Kids and Chiropractic Why Its Never Too Early To Begin Kids and Chiropractic: Why Its Never Too Early To Begin

When is it too early to introduce your kids to chiropractic care? Never.

Even birth can cause severe trauma to a newborn. Chiropractic care isn’t about curing an ailment or improving a condition that has existed for awhile. Instead, chiropractic care goes to the root of the problem, and works to improve the health of the nervous system by removing and irritants at the core of your body – your spine.

Chiropractic care for kids can include many things, including: Read more

What Chronic Pain Is Really Telling You What Chronic Pain Is Really Telling You

Chronic pain can come in many shapes and forms. You might find yourself suffering with chronic pain in your arm or your leg. You might find yourself dealing with painful headaches on a daily basis. Your feet might constantly be in pain or your shoulder might feel like it is on fire.

Chronic pain is pain that will not go away, even when it is treated with medication. If you suffer from chronic pain, you have probably paid a visit to your doctor. He or she may have ordered more tests or prescribed medication.

In a perfect world, the tests would reveal a problem that is easy to fix. Or, the medication would work right away, giving you the pain-free life you need. However, we do not live in a perfect world – in many cases of chronic pain, tests and medications do not work. They do not work because your doctor is only focused on the site of the pain. Chronic pain may only rear its ugly head in one area of your body – but that does not mean the root of the pain is in the same area. Read more

20 Things You May Be Doing That Affects Your Upper Cervical Alignment 20 Things You May Be Doing That Affects Your Upper Cervical Alignment

In a perfect world, we would all live healthy lives. Unfortunately, from the time we are born, the elements around us begin taking their toll. And whether its little things like tripping on the sidewalk as we’re walking out to the car, or major things like a severe car accident, all of it impacts our health.

Every day our bodies experience a certain amount of stress. Stress can make the muscles and ligaments in your neck tighten up and lock down, placing even more stress upon the spinal column. And when you’re out of adjustment, everything in your body has to work a bit harder to overcompensate for the problem areas.

While there are many things that can leave your upper cervical out of adjustment, here is a list of the top items you may be doing every day.

1. Sleep on your stomach.

2. Sleep on your side without the proper pillow for support.

3. Falling asleep on the couch or chair. Read more

A Basic Guide To Understanding Herniated Disc A Basic Guide To Understanding Herniated Disc

If you have been experiencing back pain, neck pain or even pain in your arms and legs, you may have a herniated disc. Herniated disks can happen without warning – for example, if you have been in a car wreck or suffered a slip and fall. Herniated discs can also develop over an extended period of time due to bad posture, imbalanced hormones or even because of a genetic pre-disposition.

But what is a herniated disc? Can you self diagnose? And once you know you have a herniated disc, what are your options?

Your spinal column contains vertebrae and spinal discs. The spinal discs act as shock absorbers between the vertebrae. The discs contain a soft center. If this soft center ruptures or bulges through the wall of the disc, you have a herniated disc.

There are actually many terms for these kinds of injuries, including herniated disc, slipped disk, ruptured disk, and bulging disk. The bottom line: one or more of your spinal discs is damaged. Read more