Neck Arthritis: Why Your Daily Habits Might Be to Blame

Arthritis is defined as the breakdown of the cartilage around your joints. It can happen anywhere in your body, and common symptoms associated with arthritis include joint pain, stiffness, swelling, or restricted motion. While arthritis is a natural part of the aging process, the decisions you make each day dramatically affect whether it becomes a […]

The Neck Pain Solution No One Is Talking About 

You may not know that a neck pain solution is recommended by most major healthcare organizations that almost no physicians talk about. It works better than medications and is far less risky than injections or surgery. So why hasn’t the world embraced it? That’s a good question.  Spinal adjustments are the neck pain solution that […]

Why Does My Neck Hurt? 

Your neck has a tough job. It has to hold up the weight of your head every day for a lifetime. Holding up to 11 pounds may not seem like a lot, but the seven bones and 25 or so neck muscles must work together in perfect harmony to move your head around and keep […]

How to Get Rid of a Stiff Neck 

Working on computers and staring at our smartphones for hours each day has left 20% of us experiencing neck pain over the past three months. A stiff neck usually starts with postural issues that have weakened your neck muscles. Weakened muscular support places additional stress on your spinal joints. Over time, the extra stress can […]

Tennis Elbow? But I don’t even play tennis! 

Tennis elbow isn’t just for athletes. Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) is a painful condition that occurs when the tendons in your elbow are inflamed and overloaded due to repetitive motion. Because of the motion that occurs when swinging a racket, it’s commonly referred to as tennis elbow, but anyone who has a job that features […]

Are You At Risk for Chronic Knee Pain?

Knees hurt? You’re not alone. Chronic knee pain is thought to affect up to 25% of adults and can significantly limit your mobility and quality of life. Your knee is a hinge joint that primarily moves back and forth (flexion and extension) and allows some twisting or rotation. Every step you take places stress and […]

What’s the difference between your hip and SI joint

It can be extremely confusing to figure out the difference between hip and SI (sacroiliac) joint pain. But being able to identify which one is the culprit is crucial when you are looking to find relief. Your SI joint connects your tailbone (sacrum) and your pelvis. The SI joint is very fibrous and only moves […]

How to find relief from shoulder pain…

Your shoulder is the most unstable and moveable joint in your body. Its wide range of motion occurs due to four primary muscles and their tendons, called the rotator cuff. If your shoulder becomes inflamed or an impingement happens, you may make the mistake of trying to avoid using your arm to help it heal. […]

Try These 3 Chiropractor-Approved Tips for Reducing Holiday Stress

Bottom Line: We all know someone who gets sick around the holidays every year.  Are they just unlucky?  Well, while it probably would have helped if someone had shared some tips for reducing holiday stress like those, we’re about to share with you (insert *fake cough*) … Thankfully, luck doesn’t have anything to do with […]

3  Unique Ways Chiropractors Can Help Relieve Holiday Stress

Bottom Line: Did you know… chronic stress – especially chronic holiday stress – can contribute to health challenges like anxiety and even back pain.  Why?  When your body is in a constant state of stress, it produces hormones that can disrupt almost all your body’s natural processes.  That’s one of the big reasons discovering healthy […]

How Holiday Stress Affects the Body (and How Chiropractic Can Help)

Bottom Line: Your stress level and spinal health are linked through your nervous system.  Just think about what happens to you physically when you get stressed out.  More specifically, think about how holiday stress affects the body.  Your muscles tense, your breathing patterns change, and often, so does the way you move.  As the leading […]

Got Chronic Holiday Stress? Chiropractic Can Help.

Bottom Line: As the leading chronic pain chiropractor, we know a thing or two about stress and the effects it can have on our neighbors before, during, and after the holiday season.  And stress can be a good thing.  If a lion were chasing you, an increase in heart rate, muscle tension, and focus would […]

These Low Back Pain Relief Exercises Can Help You Recover Quicker

Bottom Line: When back pain strikes, your first instinct might be to sit down or lie down until your discomfort subsides. But get this. Recent studies strongly suggest that medications and rest are a couple of the least effective ways to find relief!  What’s more, research also tells us that it’s often a lack of […]

Research-Backed Ways to Relieve Sciatica Back Pain Without Surgery

Bottom Line: Have you ever immediately stopped in your tracks or fallen to your knees because of a sudden onset of sciatica pain?   Perhaps your low back “locked-up” and pain shot down your leg after a simple sneeze or cough or you bent over to pick something up.  Talk about one of the most unwelcome […]

What Expecting Families Need to Know About NSAIDs and Medications

Bottom Line: While expecting mothers may have a glow about them, they’re unfortunately no less immune to body aches and pains than the rest of us.  In fact, it’s estimated that over 85% of women will deal with back pain at some point during and likely after their pregnancy. And if there’s one thing we’ve […]