1. Good Posture Matters

    “Sit up straight”? Who didn’t hear that from their parents at one time or another when growing up. They weren’t telling us to do that without good reason. Proper posture is important for a variety of health reasons including proper breathing, improved concentration, reduced risk of neck and back pain and improved well-being. Despite this, most people do not have good posture. Given how man…Read More

  2. Probiotics – Are They Worthwhile?

    The intestines contain over 400 species of microorganisms that help with the digestive process and prevent the growth of harmful pathogens in the bowel. Therefore, keeping our internal ecology in order is essential to good health. However, there are many factors that can upset the balance of organisms in the gut - including eating the wrong foods, age, illness and certain medications. Probiotics (…Read More

  3. How Does Chiropractic Help Increase Range of Motion and Flexibility?

    When we're young, it's easy to take normal range of motion and flexibility for granted. As certain health conditions or as aging occurs, the cumulative effects of wear and tear can begin to affect movement. When this happens it can become difficult to carry on normal daily activities. Even a movement as simple as picking something up off the floor or tying shoes can be challenging. Luckily, chirop…Read More

  4. ALINE Insoles for Healthy Feet and Improved Gait

    A quarter of the body's bones are in the feet providing the body a complex yet strong foundation that is constantly on-call to help move you from one place to another. With nineteen muscles and twenty-six bones in each foot, the position of the feet can be an important element of health which contributes to the balance and improved postural alignment for the entire body. When the feet are positio…Read More

  5. Pregnancy and Back Pain – Chiropractic Can Help

    Having a child (especially for the first time) means big changes for new moms. As soon as conception occurs, changes begin to occur in a pregnant mother’s body. The combined effect of the physical changes may at times be inconvenient, uncomfortable or even painful. Pregnancy can strain a woman’s entire musculoskeletal system, particularly the back. This is because of a combination of changes t…Read More

  6. Why Do Chiropractors Use “Palpation”?

    Palpation is the most frequently used diagnostic tool in chiropractic care and is the clinical cornerstone of most physicians’ practice. It is a manual, non-invasive method of determining where a patient has structural or functional problems in the body. During palpation, chiropractors use their hands and detailed knowledge of anatomy to effectively feel what is happening in the spine and its s…Read More

  7. High School Athletes, Sports-Related Back Pain Starts Early

    People often assume that lower back pain (LBP) is a problem only for the elderly, or middle-aged adults who have a history of physical wear and tear. However, this is simply untrue. In fact, over 31 million Americans live with lower back pain on a regular basis, and a great number of them are adolescents. Recent studies have indicated that many high school students who participate in sports are at…Read More

  8. Auto Accident Insights

    As your trusted chiropractor, I have been giving out auto accident advice for years. Unfortunately, I now know, first hand, what it’s like to experience a car accident after being rear-ended this past weekend. A large pick-up lost his brakes and hit me, repeatedly, while I was stopped at a red light. I was driving my son’s small pick-up truck and it was pushed into the middle of the intersecti…Read More

  9. What is Supination?

    The term “supination” refers to a position of the arm or foot that is outward from the normal, at-rest position. It is the opposite of “pronation” which refers to an inward position. In most cases, supination refers to the foot because of the problems associated with foot supination. FreeDictionary.com offers a reasonable definition of the verb “supinate,” meaning "to turn or rotate (t…Read More

  10. Why Low Back Pain Is So Common

    If you suffer from low back pain, you’re definitely not alone. Back pain, especially lower back pain, is one of the most common complaints at doctors’ offices and hospitals across the nation. The cause of any particular case of back pain can be difficult to determine, but chiropractors are well-equipped to help ease your pain with a number of drug-free, noninvasive techniques. In addition to t…Read More