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TEN CHIROPRACTIC FACTS THAT WILL INTRIGUE YOU

The number of those benefiting from chiropractic care continues to rise as more and more people discover the importance of good spinal health and preventative care. If you’re a patient of chiropractic, you probably know a lot about what the therapy can do for you—but what about the profession itself? Here are some chiropractic fun facts […]

How to Harness Stress

Healthy stress? What? Isn’t that an oxymoron—but it’s true, stress can be healthy for you in certain doses and certain situations. Your body was built to create responses to stress, and this has been one of the keys to survival—but what good can it do for us in today’s time? Actually, more than you may think.
Fight […]

Why am I sore after an adjustment?

So, you started going to the chiropractor…awesome! These first few steps of your journey on the road to optimal health and wellness are crucial. But let’s say, maybe after a few adjustments where symptoms were initially improving, an old, possibly familiar soreness starts flaring up again. Or maybe even a forgotten injury has reappeared. What the […]

The Lumbar Spine aka the low back

Last but not least of the spine is the lumbar spine also known as the low back. Here’s the importance and the body parts that your lumbar spine affect.

The Importance of Your Lumbar Spine
The lumbar spine is the lowest region of your spine! It’s comprised of five vertebrae (L1, L2, L3, L4 and […]

Thoracic Thursday

Thoracic THURSDAY!! It’s Thursday so why not talk about the Thoracic spine?!?!
Your thoracic spine (mid-back) is the longest region of your spine, made of twelve different vertebrae that span from just below the base of the neck (cervical) to the stomach region (lumbar). This section of the spine plays a crucial role in overall […]

What is the Cervical Spine

We know more than anyone the importance of a healthy spine. Your spinal cord is a huge player in how you feel and function as a whole; there’s a reason why it’s one of the few organs in your body encased in armor.
And this armor, the spine, is made up of 33 individual vertebrae that […]

4 Natural Sunscreen Alternatives

Summertime fun in the SUN! Let’s talk sun safety. Protecting yourself from skin cancer is always a top priority, but unfortunately, sunscreen isn’t an easy solution. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) heavily researches sunscreens every year, and this year, they found that over two thirds of the 650 products they tested contained harmful chemicals or didn’t […]

Things You Need to Stop Believing About Sleep

We’re supposed to spend one third of our lives catching zzz’s, so we’ve had enough experience at this point to call ourselves bona fide experts. But some of our most basic assumptions—REM sleep is the most important; if you’re waking up in the middle of the night, you’re not sleeping well; you shouldn’t sleep with the […]

Chiropractic’s history…

On Sept. 18, 1895 the first chiropractic adjustment was given. That date marks the official founding of this important healthcare profession. Now, 118 years later, millions of Americans have seen a chiropractor and people across the globe continue to benefit from this powerful, preventative and drug-free approach to healthcare.
While 1895 may mark the official beginning of […]

Health Benefits of Having an Active Social Life

Do you make quality time with your family and friends a priority? We’re not talking about required annual holiday visits with distant relatives that can sometimes drive you nuts; we mean those people with whom you share the closest connections and tightest bonds. If you’re like most people, nurturing those types of relationships often falls by […]