The Surprising Link Between Posture and Depression

Have you ever been able to tell someone’s mood just by how they walked into a room? We all have! It’s a great example of how our posture and attitude are connected. Within seconds, you can look at someone and tell whether they are confident, depressed, withdrawn, or happy. Emotions, posture, and pain sensitivity are […]

Postural Stress: The Link Between Tech Neck and Pain

Postural stress occurs not only because of your anatomy but also because of the decisions you make each day. Believe it or not, many spend 2 hours or more daily on their smartphones or tablets. That adds up to hundreds if not thousands, of hours each year! The position we hold our heads in while […]

Improving Your Posture to Keep Your Spine Healthy

Posture is the position that your body maintains while standing, sitting, or lying down. Most experts would agree that “good” posture reduces the stress on your spine by balancing the load placed upon the muscles and ligaments that support it. Good posture is essential because it helps you align your bones and joints properly. This […]

Is There a Perfect Posture?

“Sit up straight and stop slouching!” You’ve likely heard this since childhood, but is there such a thing as perfect posture? The answer is a bit complicated. The latest research shows that thinking about a “balanced” or “dynamic” posture may be more important than a perfect one. And we’re also discovering that our ability to […]

Posture: Balancing Strength and Flexibility

Both strength and flexibility play a significant role in how your posture develops.  For instance, a strong and flexible core helps the body dynamically adapt to every environment. The spine is supported and moves well, reducing the possibility of injury or pain. While it’s true that “perfect” postures may not exist, improving our strength, flexibility, […]

How Your Smartphone Impacts Your Posture

Believe it or not, many of us spend 3 hours or more per day on our smartphones. That adds up to over 1,000 hours each year!  And the positions we tend to hold our heads in while using our devices can be, well… damaging. You are damaging to your posture and damaging to your spine.  […]

How to Improve Your Posture

When discussing posture, we often refer to your body’s overall position as you stand, sit, or lie down.  Most experts would agree that a “good” overall posture involves physical positions that reduce stress on the body by balancing the load placed on the muscles and ligaments that support the spine.  If you’ve looked in the […]

Perfect Posture is Dynamic

Is there such a thing as perfect posture? The answer may surprise you. The latest research shows that it’s actually more beneficial to think about your posture as dynamic, not static.  In other words, your ideal posture is constantly changing and evolving. Think of your posture as a dynamic pattern of responses, reflexes, and habits, […]

Why Do Athletes Need a Chiropractor?

Training, preparing, and competing are all part of what makes sports so much fun. Wait – what about rest and recovery? Afterall, the majority of motions commonly seen in many popular sports can place a tremendous amount of stress on your neck and back. And while our bodies are incredibly strong and resilient, rest and […]

Pro Tips to Keep Your Spinal Discs Healthy

Not everyone spends their entire week preparing to “play on Sunday.” Our “big game” for the week is more likely to take place in a conference room or on a Zoom call than in a stadium. Yes, most of us are probably not going to start our professional lives playing in the NFL – or […]

Be Like Mike: How to Reach Your Full Potential

Athletes and active people alike are always looking for that edge that keeps them performing at their best. And there may not be anyone who embodies that spirit for so many of us more than basketball legend Michael Jordan. He won multiple world championships and gold medals and broke just about every record in the […]

Improving Your CrossFit Performance

CrossFit is a challenging sport! Participants primarily focus on strength and conditioning and add in a healthy dose of competition for good measure. Their training programs typically incorporate a wide range of exercises – everything from kettlebell-specific exercises to high-intensity interval training (HIIT) involving explosive plyometric movements to Olympic weightlifting and elements of powerlifting. CrossFit […]

How Pro Athletes Deal with Pain

Professional sports is big business, and sports performance is a huge part of winning. To help athletes play at the highest levels possible, they’re given access to a variety of the best healthcare options available. And that includes access to readily available chiropractic care for athletes. It’s true! In fact, chiropractors can be found on […]

Neck Arthritis: Why Your Daily Habits Might Be to Blame

Arthritis is defined as the breakdown of the cartilage around your joints, and this condition can develop anywhere in your body.   Neck arthritis is quite common.   Arthritis is actually a normal part of the aging process.   Some of the most common symptoms associated with arthritis (including neck arthritis) are joint pain, stiffness, […]

The Neck Pain Solution No One is Talking About

Get this.   There is a natural neck pain solution that works better than medications and is far less risky than injections or surgery.   This natural neck pain solution is often recommended by many physicians.   This natural neck pain solution is also recommended as a first line treatment by most major healthcare organizations. […]

Why Does My Neck Hurt?

Believe it or not, the average weight of the human head is a full 11 pounds.   That may not seem like a lot, but imagine you had to actually hold that weight in your hands and up above your shoulders all day every day for the rest of your life.   That’s exactly the […]

3 Steps to Go from Exhausted to Energized

If you’re coming out of the holidays feeling a little sluggish and low on energy in, you’re not alone! Any changes to your regular sleep and exercise routine can impact your energy levels and leave your body struggling just a bit to keep up without that seemingly necessary caffeine fix.   Not to worry! As […]

How Inflammation Affects Your Body

While the inflammatory process is extremely complex, the solutions aren’t. Reducing pain and inflammation naturally is simple with the right strategy. Maintaining a healthy weight, eating a balanced diet, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly are all ways that have been shown to effectively reduce pain and inflammation naturally. Why it Matters: Your diet and […]