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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 […]

Which Should You Do First: Cardio or Strength Training?

You hit the gym, and the clock is already ticking: You’ve got 45 minutes to work all of your major muscle groups—oh, and squeeze in some cardio too. But which one should come first?
Sadly, there’s not a cut-and-dry answer: Your priority in the gym depends on your own personal goals, experts say. Someone aiming to lose […]

Move Your Body to Wellness

There’s a reason people working desk jobs experience neck pain and those in physical labor jobs may suffer from low-back problems. In many cases, the habits we keep throughout the day can have lasting effects on the rest of our body—especially if unmanaged!
Identifying Daily Habits
To start out you should begin identifying patterns in your daily […]

Should You Talk to Your Friends and Family About Chiropractic?


Simple answer: absolutely! If you’re someone who’s benefiting from the effects of chiropractic care, the next step after improving and maintaining your own wellness is spreading the word! So many people don’t know how beneficial chiropractic can be for their whole body—and let’s face it, we all know someone who could use the extra help.
The Stats
An […]

7 Ways to enjoy a healthy spring

Spring has sprung! While you’re spring cleaning your home, your car and your office—do not forget to take some time to refresh and recharge your health and well-being.

Try new approaches to healthcare.
Many of us only get in to see the doctor when we’re sick and feeling miserable—but wouldn’t it be much better to avoid the […]