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Move Better, Play Better: Improving Biomechanics for Athletes

Move better, play better.  Move better, feel better. Move better, age better. Move better, train better.  The list goes on! Is it any wonder there are entire professions like chiropractic dedicated to helping ensure your body moves its best so it can function its best and you can feel its best?  That said… is it […]

Unlock Your Athletic Potential: The Benefits of Chiropractic Care

We’ve made it to the big leagues! Nearly all professional sports teams – baseball, hockey, football, and soccer – now have chiropractors on staff. If you could only see the smile on my face – the secret is out!  Even the local high-school teams understand the benefits of chiropractic care for athletes and are all-in. […]

Play Hard, Recover Better: Proactive Health Habits for Weekend Sports

“Play hard or go home.” It’s funny how one of my go-to catch-phrases has taken on a new life since my becoming a chiropractor, especially after working with so many athletes.  So. Many. Avoidable. Injuries.  Now “play hard AND go home” seems more appropriate! Bottom Line: Millions of people engage in weekend sports to stay […]

The Problem with Relying on Medications for Low Back Pain

It’s safe to assume that all of us have an over-the-counter pain reliever like Aleve or Ibuprofen in our medicine cabinets at home.  From a young age, we learn to have these on hand to help us find short-term relief from temporary headaches or other body aches and pains.  We’re looking for immediate symptom relief… […]

The Surprising Cause of Your Leg Pain: Your Back!

Let’s go ahead and lay all our collective cards out on the table.  Most of us spend way, way more time sitting at our computers or sitting down with our digital devices than we know we should.  And, honestly, most of us are living with aches or pains as a result that we don’t really […]

The Movement Solution for Back Pain Relief

When we feel pain in our low back, what’s the first thing many of us tend to think?  We need to lie down. We need to sit down. We need to rest so our back will feel better. We may think we need to reach for a bottle of Aleve – maybe a heating pad.  […]

Say Goodbye to Low Back Pain: Understanding the Causes

For many of us, gone are the days where we can clean the house, go for a walk, play with the kids, play with our pets, or, if we’re being honest, simply go to sleep without putting ourselves at risk for neck or low back pain.  Sound familiar?  Surprise sleep injuries aside, if you’re all […]

The 3 Most Common Injuries We See with Collision Accidents

Bottom Line: Whether you are just driving to work or taking a big family vacation, an unexpected car accident can cause painful injuries that impact you for months and years to come.  The weight of your vehicle combined with motion and speed can create a tremendous amount of force.  Even low-speed collisions can generate enough […]

Here’s How to Recover from Whiplash Injuries Naturally

Bottom Line: Your spine is a long chain of bones, discs, muscles, and ligaments that extend from your skull down to your tailbone.  The cervical spine (your neck) is designed to support your head and protect the nerves that go out to your face, shoulders, and arms.  Postural changes, arthritis, and sudden injuries are a […]

3 Common Manifestations of Delayed Pain After a Car Accident

Bottom Line: If you can walk away after a car accident without any catastrophic injuries, you should certainly consider yourself lucky.  But there is something important we want you to commit to your memory right now.  Even if you feel ok after exchanging information and speaking with the police, it is always a good idea […]

Got Whiplash? Here are 3 Big Reasons to See Your Chiropractor

Bottom Line: Whiplash is the term used to describe the injuries that occur as a direct result of a forceful, uncontrolled, and rapid back and forth motion of the neck.  These injuries can occur during sports, slip and fall, or auto accidents. Most of us have heard of this type of injury.  Most of us […]

Spinal Disc Health 101: The Proven Benefits of Proactive Care

“Move it or lose it!” I’m not sure where that started, but it wouldn’t surprise me if the person who originally coined that phrase was a chiropractor… thinking about spinal disc health and proactive care. Seriously, it seems that so many of us just don’t realize movement can and is often the best medicine for […]

3 Key Ways to Prevent a Herniated, Bulging, or Slipped Disc

A neighbor of mine once told me “Getting old is not for the faint of heart,” and that’s always stuck with me.  After all, haven’t we all had one of those days where we wake up somehow having managed to injure ourselves in our sleep?  Or, if you’re like an old classmate of mine (who […]

How To Know if You Have a Spinal Disc Problem

When patients ask me for advice on how to know if you have a spinal disc problem, there’s a story that comes to mind every time.  Not too long ago, a friend of mine was over to help me out with one of my weekend projects.  He had been out with his family for some […]

The Anatomy of a Spinal Disc: What Does it Look Like?

Waterbeds were something else, weren’t they?  It’s still crazy to think there was a time where so many of us were sleeping on vinyl “mattresses” that were filled with gallons and gallons of water inside of our carpeted bedrooms.  What’s crazier still is that… they were durable.  They made it through round after round of […]

3 Easy Ways to Naturally Increase your Energy Levels

There’s a reason you see so many commercials for “do-it-all” energy drinks like Red Bull and “have-it-all” energy shots like 5-Hour Energy… We are exhausted, people! The mid-afternoon energy crash is very real for just about every person you’ve ever met.  And the mind-boggling thing is we’re often left wondering… why?  If we got enough […]

Here’s How Chiropractic Care Can Help You Be More Active

We’ve all seen the “Sitting is the New Smoking” stories circulating online and in the news in recent years.  (You may have even seen a story or two talking about how chiropractic care can help you be more active like this one.) Whether it’s running, biking, swimming, lifting weights, or doing yoga, these days many […]