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WHEN TO GRAB THE ICE PACK OR THE HEATING PAD

There’s always confusion when it comes to using ice or heat to help treat aches and pains of common exercise injuries such as pulled muscles, knee injuries, sprains, strains and just straight up soreness/tenderness or common tension from work, sitting too much, sleeping wrong etc.
Let’s help put an end to it once and for […]

Hydration through Food

Besides hydration through water, a good portion should come through food as well. A lot of foods are water rich induced! Here’s a few summer treats that’ll keep you cool, calm, collected, refreshed, and hydrated all summer long.

Grapes
Grapes contain 82% water content…WOW!! The nutrients in grapes may help protect against cancer, eye problems, cardiovascular disease, and other health conditions. Resveratrol is a […]

Making the Best of Your Work from Home Setup

Over the past few months we’ve seen an influx in patients complaining about neck and back aches due to working from home. I’ve heard it all, from working on a stool at the kitchen counter, to wooden chairs at the kitchen table to hunched over the laptop on the couch, to laying in bed answering emails for 8+ hours.
Working from […]

More important now then ever…

Having a healthy immune system is more important than ever these days. Eating clean and healthy, exercising often and getting regular chiropractic adjustments all help, but there’s additional actions you can take. Give your immune system a boost by avoiding these sometimes surprising immune system compromisers:
Dehydration
Without proper hydration, our bodies have a tough time flushing away […]

My neck, my back…

“My neck, my back, my posture is whack!” Lately, this is becoming the new norm and phrase we chiropractors have heard as many have been working from home and not having that ergonomic friendly set up their work office has provided. I’ve heard patients talk about working on their wooden bar stool for hours, […]

Protect your Mental Health

So you’ve got your food in order and are ready to hunker down with the roomies or solo. 4 more weeks of isolation— what is that, right? But the truth is, this is a pandemic. You’ve got through 1 week what’s a few more? This may be your new normal. To survive and […]

Late winter/pre-spring/rainy day Blues

November to March can be a difficult time of year. It’s winter/pre-spring with lots of cloudy days. The holidays have moved on, and now you’re in a bit of a funk. Seasonal depression is real, and it’s common. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is a seasonally-driven mood disorder that affects over 3 million people a year. […]

The Spinal Anatomy


As chiropractors, we know how crucial good spinal health is for the whole body. But often, it’s overlooked in favor of other aspects of your health. Today, we take a look at the anatomy of the spine—its function, parts and pieces, and what makes it one of the most critical systems in the body.
The Spine—Your Lifeline
The […]

DRYUARY has past but that doesn’t mean you can’t pick another month and reap the benefits


Top 5 Reasons to Try DRY

1. Weight loss
Most typical servings of alcohol whether it be wine, beer or your favorite cocktail contains 150-300 calories. If you have a drink DAILY and cut it would, you’ll cut out between 4,500 to 9,000 calories in a month. (saves a lot of time from cardio)

2. Younger […]

Health in Motion

The habits we maintain throughout the day can have lasting effects on the entire body—especially if unmanaged! Therefore, let’s talk about the different ways we can identify and balance out our aches and pains.
Identifying Daily Habits
To get started, you should begin by identifying patterns in your daily routine—think posture or repetitive motions. (Especially while at your work…like where are your monitors placed, where the […]