It’s the most wonderful time of the year. For some, it’s also the most stressful time of the year. With holiday shopping, family gatherings, and menu planning, it’s easy to see why. According to the American Institute of Stress, “exceedingly high expectations for peace, love, and joy during the holiday season can negatively impact both your physical and mental health.”
It is a known fact that poor posture can lead to health issues such as chronic pain in the back, neck, and knees, as well as circulation problems, heartburn, and digestive problems. Cell phones are something that most Americans use daily which can be leading to poor posture resulting in back and neck pain. According to WebMD, “American adults spend an average of more than 3.5 hours on their smartphones every day, meaning they may
October is National Chiropractic Health Month, and this year’s theme is “Keep Moving”. The American Chiropractic Association, its members, and doctors of chiropractic nationwide will encourage people to “keep moving” and strive to add more movement into their day. According to the American Chiropractic Association, lack of physical activity and movement can lead to weight gain, achy joints, and other musculoskeletal conditions. The answer to enhancing our overall physical health and stamina is movement! A
Pilates is a terrific low-impact form of exercise which helps to increase mobility. But what exactly is Pilates, and how can it be incorporated into your chiropractic care? For those looking to improve their back health and overall wellness, be sure to read on.
There is a lot that comes with age. Wisdom, experience, and unfortunately sometimes, pain. The aging process can affect your cervical spine, neck, shoulders, upper back, and arms. This is not to say that everyone will develop back and neck pain as they age, however, everyday wear and tear of our spines can lead to degenerative spinal conditions. So, what exactly contributes to back and neck pain as we age and what can we do
Most tailbone injuries are caused by trauma to the coccyx area, the triangular bony structure located at the bottom of the vertebral column. It is composed of three to five bony segments which are held in place by joints and ligaments. Injuries in this area may result in a bruise, dislocation, or fracture of the coccyx.
It’s time to go back to school! In the spirit of school days just around the corner, it’s time we all learn a valuable lesson to keep our kids (and ourselves) pain-free. Back pain is very common, even for children and teens, but what is the culprit? National School Backpack Awareness Day is September 15th, 2021, and we want you to know that heavy, ill-fitting backpacks can be the cause of your child’s back pain.
Car accidents continue to be a hazard that affects many of our lives. On average, about six million car accidents occur in the United States every year which breaks down to more than 16,000 per day. As most of the accidents involve more than one person, the amount of people affected by car accidents over the past few years is easily in the tens of millions.
Warm weather means more outdoor activity and sports, especially since that was curtailed last year. Unfortunately, being a “weekend warrior” means a greater risk of injuries. So even if you don’t feel any pain yet, seeing a chiropractor can keep you healthy and active.