The following tests will help you determine your posture status, highlighting potential posture problems: The Wall Test – Stand with the back of your head touching the wall and your heels six inches from the baseboard. With your buttocks touching the wall, check the distance with your hand between your lower back and the wall, […]
There are more options than ever for bedding these days, from the standard type to memory foam to an air mattresses. You can also find air mattresses combined with memory foam. There are advantages and disadvantages to each. Conventional mattresses can be bought in all price ranges, but I caution patients against getting cheap bedding, because that’s […]
Sharp opinions, questions, and myths surround the topic of chiropractic care for infants, children, and adolescents. The facts are that: 1. Children from infancy to adolescence may have significant spine, joint, and developmental disorders. 2. The best medical evidence supports chiropractic care for a range of joint and spine problems at every stage of life. 3. Through a […]
The movement system, consisting of muscles spine/joints, and nerves, operates in a complex balance of of mobility and stability to support our human frame through a variety of environments. Just consider all that is involved when someone brings a hot cup of coffee to their mouth. That action is so much more than simply flexing […]
Although chiropractic treatment is helpful for more than just back pain, many patients visit chiropractors looking for relief from this pervasive condition. In fact, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.1 A few interesting facts about back pain: One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.2 Back […]
Do you sit in the same position for more than 30 minutes at work? If so, you probably experience mild or sometimes intense low back and neck pain. This tension is due to lack of movement throughout the workday. We are anatomically designed for motion; therefore, it is beneficial to intermittently perform microbreak exercises at work. If possible, […]
While some fitness enthusiasts relentlessly seek out the latest, trendiest exercise crazes, many others are returning to good, old-fashioned walking to help them feel great and get into shape. Whether enjoying the wonder of nature, or simply the company of a friend, walking is a healthy, invigorating experience. And thanks to its convenience and
On top of your day-to-day activities, the added pressure of preparing for the holidays can make your head pound. Get natural relief from that headache before the festivities begin. What triggers a headache?
Let’s Start With Fascia Fascia is a densely woven, tough connective tissue found throughout the body from head to toe. It can be compared to a spider web holding everything together. It binds the muscles, ligaments, blood vessels, and nerves together. Yet, injuries, poor posture, illness, and stress can cause fascia to scar down, resulting in increased pressure […]
Sometimes, during human development a lateral (sideways) curvature of the spine develops. If the curvature is larger than 10 degrees, it is called scoliosis. Curves less than 10 degrees are mostly insignificant postural changes. How is scoliosis evaluated?