Good Posture is a Good Habit

Good Posture Good Habit

Good posture, often called a neutral spine, can help you avoid back pain or injury. It’s good for your health and self-confidence and also delivers increased energy, better breathing, improved circulation, and less wear and tear on your joints. If you have been experiencing back and shoulder pain or you just want to fix your […]

Pregnancy Back Pain Brace

Pregnancy Back Pain Brace

Pregnancy back pain Brace  A major consideration during pregnancy is the three of the joints of the pelvis, and their associated ligaments; two sacroiliac joints and one symphysis pubis. During pregnancy, the hormone relaxin increases considerably. It is responsible for relaxation of the ligaments. As the ligaments relax, they stretch and allow the joints to […]

Top Medical Groups Are Now Supporting Chiropractic

  Bottom Line: The opioid epidemic has led many leading medical groups to emphasize the importance of conservative care for low back and neck pain. The world’s largest medical society, the American College of Physicians, updated its low back treatment guide in 2017 to support conservative options, such as Chiropractic care. The guidelines were published […]

Can Surgery Fix Your Back Problem?

Bottom Line: Over 90% of us will experience back pain during their life. Thankfully, less than 5% will need surgery. So why are so many operations being performed? And does surgery fix a back problem? You may be surprised to learn that an enormous number of back surgeries don’t give patients long-term relief. Jumping over […]

Whiplash: A Little Goes a Long Way

Bottom Line: The term whiplash is the term used to describe the injuries that result from a rapid back and forth motion of the neck. These injuries can occur during a car crash, sports accident, or during a slip and fall. The most common symptoms of a whiplash injury are neck pain, headaches, and radiating […]

The Low Back: Your Foundational Core

Bottom Line: Your core is made up of the groups of muscles that provide stability in the abdominal and lower back regions. It includes your abs and the deep muscles that surround and support your spine. These muscles also coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and spine. Ideally, your core and low back work […]

Fixing Low Back Pain

Bottom Line: Restrictions and limited mobility of your lower back may be causing your pain. If your low back doesn’t have a full range of motion, then you are setting it up for future injuries. Bending forward and back (flexion/extension), side bending (lateral bend), and turning side to side (rotation) are the three movements that […]

The Top Causes of Low Back Pain

Bottom Line: It’s been estimated that over 90% of us will deal with low back pain at some point in our life. So, you may be wondering why. What causes most of us to deal with lower back pain? How we move our body, previous injuries, and the habits we do (or don’t do) each […]

Stretch at Your Desk – Brügger’s Relief Position

Proper sitting at desk

Brügger’s is a great exercise that can be performed at your desk to break up prolonged periods of sitting. Ideally, you will want to perform this exercise every 20-30 minutes, holding it for 30-60 deep breaths.   Dr Natasha Hayden is a pediatric and prenatal chiropractor that is passionate about helping her community discover just […]

Strengthening Exercise for Serratus Anterior

After motion has been restored to the neck and upper back following a chiropractic adjustment and soft tissue therapy, this is a simple exercise easily done at home to strengthen the serratus anterior. The weak muscle contributes to upper crossed syndrome. Start with 2 sets of 10 repetitions, twice daily. IMPORTANT: Discontinue if sharp or intense […]