Blog Archive

Headaches Every Day? Read This… Jul 23rd, 2019

Bottom Line: Life can be busy and stressful. Sound familiar? If so, you may likely start experiencing headaches more frequently, and they may be more severe. Chronic headaches are a good indication that your body needs attention, whether that’s related to a lack of quality sleep, nutritional challenges or even...

How to Find Natural Relief from Headaches Jul 17th, 2019

Bottom Line: Finding natural relief from your headaches doesn’t mean you need to join a food co-op and start eating granola with every meal. Natural (or organic) healthcare solutions are now being recommended by many leading healthcare organizations because of the associated reduction in dangerous side-effects and high rates of...

The Top 3 Causes of Headaches Jul 8th, 2019

Bottom Line: A variety of factors can cause headaches. The good news is that many of these are lifestyle factors and habits and patterns that you can control. By understanding a few of the most common causes of headaches, you will have the information you need to make those key...

Headache Types: The Facts You Need to Know Jul 1st, 2019

Bottom Line: Death, taxes, and…headaches? Almost everyone will experience a headache at some point in their life, and over 50% of people will deal with the effects of headaches in a given year. Fortunately, headaches are rarely life-threatening. However, for people dealing with chronic headaches…they can dramatically impact your quality...

Your Body is Designed to Move Jun 24th, 2019

Bottom Line: Your body is built to move. Every spinal disc and joint is designed to help you sit, stand, run and well…move! Your discs are soft enough to flex as you bend forward and back. The spinal facet joints slide as your turn and twist. The ligament-connected spinal bones...

The Brain + Spine Connection Jun 17th, 2019

Bottom Line: Every thought and movement in your life occurs through your brain and spinal cord, which is collectively known as the central nervous system. Your spinal column acts as the armor and pathway for your spinal cord to travel down and split into the nerves that reach every cell...

Disc Issues and Chiropractic Jun 12th, 2019

Bottom Line: Disc herniations, bulges, protrusions and extrusions are some of the most common reasons people visit a Chiropractic practice. Come to think of it, most people visit a Chiropractor not just because they have a disc issue, but because the disc issue has caused a significant impact on their...

Facet Joints: Gliding Your Way to Better Health Jun 3rd, 2019

Bottom Line: If you’ve had neck or back pain that you could pinpoint with your finger, or experienced sharp pains when you move, it may be related to the facet joints of your spine. It’s easy to think of your facet joints like the “knuckles” of your spine. They are...

Your Arm Pain Could Be a Neck Problem May 20th, 2019

Bottom Line: Pain in your hand, wrist, or arm can be frustrating. You don’t realize how much you use your arms and hands each second of the day until pain, numbness, or tingling gets in the way. But, getting rid of the pain may be easier than you think. Why...

The Bowling Ball and the Pin: How Poor Posture Causes Neck Pain May 17th, 2019

Bottom Line: The average human head weighs about 8 pounds. Each day we all walk around with a bowling ball (our head) balancing on a toothpick (our neck). We are designed this way to allow for the full range of motion we all know and love. Even under the best...

Taking Control of Your Health: Slowing Down the Degenerative Process May 8th, 2019

Bottom Line: The dreaded degenerative disc disease. Well, it may not be so dreaded after all. You may be surprised to learn that degenerative disc disease is a part of the normal aging process. As we age, our discs lose some of their water content and become less supple. This...

Opioids: By the Numbers May 6th, 2019

Bottom Line: The opioid epidemic is one of the deadliest drug crises in our recent history. Look at the United States. It’s estimated that over 2 million people have a problem with opioid abuse and nearly 50,000 people die each year due as a result. So, how did we get...

Is Your Cell Phone Causing Tech Neck? May 3rd, 2019

Staying connected to friends and family is easier than ever with social media. The tradeoff is that your daily screen time may be 1, 2, 3 hours or more. And let’s face it, a lot of those hours online are spent in an awkward forward head posture that experts have...

Headaches: Before You Reach for Medication… May 1st, 2019

Bottom Line: Do you suffer from headaches? If so, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that up to 50% of people deal with headaches each year. While an occasional headache is nothing more than a nuisance, when they become chronic, you can experience challenges at home and at work and you...

Finding Relief Without Drugs Apr 29th, 2019

Bottom Line: With the opioid crisis affecting millions of people, it may come as no surprise that there’s probably someone in your circle of friends and family struggling with opioid misuse or addiction. For those people, it can feel nearly impossible to find a way out. That potent combination of...

Back Pain: Top Organizations Recommend Against Opioids Apr 27th, 2019

Bottom Line: At last, many top healthcare organizations are taking a stand against the prescription of opioids for treating back pain. The American Pain Society, Harvard Health, and the American College of Physicians have all recommended that people suffering from back pain seek conservative care options, such as Chiropractic, before...

Hot Spinal Discs: Can an Inflamed Disc Heal? Apr 19th, 2019

Bottom Line: It’s called a “hot” disc for a reason. Disc herniations cause a tremendous amount of inflammation that can irritate nearby nerves and cause pain. But, did you know that inflammation is actually…a good thing? In fact,  inflammation suggests a high likelihood of relief with conservative care. Confused? Well,...

A Spinal Disc Bulge or Herniation: What’s the Difference? Apr 15th, 2019

Bottom Line: The bones, discs, ligaments, and muscles of your spine are designed to help you maintain proper spinal alignment, posture, and movement. Between each set of bones or vertebrae is a small rubbery disc. These discs act as small shock absorbers for your spinal bones and nerves. They have...

Moving Kids Towards Better Health Apr 10th, 2019

Bottom Line: Life is motion. Moving every day is crucially important to your overall health and wellness. Everything from cardiovascular disease to depression has been tied to a lack of physical activity. And this isn’t something that only adults need to be aware of. Getting enough physical activity as a...

Foam Rolling: It Hurts So Good Apr 8th, 2019

Bottom Line:Foam rolling has exploded in popularity over the past few years. No longer used only by athletes and trainers, foamrolling (or myofascial release) is now used by people at all levels of fitness. The goal of foam rolling is to improvemuscle function, performance, and range of motion. When a...

Dynamic Stretching A New Way to Feel Better – Rect Mar 27th, 2019

Bottom Line: You’ve probably been told many times that you should stretch before and after a workout. Most people never do because static stretching is boring and takes so much extra time at the gym. However, there is a way to combine stretching with your workout. It’s called dynamic stretching,...

New Year, Same Me (with improvements!) Jan 2nd, 2019

Now that all of the hype of the holiday is over, what is this New Year actually going to bring? Consistent, maintained health? Pain-free living? Healing nourishment? More mental clarity? If you are leaning towards a crash diet, juice cleanse, or an 7 day/week boot camp,  think more about being...

Immunity & Inflammation Dec 26th, 2018

IMMUNITY & INFLAMMATION ‘Tis the season of sickness! Let’s talk about boosting our immunity and reducing our inflammation. We all know the tried-and-true sayings. “Eat your fruits and vegetables.” “Exercise regularly.” “Drink 8 glasses of water.” “Get lots of sleep.” “Don’t eat processed food.” While those are all very key...

Keep the turkey, pitch the rest! Nov 28th, 2018

Leftovers can be a daunting topic. When I was younger I felt like I needed to eat all of my leftovers in order to not be wasteful. That didn’t change until someone told me this: Those leftovers may actually bejust as wasteful in your body as they are in the...

Setting Yourself Up For Success: A guide to a healthy, happy, holiday season Nov 27th, 2018

We all know the realities of January 2nd. Everyone makes a mad dash to the gym or jumps into the latest fad diet in an attempt to reverse the month(s) of indulgence. Here’s the thing: you can still enjoy the holidays without losing sight of your goals. Set yourself up for success...

Get Moving! Nov 20th, 2018

A guide to a healthy, happy, holiday season: Part 4 The holidays are a whirlwind of busyness. It’s already a challenge to make time for exercise, and then add in family, food/alcohol, shopping, and travel? It’s nearly impossible, unless we make time for it when we would otherwise be on...

Focus on Fat Nov 19th, 2018

A guide to a healthy, happy, holiday season: Part 3 With the tendency to overindulge this season, something to keep those cravings at bay is an increase of protein and fat. First of all, fat is not a bad word! With the low-fat diet trends fading away, people are beginning to...

Holiday Carb Substitutions Nov 12th, 2018

A guide to a healthy, happy, holiday season: Part 2 The holiday season is one of the busiest times of year for most. Friendsgivings, work potlucks, ugly Christmas sweater parties, and all of the other events leading up to the big days celebrated with beloved family and friends. As we’re...