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GREAT Stretches To HELP “Neck Hump”

Kyphosis (also known as neck hump, dowager’s hump, and buffalo hump) is an exaggerated, forward rounding of the back that causes a hump like appearance in the upper back. Fatty tissue develops around the spine to protect it from too much pressure. This condition can happen at any age to anyone, sometimes without any serious medical issues. Doctors say that a leading cause of this […]

Melatonin Caution

Your sleep-deprived friends may swear by it and you’ve probably read about it online or seen it on drugstore shelves. But is melatonin all it’s cracked up to be, or are you better off just counting sheep to get some ZZZ’s
First, the basics: Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone in the brain that your body uses to help regulate your circadian rhythm. That’s the 24-hour […]

Full Moon and Sleep

Does the full moon affect your sleep?

For centuries, humans have blamed the moon for our moods, accidents and even natural disasters. But new research indicates that our planet’s celestial companion impacts something else entirely — our sleep.
In a paper published Jan. 27 in Science Advances, scientists at the University of Washington, the National University of Quilmes in Argentina and Yale University report that […]

The Pain that comes with Inflammation

Ever woke up in the morning and just feel as if something just feels different. As you sit up to stretch, you find yourself wincing at an unpleasant feeling in your lower back just above your waist, the uncomfortable sense of pain. You also notice that the pain intensifies when you try to rotate your arm. […]

Boosting Performance and Preventing Injury in You, an Athlete/gym goer

As the leading experts in the musculoskeletal system, chiropractors are many athletes’ top choice for ongoing preventative and performance-based care. Used widely across many sports, chiropractic adjustments and therapies can help to boost overall performance, decrease downtime due to injury and keep athletes in top shape. If you workout consistently, you are an athlete. This does include you!! So give back to […]

Cold and Flu Season is Here – Time to Boost your Immune System

Here are some Healthy Habits to Incorporate:

• Eat a healthy breakfast that includes unsweetened bran cereal topped with berries. Bran feeds the good bacteria in your gut and the berries are rich in antioxidants and flavonoids that improve the health of macrophages and other virus-eating cells.

• Take a brisk walk. Immune cells circulate the body during exercise for […]

Chiro Care and Back Pain

Back pain is the leading cause of disability in Americans under 45 and most commonly reported kind of pain. Learn more about how chiropractic care can help with back pain and injuries.
Anatomy of the Spine
The spine is a combination of stacked bones, called vertebrae, flexible tendons and ligaments. The vertebrae are in a column divided into […]

QUICK and Simply Tips to Prevent Back Pain

* Maintain a healthy diet and weight
* Quit smoking to ensure that maximum oxygen and nutrient amounts reach spinal tissues
* Make maintaining chiropractic care a priority and part of your wellness lifestyle
* Be active, avoid living a sedentary lifestyle
* Maintain proper posture
* Wear properly fitted shoes
* Warm up and stretch before all physical activities, including fall yard work and raking leaves
* Lift with […]

5 Protein Options that are MEATLESS

You can still get your natural protein without eating more meat!! Luckily, mother nature has us covered. Here are five plants packed with powerful nutrients. And better yet—many of these protein-packed favorites come with additional health benefits. Have a look!!
Chia Seeds
Less of a meat substitute and more of a quick, nutritious meal addition, these tasty seeds are an excellent source of fiber, […]

Caffeine and Kids

For many of us, a hot or cold brew (my fav) cup of coffee is the perfect way to jump start the morning. In fact, 80 percent of American adults drink caffeine daily, but it’s not only adults these days. Caffeine has found its way into the candy, snacks and desserts favored by kids and young adults alike.
What are the non-perks […]