If you or someone you know is having back pain and finding it difficult to get out of bed, here’s an option to make life a little easier…Read More
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Altruism is defined as selflessly caring about other people and acting in someone else’s interest. Some examples of altruism include volunteering at a homeless shelter, offering your seat to a pregnant or elderly person, etc. We often feel fulfilled and energized by helping without expectations.Read More
It’s National Volunteer Month. Volunteering in it’s truest form is all about helping your community. We don’t always have time in our busy schedules for traditional volunteering opportunities, but there are ways we can help friends, family members and co-workers. So today’s theme is about how you can take a moment to help those around you improve their posture.
I’ll first alert you to something called Upper Cross syndrome. It’s pain that derives from improper resting posture of the upper body. Certain muscles become shortened, some overcompensate, and others are under utilized and become weak. This imbalance and structural inefficiency can then lead to chronic pain. Here’s what it looks like (in the simplest of terms):Read More
If you have ever had low back pain, often times one of the main culprits is a tight Psoas muscle. The psoas muscle is the primary hip flexor muscle, and is the largest, thickest muscle in the body. The psoas is the most powerful hip flexor. The psoas muscle originates at the lower vertebrae of T12 and inserts on the posterior of the femur.Read More
Most of us once in a while suffer from a night of restless sleep. We can push through and function just fine after just a night or two of restless sleep. There are some people with a more serious sleeping condition known as insomnia. Insomnia can range from lying awake for hours with a just a few hours of shut eye or waking up in the middle of the night and difficulty going back to asleep. As a result, we suffer from excessive fatigue, poor concentration, and more illnesses. Insomnia can occur because of a variety of reasons.Read More
Torticollis is defined as a sustained contraction of the muscles of the neck that causes the head to twist and turn to one direction. Usually the sternocleidomastoid muscle or the trapezius muscle is involved. This condition is usually pain-free, creating little to no discomfort in the child. If the baby has the condition at birth it’s called congenital muscular torticollis. If they develop the condition after birth it’s called acquired. This is a common condition, affecting 1 in 250 babies born with the condition.Read More
If you suffer from chronic headaches, you are not alone. Nine out of ten people suffer from headaches. Regular chiropractic care, with the combination of active and passive exercises, and regular massage therapy, is often used for headache management and prevention.Read More
Injuries to the neck that cause a sudden backward, forward, or sideways motion are referred to as Whiplash injuries. Whiplash injury occurs when the head is thrown in one and quickly thrust into the opposite direction. Whiplash injuries can occur from car accidents, sports, work accidents, etc. Chiropractors frequently treat whiplash injuries.Read More