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
STRESS Modern life is full of pressure, stress and frustration. Worrying about your job security, being overworked, driving in rush-hour traffic, arguing with your spouse — all these create stress. According to a recent survey by the American Psychology Association, fifty-four percent of Americans are concerned about the level of stress in their everyday lives and two-thirds of … [Read more...] about Stress… and more stress.. and the Effect on Your Body!
Stress may be a trigger, but certain foods, odors, menstrual periods, and changes in weather are among many factors that may also trigger headache. Emotional factors such as depression, anxiety, frustration, letdown, and even pleasant excitement may be associated with developing a headache. Keeping a headache diary will help you determine whether factors such as food, change in weather, … [Read more...] about Headache Triggers
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It runs from your pelvis, through your hip area and buttocks and down each leg. The sciatic nerve branches into smaller nerves as it travels down the legs providing feeling to your thighs, legs, and feet as well as controlling many of the muscles in your lower legs. The term sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of … [Read more...] about SCIATICA AND CHIROPRACTIC (From our January Patient Newsletter)
What is the single most common cause of joint degeneration in the spine? Many people will automatically reply "old age". But the truth is, joint degeneration starts way before that. Remember these three basic concepts! In spinal columns, MOTION IS FUNCTION. LACK OF MOTION is DYSFUNCTION. FROZEN SPINAL JOINTS CAUSE ARTHRITIS to occur. Loss of vertebral motion is the … [Read more...] about The Basics of Good Spinal Health!
Driving long distances can be hard on the neck and back. To reduce stress, follow these tips: 1. Make sure that your seat is positioned correctly. You should be a proper distance away. Too far away from the gas petal and you will be putting unnecessary strain on your low back and sciatic nerve. Too close and you will risk injury from an airbag inflation. You should be at a comfortable … [Read more...] about Take Care of your Back & Neck when Behind the Wheel
It is undisputed that sleep is important to your health. A lack of sleep lowers immunity, affects hormonal levels and can have negative effects on body's organs and systems. Not only is sleep important to health, so is your sleep position. Not only is it important to have an adequate mattress, it is also essential to have a good supportive pillow. Sleeping in a position that puts stress on … [Read more...] about Sleep and Your Health
Helping a patient get better is about more than treating the patient in the office. A key part of a patient's care is EDUCATION. Educating a patient means more than just reviewing test results and explaining what will happen in the office during the patient's care. Educating a patient does include those things, but also includes educating the patient about the following: How nutritional … [Read more...] about We Educate and Create Wellness