uses the Activator system of adjusting. The activator is a precision instrument, which delivers a measured, precise, gentle force to a very specific area in order to restore motion to areas where joints have become "stuck". Stuck joints have lost their natural motion. This can lead to a variety of problems such as … [Read more...] about What is an Activator?
The answer is pretty easy. Your spinal joints, in various places, have LOCKED UP. This happens after an old injury heals, but the joint heals frozen. An example is, you sprain your wrist, tape it up, and after a couple of weeks you remove the tape and the joint is very stiff. If you didn't do something to restore the lost range of motion, the wrist would develop fixation, and arthritis … [Read more...] about Ask the Doc: How Did my Back Get This Way?
March is Spring Break, and ALSO Scoliosis Detection Month, here at Alexander Chiropractic. We are here to check out your kids, ages 7-18 for scoliosis, or other problems that could save them from a lifetime of orthopedic problems. We typically first screen kids for scoliosis at the ages of 6 to 8. We have found scoliosis, treated it, and seen the results on XRay. Remember, … [Read more...] about Scoliosis Detection
“The human body is composed of two components that must function at optimum for health,” Issues in the biomechanical component, consisting of muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones controlled by the nervous system, are cared for by the chiropractic adjustment. Problems in the biochemical component, consisting of the organs with all of their functions and also controlled by the nervous system, are … [Read more...] about Nutrition and Your Body
October is National Chiropractic Health Month See your chiropractor and start moving! … [Read more...] about Get Moving!
WHY CHIROPRACTIC FOR KIDS? Chiropractic is based on the important relationship between the spine and the nervous system. One of the most basic ideas in chiropractic is that dysfunction in the spine and its joints can lead to dysfunction within the nervous system—and since the nervous system controls and coordinates all of the systems of the body, spinal dysfunction can have wide ranging effects … [Read more...] about Kids and Chiropractic
Trying to have a healthier diet, but not feeling a change yet? Your dietary struggles may be caused by hidden sugar. Sure, everyone knows that cake, candy and cookies are bad. But there are other culprits that masquerade as "healthy alternatives" that can sabotage your good intentions. Artificial Sweeteners & "Natural" Sweeteners - These substances vary in chemical content. Some … [Read more...] about The Guilty Culprit….Hidden Sugar in Your Diet
The term “pinched nerve” is somewhat of a catch-all phrase that is commonly used to describe the pain associated with a variety of conditions from subluxations, to tunnel syndromes to the referred pain from trigger points. Most of the time, what is called a pinched nerve is actually an irritated, or inflamed nerve where the nerve itself is not actually pinched. In most cases, nerves become … [Read more...] about Pinched Nerve