Osteoporosis and Chiropractic Care Osteoporosis and Chiropractic Care

As you age, it is common for your bones to become frail and brittle. This condition, known as osteoporosis, is usually depicted in a person with low bone mass and bone tissue that has begun to break down. People that suffer from this condition are more susceptible to breaks and fractures.

Who gets Osteoporosis?

Contrary to popular belief, this condition affects men and women. Men are less affected than women are, but the risks are still high enough for it to be a concern. The statistics show that 50 percent of women and 30 percent of men will suffer a break due to osteoporosis at least once in their lives.

Signs of Osteoporosis

Because it is impossible for anyone to realize that his or her bones are becoming weak, it is important to discuss your likelihood with your chiropractor. There are some risk factors that put you at higher risk, including: Read more

How Gluten Affects Your Health How Gluten Affects Your Health

Whether you are grocery shopping for your family or finding a new recipe online, its hard to miss the current buzzword “gluten”. More and more foods are using the term “gluten-free”. But what does it all really mean? And how does it affect you and your family?

Gluten is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grains like barley and rye. It gives elasticity to dough, helping it rise and keep its shape and have a chewy texture.

Gluten is found in a myriad of food products. Gluten can have a negative effect on your immune system. There are many health issues that can cause you to have a sensitivity to gluten, including: Read more

How Important Is Your Headrest In An Auto Accident How Important Is Your Headrest In An Auto Accident?

We all have a routine when we get in the car.  Check the seat, check the mirror, check the radio (check the mirror again to make sure all the crumbs from breakfast are gone)…

We want to make sure that things are set before we get on the road.  But in our routine checklist, do we ever check the headrest?  Do we even know why a headrest is installed (aside from providing a head prop during red lights)?

Headrests can play a crucial role in protection from head, neck, and spinal cord injuries during an auto accident.  When properly aligned, headrests are designed to work with the seat belt to provide passengers protection in the event of an accident.

Whiplash is a common injury suffered during an auto accident.  Did you know that the headrest in the car was originally designed in part to help prevent whiplash?  It’s true.  A properly positioned headrest serves to limit the motion of the head and neck during impact, thus limiting the damage incurred. Read more

Chiropractic Tips for Traveling Chiropractic Tips for Traveling

Traveling is a great pastime, but it can also wreak havoc on your health if you do not take proper care of your body. If you have an injury or just like to keep your body in good shape, there are various tips you can follow in order to keep your body feeling good while traveling to new and exotic locations. Following these tips will allow you to enjoy your vacation, rather than miss out on the fun because your body aches.

Stretching – This is important during all legs of your trip, not just while you are being transported. When you book your mode of transportation, choose a seat that will allow you to periodically stretch your legs. If you are flying, choose an aisle seat and if you are driving, take time to stop and stretch your legs by getting out and walking every few hours, even if it adds time to your travels. Read more

How Chiropractic Can Help TMJ 1024x682 How Chiropractic Can Help TMJ

Think chiropractic is only for back pain? Think again.  Chiropractic care could also be highly effective in other areas of personal discomfort…including TMJ.

What is TMJ?

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (also known as TMJ) is a condition that affects the jaw.  This condition can be very painful at times and tends to disrupt an individual’s normal daily routine.  You might be suffering from TMJ if you have any of the following symptoms:

Pain that radiates through the face, neck, jaw, and back.

Grinding or clicking when opening or closing the mouth.

A loss of motion or locking of the jaw.

An alteration in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together.

Headaches, earaches, dizziness, hearing problems, or difficulty swallowing. Read more