What Chiropractic Patients Ought To Know About Whole Food Supplements vs. Synthetic

“wholeWe always eat our vegetables, drink our kale smoothies, and tear through a bag of fruit on a daily basis, right? Uh, sure, whatever.

The truth is most Americans are busy and make dubious dietary choices. Meat heavy, overly processed, and vegetable skimpy most like describes our meals. Some of us try to counterbalance our imperfect eating choices by taking vitamin supplements to help fuel our bodies with the proper nutrients.

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How Chiropractic Helps Relieve Sacroiliac Joint Pain

“chiropracticHow can a body part you have probably never heard of hurt so BAD? This is a common question we hear from individuals suffering from sacroiliac joint pain.

The joint is formed by the sacrum and the ilium where they meet on either side of the lower back, with the purpose of connecting the spine to the pelvis. This small joint is one of the most durable parts of the human body, and it is responsible for a big job.

The unassuming little sacroiliac joint withstands the pressure of the upper body’s weight pushing down on it, as well as pressure from the pelvis. It’s basically the cushion between the torso and the legs. As such, it handles force from pretty much every angle.

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How Chiropractic Care Helps Rehab Ankle Injuries

“ankleAn ankle can be injured as glamorously as falling off a $400 platform stiletto heel, stepping off a Parisian curb, or as mundanely as tripping over a toy truck, or falling over a rock on your way to the mailbox. No matter the cause, ankle injuries are painful and problematic, and cause recurring problems if left untreated.

The poor ankle sure has it rough. It supports a person’s entire body weight, twists and turns many times a day, and maintains proper balance. This heavy responsibility takes its toll. Emergency rooms treat approximately one million patients ever year for ankle injuries.

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5 Smart Reasons Chiropractic Patients Should Choose an Organic Diet

“organicIt seems our moms were right; we are what we eat. Unfortunately in today’s marketplace, there are many valid worries about the foods we consume. Antibiotics, pesticides, and foods tainted with dangerous diseases are a top concern for many Americans. In addition, processed and genetically modified foods and artificial ingredients contribute to a number of health issues from obesity to cancer.

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How Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Work Hand-in-Hand

“massageDuos often create more exciting outcomes. Lewis and Clark, the Lone Ranger and Tonto, and even Batman and Robin functioned more efficiently together than apart. Complementary pairings propel results and enhance efforts.

This is decidedly true with massage therapy and chiropractic care. While each offer considerable benefits on their own, they often mesh well with each other to create a comprehensive treatment plan for many conditions or injuries.

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Help even after back surgery

David came in our office in severe back pain. He’d previously had spinal fusion surgery of the bottom 3 bones in his low back. With a combination of chiropractic adjustments, disc decompression, and active exercises, we got him out of pain and able to stand up straight and function again. Don’t think that we can’t help you if you’ve had surgery. Call us to see if we can help you or your loved one after spinal surgery.  


Why Shin Splint Sufferers Should Consider Chiropractic

“chiropracticWhether you are an avid exerciser, an exuberant shopper, or a small child chaser, you have probably felt tightening and burning in your shin at one point in your life. Sometimes, the pain stops when the activity ceases, but other times the pain remains. If shin pain continues bothering you, it may be time to face the fact you have shin splints.

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Back To School Time!

As the summer of 2015 draws to a close, the excitement of a new school year begins.  With the new school year, new teacher, new classroom and usually new activities, students and parents have to adjust to the changes.  Change is stress.  Sometimes good stress helping us grow and learn.  Sometimes bad stress causing us to be functioning at a less than optimal level.  Here are some tips from Dr. Helton to help you have a great school year.

  1.  Sleep! You don’t heal until you sleep so get plenty of good rest.  Most kids are not getting enough due to distractions like computers and TV.  Shut things off and hit the hay.  You’ll feel better and learn better.
  2. Eat “real” food.  I’m talking things not in a drive-thru or out of a plastic bag.  Avoid lots of sugar in the morning because you’ll crash hours before lunch.  Eat fat and proteins and you’ll fire up the brain and the body’s furnace for a day of school.
  3. Breathe!  Focus on breathing through your belly and not your shoulders. We tend to sit and take shallow breaths that cause us to feel tired and crave sugar and caffeine.
  4. Move!  Walk when you can.  Sitting in those hard desks or hard chairs or even the bleachers at sporting events compresses our spine and makes us stiff and sore.  Try to get up every 30 minutes or so.
  5. SIT UP STRAIGHT!!  The fastest growing complaint I see in my office is chronic neck, shoulder and back pain due to bad posture sitting at a desk or in front of a computer.  Keep your ears over your shoulders and your shoulders over your hips.

These things will help you cope with the stresses of a new school year and prevent posture related problems in the future.

Good luck and have a great year!!

5 Reasons Whiplash Sufferers Should Choose Chiropractic Care

“whiplashOur neck is a busy body part. It holds up and turns our head, allowing us to see, hear, and speak in the direction we choose.

Although the neck is a real "team player" it’s a bit of a diva, meaning it’s fairly delicate. There are many ways everyday motion injures the neck, ending up causing pain, decreased mobility, and varying degrees of short and long-term misery.

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6 Tips Chiropractic Patients Must Observe If They Are Victims of a Car Crash

“autoFew instances shatter our normal world into pieces more quickly than an automobile accident. Never expected, a wreck causes bodily injury, stress, and, in some cases, ongoing financial litigation issues.

Unfortunately, the vast number of vehicles on the road today, as well as drivers’ penchant for distracted driving, dramatically increases an individual’s chances of being involved in a crash. If you already suffer from an injury or medical condition, you must do your part to ensure it is not aggravated or exacerbated.

If a car crash happens to you, it’s essential to recognize and follow these six tips to keep you safe and your injuries to a minimum.

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