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Most people have heard the common term “whiplash,” but what does it actually mean in relation to your spinal health? The mechanism of whiplash most commonly happens in a rear end car accident. The person’s neck jolts forward and the body stiffens up to help protect the spine and spinal cord. This type of trauma […]
Chiropractic has numerous benefits to women who are in all stages of pregnancy. The Gonstead technique, with its specificity in finding subluxations and its ability to reduce nerve pressure in less amounts of time, can play a key role in having a smooth and enjoyable pregnancy! During the first trimester, adjustments can greatly aid issues […]
During the Olympics we will be witness to some unbelievable athleticism during competition. No one watching these events will look upon these competitors and imagine that they reached this elite level by simply having a natural ability. Countless hours of practice have gone into training their bodies to perform with near perfect form and effort. […]
With the Winter Olympics in full swing, it is amazing to marvel at some of the feats these amazing athletes are able to perform. Chiropractic care plays a significant role in both the event performance and training programs for these athletes. In fact, chiropractors have become a key part of the training/healthcare teams for our […]
If you can plow it, plow it. If you can blow it, blow it. If you can push it, push it… But if you have to shovel it, please take these few precautions! Research shows that the combination of bending and rotating movements can create the most abnormal pressure on spinal joints. Thus, shoveling snow […]
Fibromyalgia, as defined by The Mayo Clinic, is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Healthcare Professionals will sometimes characterize it as “overactive nerves.” But what do fibromyalgia and your spine have to do with one another? Let’s look at the possible symptoms of a Vertebral Subluxation: […]
I have viewed enough X-rays to see trends. There is a normal curve in our cervical spine. The curve is increased when we look up. It is decreased when we look down. The trend I see is that younger patients are showing a decreased or even reversed curve when in a neutral posture. This has […]
The answer is a resounding yes, and with people that have fusions I highly recommend it. The range of motion of your spine is shared by multiple vertebrae moving together all at one time. For example, when you turn your head to the right the seven vertebrae in your neck share the work and the […]
Does your child get a lot of ear infections? If so, a spinal checkup may be an important consideration. Not all ear infections may be associated with a spinal joint problem, but if they are a common occurrence for your child, finding out why they may be happening is of value. Sometimes nerve pressure from […]
Many patients in our office come in with a variety of complaints usually having something to do with neck and back pain. Quite often while taking a history of their health and going over their problems that brought them to our office they will mention that they also suffer with Carpal Tunnel. There is a […]