Answers To Your Top Upper Cervical Chiropractic Questions 1024x810 Answers To Your Top Upper Cervical Chiropractic Questions

Taking care of your spine – in particular, your upper cervical spine – is important to your overall health. You may not realize it, but your spine is truly connected to your entire body. A small misalignment can cause pain in your arms, legs and even your feet. If you are experiencing pain in one part of your body, you may be focusing treatment on that particular area – when the source of the pain is in your spine. The following top upper cervical chiropractic questions will help you better understand the importance of spinal care.

Will I benefit from upper cervical chiropractic treatments? The only way to know is to have an assessment performed. Everyone can benefit from having an assessment to determine if treatment is needed. The assessment can show you how to prevent problems before they arise.

Can a child benefit from these types of treatments? Children can absolutely benefit from upper cervical chiropractic care. A well-balanced body is essential for all ages – even newborns. Read more

The Benefits of Vitamin  The Benefits of Vitamin D

Everywhere you look there are advertisements for multivitamins. We live in a health-conscious world and having enough of each vitamin every day is part of staying healthy.

One of the most important vitamins you need in your daily regimen is vitamin D. There are many benefits that your body will experience from sufficient amounts of vitamin D. There are also various problems you might experience if you lack enough vitamin D.

Many years ago, a lack of vitamin D could result in a condition known as “rickets”. Rickets occurred most often in young children. The term refers to brittle bones that can grow crooked and may break quite easily. Vitamin D helps to strengthen the bones – which is why it began to be supplemented in dairy products, such as milk. Some of the other potential health problems associated with insufficient vitamin D levels include: juvenile diabetes, infections, heart issues, and even multiple sclerosis. Read more

Common Myths Of Chiropractic Care Common Myths Of Chiropractic Care

When you hear the term “chiropractic care”, what immediately pops into your mind?

For many of us here in Colorado, western medicine is what we grew up with and its what we’ve come to trust. And while opinions are changing about alternative medicine, there are still many myths floating around that can cloud your judgment on gravitating to something new – something different.

In truth, the chiropractic industry as a whole has taken many knocks in the past, especially from the medical community that has deliberately released misinformation, and sometimes even direct sabotage to keep the chiropractic practices at bay.

Myth #1: Chiropractors aren’t real doctors

The truth is that both chiropractors and doctors must undergo four years of pre-med training, and continue their medical training from there. A chiropractor will actually spend much of their education focusing on disease in the body, learning how it affects different areas and how to treat the body as a whole. MD’s focus on surgery and merely removing symptoms and problems. Chiropractic focuses on prevention through medicine, while MD’s focus on fixing something once it becomes a problem. To ensure whole body wellness, a chiropractor helps you live more energetic and healthy lives.

Myth #2 You’ll have to visit a chiropractor forever

The truth is you never have to do anything forever. You can forgo a great diet for one filled with snacks, sugar and high fats. You can quit exercising and lie on the couch day after day. Yet in both of these cases, chances are you watch your diet and get plenty of exercise because it makes you feel better, and hopefully you’ll live a longer, healthier life. Chiropractic works the same way. If you don’t take care of your body, it begins to break down. We should all have the desire to have a body that operates at its peak. This is where we feel the most energetic, alive and pain free. A chiropractor can help you achieve this by visiting on a regular basis. Read more

Tips For Decreasing Lower Back Pain Tips For Decreasing Lower Back Pain

Back pain in any shape or form is uncomfortable. From the smallest, nagging twinge to the largest, sharp pain, suffering from back pain can definitely put a damper on your spirits. Lower back pain is a common problem among society. It can evolve for a number of reasons and it can be difficult to diminish. The following tips will help you decrease your lower back pain and live a more comfortable life.

Heat and ice – one of the first remedies for lower back pain is the alternating heat/ice approach. Applying ice packs to the affected area will help reduce inflammation and soothe the pain. Alternate with heat packs to keep the blood circulating in the area and to reduce pain. If heat packs are not available, a hot bath or steamy shower can have the same results.

Endorphins – endorphins are your body’s natural pain relievers. If you suffer from lower back pain, you can release these natural painkillers through mild exercise. Even a short walk can release these precious endorphins and provide you with relief. If exercise isn’t working, consider acupuncture, meditation and massage to get the endorphins flowing. Also work with your chiropractor for adjustments and getting your system back into shape. Read more