If you’re like most people, you probably made one or more New Year’s Resolutions.
If you’re like most people, you probably made one or more New Year’s Resolutions.
How many hours a day do you spend hunched over your computer, smartphone, or tablet at your desk?
Sometimes, perhaps even often, the causes of neck pain are pretty obvious.
Many of us have desk-bound office jobs that see us sitting in the same position for hours on end.
Every year, three out of four Americans will wind up paying a visit to their doctor because of back or neck pain.
Acupuncture needles directly stimulate and relax the skeletal muscles by creating tiny lesions in the muscles.
Most of you noticed those large, dark circles on several of the athletes during the Rio Olympic Games.
There are certain reasonable expectations you should have when it comes to any physician.
Many medical professionals outside of Chiropractic will warn against seeking Chiropractic care during pregnancy, and who can blame them?
Most people are confused about Chiropractic and how it works.
By any definition, we have an obesity epidemic in the United States. More than a third of adults and slightly more than that number of children are obese, and millions more are varying shades of overweight.
“Mind over matter” isn’t a phrase that leaps immediately to mind when people think about joint or muscle pain.
If you work in an office environment, you’ve got two big strikes against you where staying healthy is concerned.
Unless you are part of a distinct minority of people who actually look forward to going to the gym and sweating for several hours a week, getting excited about exercising may be a daunting task.
Almost everyone is familiar with exercises designed to strengthen one’s core, but there’s a problem.
What do your tailbone and your funny bone have in common? When injure them, the only one not laughing is you.
Modern life isn’t very good for us for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest, though, is that modern life, by design, is engineered to keep most of us indoors most of the day.
It’s something that almost everyone has done at one point or another.
We live in a 24/7, “always on” world, and we weren’t meant to. Our bodies just can’t keep up, and most of us need a lot more down time than we’re getting, which understandably stresses us out.
Many people use the words strain and sprain interchangeably. It’s not hard to see why.
Most people are pretty good project managers. They juggle their daily schedules and manage to get an amazing amount of work done each day.
Nobody likes having to endure headaches. Not only are they painful and distracting; they can hurt your productivity at home and at work, and in the worst cases, they can be absolutely debilitating.
As stressed out as most people are these days, it probably comes as no surprise that meditation is becoming increasingly popular.
Want to know a secret? Smiles have powers that border on being magical. It’s true! Here are just a few of the benefits that smiling more will have on your life:
Perhaps the only thing more common than making New Year’s Resolutions is breaking them.
You may be surprised to hear it, but Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is a real condition and it’s not uncommon for people to get the blues during the winter months.
If you’ve ever enjoyed a trip to the day spa, you’ve probably had a facial. At some point while you’re reclined back and enjoying the sensation, you’ve probably been treated to a face massage.
Quick, how many people do you think are injured shoveling snow every year?
Time for a quick refresher. Most people intuitively know the things this article will include, but knowing something and putting it into daily practice are two different things.
Do your joints sound like they’re filled with Rice Kripsies when you stand up and move around?
If you’re like most people, you start strong in the morning, but by mid-afternoon, you start to run out of gas.
Fasting is hardly a new idea.
Can stress cause physical pain? It’s a great question and one we get on a fairly regular basis.
If you suffer from any kind of joint pain, then you know what a misery it is.
Anytime a person’s hand starts hurting, the first thing that comes to mind is Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, and that could be what’s causing the pain.
If you’re like a lot of people, you go into the winter months with good intentions.
Are you looking to start eating healthier this year? If so, you’ve probably done all the usual things: Cut back on processed foods, started eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, and adopted something that vaguely resembles the Mediterranean Diet.
Carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis are both incredibly painful conditions, but they require very different forms of treatment.
Your knees are basically your body’s shock absorbers, and they take a lot of punishment.
It has probably happened to you more often than you care to admit.
If your back is hurting, you may find yourself getting conflicting advice when it comes to treatment.
With summer fast approaching, you’re probably looking forward to getting outside, enjoying the warm, sunny weather and having fun.
Who doesn’t love a refreshing dip in a pool during those hot summer months? It’s a great way to have fun and stay comfortable.
Americans lead increasingly sedentary lifestyles. They often spend the greater portion of each day sitting hunched over a computer, whether in the office or at home.
Are you interested in participating in a 5k run this year? If so, good for you! It’s a challenging undertaking, but one that will make you feel great when you complete it.
There’s a lot of misinformation in the health and nutrition industry, and a significant percentage of the products that are marketed as “healthy” are anything but.
Theme and amusement parks are a popular summertime destination, and why not? The carnival smell, the decadent foods and of course the rides! What’s not to like?
“It’s not the fall that kills you, it’s the abrupt stop at the end.”
Most professionals will tell you that building muscle strength (especially in your core) is one of the keys to minimizing back pain.
School’s out and it’s time for summertime fun!
Medical science is divided on whether the physical act of our bodies growing can cause pain.
There’s a lively debate between walking and running fanatics about which one’s better, with people arguing passionately on both sides of the issue.
If you work out on a regular basis, odds are good that you’re already stretching before and after your workout routine. If you’re not, you should be, because stretching offers a raft of benefits.
It’s back to school time, and as any ER doctor will tell you, that means lots of spills, falls, injuries and accidents.
Last year, the smartphone replaced the personal computer as the primary means people use to access the internet.
Moving is one of the most stressful events in a person’s life, ranking comparably with marriage, divorce, or the death of a loved one.
You may not even be familiar with the term “plantar fasciitis,” but you’re almost certainly familiar with the condition. It’s one of the most common orthopedic complaints that doctors and chiropractors hear about.
Is your clothing a little on the tight side? If so, it could be causing health problems for you. If it isn’t yet, it may well in the future.
Although the research on the matter is divided, ask just about anyone and they’ll tell you that cold, damp weather makes their joints ache, and causes their arthritis to flare up.
Are you a side sleeper? A stomach sleeper? An all over the map sleeper? It could be at least part of the reason your back hurts.
As you may know, sitting has been called the new smoking, and the dangers of prolonged periods of sitting have made headlines all over the web in the past couple of years.
This is a great question we get on a regular basis from the patients we see. Unfortunately, the answer to the question is yes. Time takes its toll on the human body.
Science has confirmed what massage therapists have been saying for years. Not only does a massage feel great, but it improves blood flow and reduces pain levels whether you exercise regularly or not.
Do you suffer from arthritis? If so, you’ve got plenty of company. According to the CDC, more than 52 million Americans have the dubious honor of dealing with some form of arthritis, including nearly half a million people under the age of 18.
The question that serves as the title of this piece is an excellent one, and something we get asked on a regular basis.
Tis the season to decorate! In addition to all the delicious food, this is the time of year when most people pull boxes of holiday decorations out of storage, and spend some serious time giving their homes a festive holiday makeover.
The statistics may surprise you. A recent survey conducted by Angie’s List revealed that a staggering 90 percent of survey respondents preferred taking showers over baths.
Whether you’re planning a road trip this holiday season, or find yourself driving for extended periods for work, the simple truth is that driving can be bad for your back.
At some point, almost everyone suffers a crick or kink in their neck. Whatever you call them, the effect is the same. It’s painful, it’s annoying, and it can detract from the enjoyment of whatever you’re doing.
Who doesn’t love playing in the snow and enjoying the winter weather? It can be a lot of fun, but only if you play it safe.
So you’re ready to hit the slopes this winter and enjoy some skiing and snowboarding, are you? That sounds fantastic! Unfortunately, for all the fun to be had, those types of activities can also lead to serious injury.
If you’re like many people, you overindulge where the holiday feasting is concerned.
Tis the season to be jolly, and to eat! A lot.
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times. Watch your posture!
Just about everyone has suffered a muscle cramp at one point or another. It’s one of the most common types of injuries or pain you can experience.
Most people don’t spend too much time thinking about their feet. We all tend to take them for granted unless there’s a problem and they start to hurt.
Even people who don’t do Yoga know that it’s good for them. What many people don’t know, however, is exactly why it’s so good for you.
Back pain is a common ailment, and most people have simply resigned themselves to it.
If you experience back pain when you bend or stretch, you’re certainly not alone.
There are several myths and misconceptions about exercising and knee pain. Some people say you should avoid any type of exercise at all if your knees are hurting.
After a good workout, your muscles hurt. Usually, that means you’re doing it right, but sometimes it can be a sign that something has gone wrong.
Almost everybody knows the importance of stretching. Unfortunately, few people know how to do it properly.
At one point or another, everybody has experienced the sensation. That vaguely uncomfortable “pins and needles” feeling that surges through some part of our bodies.
Strengthen your core! Strengthen your core! If you’ve heard those words once, you’ve heard them a thousand times.
These days, you must try really hard to avoid seeing or hearing about the latest fad diet.
Cut out the fat! Avoid fat like the plague! If you’ve heard these phrases once, you’ve heard them a thousand times.
A certain amount of stress is certainly useful in that it can motivate you to perform.
Spring is here, and that means getting outside and enjoying the warmer weather.
The short answer to the question posed by the title of this article is yes. Running can cause back pain.
You’ve got a massive highway of nerves running through your body.
So you got yourself in an accident and you really hurt your arm, leg, hand, foot, or other extremity.
Talk to anybody older than you and sooner or later, they’ll tell you all about their aches and pains.
Summertime always brings the back and forth debate about the sun and the dangers it poses to the forefront of everyone’s mind.
Eat healthy and exercise! If you’ve heard this once, you’ve heard it a thousand times.
Just about every fitness expert you talk to will recommend doing a combination of cardio and weight training, rather than choosing one or the other.
With the weather warming up, it’s no surprise that more and more people are moving outside for some serious summertime fun. We can’t say we blame them.
Did you make a New Year’s Resolution at the start of the year to get healthier?
When it gets hot outside, kids love nothing better than Slurpies, ice cream, popsicles, and other sweet treats like that.
The human body is made up mostly of water. Any time you spend too long in the hot sun and you don’t replace the fluids you’re losing, you run the risk of dehydration.
There are dozens of diets out there, all claiming to be the magic bullet that will deliver huge, impressive weight loss results if you just stick with it.