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Chiropractic care is completely safe during pregnancy and can help reduce back pain related to weight gain and posture shifts that occur over time as women gain an average of 35 pounds over the course of their pregnancy. It's estimated that about 50 percent of pregnant women experience back pain - no surprise when you consider how their postures must change in order to accommodate a forward shift in weight.
It's inevitable: Chiropractors seem to meet people regularly who say they don't believe in chiropractic.
Are you one of those… ‘non-believers?
Ok, here you are: Statistical data has shown over and over again that chiropractic is successful in reducing pain and that patients of chiropractic are very satisfied.
Here are just a few examples.
You know how you can put on a couple of pounds by just looking at a cheeseburger and fries? Well, some foods have the opposite effect, helping you burn extra energy - and keep weight off – just by eating them.
When back pain happens to you, it’s a far cry from enjoyable. And while no one likes to experience it, the pain itself is actually quite common. In fact, nearly every adult in the world has experienced back pain at some point during his or her life. But in many cases, back pain doesn’t actually begin in your back.
So, where does it start?
Take a look at a few options that could be responsible for your back pain.
Lifted 60 pounds lately? As a matter of fact, most of us do on a daily basis, thanks to the ubiquitous use of smartphones and other devices. When we lean over these phones, we can put up to 60 pounds of stress on our spines, causing bad posture and long-lasting pain, according to this recent article by National Public Radio.
What's up with that sudden sneezing, stuffy nose, or sinus pressure?
In early April 2015, the world watched as 21-year-old Jordan Spieth became the second-youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament, one of golf’s elite tournaments.
Do you spend a lot of time sitting behind a desk? Remember to take frequent breaks and move.
It’s a simple activity that we do every day, whether we’re driving to work, typing on a computer at our desk, playing video games or watching television. A sedentary activity, sitting can cause our backs to become strained leading to discomfort or pain. What you may not know is that too much sitting can also cause tightness in the hip flexors, important muscles that are responsible for easy movement.
Moving every 20 minutes can help decrease back pain.
While we’re racking up miles commuting to our jobs, whether we’re a driver or a rider, we’re also wreaking havoc on our spine. But that’s not all. When we get to work, we’re likely doing more sitting in front of our computers, which can cause even more problems.
Have you ever thought, “How do I know if I need a chiropractor?” How can you tell if you should even consult one?
Although there is no specific formula for most people, there is a quick self-check to see if a chiropractor can be of some help to you. For this you will need a full-length mirror and a pair of shoes on your feet.
The test is simple...
At times, the activities you most enjoy can cause the most back pain.
From swinging golf clubs to weeding the garden, popular sports and weekend activities can take a toll on our backs. Even daily chores like lifting heavy groceries or carrying a hefty load of laundry can cause back pain.
Millions of people suffer from back pain every year. Though most back pain is acute or short term and doesn’t last more than a few days or weeks, other types of back pain can be chronic, lasting for three months or more.
Regular chiropractic care may help to alleviate the cause of muscle spasms.
You reach for an item on the top shelf of the cupboard and your back wrenches in pain as a muscle goes into spasm. The pain is excruciating and you can barely move. How could something as simple as reaching for a towel produce such pain?
Healthy foods are not the only necessity for a healthy body.
A new study has found that people with back-related leg pain can receive more relief when chiropractic care is combined with exercise and advice, compared to exercise and advice alone. Shereen Lehman of Reuters explains in this story that ran in the Chicago Tribune.
Losing weight is tough, but maintaining your weight loss can be even more of a challenge. When you're focused dieting, there are rules to follow, but once you hit your goal weight, there's no handbook for how to stay on track. Here are 8 Great Tips to Help You Stay on Track...
Chiropractors play an important role in employee health, according to a new position paper by the nonprofit Foundation for Chiropractic Congress.
(Part Two) The new approach to therapeutic exercise - Exercise for Weight Loss, Bone Density and Muscle Building
Whole body vibration is believed to be the exercise staple of the future and may become as common as today's treadmill. Here is some background, as well as facts, features and benefits of whole body vibration machines and why you might want to use one today along with your cardio routine for lasting benefits tomorrow and beyond.
(Part One) The new approach to therapeutic exercise - What’s the deal with whole body vibration? Whole body vibration is a revolutionary form of low-impact exercise that promotes health and fitness allowing you to get a full body workout with less time and effort. The vibration does the work and your body simply responds, melting away fat, relieving chronic pain, increasing bone density and joint stability, stimulating circulation and lymphatic drainage, soothing muscles and improving overall well-being. Whole body vibration is the hottest and latest technology in fitness and is ideal for all ages, lifestyles and physical abilities.
Most people around the world know how frustrating neck pain can be, making the age-old saying “pain in the neck” so relatable. Just recently, a new study presented by Loyola University set out to learn more about neck pain and answer the question: Do women experience more neck pain than men?
Your spine is one of the most important parts of your body, which is why taking good care of it is crucial for your overall health and wellness. Below, discover eight little known facts about your spine and consider how chiropractic can help you maintain your health!
Arteries are blood vessels that transport oxygen and nutrients from your heart to the rest of your body. In order for this important process to occur, your arteries should be flexible, strong, elastic and clear of any deposits.
As we age, deposits of fatty substances, cholesterol, cellular waste products, calcium and other substances can build up in your arteries. We want arteries that are flexible, strong, elastic and clear of any deposits. Plaque restricts blood flow, and can even cause arteries to rupture, leading to blood clots, which in turn can lead to a heart attack or stroke. The buildup of plaque in the arteries, called atherosclerosis, is the underlying cause of heart disease.
If there’s one thing people are good at, it’s lying to themselves. Usually these are little half-truths, the kind of fibs that make us feel a bit better about a decision we made or actions we take. In a lot of these cases, these little lies are pretty harmless. But what about when these lies prevent you from achieving your fat loss goals - are they still harmless? Losing fat is 80 percent a mental game and if you’re also playing the role of your opponent, you are setting yourself to fail. Reframe your mental dialogue to start winning the fat loss battle…
Cooking at home can be healthy, rewarding and cost-effective. And, according to research, taste tops nutrition as the main reason why Americans buy one food over another. The foods you enjoy are likely the ones you eat the most, so make taste a kitchen priority when preparing healthy, nutritious meals.
A new Gallup Poll released on September 8, 2015, showed that a large number of people in the United States have used chiropractic care and believe it to be of help for a number of conditions.
Obesity has been called the “Great American Disease” because it now impacts 30 percent of U.S. adults (which amounts to over 60 million people). It is, however, a global disease that affects more than 300 million worldwide.
While most are aware that being overweight and obese can increase their risk of high cholesterol, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, researchers from UCLA have uncovered another lesser known, but equally severe risk.
Daily loving, self-care is a habit that can make you more attractive to others. There are many ways to treat yourself right that can make a visible difference on the outside as well as how wonderful you’ll feel on the inside.
Remember the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz? His body hadn’t been used in so long that he was stiff, inflexible and barely capable of moving… that is, until Dorothy fixed him up with a few squirts of oil.
Well, like the Tin Man, your body, too, can ‘rust’ and get stiff if you don ‘t use it. This can manifest not only in your joints and muscles, but also in your internal organs. After several decades of misuse or neglect, your body may begin to manifest signs of illness or even start to shut down.
The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the base of the neck. It secretes hormones to regulate many metabolic processes, including growth and energy expenditure. The primary hormones of the thyroid gland are thyroxine (T4) and tri-iodothyronine (T3).
Thyroid issues are very common and serious health disorders, which need to be treated on time. In this post we are going to give you a list of foods that you must avoid if you have problems with your thyroid gland.
Everyone loves to give their pets treats, but what's great on your plate might be dangerous for your dog. So here are 10 foods you should never feed your dog, no matter how nicely he asks.
The law of attraction is this: You don’t attract what you want. You attract what you are. –Dr. Wayne Dyer
Quick Question: Have you ever wondered what makes someone attractive?
It’s commonplace for us to place a particular emphasis on certain things – intelligence, looks, humor, etc. – and for good reason. Human beings are wired to search for certain attributes in someone else when determining who we invite into our lives.
Research has demonstrated that chiropractic can actually help keep your body healthy and active and can be incorporated into anyone's lifestyle as a preventative regimen.
Not enough is written about maintaining a weight loss, and this is a problem because for most dieters, that’s where the real work begins. Losing weight is unquestionably difficult but it comes with enormous positive reinforcement – watching the scale go down, fitting into clothes, getting compliments, etc. Weight maintenance has many fewer new and motivating milestones and it becomes about getting ourselves to keep doing what we’re doing, even though most of the excitement has passed.
With all the changes a woman's body undergoes during pregnancy, it's no surprise that back and joint pain is often a result.
Along with an obgyn, a chiropractor is a welcome addition to a woman's prenatal care team. Chiropractors can help manage back and joint pain issues so that they don't become an issue during delivery or impact a woman's recovery time post-pregnancy.
What will you be doing at age 91? For Jean Koffel, the answer is easy: After recently celebrating her 91st birthday, it was business as usual at her chiropractic clinic in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Hiring a chiropractor can have many benefits, including a notable improvement on general physical health and wellbeing. By performing bone and muscle adjustments, a chiropractor is able to ease general pains and aches due to the aging process or from sports injuries and accidents. However, taking advantage of a chiropractor requires a dedication to at-home and in-office treatments.
With the April death of musician Prince due to an overdose of Fentanyl, the country’s population has been directed to the growing epidemic of opioid abuse and accidental overdoses. With more and more groups calling for stricter oversight of opioid prescriptions, chiropractic has stepped to the plate as the go-to choice for pain relief and management.
Do you get frequent headaches? It may be time to give us a call.
Digestive enzymes. We’re betting you’ve heard of them, have a vague idea that they’re good, and wonder if you should be taking them. But this is one area where we also see a lot of confusion.
Across the country, restaurants, cultural venues and retail shops serve premium teas, while most supermarkets, convenience stores and vending machines are stocking bottled tea.
According to the Tea Association of the U.S.A. Inc., the number of Americans who will drink tea today is over 158 million, about half of the U.S. population. And, the trend of increased consumer purchases of tea is expected to continue over the next five years.
Healthy Choices are as easy as 1, 2, 3,.... (4, 5, 6, 7!)
Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, improving your outlook, and stabilizing your mood. If you feel overwhelmed by all the conflicting nutrition and diet advice out there, you’re not alone. It seems that for every expert who tells you a certain food is good for you; you’ll find another saying exactly the opposite. But by using these simple tips, you can cut through the confusion and learn how to create a tasty, varied, and healthy diet that is as good for your mind as it is for your body.
Millions of Americans rely on their Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) to provide pain relief, wellness advice and preventive care.
Doctors of Chiropractic acknowledge that the simple absence of disease or acute illness does not necessarily constitute good health. That’s a statement that likely would not have been made by an MD to long ago. That’s further evidenced that chiropractic care, along with other complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) disciplines, is firmly in the mainstream of health care.
Have you ever been to the Chiropractor? Do you know exactly what to expect when you visit one? Well, here is a complete and thorough guide for you to understand exactly what is chiropractic care and... what is a chiropractor.
Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People helps to gain greater insights into how to lead and manage one's professional and personal life to be effective in both realms.
The seven habits are:
1. Be proactive
2. Begin with the end in mind
3. Put first things first
4. Think win-win
5. First understand, then be understood
7. Sharpen your saw
Chiropractic Care is a comprehensive health discipline centered on the musculoskeletal system and how misalignment affects the body. Manual manipulation of the spine and other joints can instantly provide relief from discomfort and pain in the back, shoulders, neck and hips. Additionally, chiropractic care has been found to help treat other acute and chronic conditions including arthritis, allergies, headaches, depression, and more.
Chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which trained specialists (chiropractors) use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The goal of chiropractic adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation, is to correct structural alignment and improve your body's physical function.
Using the scale has its place, especially if you are carefully tracking your weight-loss progress. But spending too much time focusing on a number can discourage you. Oftentimes when you think you've dropped weight after a rigorous diet and exercise plan, you discover that you haven't lost as much as you thought you have (which can happen for several reasons, usually because you are gaining muscle instead). If you dread stepping on the scale, then here are three ways to gauge your weight instead.
For those suffering from general aches and pains, a chiropractic exam can start the healing process. In many cases, aches and pains are caused by minor issues that have been left to develop into full-fledged injuries. Our chiropractors are qualified to do a full general examination to check the state of the bones and muscles in the body. Through a combination of physical examination and x-rays, we can identify the source problem and begin working on treatments to help ease the symptoms and work toward a long-term solution.
Being pregnant means a lot of things, ranging from excitement at the baby’s birth to the unpleasant reality that pregnancy is often painful. Swelling hands and feet are only two of the major complaints that women have when coping with the downsides of a pregnancy. Fortunately, a pregnancy chiropractic treatment can make a big difference in a woman’s ability to rest and enjoy pain-free days during her pregnancy.
When having pain, we need to examine all the aspects of our lives that can contribute. Driving creates significant stress to the neck and the upper and lower back. While this should go without saying, only use cars that you fit into properly. Here are some wonderful helpful hints to help your driving experience be a comfortable one.
Here are 21 great and easy ways to help start each and every day with a renewed happier outlook.
Spending most of your household budget on groceries is one thing but having to throw it out within the week because your fresh items have gone bad is another. If you know how to store fresh items properly, you can stretch the life of your produce longer and add more money to your pockets!
Here are fourteen great 'hacks' to help you keep your food 'fresh' longer and save you money.
When it comes to our bodies, we know that a healthy diet, regular exercise, and the occasional detox or cleanse are beneficial to our health.
But what about when it comes to our minds? Just as our bodies retain toxins and waste, our minds hold on to toxic outlooks and attitudes. A poisonous mentality can sour pretty much every life event.
Start this year on the right foot by cleansing your outlook with this seven-day mental detox. Take on each day's exercise, and by the end of the week you'll feel more settled and at peace in your mind.
There are many different alkaline and acidic food lists floating around on the internet on various different sites, most of which are erroneous and not very easy to read or to understand exactly what are the alkaline forming foods and what are the acidic forming foods. Well, here is a comprehensive alkaline and acidic food list that you can download and print for your reference.
Not only for flavoring foods and fighting colds, garlic may also help fight cancer and lower blood pressure. Is it too good to be true?
Garlic (Allium sativum) has long been a mainstay of healthy diets worldwide. Likely, you’ve heard that garlic works as a natural remedy, too—used to fight off a cold or flu. As far back as 1858, it’s been proven that garlic cloves killed bacteria. Modern research indicates that this popular seasoning could help fight major diseases such as high blood pressure and cancer, meaning it may be much more powerful than we even thought.
Here are some more helpful factors on garlic...
The Ideal Protein weight loss method treats weight issues at its source. By the time patients reach their weight loss goal, they will have transformed their body’s ability to metabolize sugar by reeducating their pancreas to produce only the right amount of insulin needed.
Salt is the flavor enhancer. We need it, love it, crave it. It transforms our food. Natural sea salt is unrefined, hand-harvested, solar dried, pure. Table salt is processed, stripped of all trace minerals, leaving the subtle nuances of flavor behind. The cubed texture is uniform. Iodine and non-caking agents are added to prevent clumping which lend a bitter, acrid flavor. Natural sea salt has its trace minerals left intact giving a richer, more complex flavor than table salt and there are no additives.
Although it's virtually impossible to steer clear of all endocrine-disrupting chemicals, you can certainly minimize your family's exposure by keeping some of these key principles in mind.
A new study published by the University of Notre Dame.Ovarian shows cancer is a deadly disease, one that’s hard to detect until it has progressed significantly. More than 75 percent of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer have metastasis at the time of diagnosis, resulting in a low five-year survival rate of less than 30 percent.
A large number of studies have shown that an increased body mass index (BMI) is associated with a greater risk for ovarian cancer with worse overall survival. More than 35 percent of women in the United States are obese, putting them at increased risk for the cancer.
The truth is, chiropractic care during pregnancy has been shown to be extremely beneficial to both mom and baby. Here are some of the benefits that you stand to gain.
Here are the facts.
There’s a big problem with the always on, always connected mobile era, and it’s more than the emotional toll it takes on our friendships and relationships; our habits have become a physical threat to our bodies.
“TEXT-NECK”—an “overuse syndrome involving the head, neck and shoulders, usually resulting from excessive strain on the spine from looking in a forward and downward position at any handheld mobile device.”
The dirty truth is… text neck can be seriously damaging, and here’s why.
Resolving to be the best you doesn't have to involve a complete overhaul of life as you know it. Making just a few little changes, or adjusting some habits, can have a big impact on how you look and feel. Here, simple improvements you can try, starting today.
Here are some tips that will help you stick to your food budget.
Sticking to a healthy diet doesn't mean you have to avoid dining out. Here are nine tips for eating healthy at a restaurant.
Water accounts for approximately 70 percent of an adult's body weight. While we get a lot of water from the foods that we eat, it is important to drink plenty of water to replenish any that gets used throughout the day.
Check out our list of 10 helpful tips to improve your health at work... anyone can do it while being in the office and sitting at their desk.
Chiropractic is the branch of the healing arts that deals with structure and function. Chiropractors have found that when there is pressure along the spine, irritating and interfering with the nerve, this pressure will cause pain (function). It is highly probable that it will affect muscles, joints, blood vessels, organs and glands (structure).
Headaches are a common condition that plagues many people. It is not uncommon for many to rely on store-bought medication to relieve symptoms. However, this is not a long-term solution. There are two types of headache treatments, long-term therapy and the relieving of symptoms. Depending on the cause of the headache, medication serves as a patch to mask the actual problem without doing anything to resolve it.
Achieving a healthy lifestyle does not happen overnight. It takes time and commitment. Introducing healthy habits with a gradual process is the way to go to obtain a happy and healthy body. You can’t just completely overhaul your life all at once. Let’s be serious, it is just not going to happen if you do it all right away. They say that it takes 21 days to adopt a habit. So start slowly by introducing a few at a time, one by one, and build from there. Need a head start? Try these first.
Did you know that your body weight is approximately 60 percent water? Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, it's important to rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water. The amount of water you need depends on a variety of factors, including the climate you live in, how physically active you are, and whether you're experiencing an illness or have any other health problems.
There are a number of foods that we tend to refrigerate that simply do not need to be refrigerated. In fact, you could even be harming some of these foods by keeping them cold. Follow these guidelines, keep these foods out of your fridge and you may even improve your health and stretch your grocery dollar, because without refrigeration, some of these foods even last longer.
Carpal Tunnel Chiropractic Treatments are one of the best long-term solutions to a very common problem that is often triggered by excessive typing and other repetitive motions, including video gaming, carpentry, and repetitive weight lifting. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the result of the median nerve near the wrist being inflamed or pinched.
What you should (and shouldn’t) do to avoid breaks, fractures, and bone loss throughout your lifetime.
No matter how old you are, you should protect your bones by eating well, exercising, and avoiding cigarettes. But as your body, hormones, and lifestyle change, there are certain things you should do to make sure your skeleton gets the protection and help it needs.
Here is a break down, decade-by-decade, of information on what to do to ensure that the 206 bones in your body stay strong and supportive throughout your life.
The benefits of water go way beyond hydrating. Scientifically speaking, water is the basis of life, but beyond being essential to your very existence, water serves all sorts of purposes that help you feel your absolute best. No, it can't cure cancer (though it may help prevent it), pay your rent (thought it does save you money) or take out the trash, but here are six reasons H2O can help solve many annoying day-to-day health issues and possibly prevent a few big ones - from headaches to those last few pounds.
Eating healthy is on a lot of people's minds these days, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture's most recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) has found that many Americans' diets are still not up to par. The problem is not a lack of food, but rather a lack of nutritious foods that supply the vitamins and minerals our bodies depend on to function.
Migraines can strike without warning and ruin a person’s general quality of life. Unlike a standard headache, which are painful enough, migraines often have many other symptoms, including full-body aches, nausea or vomiting, difficulty seeing, and a constant ringing in the ears. While there are several reasons someone might develop migraines, problems with the back, shoulders, and neck are very common. Fortunately, chiropractors are able to help cure these intense headaches through a series of exercises and treatments.
Posture is far more than just looking confident and poised. Sitting or standing in the right position makes sure our bodies function properly.
Here we look at posture and how to improve yours starting today.
With these seven easy tips, you can get started losing that weight today!
If you only do 5 things to boost health, what should you do?
Unhealthy lifestyle. It's a common contributor of our biggest health problems: stroke, heart disease, diabetes, cancer. What do the nation's top physicians recommend to keep your heart, mind, and body in optimally good health?
For the secrets to a long healthy life, WebMD turned to Richard A. Lange, MD, chief of cardiology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Plans are being made for travel, for company, and of course, FOR FOOD! But, wait... you started your weight loss journey. So now what? PANIC sets in. Some of you will give into the idea of “just waiting until January” and start over. Some will abandon ship early because you can’t take the pressure that is all around you. Bad food or even good food (depending on how you view it) is everywhere. It is at church, at work, at home, and at parties. How do you avoid it? How do you stay on your mission for your personal well -being? How are you ever going to fit in that those Holiday Clothes?
First, let me say that I LOVE my coffee! Although in my weight loss journey, I had to learn to drink it black to save on calories, especially from carbohydrates. That being said, there is a huge debate over whether or not drinking coffee helps our weight loss efforts or hurts it?
Whether you are a patient of our Ideal Protein Protocol or flying solo below the diet radar, this time of year offers everyone a high amount of 'eating poorly temptations'. so, here is some help for anyone who is trying to keep an eye on healthy eating during these trying times.
Adjust your thinking and your health.
Join the millions of Americans who have not only found relief from back pain, but also a pathway to wellness with chiropractic's natural, drug-free approach to healthcare.
Your spinal column, made up of 24 independent vertebrae, is what allows your body to move, twist, and bend through every motion of your busy day. It also encases and helps protect the delicate central nervous system that controls and coordinates every muscle, tissue and organ of the body. This is why we believe the first step to an active lifestyle is a properly functioning spine.
Stock your kitchen with these super foods to ensure your diet is packed with antioxidants, fiber and other healthy properties.
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