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Consider your body as a fully functioning system that works together to keep you healthy and living. At the core of this system is your spine, and the nervous system connected to it. Maintaining the health of your spine helps to maintain the health of the rest of your body.

As the old adage goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Regular visits to a chiropractor can help prevent conditions from taking hold, and prevent you from feeling pain or discomfort.

Each individual’s body has different needs, and your chiropractor will discuss these needs with you. However, it is typically advised to seek regular chiropractic care when possible, as it has many health benefits such as preventing pain and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Yes, we still offer chiropractic care to patients without insurance. We try to stay affordable to everyone, and can work with each individual to find what works for them.

Yes, chiropractors are real doctors. The difference is the curative method used. Doctors tend to use medicine, whereas chiropractors use physical adjustments.

Unfortunately, false positives do happen in all fields of medicine. Statistics show that approximately 5% of all test results are false positives. The important thing is to remain calm and talk with your doctor/chiropractor whenever you receive a diagnosis. 

Diet

Poor eating habits have been known to negatively affect an individuals spinal health. Improper eating habits can lead to a reduction in exercise, as well as increase the strain being put on your spine during everyday activities.

For men, medical professionals recommend 13 8 oz glasses per day. For women, the recommendation is 9 8 oz glasses per day. These numbers vary based on health, physical activity, and temperature. As a rule of thumb, drink when you feel thirsty. 

Nutrition and your individual weight loss journey are things that should be tailored to you specifically. Speak with your chiropractor or a nutritionist and create a plan that will work for your body and its needs. 

Nutrition and your individual eating habits should be tailored to you specifically. Speak with your chiropractor or a nutritionist and create a plan that will work for your body and its needs. 

Most food are dangerous in excess, which is why it is important to exercise moderation. However, in regards to glucose (sugar), high levels in your body can cause serious damage to the kidneys, eyes, and nerves. 

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a calculation to determine if an individual is overweight by taking into account their height and mass. The calculation for BMI is BMI = kg/m where kg is your weight in kilograms and m is your height in meters. 

There are no conclusive studies to show that gluten is bad for you. However, if you suffer from a gluten sensitivity, it may be worth considering eliminating gluten from your diet.

Periodical detoxing can be very helpful to your bodies digestive tract and has been shown to help regulate it. Typically, it is recommended to detox once per year. There are many over the counter goods that can help you detox, so do some research and figure out which would be best for you. 

Fitness

The most common and pertinent form of exercise one can do daily is walking. It is typically advised to walk for 30 minutes each day to promote heart health.

Stretching for 5-10 minutes before physical activity (such as exercising or playing sports) keeps your muscles flexible and strong. This increases the range of motion, allowing more movement without damaging your muscles. 

The most common forms of exercise people do are cardiovascular, strength training, and yoga. Cardio involves exercise made to strengthen your heart, strength training involves strengthening your muscles, and yoga involves improving your flexibility and breathing.

The top priority for any home workout regime is walking for at least 30 minutes per day. Beyond this, some workouts that are easy to do at home without equipment are lunges, push-ups, and crunches. We recommend doing 3 sets of 12 repetitions for each exercise, going at your own pace. 

Core fitness involves exercising to maintain the health of your “core” muscles: the abdomen muscles and back muscles. Core fitness is incredibly important as more jobs involve sitting, which can cause these muscles to lose their integrity, leading to damage.

Interval training is a type of cardiovascular exercise that involves alternating between intense and slow periods of activity. So while running, you might jog for some time, run for some time, jog again, and end with a sprint. Doing interval training can improve your cardiovascular fitness and your aerobic capactiy. 

The main thing you need when implementing an exercise routine into your life is a good pair of shoes. Make sure they’re comfortable, not too small, and are made to support activity. Other useful equipment includes an exercise ball, foam roll power plate, and resistance bands/weights.

Generally speaking, it does not matter if you are exercising inside or outside. However, medical professionals recommend performing some activity outside at least once per week to promote healthier living. 

Common Causes of Pain

Yes, improper posture is actually one of the top causes of back pain in individuals. It is important to try and maintain a straight posture when standing and when sitting. If you have questions about proper posture, our chiropractors can talk with you and clear it up. 

Proper stretches and pregame exercises are critical to avoid injuries. Remember to spend 5-10 minutes stretching before exercising or participating in a sport. It is also important to not overexert yourself, so take a break if you begin to feel fatigued. 

Ergonomics is the science of designing products for the needs of people. For example, an ergonomic chair is one that takes into account the importance of good posture. Using ergonomic equipment can help your health without you even noticing!

Our chiropractors will examine you, and if they believe it will help, they may recommend orthotics to help ease any discomfort associated with your feet. Orthotics are custom shoe inserts that aid in correcting how you walk.

It’s difficult to tell how much sleep is “enough” for a person, but medical professionals recommend getting 8 hours of sleep each night . However, what is important is that you take precautions to sleep deeply when you do. This involves getting a proper mattress, eliminating distractions, and not eating unhealthy foods before bed. 

When working at a desk or other areas where RMI is common, it is important to do stretches every couple of hours to keep your muscles flexible. Professionals also recommend taking regular breaks, use ergonomic equipment, and vary your activity as much as possible. 

Home Remedies

Generally yes, but consult with your doctor before consuming any over-the-counter pain medications and make sure that they are right for you. 

The primary rule is that you can never go wrong with ice. Ice soothes the area, alleviating pain and relaxing the muscles, whereas moist heat increases the local metabolism, promoting healing. It is essential to avoid damaging the area when applying ice or heat.

As a rule of thumb, most medical professionals recommend trying to naturally incorporate the vitamins your lacking into your life. However, in some cases, this isn’t easily achieved. Talk to your doctor and see if vitamin supplements are right for you. 

The best way to manage your stress is to make small improvements to your lifestyle and try to reduce exposure to stressful situations. For example, changing your eating habits to be healthier and getting regular exercise has been proven to reduce stress in many individuals.

Many individuals use meditation to reduce stress and anxiety. In this way, it has been proven to help clear the mind and improve mental health. The same is true for other forms of self harmony such as self-guided imagery and listening to soothing sounds.

Studies have shown that the creation of a wellness garden is beneficial to individuals experiencing stress. The creation of the garden can help to ease the mind, while also giving you an opportunity to exercise!

Conditions

Type II diabetes, also known as adult-onset diabetes, is closely related with obesity. Being overweight and a lack of exercise are the two major factors of type II diabetes. By improving your eating habits and getting at least 30 minutes of vigorous exercise 5 times per week, you can help to prevent type II diabetes for yourself.

Hypertension (HTN) is another term for high blood pressure. When a body is suffering from HTN, the heart constantly has to work harder to pump blood to the rest of the body. This leads to a higher risk of heart disease and cardiac arrest. This is typically described as a ‘lifestyle disease’ and is common in individuals who are overweight or obese, do not exercise regularly, or use tobacco frequently.

Yes, chiropractic care has been proven to help those suffering from vertigo by seeking to correct the source of your problems. Our chiropractors can help understand what is causing your vertigo and help you to alleviate it. 

Yes, chiropractic care has been known to help individuals deal with their anxiety. Treatments such as massage therapy have helped individuals ease their anxiety. Chiropractors are also able to work with you to make lifestyle changes that will help with everyday anxiety. 

Our chiropractors can help you to develop a wellness program that will focus on lifestyle changes and developing habits to help improve your mental health. Many people also say that having a healthy body can help individuals to achieve a healthy state of mind. 

Our chiropractors can help you to understand how to identify different cancer types, as well as discuss with you types of chiropractic care to alleviate pain and reduce stress. 

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) brings upon many symptoms such as mood swings, swollen abdomen, back pain, and fatigue. Regular chiropractic care has been shown to help women in managing the symptoms associated with PMS.

Parents and Children

Type I Diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Some of the symptoms include frequent urination, increased hunger and thirst, fatigue, and blurred vision. If your child is experiencing one or more of these symptoms, consider bringing them to a doctor and have them tested for diabetes. 

Yes, and it happens more often than you might think. Parents are always moving, and things like bending to pick up your children, minor trips or falls, and rapid neck movements can lead to injuries. Our chiropractors can help you understand the cause of your pain and how to alleviate it.

Active parents raise active kids. It is important to play, exercise, and move with your children to show them the joys of physical activity. Not only will it help your children be healthy, but it will help your own health as well!

The fact is, everyone needs to use sunscreen. From children to the elderly, sunscreen is crucial to protecting your skin from ultraviolet radiation. For most, 15 SPF is enough protection, but children should use 30 SPF, and infants should be kept out of the sun completely.

Yes, research has shown that regular chiropractic care combined with better dieting and habits can help children with colic. Our chiropractors are trained in aiding these children. 

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