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Good Form Running – 4 Principles

Running form has been a hotly debated topic for many years.  When I went to school we taught everyone that you should strike the ground with the outside of your heel and move through your midfoot and leave the ground off your big toe.  This is the correct way to walk, but many believe that [...]

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.  [...]

Proper Bike Posture

As cycling has become more popular so has the injuries associated with the great sport. Many of us learned how to ride a bike when we were young without any instruction regarding ergonomics. This lack of proper ergonomics isn't a concern when we are taking joy rides around the neighborhood on an upright bike, but [...]

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 Chiropractic Helps Those That Suffer From Spondylolisthesis

Chiropractic care is a drug-free, nonsurgical treatment for many types of conditions and to help manage pain. As more and more medical professionals are recognizing its effectiveness and viability for treating many issues in the body, chiropractic is gaining popularity and becoming the treatment of choice for many patients with chronic pain, back problems and [...]

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 [...]

What Chiropractic Patients Want To Know About Occipital Neuralgia

Many headaches that people classify as migraines are actually not migraines at all. Two of the most common headaches confused with migraines are sinus headaches and occipital neuralgia. The condition can be debilitating but there are treatments, including chiropractic, that are very effective. Understanding occipital neuralgia can help patients better manage it so they can [...]

Watch How Easy It Is For Bacteria To Become Resistant To Antibiotics

Antibiotics have long been used to treat infection and illness. While they can be effective, there is a down side. Antibiotics can have some unpleasant side effects. What’s more, bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics. The more you take the less effective they can be, making the healing process much more difficult. It isn’t smart [...]

4 Easy Stretches that Alleviate Piriformis Syndrome Pain

Root canals. Kidney stones. Piriformis syndrome.  These are all ailments that are painful and no fun! Piriformis syndrome especially is a pain, in, well, the butt.  Seriously, people suffering from Piriformis syndrome have frequent and sometimes severe pain and numbness through the buttocks and down their legs. This occurs when the Piriformis muscle spasms. When this [...]

What Chiropractic Patients Want to Know About Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

You try to stand up from a seated position and feel a stab of pain in your lower back. It may even shoot through your hip, buttock, or down the back of your thigh. The pain may even get worse then you walk uphill or sit for a long period of time. While these symptoms [...]