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Stretching in the Shower: An Excellent Idea

January 21, 2022 | Comments Off on Stretching in the Shower: An Excellent Idea

Why shower and stretch?  The shower is as good a place as any to have a stretch. It has the advantage of being a calming environment and, as the hot water cascades down on your weary muscles, why not turn up the relaxation one more notch by throwing in a couple of simple stretches? A…

Study Finds Cannabis Compounds Prevent Infection By Covid-19 Virus

January 13, 2022 | Comments Off on Study Finds Cannabis Compounds Prevent Infection By Covid-19 Virus

Our science research dollars are not just up in smoke this time. The medical community seems to have found another tool to fight the spread of COVID-19. Researchers at Oregon State University have published a report that claims, “Cannabinoids Block Cellular Entry of SARS-CoV-2 and the Emerging Variants.” I’m sure more research will be needed…

Did you party too hard on New Years? Find the Sleep you Deserve

January 6, 2022 | Comments Off on Did you party too hard on New Years? Find the Sleep you Deserve

Finding it hard to stay asleep? The sounds of the city can make falling asleep difficult enough, but many people struggle to stay asleep because of their sensitivity to noise. It is easy to be a deep sleeper- the kind who sleeps through smoke alarms- when you are young, but as we get older, we…

Make 2022 the Year of Preventative Health

December 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Make 2022 the Year of Preventative Health

Health is trending for 2022 What is more important than your health in 2022? Trending aside, this new year is awash with possibilites for improving your health on a holistic scale. At our office we are concerned with two parts of holistic wellness: Preventative Healthcare Musculoskeletal Medicine We focus on using natural modalities to improve…

Merry Christmas from a Concerned Chiropractor

December 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Merry Christmas from a Concerned Chiropractor

Christmas has a way of hampering people’s fitness progress Nowhere is this more evident than in our spines! The most important things we can do for our spines are:  Maintain a healthy weight Maintain a reasonable level of activity Avoid inflammation Practice good posture The holiday season puts all of this in jeopardy; studies show…

Spinal Traction: Is it Right for You?

December 13, 2021 | Comments Off on Spinal Traction: Is it Right for You?

Why does spinal decompression feel so good?  Spinal traction is a type of decompression therapy that we provide that is designed to relieve pressure on the spine. Through our everyday activities, we submit our spines to compressive forces that move vertebrae out of alignment, threaten spinal joints and cause overall degradation. As you get older,…

Holiday Health Objective: Don’t Let the Food Derail your Fitness Plan

December 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Holiday Health Objective: Don’t Let the Food Derail your Fitness Plan

Holiday foods are filled with inflammation-causing agents This might not be what you want to hear right before the holiday baking season kicks into full swing. And it certainly doesn’t make for great conversation around the baking table. But if you suffer from back pain, it is worth carrying a dose of awareness with you…

Protect Your Neck, Don’t Neglect Your Neck?

November 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Protect Your Neck, Don’t Neglect Your Neck?

Your neck is a densely packed powerhouse of muscles However, these muscles are among the most neglected in the body when it comes to gym time, and they rarely come in for attention unless they are causing problems. This is problematic for a number of reasons: first, an increasing number of us work jobs that…

Holiday Health 101: Tips for Navigating those Laden Dinner Tables

November 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Holiday Health 101: Tips for Navigating those Laden Dinner Tables

The holiday food coma is a reality that few weight-watchers can afford Thanks to the healthy quantities of fatty foods that seem to pass into our households each holiday season, keeping the weight down can be a challenge that few of us are equipped to meet. No one who is in a weight loss battle…

Landing Softly: How to Minimize Impact on the Runner’s Joints

November 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Landing Softly: How to Minimize Impact on the Runner’s Joints

Good running form means efficiency and speed but it also means injury prevention! If you are trying to improve your running form, it behooves you to focus on minimizing the impact of each step on the joints of your knees and lower back. Yes, this starts with good running shoes, but the degree to which…

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