We’ve picked some of the most interesting St. Patrick’s Day facts and tidbits for you to share in your party conversations this weekend! 1. The first St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the United States was held in Boston (1737). 2. The color of St. Patrick’s Day was originally blue: It’s thought that the shift to green happened because of Ireland’s nickname “The Emerald Is... read more
Vigorous exercise puts stress on your body and damages muscle tissues. A rest day gives the tissues the time they need to repair and get stronger. A day off can prevent an injury: If you push your body too hard and too often without a break, you’re likely to end up with injuries and pain. Exhaustion can lead to stress fractures, overuse injuries, joint pain and emotional fatigue. Yo... read more
To put that figure into perspective, it’s a phenomenal 10% of the population, including both adults and children. Plus it’s estimated that roughly one million chiropractic adjustments are performed each day in the US. With between 11% and 40% of adults living with chronic pain in the US, it’s no wonder people are looking for drug-free pain relief alternatives.
If you’re new to the world of chiropractic you may wonder what you can expect to feel after the adjustment has been done. Though everyone is different, here are a few things you may experience after you’ve been adjusted. Chiropractors focus on misalignments of the spine called subluxations. These subluxations interrupt the communication between your central nervous system and the re... read more
Good posture is important for more than just an appealing look; it helps to improve your overall health and well-being. Being mindful of your posture and making corrections as needed can help you achieve proper posture and allow you to reap an abundance of health benefits. Though bad posture doesn't cause scoliosis, it it can still have a very harmful effect on your general health. Sitt... read more
Why does your back hurt? It's common to have no idea why. And yet, even under these painful conditions, it is common to not seek out the help of a professional like a chiropractor, but to instead suffer through it. Why you shouldn't wait to see a chiropractor: It's common to believe that by pushing ahead, we will be able to continue on with our activities and the pain will go away on... read more
As many as 40% of people suffer from some type of allergic condition, and the number is expected to rise. Already, allergies cost Americans over $3 billion per year in sick days from work, doctor visits, and medications. If you’re suffering from allergies, chiropractic care can help. Here’s how: Strengthening the immune system: When the spine is misaligned, the brai... read more
The cracking sound is caused by the formation bubble within the synovial fluid that lubricates the space between joints. "As the joint surfaces suddenly separate, there is no more fluid available to fill the increasing joint volume, so a cavity is created and that event is what’s associated with the sound.” -Greg Kawchuk, PhD.
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Here, we will provide facts and helpful tips to help you prepare for your first chiropractic appointment. Get Documents Ready: Before you head down for your first consultation, get ready your full medical history and any scans or past records which may be of help. It can also help to write things down to share with your doctor. Some insurance policies may also provide coverage for chiro... read more
Believe it or not, it was Founding Father Benjamin Franklin who suggested in a 1784 essay that people should get out of bed one hour earlier in the spring and summer to enjoy more natural light. There are ways to still get your rest during Daylight Savings Time. Here are a few tips. Ease into the transition: Try going to bed 15 minutes earlier than usual to help your body adjust to th... read more
Lifting - Bend your knees, not your back! Lift with your legs and hold objects close to your body. Lift objects only chest high. When the load is heavy, get help and plan ahead to avoid sudden load shifts. Always be sure of your footing. Driving - Move car seat forward to keep knees bent and higher than the hips. Sit straight, with both hands on the wheel. your legs or put your feet up ... read more
11. Tap into your dark side. Dark chocolate has been shown to have heart-healthy benefits and it can certainly boost your mood. Be mindful of portions, though, to help keep yourself feeling happy. 12. Eat something fishy. Enjoy fish as a dish at least three times a week. It's heart-healthy, low in fat and contains beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. 13. Take time for tea. Tea contains p... read more
Many people visit a chiropractor because they are in pain, have poor posture, seeking injury prevention or pain relief. Our goal is to educate you on the benefits of the chiropractic spine adjustment, so you in turn can educate others. Do you often experience stiffness and pain in your back? If so, then you may want to try a noninvasive and effective treatment called chiropractic spine a... read more
6. Flip the package over: Read nutrition labels to see what's really in your food. Don't be fooled by a flashy front-of-package claim. 7. Don't fear fat – but don't go overboard: Fat has more calories than other nutrients, but it has multiple benefits. If you watch your portions, you can enjoy its decadence. 8. Don't have guilt as a side dish: If you overindulge at a meal, move o... read more
National Nutrition Month is a yearly occasion that you can and should celebrate for 30 days straight. In fact, why stop at the end of March? I hope that, once you try the following tips, you'll want to continue practicing them all year through. Here's how it works: Try one tip each day starting tomorrow (here are the first 5) 1. cut portions: If you think leaving just a little somethin... read more
The nervous system is the life source that controls every aspect of our body. It also controls our internal environment in order to help us know when to eat or use the restroom or even events that we can’t control such as digesting food and keeping our heart beating. How Chiropractic Aids the Nervous System’s Function Chiropractors are specifically trained to detect any nervous sy... read more
There are many answers to the question of how often you should seek chiropractic treatment, because there are many different approaches used by chiropractors. There are also a number of different reasons why people seek treatment in the first place; for instance to realign their spine, to manage serious pain conditions like whiplash or scoliosis, or to engage in preventive maintenance fo... read more
In the days of being at home working or in a car seat all day, try to help your posture. Working on your posture during your daily routine helps and keeps away back pain, neck stiffness, rounded shoulders. *****A way to help is by putting a pillow or blanket behind 3/4 of the way down your back(lumbar section of your back) to help the rounding of the spine.
Playing sports can be a great way to keep yourself active and healthy. If you do get an injury, you will need to get it treated as soon as possible and you need to find a specialist. Here are some top tips to follow to help avoid getting hurt. 1. Make sure to warm-up before you begin: Completing some warm-ups before playing raises your muscle temperature, increasing muscle flexibility a... read more