Category: Chiropractic 411

Have You Flossed Your Spine Today?

What does flossing have to do with your back? Dentists have for years educated us that regular flossing is an excellent prevention to dental issues. Regularly flossing can aid in reducing gum inflammation or irritation as well as preventing tooth decay. Regular chiropractic adjustments are to your back what flossing is to your teeth! They… Read more »

How To Survive The Holiday’s

We have just celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas is upon us ~ how are you holding up? This time of year is meant to be a season of celebration, yet for many it is a time of anxiety and stress. The myriad of Christmas programs, dinners, parties and not to forget the shopping crowds, can leave… Read more »

Sciatica (leg pain): Wait Before You Have Surgery

Sciatica – that searing pain that shoots from the low back, through the buttocks and down the leg past the knee! It is that type of pain you will do almost anything to find relief – even surgery! But, before you go under the knife, there may be an alternative – chiropractic care. There is… Read more »

Chiropractic & Arthritis Relief!

Chiropractic and Arthritis Pain Relief Arthritis has many different types, regardless of the name, all of them involve are potentially painful and a life limiting condition. The most common form is Osteoarthritis which is a wearing away of the joints normal cartilage. In most cases, chiropractic has been proven to be an effective form of… Read more »

Pregnancy, Low Back Pain & Chiropractic

Why Chiropractic Care When You Are Pregnant? At first glance, many people do not see the opportunity that chiropractic care provides for women suffering back pain during their pregnancy. Many women just assume that the low back pain is a “normal” part of having a baby and just suffer through it. This is sad, because… Read more »

Why My Chiropractor Wants Me To Come Back

It is not unusual for a patient to comment that their chiropractor wants them to continue on with care after their pain has gone or greatly diminished. While it may not be clearly communicated, there is good reason your chiropractor will recommend continued care. To begin with, chiropractic care is significantly different than medical care:… Read more »

Steroid Injections Linked to Joint Degeneration

Steroid Injections are damaging, but there is an alternative! Steroid injections, commonly used by physicians to treat the pain and inflammation of joint issues, has been found to increase the likelihood of joint degeneration. (1) One study conducted by Mayo Clinic has determined that steroid injections can be damaging to the normal regenerative tissue of… Read more »

What NOT Do When Watching TV

According to the New York Daily News, the average American watches 5 hours of TV per day! That’s a lot of time in one position and it can be hazardous to your health: specifically, your back and neck health! When watching TV, we can get so into the show that we don’t notice the awkward… Read more »

How To Sit At Your Computer

Millions of people have jobs that require them to sit at a desk or computer for hours every day. While this is not as demanding as someone who lifts or bends all day, prolonged sitting can cause muscle and structural imbalances of the spine that produce neck, shoulder, low back or leg pain. While you… Read more »

Snow Shoveling & Back Pain

Prevent Back Pain From Snow Shoveling Winter is upon us and that typically means snow and its removal. For many, this means bundling up and grabbing the old snow shovel and hitting the driveway. Unfortunately, for many, snow shoveling is a common cause of back pain. Thankfully, there are some simple things you can do… Read more »