GET CHECKED AFTER AN AUTO, WORK OR SPORTS INJURY ACCIDENT!
Most of us, at some point in time, will be involved in an auto, work or sports injury accident. Sometimes the soreness, stiffness, neck and back pain are immediate. But what many do not know, is that the injuries sustained may have caused damage that is long lasting and...Continue Reading
Is Pregnancy A Pain In Your… Back?
Pregnancy is a time of excitement and anticipation, as parents-to-be await the arrival of the new life they are bringing into the world. However, with pregnancy, expectant mothers may experience discomforts such as morning sickness, hormonal changes, weight gain and often, low back and pelvic pain. Low back and pelvic...Continue Reading
STOP HEADACHES IN THEIR TRACKS!!
There are an estimated 45 million Americans that suffer from severe, recurring attacks of migraine and tension headaches. They spend upwards of $400 million each year on over-the-counter and prescription drugs in their search for permanent relief. Unfortunately, for many, the relief obtained is temporary at best. This cycle...Continue Reading
END LOW BACK PAIN
Eight out ten Americans suffer from recurrent low back pain. Back pain accounts for the single largest ailment for workers’ compensations claims, costing some $20 billion a year. Chiropractors have been effectively treating low back pain for over a century, but recent research now substantiates what many of our...Continue Reading
Benefits of Fish Oil
The Importance of Antioxidants with Fish Oil: Benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids have been known to have many beneficial effects on different functions of the human body. But recent research has expanded this list of benefits. The following are types of omega-3 fatty acids. ALA: Alpha-linolenic acid, plant...Continue Reading
Doc, “It’s Just a Pulled Muscle…” How often have we bent over to pick up something, turned too quickly, or slept awkwardly, and felt pain, muscle soreness, or restriction of motion? This scenario has or will likely happen to all of us at some point in time. At least...Continue Reading
EXERCISE TO LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE
Japanese researchers report that just a small amount of exercise each week can significantly reduce blood pressure in otherwise inactive patients. They studied 207 sedentary men and women diagnosed with hypertension (high blood pressure), and prescribed varying amounts of exercise with a health club trainer. They found that those...Continue Reading
There are many different alternative means of aiding sleep without the use of medication. One of the first things I recommend to patients is to establish and maintain a regular, fairly vigorous exercise regimen. By doing so your body is breaking down muscle, reducing stress and using up energy,...Continue Reading
Ice or Heat?
Health Tip: What should I use, ice or heat?? Many patients often ask me what to do when an injury first occurs. Generally, I tell them to use ice, but more specifically, follow the “R.I.C.E.” principal: R = Rest I = Ice C = Compress the injured area with an Ace wrap/bandage (not...Continue Reading
Is Pregnancy A Pain In Your… Back?
Is Pregnancy A Pain In Your… Back? Pregnancy is a time of excitement and anticipation, as parents-to-be await the arrival of the new life they are bringing into the world. However, with pregnancy, expectant mothers may experience discomforts such as morning sickness, hormonal changes, weight gain and often, low back...Continue Reading