Tag: Chiropractic

Muscle Guarding & The Pain Cycle

Muscle guarding is your body’s first response when the pain cycle is activated. When you suffer and injury, it kicks in a continuous loop of negative issues known as the pain cycle. The following diagram gives a picture of how this happens. This diagram contains a lot of information, the individual points below should help… Read more »

Herniated Disc: 4 Factors That Indicate A Good Outcome

One of the most common causes of low back pain is a herniated disc. The most common age bracket is between 30 and 50 years of age. Men are twice as likely to suffer a herniated disc as women. Along with back pain, a herniated disc can also cause pain or numbness down the leg…. Read more »

Three Simple Steps To A Healthy Back

In my decades of experience treating patients, very few have given much thought to what it takes to have a healthy back. In fact, most do not take very good care of their back. Years of poor work position, poor posture, lack of exercise and stretching can lead you on a path from a healthy… Read more »

Florissant, get the right care for whiplash

Getting the right care for whiplash in Florissant can be a challenge. Accidents are common in a metro area and can result in injuries to our neck and back that produce long term pain. One study found that of people that were rear-ended, 30% were still suffering pain TWO YEARS after the crash! A study… Read more »

Research Show Women More Likely To Be Injured In Collision

The difference in injury rates suffered by female occupants compared to male occupants during auto collisions is receiving an increase in attention. The University of Virginia (UVA) published a report detailing the trauma distribution and injury risk trends in restrained car occupants. The researchers used data from the US Department of Transportation National Automotive Sampling… Read more »

How Not To Be An Opioid Statistic

Opioid Crisis Statistics The over prescription of opioid pain relievers has left a trail of heart ache and harsh statistics. Below are some numbers regarding opioid use, illnesses and death based on information for the CDC. 1. Approximately 218,000 deaths linked to opioid prescription 1990 to 2017 2. 130 per day – the average number… Read more »

The Right Pillow For A Good Night Rest

It is common for me to hear from a patient with neck pain: “I don’t know, I think I slept wrong.” Or “maybe it’s my pillow.” Both of which could be true! It seems to be that poor sleeping habits or positions are a major contributor to neck pain. They often follow up with “How… Read more »

3 Ways Posture Impacts Your Life

Your posture, good or bad can affect your life. Studies have shown that posture can have an impact on your business, energy and even be involved in predicting if you will need home assistance as you age. 1. Success In Business In an article, The Power of Posture published by Harvard Business school, stated that… Read more »

Are You Stressed?

Are you stressed? Sounds like a dumb question. It seems today everyone is stressed. With the number of “things” happening in our lives on a daily basis it can begin to wear on us and kick in our stress response. The inborn stress response is part of our DNA that helps to deal with threats…. Read more »

Pregnancy and Back Pain Relief Through Chiropractic

Chiropractic Can Help To Relieve Pain During Pregnancy In a woman’s life, pregnancy can be a wonderful time. Unfortunately, it can also cause significant pain or discomfort. Many women’s, quality of life is affected by conditions such as back pain, migraines or carpal tunnel syndrome. Since most women want to protect their baby, they choose… Read more »