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NSAIDs – Friend or Foe?

Among the most common over-the-counter pain relievers are Non-Steroidal, Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). You probably recognize them by names such as aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Aleve or simply ibuprofen.

Sep 18th, 2019
Walking for Health

What do you think is the most popular form of exercise? Walking, of course. After all, it’s cheap, it’s easy, it doesn’t require fancy equipment, special clothes, an expensive membership and it’s available 24/7 for just about anyone.

Aug 31st, 2019
Probiotics – The Good Gut Bacteria

Almost half of our body isn’t even us. It’s bacteria. Trillions of them. Most reside in our stomach, intestines and colon. They are essential for digestion and to our overall health and well being.

Aug 21st, 2019
The Importance of Spinal Curves

Your spine is made up of a series of interconnected bones, each on top of the other. Besides serving as an armature to support the weight of your body, your spine provides:

Jul 26th, 2019
Walking Your Way to Wellness

Want to bring some unexpected joy into your life? Try some lighthearted, low stress exercise. Most of us don’t move enough. Many of us sit most of the day. This lack of movement can profoundly affect our health and well-being.

Jul 16th, 2019
Laughter – An Essential Ingredient of Good Health

For years, Readers Digest featured the column “Laughter, the Best Medicine.” It contains jokes, riddles and humorous musings designed to tickle the funny bone. But just how important is laughter to our everyday health?

Jun 22nd, 2019
Fasting–Are There Health Benefits?

Many chiropractors and other natural healing disciplines suggest fasting from time to time as a means to cleanse the body and rid it of toxins so it functions better.

Jun 12th, 2019
Does Scoliosis Automatically Mean Surgery?

A routine school exam reveals your child has scoliosis. Naturally you’re concerned. Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine. About 80% of scoliosis cases are idiopathic. Which means the cause isn’t known.

May 24th, 2019
Is Chocolate Actually Good for You?

Chocoholics take heart – literally that is. Seems that a bit of a chocolate bar might actually be good for your ticker. Dark chocolate, not that dreamy milk chocolate that melts in your mouth.

May 14th, 2019
Health Facts About Omega-3

What is Omega-3 and why is it important? First, it is a fat. The good type of fat. The “omega” is simply a way organic chemists name the long string of carbon atoms.

Apr 26th, 2019
Sit Up Straight!

Remember when your mother used to say things like, “Eat all your vegetables.” And, “Look both ways before crossing the street.” “A person is known by the company they keep.” And let’s not forget her mantra, “Sit up straight! Don’t slouch!”

Apr 16th, 2019
Seven Reasons to See a Chiropractor

It’s effective. Your nervous system controls every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. The primary focus of chiropractic care is the restoration of nervous system integrity. As your nervous system works better, you work better.

Mar 22nd, 2019
Is Your Debt Making You Sick?

There is an epidemic plaguing many. It’s called debt stress. Credit card companies and retail outlets make it easier than ever to obtain credit on demand. They’re perfectly agreeable to generous credit limits.

Mar 12th, 2019
Golfers Love Chiropractic

For many, a relaxing game of golf is the perfect way to spend a sunny weekend with three of your best friends. But, the next day, some feel pronounced pain in the lower back. Does this popular leisure time activity produce lower back pain?

Feb 27th, 2019
Burn Calories Without Breaking a Sweat

You may have suspected that proper weight control cannot be achieved entirely by dieting alone. In fact, you may know a few people who are engaged in a sedentary lifestyle who never work out, yet seem able to maintain an ideal weight.

Feb 12th, 2019
What is Spinal Stenosis?

For many of us, advancing age brings on more than just grey hair and wrinkles. It also surfaces degenerative changes to the spine. It’s not always the aging process. More likely, it’s the cumulative effect of years of neglect.

Jan 29th, 2019
What is Pain Trying to Tell You?

An ache here, a pain there. Or maybe something more chronic, like migraine pain or lower back pain. What is the purpose of pain? What’s it trying to tell you? Many people try to avoid pain at all costs.

Jan 15th, 2019
Planting Seeds to Grow Healthy Kids

Just as planting a garden requires fertile soil, quality seeds, plenty of sunshine and water, planting seeds to grow healthy kids requires specific actions.

Jan 2nd, 2019
What Happens When You Get Whiplash?

Who knew a fun day at the amusement park could result in a whiplash injury? When they hear the word, “whiplash,” most people immediately picture a rear-end motor vehicle accident. But there are other ways that whiplash injuries can occur, including:

Dec 18th, 2018
Insider’s Guide to Free Radicals

Imagine a huge ballroom dance in which couples are whirling and twirling to the music. Until a single, unpaired dancer enters the ballroom. He cuts in on another dancing couple. This leaves one of the original couples without a partner.

Dec 4th, 2018
Common Factors That Affect Healing

Most of our patients begin care because they have an ache, pain or some other health issue. Naturally, they want it resolved as quickly as possible. Ingest a pain reliever and within minutes the drug disperses throughout your body, numbing the symptom.

Nov 20th, 2018
All About Salt

Salt is the primary seasoning used to flavor food and an essential ingredient of the diets of both animals and humans alike. The human body contains about four ounces of salt.

Nov 6th, 2018
What Makes Chiropractic Different?

By now you know that chiropractic care is different from medical treatment. This difference goes beyond the importance of repeated visits. At our practice, the focus remains on the integrity of your nervous system. How do we do it? By seeing YOU.

Oct 23rd, 2018
Are You a Victim?

Our health (and the decisions we make about it) is among the most personal of decisions. Are we passive, ignoring our health until we lose it? Or do we actively assume the responsibility for and take action to promote our health?

Oct 9th, 2018
Why Spinal Problems Often Return

Chiropractic skeptics often pooh-pooh the idea of periodic chiropractic checkups after symptoms subside with the classic, “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it” line.

Sep 25th, 2018
Nervous System 101

The nervous system in your body is made up of two parts: the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The brain and the spinal cord make up the central nervous system.

Sep 11th, 2018
The Brain in Your Gut

It surprises many to learn that they have an enteric nervous system. Have you heard of it? It controls and regulates the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon and has five times the number of neurons as your spinal cord.

Aug 28th, 2018
Once You Go…

Probably one of the greatest myths about chiropractic care is that, once you go, you have to go for the rest of your life. Of course, this isn’t true. However, we do have patients who plan to see us regularly for the rest of their life. So what gives?

Aug 14th, 2018
Boost Your Body

We’ve all heard the old adage, “Use it or lose it.” It’s especially true when it comes to joint function. As we age, many of us suffer from a loss of joint mobility.

Jul 31st, 2018
3 Ways to Get to Sleep

You’ve darkened your bedroom. It’s quiet. You’ve set the temperature to a comfortable 68 degrees. You’ve avoided eating or exercising before bedtime. You get adjusted regularly to quiet down your nervous system.

Jul 17th, 2018
Emotions and Your Spine

When we explain that physical, chemical and emotional stress is the underlying cause of subluxations, many wonder how emotions can cause spinal misalignments. Yet, our language reveals some common connections.

Jul 3rd, 2018