Back To School: Back Pack Safety Tips

It’s that time of the year again. Many kids and teens are gearing up to go back to school. For many people that will mean a decrease in activity compared to their summer schedule. This decrease in activity level and increase in time sitting can cause problems with the muscles and joints of the back…

Chiropractic & Sports Injury Prevention

How many of you have a nagging injury that seems to flare-up from time to time but has not been bad enough to actually do something about it?  Statistically, many people are injured being active every year. Many of you likely have desk jobs, or jobs that cause you to be seated most of the day.…

Chiropractic: An Effective Treatment for Tension Headache’s

I would bet that most of us have experienced a headache at one point or another. The location and symptoms however can tell you a lot about the source of the headache and most importantly what you can do to fix it. As a Chiropractic Physician I see a lot of headache complaints. Headaches can…

Resolve Chronic Sacroiliac (SI) Pain

It is generally understood (perhaps too well!) that chiropractors fix back pain (even though we do other things as well!) This is for good reason, chiropractic care can be a successful treatment for mechanical lower back pain, even the AMA recommends spinal manipulation before more invasive options are considered. More recently, spinal manipulation has been…

How to Effectively Use Your Weight-Lifting Belt

If you have stepped foot in a gym you have undoubtedly noticed at least one person who seems to always be wearing their belt, but why?  How does this actually benefit us? It seems like to many people wearing your lifting belt simply goes with being in the gym. This is a common misconception that…

Eat These 3 Foods and Burn More Fat

Now that summer is approaching many of us are trying to slim down the waist line. The task of taking on a diet can be quite daunting. Who to listen to? Where to start? While there are many diet strategies (all of which are effective for someone but not everyone), sustainability has to be a…

Dealing With Back Pain? Read This!

Identifying the cause of pain (via WebMD and google most likely) is usually the first step patients take when dealing with pain or discomfort as the cause tends to dictate the type of care they seek. Statistically, most people see their PCP for lower back pain, but are often disappointed when they don’t receive the answer’s that…

Exercise Alone Does Not Counteract the Effects of a Desk Job

As some of you may have heard, a study was recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine has found that exercise alone cannot counter-act the effects of sitting! In the last 10 years there has been a plethora of research that has brought to light the complications that occur from excessive sitting both at home and…

How and Why Spinal Manipulation Works!

Research has shown that spinal manipulation is an effective treatment for those with musculoskeletal pain. The American Medical Association recommends spinal manipulation as a conservative approach before trying other more invasive procedures such as surgery!  But just how does an “adjustment” work, and what exactly is it doing? In this post I will cover just a few of…

3 Reason’s You Now Have Back Pain

So your done with school and getting situated in your career, maybe you have been in the work force a year, maybe it has been 5 years. Whatever the case, you now have responsibilities and people to answer too that you didn’t previously. This obviously occupies a lot of your time, leaving less time for…