Posture

Proper Posture for Sit/Stand Desks

Recently Sit/Stand desks have become very popular.  With most things, sit/stand desks are not without their pitfalls.   One of my favorite phrases that is appropriate here is "the best position is the next one."  Sit/stand desk were designed to be adjusted multiple times throughout the day, not just put in one position and left there.  [...]

How Smartphones Are Killing Our Spines & What To Do About It

It's no secret that almost everyone has a smartphone. In fact, a series of surveys by The Pew Institute in 2015 showed that 64% of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind. They keep us connected, offer us flexibility, and provide us with access to endless information. They have their drawbacks. Smartphones also [...]

How Upper Neck Misalignments Are Related To TMJ Dysfunction

The temporomandibular joints, TMJ, are the lower jaw hinges that sit on either side of the head in front of each ear. They are responsible for the lower jaw opening, closing, sliding, and rotating. The TMJs are the most body’s most complex joints. The typical person uses them more than 5,000 times a day by [...]

4 Posture Tips Every Chiropractic Patient Can Use

Good posture is more important than many people realize. Many a mother has followed her child around, reminding him or her to “stand up straight!” Not everyone knows all the reasons that this is important, but they should. Good posture is essential to good spinal health as well as good overall health. People with good [...]

Working at home during the COVID-19 Pandemic and dealing with more aches and pains?

Many of us are working from home for the first time where our ergonomics an less than optimal. We have had a number of patients who have shared new aches and pains from working in these conditions. During this time when we're limited on how much physical contact we can have with our patients it [...]

How Posture Affects Your Health

Your mother always said don’t slouch - turns out she was right. And she has science to back it up. Your posture can have a profound effect on your health. Walking or sitting with a hunched back has been linked to a variety of health issues. What’s more, poor posture can cause your body’s structure [...]

How to stretch your upper/midback while at your desk

I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that your upper/midback is tight at work.  I can assume this with confidence because just about everyone who has come into Compass Chiropractic has had tension and restrictions in this area.  The tension that we feel in the upper/midback is partly due to the stresses [...]

How Chiropractic Helps Improve Posture

Your mother always told you to stand up straight – and she was right. Good posture is very important. It is good for your health, your mood, and even how you are perceived by others. Good posture can help you stave off age related conditions and allow your vital organs plenty of room to do [...]

5 Exercise Tips For Chiropractic Patients To Speed Healing And Maintain Health

  5 Exercise Tips For Chiropractic Patients To Speed Healing And Maintain Health Chiropractic care is designed to alleviate pain and restore the body to its natural balance. For chiropractors, injury prevention is key for a healthy body. Good practices combined with solid exercises creates toned muscles that protect the body and spine [...]

Breathe

By Dr. Drew Intro: Breathing is important, very important. That is obvious. But how many of us know how important proper breathing is? Proper breathing is a critical function of good health, as it rids our bodies of carbon dioxide while providing our systems with vital oxygen. The more efficient this process is, the more [...]