Sciatica describes a condition that affects the sciatic nerve, which is one of the largest nerves in the body extending from the lumbar back all the way down the back of each leg. Sciatica by definition is a compression of the sciatic nerve that causes pain, burning sensations, and discomfort throughout the affected area. The sciatic nerve sends signals from your lower back all over your legs and buttocks, so when it becomes compressed for any reason the symptoms can be severe enough to hinder your day to day activities.
Summer’s here, and it’s usually a season of relaxation and exploration. The kids are home from school and it’s time to take the vacations, hikes, and day trips you have been dreaming about all winter. While your mind may be ready to tackle the season, your body may need some time to adjust. During the winter months, our bodies can undergo negative changes due to minimal outdoor activity, poor posture and a diet with fewer fresh fruits and vegetables. Bearing this in mind, here are seven tips to make sure you are taking care of your spine and enjoying the summer months.
Headaches are one of the most common problems Americans suffer from. Headaches vary in length, severity, and frequency, but I think we can all agree they are very unpleasant. The first response is going to be to use a pill or just try to tough it out, but there are other solutions out there that are much more sustainable, such as a chiropractic adjustment. Continue reading “Got a Headache? See a Chiropractor!” »
We are constantly amazed by athletes and the things they put their body through in the name of performance. An athlete has to train often and train hard to operate at their peak level. For this reason, athletes are much more susceptible to sports injuries. Sports injuries can be any number of things, but what we see most commonly is tendonitis, torn muscle tissue and sprains. In more extreme cases, there are injuries that require months of physical therapy and time away from practice.
While injuries can’t be completely avoided, there are steps you can take with your chiropractor before and after an injury happens to insure quick recovery and a low chance of the injury recurring in the future. Chiropractic care for sports injuries is still considered an alternative form of medicine, but the improvement in an athletes health and performance after they have undergone a treatment really speaks to the benefits. Let’s take a look at some of the ways chiropractic care can help you. Continue reading “How a Chiropractor can help your sports injury” »
As the snow flies outside and winter sets in, it can create some curious behaviors that are not present in other seasons. Take, for instance, our eating habits and general need to be inside. They both change drastically during the winter months, and it takes that much more concentration and effort to get out the door and do things that are healthy.
Because of our more sedentary lifestyle and exposure to cold during the winter, it can leave us vulnerable to the common cold, the flu and a myriad of other illnesses. There are a number of things that can boost our immunity and overall well being, but the most powerful is going to be regular chiropractic care. Let’s break down below a few of the key ways chiropractic care in the winter can boost our immunity and protect us from other injuries. Continue reading “Don’t Miss Your Winter Chiropractor Appointment!” »
Aging may not be something most people like to talk about, but it is still happening every single day we are alive. As you get older and with each passing year your body goes through changes that affect every area of your body. You may look in the mirror and see that your hair is becoming thinner and grey, or you may have more joint pain when you go out to check the mailbox. Whatever the case may be, your body needs the help of diet, exercise and natural medicine to maintain optimal health through old age.
After a study done in 2012, the Center for Disease Control found life expectancy is continuing to rise in the US. With people living longer it is important to think about what you can do to age gracefully and keep your body performing at its absolute best throughout your life. A key part of keeping your body healthy is regular chiropractic care by a licensed practitioner. Chiropractic care has been practiced for more than 100 years and will help you to feel your best. Continue reading as we unpack some key benefits chiropractic care can unlock for the older generation.
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Our bodies are incredible. They allow us to explore and interact with the world around us, and they also heal and perform so many functions without us even knowing. Unfortunately, even the most active and healthy people get aches, pains, and ailments they can’t explain. Chiropractors endeavor to help your body heal itself in a natural way, by restoring the balance of your nervous system.
Chiropractors replace traditional medical care with the time-honored practice of aligning the spine and allowing your nervous system to do the work of healing your illness or injury. This kind of care is still met with widespread criticism even though it has been around much longer than what we consider modern western medicine.
Most people who have received chiropractic care will probably recall the cracking and popping of joints, stretching and possibly the use of other tools like tuning forks. Because this type of care does not rely on potent medications consistency in both appointments and any home regimen your doctor gives you is key. Chiropractors can also help with some more unexpected things that people may not be aware of. Continue reading to see a breakdown of some of these things and how they can benefit you. Continue reading “5 Reasons to See a Chiropractor” »
Chiropractic offices across the country have long been places where we go to soothe aches, realign our bodies and generally take care of our joints and muscles in a holistic way. A Chiropractor is an expert at using movements and pressure in strategic areas that encourage the body to heal itself. Chiropractic adjustments for infants are not as common of a practice, but there are just as many health benefits to an infant as there are to adults. We are going to break down some of those health benefits below and discuss why there are benefits in the long term for your baby.
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Most of us have probably grown up hearing that cracking your knuckles on a regular basis can lead to bony hands, big knuckles, and even arthritis. Or that hearing popping sounds coming from other joints is a sign of bigger issues. Rest assured that today we are going to take a look at a couple of the myths surrounding not only knuckle cracking but joint popping in general and then pair those myths with actual facts. Sound good? Let’s get started.
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Accidents happen, even to those who are careful while driving. After you have been in a car accident, you may be stunned with shock, feeling dizzy, you might experience an adrenaline rush or feel rage towards the person who was responsible for the accident. This is why you have auto insurance, to protect both yourself and others, financially speaking.
What is the first thing you need to do after an accident?
I will have to say, take a deep breath. That breath can help you shift from trauma to realizing what just happened and what you need to do next.
The process that follows after the accident is straightforward, but it does not have to be easy. This is why I have prepared these steps, so that you can prepare yourself and be able to handle the stressful aftermath of being in a car accident. Above everything else, be proactive about your health! Do not let an unfortunate accident “scar your life” for the rest of your life!