Arthritis and Chiropractic
May is National Arthritis Awareness Month! Arthritis is a joint disorder featuring inflammation. A joint is an area of the body where two different bones meet. The joint functions to move the body parts connected by its bones. Arthritis literally means inflammation of one or more joints. Often arthritis is accompanied by joint pain which often leads people to seek treatment in a variety of places such as medications, surgery, and chiropractic care. Hopefully this blog will gi
Is Your Cellphone Helping or Hurting?
It's an undeniable fact of modern life: our cell phones are a part of us. If you're the type that panics when you realize you've left your phone at home or in the car and are going to have to get through a few hours without it, you're definitely not alone. But those few hours might just be good for you, and it might do you even more good to forget it more often. While the science is still out on just how bad our cell phones can be for some aspects of our health, we have disco
The Ups and Downs of Social Media
Three billion people, around 40% of the world’s population, use online social media – and we’re spending an average of two hours every day sharing, liking, tweeting and updating on these platforms, according to some reports. That breaks down to around half a million tweets and Snapchat photos shared every minute. With social media playing such a big part in our lives, could we be sacrificing our mental health and well-being as well as our time? What does the evidence actuall
What is “Tech” Neck?
If you’re reading this, congratulations: You may be well on your way to chronic neck pain in the foreseeable future. Why? You're staring at a screen, reading this. More people than ever are suffering from "tech neck," a term used to describe neck pain directly attributed to technology use, according to the New York Post. Left unattended, tech neck can turn into serious problems like debilitating chronic pain or even a permanent change in your skeleton. Luckily, you don’t have
Correcting Forward Head Posture
A common problem many chiropractors see in the computer age is forward head posture. If you work a desk job or spend a lot of time on electronic devices such as tablets or smartphones, then you are probably guilty of this posture. But what is it and how can it impact you and your overall health? What is it? Forward head posture is when you lean your head forward, placing the weight of your head over the front of your body. This requires the muscles in the neck to work harder
The Activator Method
Ever wondered what the pogo stick looking tool chiropractors use is? Well you’re not alone and it’s important for us to clear things up! Chiropractic adjustments, or spinal manipulation, can be done in many different ways. Many chiropractors use their hands to gently twist the back and neck, while others may apply pressure on a drop down table. Many chiropractors also use the activator method. This is where a small device is used by the chiropractor to make the adjustments, w
Adjusting Away the Stress with Chiropractic Care
Does stress seem to follow you wherever you go? At home, you have the stress of dealing with your family and other daily, stressful home tasks. At work, you have to deal with the stress of your boss and co-workers. Even on your drive home you have to deal with the stress of traffic. Can you ever get a break from the stress?! Stress seems to be a part of everyday life, no matter what your career or age is. Many times we put the stress on ourselves, while other times, stress is
Chiropractic and Digestive Relief
Perhaps it’s due to our diets or inactivity. Perhaps it’s our increasingly sedentary lifestyles. Whatever the cause, digestive troubles seem to be on the rise. Digestion is what moves food through your body; it keeps the nutrients and vitamins and rids itself of the toxins. When this part of your body slows down or stops working, the result can be a sluggish, tired, sickly, much less productive version of yourself. It can wreak havoc on all parts of your life, from your physi
Can Chiropractic Help with Allergies?
Spring is in the air. Flowers are budding. Leaves are growing. And the days are getting longer. That’s terrific, right? Unfortunately for many of us, when we hear “Spring is in the air,” our minds focus on months of runny noses, itchy eyes and sneezing. We’re more likely to grab a handful of tissues than stop and smell the flowers. Hay fever erupts this time of year. Millions of us suffer from this condition, which causes the body to become hypersensitive to pollen and other
The Piriformis Muscle and Chiropractic
The piriformis muscle is located deep beneath the fat of the buttocks near the gluteus maximus region, and is responsible for making the leg rotate outward on command. Piriformis syndrome is the result of tightness in this muscle, which places force on the sciatic nerve causing pain, tenderness, and numbness in the buttocks that might also radiate down the leg all the way to the calf. What Causes the Tightness? Well it can actually be traced to three different sources. The m